Jiggs was the chief character in the George McManus comic strip Bringing Up Father which ran from around WWI until a few years ago. Jiggs was an Irish laborer who somehow struck it rich. His wife, Maggie, got the Society bug and became super-correct, trying to get in to Society. Jiggs is nearly always drawn wearing formal morning dress with a silk top hat. Although Maggie has made herself over, Jiggs keeps regressing to his old days. He spends as much time as he can in Dinty Moore's saloon (Yes, the canned beef stew is named for this institution) and he always wants corned beef and cabbage. which he can't have at home because it's too low-class. Corned beef and cabbage is the basic boiled dinner, called New England Boiled Dinner in these parts.