History ComicStrip / TheFamilyUpstairs

16th Dec '15 4:51:12 PM nombretomado
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An early comic strip by George Herriman. The titular "family upstairs" is [[TheGhost never seen]]; the audience only sees the (usually angry) reactions of the inhabitants of the apartment below them to the annoying noises, escaped pets, and so on. It is chiefly notable for a tiny companion strip that ran alongside it that featured [[KrazyKat a couple of characters that later became much more well-known]].

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An early comic strip by George Herriman. The titular "family upstairs" is [[TheGhost never seen]]; the audience only sees the (usually angry) reactions of the inhabitants of the apartment below them to the annoying noises, escaped pets, and so on. It is chiefly notable for a tiny companion strip that ran alongside it that featured [[KrazyKat [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat a couple of characters that later became much more well-known]].



* AnthropomorphicShift: As the Dingbat's rather ordinary-looking pet "kat" gradually evolved into [[KrazyKat Krazy]], it began to walk on its hind legs.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Plenty--most famously, the one that became the entire premise of ''KrazyKat''.
* BreakoutCharacter: Two--[[KrazyKat Krazy and Ignatz]].

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* AnthropomorphicShift: As the Dingbat's rather ordinary-looking pet "kat" gradually evolved into [[KrazyKat [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Krazy]], it began to walk on its hind legs.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Plenty--most famously, the one that became the entire premise of ''KrazyKat''.''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''.
* BreakoutCharacter: Two--[[KrazyKat Two--[[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Krazy and Ignatz]].
5th Feb '12 12:59:52 PM LancelotG
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* TheVoice: In at least one strip, we hear the entire Family Upstairs cheering uproariously because the Dingbats came home from their vacation.

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* TheVoice: In at least one strip, we hear the entire Family Upstairs cheering uproariously because the Dingbats came home from their vacation.
5th Feb '12 12:59:39 PM LancelotG
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* TheVoice: In at least one strip, we hear the entire family upstairs cheering uproariously because the Dingbats came home from their vacation.

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* TheVoice: In at least one strip, we hear the entire family upstairs Family Upstairs cheering uproariously because the Dingbats came home from their vacation.
5th Feb '12 12:58:23 PM LancelotG
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* AnimalJingoism: One series of strips goes into the history of mouse/kat rivalry--it seems that the Golden Age of Mice came to an abrupt halt as soon as a kat arrived on shore and started eating all the citizens. Therefore, "Ignatz the Avenger", well-schooled in the history of his race, holds that Krazy deserves every brick he gets.

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* AnimalJingoism: One series of strips strips, narrated by Ignatz, goes into the history of mouse/kat rivalry--it seems that the Golden Age of Mice came to an abrupt halt as soon as a kat arrived on shore and started eating all the citizens. Therefore, "Ignatz the Avenger", well-schooled in the history of his race, as he styles himself, holds that Krazy deserves every brick he gets.
5th Feb '12 12:57:44 PM LancelotG
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* AnimalJingoism: Ignatz's animosity toward the Kat is borne of this. A series of strips goes into the history of mouse/kat rivalry--it seems that the Golden Age of Mice came to an abrupt halt as soon as a kat arrived on shore and started eating all the citizens.

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* AnimalJingoism: Ignatz's animosity toward the Kat is borne of this. A One series of strips goes into the history of mouse/kat rivalry--it seems that the Golden Age of Mice came to an abrupt halt as soon as a kat arrived on shore and started eating all the citizens.citizens. Therefore, "Ignatz the Avenger", well-schooled in the history of his race, holds that Krazy deserves every brick he gets.
5th Feb '12 12:53:19 PM LancelotG
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* AnimalJingoism: Ignatz's animosity toward the Kat is borne of this. A series of strips goes into the history of mouse/kat rivalry--it seems that the Golden Age of Mice came to an abrupt halt as soon as a kat arrived on shore and started eating all the citizens.
5th Feb '12 12:43:50 PM LancelotG
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* TheVoice: In at least one strip, we hear the entire family upstairs cheering uproariously because the Dingbats came home from their vacation.
5th Feb '12 12:40:33 PM LancelotG
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* TheGhost: The entire "family upstairs" is made up of these. Despite their lack of presence, they cause a lot of trouble.

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* TheGhost: The entire "family upstairs" is made up of these. Despite their lack of presence, they cause a lot of trouble.trouble.
5th Feb '12 12:40:25 PM LancelotG
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Plenty--most famously, the one that became the entire premise of ''KrazyKat''.
* BreakoutCharacter: Two--[[KrazyKat Krazy and Ignatz]].
5th Feb '12 12:32:26 PM LancelotG
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AnthropomorphicShift: As the Dingbat's rather ordinary-looking pet "kat" gradually evolved into [[KrazyKat Krazy]], it began to walk on its hind legs.
TheGhost: The entire "family upstairs" is made up of these. Despite their lack of presence, they cause a lot of trouble.

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* AnthropomorphicShift: As the Dingbat's rather ordinary-looking pet "kat" gradually evolved into [[KrazyKat Krazy]], it began to walk on its hind legs.
* TheGhost: The entire "family upstairs" is made up of these. Despite their lack of presence, they cause a lot of trouble.
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