History ComicBook / GastonLagaffe

14th Dec '17 2:45:02 AM Medinoc
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* FloorboardFailure: A chainsaw that Gaston has "repaired" revs itself and starts cutting wildly through the floors in one episode.

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* FloorboardFailure: FloorboardFailure:
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A chainsaw that Gaston has "repaired" revs itself and starts cutting wildly through the floors in one episode.episode.
** After Lebrac's attempt to destroy the Gaffophone with termites backfires, Prunelles chews him out while stomping his foot on the (wooden) floor, which promptly gives way.
9th Dec '17 11:04:52 AM eroock
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* BoomerangComeback: Gaston claims it to be a PlayedTrope after Prunelle ragefully throws a twisted coathanger out the window: "You just reinvented one of the oldest jokes in the world!"

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* BoomerangComeback: Gaston claims it to be a PlayedTrope after Prunelle ragefully [[ApplianceDefenestration throws a twisted coathanger out the window: window]]: "You just reinvented one of the oldest jokes in the world!"
6th Dec '17 6:18:04 PM Roo
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While Gaston's misadventures have been popular all over Europe, the comic never saw and English translation until 2017, when Cinebook started publishing the albums, under the name "Gomer Goof."



** In the original French, Gaston's catch phrase is ''"M'enfin?"''; it's a contracted form of ''Mais enfin?'' (loosely, "What the heck?" or "Huh?"). He says it whenever things don't go as planned, which is quite often due to his lack of foresight.

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** In the original French, Gaston's catch phrase is ''"M'enfin?"''; it's a contracted form of ''Mais enfin?'' (loosely, "What the heck?" or "Huh?")."Huh?" -- the English version translates it as "Wha-huh?"). He says it whenever things don't go as planned, which is quite often due to his lack of foresight.
21st Nov '17 1:52:09 PM Lyendith
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* SitcomArchNemesis: Longtarin

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* SitcomArchNemesis: LongtarinLongtarin, the police officer constantly on the lookout for Gaston's trafic law infringements. There are quite a few instances where Gaston actively [[{{Troll}} actively trolls the poor man.]]
21st Nov '17 1:42:24 PM Lyendith
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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. He has a presumably platonic but reciprocated relationship with fellow Dupuis employee Mademoiselle "Mam'zelle" 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, conducting chemical experiments that usually end with the explosion of his makeshift lab or simply sleeping. He has a presumably platonic but reciprocated relationship with fellow Dupuis employee Mademoiselle "Mam'zelle" "'Moiselle" Jeanne.
25th Oct '17 5:22:21 PM Twiddler
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''Gaston Lagaffe'' is arguably one of the best-known and most well-liked characters of the Franco-Belgian comics school. The character first appeared in ''Spirou'' #985 (February 28, 1957). The creation of Creator/AndreFranquin, who wanted to come up with an AntiHero after working for years on the series ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'', Gaston Lagaffe is an office drone and errand boy employed by a fictional version of the Dupuis publishing company.

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''Gaston Lagaffe'' is arguably one of the best-known and most well-liked characters of the Franco-Belgian comics school. The character first appeared in ''Spirou'' ''Magazine/{{Spirou}}'' #985 (February 28, 1957). The creation of Creator/AndreFranquin, who wanted to come up with an AntiHero after working for years on the series ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'', Gaston Lagaffe is an office drone and errand boy employed by a fictional version of the Dupuis publishing company.
18th Oct '17 8:08:07 AM SesMan
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** In the same vein, De Mesmaeker is another "mess-maker". This one is a coincidence: De Mesmaeker is named after fellow comic book artist Jidéhem's father, because when Franquin introduced him, everybody thought the character looked like said father. Jidéhem is the French pronunciation of the letters J-D-M -- Jean De Mesmaeker.

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** In the same vein, De Mesmaeker is another "mess-maker". This one is a coincidence: De Mesmaeker is named after fellow comic book artist Jidéhem's father, because when Franquin introduced him, everybody thought the character looked like said father. Jidéhem is the French pronunciation of the letters J-D-M -- Jean De Mesmaeker.Mesmaeker[[note]]"Mesmaeker" is old flemish for Knife Maker.[[/note]].
6th Oct '17 3:49:56 PM R.G.
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* DubNameChange: The English version of Gaston Lagaffe has been renamed "'''Gomer Goof'''".
16th Sep '17 12:57:19 PM nombretomado
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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild Swedish oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]). But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.

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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild Swedish oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]).UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}). But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.
10th Sep '17 2:33:46 AM LordKaarvani
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* FollowThatCar: Played with when Fantasio asks a cab driver to "follow that coat!"

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* FollowThatCar: Played with when Fantasio asks a cab driver to "follow that coat!"coat!" [[note]]Fantasio left the office in a hurry forgetting his coat. Gaston tried to throw it from the window, but forgot about the wind...[[/note]]
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