History ComicStrip / TheFarSide

23rd Sep '16 2:22:51 PM Orome
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* SnakePit: One panel shows a family in a living room that inexplicably has a circular hole in the floor about three feet across, and is full of snakes. The dad is in the process of grabbing his kid, who is careening toward the pit on his tricycle, while the caption reads, "That was too close! Billy was headed straight for the snake pit when I grabbed him."
5th Sep '16 12:30:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* DejaVu: A hippie stops at a house to ask for directions; upon noticing that the person he's speaking with is an elephant-bird-giraffe-man, he says, "Oh, wow, deja vu."
31st Aug '16 3:49:58 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* WaxingLyrical:
--> '''Detective''': But look! Hundreds of [[Theater/TheSoundOfMusic bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up in string!]] Someone was after a few of this guy's favorite things.
20th Aug '16 2:09:21 PM Twentington
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* FollowTheLeader: Since the early 1990s, plenty of one-panel, gag-a-day strips have cropped up, including ''The Dinette Set'', ''Bizarro'', ''Close to Home'', ''Argyle Sweater'', ''Real Life Adventures'', etc. Some are pretty good in their own right; others aren't.
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.
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