History ComicStrip / BabyBlues

4th Oct '17 9:53:53 AM x_countryguy
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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.

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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.



* AllJustADream: [[http://babyblues.com/comics/november-30-2006/ Zig-zagged in one story arc.]] Zoe and Hammie both want extravagant amounts of gifts for Christmas. Darryl then tells them how, when he was a kid, he wanted so badly to have a toy airplane for Christmas but tired of it within a day. Zoe and Hammie then dream that they receive a ridiculous amount of Christmas gifts, and [[spoiler: upon finding themselves overwhelmed, try to get a letter to Santa (via toy airplane) asking for the excess gifts to be returned.]] Wanda compliments Darryl on the poignancy of his story on the airplane, which he admits he made up [[spoiler: just as a toy airplane is visible on the roof behind him.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[http://babyblues.com/comics/november-30-2006/ Zig-zagged in one story arc.]] Zoe and Hammie both want extravagant amounts of gifts for Christmas. Darryl then tells them how, when he was a kid, he wanted so badly to have a toy airplane for Christmas but tired of it within a day. Zoe and Hammie then dream that they receive a ridiculous amount of Christmas gifts, and [[spoiler: upon [[spoiler:upon finding themselves overwhelmed, try to get a letter to Santa (via toy airplane) asking for the excess gifts to be returned.]] Wanda compliments Darryl on the poignancy of his story on the airplane, which he admits he made up [[spoiler: [[spoiler: just as a toy airplane is visible on the roof behind him.]]



* 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://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.]]

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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://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 [[spoiler:they realize they've been greedy and decide to write another letter asking to return all the presents to Santa.]]



* 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]].

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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]].



* MistakenForAliens: Darryl was mistaken for an alien once when [[spoiler: Zoe and Hammie heard him walking around the house and thought it was "Two headed brain sucking alien burglars with ray guns."]]

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* MistakenForAliens: Darryl was mistaken for an alien once when [[spoiler: Zoe [[spoiler:Zoe and Hammie heard him walking around the house and thought it was "Two headed brain sucking alien burglars with ray guns."]]



* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Because they were expecting a girl, it took Darryl and Wanda some time to find a name for their son until they finally decided on Hamish (Ham for short), after one of Darryl's relatives. It took a few family members some time to get used to the name; Wanda's mother burst out laughing when she was told, and Rhonda declared "Ham? That's not a name...it's an entree!"

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Because they were expecting a girl, it took Darryl and Wanda some time to find a name for their son until they finally decided on Hamish (Ham for short), after one of Darryl's relatives. It took a few family members some time to get used to the name; Wanda's mother burst out laughing when she was told, and Rhonda declared "Ham? That's not a name... it's an entree!"
13th May '17 9:50:50 AM Galactic-Radiance
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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: It's even in the name, so of course Baby Blues has babies. Started with Zoe, and later Hammie and Wren. Somewhat subverted, in that while Daryl and Wanda are clearly happy having children, the strip doesn't shy away from how incredibly ''hard'' it is taking care of kids.

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: It's even in the name, so of course Baby Blues has babies. Started with Zoe, and later Hammie and Wren. Somewhat subverted, in that while Daryl Darryl and Wanda are clearly happy having children, the strip doesn't shy away from how incredibly ''hard'' it is taking care of kids.



* BillBillJunkBill [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-22-2007/ The beginning of this strip.]]

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* BillBillJunkBill BillBillJunkBill: [[http://babyblues.com/comics/January-22-2007/ The beginning of this strip.]]



*** And Hammie's pacifier [[http://babyblues.com/comics/November-17-2008/ Which he still has.]]

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*** And Hammie's pacifier pacifier. [[http://babyblues.com/comics/November-17-2008/ Which he still has.]]



* WorthIt: When Darryl points out to Hammie (who has a water hose trained on an unsuspecting Zoe) that he's facing serious time out time if he goes through with squirting Zoe, Hammie considers this and declares it's worth it.

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* WorthIt: When Darryl points out to Hammie (who has a water hose trained on an unsuspecting Zoe) that he's facing serious time out time-out time if he goes through with squirting Zoe, Hammie considers this and declares it's worth it.



-->Darryl and Wanda: "Why didn't you give us that many presents when we were little?"
-->All grandparents: "We didn't want to spoil you."

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-->Darryl -->'''Darryl and Wanda: Wanda''': "Why didn't you give us that many presents when we were little?"
-->All grandparents: -->'''All grandparents''': "We didn't want to spoil you."
13th May '17 9:30:44 AM Galactic-Radiance
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* AlliterativeName Wanda's maiden name was Wanda Wizowski.

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* AlliterativeName AlliterativeName: Wanda's maiden name was Wanda Wizowski.
7th Mar '17 8:52:03 PM heartauthor
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* ScreamingPlaneBaby: Played straight during Darryl and Wanda's first trip to visit the latter's parents with Zoe. Wanda's method of apologizing for this was to stand up and shout "HEY! Count your blessings! I COULD have had TWINS!" Subverted when Wanda took Hammie with her to visit her father after his heart attack; the only fuss he caused was spilling Wanda's drink.


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* SiblingYinYang: Shortly after Hammie was born, Wanda noted that he acted completely differently from Zoe when she was that age. Namely, while Zoe had colic and didn't sleep much, Hammie was much calmer and slept for most of the day.
23rd Jan '17 8:22:18 PM notShemp
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* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: In one comic, Wanda and Darryl are rushing Zoe to the doctor after thinking she may have swallowed a battery. Wanda mentions [[ContinuityNod how they were there just last week after Darryl stepped on Zoe's hand]] and says that if this continues, the staff will know them by name. Darryl dismisses this, but the next panel (focusing on the staff) shows she was right.

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* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: In one comic, strip, Wanda and Darryl are rushing Zoe to the doctor after thinking she may have swallowed a battery. Wanda mentions [[ContinuityNod how they were there just last week after Darryl stepped on Zoe's hand]] and says that if this continues, the staff will know them by name. Darryl dismisses this, but the next panel (focusing on the staff) shows she was right.
23rd Jan '17 8:22:01 PM notShemp
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* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: In one comic, Wanda and Darryl are rushing Zoe to the doctor after thinking she may have swallowed a battery. Wanda mentions [[ContinuityNod how they were there just last week after Darryl stepped on Zoe's hand]] and says that if this continues, the staff will know them by name. Darryl dismisses this, but the next panel (focusing on the staff) shows she was right.
24th Dec '16 3:13:14 PM heartauthor
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* BedtimeStalling: Zoe has tried numerous tactics to not have to go to bed. These include tying her shoelaces into large knots, refusing to go to sleep until she had all her stuffed animals with her, and even literally ''latching onto Darryl's face'' while she was kissing him goodnight.


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* GettingTheBabyToSleep: Zoe has often been the subject of this, even as she's gotten older. Her numerous attempts to stall bedtime include tying her shoelaces into large knots, refusing to go to sleep until she had all her stuffed animals with her, and even literally ''latching onto Darryl's face'' while she was kissing him goodnight.
24th Dec '16 3:04:23 PM heartauthor
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* BedtimeStalling: Zoe has tried numerous tactics to not have to go to bed. These include tying her shoelaces into large knots, refusing to go to sleep until she had all her stuffed animals with her, and even literally ''latching onto Darryl's face'' while she was kissing him goodnight.
24th Dec '16 2:59:45 PM heartauthor
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* NamesTheSame: Played for drama; when Zoe was in preschool, she was the target of a bully she knew only as "The Golden-Haired Girl." As it turns out, The Golden-Haired Girl's real name was also Zoe, to Wanda's horror.
26th Nov '16 5:27:33 PM heartauthor
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Despite becoming more tolerant of gross things since having kids, medical procedures in general (such as surgery or shots) make Darryl squeamish. When baby Wren had to get tubes in her ears, just hearing the word "surgery" caused Darryl to faint; he also fainted when Zoe's umbilical cord fell out.



* WorthIt: When Daryl points out to Hammie (who has a water hose trained on an unsuspecting Zoe) that he's facing serious time out time if he goes through with squirting Zoe, Hammie considers this and declares it's worth it.

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* WorthIt: When Daryl Darryl points out to Hammie (who has a water hose trained on an unsuspecting Zoe) that he's facing serious time out time if he goes through with squirting Zoe, Hammie considers this and declares it's worth it.
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