History ComicBook / GastonLagaffe

21st May '18 11:40:36 AM YellowLab
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* PainToTheAss: Whenever Gaston leaves something sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous on a chair, someone (usually Fantasio) will inevitably not see it when trying to sit down, resulting in this trope combined with PainPoweredLeap. It doesn't help that Gaston tends to leave these dangerous objects on the chairs at peoples' desk.
16th May '18 3:28:55 PM YellowLab
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* OcularGushers: Whenever someone cries, it's usually in the form of large amounts of droplets spraying out in all directions. However, more subtle forms of crying are just as common.


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* OnlyOneName: Fantasio is an interesting example, as he's referred to as 'Fantasio' by both characters he's on a FirstNameBasis with (such as by his family) and those he's on a LastNameBasis with (who refer to him as 'Mr. Fantasio')
16th May '18 3:05:03 PM YellowLab
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But the point is that [[TheSlacker he never gets any work done]], instead preferring to spend his work days cobbling together mad contraptions, playing music on {{Bizarre Instrument}}s, keeping a range of animals and plants, conducting chemical experiments that usually end with the explosion of his makeshift lab or simply sleeping. This frequently leads to him butting heads with his neurotic boss Fantasio [[note]] originally a main character in the aforementioned ''Spirou And Fantasio''[[/note]]. Later in the comic's run, Fantasio's role was taken over by the equally hot-tempered Leon Prunelle. Gaston has a presumably platonic but reciprocated relationship with fellow Dupuis employee Mademoiselle "'Moiselle" Jeanne.

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But the point is that [[TheSlacker he never gets any work done]], instead preferring to spend his work days cobbling together mad contraptions, playing music on {{Bizarre Instrument}}s, keeping a range of animals and plants, conducting chemical experiments that usually end with the explosion of his makeshift lab or simply sleeping. This frequently leads to him butting heads with his neurotic boss Fantasio [[note]] originally a main character in the aforementioned ''Spirou And Fantasio''[[/note]]. Fantasio''[[/note]], who is charged with the impossible task of getting Gaston to work. Later in the comic's run, Fantasio's role was taken over by the equally hot-tempered Leon Léon Prunelle. Gaston has a presumably platonic but reciprocated relationship with fellow Dupuis employee Mademoiselle "'Moiselle" Jeanne.
14th May '18 2:33:07 PM YellowLab
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Gaston has these moments with Fantasio sometimes. It is shown that despite their constant conflicts, they both actually appreciate each other's company at times. Fantasio especially doesn't always see Gaston as a nuisance, and can be forgiving and caring when it matters. On rare occasions, the two even see each other outside of work, such as in a series of gags about them camping at the beach.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Gaston has these moments with Fantasio sometimes. It is shown that sometimes, despite their constant conflicts, they both actually appreciate each other's company at times.conflicts. Fantasio especially doesn't always see Gaston as a nuisance, and can be forgiving and caring when it matters. On rare occasions, the two even see each other outside of work, such as in a series of gags about them camping at the beach.
14th May '18 2:19:26 PM YellowLab
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Despite André Franquin's [[NoAdaptationsAllowed refusal]] to let his beloved work be adapted into film, a French movie was made in 1981, ''Fais gaffe à la gaffe!'' (''Watch out the goof!''), [[WritingAroundTrademarks which was Gaston Lagaffe in all but name]]. A proper LiveActionAdaptation [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6995612/reference movie]] is due to release in April 2018.

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Despite André Franquin's [[NoAdaptationsAllowed refusal]] to let his beloved work be adapted into film, a French movie was made in 1981, ''Fais gaffe à la gaffe!'' (''Watch out the goof!''), [[WritingAroundTrademarks which was Gaston Lagaffe in all but name]]. A proper LiveActionAdaptation [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6995612/reference movie]] is due to release was released in April 2018.



* TheMovie: There was a live-action film based on the comic, called ''Fais gaffe à la gaffe !'' It was an utter failure. Another live-action film adaptation was released in early 2018.

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* TheMovie: There was a live-action film based on the comic, called ''Fais gaffe à la gaffe !'' It was an utter failure. Another A new live-action film adaptation adaptation, simply titled ''Gaston Lagaffe'', was released in early 2018.
14th May '18 1:28:50 AM YellowLab
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Gaston has these moments with Fantasio sometimes. It is shown that they both care about each other, despite their constant conflicts. For example, whenever there seems to be something wrong with Gaston, Fantasio is the first to worry and try to do something about it. It has also been implied multiple times that Gaston genuinely loves Fantasio (even more than he loves sleeping!).

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Gaston has these moments with Fantasio sometimes. It is shown that they both care about each other, despite their constant conflicts. For example, whenever there seems to be something wrong with Gaston, conflicts, they both actually appreciate each other's company at times. Fantasio is the first to worry and try to do something about it. It has also been implied multiple times that especially doesn't always see Gaston genuinely loves Fantasio (even more than he loves sleeping!). as a nuisance, and can be forgiving and caring when it matters. On rare occasions, the two even see each other outside of work, such as in a series of gags about them camping at the beach.
14th May '18 1:13:07 AM YellowLab
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But the point is that [[TheSlacker he never gets any work done]], instead preferring to spend his work days cobbling together mad contraptions, playing music on {{Bizarre Instrument}}s, conducting chemical experiments that usually end with the explosion of his makeshift lab or simply sleeping. This frequently leads to him butting heads with his neurotic boss Fantasio (originally of the aforementioned ''Spirou And Fantasio''). Later in the comic's run, Fantasio's role was taken over by the equally hot-tempered Leon Prunelle. Gaston has a presumably platonic but reciprocated relationship with fellow Dupuis employee Mademoiselle "'Moiselle" Jeanne.

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But the point is that [[TheSlacker he never gets any work done]], instead preferring to spend his work days cobbling together mad contraptions, playing music on {{Bizarre Instrument}}s, keeping a range of animals and plants, conducting chemical experiments that usually end with the explosion of his makeshift lab or simply sleeping. This frequently leads to him butting heads with his neurotic boss Fantasio (originally of [[note]] originally a main character in the aforementioned ''Spirou And Fantasio'').Fantasio''[[/note]]. Later in the comic's run, Fantasio's role was taken over by the equally hot-tempered Leon Prunelle. Gaston has a presumably platonic but reciprocated relationship with fellow Dupuis employee Mademoiselle "'Moiselle" Jeanne.


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** Another early gag was to have Fantasio trying to have a phone call with someone important, only to be interrupted by Gaston's (or one of his animals') antics, which leads him to yell at him and then having to profusely apologise to the person on the other end of the line, because they thought he was cursing at them instead of Gaston.
13th May '18 3:13:20 PM YellowLab
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* TheMovie: There was a live-action film based on the comic, called ''Fais gaffe à la gaffe !'' It was an utter failure.

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* TheMovie: There was a live-action film based on the comic, called ''Fais gaffe à la gaffe !'' It was an utter failure. Another live-action film adaptation was released in early 2018.
9th May '18 1:34:30 PM YellowLab
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** De Mesmaeker once managed to successfully sign and leave without something destroying the papers, and this was when Gaston was the only Dupuis employee present! Except it later turns out that Gaston accidentally made De Mesmaeker sign a sports article instead of the contracts.
9th May '18 1:26:36 PM YellowLab
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: After Fantasio finishes painstakingly sorting a mountain of letters in alphabetical order, he asks Gaston to bring them to another room. Gaston lumps them all in a large jute bag, undoing Fantasio's work. When Fantasio sees this, he makes Gaston sort them again... while tied up to his neck in the bag and only using a tiny pair of tweezers that he holds in his mouth. Gaston's only comment is that Fantasio must have something against practical solutions.



* CryIntoChest: Prunelle once started crying onto Lebrac's shoulder after having to listen to aunt Hortense's awful records at maximum volume all day.

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* CryIntoChest: Prunelle once started broke down crying onto Lebrac's shoulder after having to listen to aunt Hortense's awful records at maximum volume all day.



** One promotional comic for the drink Orange Piedboeuf is set up as one of these. Gaston has a dream in which an elf-like version of Fantasio (who changes color with each panel) guides him to a spring of Orange Piedboeuf. Gaston is woken up before he can drink from it and is ''not'' happy about it.

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** One promotional comic for the drink Orange Piedboeuf is set up as one of these. Gaston has a dream in which an elf-like elf-like, color-changing version of Fantasio (who changes color with each panel) guides him to a spring of Orange Piedboeuf. Gaston is woken up before he can drink from it and is ''not'' happy about it.



* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In a [[http://spiroureporter.net/2013/05/05/scanlation-sunday-gaston/ tribute comic by Yoann & Vehlmann,]] Gaston ''turns the entire Dupuis office building into an instrument'' by cutting a hole in every floor and placing a string from the ground floor to the roof. When Spirou pulls the string of this 'Dupuiphone', the building promptly collapses, proving it has the same destructive effect as the Gaffophone.

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In a [[http://spiroureporter.net/2013/05/05/scanlation-sunday-gaston/ tribute comic by Yoann & Vehlmann,]] Gaston ''turns the entire Dupuis office building into an instrument'' by cutting a hole in every floor and placing a string from the ground floor to the roof. When Spirou pulls the string of this 'Dupuiphone', the building promptly collapses, proving it has the same destructive effect as the Gaffophone.collapses.
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