Blondie is an American comic strip created by Chic Young in 1930 and distributed by King Features Syndicate. The strip runs in more then 2,300 newspapers in 55 countries, and spawned a successful film series, and a radio program. The series has followed the adventures of Blondie from her earliest status as a single flapper girl (Blondie Boopadoop) through her romance with and marriage to Dagwood Bumstead in 1933, in addition to featuring their children, friends, and now her own catering business.
The strip was the inspiration for the Dagwood sandwich, modeled after Dagwood's impossibly tall sandwiches.
The Muppet Babies episode "Comic Capers" contains several references to the strip. Baby Scooter attempts to draw Blondie on his computer, but he cannot get the mailman Mr. Beasley to look right. Baby Fozzie winds up placing Scooter himself in the program, as the mailman, but then as assorted other comic characters (including Popeye and Little Orphan Annie).
Still later, when the Babies imagine themselves in Baby Animal's mixed-up comic strip and wander through assorted strips, they encounter Dagwood himself (in redubbed footage from the 1987 special Blondie and Dagwood, produced by Marvel Productions which also animated Muppet Babies). Dagwood runs out of his house, late for work as usual, and crashes into the babies. He says "Sorry, kids!" before he realizes that they aren't his kids.
- Loni Anderson voiced Blondie in Blondie and Dagwood (1987) and Blondie and Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout (1989)
- Russi Taylor voiced Cora Dithers in Blondie and Dagwood (1987) and Blondie and Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout (1989)
- Frank Welker voiced Dagwood Bumstead in Blondie and Dagwood (1987) and Blondie and Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout (1989)