The SHMOO (plural: SHMOON, also SHMOOS) is a fictional cartoon
creature created by
Al Capp (1909–79); the character first appeared
in its classic comic strip Li\'l Abner on August 31, 1948.
* 1 Description
* 2 The original story
* 3 Analysis
* 4 Etymology
* 5 In science
* 6 Licensing history
* 6.1 Toys and consumer products
* 6.2 Comic books and reprints
* 6.3 Recordings and sheet music
* 6.4 Animation and puppetry
* 7 In popular culture
* 8 References
* 9 Further reading
* 10 External links
A shmoo is shaped like a plump bowling pin with stubby legs. It has
smooth skin, eyebrows and sparse whiskers—but no arms, nose or ears.
Its feet are short and round but dextrous, as the shmoo's comic book
adventures make clear. It has a rich gamut of facial expressions and
often expresses love by exuding hearts over its head.
Capp ascribed to the shmoo the following curious characteristics:
* They reproduce asexually and are incredibly prolific, multiplying
exponentially faster than rabbits. They require no sustenance other
* Shmoos are delicious to eat, and are eager to be eaten. If a human
looks at one hungrily, it will happily immolate itself — either by
jumping into a frying pan, after which they taste like chicken, or
into a broiling pan, after which they taste like steak. When roasted
they taste like pork, and when baked they taste like catfish. (Raw,
they taste like oysters on the half-shell.)
* They also produce eggs (neatly packaged), milk (bottled, grade-A),
and butter—no churning required. Their pelts make perfect
bootleather or house timber, depending on how thick one slices it.
* They have no bones, so there's absolutely no waste. Their eyes
make the best suspender buttons, and their whiskers make perfect
toothpicks. In short, they are simply the perfect ideal of a
subsistence agricultural herd animal.
* Naturally gentle, they require minimal care, and are ideal
playmates for young children. The frolicking of shmoon is so
entertaining (such as their staged "shmoosical comedies") that people
no longer feel the need to watch television or go to the movies .
* Some of the more tasty varieties of shmoo are more difficult to
catch. Usually shmoo hunters, now a sport in some parts of the
country, utilize a paper bag, flashlight and stick to capture their
shmoos. At night the light stuns them, then they can be whacked in the
head with the stick and put in the bag for frying up later on.
THE ORIGINAL STORY
In a sequence beginning in late August 1948,
Li'l Abner discovers the
shmoos when he ventures into the forbidden "Valley of the Shmoon"
following the mysterious and musical sound they make (from which their
name derives). Abner is thrown off a cliff and into the valley below
by a primitive "large gal" (as he addresses her), whose job is to
guard the valley. (This character is never seen again.) There, against
the frantic protestations of a naked, heavily bearded old man who
shepherds the shmoos, Abner befriends the strange and charming
creatures. "Shmoos," the old man warns, "is the greatest menace to
hoomanity th' world has evah known!" "Thass becuz they is so bad,
huh?" asks Li'l Abner. "No, stupid", answers the man — and then
encapsulates one of life's profound paradoxes : "It's because they's
Having discovered their value ("Wif these around, nobody won't nevah
havta work no more!!"), Abner leads the shmoos out of the valley —
where they become a sensation in
Dogpatch and, quickly, the rest of
the world. Captains of industry such as J. Roaringham Fatback, the
"Pork King", become alarmed as sales of nearly all products decline,
and in a series of images reminiscent of the Wall Street Crash of 1929
, the "
Shmoo Crisis" unfolds. On Fatback's orders, a corrupt
exterminator orders out "Shmooicide Squads" to wipe out the shmoos
with a variety of firearms, which is depicted in a macabre and
comically graphic sequence, with a tearful
Li'l Abner misguidedly
saluting the supposed "authority" of the extermination squads.
After the shmoos have been eliminated, Dogpatch's extortionate grocer
Soft-Hearted John is seen cackling as he displays his wares—rotting
meat and produce: "Now them mizzuble starvin' rats has t'come crawlin
t'me fo' the necessities o' life!! They complained 'bout mah prices
befo'!! Wait'll they see th' new ones!!". The exterminator
However, it is soon discovered that Abner has secretly saved two
shmoos, a "boy" and a "girl". The boy shmoo, as a
Dogpatch native, is
required to run from the girl shmoo in the annual Sadie Hawkins Day
race. (Shmoos are usually portrayed as gender-neutral, although Capp
sidesteps this issue to allow the comic plot twist.) When he is caught
by her, in accordance with the rules of the race, they are joined in
marriage by Marryin' Sam (whom they "pay" with a dozen eggs, two
pounds of butter and six cupcakes with chocolate frosting — all of
which Sam reckons to be worth about 98 cents). The already expanding
shmoo family is last seen returning towards the Valley of the Shmoon.
The sequence, which ended just before
Christmas of 1948, was
massively popular, both as a commentary on the state of society and a
classic allegory of greed and corruption tarnishing all that is good
and innocent in the world. The
Shmoo caused an unexpected national
sensation, and set the stage for a major licensing phenomenon. In
their very few subsequent appearances in Li'l Abner, shmoos are also
identified by the
U.S. military as a major threat to national security
The Shmoo, any literate person must know, was one of history's most
brilliant utopian satires. —
The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun , 2002
"Capp is at his allegorical best in the epics of the Shmoos, and
later, the Kigmies," wrote comic strip historian
Jerry Robinson (in
The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art, 1974). "Shmoos
are the world's most amiable creatures, supplying all man's needs.
Like a fertility myth gone berserk, they reproduced so prodigiously
they threatened to wreck the economy"—if not western civilization as
we know it, and ultimately society itself.
Al Capp offered his version of the origin of the
Shmoo in a wryly
satirical article, "I Don't Like Shmoos," in Cosmopolitan (June 1949):
I was driving from New York City to my farm in
New Hampshire . The
top of my car was down, and on either side of me I could see the lush
New England countryside... It was the good earth at its
generous summertime best, offering gifts to all. And the thought that
came to me was this: Here we have this great and good and generous
thing—the Earth. It's eager to give us everything we need. All we
have to do is just let it alone, just be happy with it.
Cartoonists don't think like people. They think in pictures. Little
pictures that will fit into a comic strip. And so, in my mind, I
reduced the Earth... down to the size of a small critter that would
fit into the
Li'l Abner strip—and it came out a Shmoo... I didn't
have any message—except that it's good to be alive. The
have any social significance; it is simply a juicy li'l critter that
gives milk and lays eggs... When you look at one as though you'd like
to eat it, it dies of sheer ecstasy. And if one really loves you,
it'll lay you a cheesecake —although this is quite a strain on its
I thought it was a perfectly ordinary little story, but when it
appeared in newspapers, all hell broke loose! Life, in an editorial,
Shmoo as the very symbol and spirit of free enterprise .
Time said I'd invented a new era of enlightened management-employee
relationship, (they called it Capp-italism.)
The Daily Worker
The Daily Worker cussed
me out as a Tool of the Bosses, and denounced the
Shmoo as the Opium
of the Masses...
Shmoo story concerns a cuddly creature that
desires nothing more than to be a boon to mankind. Although initially
Capp denied or avoided discussion of any satirical intentions (“If
Shmoo fits,” he proclaimed, “wear it!”), he was widely seen
to be stalking bigger game subtextually . The story has social ,
ethical and philosophical implications that continue to invite
analysis to this day. During the remainder of his life, Capp was
seldom interviewed without reference to the nature of the
The mythic tale ends on a deliberately ironic note. Shmoos are
officially declared a menace, and systematically hunted down and
slaughtered—because they were deemed "bad for business." The
much-copied storyline was a parable that was interpreted in many
different ways at the outset of the
Cold War .
Al Capp was even
invited to go on a radio show to debate socialist
Norman Thomas on the
effect of the
Shmoo on modern capitalism .
"After it came out both the left and the right attacked the Shmoo,"
according to publisher
Denis Kitchen . "
Communists thought he was
making fun of socialism and
Marxism . The right wing thought he was
making fun of capitalism and the American way . Capp caught flak from
both sides. For him it was an apolitical morality tale about human
nature ... I think was one of those bursts of genius. He was a
genius, there's no question about that."
Shmoo inspired hundreds of "
Shmoo clubs" all over North America.
College students—who had made Capp's invented idea of the Sadie
Hawkins dance a universally adopted tradition—flocked to the Shmoo
as well. One school, the
University of Bridgeport
University of Bridgeport , even launched the
Society for the Advancement of the Shmoo" in early 1949.
Capp introduced many other allegorical creatures in
Li'l Abner over
the years—including BALD IGGLES , KIGMIES, NOGOODNIKS, MIMIKNIKS,
THE MONEY HA-HA, SHMINKS, ABOMINABLE SNOW-HAMS, GOBBLEGLOPS and
BASHFUL BULGANIKS, among others. Each one highlighted another
disquieting facet of human nature—but none have ever had quite the
same cultural impact as the Shmoo. According to publisher Denis
Kitchen: "For the rest of his career Capp got countless letters
people begging him to bring the
Shmoo back. Periodically he would do
it but each time it ended the same way—with the
Shmoo being too good
for humanity, and he had to essentially exterminate them again. But
there was always one or two who would survive for future plot
The actual origin of Capp's word "shmoo" has been the subject of
debate by linguists for decades, leading to the misconception that the
term was derived from "schmo " or "schmooze ." However, "shmue" was a
Yiddish term for the uterus . It is one of many
variations that would find their way into Li'l Abner. Revealing an
important key to the story,
Al Capp himself wrote that the Shmoo
metaphorically represented the limitless bounty of the earth in all
its richness—in essence,
Mother Nature herself. In Li'l Abner's
words, "Shmoos hain't make believe. The hull earth is one!!"
The term "shmoo" has entered the English language, defining highly
technical concepts in at least four separate fields of science :
Shmoo plot " is a technical term relating to the graphical
display of test results in electrical engineering , dating back at
least to 1966. The name most likely arose because the shape of the
two-dimensional plots often resembled a shmoo. The term is also a
verb: to "shmoo" means to run the test.
* In microbiology , the shmoo's uncanny resemblance to budding yeast
—combined with its near-limitless usefulness—has led to the
character's adoption as a mascot of sorts for scientists studying
yeast as a model organism for genetics and cell biology . In fact, the
cellular bulge that is produced by a haploid yeast cell as a response
to a pheromone from the opposite mating type (either a or α) is
referred to as a "shmoo," because cells that are undergoing mating and
present this particular structure resemble the cartoon character. The
whole process is known to biologists as "shmooing." Shmoos are
essential; without them, we would have neither bread nor beer . The
word "shmoo" has appeared in nearly 700 science publications since
1974; it is used in labs studying the bread- and beer-making species
Saccharomyces cerevisiae , (Source: Discover magazine, November 2007).
* It has been used in discussions of socioeconomics , for instance.
In economics , a "widget" is any material good which is produced
through labor (extracted, refined, manufactured, or assembled) from a
finite resource—in contrast to a "shmoo," which is a material good
that reproduces itself and is captured or bred as an economic activity
(the original shmoo reproduces without requiring any material
sustenance). "If shmoos really existed, they would be a "free good ."
Erik Olin Wright uses the "parable of the shmoo" to introduce
discussion of class structure and economics.
Echinoderm biologists use "shmoo" (often spelled "schmoo") to
refer to a very simple, highly derived, blob-shaped larva found in
some sea urchins (e.g. Wray 1996 ).
* In the field of particle physics , "shmoo" refers to a high energy
cosmic ray survey instrument utilized at the Los Alamos National
Laboratory for the
Cygnus X-3 Sky Survey performed at the LAMPF (Los
Alamos Meson Physics Facility) grounds. Over one hundred white "shmoo"
detectors were at one time sprinkled around the accelerator beamstop
area and adjacent mesa to capture subatomic cosmic ray particles
emitted from the Cygnus constellation . The detectors housed
scintillators and photomultipliers in an array that gave the detector
its distinctive shmoo shape. The particle accelerator
Fermilab houses superconducting magnets which produce ice formations
that also resembled shmoos.
* The shmoo has been suggested as a hypothetical example of the
potential falsifiability of natural selection as a key driving
mechanism of biological evolution .
Of course, it was merchandised to death. I think they even had shmoo
toilet seats. — Al Capp,
Cartoonist PROfiles #37, March 1978
An unexpected—and virtually unprecedented—postwar merchandising
phenomenon followed Capp's introduction of the
Shmoo in Li'l Abner. As
in the strip, shmoos suddenly appeared to be everywhere in 1949 and
1950—including a Time cover story. They also garnered nearly a full
page of coverage (under "Economics") in Time's International section.
Major articles also ran in
Newsweek , Life ,
The New Republic and
countless other publications and newspapers. Virtually overnight, as a
Life headline put it, "The U.S. Becomes Shmoo-Struck!"
TOYS AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS
A child in
West Berlin holding a toy
Shmoo and sitting on a CARE
Package (October 1948)
Shmoo dolls, clocks, watches, jewelry, earmuffs, wallpaper, fishing
lures, air fresheners, soap, ice cream, balloons, ashtrays, toys,
Halloween masks, salt and pepper shakers, decals, pinbacks,
tumblers, coin banks, greeting cards, planters, neckties, suspenders,
belts, curtains, fountain pens and other shmoo paraphernalia were
produced. A garment factory in
Baltimore turned out a whole line of
shmoo apparel, including "Shmooveralls." In 1948, people danced to the
Rhumba and the
Polka . The
Shmoo briefly entered everyday
language through such phrases as "What's Shmoo?" and "Happy Shmoo
Close to a hundred licensed shmoo products from 75 different
manufacturers were produced in less than a year, some of which sold
five million units each. In a single year, shmoo merchandise
generated over $25,000,000 in sales—in 1948 dollars, that is.
Adjusted for inflation using the
Consumer Price Index (CPI), that
would be the equivalent of $215 million in 2007.
There had never previously been anything like it. Comparisons to
contemporary cultural phenomena are inevitable. But modern crazes are
almost always due to massive marketing campaigns by large media
corporations, and are generally aimed at the youth market. The Shmoo
phenomenon arose immediately, spontaneously and solely from cartoonist
Al Capp's daily comic strip—and it appealed widely to Americans of
all ages. Forty million people read the original 1948
Shmoo story, and
Capp's already considerable readership roughly doubled following the
overwhelming success of the Shmoo... —
Shmoo was so popular it even replaced
Walt Disney 's Mickey Mouse
as the face of the Children's Savings Bond , issued by the U.S.
Treasury Department in 1949. The valid document was colorfully
illustrated with Capp's character, and promoted by the Federal
Government of the United States with a $16 million advertising
campaign budget. According to one article at the time, the Shmoo
showed "Thrift, loyalty, trust, duty, truth and common cents add up
to aid to his nation."
Al Capp accompanied President Harry S. Truman
at the bond's unveiling ceremony.
COMIC BOOKS AND REPRINTS
The Life and Times of the
Shmoo (1948), a paperback collection of the
original sequence, was a bestseller for Simon ">
Shmoo 78rpm disc
Shmoo Sings with Earl Rogers (1948) 78 rpm / Allegro
Shmoo Club b/w The
Shmoo Is Clean, the
Shmoo Is Neat with
Gerald Marks and Justin Stone (1949) 78 rpm / Music You Enjoy, Inc.
* The Snuggable, Huggable
Shmoo b/w The
Shmoo Doesn't Cost a Cent
Gerald Marks and Justin Stone (1949) 78 rpm / Music You Enjoy,
Shmoo Lesson b/w A
Shmoo Can Do Most Anything with Gerald Marks
and Justin Stone (1949) 78 rpm / Music You Enjoy, Inc.
Shmoo Song (1948) Composed by
Jule Styne & John Jacob Loeb /
Harvey Music Corp.
Shmoo Songs (1949) Composed by
Gerald Marks / Bristol Music Corp.
* The Kigmy Song (1949) Composed by Joe Rosenield the two pairs of
characters didn't actually "meet"). The characters did meet, however,
in the early 1980s Flintstones spinoff The Flintstone Comedy Show .
Shmoo appeared, incongruously, in the segment Bedrock Cops as a
police officer alongside part-time officers
Fred Flintstone and Barney
Rubble . Needless to add, this
Shmoo had little relationship to the
L'il Abner character, other than a superficial appearance. A later
The New Shmoo , featured the character as an
(inexplicably) shape-shifting mascot of Mighty Mysteries Comics, a
group of teens who solve
Scooby-Doo -like mysteries. In this series
Shmoo could magically "morph" into any shape at will—like Tom
Terrific . None of these revisionist revivals of the venerable
character was particularly successful.
IN POPULAR CULTURE
Frank Sinatra , who was frequently spoofed by
Al Capp in Li'l
Abner, has a line in the
MGM musical On the Town (1949) about cops
"multiplyin' like shmoos!"
Florence King refers to owning a ceramic shmoo, which she threw
out of her window after reading the books of
Ayn Rand .
* In the 1990 movie Book of Love , the character Crutch wins a
stuffed shmoo at a carnival.
* In the M*A*S*H TV episode "Who Knew?,"
Colonel Potter (played by
Harry Morgan ) displays an inflatable shmoo toy in his office that he
purchased for his grandson.
Larry Niven 's
Known Space stories, an alien species known as
the Bandersnatch , also edible and intelligent, is described as being
"smooth as a shmoo."
* In the novel
The Forge of God
The Forge of God by
Greg Bear , "Shmoo" is the name
humans give to the race of robots that visits Earth, due to their
* Some overlapping similarities exist between shmoos and tribbles
—the multitudinous alien creatures featured in a 1967 TV episode
from the original
Star Trek . Like shmoos, tribbles also reproduced at
such an alarming rate, they threatened ecological disaster. However,
David Gerrold —who wrote "
The Trouble With Tribbles
The Trouble With Tribbles "—drew his
inspiration from an actual event: Australia's environmentally
destructive rabbit overpopulation.
* The characters Gleep and Gloop—two protoplastic creatures from
Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning animated cartoon series The
Herculoids —were clearly inspired by (and are sometimes mistaken
* French artists
Etienne Chambaud and David Jourdan have written
"Economie de l'abondance ou La courte vie et les jours heureux," a new
Jacques le fataliste et son maître from
Diderot , based
on the discovery by Jacques of the Shmoo.
* In the 2006 film
Lucky Number Slevin
Lucky Number Slevin , the character known only as
"The Boss" (played by
Morgan Freeman ) refers to the Shmoo, recounting
its original features as a source of plenty (in a monologue taken from
Li'l Abner comic).
Marxist political philosopher
Gerald Cohen used the story of
Shmoo to illustrate his objections to capitalism in an episode of
The Simpsons uses a statue of the
Shmoo to replace the giant
phallic statue from the film A Clockwork Orange in the episode
Treehouse of Horror XXV
Treehouse of Horror XXV ".
* In the North American version video game, Castlevania: Symphony of
the Night there is an enemy monster called "Schmoo" (in the original
Japanese version it is an
Obake called "Kyuu" a homage to the
character in manga,
Obake no Q-tarō ) which is apparently a homage to
The Shmoo. Schmoo appear in the Forbidden Library and killing one may
result in obtaining the rare sword "Crissaegrim" (its rare item drop),
one of the most powerful swords in the game.
* During the Soviet Union's blockade of
West Berlin , Germany in
1948, candy-filled shmoos were air-dropped to hungry West Berliners
from transport planes by America's 17th Military Airport Squadron. The
commanders of the Berlin airlift had cabled Capp, requesting the
inflatable shmoos as part of Operation: Little Vittles. "When the
candy-chocked shmoos were dropped, a near-riot resulted...."
* Shmoos invaded the 1948 presidential election , as challenger
Thomas Dewey accused incumbent
Harry S. Truman of "promising
everything, including the Shmoo!"
* Capp periodically reintroduced the Shmoos in Li'l Abner, sometimes
with significant variations. "Bad" Shmoos (called "Nogoodniks")
debuted in a series of Sunday strips in 1949. The nasty cousin of the
good-natured Shmoo, Nogoodniks were a sickly shade of green, and had
"li'l red eyes, sharp yaller teeth, an' a dirty look." Frequently
sporting 5 o\'clock shadows , eye patches, scars, bandages and other
ruffian attributes—they devoured "good" Shmoos, were the sworn
enemies of "hoomanity," and wreaked havoc on Dogpatch.
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CHARACTERS AND ELEMENTS
Sadie Hawkins Day
ADAPTATIONS AND SPIN-OFFS
* 1940 film
* 1959 film
* The Flintstone Comedy Show
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo
Kickapoo Joy Juice
* Shelly Manne album
Sadie Hawkins dance
The New Shmoo
* Abbie an\' Slats
Comic Strip Classics
* Imagine: John Lennon
The Great Gazoo
* The Gruesomes
The Flintstones (1960–1966)
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1971–1972)
The Flintstone Comedy Hour
The Flintstone Comedy Hour / The Flintstone Comedy Show
Fred Flintstone and Friends (1977–1978)
The New Fred and Barney Show (1979)
Fred and Barney Meet The Thing
Fred and Barney Meet The Thing (1979)
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo (1979–1980)
* The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980–1982)
The Flintstone Funnies (1982–1984)
The Flintstone Kids (1986–1988)
What a Cartoon! Show
* Dino: Stay Out! (1995)
* Dino: The Great Egg-Scape (1997)
Cave Kids (1996)
specials and films
* Alice in Wonderland or What\'s a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a
Place Like This? (1966)
The Flintstones on Ice (1973)
* Energy: A National Issue (1977)
* A Flintstone
* Hanna-Barbera\'s All-Star Comedy Ice Revue (1978)
* The Flintstones: Little Big League (1978)
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (1979)
The Flintstone Primetime Specials
* The Flintstones\' New Neighbors (1980)
* Fred\'s Final Fling (1980)
* Wind-Up Wilma (1981)
* Jogging Fever (1981)
* Yogi Bear\'s All Star Comedy
Christmas Caper (1982)
* The Flintstones\' 25th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987)
* The Flintstone Kids\' "Just Say No"
* Hanna-Barbera\'s 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (1989)
I Yabba-Dabba Do! (1993)
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (1993)
* A Flintstone Family
* A Flintstones
Christmas Carol (1994)
* The Flintstones: On the Rocks (2001)
The Man Called Flintstone
The Man Called Flintstone (1966)
The Flintstones (1994)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
* The Flintstones
The Flintstones (1988)
* The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino
The Flintstones (2016)
Meet the Flintstones
Flintstones Chewable Vitamins
* The Funtastic World of
The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show
The Funky Phantom
Hong Kong Phooey
Loopy De Loop
Loopy De Loop
Quick Draw McGraw
Quick Draw McGraw
The Ruff and Reddy Show