A little corned beef and cabbage wouldn't hurt
The huge wave of Irish immigrants in the mid-19th Century (from the Potato Famine) left strong anti-Irish prejudices that lasted well into the 20th Century. It's strange how familiar the stereotypes about the Irish seem, but then they are the same stereotypes that seem to be leveled against most surges of immigrants. BRINGING UP FATHER by George McManus played on some of these attitudes and defused them through humor. Jiggs is a rough working man who becomes immensely wealthy through the Sweepstakes. Although his tastes don't change --he remains loyal to his old cronies at Dinty Moore's and is happiest when playing cards, drinking and eating corned beef and cabbage -- his wife Maggie and their daughter are determined social climbers who want to join America's aristocracy. So there's the conflict that plays out. (McManus also loved fashion and architecture and design in general, so the slapstick is acted out against gorgeous backdrops, very Art Deco at times. Here's a page from July 1921.
The most familiar running gag is Maggie beating the hell out of Jiggs whenever he steps out of line, breaking dishes over his head, slamming him against the wall, throwing him down the stairs. He often shows the results of this, not just shrugging it off. MAD MAGAZINE did a few features about "What if Comic Strip characters aged?" or "What if Comic Strip characters behaved like real people?" and they gave their take on what eventually happened to Maggie and Jiggs.