History ComicStrip / BabyBlues

30th Mar '16 9:39:06 AM HeroGal2347
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* ParanoiaGambit: In one Sunday strip, Zoe goes to take a shower and warns Hammie not to try and scare her. In fact, just to make sure, she announces that she intends to lock the door. Hammie says, "Good," which convinces Zoe he must have rigged the doorknob somehow. She announces she don't touch it to prevent his trick from working, but then realizes that means he can come in and scare her like always.

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* ParanoiaGambit: In one Sunday strip, Zoe goes to take a shower and warns Hammie not to try and scare her. In fact, just to make sure, she announces that she intends to lock the door. Hammie says, "Good," which convinces Zoe he must have rigged the doorknob somehow. She announces she don't won't touch it to prevent his trick from working, but then realizes that means he can come in and scare her like always.
29th Mar '16 10:06:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* ParanoiaGambit: In one Sunday strip, Zoe goes to take a shower and warns Hammie not to try and scare her. In fact, just to make sure, she announces that she intends to lock the door. Hammie says, "Good," which convinces Zoe he must have rigged the doorknob somehow. She announces she don't touch it to prevent his trick from working, but then realizes that means he can come in and scare her like always.
-->'''Zoe''': MOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
-->'''Hammie''': Don't you think it's cool when I can drive Zoe crazy by not doing anything at all?
-->'''Darryl''': ''(sigh)''
29th Mar '16 9:49:27 PM heartauthor
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* HypocriticalHumor: Back when Wanda was still nursing Hammie, two different strips had a similar punchline relating to this. In one instance, a male passenger sitting next to Wanda on an airplane protested to her feeding Hammie in public, calling it "disgusting"...while he's clearly looking at [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a Playboy centerfold]]. In another series, a male lifeguard tried to kick Wanda out of a public pool, claiming her breastfeeding Hammie violated decency standards...only to stop ''mid-sentence'' in order to ogle at a nearby woman in a [[MsFanservice barely-there bikini]].
17th Mar '16 11:35:24 AM needlessexposition
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* AdultFear: Zoe goes missing in a department store when Wanda looks away for one second. Thankfully she's found but Wanda (and later Darryl when he's told the story) are both in tears.


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** When Zoe gets her first shot, ''Wanda'' was the one in tears rather than Zoe.


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* FieryRedhead: Zoe is very spirited and precocious with a temper that Hammie has a knack for flaring up.
27th Dec '15 3:49:01 PM heartauthor
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: In one Sunday strip, Zoe avoided punishment for spilling a bag of flour on her head because Wanda was laughing too hard at the scene. In another weekly strip, Wanda sent Zoe and Hammie to their rooms for covering their faces in makeup...only to let them out once she had stopped laughing.
19th Oct '15 1:01:14 PM heartauthor
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* PuppyDogEyes: Zoe's a master at these. Darryl falls for it every single time (he refers to them as "Bambi Eyes" in one strip).
19th Oct '15 12:58:12 PM heartauthor
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* IAteWhat: In the Easter 2012 Sunday Strip, Darryl is continuously asking Hammie, Zoe, and Wren if they are certain if they found all of the easter eggs in the area while trying to heavily hint at the egg on the porch lamp. The kids continuously attempt to insist that they have found every single one, before Hammie points out just as Darryl is about to eat the egg that the one on the porch light didn't count, as that was there since last year. Cue Darryl rushing inside to locate a restroom, presumably to vomit up the egg he just ate. It can be seen [[http://babyblues.com/comics/April-8-2012/ here]].

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* IAteWhat: In the Easter 2012 Sunday Strip, Darryl is continuously asking Hammie, Zoe, and Wren if they are certain if they found all of the easter Easter eggs in the area while trying to heavily hint at the egg on the porch lamp. The kids continuously attempt to insist that they have found every single one, before Hammie points out just as Darryl is about to eat the egg that the one on the porch light didn't count, as that was there since last year. Cue Darryl rushing inside to locate a restroom, presumably to vomit up the egg he just ate. It can be seen [[http://babyblues.com/comics/April-8-2012/ here]].here]].
** There have been a few strips where this joke was the punchline, more often than not involving Darryl. One strip had him eating French Fries at a fast-food joint, only to find out Zoe had been getting them from under the table. In another, Darryl takes a bite of a then-toddler Zoe's toast, only to spit it out when Wanda says to Zoe "You usually stop after you lick all the peanut butter off!"
19th Oct '15 12:51:45 PM heartauthor
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* OverprotectiveDad: Darryl, especially toward Zoe. One set of strips had Darryl freaking out because Zoe had developed a crush on an "older man." Zoe was two at the time; the "older man" was a ''three-year-old''.
19th Oct '15 10:47:20 AM heartauthor
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* MamaBear: Wanda; not just to her own kids, but kids in general. In different strips, she's snapped at another mom who yanked on her little boy's arm too hard, berated a woman for smoking while pregnant (by apparently "stubbing out her cigarette and sticking it in her ear"), and in one week-long story, came to the rescue of a little boy whose mom had lost her temper and started hitting him in the grocery store.
18th Aug '15 5:21:56 AM hullflyer
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* AllGirlsLikePonies: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-07-01 Zoe]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-01-05 is]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2008-01-08 the]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2008-01-07 big]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2004-01-06 example]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2000-08-02 of this.]] She likes [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2006-10-27 unicorns]] too.

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* AllGirlsLikePonies: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-07-01 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/July-1-2009/ Zoe]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-01-05 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-5-2009/ is]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2008-01-08 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-8-2008/ the]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2008-01-07 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-7-2008/ big]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2004-01-06 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-6-2004/ example]] [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2000-08-02 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/August-2-2000/ of this.]] She likes [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2006-10-27 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/October-27-2006/ unicorns]] too.



* AllWomenLoveShoes: A one-week storyline involved Zoe [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=11/02/2009 practically falling in love]] with a pair of pink cowgirl boots.

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* AllWomenLoveShoes: A one-week storyline involved Zoe [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=11/02/2009 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/November-2-2009/ practically falling in love]] with a pair of pink cowgirl boots.



* LargeHamAnnouncer: Zoe, for a lot of examples. [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1999-07-26 Here's an old one.]]

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* LargeHamAnnouncer: Zoe, for a lot of examples. [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1999-07-26 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/July-26-1999/ Here's an old one.]]



** But Wren, the third child, is still a baby, so new fans would probably asume Wren was the reason for the title.

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** But Wren, the third child, is still a baby, so new fans would probably asume assume Wren was the reason for the title.



** Zoe with similar baby talk to Hammie, but she usually pronounced more words correctly. Although, when she did use it, she mispronounced a lot of words like [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1996-08-06 this example]]

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** Zoe with similar baby talk to Hammie, but she usually pronounced more words correctly. Although, when she did use it, she mispronounced a lot of words like [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1996-08-06 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/August-6-1996/ this example]]



* BadLiar: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2007-04-13 Zoe in this example.]] Funny thing is, there is a similar strip which used the same joke, but was an old one.

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* BadLiar: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2007-04-13 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/April-13-2007/ Zoe in this example.]] Funny thing is, there is a similar strip which used the same joke, but was an old one.



* BillBillJunkBill [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2007-01-22 The beginning of this strip.]]

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* BillBillJunkBill [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2007-01-22 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-22-2007/ The beginning of this strip.]]



* CainAndAbel: Zoe says [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2008-06-19 the Halverson boys']] Mom calls them Cain and Abel, due to their BigBallOfViolence.

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* CainAndAbel: Zoe says [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2008-06-19 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/June-19-2008/ the Halverson boys']] Mom calls them Cain and Abel, due to their BigBallOfViolence.



* ChristmasSpecial: They always have a strip mentioning Christmas, but an actual story was made in 2006. The story's true start was actually in [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=11/27/2006 November,]] when Wanda mentions what Zoe and Hammie called "The Perfect Christmas," in which there would be no end to the presents Santa brings. Zoe and Hammie start to write their Christmas lists, when Zoe has a brilliant idea; Santa brings them every present in the world! When they do get all the presents in the world, [[spoiler: they realize they've been greedy and decide to write another letter asking to return all the presents to Santa.]]

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* ChristmasSpecial: They always have a strip mentioning Christmas, but an actual story was made in 2006. The story's true start was actually in [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=11/27/2006 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/November-27-2006/ November,]] when Wanda mentions what Zoe and Hammie called "The Perfect Christmas," in which there would be no end to the presents Santa brings. Zoe and Hammie start to write their Christmas lists, when Zoe has a brilliant idea; Santa brings them every present in the world! When they do get all the presents in the world, [[spoiler: they realize they've been greedy and decide to write another letter asking to return all the presents to Santa.]]



* CuriousAsAMonkey: Hammie on some occasions. [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1998-01-30 And Zoe as a toddler.]]
* CurseCutShort: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-12-11 This one]]
* DeadGuyJunior: Hammie was named after his great-great-grandfather, [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2004-07-09 Hamish.]]
* DeepFriedWhatever: More like fried in [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2003-07-19 this example.]]

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* CuriousAsAMonkey: Hammie on some occasions. [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1998-01-30 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-30-1998/ And Zoe as a toddler.]]
* CurseCutShort: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-12-11 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/December-11-2009/ This one]]
* DeadGuyJunior: Hammie was named after his great-great-grandfather, [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2004-07-09 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/July-9-2004/ Hamish.]]
* DeepFriedWhatever: More like fried in [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2003-07-19 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/July-19-2003/ this example.]]



* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1997-10-06 Hammie]] and [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-02-06 Darryl]] are guilty of this trope.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2001-07-04 Princess High N' Mighty Big Shot Told-You-So Boss of the World]] (or "Zoe.")

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* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1997-10-06 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/October-6-1997/ Hammie]] and [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-02-06 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/February-6-2009/ Darryl]] are guilty of this trope.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2001-07-04 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/July-4-2001/ Princess High N' Mighty Big Shot Told-You-So Boss of the World]] (or "Zoe.")



* FearOfThunder: All three kids are [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=10/27/2003 scared by lightning.]]

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* FearOfThunder: All three kids are [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=10/27/2003 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/October-27-2003/ scared by lightning.]]



** [[http://www.babyblues.com/Testing/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=02/26/04 This strip.]] ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' did it first.
* GirlishPigtails: Zoe's hair in preschool. [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2006-05-11 And Wanda's hair as a kid.]]
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Present-day Zoe might not care for them anymore, but there was once a week-long story line where [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=03/05/2001 Zoe used her toys in an attempt to stall bedtime.]] And boy did she have a lot of them!

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** [[http://www.babyblues.com/Testing/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=02/26/04 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/February-26-2004/ This strip.]] ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' did it first.
* GirlishPigtails: Zoe's hair in preschool. [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2006-05-11 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/May-11-2006/ And Wanda's hair as a kid.]]
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Present-day Zoe might not care for them anymore, but there was once a week-long story line where [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=03/05/2001 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/March-5-2001/ Zoe used her toys in an attempt to stall bedtime.]] And boy did she have a lot of them!



* IAteWhat: In the Easter 2012 Sunday Strip, Darryl is continuously asking Hammie, Zoe, and Wren if they are certain if they found all of the easter eggs in the area while trying to heavily hint at the egg on the porch lamp. The kids continuously attempt to insist that they have found every single one, before Hammie points out just as Darryl is about to eat the egg that the one on the porch light didn't count, as that was there since last year. Cue Darryl rushing inside to locate a restroom, presumably to vomit up the egg he just ate. It can be seen [[http://babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=04/08/2012 here]].

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* IAteWhat: In the Easter 2012 Sunday Strip, Darryl is continuously asking Hammie, Zoe, and Wren if they are certain if they found all of the easter eggs in the area while trying to heavily hint at the egg on the porch lamp. The kids continuously attempt to insist that they have found every single one, before Hammie points out just as Darryl is about to eat the egg that the one on the porch light didn't count, as that was there since last year. Cue Darryl rushing inside to locate a restroom, presumably to vomit up the egg he just ate. It can be seen [[http://babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=04/08/2012 com/comics/April-8-2012/ here]].



* KidsPreferBoxes: [[http://www.babyblues.com/Testing/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=01/06/09 This strip]] as well as [[http://www.babyblues.com/Testing/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=05/28/05 this one]].

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* KidsPreferBoxes: [[http://www.babyblues.com/Testing/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=01/06/09 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-6-2009/ This strip]] as well as [[http://www.babyblues.com/Testing/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=05/28/05 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/May-28-2005/ this one]].



* MiddleChildSyndrome: This happened to Hammie a [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2006-12-17 couple]] of [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-06-10 times]]. He is the middle child, but it only happened in circumstances where he is jealous of baby Wren.

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: This happened to Hammie a [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2006-12-17 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/December-17-2006/ couple]] of [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-06-10 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/June-10-2009/ times]]. He is the middle child, but it only happened in circumstances where he is jealous of baby Wren.



* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=03/29/2011 This strip]] is actually an in-universe example.

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* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=03/29/2011 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/March-29-2011/ This strip]] is actually an in-universe example.



* SecretKeeper: Zoe for Hammie's pacifier (see Security Blanket below) and [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2007-12-04 when Hammie swore.]]

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* SecretKeeper: Zoe for Hammie's pacifier (see Security Blanket below) and [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2007-12-04 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/December-4-2007/ when Hammie swore.]]



*** And Hammie's pacifier [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=11/17/2008 Which he still has.]]

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*** And Hammie's pacifier [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?formname=getstrip&GoToDay=11/17/2008 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/November-17-2008/ Which he still has.]]



* TagalongKid: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1999-06-22 Hammie as Prince Bobo]]

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* TagalongKid: [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1999-06-22 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/June-22-1999/ Hammie as Prince Bobo]]



* TooDumbToLive: Hammie. Ever since he turned about six, and [[ComicBookTime stayed that way for a few years,]] he's been performing dangerous stunts nearly every time he appears! [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-03-25 Wanda even told him once the many things that could go wrong]] and he acted like they were reasons to go along with it!

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* TooDumbToLive: Hammie. Ever since he turned about six, and [[ComicBookTime stayed that way for a few years,]] he's been performing dangerous stunts nearly every time he appears! [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2009-03-25 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/March-25-2009/ Wanda even told him once the many things that could go wrong]] and he acted like they were reasons to go along with it!



* YouDidntAsk: This can happen sometimes. Here's [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2000-08-25 one of them from when Hammie was being potty-trained.]] and a later one with [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2004-01-18 Zoe and Hammie on a walk with Darryl and Wren.]]

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* YouDidntAsk: This can happen sometimes. Here's [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2000-08-25 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/August-25-2000/ one of them from when Hammie was being potty-trained.]] and a later one with [[http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=2004-01-18 [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-18-2004/ Zoe and Hammie on a walk with Darryl and Wren.]]
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