History ComicStrip / Blondie

17th Sep '17 6:01:25 AM snichols1973
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One of the [[PrintLongRunners longest-running]] (from September 8, 1930) and most popular NewspaperComics of all time, and still fairly funny even after all this time, ''Blondie'' stars Dagwood Bumstead, a bog-standard salaryman with a strange haircut, one button on his shirt, and a love of monstrous sandwiches. He is HappilyMarried to [[HelloNurse Blondie]], who runs a popular delicatessen and catering establishment. Their children are Alexander, who mimics his father in terms of hairstyle, and Cookie, who resembles her mother. The household is rounded out by the family dog, Daisy. Other recurring characters are MeanBoss J.C. Dithers, MouthyKid Elmo, neighbors Herb and Tootsie Woodley, mailman Mr. Beasley, Dagwood's fellow carpoolers, and the chef at the local diner. Pretty much a SliceOfLife comic at this point, the characters [[ComicBookTime have been stuck at the same age since the early 1950s]].

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One of the [[PrintLongRunners longest-running]] (from September 8, 1930) and most popular NewspaperComics of all time, and still fairly funny even after all this time, ''Blondie'' stars Dagwood Bumstead, a bog-standard salaryman with a strange haircut, one button on his shirt, and a love of monstrous sandwiches. He is HappilyMarried to [[HelloNurse Blondie]], who runs a popular delicatessen and catering establishment. Their children are Alexander, who mimics his father in terms of hairstyle, and Cookie, who resembles her mother. The household is rounded out by the family dog, Daisy. Other recurring characters are MeanBoss J.C. Dithers, MouthyKid Elmo, neighbors Herb and Tootsie Woodley, mailman Mr. Beasley, Dagwood's fellow carpoolers, carpoolers [[AerithAndBob Claudia and Dwitzell]], and Lou, the chef at the local diner. Pretty much a SliceOfLife comic at this point, the characters [[ComicBookTime have been stuck at the same age since the early 1950s]].
4th Mar '17 6:58:30 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Jul '16 11:20:38 AM themisterfree
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: JC Dithers is technically in the construction business, but it's barely referred to at all. Lampshaded in recent years- [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LpSaZ0EVYcU/UqeUYoPCaDI/AAAAAAAAENM/SVdgVk55Dds/s1600/131121+Blondie.PNG one strip had Dithers and Dagwood interviewing a potential new hire]. He promptly asks them what business they're in- he isn't sure if it's construction or something else. After he leaves, Dithers and Dagwood promptly conclude that he "asked way too many questions".

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: JC Dithers is technically in the construction business, but it's barely referred to at all. Lampshaded in recent years- [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LpSaZ0EVYcU/UqeUYoPCaDI/AAAAAAAAENM/SVdgVk55Dds/s1600/131121+Blondie.PNG one strip had Dithers and Dagwood interviewing a potential new hire].hire]]. He promptly asks them what business they're in- he isn't sure if it's construction or something else. After he leaves, Dithers and Dagwood promptly conclude that he "asked way too many questions".
12th Jul '16 11:20:10 AM themisterfree
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: JC Dithers is technically in the construction business, but it's barely referred to at all. Lampshaded in recent years- one strip had Dithers and Dagwood interviewing a potential new hire. He promptly asks them what business they're in- he isn't sure if it's construction or something else. After he leaves, Dithers and Dagwood promptly conclude that he "asked way too many questions".

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: JC Dithers is technically in the construction business, but it's barely referred to at all. Lampshaded in recent years- [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LpSaZ0EVYcU/UqeUYoPCaDI/AAAAAAAAENM/SVdgVk55Dds/s1600/131121+Blondie.PNG one strip had Dithers and Dagwood interviewing a potential new hire.hire]. He promptly asks them what business they're in- he isn't sure if it's construction or something else. After he leaves, Dithers and Dagwood promptly conclude that he "asked way too many questions".
12th Jul '16 11:19:14 AM themisterfree
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: JC Dithers is technically in the construction business, but it's barely referred to at all. Lampshaded in recent years- one strip had Dithers and Dagwood interviewing a potential new hire. He promptly asks them what business they're in- he isn't sure if it's construction or something else. After he leaves, Dithers and Dagwood promptly conclude that he "asked way too many questions".
24th Jun '16 5:46:46 PM foxley
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* WrongInsultOffence: [[MeanBoss Mr. Dithers]] takes [[http://blondie.com/todays_strip/ offense when]] someone claims he runs his company "almost like a dictatorship", when he clearly runs it "''exactly'' like one.
2nd May '16 7:33:52 PM themisterfree
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Derivative works include a series of comedy films (and long-running radio series) starring Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton, two single-season sitcoms (produced in 1957 and 1968), and two animated TV specials in the late 80s (from Marvel productions, who had worked with King Features earlier on ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'').

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Derivative works include a series of comedy films (and long-running radio series) starring Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton, two single-season sitcoms (produced in 1957 and 1968), and two animated TV specials in the late 80s (from Marvel productions, Productions, who had worked with King Features earlier on ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'').
2nd May '16 7:33:40 PM themisterfree
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Derivative works include a series of comedy films (and long-running radio series) starring Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton, two single-season sitcoms (produced in 1957 and 1968), and an animated TV special.

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Derivative works include a series of comedy films (and long-running radio series) starring Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton, two single-season sitcoms (produced in 1957 and 1968), and an two animated TV special.
specials in the late 80s (from Marvel productions, who had worked with King Features earlier on ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'').
2nd Apr '16 4:32:57 PM erracht
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* RecycledScript: Not surprising for such a long runner. Examples include a strip where the Bumsteads and the Woodleys couldn't agree on what movie to go and see and going to rent a video instead didn't solve the problem, and one where in an earlier version, Blondie could not get herself to overcome her revulsion toward a statuette that Dagwood had bought and which was recycled at least twice with Dagwood having a similar reaction to Blondie's new hairstyle.
2nd Apr '16 4:31:35 PM erracht
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* RecycledScript: Not surprising for such a long runner. Examples include a strip where the Bumsteads and the Woodleys couldn't agree on what movie to go and see and going to rent a video instead didn't solve the problem, and one where in an earlier version, Blondie could not get herself to overcome her revulsion toward a statuette that Dagwood had bought and which was recycled at least twice with Dagwood having a similar reaction to Blondie's new hairstyle.
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