History ComicStrip / PiranhaClub

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.
4th Oct '15 12:22:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Sid does technically run a sales and real estate firm, but he constantly juggles a ton of different projects and scams, mainly because he has to keep himself out jail somehow.
8th Dec '14 4:14:09 PM JenBurdoo
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* {{Gonk}}: Arnold. He's fat, short, pimply and has ridiculously stripy hair.



* {{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.KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: Sid can't get a date even with a Mongolian immigrant just off the boat because she knows a chain of people the last one of whom dated him in 1968.
22nd Sep '14 2:09:30 PM SilentStranger
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* BrokeEpisode: One storyline involves Sid trying to get out of an audit by the IRS by pretending to be completely destitute, complete with operating a "business" out of an abandoned car in the junkyard, where he has recruited Arnold as a partner/live-in car alarm. This actually works, as the IRS agent ends up putting Sid on financial aid rather than tossing him in jail for his comprehensive list of taxation fraud.



* 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.



* 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.



* WhyWereBummedCommunismFell: Parodied in one storyline where the fall of communism reduced the entire
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: THe strip had a christmas storyline with this, with Sid as Scrooge, Ernie as Bob Cratchit, Doris as Mrs Cratchit and Spencer as Tiny Tim.

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* WhyWereBummedCommunismFell: Parodied in one storyline where the fall of communism reduced the entire
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 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.
21st Sep '14 7:25:32 PM SilentStranger
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* WhyWereBummedCommunismFell: Parodied in one storyline where the fall of communism reduced the entire
21st Sep '14 7:16:07 PM SilentStranger
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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 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.
** Another storyline has Sid getting Arnold to embark on a career as an Elvis impersonator. This ends rather abruptly when Arnold attempts to wiggle his hips like the original, and his tight pants explode, hospitalizing both him and several fans.



* 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.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Sid does technically run a sales and real estate firm, but he constantly juggles a ton of different projects and scams, mainly because he has to keep himself out jail somehow.

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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Sid does technically run a sales and real estate firm, but he constantly juggles a ton of different projects and scams, mainly because he has to keep himself out jail somehow.somehow.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: THe strip had a christmas storyline with this, with Sid as Scrooge, Ernie as Bob Cratchit, Doris as Mrs Cratchit and Spencer as Tiny Tim.
21st Sep '14 6:30:42 PM SilentStranger
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* FakeCharity: The Piranha Club often promotes various charity drives for their Fund For Orphans And Widows. Said orphans and widows often look suspiciously like club members in bad costumes.
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