Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Sebastian Marx, author of the book "Show Me The Mummy", was going to open the tomb of Queen Niota at Global Dynamics in 'Eureka'. Hoping to cash in on the event as if it was the King Tut exhibit back in the 1970s, Vincent staged "Pharaohpalooza" at Cafe Diem.

To complete the ambience, Vincent dressed up as though he too were an Egyptian.

But within the reality of Toobworld, I think there was more to his costume......

I think Vincent was paying tribute to a costumed criminal who terrorized Gotham City on five
separate occasions back in the 1960s. I think he was trying to pass himself off as "King Tut", the alter ego persona of William Omaha McElroy. Professor McElroy held the Chair of Egyptology at Yale University and was a decent fellow, perhaps a bit of a milquetoast. But after suffering a blow to the head during a student riot, McElroy believed that he was the reincarnation of the Boy King Tutenkhamen.

Knowing what would happen to him whenever he was struck on the head, Professor McElroy tried in vain to prevent it from happening. But it was no use - he'd be bonked on the noggin and find himself in Gotham City as King Tut, where he would do battle with the Dynamic Duo, Batman & Robin.

The tale of such a wayward genius might well attract the attention of a young man of similar girth as that of Professor McElroy. Which is why I think Vincent might have patterned his costume to be similar, if not exact, to that worn by Professor McElroy in his guise as King Tut.

William Omaha McElroy was portrayed by Victor Buono, who died too soon at the age of 43, back in the early 1980s. But that's not to say that the same holds true for any TV characters that he played. So it could be that Professor McElroy is still alive in Toobworld, and that he even still holds the Chair of Egyptology at Yale University.

Considering that Vincent is something of a genius himself - or else he'd never be in the town of Eureka! - perhaps he might even be related to McElroy himself......
Toby O'B

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