History ComicStrip / GasolineAlley

22nd Apr '18 12:38:21 AM bjshipley1
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* MethuselahSyndrome: [[PlotArmor By virtue of being the main character]], Walt at 117 would be the second-oldest living person (and the oldest living man) in the world if he were actually alive, and he's likely not going away anytime soon. The current writer of the strip has stated that he does have plans for this issue; ''what'' plans, however, he isn't saying.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Averted. Walt is 117 years old (Phyllis was 105 when she passed away in 2004) and Skeezix is now 95. While some characters have, the most popular and important characters will probably never get around to actually dying, but characters who were young in the RoaringTwenties are ancient now and characters who were introduced as children have families of their own.

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* MethuselahSyndrome: [[PlotArmor By virtue of being the main character]], Walt at 117 118 would be the second-oldest living person (and the oldest living man) person in the world if he were actually alive, alive (the actual oldest living person is almost a year younger than Walt), and he's likely not going away anytime soon. The current writer of the strip has stated that he does have plans for this issue; ''what'' plans, however, he isn't saying.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Averted. Walt is 117 118 years old (Phyllis was 105 when she passed away in 2004) and Skeezix is now 95. While some characters have, the most popular and important characters will probably never get around to actually dying, but characters who were young in the RoaringTwenties are ancient now and characters who were introduced as children have families of their own.
7th Mar '18 11:06:39 AM Mdumas43073
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* DiscoDan: Avery, Walt's original neighbor, was this half a century before disco even took off; his defining trait was that he still used a crank car after everyone else had moved on to cars with starters.

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* DiscoDan: Avery, Walt's original neighbor, was this half a century before disco even took off; his defining trait was that he still used a crank car long after everyone else had moved on to cars with starters.
7th Mar '18 11:05:31 AM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with the Music/RodStewart album/song of the same name. NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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8th Dec '17 9:01:01 AM Mdumas43073
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8th Dec '17 9:00:00 AM Mdumas43073
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15th Apr '17 6:53:47 PM bjshipley1
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* MethuselahSyndrome: [[PlotArmor By virtue of being the main character]], Walt at 117 would be the third-oldest living person (and the oldest living man) in the world if he were actually alive, and he's likely not going away anytime soon. The current writer of the strip has stated that he does have plans for this issue; ''what'' plans, however, he isn't saying.

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* MethuselahSyndrome: [[PlotArmor By virtue of being the main character]], Walt at 117 would be the third-oldest second-oldest living person (and the oldest living man) in the world if he were actually alive, and he's likely not going away anytime soon. The current writer of the strip has stated that he does have plans for this issue; ''what'' plans, however, he isn't saying.
20th Dec '16 9:53:43 AM FurryKef
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* OnceASeason: Skeezix' birthday was noted every year, complete with a reference to his age. This tradition was eventually discontinued, likely because Skeezix' current age makes no sense within the context of the current stories.

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* OnceASeason: Skeezix' Skeezix's birthday was noted every year, complete with a reference to his age. This tradition was eventually discontinued, likely because Skeezix' Skeezix's current age makes no sense within the context of the current stories.
15th Dec '16 12:54:37 AM Xtifr
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'''''Gasoline Alley''''' is a comic strip created by Frank King and currently distributed by Creator/TribuneMediaServices. First published on November 24, 1918 as a weekly panel before becoming a full strip in 1919, it is the second-longest-running comic strip in the US and has received critical accolades for its influential innovations. In addition to inventive color and page design concepts, King introduced real-time continuity to comic strips by showing his characters as they grew to maturity and aged over generations.

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'''''Gasoline Alley''''' ''Gasoline Alley'' is a comic strip created by Frank King and currently distributed by Creator/TribuneMediaServices. First published on November 24, 1918 as a weekly panel before becoming a full strip in 1919, it is the second-longest-running comic strip in the US and has received critical accolades for its influential innovations. In addition to inventive color and page design concepts, King introduced real-time continuity to comic strips by showing his characters as they grew to maturity and aged over generations.
8th Dec '16 7:33:01 AM Doug86
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* SameCharacterButDifferent: Corky's daughter Eve reappeared in the mid 2000's for the first time since the 1970's. Despite her supposed age being near 40, she was presented as a reckless teenager type who couldn't care less about her aging grandfather. There were absolutely no consequences for her behavior (that we saw, anyway), and she hasn't been back since.
** Can also apply to Slim's mom, Lil Skinner. Throughout the 1980's, she was a slightly overbearing grandmother who lived across the hall and helped take care of the kids. After a decade-long absence, she returned in 1999 as a shrewish old lady who hated Clovia (the feeling was mutual) and seemed not to care for anyone but herself.

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* SameCharacterButDifferent: Corky's daughter Eve reappeared in the mid 2000's 2000s for the first time since the 1970's.1970s. Despite her supposed age being near 40, she was presented as a reckless teenager type who couldn't care less about her aging grandfather. There were absolutely no consequences for her behavior (that we saw, anyway), and she hasn't been back since.
** Can also apply to Slim's mom, Lil Skinner. Throughout the 1980's, 1980s, she was a slightly overbearing grandmother who lived across the hall and helped take care of the kids. After a decade-long absence, she returned in 1999 as a shrewish old lady who hated Clovia (the feeling was mutual) and seemed not to care for anyone but herself.



* WorldWarII: Skeezix was in the army in the 1940's.

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* WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: Skeezix was in the army in the 1940's.1940s.
20th Oct '16 11:23:16 AM Michael1973
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** Boog's parents were Slim and Clovia's foster children.

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** Boog's parents were Slim and Clovia's foster children.son Rover and his childhood friend Hoogy.
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Both Walt Wallet and Mr. Pert had storylines where other characters believed them to be dead, but they turned out not to be. The audience was misled both times.
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