History ComicBook / GastonLagaffe

28th Dec '15 2:40:32 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message
no bolding for work titles
'''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.
to:
'''Gaston Lagaffe''' ''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.
14th Nov '15 11:31:41 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* TheHyena: Gaston's laughing gull, though the laughter doubles as a WarCry and a RoarBeforeBeating.
to:
* TheHyena: Gaston's laughing gull, though the laughter doubles as a WarCry BattleCry and a RoarBeforeBeating.
3rd Oct '15 12:53:44 PM tbszgr
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** An early one involved Gaston making costumes and people commenting on their suitability for dancing.
to:
** An early one involved Gaston making costumes and people commenting on their (usually lack of) suitability for dancing.
3rd Sep '15 11:11:04 AM Seraph
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* FloorboardFailure: A chainsaw that Gaston has "repaired" revs itself and starts cutting wildly through the floors in one episode.
21st Jul '15 12:58:09 PM Roo
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* DeadpanSnarker: Cartoonist Yves Lebrac, with a heavy accent on the IncredblyLamePun.
14th Jul '15 11:42:48 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Trope that doesn't exist.
--> ''[[TheMiser You]]'', Mr. Boulier, are asking me to-?
to:
--> ''[[TheMiser You]]'', ''You'', Mr. Boulier, are asking me to-?
28th Jun '15 6:24:40 AM Chabal2
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* AuthorTract: Several of the strips expound Franquin's position on such issues as pollution and whaling. Gaston has also appeared in a promotional ad strip for Amnesty International in which Gaston has a nightmare of being a tortured political prisoner. It's as awful as you think. Given that Franquin is also the creator of the extremely depressing ''ComicBook/IdeesNoires'' (''Dark Thoughts''), this isn't really surprising.
to:
* AuthorTract: Several of the strips expound Franquin's position on such issues as warfare, pollution and whaling. Gaston has also appeared in a promotional ad strip for Amnesty International in which Gaston has a nightmare of being a tortured political prisoner. It's as awful as you think. Given that Franquin is also the creator of the extremely depressing ''ComicBook/IdeesNoires'' (''Dark Thoughts''), this isn't really surprising.surprising. * AnimalWrongsGroup: Gaston is a one-man version, accidentally putting the needs of animals above those of his fellow humans (in one case, he rerouted the building's radiators to the outside so the birds would have somewhere warm to stay in winter, while his coworkers were freezing inside).

** In the original French, Gaston's catch phrase is ''"M'enfin?"''; it's a contracted form of ''Mais enfin?'' (loosely, "What the heck?").
to:
** In the original French, Gaston's catch phrase is ''"M'enfin?"''; it's a contracted form of ''Mais enfin?'' (loosely, "What the heck?").heck?" or "Huh?").

* DuctTapeForEverything: On one occasion, Gaston caused Prunelle to end up entangled in duct tape when he unwound an entire roll to see how long it was. On another occasion, a roll of heavy-duty tape stuck to his leg caused him to trail behind him assorted office implements, as well as Prunelle sitting on his wheeled chair. But Gaston's most catastrophic use of duct tape was when he tried to seal a leaking gaz pipe with it, causing his office to blow up.
to:
* DuctTapeForEverything: On one occasion, Gaston caused Prunelle to end up entangled in duct tape when he unwound an entire roll to see how long it was. On another occasion, a roll of heavy-duty tape stuck to his leg caused him to trail behind him assorted office implements, as well as Prunelle sitting on his wheeled chair. But Gaston's most catastrophic use of duct tape was when he tried to seal a leaking gaz gas pipe with it, causing his office to blow up.

* DuctTapeForEverything: On one occasion, EpicFail: Gaston caused Prunelle to end up entangled in duct tape when he unwound an entire roll to see how long it was. On another occasion, a roll of heavy-duty tape stuck to his leg caused him to trail behind him assorted office implements, as well as Prunelle sitting on his wheeled chair. But Gaston's most catastrophic use of duct tape was when he apparently once tried to seal do a leaking gaz pipe tap-dancing act... in soft shoes. * ExactWords: One strip has Lagaffe try out his hovercraft (based on a lawnmower engine) indoors, with it, causing his office Boulier warning him that if there's so much a single oil patch he's paying to blow up.replace the entire 6th floor's carpeting. Afer the test, Lebrac wonders if a three-foot circle cut out of the carpeting (lawnmower engine, remember?) counts as an oil patch, with Boulier coming around the corner with a magnifying glass...

* HollywoodAcid: Most of Gaston's experiments that don't blow up end up in this trope. His moisturizing skin lotion behaved exactly like [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph blood]], a single drop eating a hole through the floor several stories down.
to:
* HollywoodAcid: Most of Gaston's experiments that don't blow up end up in this trope. His moisturizing skin lotion behaved exactly like [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph blood]], a single drop eating a hole through the floor several stories down. He once created a hot sauce that was, essentially, ''alive'', though fortunately it was locked up in a filing cabinet before it could hurt anyone. A filing cabinet containing the office keys and the contracts...

* HollywoodAcid: Most of TheHyena: Gaston's experiments that don't blow up end up in this trope. His moisturizing skin lotion behaved exactly like [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph blood]], a single drop eating a hole through laughing gull, though the floor several stories down.laughter doubles as a WarCry and a RoarBeforeBeating.

* LethalChef: While flambeeing crepe suzettes, he set fire to his orange liquor bottle that shot like a rocket and exploded only a few meters away from the French president's limousine (Gaston had used a presidential parade as distraction to circumvent a "no cooking in the office" order).
to:
* LethalChef: While flambeeing crepe suzettes, crepes suzette, he set fire to his orange liquor bottle that shot like a rocket and exploded only a few meters away from the French president's limousine (Gaston had used a presidential parade as distraction to circumvent a "no cooking in the office" order).

* OverlyPolitePals: In one strip, Fantasio encourages Gaston to be more polite. This leads to a major traffic jam when he and another car driver refuse to go first into a street, blocking up every car behind them.
to:
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: One strip has Boulier personally investigate why the 6th floor is perpetually late and unproductive. After a series of mishaps ("[[HyperDestructiveBouncingBall Oh, that? That Lagaffe's cat in a good mood]]" "[[FeatheredFiend That was Lagaffe's gull, she gets foul moods sometimes]]" "[[TechnicolorScience Hey guys, I'm going to start an experiment with a product that doesn't smell too good]]" "[[StuffBlowingUp M'enfin?]]"), he calls the big boss to recommend an immediate massive pay raise for everyone who works there. --> ''[[TheMiser You]]'', Mr. Boulier, are asking me to-? * OverlyPolitePals: In one strip, Fantasio encourages Gaston to be more polite. This leads to a major traffic jam when he and another car driver refuse to go first into a street, blocking up every car behind them.

** The "Parking Meters War" between Gaston and agent Longtarin.
to:
** The "Parking Meters Meter War" between Gaston and agent Longtarin.

Added DiffLines:
** The "Parking Meters War" between An early one involved Gaston making costumes and agent Longtarin.people commenting on their suitability for dancing.

Added DiffLines:
** * {{Troll}}: The "Parking Meters War" between Gaston gull. One strip has it fly around looking dejected, managing to get Prunelle and agent Longtarin.De Mesmaeker to mutually give up on the contracts, getting Lebrac to rip up his work... and then it starts laughing.

Added DiffLines:
** The "Parking Meters War" between Gaston and agent Longtarin.* VulgarHumor: InUniverse, one of Gaston's anti-parking meter robots takes the form of a small dog cocking a leg against the meters. Longtarin feels it's beneath his dignity to respond, meaning he doesn't see that the dog is pissing super-concentrated acid...
14th Apr '15 8:54:58 AM Roo
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* DemotedToExtra: Spirou had a much larger role in the comic's earliest days, to the point where he was the third most important character after Gaston and Fantasio. It wasn't long, however, before Spirou was phased out and became a very minor character, only making the very occasional cameo, before he was finally PutOnABus along with Fantasio as Franquin left ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'' to Fournier.
5th Mar '15 12:00:56 AM Byzantine
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* AuthorExistenceFailure: The series was discontinued after Franquin's death. ** This is shown in a somewhat chilling way with the last sketch (Number 913), which Franquin had started working on. His death had come very sudden, as all but two panels have been sketched with pencil and a third of these had been inked. You almost feel him starting to work on it, never suspecting it would stay unfinished.

* CreatorBreakdown: Bertand Labévue started as a generic lunatic guy and become [[TheEeyore depressive]] only after Franquin dealt with depressions.

** Gaston gets several, most of them interrupted by the sudden intrusion of RealLife; and on one occasion, he gets a shared dream with Moiselle Jeanne.
to:
** Gaston gets several, most of them interrupted by the sudden intrusion of RealLife; and on one occasion, he gets a shared dream with Moiselle Jeanne. On one dream sequence, Gaston falls asleep listening to the sports results, and in his dream sees himself punching out a boxer, get simultaneously tackled by an entire rugby team and still scoring, etc.
4th Mar '15 11:55:23 PM Byzantine
Is there an issue? Send a Message
'''Gaston Lagaffe''' is arguably one of the best-known and most well-liked characters of the Franco-Belgian comics school. 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.
to:
'''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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 52. Show all.