History ComicStrip / CalvinAndHobbes

20th Aug '17 11:52:38 AM Generality
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* ExpospeakGag: Calvin sometimes uses SesquipedalianLoquaciousness to summarize his childish ideas (although he also uses childish terms to describe more complex ideas). Probably the most famous example is his explanation to Hobbes for why he's wading a creek looking for frogs: "I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul."
10th Aug '17 3:42:58 PM Generality
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* TheShutIn: From what we've seen, Calvin's parents are nearly complete shut-ins that only leave the house when they have to, and they appear to have no friends outside of each other.
10th Aug '17 11:49:23 AM Demetrios
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* TheShutIn: From what we've seen, Calvin's parents are nearly complete shut-ins that only leave the house when they have to, and they appear to have no friends outside of each other.
18th Jul '17 10:43:25 AM KoopaKid17
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* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: Several in-universe cases.

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* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: Several in-universe cases.DudeNotFunny:



* FridgeHorror: Deliberately invoked by Calvin who tells Rosalyn's boyfriend Charlie on two separate occasions that if Rosalyn can't keep him under control, she would make a terrible mother later on in her life.

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* FridgeHorror: Deliberately invoked Invoked by Calvin who tells Rosalyn's boyfriend Charlie on two separate occasions that if Rosalyn can't keep him under control, she would make a terrible mother later on in her life.
17th Jul '17 11:38:47 AM jccw227
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* BullyingADragon: A mild case where in one Sunday strip, Calvin spots a bees' nest, and decides to heave a rock at it. [[WhatAnIdiot What happens next needs no explanation.]]
15th Jul '17 8:57:36 PM nombretomado
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What happens when you take the unpredictable panel layouts and [[MindScrew surreal nature]] of George Herriman's ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' and Creator/WinsorMcCay's ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'', the childhood fantasy elements of Crockett Johnson's ''ComicStrip/{{Barnaby}}'', the lush art, [[CastOfSnowflakes distinct characterizations]] and [[{{Satire}} biting satire]] of Walt Kelly's ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' and the [[SliceOfLife gently comedic]] look at the [[LifeIsntFair hard truths of life]] from Charles M. Schulz's ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', throw in a dash of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation classic cartoon]] [[ZanyCartoon slapstick]] [[XMeetsY and fuse them all together into one comic]]?

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What happens when you take the unpredictable panel layouts and [[MindScrew surreal nature]] of George Herriman's ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' and Creator/WinsorMcCay's ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'', the childhood fantasy elements of Crockett Johnson's ''ComicStrip/{{Barnaby}}'', the lush art, [[CastOfSnowflakes distinct characterizations]] and [[{{Satire}} biting satire]] of Walt Kelly's ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' and the [[SliceOfLife gently comedic]] look at the [[LifeIsntFair hard truths of life]] from Charles M. Schulz's ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', throw in a dash of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation classic cartoon]] [[ZanyCartoon slapstick]] [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY and fuse them all together into one comic]]?
2nd Jul '17 10:42:19 PM Snowsky
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* OffingTheOffspring: Never actually happens for obvious reasons, but Calvin has imagined his parents trying to kill him on two separate occasions--one where they serve him a plate of living green glop for dinner that eats him alive and burps out his bones, and another where they turn out to be aliens from Neptune and make him into "Earth boy waffles".
28th Jun '17 3:53:38 PM Generality
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* ChaosArchitecture: For the most part, individual rooms within Calvin's house are portrayed consistently, but the arrangement of his bedroom is sometimes flipped around, and the position of his bed relative to the window sometimes changes. Also, whether his window opens over the side of the house or is on a dormer over the roof changes depending on the needs of the strip.
11th Jun '17 6:19:55 PM Azaram
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* AbortedArc: Watterson once wanted to run a whole month's worth of strips involving Calvin getting stuck on the ceiling due to his gravity polarity being reversed, and then growing larger and larger (to the point of the universe being the size of a hula-hoop, when proportionately compared) to see how the fans would react. Watterson feared the backlash and quickly pulled out, however. [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1989/11/13 Here is the arc]].

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* AbortedArc: Watterson once wanted to run a whole month's worth of strips involving Calvin getting stuck on the ceiling due to his gravity polarity being reversed, and then growing larger and larger (to the point of the universe galaxy being the size of a hula-hoop, when proportionately compared) to see how the fans would react. Watterson feared the backlash and quickly pulled out, however. [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1989/11/13 Here is the arc]].
9th Jun '17 9:44:03 PM KizunaTallis
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* AuthorTract: Admit it- half the things Calvin and Hobbes say sound ''way'' too educated and ideological for characters who are expected to have childlike mindsets. Sometimes, it's like listening to grumpy old philosophical men trapped in youthful bodies. Depending on the author's mood, it can go from simple boyhood innocence that is truly believable, to a mountain of bitterly cold logical rambling betraying an innocent setting.

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* AuthorTract: Admit it- half Half the things Calvin and Hobbes say sound ''way'' too educated and ideological for characters who are expected to have childlike mindsets. Sometimes, it's like listening to grumpy old philosophical men trapped in youthful bodies. Depending on the author's mood, it can go from simple boyhood innocence that is truly believable, to a mountain of bitterly cold logical rambling betraying an innocent setting.



** There's a Valentine's Day strip which seems to imply that, despite the apparent tension and hatred between the two, Calvin and Susie seem to really care about one another.

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** There's a Valentine's Day strip There are many strips which seems to imply show that, despite the apparent tension and hatred between the two, Calvin and Susie seem to really do care about one another.



* {{Bambification}}: ''Brutally'' parodied in a strip where a pack of rifle-toting deer [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath shoot a cubicle worker]].

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* {{Bambification}}: ''Brutally'' parodied averted in a strip where a pack of rifle-toting deer [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath shoot a cubicle worker]].



-->'''Calvin:''' It's a sordid story.

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-->'''Calvin:''' --->'''Calvin:''' It's a sordid story.
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