History ComicStrip / PearlsBeforeSwine

12th Mar '17 10:54:15 AM nombretomado
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* TrueArtIsAngsty: [[invoked]] Uh-huh! Stephan Pastis knows it! One set of episodes makes a {{Parody}} out of ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'', with Rat as Mister Rogers. First the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe comes in, carrying the beer bottles that Rat likes so much. Then at the NOMB, Rat witnesses a Muslim terrorist puppet named Jihad Jerry pump King Friday XIII full of lead, and then tell Queen Sara Saturday to wear a burka, despite Rat urging Jerry to be as democratic as possible. Finally, Rat appears wearing a burka himself, explaining that JJ has taken over the show, but things will stay the same...only for a mooing camel to appear in place of the trolley, which Rat makes sell oil at ridiculous prices. Pastis is just that kind of guy!

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: [[invoked]] Uh-huh! Stephan Pastis knows it! One set of episodes makes a {{Parody}} out of ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'', ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'', with Rat as Mister Rogers. First the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe comes in, carrying the beer bottles that Rat likes so much. Then at the NOMB, Rat witnesses a Muslim terrorist puppet named Jihad Jerry pump King Friday XIII full of lead, and then tell Queen Sara Saturday to wear a burka, despite Rat urging Jerry to be as democratic as possible. Finally, Rat appears wearing a burka himself, explaining that JJ has taken over the show, but things will stay the same...only for a mooing camel to appear in place of the trolley, which Rat makes sell oil at ridiculous prices. Pastis is just that kind of guy!
21st Feb '17 9:29:18 AM MisterVercetti
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** Averted once; Rat was playing the role of a pied piper, luring stupid people out to a lake to drown them. Obviously, the crocs were dumb enough to do this, but once Rat began to gloat about it, one of the crocs angrily pointed out "We can sweem." [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2009-07-03/ See it here.]]

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** Averted once; Rat was playing the role of a pied piper, luring stupid people out to a lake to drown them. Obviously, the crocs were dumb enough to do this, but once Rat began to gloat about it, one of the crocs angrily pointed out "We can sweem." [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2009-07-03/ [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2009/07/03 See it here.]]
21st Feb '17 7:26:27 AM MisterVercetti
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* ExpressLaneLimit: [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2004/10/17 Taken to its logical conclusion]] when Rat flips out on a customer for coming through the express lane with a box of 575 corn flakes.
-->'''Pig:''' And the manager ''fired'' you?\\
'''Rat:''' Yeah, and I was like, "Duuude, I did ''not'' write the rules", and he's like, "Dude, that is ''not'' how the 'ten items or less' lane works."
17th Jan '17 4:29:41 AM schoi30
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** In one of the treasuries, Stephan mentions that he got letters informing him that Orca do not eat krill. He snarks in the book that they also don't drive cars or enter drive-thrus. (Strip: March 1st, 2006.)

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** In one of the treasuries, Stephan mentions that he got letters informing him that Orca orcas do not eat krill. He snarks in the book that they also don't drive cars or enter drive-thrus. (Strip: March 1st, 2006.)
17th Jan '17 4:29:27 AM schoi30
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** Another strip describes caimans as "little alligators". The Black Caiman is even larger than the American Alligator.

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** Another strip describes caimans as "little alligators". The Black Caiman black caiman is even larger than the American Alligator.alligator.
17th Jan '17 4:29:19 AM schoi30
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[WhiteSheep Junior]] decides to [[CarnivoreConfusion become a vegetarian]]. Crocs can't digest plant matter. Of course, they also cannot speak or stand on their hind legs, so this is probably justified.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: ArtisticLicenseBiology:
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[[WhiteSheep Junior]] decides to [[CarnivoreConfusion become a vegetarian]]. Crocs can't digest plant matter. Of course, they also cannot speak or stand on their hind legs, so this is probably justified.



** The hyenas that appear in the comic perpetrate the misconception that hyenas are scavengers. It would have worked if they were striped hyenas, but they are drawn as resembling the better-known spotted hyenas.

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** The hyenas that appear in the comic perpetrate the misconception that hyenas are scavengers. It would have worked if they were striped hyenas or brown hyenas, but they are drawn as resembling the better-known spotted hyenas.
2nd Dec '16 2:30:27 PM themisterfree
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* TheUnSmile: Rat's smile causes him to explode.

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* TheUnSmile: Rat's smile causes him to explode.explode once. [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/11/29 Another time]], it makes Pig think he's gotta take a dump.
22nd Aug '16 3:01:31 PM margdean56
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Some early strips implied the cast lived in the town of Albany CA (where Stphen Pastis was living at the time), but this seems to have been [[RetCon Retconned]]; [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/09/05 this strip]] does provide a good overview of the neighboorhood though (apparently they live in "Pearlswood").

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Some early strips implied the cast lived in the town of Albany CA (where Stphen Stephan Pastis was living at the time), but this seems to have been [[RetCon Retconned]]; [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/09/05 this strip]] does provide a good overview of the neighboorhood neighborhood though (apparently they live in "Pearlswood").
22nd Aug '16 2:54:17 PM margdean56
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** The Lemmings are usually this, although often subverted or played with. And yes, Pastis is aware the mass suicide is a myth - one Lemming brought this up, but one leaped anyway as he had his headphones in.
* SuicideDare: In one set of episodes, Rat takes a job as a late night radio show host, which means that he gets to listen to people call in to say that they abducted by aliens and things like. One such person calls from his truck to say that aliens took his brain. Rat responds by saying that the aliens took his brain because he's a smart fellow, that they'll want the rest of his organs for military use and he must not let that happen. The caller panics and asks what should he do. Rat tells him to drive off a cliff. The caller does it, and lets out an [="AAAaaahhh=]" as he falls. One staff member points out the F.C.C. frowns on killing listeners and Rat says "Rules rules rules." This one is PlayedForLaughs.

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** The Lemmings are usually this, although often subverted or played with. And yes, Pastis is aware the mass suicide is a myth - -- one Lemming brought this up, but one leaped anyway as he had his headphones in.
* SuicideDare: In one set of episodes, Rat takes a job as a late night radio show host, which means that he gets to listen to people call in to say that they they've been abducted by aliens and things like.like that. One such person calls from his truck to say that aliens took his brain. Rat responds by saying that the aliens took his brain because he's a smart fellow, that they'll want the rest of his organs for military use and he must not let that happen. The caller panics and asks what should he do. Rat tells him to drive off a cliff. The caller does it, and lets out an [="AAAaaahhh=]" as he falls. One staff member points out that the F.C.C. frowns on killing listeners and Rat says "Rules rules rules." This one is PlayedForLaughs.
22nd Aug '16 2:21:06 PM margdean56
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* GoneHorriblyRight: One series of strips involved an elephant police officer named "Potus" attempting to help work out the issues between Zebra and the Crocs. Pastis named the character "Potus" after learning that POTUS is an acronym standing for "President of the United States", and wanted to see if any readers would pick up on the acronym. People did, but this led some fans to believe the series of strips was a metaphor for the US involvement in the Israel-Palestine conflict, which Pastis had never intented.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: One series of strips involved an elephant police officer named "Potus" attempting to help work out the issues between Zebra and the Crocs. Pastis named the character "Potus" after learning that POTUS is an acronym standing for "President of the United States", and wanted to see if any readers would pick up on the acronym. People did, but this led some fans to believe the series of strips was a metaphor for the US involvement in the Israel-Palestine conflict, which Pastis had never intented.intended.
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