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Ruff and Reddy and Finn and Jake

Published on by Charlie Boatner.

Consider this:  A pale-furred, jowly dog who speaks with a country accent.  He goes adventuring with his pal, meeting talking machines, creatures out of Fable, and other beasties. 

This could describe Reddy of The Ruff and Reddy Show (original airdate 1957) or Jake of Adventure Time (original airdate 53 years later).   Only Jake is shorter and bald, and his eyes look like corrective lenses for extreme nearsightedness. 

I propose they are one and the same.  Between visits with Ruff in the Old Age Home for Toons, an aging Reddy goes adventuring with Finn under the name “Jake.”

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