I sent an email to Joe Martin, the Mr. Boffo cartoon’s author.
I am sure you will get many emails from all the various towns around the country called Podunk.
Here is a link to Podunk Cemetery, on Podunk Rd, just off the Podunk Pike. This is in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Here is a link to the East Brookfield web site.
“In 1673 a significant portion of the plantation became the town of Brookfield, which then included the villages of West Brookfield, North Brookfield, East Brookfield and Podunk. ”