An older man who used to kiss his wife very often when they were dating. But now has lost the pleasure of kissing. One 'Pickles' strip showed Earl and Opal fighting because he no longer kissed her. This was what lead to the Romance Rooster (Pickles July 25, 2004)
Opal: Hey Earl, you never kiss me anymore. I wonder why?
Earl: I guess I forgot how. I used to be a Romance Rooster.
Opal: I know. Those romantic dates we had back in 1945, I miss those to death.
Earl: Well, how about we have one tonight? Maybe, we can bring the Romance Rooster back. Maybe we can get some magic!