History ComicStrip / TheFamilyCircus

4th Dec '17 5:09:35 PM erracht
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Many of the strips contain religious subject matter, implied to be of the Catholic variety.


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* CorporalPunishment: Happened in the strip in the past when this practice was more socially accepted than today.
15th Nov '17 8:01:08 AM fruitstripegum
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* AllJustADream: As part of a 1997 April Fools' Day project in which many newspaper comic writers/artists swapped strips for the day, ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''s Creator/ScottAdams did that day's ''Family Circus'', with Mom in the role of PointyHairedBoss encouraging Billy to "work cuter, not harder." (See SelfDeprecation below for the counterpart comic.) The following day's ''Family Circus'' explained this as one of the kids having a nightmare.



* AllJustADream: As part of a 1997 April Fools' Day project in which many newspaper comic writers/artists swapped strips for the day, ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''s Creator/ScottAdams did that day's ''Family Circus'', with Mom in the role of PointyHairedBoss encouraging Billy to "work cuter, not harder." (See SelfDeprecation below for the counterpart comic.) The following day's ''Family Circus'' explained this as one of the kids having a nightmare.
8th Oct '17 8:13:12 AM MaxWest2
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* BathtubScene: Thel gets these sometimes. At least one [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar has her laying in the tub]] with AbsoluteCleavage visible.
11th Jul '17 10:08:28 PM AnotherGuy
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While it's ostensibly a humorous comic strip with a wide circulation, ''The Family Circus'' has been more popular as the butt of jokes at least since TheNineties. Amazon.com's user contributed book reviews are infamous for containing snarky reviews of the printed collections of panels. Such reviews often mockingly parse the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic tremendous symbolism and deep philosophical meaning]] supposedly hidden in the strip's plain single panel storylines, along with its Freudian or [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory religious]] symbolism. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' blog takes particular delight in mocking the strip and its characters. In the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novels, which are aimed at preteens, it's parodied as ''Li'l Cutie.''

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While it's ostensibly a humorous comic strip with a wide circulation, ''The Family Circus'' has been more popular as the butt of jokes at least since TheNineties. Amazon.com's user contributed book reviews are infamous for containing snarky reviews of the printed collections of panels. Such reviews often mockingly parse the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic tremendous symbolism and deep philosophical meaning]] supposedly hidden in the strip's plain single panel storylines, along with its Freudian or [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory religious]] symbolism. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' blog takes particular delight in mocking the strip and its characters. In the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novels, which are aimed at preteens, it's parodied as ''Li'l Cutie.''
'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' was often paired with ''The Family Circus'' in many newspapers, providing a surreal {{Foil}} to the ''Circus'' domesticity.
8th Jan '17 11:32:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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While it's ostensibly a humorous comic strip with a wide circulation, ''The Family Circus'' has been more popular as the butt of jokes at least since TheNineties. Amazon.com's user contributed book reviews are infamous for containing snarky reviews of the printed collections of panels. Such reviews often mockingly parse the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic tremendous symbolism and deep philosophical meaning]] supposedly hidden in the strip's plain single panel storylines, along with its [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] or [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory religious]] symbolism. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' blog takes particular delight in mocking the strip and its characters. In the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novels, which are aimed at preteens, it's parodied as ''Li'l Cutie.''

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While it's ostensibly a humorous comic strip with a wide circulation, ''The Family Circus'' has been more popular as the butt of jokes at least since TheNineties. Amazon.com's user contributed book reviews are infamous for containing snarky reviews of the printed collections of panels. Such reviews often mockingly parse the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic tremendous symbolism and deep philosophical meaning]] supposedly hidden in the strip's plain single panel storylines, along with its [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] Freudian or [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory religious]] symbolism. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' blog takes particular delight in mocking the strip and its characters. In the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novels, which are aimed at preteens, it's parodied as ''Li'l Cutie.''
15th Dec '16 12:46:13 AM Xtifr
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Bil Keane's '''''The Family Circus''''' ([[WorkingTitle originally]] ''The Family Circle'') is a [[PrintLongRunners long running]] (since 1960) NewspaperComic about the innocent childhood adventures of young siblings Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and infant P.J. Occasionally, parents Bil and Thel will contribute some insightful comment about the children's exploits, like when they all were imitating ''Film/WaynesWorld'' and Bil says: "Makes sense to me. {{NOT}}!"

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Bil Keane's '''''The ''The Family Circus''''' Circus'' ([[WorkingTitle originally]] ''The Family Circle'') is a [[PrintLongRunners long running]] (since 1960) NewspaperComic about the innocent childhood adventures of young siblings Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and infant P.J. Occasionally, parents Bil and Thel will contribute some insightful comment about the children's exploits, like when they all were imitating ''Film/WaynesWorld'' and Bil says: "Makes sense to me. {{NOT}}!"
4th Dec '16 4:37:45 PM dsneybuf
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'''Todd Gaines:''' [[BileFascination I hate it, but I'm compelled to read it.]]

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'''Todd Gaines:''' [[BileFascination I hate it, but I'm compelled to read it.]]
19th Aug '16 10:18:28 AM SantosLHalper
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While it's ostensibly a humorous comic strip with a wide circulation, ''The Family Circus'' has been more popular as the butt of jokes at least since TheNineties. Amazon.com's user contributed book reviews are infamous for containing snarky reviews of the printed collections of panels. Such reviews often mockingly parse the [[MistakenForProfound tremendous symbolism and deep philosophical meaning]] supposedly hidden in the strip's plain single panel storylines, along with its [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] or [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory religious]] symbolism. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' blog takes particular delight in mocking the strip and its characters. In the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novels, which are aimed at preteens, it's parodied as ''Li'l Cutie.''

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While it's ostensibly a humorous comic strip with a wide circulation, ''The Family Circus'' has been more popular as the butt of jokes at least since TheNineties. Amazon.com's user contributed book reviews are infamous for containing snarky reviews of the printed collections of panels. Such reviews often mockingly parse the [[MistakenForProfound [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic tremendous symbolism and deep philosophical meaning]] supposedly hidden in the strip's plain single panel storylines, along with its [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] or [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory religious]] symbolism. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' blog takes particular delight in mocking the strip and its characters. In the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novels, which are aimed at preteens, it's parodied as ''Li'l Cutie.''
5th Apr '16 10:39:21 AM fruitstripegum
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* AllJustADream: As part of a 1997 April Fools' Day project in which many newspaper comic writers/artists swapped strips for the day, ''ComicStrip/Dilbert'''s Creator/ScottAdams did that day's ''Family Circus'', with Mom in the role of PointyHairedBoss encouraging Billy to "work cuter, not harder." (See SelfDeprecation below for the counterpart comic.) The following day's ''Family Circus'' explained this as one of the kids having a nightmare.

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* AllJustADream: As part of a 1997 April Fools' Day project in which many newspaper comic writers/artists swapped strips for the day, ''ComicStrip/Dilbert'''s ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''s Creator/ScottAdams did that day's ''Family Circus'', with Mom in the role of PointyHairedBoss encouraging Billy to "work cuter, not harder." (See SelfDeprecation below for the counterpart comic.) The following day's ''Family Circus'' explained this as one of the kids having a nightmare.
1st Apr '16 9:10:47 PM fusilcontrafusil
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Besides little kids, the sincere fanbase for the comic consists of parents and grandparents who love the domestic slice-of-life humor of writers like the late Erma Bombeck; in fact, she and Keane were friends. One of Keane's sons, Glen, became a top animator at Creator/{{Disney}} (where he was the lead character animator for [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel,]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast,]] Disney/{{Pocahontas}} and John Silver, among others). Another son, Jeff, began assisting his dad with the comic in the 2000's, and has taken over following Bil's death in November 2011.

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Besides little kids, the sincere fanbase for the comic consists of parents and grandparents who love the domestic slice-of-life humor of writers like the late Erma Bombeck; in fact, she and Keane were friends. One of Keane's sons, Glen, [[Creator/GlenKeane Glen]], became a top animator at Creator/{{Disney}} (where he was the lead character animator for [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel,]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast,]] Disney/{{Pocahontas}} and John Silver, among others). Another son, Jeff, began assisting his dad with the comic in the 2000's, and has taken over following Bil's death in November 2011.
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