History ComicStrip / Doonesbury

3rd Apr '18 9:57:38 PM dhxfhfhdfgfhrfc
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3rd Apr '18 9:13:23 PM Angeldeb82
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In Britain, the strip is carried in ''The Guardian'', which tried to drop it in 2005. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1569255,00.html This did not go down well.]]

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In Britain, the strip is carried in ''The Guardian'', which tried to drop it in 2005. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1569255,00.[[https://www.theguardian.com/g2/story/0,,1569255,00.html This did not go down well.]]



** Andrew, a college friend of Joanie's, died of AIDS just after hearing the CD of Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Pet Sounds''.

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** Andrew, Andrew "Andy" Lippincott, a college friend of Joanie's, died of AIDS just after hearing the CD of Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Pet Sounds''.
15th Mar '18 10:21:20 AM x_countryguy
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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.

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Trudeau put the strip on a partial hiatus in 2013 to work on his Amazon TV Show "AlphaHouse." ''Series/AlphaHouse''. The show's popularity has pushed the hiatus further out, and new strips have only appeared on Sundays in 2015.



** In 1990, Trudeau decided to celebrate the strip's 20th anniversary by doing an arc where all of the strip's gigantic cast all met and interacted; something which hadn't happened since at least the late 70's. One by one, everyone gathers by chance in Mike's apartment and...don't do a whole lot except bicker at each other. Trudeau realized these characters were funnier in their separate spheres than they were thrown together, so he undid the entire storyline by having it be [[AllJustADream a nightmare Mike was having.]]

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** In 1990, Trudeau decided to celebrate the strip's 20th anniversary by doing an arc where all of the strip's gigantic cast all met and interacted; something which hadn't happened since at least the late 70's. One by one, everyone gathers by chance in Mike's apartment and... don't do a whole lot except bicker at each other. Trudeau realized these characters were funnier in their separate spheres than they were thrown together, so he undid the entire storyline by having it be [[AllJustADream a nightmare Mike was having.]]



** Averted with Uncle Duke, even after he was ''buried six feet under in a coffin''. [[spoiler: Turns out he was zombified for a while.]] Considering the man never ages with the rest of the cast, even after Hunter S. Thompson died, you have to wonder. (When Duke read Thompson's obituary, his (Duke's) head exploded and he spent a week in a sort of hallucinatory fugue state. Appropriate, all things considered.)

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** Averted with Uncle Duke, even after he was ''buried six feet under in a coffin''. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out he was zombified for a while.]] Considering the man never ages with the rest of the cast, even after Hunter S. Thompson died, you have to wonder. (When Duke read Thompson's obituary, his (Duke's) head exploded and he spent a week in a sort of hallucinatory fugue state. Appropriate, all things considered.)



--->'''Clinton:''' I've decided that if you'd [[VaporWear rather go without a brassiere]], that's fine with me!
--->'''Joanie:''' ''({{Facepalm}})'' Oh, Clint...
--->'''Clinton:''' Look, I'm meetin' you halfway, aren't I?!

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--->'''Clinton:''' I've decided that if you'd [[VaporWear rather go without a brassiere]], that's fine with me!
--->'''Joanie:''' ''({{Facepalm}})''
me!\\
'''Joanie:''' ''[{{Facepalm}}]''
Oh, Clint...
--->'''Clinton:'''
Clint...\\
'''Clinton:'''
Look, I'm meetin' you halfway, aren't I?!



-->'''Ellie''': Dare to be great, Ms. Caucus.
-->'''Joanie Caucus''': (''smiling'') Oh, all right.

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-->'''Ellie''': -->'''Ellie:''' Dare to be great, Ms. Caucus.
-->'''Joanie Caucus''': (''smiling'')
Caucus.\\
'''Joanie Caucus:''' ''[smiling]''
Oh, all right.



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2016/3/3 Duke in this strip]]. [[spoiler: En route to his zombification.]]

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2016/3/3 Duke in this strip]]. [[spoiler: En [[spoiler:En route to his zombification.]]



--> '''Mike''': Red queen on black king.
--> '''Jerkass''': Yes, I know. Do you mind?

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--> '''Mike''': -->'''Mike:''' Red queen on black king.
--> '''Jerkass''':
king.\\
'''Jerkass:'''
Yes, I know. Do you mind?



--> '''Zonker'''/'''Duke''' Is it easy?/Hard to hate!/Is it sleasy?/Just partake!/Can I hack it?/Piece of cake!/(Both) What a racket!

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--> '''Zonker'''/'''Duke''' -->'''Zonker'''/'''Duke:''' Is it easy?/Hard to hate!/Is it sleasy?/Just partake!/Can I hack it?/Piece of cake!/(Both) What a racket!



* SoundtrackDissonance: When the two gay radio commentators get married on an airplane, they're serenaded by a gay men's choir singing "I Want It That Way" by [[BoyBand The Backstreet Boys]] -- a ''break up song''. [[spoiler: Sure enough, the two get divorced a few years later. They still work together, though.]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: When the two gay radio commentators get married on an airplane, they're serenaded by a gay men's choir singing "I Want It That Way" by [[BoyBand The Backstreet Boys]] -- a ''break up song''. [[spoiler: Sure [[spoiler:Sure enough, the two get divorced a few years later. They still work together, though.]]
10th Mar '18 5:52:40 AM Synchronicity
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* BathtubMermaid: Referenced in one strip. Zonker has gone to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break, and is seeking to share an already overcrowded hotel room. The room spokesman tells him the rules, which end with "Oh yeah, and the guy in the tub thinks he's a mermaid; you cool with that?"
25th Feb '18 6:50:17 PM megarotic
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** LaserGuidedKarma: Their ridiculous story [[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/1974/3/19
wound up on the cover]] of ''Time'' magazine.

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** LaserGuidedKarma: Their ridiculous story [[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/1974/3/19
[[http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1974/03/19 wound up on the cover]] of ''Time'' magazine.
25th Feb '18 6:43:57 PM megarotic
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25th Feb '18 6:41:13 PM megarotic
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25th Feb '18 6:39:22 PM megarotic
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** LaserGuidedKarma: Their ridiculous story winds up on the cover of ''[[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/1974/3/19 Time]]'' magazine.

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** LaserGuidedKarma: Their ridiculous story winds up on the cover of ''[[http://doonesbury.[[http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/1974/3/19 Time]]'' com/strip/archive/1974/3/19
wound up on the cover]] of ''Time''
magazine.
27th Jan '18 4:10:23 PM VicGeorge2011
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* MediationBackfire: In an early strip, activist Mark Slackmeyer tries to quiet down an unruly crowd of disorganized and divided protesters by having them unite under a common goal, and they end up shouting "KILL THE MODERATOR!"
15th Nov '17 12:50:04 PM WolfMattGrey
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* TooQualifiedToApply: Discussed during the arc where Zonker goes into training for the Gerald Ford Biathlon: golf and tanning. Zonker hired Bernie as his personal coach, during which Bernie asked why a black man wouldn't outright clinch a tanning competition. Zonker points out that it's a matter of gradient: melanin levels at the outset versus at the conclusion. Bernie starts grousing that it's another form of institutionalized racism, to which Zonker replies, "Man, don't spoil it for the rest of us."
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