History ComicStrip / Crankshaft

20th May '16 1:40:33 PM HiBye
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* AbusiveParents: Recent strips have revealed that Jeff's mother, Rose, would hit him and destroy his possessions when he was younger. Luckily the strip also averts ThereAreNoTherapists.
30th Nov '15 8:56:21 AM StFan
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30th Nov '15 8:55:53 AM StFan
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''Crankshaft'' is a SpinOff of Tom Batiuk's ''{{Funky Winkerbean}}'' that focuses on the day-to-day life of title character, curmurdgeonly eighty-five year old bus driver, Ed Crankshaft. Much like its parent, the strip combines character-based humor (radically different from it parent comic, then again this was made at the time before CerebusSyndrome had kicked in) with story lines about issues that affect average Americans. It should also be noted that, since the title character and many others are over eighty years of age, much use is made of the same flashback device the parent strip does.

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''Crankshaft'' is a SpinOff of Tom Batiuk's ''{{Funky Winkerbean}}'' ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'' that focuses on the day-to-day life of title character, curmurdgeonly eighty-five year old bus driver, Ed Crankshaft. Much like its parent, the strip combines character-based humor (radically different from it parent comic, then again this was made at the time before CerebusSyndrome had kicked in) with story lines about issues that affect average Americans. It should also be noted that, since the title character and many others are over eighty years of age, much use is made of the same flashback device the parent strip does.




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28th Nov '15 3:20:10 PM Berrenta
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15th Nov '15 1:55:37 AM Azkyroth
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Crankshaft famously won't wait for kids who are late getting on his bus. The one time he makes an exception is when one of his students is standing on the street corner trying to decide between getting on the bus and walking away with a gang member who's trying to recruit him. It works.
11th Sep '14 8:57:24 PM Arivne
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* MoralEventHorizon: The latest (September 2013) plot arc has Crankshaft get even surlier than usual because a new co-worker is challenging his reign of smug, curmudgeonly idiot incompetence; his response is try to 'scare' her into leaving him be the festering asshole using his hard life as an excuse to be the antisocial clod he was born to be....by trying to run her over with his school bus.
11th Sep '14 8:43:13 PM Arivne
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* {{Crossover}}: With it's parent comic on occasion, sometime with the characters passing each other unknowingly.

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* {{Crossover}}: With it's its parent comic on occasion, sometime with the characters passing each other unknowingly.


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* NoMoreForMe: The [[http://tinyurl.com/mpxsaj2 strip for September 2nd, 2014]] has the RunningGag of Crankshaft lighting his barbecue and the resultant explosion because he used too much lighter fluid. One of Crankshaft's neighbors is drinking a can of beer, sees the flaming barbecue flying through the air and says "That's it! I'm wearing off the sauce for good!"


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9th Sep '14 11:26:51 PM Pika123
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* BadFuture: One story arc has Crankshaft delivering poinsettias to a nursing home on Christmas, he enters one room and sees his older self all alone on the holidays, wheelchair bound, and practically a vegetable. He goes to the main office and questions about it only to find out the room was unoccupied all along.

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* BadFuture: One story arc has Crankshaft delivering poinsettias to a nursing home on Christmas, he enters one room and sees his older self all alone on the holidays, wheelchair bound, and practically a vegetable. He goes to the main office and questions about it only to find out the room was unoccupied all along. When raving at the front desk that he saw someone, a background character states "Maybe Ed just saw the Christmas spirit" which seems to be Batiuk hinting that some sort of [[AChristmasCarol "Ghost of Christmas Future"]] was involved.
9th Sep '14 11:25:04 PM Pika123
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* GhostOfChristmasFuture: Seems to be implied in one story arc (See BadFuture above) as when Crankshaft tells the front desk what he saw, one person states "Maybe Ed just saw the Christmas spirit"
9th Sep '14 11:24:28 PM Pika123
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* GhostOfChristmasFuture: Seems to be implied in one story arc (See BadFuture above) as when Crankshaft tells the front desk what he saw, one person states "Maybe Ed just saw the Christmas spirit"
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