Mammy Yokum character jug produced by Pearce Pottery of the United States in 1952. Li'l Abner is a satirical American comic strip that appeared across multiple newspapers worldwide. It featured a fictional clan of hillbillies in the impoverished mountain village of Dogpatch, USA. Written and drawn by Al Capp, the strip ran for 43 years from 1934 through 1977. Born Pansy Hunks, Mammy was the scrawny, highly principled "sassiety" leader and bare knuckle "champeen" of the town of Dogpatch. Mammy dominated the Yokum clan through the force of her personality and dominated everyone else with her fearsome right uppercut (sometimes known as her "Goodnight, Irene" punch), which helped her uphold law, order and decency. Her authority was unquestioned, and her characteristic phrase, "Ah has spoken!", signaled the end of all further discussion. Li'l Abner's mom is the only character in Dogpatch capable of defeating him in hand-to-hand combat.
Li'l Abner Series