History ComicStrip / BringingUpFather

12th Oct '16 10:11:14 AM Mdumas43073
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* SocialClimber: Maggie.
12th Oct '16 10:09:43 AM Mdumas43073
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''Bringing Up Father'' is a retired newspaper comic strip debuting in 1913 (written by George [=McManus=]) and ending in 2000, featuring the day-to-day life of "Jiggs", an Irish-American with a habit for drinking, brawling and being generally uncouth, and his long-suffering, abusive wife Maggie, who is constantly trying to get the family into "society". The over-reaching gag is that Jiggs prefers the simple life, eating corn beef and hash, drinking and partying with his buddies, and lazing about, while social-climbing Maggie beats him over the head with various utensils while attempting to force Jiggs into more civilized behavior- dressing up, meeting other rich folk, travelling the world, and more. Filling out the recurring cast is their daughter Catie, a pretty, but horrifically spoiled, young woman who shares her mother's social-climbing tendencies, and recieves dozens of marriage proposals from wealthy Dukes, Generals, and businessmen.

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''Bringing Up Father'' is a retired newspaper comic strip debuting in 1913 (written by George [=McManus=]) and ending in 2000, featuring the day-to-day life of "Jiggs", an Irish-American with a habit for drinking, brawling and being generally uncouth, and his long-suffering, abusive wife Maggie, who is constantly trying to get the family into "society". The over-reaching gag is that Jiggs prefers the simple life, eating corn corned beef and hash, drinking and partying with his buddies, and lazing about, while social-climbing Maggie beats him over the head with various utensils while attempting to force Jiggs into more civilized behavior- dressing up, meeting other rich folk, travelling the world, and more. Filling out the recurring cast is their daughter Catie, a pretty, but horrifically spoiled, young woman who shares her mother's social-climbing tendencies, and recieves dozens of marriage proposals from wealthy Dukes, Generals, and businessmen.
12th Oct '16 10:08:47 AM Mdumas43073
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* LocalHangout: Dinty Moore's tavern.

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* LocalHangout: Dinty Moore's tavern.tavern is Jiggs' favorite haunt.
12th Oct '16 10:07:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* LocalHangout: Dinty Moore's tavern.
29th Aug '16 12:38:56 AM PaulA
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* LongRunner: 87 years fits this nicely. It was one of the oldest newspaper comic strips still in existence when it died, with numbers that are nearly impossible to replicate anymore.
16th Feb '15 6:40:37 AM TrustBen
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''Bringing Up Father'' is a retired newspaper comic strip debuting in 1913 (written by George Mc Manus) and ending in 2000, featuring the day-to-day life of "Jiggs", an Irish-American with a habit for drinking, brawling and being generally uncouth, and his long-suffering, abusive wife Maggie, who is constantly trying to get the family into "society". The over-reaching gag is that Jiggs prefers the simple life, eating corn beef and hash, drinking and partying with his buddies, and lazing about, while social-climbing Maggie beats him over the head with various utensils while attempting to force Jiggs into more civilized behavior- dressing up, meeting other rich folk, travelling the world, and more. Filling out the recurring cast is their daughter Catie, a pretty, but horrifically spoiled, young woman who shares her mother's social-climbing tendencies, and recieves dozens of marriage proposals from wealthy Dukes, Generals, and businessmen.

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''Bringing Up Father'' is a retired newspaper comic strip debuting in 1913 (written by George Mc Manus) [=McManus=]) and ending in 2000, featuring the day-to-day life of "Jiggs", an Irish-American with a habit for drinking, brawling and being generally uncouth, and his long-suffering, abusive wife Maggie, who is constantly trying to get the family into "society". The over-reaching gag is that Jiggs prefers the simple life, eating corn beef and hash, drinking and partying with his buddies, and lazing about, while social-climbing Maggie beats him over the head with various utensils while attempting to force Jiggs into more civilized behavior- dressing up, meeting other rich folk, travelling the world, and more. Filling out the recurring cast is their daughter Catie, a pretty, but horrifically spoiled, young woman who shares her mother's social-climbing tendencies, and recieves dozens of marriage proposals from wealthy Dukes, Generals, and businessmen.



* ExecutiveMeddling: As a Hearst newspaper strip, Bringing Up Father reflected it's bosses' political beliefs. Particularly a pro-Germany stance in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (from Jiggs' perspective), which went against the majority of American opinion.



* ShownTheirWork: George Mc Manus was a ''very'' thorough researcher, designing all the women's clothes based off of the latest Parisian fashions.

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* ShownTheirWork: George Mc Manus [=McManus=] was a ''very'' thorough researcher, designing all the women's clothes based off of the latest Parisian fashions.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When George Mc Manus died, the strip was expected to be handed over to his apprentice, who could easily replicate his art style. Instead, it inexplicably went to a series of imitators who weren't nearly as good, and the strip faltered horribly until its demise.
28th Aug '14 10:03:04 AM MisterBeeg
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** Parodied by ''Magazine/MAD'' with "Bringing Back Father", where the domestic abuse was played seriously.

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** Parodied by ''Magazine/MAD'' ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' with "Bringing Back Father", where the domestic abuse was played seriously.
28th Aug '14 10:02:07 AM MisterBeeg
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** Parodied by ''[[Magazine/MAD]]'' with "Bringing Back Father", where the domestic abuse was played seriously.

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** Parodied by ''[[Magazine/MAD]]'' ''Magazine/MAD'' with "Bringing Back Father", where the domestic abuse was played seriously.
28th Aug '14 10:01:43 AM MisterBeeg
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** Parodied by ''[[Magazine/MAD]]'' with "Bringing Back Father", where the domestic abuse was played seriously.
20th Jun '14 12:07:26 AM HFGHSXHGBHNJ
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