Feghoot

An appallingly long series of monthly half-page pun-stories in F&SF featuring protagonist Ferdinand Feghoot, which began in May 1956 written by (Reginald Bretnor, as "Grendel Briarton"). A typical entry had Feghoot rescuing the Parisian landlord who had thrown himself in the river to drown because none of his tenants were paying him. FF opined that the man "didn't have enough rents to come in out of the Seine." The series gave rise to dozens of fan imitators, and one professional one: Randall Garrett did a series of pun-stories for Amazing (Mar. 1962, et seq.), in which the pun involved a professional SF writer's name, and starred a character named Benedict Breadfruit.