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15th Nov '17 7:44:41 AM RedScharlach
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** Specifically, one early storyline revolved around Ernie buying a small staff of trained house monkeys to do chores in his apartment. Unfortunatly, since he didn't know sign language, Ernie couldn't communicate with them, and eventually, the chauffeur and maid monkeys eloped in Ernie's Desoto, while the rest of the monkeys were eaten by Effie.

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** Specifically, one early storyline revolved around Ernie buying a small staff of trained house monkeys to do chores in his apartment. Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, since he didn't know sign language, Ernie couldn't communicate with them, and eventually, the chauffeur and maid monkeys eloped in Ernie's Desoto, while the rest of the monkeys were eaten by Effie.
3rd Nov '17 2:58:28 PM RedScharlach
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The Piranha Club (formerly ''Ernie'') is an American newspaper comic by Bud "Bo" Grace. Started in 1988, it focuses on loser Ernie Floyd the and various [[{{CloudCuckoolander}} eccentric]] and [[{{Conman}} sketchy]] characters around him in [[{{Joisey}} Bayonne, New Jersey]].

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The Piranha Club (formerly ''Ernie'') is an American newspaper comic by Bud "Bo" Grace. Started in 1988, it focuses on loser Ernie Floyd and the and various [[{{CloudCuckoolander}} eccentric]] and [[{{Conman}} sketchy]] characters around him in [[{{Joisey}} Bayonne, New Jersey]].



* AlienAmongUs: Zerblatt the alien was left behind by his people due to going off on a drunken bender and ended up assimilating to human society.

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* AlienAmongUs: Zerblatt the alien was left behind by his people due to going off on a drunken bender and ended up assimilating to into human society.



* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: One storyline involves a tribe of South American natives attempting to murder Sid and steal Ernst. They give him a drink made from 27 mushed up toxic leaf frogs, which amazingly has no effect. Its then revealed that years of Effie's cooking has left Sid essentially immune to poison.
** Another storyline revolves around Sid and Elvis having a pie eating contest, with everyone expecting BigEater Elvis to win. It then turns out that Sid had Effie make the pies for the contest, allowing Sid, who's used to her food, eat at a leisurly pace and win, while Elvis can only soldier through about 3 bites, while violently vomiting the whole time.

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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: One storyline involves a tribe of South American natives attempting to murder Sid and steal Ernst. They give him a drink made from 27 mushed up mushed-up toxic leaf frogs, which amazingly has no effect. Its It' then revealed that years of Effie's cooking has left Sid essentially immune to poison.
** Another storyline revolves around Sid and Elvis having a pie eating contest, with everyone expecting BigEater Elvis to win. It then turns out that Sid had Effie make the pies for the contest, allowing Sid, who's used to her food, eat at a leisurly leisurely pace and win, while Elvis can only soldier through about 3 bites, while violently vomiting the whole time.



* CoatFullOfContraband: Pops up from time to time... Most often in resturants. With the "contraband" in question being stomach pumps...

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* CoatFullOfContraband: Pops up from time to time... Most often in resturants.restaurants. With the "contraband" in question being stomach pumps...



* ElvisImpersonator: One storyline involves Duane showing off a cockroach he claims is a reincarnated Elvis, complete with guitar, rhinestone suit and singing ability. Ernie accidently kills the cockroach and ends up in court, accused of having murdered Elvis. When he angrily blurts out that he killed an Elvis ''impersonator'', the judge immediatly drops the charges and invites him over for dinner.

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* ElvisImpersonator: One storyline involves Duane showing off a cockroach he claims is a reincarnated Elvis, complete with guitar, rhinestone suit and singing ability. Ernie accidently accidentally kills the cockroach and ends up in court, accused of having murdered Elvis. When he angrily blurts out that he killed an Elvis ''impersonator'', the judge immediatly immediately drops the charges and invites him over for dinner.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: and squid. And ducks, parrots, moose, cows, chicken, frogs, gorillas, beluga, gigant water buffaloes, snap turtles, and cockroaches impersonating Elvis. Amongst others.
** Specifically, one early storyline revolved around Ernie buying a small staff of trained house monkeys to do chores in his apartment. Unfortunatly, since he didnt know sign language, Ernie couldnt communicate with them, and eventually, the chaffeur and maid monkeys eloped in Ernie's Desoto, while the rest of the monkeys were eaten by Effie.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: and squid. And ducks, parrots, moose, cows, chicken, frogs, gorillas, beluga, gigant gigantic water buffaloes, snap turtles, and cockroaches impersonating Elvis. Amongst others.
** Specifically, one early storyline revolved around Ernie buying a small staff of trained house monkeys to do chores in his apartment. Unfortunatly, since he didnt didn't know sign language, Ernie couldnt couldn't communicate with them, and eventually, the chaffeur chauffeur and maid monkeys eloped in Ernie's Desoto, while the rest of the monkeys were eaten by Effie.



* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Zombies make an occasional appearance, most noteably Bob The Zombie and his voodoo mistress, as well as a zombie ElvisPresley along with a zombie Colonel Parker.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Ernst, the Piranha Club mascot and Sids pet piranha, to the point where Sid uses him as a garbage disposal. He can even devour non organic material like car tires and metal with no problem.

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* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Zombies make an occasional appearance, most noteably notably Bob The Zombie and his voodoo mistress, as well as a zombie ElvisPresley along with a zombie Colonel Parker.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Ernst, the Piranha Club mascot and Sids Sid's pet piranha, to the point where Sid uses him as a garbage disposal. He can even devour non organic material like car tires and metal with no problem.



* FanDisservice: As mentioned below, Bud Grace tends to take advantage of the lack of censorship in Swedish media by drawing nude characters you do NOT want to see nude, such as Enos Porks mother in law, and Arnolds equally ugly sister.

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* FanDisservice: As mentioned below, Bud Grace tends to take advantage of the lack of censorship in Swedish media by drawing nude characters you do NOT want to see nude, such as Enos Porks Pork's mother in law, and Arnolds Arnold's equally ugly sister.



* HenpeckedHusband: Enos Pork, who is rutinely abused by both his wife and his step mother.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Elvis Zimmermann who'd sell a decrepid trashcan of a car to his own mother... In fact, he ''did''.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Enos Pork, who is rutinely routinely abused by both his wife and his step mother.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Elvis Zimmermann who'd sell a decrepid decrepit trashcan of a car to his own mother... In fact, he ''did''.



* LethalChef: Effie Munyon, notably she is never seen eating her own food. She IS capable of cooking decent food, but seems to end up making hideous concoctions out of some misplaced desire to seem unique.

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* LethalChef: Effie Munyon, who notably she is never seen eating her own food. She IS capable of cooking decent food, but seems to end up making hideous concoctions out of some misplaced desire to seem unique.



* StylisticSuck: An early sunday page purportedly drawn by Grace's neighbour's dog, Sheba.

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* StylisticSuck: An early sunday Sunday page purportedly drawn by Grace's neighbour's neighbor's dog, Sheba.



* TooHotForTV: Like most cartoonists, Bu Grace has a sizeable amount of strip sketches he never intended for publishing due to raunchy content. Interestingly, due to Swedens much laxer publication standards, the ''Ernie'' comic book there often publishes both these, and specials Grace draws just for Scandinavia, containing both nudity and sexual situations.

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* TooHotForTV: Like most cartoonists, Bu Grace has a sizeable amount of strip sketches he never intended for publishing due to raunchy content. Interestingly, due to Swedens Sweden's much laxer more relaxed publication standards, the ''Ernie'' comic book there often publishes both these, and specials Grace draws just for Scandinavia, containing both nudity and sexual situations.



* WannaBuyAWatch: Many of Sid's less sophisticated schemes amount to this, ranging from fake rolexes, to fake Picasso paintings.
* WhyWereBummedCommunismFell: Parodied in one storyline where the fall of communism reduced the entire CIA to following the worlds last practicing communist around, a Russian immigrant named Boris who relocated to Bayonne when the USSR collapsed. They desperatly try to keep him alive and communist, because if he dies, the CIA will be forced to resort to massive layoffs. He eventually abandons communism as well and begins selling "sexy lingerie", which turns out to be husky-sized surplus sets from the former Soviet blocks. His only customer? Effie.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The strip had a christmas storyline with this, with Sid as Scrooge, Enos as Jacob Marley, Ernie as Bob Cratchit, Doris as Mrs Cratchit and Spencer as Tiny Tim.

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* WannaBuyAWatch: Many of Sid's less sophisticated schemes amount to this, ranging from fake rolexes, Rolexes, to fake Picasso paintings.
* WhyWereBummedCommunismFell: Parodied in one storyline where the fall of communism reduced the entire CIA to following the worlds world's last practicing communist Communist around, a Russian immigrant named Boris who relocated to Bayonne when the USSR collapsed. They desperatly desperately try to keep him alive and communist, Communist, because if he dies, the CIA will be forced to resort to massive layoffs. He eventually abandons communism as well and begins selling "sexy lingerie", which turns out to be husky-sized surplus sets from the former Soviet blocks. His only customer? Effie.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The strip had used this as a christmas Christmas storyline with this, with Sid as Scrooge, Enos as Jacob Marley, Ernie as Bob Cratchit, Doris as Mrs Cratchit and Spencer as Tiny Tim.
8th Aug '17 8:50:29 AM MisterBeeg
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: After a while, Uncle Sid pretty much took over as ''the'' main character of the strip.
29th May '17 7:34:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* {{Conman}}: Yes. An entire club full of them.

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* {{Conman}}: Yes. An entire club full of them. Fortunately most are StupidCrooks, and they spend most of their time conning each other.
9th Nov '16 9:01:59 PM IamTheCaligula
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* [[NeverMessWithGranny Never Mess With Mother Packer]]: Seriously. ''Don't.'' The only reason why she isn't the WorldsStrongestMan is because she's a woman.

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* [[NeverMessWithGranny Never Mess With Mother Packer]]: Seriously. ''Don't.'' The She has a HairTriggerTemper and the only reason why she isn't the WorldsStrongestMan is because she's a woman.the WorldsStrongestWoman.
17th Oct '16 6:24:32 PM nombretomado
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* AuthorAppeal: Squids and tentacles, not in a sexual context ,but Grace has stated that he enjoys drawing things like this due to a drawing by BasilWolverton of MADMagazine fame he saw when he was a kid.

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* AuthorAppeal: Squids and tentacles, not in a sexual context ,but Grace has stated that he enjoys drawing things like this due to a drawing by BasilWolverton of MADMagazine ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' fame he saw when he was a kid.
3rd Feb '16 8:45:01 PM tenryufan
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* ExecutiveMeddling: On several occasions, sometimes for the better. For example, Sid was originally written as Ernie's friend, but was changed into his uncle when Grace's editor pointed out that nobody would want to be friends with a guy like that.
8th Nov '15 10:48:36 PM MisterBeeg
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* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The strip had a christmas storyline with this, with Sid as Scrooge, Enos as Jacob Marley, Ernie as Bob Cratchit, Doris as Mrs Cratchit and Spencer as Tiny Tim.

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* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The strip had a christmas storyline with this, with Sid as Scrooge, Enos as Jacob Marley, Ernie as Bob Cratchit, Doris as Mrs Cratchit and Spencer as Tiny Tim.Tim.
* YouCanKeepHer: One storyline has Mother Packer being kidnapped by a pair of bumbling crooks. Of course, Dr. Pork had no intention of getting her back. Eventually they let her go after Mother Packer beats the crap out of them, who then proceeds to go after her son-in-law...
19th Oct '15 11:38:33 AM IamTheCaligula
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* {{Catchphrase}}: Reverend Bob has "I need a new parish" and "Give me strength" and Duane has his ever-reliable "Shee thish frog?" as well as variations thereof.

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* {{Catchphrase}}: Reverend Bob has "I need "I've '''got''' to get a new parish" and "Give me strength" and strength." Duane has his ever-reliable "Shee thish frog?" as well as and variations thereof.
17th Oct '15 7:58:30 AM IamTheCaligula
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* {{Catchphrase}}: Reverend Bob has "I need a new parish" and "Give me strength" and Duane has his ever-reliable "Shee thish frog?" as well as variations thereof.



* {{Gonk}}: Arnold. He's fat, short, pimply and has ridiculously stripy hair.

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* {{Gonk}}: Arnold. He's fat, short, pimply and has ridiculously stripy hair. He's quite often mistaken for some obscure breed of dog/goat/possum/muskrat/mongoose thing.



* NiceGuy: Ernie is the most decent, upstanding and honest guy you can find in Bayonne, which makes him a frequent target for Sid's and the Piranha Club's scams. Arnold might count, too, but given the frequency he's suckered into being Sid's unpaid cohort, his niceness is more oftenly played up as a naively misplaced sense of trust and general stupidity than anything else.



* PerpetualPoverty: The Piranha Club meets in a dilapidated building they havent paid rent on in years, and the various furnishings inside are falling apart, this mainly due to the fact that none of the members pay their membership fees, and Sid embezzles the clubs funds at every turn.

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* PerpetualPoverty: The Piranha Club meets in a dilapidated building they havent haven't paid rent on for in years, years and the various furnishings inside are falling apart, this mainly due to the fact that none of the members pay their membership fees, and Sid embezzles the clubs funds at every turn.
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