History ComicStrip / TheBroons

16th Oct '15 1:27:05 PM DaibhidC
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20th Jun '15 3:23:13 PM Digifiend
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* AbortedArc: In the 70s strips, Maggie met and quickly got engaged to Dave [=McKay=]. The wedding was rehearsed, a house was bought and the guest list was ready to go. The entire storyline was suddenly dropped at the end of 1979 and Dave was never seen or mentioned again. DC Thompson even went as far as to completely remove all mentions of their engagement from the compilation books. The 2012 release "Classic Books From The 70s" finally acknowledged this and Dave's fate was revealed in a brand new strip. [[spoiler:Dave secretly wore a wig and was moonlighting as "Baldy Bob" at Daphne's singles club]]

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* AbortedArc: In the 70s strips, Maggie met and quickly got engaged to Dave [=McKay=]. The wedding was rehearsed, a house was bought and the guest list was ready to go. The entire storyline was suddenly dropped at the end of 1979 and Dave was never seen or mentioned again. DC Thompson Thomson even went as far as to completely remove all mentions of their engagement from the compilation books. The 2012 release "Classic Books From The 70s" finally acknowledged this and Dave's fate was revealed in a brand new strip. [[spoiler:Dave secretly wore a wig and was moonlighting as "Baldy Bob" at Daphne's singles club]]
7th Apr '15 9:27:37 PM MAI742
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'''The Broons''' is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scots]] comic strip that has been published in the weekly [[BritishNewspapers newspaper]] ''The Sunday Post'' since 8 March, 1936. Created by writer and editor R. D. Low and artist Dudley D. Watkins for Dundee publishers Creator/DCThomson, the strip stars the eponymous Broon family ("Brown", in English) who live in a tenement flat at 10 Glebe Street in the fictional town of Auchenshoogle.

A lot of the humour in the stories come from the considerable generation gaps between the family members, the need to stretch a small amount of money a long way, communication breakdowns and the stresses of sharing a tiny flat with nine other family members.

Being set in a Scottish town, the strip makes liberal use of the Scottish dialect to the point where it can be completely incomprehensible to anyone not familiar with it. However the use of a dialect often discouraged in published works, combined with the nostaligia factor spreading across several generations, has made The Broons (and it's sister strip, "''Oor Wullie''") a celebrated classic in Scotland and is still being published today, with regular annual releases.

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'''The Broons''' is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scots]] comic strip that has been published in the weekly [[BritishNewspapers newspaper]] ''The Sunday Post'' since 8 March, 1936. Created by writer and editor R. D. Low and artist Dudley D. Watkins for Dundee publishers Creator/DCThomson, the strip stars the eponymous Broon ("Brown") family ("Brown", in English) who live in a tenement flat at 10 Glebe Street in the fictional town of Auchenshoogle.

A lot of The focus is on [[SliceOfLife the humour in the stories come from the considerable generation gaps between the family members, the need to stretch a small amount of money a long way, communication breakdowns family's generational gaps, poverty and thriftiness, miscommunication, and the everyday stresses of a family of nine sharing a tiny flat with nine other family members.

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Scottish town, the strip makes liberal setting and heavy use of the Scottish Glaswegian dialect to are its main selling points, so the point where it can be completely incomprehensible dialogue's near-incomprehensibility to anyone not familiar with it. However outsiders isn't really a problem. A close third is the use 'nostaligia factor' of a dialect often discouraged in published works, combined with the nostaligia factor spreading across several generations, has made Scots retirees and working-age people. The Broons (and and it's sister strip, "''Oor Wullie''") Wullie''", continue to sell well enough to merit annual releases in Scotland. Both strips and their sales are somewhat indicative of a celebrated classic recent cultural movement in Scotland which favours Scottish authors, fiction, and is still being published today, with regular annual releases.
even history - including, if not especially, in Scottish schools.
5th Oct '14 10:53:46 AM DaibhidC
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* AbortedArc: In the 70s strips, Maggie met and quickly got engaged to Dave McKay. The wedding was rehearsed, a house was bought and the guest list was ready to go. The entire storyline was suddenly dropped at the end of 1979 and Dave was never seen or mentioned again. DC Thompson even went as far as to completely remove all mentions of their engagement from the compilation books. The 2012 release "Classic Books From The 70s" finally acknowledged this and Dave's fate was revealed in a brand new strip. [[spoiler:Dave secretly wore a wig and was moonlighting as "Baldy Bob" at Daphne's singles club]]

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* AbortedArc: In the 70s strips, Maggie met and quickly got engaged to Dave McKay.[=McKay=]. The wedding was rehearsed, a house was bought and the guest list was ready to go. The entire storyline was suddenly dropped at the end of 1979 and Dave was never seen or mentioned again. DC Thompson even went as far as to completely remove all mentions of their engagement from the compilation books. The 2012 release "Classic Books From The 70s" finally acknowledged this and Dave's fate was revealed in a brand new strip. [[spoiler:Dave secretly wore a wig and was moonlighting as "Baldy Bob" at Daphne's singles club]]
5th Oct '14 10:53:17 AM DaibhidC
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* AbortedArc: In 1977, there was an ongoing storyline of Maggie Broon being engaged, which suddenly stopped and was never mentioned again. In the ''Sunday Post'' 100th anniversary magazine, Maw explains that the groom's wig blew off at the wedding, at which point Daphne recognised him as "Baldie Bob" from her singles club and said he'd been going all this time, so Maggie called the wedding off. The real reason was that the creators belatedly realised StatusQuoIsGod.

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* AbortedArc: In 1977, there the 70s strips, Maggie met and quickly got engaged to Dave McKay. The wedding was an ongoing rehearsed, a house was bought and the guest list was ready to go. The entire storyline of Maggie Broon being engaged, which was suddenly stopped dropped at the end of 1979 and Dave was never seen or mentioned again. In DC Thompson even went as far as to completely remove all mentions of their engagement from the ''Sunday Post'' 100th anniversary magazine, Maw explains that the groom's compilation books. The 2012 release "Classic Books From The 70s" finally acknowledged this and Dave's fate was revealed in a brand new strip. [[spoiler:Dave secretly wore a wig blew off at the wedding, at which point Daphne recognised him and was moonlighting as "Baldie "Baldy Bob" from her at Daphne's singles club and said he'd been going all this time, so Maggie called the wedding off. The real reason was that the creators belatedly realised StatusQuoIsGod.club]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: In the 70s strips, Maggie met and quickly got engaged to Dave McKay. The wedding was rehearsed, a house was bought and the guest list was ready to go. The entire storyline was suddenly dropped at the end of 1979 and Dave was never seen or mentioned again. DC Thompson even went as far as to completely remove all mentions of their engagement from the compilation books. The 2012 release "Classic Books From The 70s" finally acknowledged this and Dave's fate was revealed in a brand new strip. [[spoiler:Dave secretly wore a wig and was moonlighting as "Baldy Bob" at Daphne's singles club]]
5th Oct '14 10:51:30 AM DaibhidC
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* AbortedArc: In 1977, there was an ongoing storyline of Maggie Broon being engaged, which suddenly stopped and was never mentioned again. In the ''Sunday Post'' 100th anniversary magazine, Maw explains that the groom's wig blew off at the wedding, at which point Daphne recognised him as "Baldie Bob" from her singles club and said he'd been going all this time, so Maggie called the wedding off. The real reason was that the creators belatedly realised StatusQuoIsGod.



* MissingEpisode: Several strips over the years have remained unpublished in the bi-yearly collections. Typically these are the ones covering a topical event, which given the 4 year wait between the newspaper print and the book print tend to become outdated and no longer relevant. A prime example of this was the special Broons story to mark the new Millenium. Another story where cousin [[GordonBrown Gordon]] comes to visit has also went unprinted, as he is no longer the Prime Minister.
** With regards to the yearly Classic compilations, several strips (mainly from the Watkins era) have been left unprinted due to racist overtones. Despite this, strips featuring dangerous imitable behaviour are still printed, along with a disclaimer on the page.
2nd Sep '13 3:10:34 PM MrXilla
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* MissingEpisode: Several strips over the years have remained unpublished in the bi-yearly collections. Typically these are the ones covering a topical event, which given the 4 year wait between the newspaper print and the book print tend to become outdated and no longer relevant. A prime example of this was the special Broons story to mark the new Millenium. Another story where cousin [[GordonBrown Gordon]] comes to visit has also went unprinted, as he is no longer the Prime Minister.
** With regards to the yearly Classic compilations, several strips (mainly from the Watkins era) have been left unprinted due to racist overtones. Despite this, strips featuring dangerous imitable behaviour are still printed, along with a disclaimer on the page.
2nd Sep '13 2:58:45 PM MrXilla
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: In the 70s strips, Maggie met and quickly got engaged to Dave McKay. The wedding was rehearsed, a house was bought and the guest list was ready to go. The entire storyline was suddenly dropped at the end of 1979 and Dave was never seen or mentioned again. DC Thompson even went as far as to completely remove all mentions of their engagement from the compilation books. The 2012 release "Classic Books From The 70s" finally acknowledged this and Dave's fate was revealed in a brand new strip. [[spoiler:Dave secretly wore a wig and was moonlighting as "Baldy Bob" at Daphne's singles club]]
2nd Sep '13 2:50:40 PM MrXilla
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* Main/EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the early strips, the characters tend to swear when surprised (censored of course)! Several strips in the first Broons books also seem to imply that Joe is a Celtic supporter. There are also numerous explicit references to the Broons home being in Glasgow.



** Where Auchenshoogle actually is geographic-wise seems to vary on the writers and artists. Early Watkins strips explicitly said it was in Glasgow and both the family and Oor Wullie walked to the Glasgow Empire Exhibition. Later in Watkins run the town became more generic. During Tom Lavery's run, a strip showed an address label on a box of prunes clearly saying Dundee. The 80's returned to a vague location with the exception of a strip where the family went to the Glasgow Garden Festival (again, they walked home). Ken H Harrison's strips seemed to place Auchenshoogle somewhere in the Highlands. Nowadays, they've settled on Glasgow again (made explicitly clear in an Oor Wullie strip where he cycles to Loch Lomond).

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** Where Auchenshoogle actually is geographic-wise seems to vary on the writers and artists. Early Watkins strips explicitly said it was in Glasgow and both the family and Oor Wullie walked to the Glasgow Empire Exhibition. Later in Watkins run the town became more generic. During Tom Lavery's run, a strip showed an address label on a box of prunes clearly saying Dundee. The 80's returned to a vague location with the exception of a strip where the family went to the Glasgow Garden Festival (again, they walked home). Ken H Harrison's strips seemed to place Auchenshoogle somewhere in the Highlands. Nowadays, they've settled on Glasgow again (made explicitly clear in an Oor Wullie strip where he cycles to Loch Lomond). Despite this, the town shares alot of traits with Dundee.
2nd Sep '13 2:43:54 PM MrXilla
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A story in the 2012 Broons book features Paw being exposed to the elements (and family) during some quiet time in the But 'n' Ben outhouse. Shown from the newspaper up! Similarly, a strip in the 2014 book shows Hen relieving himself in bushes during a marathon (shown in shilouette)!



** In at least 2 70s strips, Paw was identified by old school friends who recognise him as "Wee Pud Broon", although whether this is short for Pudley or just a nickname is made unclear.
*** In addition, a 50s strip showed graffiti on a tree left by a young Granpaw, as "J.Brown".



* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Glebe Street?]]: Originally. The Broons are now confirmed to live in the town of Auchenshoogle (sometimes called Auchentogle), which is a blend of Dundee and Glasgow.

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Glebe Street?]]: Originally. The Broons are now confirmed to live in the town of Auchenshoogle (sometimes called Auchentogle), which is a blend of Dundee and Glasgow.Glasgow.
** Where Auchenshoogle actually is geographic-wise seems to vary on the writers and artists. Early Watkins strips explicitly said it was in Glasgow and both the family and Oor Wullie walked to the Glasgow Empire Exhibition. Later in Watkins run the town became more generic. During Tom Lavery's run, a strip showed an address label on a box of prunes clearly saying Dundee. The 80's returned to a vague location with the exception of a strip where the family went to the Glasgow Garden Festival (again, they walked home). Ken H Harrison's strips seemed to place Auchenshoogle somewhere in the Highlands. Nowadays, they've settled on Glasgow again (made explicitly clear in an Oor Wullie strip where he cycles to Loch Lomond).
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