History ComicStrip / TheFarSide

6th Jul '16 8:55:22 AM Josef5678
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* GanglandDriveBy: One strip shows one of the cartoon figures partially erased, with a woman nearby saying, "My God, it could have been any of us!" The caption reads, "Drive-by erasings".
5th Jul '16 5:19:06 AM Trogdor
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* DadaComics:
** Had it going on on occasion, but in ''Prehistory of the Far Side'' Larson notes a couple of incidents where newspapers mixed up captions or edited the image which made no sense. A particularly funny one shows a ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Dennis the Menace]]'' comic where Dennis tells his mother that he sees her "tiny, petrified skull, labeled and resting on a shelf somewhere" (the caption coming from a ''Far Side'' with a caveman visiting a psychic. After the mix-up, the psychic was shown telling her client, "If I grow up to be as big as Dad, won't my skin be too tight?").
** Another example involving ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Dennis the Menace]]'': the ''Far Side'' panel showed a family of snakes at the dinner table with a bowl full of rodents with one saying "It's a good thing I learned to make peanut butter sandwiches or we would've starved to death by now," and the ''Dennis the Menace'' panel showed Dennis and a friend eating sandwiches and saying "Not hamsters ''again''!" Larson maintains that both were vastly improved by the error.
** An accidental mix up with hilarious results; one weak a cartoon ran featuring a comic with slugs worshipping a giant salt-shaker and chanting nonsense. The next week was a "treehouse exterminator" pointing to a tree full of boys in treehouses saying "you've got quite an infestation, ma'am, but I should be able to take out some of the bigger nests". The following week, the same comic ran with the caption from the previous two weeks, making the exterminator point at the treehouses while yelling "Eenie-oonie-wanah! Eenie-oonie-wanah!"
2nd Jun '16 4:25:47 AM bt8257
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* ArsonMurderAndJayWalking: A section of Hell has rooms for murderers, terrorists, and "people who drove too slow in the fast lane."

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* ArsonMurderAndJayWalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A section of Hell has rooms for murderers, terrorists, and "people who drove too slow in the fast lane."



* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** Another quip from ''The Prehistory of the Far Side'': "There should be a special confessional where cartoonists can go and say things like 'Bless me, Father, for I have sinned -- I have drawn dinosaurs and hominids together in the same cartoon.'"

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
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ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Another quip from ''The Prehistory of the Far Side'': "There should be a special confessional where cartoonists can go and say things like 'Bless me, Father, for I have sinned -- I have drawn dinosaurs and hominids together in the same cartoon.'"
21st May '16 4:30:41 PM BobTanaka
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* NotSoImaginaryFriend: "Big Bob is tired of you saying he doesn't exist."
15th Apr '16 5:19:26 PM PaulA
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!!'''''The Far Side''''' has named the following tropes:

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!!'''''The !!''The Far Side''''' Side'' has named the following tropes:


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* SeadogPegLeg: In one cartoon, an old sailor is pointing at his peg leg and saying "Well, that's not such a bad story... But wait 'til you hear how I lost this!" to a man with a peg ''head''.
7th Apr '16 2:02:16 PM 8BrickMario
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* ScaryStitches: One cartoon parodies this by showing a GrannyClassic sewing together a [[FrankensteinsMonster monster]] with a sewing machine.
23rd Mar '16 1:06:54 PM PlasmaTalon
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* KarmaHoudini:
** The police stop a man whose been hitting people with a hammer, only to discover he actually has license to do it.
** A hunter gets away with entering and killing a deer in his home. Since the deer "was in season", as the officer who responds tells the wife.
23rd Feb '16 12:30:34 PM MasoTey
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* HornyVikings

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%%* HornyVikings
* HornyVikingsHostileHitchhiker: One strip has two women in a car looking at at a a one-eyed man with a HookHand and a sign that says "Anywhere". The caption is "Come on, Cynthia, where's your sense of adventure?"
18th Feb '16 11:28:35 PM DrFurball
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* OhCrap: The scientists at a carcinogen[[note]] Back when cancer was still somewhat poorly understood (AIDS was called "gay cancer") and considered a death sentence.[[/note]] research building have one of these reactions when they accidentally drop a sample out the window into an open city street.

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* OhCrap: The scientists at a carcinogen[[note]] Back when cancer was still somewhat poorly understood (AIDS was called "gay cancer") and considered a death sentence.[[/note]] pathology research building have one of these reactions when they accidentally drop a sample out the window into an open city street.
14th Feb '16 9:39:35 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* RunningGag: Larson put out a few strips involving [[RippedFromTheHeadlines obscene phonecalls]]. One was the ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs'' with the wolf huffing and puffing on the other end, the second was a cow chewing cud, and [[RuleOfThree the third was]] an "obscene duckcall".

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* RunningGag: Larson put out a few strips involving [[RippedFromTheHeadlines obscene phonecalls]]. One was the ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs'' Literature/ThreeLittlePigs with the wolf huffing and puffing on the other end, the second was a cow chewing cud, and [[RuleOfThree the third was]] an "obscene duckcall".
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