History ComicStrip / BeetleBailey

24th Jun '16 7:21:34 PM ChesterPolarbear
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** Lt. Flap, who likes to dress outrageously colourfully, comes back from his holiday shocked. It turns out he's met his better -- having visited a [[https://www.google.fi/search?q=liberace&tbm=isch Liberace]] museum.

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** Lt.LT. Flap, who likes to dress outrageously colourfully, comes back from his holiday shocked. It turns out he's met his better -- having visited a [[https://www.google.fi/search?q=liberace&tbm=isch Liberace]] museum.



** Many privates, such as Bammy, Ozone and Pops. They could have actually got out of the army, though there was a strip in 2011 with apparent cameos in a crowd, including at least Bammy.

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** Many privates, Privates, such as Bammy, Ozone and Pops. They could have actually got out of the army, though there was a strip in 2011 with apparent cameos in a crowd, including at least Bammy.
24th Jun '16 7:19:47 PM ChesterPolarbear
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'''Ms. Buxley:''' General Halftrack's [[SexySecretary beautiful secretary.]] She used to be as [[BrainlessBeauty dumb as a post]], but has [[CharacterDevelopment developed]] some since the whole [[MediaWatchdog sexism criticism thing]]. She usually works with [[SassySecretary Ms. Blips]], [[GadgeteerGenius Chip Gizmo]], and the officers of the camp. She seems to be [[StrangledByTheRedString dating Beetle now,]] even though there wasn't much to their relationship [[LastMinuteHookup before a few years ago.]] Halftrack's other assistant is a mature and rather plain woman called Ms. Blips.

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'''Ms. Buxley:''' General Halftrack's [[SexySecretary beautiful secretary.]] She used to be as [[BrainlessBeauty dumb as a post]], but has [[CharacterDevelopment developed]] some since the whole [[MediaWatchdog sexism criticism thing]]. She usually works with [[SassySecretary Ms. Private Blips]], [[GadgeteerGenius Chip Gizmo]], and the officers of the camp. She seems to be [[StrangledByTheRedString dating Beetle now,]] even though there wasn't much to their relationship [[LastMinuteHookup before a few years ago.]] Halftrack's other assistant is a mature and rather plain woman called Ms. Private Blips.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: A few one-shot characters, Killer to some women, but most of all Sgt. Louise Lugg to Sgt. Snorkel. They actually sort of dated at one point, but the only explanation given to how that ever happened was that she forced him into it. It's ironic, anyway, as an earlier strip shows him imagining his ideal woman as a female version of himself, which Lugg was (admittedly without the bodybuilder figure).

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: A few one-shot characters, Killer to some women, but most of all Sgt. SGT. Louise Lugg to Sgt.SGT. Snorkel. They actually sort of dated at one point, but the only explanation given to how that ever happened was that she forced him into it. It's ironic, anyway, as an earlier strip shows him imagining his ideal woman as a female version of himself, which Lugg was (admittedly without the bodybuilder figure).



** Lt. Fuzz is so reluctant to jump from a plane to parachute down that he stays hanging from a cloud.

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** Lt.LT. Fuzz is so reluctant to jump from a plane to parachute down that he stays hanging from a cloud.



* CatsAreMean: Sgt. Lugg's cat Bella has a tough, nasty attitude.
* CharacterDevelopment: A few strips in the comic's first years portrayed Ms. Blips as out-ditzing Ms. Buxley (such as calling the firefighters when Sarge loudly exclaimed "'''Fire!'''" during a shooting session, which, by the way, was [[RecycledScript recycled]] for Ms. Buxley). [[StatusQuoIsGod Everybody else, though...]]

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* CatsAreMean: Sgt.SGT. Lugg's cat Bella has a tough, nasty attitude.
* CharacterDevelopment: A few strips in the comic's first years portrayed Ms. PVT Blips as out-ditzing Ms. Buxley (such as calling the firefighters when Sarge loudly exclaimed "'''Fire!'''" during a shooting session, which, by the way, was [[RecycledScript recycled]] for Ms. Buxley). [[StatusQuoIsGod Everybody else, though...]]



* DirtyOldMan: Let's put it this way... Ms. Blip once remarks that no, the General probably isn't going to say anything about Ms. Buxley's pants being too tight, because it's hard to speak with your tongue hanging out. It was not always as extreme -- sometimes, it was even subverted when his secretaries were ''expecting'' it -- and was toned down later.

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* DirtyOldMan: Let's put it this way... Ms. Blip PVT Blips once remarks that no, the General probably isn't going to say anything about Ms. Buxley's pants being too tight, because it's hard to speak with your tongue hanging out. It was not always as extreme -- sometimes, it was even subverted when his secretaries were ''expecting'' it -- and was toned down later.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before the Korean War, Beetle was a swinging college student. Then he joined the Army, and we have the strip that's been going for the past 60 years. Some day he might get out of basic training.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before the Korean War, UsefulNotes/KoreanWar, Beetle was a swinging college student. Then he joined the Army, and we have the strip that's been going for the past 60 years. Some day he might get out of basic training.



** Perhaps the biggest setup for a weird situation for someone to walk in on appears in the story where the General finally receives a letter from the Pentagon, informing him that he has to be ready for a major inspection in a week. When the general from the Pentagon lands, in the middle of their combat practice with rockets and ammunition flying all over the place, he's met with Otto barking at his helicopter, Zero dressed as a tree going around saying hi to everyone, Sarge running around happily yelling charge while carrying a sleeping Beetle over his head, the Major up to his neck in a mud pit, Lt. Flap returning to the scene in one of his trademark outrageous outfits, Cookie {{carrying a cake}} and singing happy birthday, and General Halftrack getting drunk in a torn and ragged uniform.

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** Perhaps the biggest setup for a weird situation for someone to walk in on appears in the story where the General finally receives a letter from the Pentagon, informing him that he has to be ready for a major inspection in a week. When the general from the Pentagon lands, in the middle of their combat practice with rockets and ammunition flying all over the place, he's met with Otto barking at his helicopter, Zero dressed as a tree going around saying hi to everyone, Sarge running around happily yelling charge while carrying a sleeping Beetle over his head, the Major up to his neck in a mud pit, Lt.LT. Flap returning to the scene in one of his trademark outrageous outfits, Cookie {{carrying a cake}} and singing happy birthday, and General Halftrack getting drunk in a torn and ragged uniform.
27th May '16 9:38:35 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before the Korean War, Beetle was a swinging college student. Then he joined the Army, and we have the strip that's been going for the past 60 years.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before the Korean War, Beetle was a swinging college student. Then he joined the Army, and we have the strip that's been going for the past 60 years. Some day he might get out of basic training.
20th May '16 12:59:44 PM 123MannCoBox
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* GameShow: Beetle and company became a puzzle on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIo7fZRXWH4 Password Plus]].

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* GameShow: Beetle and company became a puzzle on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIo7fZRXWH4 Password Plus]].Super Password]].
6th May '16 12:17:12 AM VVK
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* FatCat: Louise Lugg's Bella looks fat... although it's also been suggested that she's either just got thick fur, or is all muscle. Then again, to begin with, she doesn't even walk because her owner carries her around, so it's not like she's getting much exercise.
2nd May '16 7:32:39 PM themisterfree
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* AnimatedAdaptation: There was a TV series in 1963-64, often paired with animated versions of ''Snuffy Smith'' and ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' (known collectively as the King Features Trilogy, produced by Al Brodax). Beetle's and General Halftrack's voices was Howard Morris, Sgt. Snorkel's was Allan Melvin.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: There was a TV series in 1963-64, often paired with animated versions of ''Snuffy Smith'' and ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' (known collectively as the King Features Trilogy, produced by Al Brodax). Beetle's and General Halftrack's voices was Howard Morris, Sgt. Snorkel's was Allan Melvin. There was also an animated special that was produced in 1989, but went unaired and wasn't seen until it was released on DVD in the 2000s (King Features/Hearst had many of their comic strips- ''Blondie'', ''Cathy'', ''Hagar the Horrible''- tried as animated specials during that time).
28th Apr '16 10:40:00 PM VVK
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* HarmlessFreezing: In one strip, Beetle is asked to get hot coffee for Sarge who had fallen into freezing water. It turns out it's not for drinking but for melting the giant block of ice he's encased in.

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* HarmlessFreezing: In one strip, Beetle is asked to get hot coffee for Sarge Sarge, who had fallen into freezing water. It turns out it's not for drinking but for melting the giant block of ice he's encased in.
28th Apr '16 10:39:26 PM VVK
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* HarmlessFreezing: In one strip, Beetle is asked to get hot coffee for Sarge who had fallen into freezing water. It turns out it's not for drinking but for melting the giant block of ice he's encased in.
22nd Mar '16 6:30:26 AM Lancelot07
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Out on patrol, the men encounter a river and must get their jeep across. Instead of building a bridge, Zero suggests tying the jeep to two logs and floating it. Everyone is gobsmacked -- Zero had an IDEA! (And it worked, too!)
13th Mar '16 6:11:29 AM Lancelot07
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* ShipTease: Beetle eventually gets this with Ms. Bixley, with some strips even elevating them to an OfficialCouple.
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