Guy Gardener wrote:
Then there was the time something went horribly wrong. When saying the magic word, instead of returning to being Billy Batson, Captain Marvel permanently turned into Gomer Pyle. No matter how many times Gomer said the magic word, he never became Captain Marvel again.
Sadly this is true, but what can you expect from a comic hero that was not allowed to have a pair of -- well those attributes that are very male. LOL.
According to The Steranko History of Comics, Volume 1 by James Steranko, the artists that drew Captain Marvel would sing a little song to the tune of "Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf." Something like this - "Captain Marvel has got no ____, well you get the drift.