History ComicStrip / FootrotFlats

10th May '17 5:03:30 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Wal's little brother Rex, who beats him in every game and sport they compete at.



* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Despite proposing to Cheeky (and her accepting) near the end of the strip, the relationship between her and Wal finally ended when she left him to go to LA with a hunky male stripper she met at her hens' night party.]]



* KissingCousins: Cooch has a pretty poorly hidden attraction to his cousin Kathy ([[HelloNurse and it's hard to blame him]])

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* KissingCousins: Cooch has a pretty poorly hidden attraction to his cousin Kathy ([[HelloNurse and it's hard to blame him]])him]]). In a surprising twist, [[spoiler:they actually get together near the end of the strip]].



* ProperlyParanoid: When Wal hears that Cheeky has arranged for a male stripper to appear at her hens' night party, he [[GreenEyedMonster storms over there to insist she leave]], but ultimately is too embarrassed to go in and get her. [[spoiler:At the end of the night, she confesses to him that she can't marry him after all because she's decided to run off to LA with the stripper.]]
** Ironically, this also means that [[spoiler:[[TheExtremistWasRight the Dog and Aunt Dolly were right all along about Cheeky being all wrong for Wal]]]].



-->'''Dog:''' [[DeadpanSnarker He's incurably romantic.]]



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Horse, of all people... er, cats.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Horse, of all people... er, cats.
cats. Cooch was also apparently based on two people Murray Ball knew.
3rd Apr '17 10:24:06 AM crazysamaritan
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* EmbarressingFirstName: 'The Dog' is so embarrassed by the name given to him by Aunt Dolly, that [[WithholdingTheirName he actively prevents anyone from learning it]], and holds a grudge against her for giving him that name.

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* EmbarressingFirstName: EmbarrassingFirstName: 'The Dog' is so embarrassed by the name given to him by Aunt Dolly, that [[WithholdingTheirName he actively prevents anyone from learning it]], and holds a grudge against her for giving him that name.
3rd Apr '17 10:23:23 AM crazysamaritan
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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep 'The Dog']]: The main protagonist and mascot of the strip, a border collie [[EmbarrassingFirstName whose name he never lets anyone reveal]]. Much like ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} he seems as intelligent as a person but can only talk through thought bubbles. Has shades of LovableCoward and SmallNameBigEgo, but generally good at his job and devoted to his master.

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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep 'The Dog']]: The main protagonist and mascot of the strip, a border collie [[EmbarrassingFirstName [[WithholdingTheirName whose name he never lets anyone reveal]]. Much like ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'''s titular character, he seems as intelligent as a person but can only talk through thought bubbles. Has shades of LovableCoward and SmallNameBigEgo, but generally good at his job and devoted to his master.




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* EmbarressingFirstName: 'The Dog' is so embarrassed by the name given to him by Aunt Dolly, that [[WithholdingTheirName he actively prevents anyone from learning it]], and holds a grudge against her for giving him that name.



* WithholdingTheirName: 'The Dog' has such an EmbarrassingFirstName that he never allows it to be said or revealed in any way in the comic, and holds a grudge against Aunt Dolly for giving him the name.



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12th Mar '17 7:21:25 AM kkhohoho
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In 1987 there was a feature-length animated film adaptation, ''Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale''.

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In 1987 1986 there was a feature-length animated film adaptation, ''Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale''.
27th Jan '17 11:27:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: Major the pig-dog is tough and strong, but even he treads a bit carefully around Horse.
27th Jan '17 9:08:56 PM CountDorku
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* ActionGirl: Nonhuman example: Dolores the sow, who could loosely be described as a battering ram with teats.



* {{Badass}}: Major the pig-dog is tough and strong, but even he treads a bit carefully around Horse.



* CaninesPrimaryFelinesSecondary: The Dog is the main character, and other significant dogs include Jess, Prince Charles the corgi, Major the pig-dog, and occasionally the Murphys' dogs. There is only one prominent cat, Horse, with the possible exception of occasional apperances from his biker-gang girlfriend.

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* CaninesPrimaryFelinesSecondary: The Dog is the main character, and other significant dogs include Jess, Prince Charles the corgi, Major the pig-dog, and occasionally the Murphys' dogs. There is only one prominent cat, Horse, with the possible exception of occasional apperances appearances from his biker-gang girlfriend. girlfriend and a couple of female kittens.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Sometimes the Dog doesn't have a full understanding on the fate of the animals he helps raise. At least once, however, he agonised over the fate of an animal being slaughtered and dressed, before walking up with food bowl in hand.



* CarnivoreConfusion: Sometimes the Dog doesn't have a full understanding on the fate of the animals he helps raise. At least once, however, he agonised over the fate of an animal being slaughtered and dressed, before walking up with food bowl in hand.



** Best exemplified in one strip, where he collects a bee swarm for Wal by ''tugging on the branch and dropping it into a cardboard box''. There's no smoke, he's clad in his usual clothes, and



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Wal has plenty of rough edges, but he cares deeply for his pets.



* ThePowerOfLove: Used once to let the dog ''walk on water''.

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* ThePowerOfLove: Used once to let the dog ''walk on water''. It failed ten seconds later, because it's not called "The Power of Lust", now is it?
* RealMenWearPink: At one point Wal pauses in the middle of yelling at the Dog to sniff some flowers.


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** Among humans, gentle, animal-loving Cooch is the Sensitive Guy, tough-guy Wal the Manly Man.
* SirSwearsALot: We don't get to experience much of it because it's censored, but Wal's speech is peppered with obscenities when he's at work.


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** One flashback sequence in the books has the Dog respond to receiving his much-hated name by cramming a cake of soap into Aunt Dolly's mouth.
15th Jan '17 10:56:03 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Horse.
22nd Dec '16 6:29:32 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Horse: A tough, [[CatsAreMean mean]], [[MadeOfIron near-indestructible]] stray cat that acts as an enemy, sometimes ally and sometimes point of interest to the dog. [[WriteWhoYouKnow Based on a real cat]].

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* Horse: A tough, [[KillerRabbit tough]], [[CatsAreMean mean]], [[MadeOfIron near-indestructible]] stray cat that acts as an enemy, sometimes ally and sometimes point of interest to the dog. [[WriteWhoYouKnow Based on a real cat]].
22nd Dec '16 1:18:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* Horse: A [[{{Badass}} tough]], [[CatsAreMean mean]], [[MadeOfIron near-indestructible]] stray cat that acts as an enemy, sometimes ally and sometimes point of interest to the dog. [[WriteWhoYouKnow Based on a real cat]].

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* Horse: A [[{{Badass}} tough]], tough, [[CatsAreMean mean]], [[MadeOfIron near-indestructible]] stray cat that acts as an enemy, sometimes ally and sometimes point of interest to the dog. [[WriteWhoYouKnow Based on a real cat]].
13th Nov '16 3:30:20 PM timtom15
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* CaninesPrimaryFelinesSecondary: The Dog is the main character, and other significant dogs include Jess, Prince Charles the corgi, Major the pig-dog, and occasionally the Murphys' dogs. There is only one prominent cat, Horse, with the possible exception of occasional apperances from his biker-gang girlfriend.
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