History ComicStrip / BloomCounty

21st Feb '17 2:59:41 PM jamespolk
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** Opus and Bill's 2016 presidential campaign. In the original strip the 1984 and 1988 campaigns were major arcs, but in 2016 the Meadow Party was mostly forgotten about. Breathed was quoted in an interview stating that he was making an effort to make the humor less political.



** Bobbi Harlow pops up in April 1981. Binkley pops up in May 1981, but with short hair and glasses. Steve Dallas appears on May 20, 1981, with his personality [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1981/05/20 fully formed]] (which makes sense as Steve was a carryover from Breathed's college strip ''Academia Waltz'').

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** Bobbi Harlow pops up in April 1981. Binkley pops up in May 1981, but with short hair and glasses. Steve Dallas appears on May 20, 1981, with his personality [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1981/05/20 fully formed]] (which makes sense as Steve was a carryover from Breathed's college strip ''Academia Waltz'').



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Among numerous examples, a Sunday strip with the expression [[http://myweb.usf.edu/~jfergers/BC_snowbunny.jpg "bit him on the ass".]]
** The first ''Bloom County 2015'' strip begins with a wet dream joke.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Among numerous examples, a Sunday strip with the expression [[http://myweb.usf.edu/~jfergers/BC_snowbunny.jpg "bit him on the ass".]]
** The first ''Bloom County 2015'' strip begins with a wet dream joke.
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17th Feb '17 6:08:16 PM bt8257
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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of Creator/DonaldTrump.Donald Trump.



Eventually Berke Breathed ended the strip because he was tired of it and segued into a new one, ''Outland'', a Sunday-only strip whch ran from 1989 to 1995. Many of the regulars of ''Bloom County'' eventually leached back into that strip, as they later did again with Breathed's second Sunday-only strip ''Opus,'' which ran from 2003 to 2008.

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Eventually Berke Breathed ended the strip because he was tired of it and segued into a new one, ''Outland'', a Sunday-only strip whch ran from 1989 to 1995. Many of the regulars of ''Bloom County'' eventually leached back into that strip, as they later did again with Breathed's second Sunday-only strip ''Opus,'' ''Opus'', which ran from 2003 to 2008.
9th Feb '17 5:04:46 PM Madrugada
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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of a slightly strawtastic Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of a slightly strawtastic Creator/DonaldTrump.
7th Feb '17 2:17:57 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BrownEyes: Steve has them according to [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=880323&comic=blm this strip]].
15th Jan '17 10:32:04 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MouthFullOfSmokes: When Steve Dallas gave up smoking, he gave all his cigarettes to Bill the Cat, who was seen smoking them all at once.
12th Jan '17 6:19:07 PM NESBoy
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-->'''Milo:''' He's sweating.
-->'''Oliver:''' ''I'm'' sweating.
** When Bill the Cat [[TheBusCameBack came back]] after [[DeathIsCheap one of his temporary deaths]], his life was recounted in excerpts from a tell-all biography entitled ''Frazzled: The Ugly, Sordid Life, Death, and Rebirth of Bill The Cat''. It was a clear parody of Bob Woodward's 1984 book ''Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of'' ''Creator/JohnBelushi'' (which received criticism from many of Belushi's friends, admirers, and relatives as a poorly researched, exploitative hit piece).

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-->'''Milo:''' He's sweating.
-->'''Oliver:'''
sweating.\\
'''Oliver:'''
''I'm'' sweating.
** When Bill the Cat [[TheBusCameBack came back]] after [[DeathIsCheap one of his temporary deaths]], his life was recounted in excerpts from a tell-all biography entitled ''Frazzled: The Ugly, Sordid Life, Death, and Rebirth of Bill The Cat''. It was a clear parody of Bob Woodward's 1984 book ''Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of'' ''Creator/JohnBelushi'' of Creator/JohnBelushi'' (which received criticism from many of Belushi's friends, admirers, and relatives as a poorly researched, exploitative hit piece).


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* TakeOurWordForIt: During the brief "coded forbidden word" arc[[note]]which revloves around [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=890123&comic=blm a ridiculous cryptogram involving Music/BonJovi's shorts size[[/note]], Hodge Podge and Portnoy [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=890125&comic=blm come across]] a prostitute uttering the forbidden word "utzaake". They promptly decode it, get shocked by the result, and Hodge comments, "If this gets printed, the republic is doomed." As we've noted earlier, the decoded words are just a jumbled mess of letters.
20th Dec '16 7:28:40 AM Prfnoff
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* EndOfSeriesAwareness: The last few weeks are replete with this trope, as the characters are "fired" (July 13, 1989) and try to find jobs in other comic strips (Steve Dallas turns up as one of ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'s dates, Oliver integrates ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', Milo appears in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', etc.). At one point, Opus even laments that "comic strips aren't supposed to end!", and, in one of the last strips, summarily boots Ronald Ann through the doorway to ''Outland'', reasoning that "she was dawdling, and ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' is taking over this space Monday."

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* EndOfSeriesAwareness: The last few weeks are replete with this trope, as the characters [[AnimatedActors "actors"]] are "fired" fired by UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump (July 13, 1989) and try to find jobs in other comic strips (Steve Dallas turns up as one of ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'s dates, Oliver integrates ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', Milo appears in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', etc.). At one point, Opus even laments that "comic strips aren't supposed to end!", and, in one of the last strips, summarily boots Ronald Ann through the doorway to ''Outland'', reasoning that "she was dawdling, and ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' is taking over this space Monday."
8th Dec '16 8:57:57 AM BugsFan17
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* CatchPhrase: "L.H. PUTTGRASS SIGNING OFF AND HEADING FOR THE TUB."
25th Nov '16 10:05:08 AM dannybeans
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** Bill the Cat was also originally intended to be a one-shot character, the joke being that they were trying to pass off a completely unmarketable character as the next {{ComicStrip/Garfield}}. He has since become nearly as iconic as Opus.
27th Oct '16 1:22:52 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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Eventually Berke Breathed ended the strip because he was tired of it and segued into a new one, ''Outland'', a Sunday-only striip whch ran from 1989 to 1995. Many of the regulars of ''Bloom County'' eventually leached back into that strip, as they later did again with Breathed's second Sunday-only strip ''Opus'', which ran from 2003 to 2008.

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Eventually Berke Breathed ended the strip because he was tired of it and segued into a new one, ''Outland'', a Sunday-only striip strip whch ran from 1989 to 1995. Many of the regulars of ''Bloom County'' eventually leached back into that strip, as they later did again with Breathed's second Sunday-only strip ''Opus'', ''Opus,'' which ran from 2003 to 2008.



For more of Breathed's work, see ''Literature/FlawedDogs''.

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For more of Breathed's work, see ''Literature/FlawedDogs''. ''Literature/FlawedDogs.''
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