|Syndicate(s)||King Features Syndicate|
|Country(s) of origin||United States|
|Original run||October 3, 1988 - present|
|Strips featuring expansion||23|
|Expansion types featured||Weight gain|
The title character will usually feast a lot, get into trouble, try to cure his father of his smoking addiction and charm the aspiring diva star Michelle.
September 9-14, 1998
When Michelle's mother gets a new boyfriend, the three spend the date in France, where they visit all the best restaurants. When they return, Michelle appears much fatter than before.
November 3-7, 1998
November 24, 2000
August 4-13, 2010
In this story arc, Michelle has gained weight after losing a contest where the loser has to eat a big pan of lasagna, but seems to be happy about it. Not only has she been given a rest from her strict diet, but she has been hired as a plus-size teen fashion model, and a place as spokesgirl for the "Weight-Away" campaign, resulting in mass profit.