Yowp pondered this in the last post: “Say Lantz really was inspired by a woodpecker on his roof. Was Grace really there? If so, it’s while Lantz was still married to someone else.”
In response to this, highly respected historian and author David Gerstein penned this hypothetical scenario of what happened that night the idea of Woody Woodpecker came to Walter Lantz in his cabin.
WALTER: Mmm… mmh… ooh… damn, we better stop this, Grace… the little woman might drop by anytime, and she thinks I’m alone out here…
WALTER: Ohshit, it’s *her!* Quick, hide under the bed. I’ll straighten up— now get the door…
WALTER: Hmm, false alarm. Back to “work,” babe…
GRACIE: *Daddy*, it’s that woodpecker again!