Yes. At least from the view of it being targeted to kids (which it basically is completely now).
As a bong I only really started reading the comics and these threads in the latter half of last year. Before that, years ago, I only occasionally skimmed through a bargain bin book containing collections of them at an after school thing I did, though even then I appreciated the wit it had. At the same time though, it was somehing that most people would recognise and know of, but not actually consume as a product.
There was also alot of differences to being a kid in the UK, especially the further back to the 50s you go, and not just how kids don't casually play rugby or cricket as much as US football and baseball. One feature is a more hard man outlook on things, even from an age as young as 5. The most succinct example is comparing the two versions of Dennis the Menace. I'd say that has iroots in what a UK kid could maybe experience from 1949 onward:>Could be the only house in your street that had either a car or TV or both until the early 70s.>Living close the bombed out ruined of buildings that hadn't been cleared, especially if you lived in the south-east of England>A nearby parked car exploding if you lived in Ireland.>Playing REAL football all day, every day.
Some of this likely contributed to Peanuts not being as big the UK.
If Lucy tried being crabby to people in a red brick attached housing street, the kind that has no front gardens, it would probably be met with kicked-while-down level violence.
Of course, all of this could be wrong and I'm just retarded.