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|The bearded and barrel-chested
EARTHQUAKE McGOON billed himself as "the world's
dirtiest wrassler." He first appeared in "Li'l Abner"
as a traveling exhibition wrestler in the late '30s and became
increasingly prominent when early television gave exposure to
gimmicky wrestlers such as Gorgeous George and greatly enhanced
the popularity of professional wrestling. McGoon is one of the
very few secondary characters to make an appearance in both the
1940 Li'l Abner movie and the 1950's Broadway musical.
In the latter (minus the beard) he comes close to marrying Daisy