History ComicBook / JosieAndThePussycats

12th Jun '16 11:07:22 PM Morgenthaler
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Following {{Creator/Filmation}}'s success with ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' in 1968, Creator/HannaBarbera sought to develop its own Archie property. Since ''TheArchieShow'' also produced a number of hit records by The Archies, ArchieComics revamped the ''Josie'' property to support similar crossover possibilities. Josie became the headliner of a band, Valerie, a new girl at school, was introduced as that band's new bassist, and Josie's series was retitled ''Josie and the Pussycats'' in late 1969. The animated ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' debuted in September of 1970.

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Following {{Creator/Filmation}}'s success with ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' in 1968, Creator/HannaBarbera sought to develop its own Archie property. Since ''TheArchieShow'' ''The Archie Show'' also produced a number of hit records by The Archies, ArchieComics revamped the ''Josie'' property to support similar crossover possibilities. Josie became the headliner of a band, Valerie, a new girl at school, was introduced as that band's new bassist, and Josie's series was retitled ''Josie and the Pussycats'' in late 1969. The animated ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' debuted in September of 1970.
26th Dec '15 10:58:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* TheBusCameBack: Alexandra having magical powers, along with Sebastian, had been missing since the 80s. A 2014 issue brought them back.
26th Dec '15 9:44:43 AM NoChorus
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* SiblingRivalry: Alexander and Alexandra. Alexander believes he's the only person on Earth that can out-nasty his sister, and Alexandra believes that nobody else knows how to make her brother look like a fool than she does. There were several instances where Josie (whenever Alexandra was trying to steal away Albert) or her friends (whenever Alexander was trying to steal away Josie) would enlist the help of either Cabot to sabotage the plans of the other, but naturally, there were some instances where they formed a temporary alliance so both could get what they wanted

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* SiblingRivalry: Alexander and Alexandra. Alexander believes he's the only person on Earth that can out-nasty his sister, and Alexandra believes that nobody else knows how to make her brother look like a fool than she does. There were several instances where Josie (whenever Alexandra was trying to steal away Albert) or her friends (whenever Alexander was trying to steal away Josie) would enlist the help of either one Cabot to sabotage the plans of the other, but naturally, there were some instances where other. Eventually, they formed a realized how counterproductive this was and started forming temporary alliance alliances so both could get what they wanted
26th Dec '15 9:29:44 AM NoChorus
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Melody is so beautiful that almost any man who sees her gets DistractedByTheSexy and suffers AmusingInjuries. In one story, the Pussycats can't get any work at a club because the female customers are so infuriated at losing all their boyfriends to Melody.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Melody is so beautiful that almost any man who sees her gets DistractedByTheSexy and suffers AmusingInjuries.
** A story before the ReTool involved her trying to lose this, as Alexander had entered her in a beauty contest but her parents threatened to disown her if she came home with another trophy. Josie and Pepper's attempts to hide their friend's allure from men but it results in her capturing the hearts of little boys, senior citizens and at one point, ''male dogs'' instead. So it's not just limited to men.
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In one story, the Pussycats can't get any work at a club because the female customers are so infuriated at losing all their boyfriends to Melody.
26th Dec '15 9:07:41 AM NoChorus
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** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, a clear expy of a certain dynamic duo that had [[Series/Batman a TV adapation]] that was really popular at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #40 (1966)[[/note]]

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** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, a clear expy obvious Batman and Robin expies. Because of a certain dynamic duo that had [[Series/Batman a the comic's habits of following pop-culture trends, there's no doubt they were created due to the popularity of [[{{Series/Batman}} the TV adapation]] that was really popular at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #40 #22 (1966)[[/note]]
26th Dec '15 8:42:48 AM NoChorus
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* {{Expy}}: Several from its sister series:

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* {{Expy}}: Several from its sister series:series, as well as some from other franchises:


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** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, a clear expy of a certain dynamic duo that had [[Series/Batman a TV adapation]] that was really popular at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #40 (1966)[[/note]]
26th Dec '15 7:06:22 AM NoChorus
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* EnemyMine: Alexander would frequently



** Pepper has a similar role to Jughead, both being the snarky, yet extremely loyal friend of the main character, while also being more emotionally reserved than the others when it came to the opposite sex. The only trait that Pepper lacks is Jughead's love for food.

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** Pepper has a similar role to Jughead, both being the snarky, yet extremely loyal friend of the main character, character. while also being more emotionally reserved than the others when it came to the opposite sex. The only trait difference is that Pepper lacks is Jughead's love for food.


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* SiblingRivalry: Alexander and Alexandra. Alexander believes he's the only person on Earth that can out-nasty his sister, and Alexandra believes that nobody else knows how to make her brother look like a fool than she does. There were several instances where Josie (whenever Alexandra was trying to steal away Albert) or her friends (whenever Alexander was trying to steal away Josie) would enlist the help of either Cabot to sabotage the plans of the other, but naturally, there were some instances where they formed a temporary alliance so both could get what they wanted
26th Dec '15 5:40:47 AM NoChorus
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* EnemyMine: Alexander would frequently



* {{Expy}}:

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* {{Expy}}: Several from its sister series:
** Josie herself is a near-Expy for Archie.
** Pepper has a similar role to Jughead, both being the snarky, yet extremely loyal friend of the main character, while also being more emotionally reserved than the others when it came to the opposite sex. The only trait that Pepper lacks is Jughead's love for food.



** Josie herself is a near-Expy for Archie
** Pepper has a similar role to Jughead.

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** Josie herself Alexander is just a near-Expy for Archie
much richer Reggie Mantle.
** Pepper has a similar role to Jughead.Sock is Moose Mason without the exaggerated lack of intelligence, ie. still pretty dumb but realistically dumb.
26th Dec '15 4:46:57 AM NoChorus
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Over in a issue, Valerie told Josie that their van broke down on the highway, and was asking for money for repairs. Josie says that she's also broke, but it doesn't matter, since the van will probably be torn frame by frame by road pirates by the time the girls get there. Now, read this exchange:

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** A rather memorable one in Issue #15:
-->'''Pepper''': ''Melody, I appeal to you!''
-->'''Melody''': '' ♪ Oh you '''do''', Pepper! But I like '''boys''' better! ♫''
-->'''Pepper''': '' No, no, you ninny! I want your '''help''' ! ''
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Over in a issue, Valerie told Josie that their van broke down on the highway, and was asking for money for repairs. Josie says that she's also broke, but it doesn't matter, since the van will probably be torn frame by frame by road pirates by the time the girls get there. Now, read this exchange:


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* HaveAGayOldTime: One issue[[note]]''She's Josie'' #15 (1965)[[/note]] dealt with Josie preparing herself in order to make a coronation speech, but starts to make horrible rhymes thanks to being serenaded by Albert. Pepper's solution? Ask Melody to "make love" to Albert. She really means to make Albert become crazy about her instead of Josie.
16th Aug '15 9:03:29 AM rafi
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* BrainlessBeauty: Melody, beauty and ditzy.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Melody is the poster girl for this trope.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Melody is the poster girl for this trope. When male characters see her, they uncontrollably fall for her and lose all sense of anything else, frequently leading to chaos; although, she is usually oblvious to this.
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