History ComicStrip / BloomCounty

12th Aug '16 9:14:42 PM jamespolk
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* TheBusCameBack: Senator Bedfellow, Bloom County's corrupt, cynical, drunken Senator, returns in August 2016 after an absence of over 30 years. (He returns to Binkley's anxiety closet, that is.)
11th Aug '16 9:48:22 AM 32_Footsteps
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** A later Sunday strip features cockroaches doing this to control people, making white people unable to understand rap and [[TakeThat convincing George H. W. Bush to pick Dan Quayle as a running mate]].



* RatingsStunt: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed and parodied]] in a week where the entire cast was naked for the entire week, with SceneryCensor in full effect. When it was pointed out that the cast was overwhelmingly ugly and male, it was floated that Opus would visit the Playboy Mansion. [[spoiler: Instead, we get Bill-as-Donald Trump posing with a strategically placed dollar.]]



* SceneryCensor: An entire week of strips in February 1989 had the cast going nude in what was supposed to be a "ratings" stunt. Their naughty bits are covered with scenery censors throughout.

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* SceneryCensor: An entire week of strips in February 1989 had the cast going nude in what was supposed to be a "ratings" stunt. Their naughty bits are covered with scenery censors throughout. Parodied with Opus, who suddenly gets his neck, usually covered by his RingAroundTheCollar, censored by a flower.
10th Aug '16 3:11:48 PM Nakuyabi
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* CampStraight: Binkley.

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* CampStraight: Binkley.Binkley never does very well with all the "manly" activities in which his father tries to train him, has rather "girly" ambitions to be a ballet dancer (for which he wears a tutu in several strips), and just seems rather limp-wristed in every way; and yet he's as interested in the girls as any guy, including a young black girl named Goldie... who turned him down when he asked if she'd go steady with him, however.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire "[[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2012/10/09 penguin]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2012/10/10 lust]]" [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2012/10/11 story arc]] was a criticism of homophobia.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire "[[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2012/10/09 penguin]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2012/10/10 lust]]" [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2012/10/11 story arc]] was a criticism of homophobia.religious controversies concerning sexuality.
8th Jul '16 6:39:16 PM freesefan
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Milo's headline for the Olive Loaf Vigilante story: "Mystery Man Mugs Mimes With Meat: Millions Make Merry!" (Feb. 1, 1985)
--> '''Milo''': Bad newspapers live for this sort of thing.
27th Jun '16 5:26:20 AM VicGeorge2011
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* AllJustADream: Zig-zagged a bit. The first ''Bloom County 2015'' strip revealed that Opus had been asleep for the past 25 years, effectively retconning the events of ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' out of existence. However, the Men's Kouch from ''Outland'' has been showing up, raising the question of just ''how much'' was a dream.

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* AllJustADream: AllJustADream
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Zig-zagged a bit. The first ''Bloom County 2015'' strip revealed that Opus had been asleep for the past 25 years, effectively retconning the events of ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' out of existence. However, the Men's Kouch from ''Outland'' has been showing up, raising the question of just ''how much'' was a dream.dream.
** In the original run, Oliver Wendell Jones has a teleporter accident where he starts turning into Bill the Cat, only to wake up and find out that it was all just a dream...immediately to be followed with an OrWasItADream twist when Steve Dallas appears at Oliver's bedside with his head attached to Opus' body.
27th Jun '16 5:11:26 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Also parodied with Steve Dallas doing Emoji Swearing at Opus in the bathroom.
16th Jun '16 3:40:23 PM mariic
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** [[GetOut "You can slam the door behind you."]]
16th Jun '16 2:23:09 PM freesefan
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** The [[http://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1004028256294594/?type=1&theater first installment]] of ''Bloom County 2015'' shows Opus waking from a 25-year nap, suggesting that the entirety of ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' were AllJustADream.

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** The [[http://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1004028256294594/?type=1&theater gocomics.com/bloom-county/2015/07/20 first installment]] of ''Bloom County 2015'' shows Opus waking from a 25-year nap, suggesting that the entirety of ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' were AllJustADream.
14th Apr '16 11:35:36 AM mlsmithca
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-->'''Milo:''' So where'd you hide Jimmy Hoffa, Senator?
-->'''Senator:''' ''I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS!''
-->'''Milo:''' ''(writing)'' "'We lost the body', Bedfellow admits."

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-->'''Milo:''' So where'd ''(on phone)'' Senator? This is Milo Bloom at the ''Beacon''. Will you hide confirm that you sank Jimmy Hoffa, Senator?
-->'''Senator:''' ''I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS!''
-->'''Milo:'''
Hoffa in your backyard pond?\\
'''Sen. Bedfellow:''' ''(over phone)'' WHAT? OF COURSE NOT!\\
'''Milo:''' ''(writing)'': Fine. I'll go with "Sen. Bedfellow denies that pond is where he sank Hoffa."\\
'''Sen. Bedfellow:''' THAT'S NOT TRUE!\\
'''Milo:''' Okay.
''(writing)'' "'We "Bedfellow '''did''' sink Hoffa in pond."\\
'''Sen. Bedfellow:''' I DON'T '''''KNOW''''' WHERE HOFFA IS!!\\
'''Milo:''' ''(writing)'' "'I
lost the body', Bedfellow admits.body,' says Bedfellow."
13th Apr '16 3:06:18 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* WhatAreRecords: One Sunday ''Opus'' strip actually dealt with this, in regards to ''newspapers'' of all things. Opus actually had to explain to the guy at least three times what a newspaper was, with each explanation being different. The joke got [[https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1045527488811337/?type=1&theater recycled]] in ''Bloom County 2015'' on September 21, 2015 with Cozy telling her daughter about newspapers. It's less funny in the days of the internet.

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* WhatAreRecords: One Sunday ''Opus'' strip actually dealt with this, in regards to ''newspapers'' of all things. Opus actually had to explain to the guy at least three times what a newspaper was, with each explanation being different. The [[labelnote:Caveat]]The joke got [[https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1045527488811337/?type=1&theater recycled]] in ''Bloom County 2015'' on September 21, 2015 with Cozy telling her daughter about newspapers. It's less funny in the days of the internet.
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