History ComicStrip / FrumpyTheClown

16th Jun '17 7:19:35 PM MisterBeeg
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* UltimateJobSecurity: This was a running gag with Frumpy's teaching job. Principal Carr always tried to fire him, but the union protection prevented it. This trope was finally averted when the strip came to an end, however, when a budget cut gave the Principal a legitimate excuse to get rid of him.

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* UltimateJobSecurity: This was a running gag with Frumpy's teaching job. Principal Carr always tried to fire him, but the union protection prevented it. This trope was finally averted when the strip came to an end, however, when a budget cut gave the Principal a legitimate excuse to get rid of him.
11th Jun '17 5:17:41 AM HighCrate
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* MundaneWish: One strip had Frumpy and Brad encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first Music/{{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While Brad complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].

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* MundaneWish: One strip had Frumpy and Brad encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first Music/{{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While Brad complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].wands.
16th Jan '17 9:36:04 PM MisterBeeg
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* UltimateJobSecurity: This was a running gag with Frumpy's teaching job. The Principal always tried to fire him, but the union protection prevented it. This trope was finally averted when the strip came to an end, however, when a budget cut finally gave the Principal a legitimate excuse to get rid of him.

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* UltimateJobSecurity: This was a running gag with Frumpy's teaching job. The Principal Carr always tried to fire him, but the union protection prevented it. This trope was finally averted when the strip came to an end, however, when a budget cut finally gave the Principal a legitimate excuse to get rid of him.
16th Jan '17 9:35:38 PM MisterBeeg
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* UltimateJobSecurity: This was a running gag with Frumpy's teaching job. The Principal always tried to fire him, but the union protection prevented it. Until the end of the strip, that is, when a budget cut finally gave the Principal a legitimate excuse to get rid of him.

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* UltimateJobSecurity: This was a running gag with Frumpy's teaching job. The Principal always tried to fire him, but the union protection prevented it. Until This trope was finally averted when the end of the strip, that is, strip came to an end, however, when a budget cut finally gave the Principal a legitimate excuse to get rid of him.
10th Aug '16 10:30:59 PM MisterBeeg
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Mike's cousin Rumus appeared for the first three months of 1997 then disappeared. He didn't make a reappearance until 1998, in the one page ''Frumpy'' comic that ran in ''Oni Double Feature #3''.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Mike's cousin Rumus appeared for the first three months of 1997 then disappeared. He didn't make a reappearance until 1998, in the a one page ''Frumpy'' comic that ran in ''Oni Double Feature #3''.
18th Jun '16 12:07:41 AM MisterBeeg
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* TheTonsillitisEpisode: Mike had to get his tonsils removed in one storyline. He expressed embarrassment that a grown man like him had to deal with this.
30th Nov '15 12:54:32 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* VerySpecialEpisode: Alot of later strips have this. Strangely enough, this is parodied in one strip where Frumpy asks Mona and the kids why they watch ''Series/PartyOfFive'' if it bums them out so much. Mona replies because it's a "Very Special Episode." Kim quips that they're ALL "Very Special Episodes."

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* VerySpecialEpisode: Alot VerySpecialEpisode:
** Played straight in a lot
of the later strips have this. Strangely strips.
** Parodied, strangely
enough, this is parodied in one strip where Frumpy asks Mona and the kids why they watch ''Series/PartyOfFive'' if it bums them out so much. Mona replies because it's a "Very Special Episode." Kim quips that they're ALL "Very Special Episodes."
30th Nov '15 8:46:48 AM StFan
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A newspaper comic by Judd Winick (''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''), '''''Frumpy the Clown''''' was about a clown who moved in with a Jewish family (Mike - father, Mona - mother, and twins Brad and Kim). It was never explained why he dresses up as a clown; he doesn't work in a circus (heck, in one storyline it shows that he HATES it), isn't particularly jolly, and he doesn't do tricks. He loves kids, though. He teaches elementary school, seemingly avoiding being fired.

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A newspaper comic by Judd Winick (''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''), '''''Frumpy (''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''), ''Frumpy the Clown''''' was Clown'' is about a clown who moved in with a Jewish family (Mike - father, Mona - mother, and twins Brad and Kim). It was never explained why he dresses up as a clown; he doesn't work in a circus (heck, in one storyline it shows that he HATES it), isn't particularly jolly, and he doesn't do tricks. He loves kids, though. He teaches elementary school, seemingly avoiding being fired.fired.



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!!Provides Examples Of:!!''Frumpy the Clown'' provides examples of:



--> '''Frumpy:''' You're enjoying [firing me], aren't you?
--> '''Principal Carr:''' No. I enjoyed firing the football coach. I am '''loving this.'''
* VerySpecialEpisode: Alot of later strips have this.
** Strangely enough, this is parodied in one strip where Frumpy asks Mona and the kids why they watch ''Series/PartyOfFive'' if it bums them out so much. Mona replies because it's a "Very Special Episode." Kim quips that they're ALL "Very Special Episodes."

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--> '''Frumpy:''' -->'''Frumpy:''' You're enjoying [firing me], aren't you?
-->
you?\\
'''Principal Carr:''' No. I enjoyed firing the football coach. I am '''loving this.'''
* VerySpecialEpisode: Alot of later strips have this.
**
this. Strangely enough, this is parodied in one strip where Frumpy asks Mona and the kids why they watch ''Series/PartyOfFive'' if it bums them out so much. Mona replies because it's a "Very Special Episode." Kim quips that they're ALL "Very Special Episodes."
22nd Apr '14 6:59:20 PM rnppn4dntkb
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11th Apr '14 4:22:41 AM LongLiveHumour
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* MundaneWish: One strip had Frumpy and Brad encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first {{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While Brad complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].
* NaziGermany: Mike's mother is a Holocaust survivor.

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* MundaneWish: One strip had Frumpy and Brad encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first {{ABBA}} Music/{{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While Brad complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].
* NaziGermany: UsefulNotes/NaziGermany: Mike's mother is a Holocaust survivor.
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