History ComicStrip / Doonesbury

5th Mar '16 2:35:45 AM Cindylover1969
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2016/3/3 Duke in this strip]]. [[spoiler: En route to his zombification.]]
9th Dec '15 5:44:51 PM AnotherGuy
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* [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Uncle Duke Was A Zombie]]
15th Nov '15 11:35:20 AM nombretomado
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Despite the expanded scope of the series, the characters remained college students for about 13 years, with the only real change being the group moving off campus into a commune. This changed with a two year SeriesHiatus in 1983-1984; Garry Trudeau came up with the idea of doing a musical based upon the strip which centered around the graduation of the characters from college. After a brief run on Broadway, the strip returned, now moving in real time as the characters grew older, married, had kids, divorced, and died. The strip also became more biting with its political satire, with new characters like television reporter Roland Hedley (who was introduced prior to the hiatus) and surrealistic storylines like Hedley's tour of RonaldReagan's brain and Mr. Butts, a life-sized talking cigarette who shills for the tobacco industry.

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Despite the expanded scope of the series, the characters remained college students for about 13 years, with the only real change being the group moving off campus into a commune. This changed with a two year SeriesHiatus in 1983-1984; Garry Trudeau came up with the idea of doing a musical based upon the strip which centered around the graduation of the characters from college. After a brief run on Broadway, the strip returned, now moving in real time as the characters grew older, married, had kids, divorced, and died. The strip also became more biting with its political satire, with new characters like television reporter Roland Hedley (who was introduced prior to the hiatus) and surrealistic storylines like Hedley's tour of RonaldReagan's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's brain and Mr. Butts, a life-sized talking cigarette who shills for the tobacco industry.



** RonaldReagan: [[MaxHeadroom Ron Headrest]]

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** RonaldReagan: UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan: [[MaxHeadroom Ron Headrest]]
10th Nov '15 2:51:26 PM AnotherGuy
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* GayConservative: Chase Talbott III, Mark's radio co-host and former partner.


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* GayConservative: Chase Talbott III, Mark's radio co-host and former partner.
15th Oct '15 9:17:03 AM Menshevik
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** Even more jarring with Roz, whose ''entire characterization'' went from "soldier who revels in the attention she gets from men" to "lesbian soldier".

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** Even more jarring with Roz, whose ''entire characterization'' went from "soldier who revels in the attention she gets from men" to "lesbian soldier".soldier" after the ending of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Justified in that up until then she had a very good reason to hide her sexuality.
16th Aug '15 8:46:24 AM megarotic
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* DareToBeBadass: When Joanie Caucus applied to law school, her young friend Jenny [[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/1974/2/21 encouraged her to think big]]; like a run for the U.S. Senate.
-->'''Jenny''': Dare to be great, Ms. Caucus.

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* DareToBeBadass: When Joanie Caucus applied to law school, her young friend Jenny Ellie [[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/1974/2/21 encouraged her to think big]]; like a run for the U.S. Senate.
-->'''Jenny''': -->'''Ellie''': Dare to be great, Ms. Caucus.
24th Jul '15 1:24:12 PM OddHack
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** {{Lampshaded}} on June 2, 2013 by Mike and Zonk in reference to Alex's unborn twins:

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** {{Lampshaded}} on [[http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2013/06/02 June 2, 2013 2013]] by Mike and Zonk in reference to Alex's unborn about-to-be-born twins:
23rd Jun '15 10:25:05 AM calmestofdoves
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* NotSoRemote: In the "Wreck of the Rusty Nail" arc in TheEighties, Duke and Honey spend ''months'' shipwrecked on what they think is a deserted island in the South Atlantic. It turns out to be Matagorda Island off the coast of Texas.
9th May '15 6:20:58 PM EmperorNorton
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Trudeau put the strip on a partial hiatus in 2013 to work on his Amazon TV Show "AlphaHouse." The show's popularity has pushed the hiatus further out, and new strips have only appeared on Sundays in 2015.
20th Apr '15 9:50:08 AM EvilMidnightLurker
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* NoNameGiven: The initials B.D. don't appear to stand for anything, as he's an expy for old Yale football hero Brian Downing. They've diverged a lot over the years. When B.D. is about to get married, and somebody asks for his last name, he says just: "D". His wife is later sometimes referred/addressed as "Mrs. D".

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* NoNameGiven: The initials B.D. don't appear to stand for anything, as he's an expy for old Yale football hero Brian Downing.Dowling. They've diverged a lot over the years. When B.D. is about to get married, and somebody asks for his last name, he says just: "D". His wife is later sometimes referred/addressed as "Mrs. D".
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