The Mother Goose & Grimm comic strip below appeared in today’s newspapers across the country. I laughed when I first saw it, and then my mind started working, which is seldom a good thing.
As a kid, Mighty Mouse was one of the first cartoons I watched on TV. I loved the operatic theme song, parodied so well by the late Andy Kaufman, and the fact that he was a superhero mouse. It’s safe to say that I was a fan of Mighty Mouse before I was a fan of Superman.
And, of course, there is that timeless scene from “Stand By Me” where Vern and Teddy argue about whether Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman as they walk down the railroad tracks;
Vern: Do you think Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman?
Teddy: What are you, cracked?
Vern: Why not? I saw the other day. He was carrying five elephants in one hand!
Teddy: Boy, you don’t know nothing! Mighty Mouse is a cartoon. Superman’s a real guy. There’s no way a cartoon could beat up a real guy.
Vern: Yeah, maybe you’re right. It’d be a good fight, though.
But then, as I looked at the comic strip, I wondered why Superman is chasing him with a fly swatter??!! Who goes after mice with a fly swatter? A mousetrap or a can of spray or even a carving knife, lol, I could see, but a fly swatter?
As to who would win in a fight? Well, Superman has a couple of weaknesses; Kryptonite and magic, but Mighty Mouse has a weakness as well. Do you know what Mighty Mouse’s weakness is, without looking it up? Let me know in the comments below if you do, and thanks for reading.