History ComicStrip / CalvinandHobbes

26th Mar '17 5:18:10 PM Ezclee4050
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** There's also the strip where Calvin's dad hints that Santa would rather have a beer left out for him than milk and cookies.
21st Mar '17 6:31:22 PM LaurelHS
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* AttackBackfire: When Calvin and Hobbes fought the first [[{{Snowlems}} Snow Goon]], they tried throwing snowballs at it. Not only was it completely ineffective, but it gave the goon the idea to pack more snow onto itself to grow bigger.

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When Calvin and Hobbes fought the first [[{{Snowlems}} Snow Goon]], they tried throwing snowballs at it. Not only was it completely ineffective, but it gave the goon the idea to pack more snow onto itself to grow bigger.bigger.
** Calvin throws a pine cone at Susie, but she happens to be carrying her lacrosse stick, so she just whips it back at him even harder.
21st Mar '17 2:45:42 PM LaurelHS
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** When Calvin is terrified of Rosayln, he tells Hobbes that if he takes one step out line, she'll kill him, cut his head off, and stick it on a post in the yard as a warning to other bratty kids. Hobbes says he thinks that would be a violation of housing zoning regulations, instead of telling Calvin he's overreacting.

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** When Calvin is terrified of Rosayln, Rosalyn, he tells Hobbes that if he takes one step out line, she'll kill him, cut his head off, and stick it on a post in the yard as a warning to other bratty kids. Hobbes says he thinks that would be a violation of housing zoning regulations, instead of telling Calvin he's overreacting.
21st Mar '17 2:45:09 PM LaurelHS
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** Also:
--->'''Hobbes:''' ''(reading a newspaper)'' It says here that by the age of six, most children have seen a million murders on television.
--->'''Calvin:''' I find that very disturbing! It means I've been watching all the wrong channels.
7th Mar '17 8:35:36 AM WileK209
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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: A few story arcs did this...
** The "Yukon Ho" story arc from 1987 started out with Calvin and Hobbes attempting to secede from the family and strike out for the Yukon. But a while into the journey they fight, and Calvin heads back for home leaving Hobbes on his own. Then when it gets dark, Calvin realizes Hobbes is still out there and sets out to find him, and the plot is now about trying to find Hobbes in the woods.
** A spring 1989 story arc had Calvin and his parents go to a wedding, accidentally leaving Hobbes behind due to Calvin putting up a fuss about going, which Calvin keeps complaining about. When they return the next day, they find that their house was robbed, and the mood and plot suddenly changes, with the parents shaken up badly by the break-in, though once Calvin finds Hobbes (he was under the bed covers), he finds the whole robbery exciting... until he learns the television was stolen.
** The story arc after ''that'' (and the longest in the strip's run) had Calvin and Hobbes setting up their secret club G.R.O.S.S., but then when they decide to use the garage for their clubhouse, an attempt to push Calvin's mom's car out accidentally sends it rolling into ditch, and then Calvin and Hobbes attempt to run away from home after what they did to avoid getting in trouble.
** In a late 1989 story arc, Calvin is trying to do his homework when gravity reverses, causing him to get stuck on the ceiling. Just after everything reverts to normal (halfway into the arc), he starts to grow bigger and bigger until he falls off the Milky Way Galaxy. As he puts it, "this has been a very peculiar afternoon." The 10th anniversary book has Watterson admitting that the story was "weird for weirdness' sake".
5th Mar '17 5:37:46 PM heartauthor
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* NotSoAboveItAll: While Susie is generally more well-behaved than Calvin, even she was impressed with his idea to style his hair with Crisco for Class Picture Day. She even muses out loud that she wished ''she'' had some Crisco.
2nd Mar '17 1:03:52 PM LaurelHS
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-->'''Calvin:''' I'm going to be a radical terrorist when I grow up.

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-->'''Calvin:''' I'm going When I grow up, I want to be a radical terrorist when I grow up.terrorist.



-->'''Calvin:''' You never can tell if they're listening or not.

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-->'''Calvin:''' You can never can tell if they're listening or not.
27th Feb '17 4:45:20 PM stewy497
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*** On one occasion [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e7/91/4a/e7914a49ecc65ce8c7c4f109f851e289.jpg the monster's fingers also appear reaching out of the dark]], overlapping with NightmareFuel.
26th Feb '17 9:38:50 AM stewy497
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** The break-in story arc is one of the few occasions in which Calvin is depicted as [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2010/06/16 anything other than an explosive ball of hyperactivity]] - the contrast is quite jarring.
21st Feb '17 5:23:40 AM MoPete
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Watterson consistently refused to license his characters for products or media other than the various compilations of the strip and even had a brutal fight with his syndicate over it. Though he won, this led to a booming market in unofficial merchandise, one of the more ubiquitous being window stickers of Calvin urinating on the logos of various American car manufacturers. At one point in time he considered an [[AnimatedAdaptation animated TV series]] featuring the characters, expressing a fondness for the medium, though this never came to fruition. [[note]]One of the main reasons being that by giving the characters voices, Watterson felt he would be robbing long-time readers of what the characters sounded like to them. Moreover, Watterson felt that by animating the series, he would have to sacrifice the satisfaction of the cartoon being created solely by him.[[/note]]

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Watterson consistently refused to license his characters for products or media other than the various compilations of the strip and even had a brutal fight with his syndicate over it. Though he won, this led to a booming market in unofficial merchandise, one of the more ubiquitous being window stickers of Calvin urinating on the logos of various American car manufacturers. At one point in time he considered an [[AnimatedAdaptation animated TV series]] featuring the characters, expressing a fondness for the medium, though this never came to fruition. [[note]]One of the main reasons being that by giving the characters voices, Watterson felt he would be robbing long-time readers of what the characters sounded like to them. Moreover, Watterson felt that by animating the series, he would have to sacrifice the satisfaction of the cartoon being created solely by him. This was part of the reason for his obstinate refusal to license; to him, approving someone else's work is not the same as doing it yourself.[[/note]]
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