The worlds most famous Coati?

O.K. you decide is the Character known Eugene the Jeep (who had extraordinary powers but only said “jeep”), from E.C. Segar’s comic strip “Thimble Theater” (also home of Popeye the Sailor)a real space alien doggy or the creation of someones imagination based on the Coati? Eugene the Jeep first appeared in the strip March 13, 1936.
P.S. Enjoy the cartoons and let them take you back (if you anywhere near my old age) to your childhood and what Saturday morning cartoons and the previews before a feature film at the movies where really about…..
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