JOE BTFSPLK was a character in the satirical comic strip Li\'l Abner
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One storyline in the early 1970s features him trapping his cloud in a special anti-pollutant jar. Joe becomes romantically involved with a gal for the first time—until her crazed ex-boyfriend shows up to kill him. Joe reluctantly opens the jar and releases his cloud in order to take care of the boyfriend, and wistfully realizes that he wasn't meant for any other kind of life. As he returns to his normal, loner existence, his cloud once again in tow, he is for the moment satisfied to be who he really is.
In addition to the obvious comic effect, Capp often used Joe Btfsplk as a deus ex machina to produce miraculous rescues or to effect plot twists. Joe was later licensed for use in a series of animated TV commercials for Head ">
* ^ Raymond, Ed (November 1, 2012). "The Resurrection of Al Capp\'s Joe Btfsplk". Duluth Reader. Reader Weekly, Inc. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
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