History ComicStrip / BeetleBailey

9th Aug '17 7:00:27 PM Killerweinerdog
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* WatchThePaintJob / TheAllegedCar: Sarge's jeep tends to dip into both of these tropes at times. If it's not breaking down or otherwise in a state of disrepair, its being abused by the main characters....which probably explains its condition in the first place.
17th May '17 8:56:41 AM Lancelot07
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* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Pirates (Soldiers) Who Don't Do Anything]]: By WordOfGod, the strip is specifically about the foibles of the ''peacetime'' army. Accordingly, we never see the soldiers do any soldiering. They have sometimes appeared crawling on the ground in the middle of what could be real combat with no context given, but given the general context of the strip, this was unlikely to be anything other than practice.

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* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Pirates (Soldiers) Soldiers Who Don't Do Anything]]: By WordOfGod, the strip is specifically about the foibles of the ''peacetime'' army. Accordingly, we never see the soldiers do any soldiering. They have sometimes appeared crawling on the ground in the middle of what could be real combat with no context given, but given the general context of the strip, this was unlikely to be anything other than practice.



* ShipTease: Beetle eventually gets this with Ms. Bixley, with some strips even elevating them to an OfficialCouple.

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* ShipTease: Beetle eventually gets this with Ms. Bixley, Buxley, with some strips even elevating them to an OfficialCouple.
17th May '17 8:32:07 AM Lancelot07
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Some strips have occasionally sneaked in a sexual joke, though the trope is also averted: Mort Walker drew several strips that threw the radar out the window as they contained blatant sexual jokes or even sexual ''actions'', but they were never allowed to go further than the drafting stage. In some countries, however, said drafts were released for fans to read under the label of "too risky" content. To give examples, one draft had Zero being implied to [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbate]], while another had Louise Lugg appearing to give Sarge fellatio.
** One finished strip that ''somehow'' made it past the censors had General Halftrack hinting to his wife that he wanted to have sex, with her answering that "it" was "too long and hard." Halftrack proudly questions this only for her to explain she was talking about a cake she was baking.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Some strips have occasionally sneaked in a sexual joke, though the trope is also averted: Mort Walker drew several strips that threw the radar out the window as they contained nudity, blatant sexual jokes or even sexual ''actions'', but they were never allowed to go further than the drafting stage. In some countries, however, particularly Scandinavian ones, said drafts were released for fans to read under the label of "too risky" content. To give examples, one draft had Zero being implied to [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbate]], while another had Louise Lugg appearing to give Sarge fellatio. Another featured Miss Buxley having a "nightmare" of fleeing naked from an equally naked General Halftrack while he had an erection. And the list goes on.
** One finished strip that ''somehow'' made it past the censors had General Halftrack hinting with a big grin to his wife that he wanted to have sex, with her answering that "it" was "too long and hard." Halftrack proudly questions this only for her to explain that she was talking about a cake she was baking.
16th May '17 1:30:42 AM FordPrefect
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It's got an [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters incredibly diverse cast]] that increases as the years go by, possibly in attempts to boost low ratings or to keep up with the times. The comic used to deal with military issues that were either somewhat relevant, or were funny to those who were already in the army. The series is now run by Mort Walker's son, and much of the tone and theme of the strip, over the last couple of years has divorced itself from reality in terms of having Beetle and his fellow soldiers remain stationed within the US, oblivious to the wars currently waging in the Middle East.

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It's got an [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters incredibly diverse cast]] that increases as the years go by, possibly in attempts to boost low ratings or to keep up with the times. The comic used to deal with military issues that were either somewhat relevant, or were funny to those who were already in the army. The series is now run by Mort Walker's son, and much of the tone and theme of the strip, strip over the last couple of years has divorced itself from reality in terms of having Beetle and his fellow soldiers remain stationed within the US, oblivious to the wars currently waging in the Middle East.
28th Mar '17 6:18:41 AM Lancelot07
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* DubNameChange: Nearly all of the characters have different names in different countries. To use Beetle as an example, he's named "Billy" in Norway, "Jens Fup" in Denmark,"Knasen" in Sweden, "Masi" in Finland, "Flippie Flink" in the Netherlands and, funnily enough, "Zero" in Italy. The latter country focuses on the American Zero's buck teeth instead, upon which his name is "Dentino".

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* DubNameChange: Nearly all of the characters have different names in different countries. To use Beetle as an example, he's named "Billy" in Norway, "Jens Fup" in Denmark,"Knasen" in Sweden, "Masi" in Finland, "Flippie Flink" in the Netherlands and, funnily enough, "Zero" in Italy. The latter Said last country focuses on the American Zero's buck teeth instead, upon which his name is "Dentino".
20th Mar '17 1:50:48 PM Hvedekorn
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* PingPongNaivete:
** In some strips, Zero is so unfathomably stupid and unable to understand the simplest things that you have to wonder how he got drafted in the first place, or for that matter how he even manages to keep himself alive. In other strips, he seems moderately intelligent and may even have some WisdomFromTheGutter, though he's still naïve and literal-minded.
** In some strips, Beetle thinks up some genius plans to avoid working. In other strips, his plans to avoid working are incredibly stupid and only work because the Sarge is even stupider - and these plans usually end up being LaboriousLaziness.
10th Feb '17 1:31:14 AM BoukenDutch
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* DubNameChange: Nearly all of the characters have different names in different countries. To use Beetle as an example, he's named "Billy" in Norway, "Jens Fup" in Denmark,"Knasen" in Sweden, "Masi" in Finland, and, funnily enough, "Zero" in Italy. The latter country focuses on the American Zero's buck teeth instead, upon which his name is "Dentino".

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* DubNameChange: Nearly all of the characters have different names in different countries. To use Beetle as an example, he's named "Billy" in Norway, "Jens Fup" in Denmark,"Knasen" in Sweden, "Masi" in Finland, "Flippie Flink" in the Netherlands and, funnily enough, "Zero" in Italy. The latter country focuses on the American Zero's buck teeth instead, upon which his name is "Dentino".
24th Jan '17 3:53:51 AM VVK
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* WimpFight: A fight between Julius and Rocky is shown as pretty hopeless fist-poking. That's understandable with Julius, who's one of the wimpiest characters around -- someone once remarked that if he and Lt. Fuzz were to fight, both would lose -- but it's odd for Rocky, an ex-gang member and PsychoForHire wannabe.
19th Jan '17 7:48:53 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* ImpossiblyTackyClothes:
** When Sarge has to wear civilian clothes instead of his beloved uniform, expect colourful patterned jackets, trousers and neckties that clash horribly.
** General Halftrack is prone to wearing odd shirts, trousers that don't match and funny hats when he goes golfing.
2nd Jan '17 2:20:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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'''Sergeant Orville "Sarge" Snorkel:''' The [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]] of Company A, the company of soldiers that Beetle and others are part of. Sarge is a real [[{{Jerkass}} piece of work]], full of [[ButtMonkey character flaws]] and issues that the comic's creator [[FreudWasRight may or may not be aware of]].

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'''Sergeant Orville "Sarge" Snorkel:''' The [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant]] of Company A, the company of soldiers that Beetle and others are part of. Sarge is a real [[{{Jerkass}} piece of work]], full of [[ButtMonkey character flaws]] and issues that the comic's creator [[FreudWasRight may or may not be aware of]].
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