History ComicStrip / Ottifanten

24th Oct '15 11:20:53 AM nombretomado
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* GuardianAngel: One suicidal guy (who never pulls it through, so he can stay a RunningGag) has one. Who doesn't really look very angelic, with his five-o-clock-shadow and cheap cigar. But he has some great references - in the past, he used to protect UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, MartinLutherKing, JohnLennon... OhCrap.

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* GuardianAngel: One suicidal guy (who never pulls it through, so he can stay a RunningGag) has one. Who doesn't really look very angelic, with his five-o-clock-shadow and cheap cigar. But he has some great references - in the past, he used to protect UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, MartinLutherKing, JohnLennon...Music/JohnLennon... OhCrap.
14th Jun '15 5:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* GuardianAngel: One suicidal guy (who never pulls it through, so he can stay a RunningGag) has one. Who doesn't really look very angelic, with his five-o-clock-shadow and cheap cigar. But he has some great references - in the past, he used to protect JohnFKennedy, MartinLutherKing, JohnLennon... OhCrap.

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* GuardianAngel: One suicidal guy (who never pulls it through, so he can stay a RunningGag) has one. Who doesn't really look very angelic, with his five-o-clock-shadow and cheap cigar. But he has some great references - in the past, he used to protect JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, MartinLutherKing, JohnLennon... OhCrap.
1st Apr '14 5:21:10 PM Corlagon
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** We also see the producer of ''Series/TheBlackForestClinic'' arriving in FireAndBrimstoneHell.
** [[FirstContact An astronaut meets extraterrestrials]] and alienates them (no pun intended) by giving them a Music/ModernTalking record. He himself loves it, though.
31st Oct '13 12:47:08 PM MaxSinister
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* GroceryList: A pirate captain with a TreasureMap: "Two steps, turn right, and... cha-cha-cha?"
--> Pirate mook: Sorry captain, that's from my dancing course!


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* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: A pirate captain with a TreasureMap: "Two steps, turn right, and... cha-cha-cha?"
--> Pirate mook: Sorry captain, that's from my dancing course!
31st Oct '13 12:45:46 PM MaxSinister
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* BumblingDad: Paul, oh so much.



* TheJester: In the medieval stories, of course.

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* TheGrimReaper: PlayedForLaughs, of course. Like when he meets an old farmer who thinks he was the new farmhand, for the scythe.
* GroceryList: A pirate captain with a TreasureMap: "Two steps, turn right, and... cha-cha-cha?"
--> Pirate mook: Sorry captain, that's from my dancing course!
* GuardianAngel: One suicidal guy (who never pulls it through, so he can stay a RunningGag) has one. Who doesn't really look very angelic, with his five-o-clock-shadow and cheap cigar. But he has some great references - in the past, he used to protect JohnFKennedy, MartinLutherKing, JohnLennon... OhCrap.
* TheJester: In A recurring character in the medieval stories, of course.course. Has to deal with his king, who's a BadBoss.


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* PerpSweating: One not-that-smart cop does it wrong. How so? By pointing the lamp into ''his own face.''
* PersonalDictionary: When a bunch of draftees tell their DrillSergeantNasty after the end of their service that they prefer peace, he has to look up "peace" in the dictionary. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because he doesn't know what it means.]]
11th Sep '13 10:24:03 AM Larkmarn
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* [[AllAsiansAreAlike All Ottifants Are Alike]]: Once lampshaded by one of them. The other one claims he's perfectly able to tell them apart - and then calls the other one by the wrong name.


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* DittoAliens: Or rather, Ditto Ottifants. Once lampshaded by one of them. The other one claims he's perfectly able to tell them apart - and then calls the other one by the wrong name.
28th Jul '13 11:42:41 AM TVRulezAgain
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* TheExitIsThatWay: In one story, [[{{Superman}} Superphant]] and [[{{Batman}} Batphant]] have to cooperate. Superphant declines, stating that he's the smartest man in the world and doesn't need anyone's help, leaving through the door.

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* TheExitIsThatWay: In one story, [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superphant]] and [[{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batphant]] have to cooperate. Superphant declines, stating that he's the smartest man in the world and doesn't need anyone's help, leaving through the door.
2nd Mar '13 12:30:12 PM MaxSinister
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* AreWeThereYet: They start it ''before the car has left the garage''.

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* AreWeThereYet: They start it ''before ''[[ExaggeratedTrope before the car has left the garage''.garage]]''.
* BaitAndSwitch: Typical for a comical series. Like here: A coach is training some guys, as it seems. He commands them: "Stretch out your arms! Lift... and lower! And again! Now put your head back! Open your mouth wide!" (wait, what?) Then we see what the guys are training for: The very {{Oktoberfest}}.



* DeliveryStork: When a father has to give his kids TheTalk, he prefers to disguise himself as this and give them a little show. Predictably, the children find he's simply embarrassing.
* DinosaurDoggieBone: Subverted. When the teacher with his unruly class visits a museum, he thinks that the bones they took as a "souvenir" are this. (Truth is, they took them from the AngryGuardDog.)



* TheJester

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* TheJesterGoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied. They conspire with each other when their ottifant finds a wallet, so ''they'' can take it instead. And the shoulder devil states that he has to be more careful, because the guy almost took the wallet for himself.
* TheJester: In the medieval stories, of course.
8th Dec '12 6:10:55 PM LobsterMagnus
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''Ottifanten'' are a German comic strip by Creator/OttoWaalkes with [[FunnyAnimals anthropomorphic elephants]]. Many of them are centered on the family [[InherentlyFunnyWords Bommel]]: The hapless father Paul, his wife, baby Bruno, his two siblings, and Paul's wacky 90-year-old father. Or Bommel's boss Kaluppke, his lazy secretary and the cigar-puffing cleaning lady Erna Hoppmann. Others parody superheroes or celebrities. Or are just funny stories in general.

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''Ottifanten'' are a German comic strip by Creator/OttoWaalkes with [[FunnyAnimals [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic elephants]]. Many of them are centered on the family [[InherentlyFunnyWords Bommel]]: The hapless father Paul, his wife, baby Bruno, his two siblings, and Paul's wacky 90-year-old father. Or Bommel's boss Kaluppke, his lazy secretary and the cigar-puffing cleaning lady Erna Hoppmann. Others parody superheroes or celebrities. Or are just funny stories in general.



* CasualDangerDialog: Brought UpToEleven with one strip about two parachuters, one of which [[TooDumbTooLive doesn't have his parachute on]], but doesn't care at all that he'll die in a few seconds [[ComicallyMissingThePoint because he's insured]] (as we learn from the dialogue).

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* CasualDangerDialog: Brought UpToEleven with one strip about two parachuters, one of which [[TooDumbTooLive [[TooDumbToLive doesn't have his parachute on]], but doesn't care at all that he'll die in a few seconds [[ComicallyMissingThePoint because he's insured]] (as we learn from the dialogue).
14th Oct '12 11:08:56 AM erforce
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* FridayThe13th: Parodied. According to grandpa, sunday the 15th is ''the'' unlucky day for the Bommels.


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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Friday the 13th aspect of it is parodied. According to grandpa, sunday the 15th is ''the'' unlucky day for the Bommels.
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