History Comicbook / GastonLagaffe

25th Oct '17 5:22:21 PM Twiddler
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''Gaston Lagaffe'' is arguably one of the best-known and most well-liked characters of the Franco-Belgian comics school. The character first appeared in ''Spirou'' #985 (February 28, 1957). The creation of Creator/AndreFranquin, who wanted to come up with an AntiHero after working for years on the series ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'', Gaston Lagaffe is an office drone and errand boy employed by a fictional version of the Dupuis publishing company.

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''Gaston Lagaffe'' is arguably one of the best-known and most well-liked characters of the Franco-Belgian comics school. The character first appeared in ''Spirou'' ''Magazine/{{Spirou}}'' #985 (February 28, 1957). The creation of Creator/AndreFranquin, who wanted to come up with an AntiHero after working for years on the series ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'', Gaston Lagaffe is an office drone and errand boy employed by a fictional version of the Dupuis publishing company.
18th Oct '17 8:08:07 AM SesMan
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** In the same vein, De Mesmaeker is another "mess-maker". This one is a coincidence: De Mesmaeker is named after fellow comic book artist Jidéhem's father, because when Franquin introduced him, everybody thought the character looked like said father. Jidéhem is the French pronunciation of the letters J-D-M -- Jean De Mesmaeker.

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** In the same vein, De Mesmaeker is another "mess-maker". This one is a coincidence: De Mesmaeker is named after fellow comic book artist Jidéhem's father, because when Franquin introduced him, everybody thought the character looked like said father. Jidéhem is the French pronunciation of the letters J-D-M -- Jean De Mesmaeker.Mesmaeker[[note]]"Mesmaeker" is old flemish for Knife Maker.[[/note]].
6th Oct '17 3:49:56 PM R.G.
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* DubNameChange: The English version of Gaston Lagaffe has been renamed "'''Gomer Goof'''".
16th Sep '17 12:57:19 PM nombretomado
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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild Swedish oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]). But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.

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** In Swedish, "M'enfin" is normally translated as "Jösses" (which really is a mild Swedish oath based on a distortion of the name of [[JesusChrist Jesus]]).UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}). But as for Prunelle, the Swedish translation retains the original "rogntudju", presumably because it sounds funny, or possibly because no-one considered that it's supposed to mean anything.
10th Sep '17 2:33:46 AM LordKaarvani
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* FollowThatCar: Played with when Fantasio asks a cab driver to "follow that coat!"

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* FollowThatCar: Played with when Fantasio asks a cab driver to "follow that coat!"coat!" [[note]]Fantasio left the office in a hurry forgetting his coat. Gaston tried to throw it from the window, but forgot about the wind...[[/note]]
14th Aug '17 6:22:29 AM rufusluciusivan
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* KarmaHoudini: Gaston was fired just once (for bringing a cow in the office), then was rehired. For some reason, [[FlanderIzation despite becoming more and more destructive and useless to the redaction with years]], nobody ever thought of firing him again. To be fair, Gaston is often injured and unlucky.

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* KarmaHoudini: Gaston was fired just once (for bringing a cow in the office), then was rehired. For some reason, [[FlanderIzation despite becoming more and more destructive and useless to the redaction with years]], nobody ever thought of firing him again. To be fair, Gaston is often injured and unlucky.unlucky, so he gets ''some'' form of karma.
14th Aug '17 6:16:05 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Prunelle, Gaston's "mean" boss, is often an antagonist. But he's just trying to keep the publishing company running and to force Gaston to do the work he's paid for, instead of slacking off or doing something else. Gaston's experiments also regularly disturb everyone else in their work, sometimes even endangering them.

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** Prunelle, Gaston's "mean" boss, is often an antagonist.antagonist and sometimes uses physical violence against Gaston. But he's just trying to keep the publishing company running and to force Gaston to do the work he's paid for, instead of slacking off or doing something else. Gaston's experiments also regularly disturb everyone else in their work, sometimes even endangering them.
14th Aug '17 6:15:11 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Agent Longtarin, the closest thing Gaston has to an archenemy, is just a regular traffic cop charged with enforcing the law, which Gaston often breaks openly. However, there are times when he gets a bit vindicative, giving Gaston a ticket for his car on a no-parking zone, then another for the soapbox racer he was unloading, then a third one for ''the roller-skate'' that fell out of the racer, doing a HappyDance as he writes the ticket. Once, he stopped Gaston in the street to ticket him for various faults on the car, and then added a parking ticket because the car was parked in the street. Considering that Gaston loves tormenting him with practical jokes revolving around parking meters that occasionally seem to drive him on borders of neurosis, he probably deserves a little payback. Although Longtarin isn't that nice toward other civilian and borderline harrasses De Mesmaeker for an alcotest (saying he didn't blow properly in it).
** Prunelle, Gaston's "mean" boss, is often an antagonist. But he's just trying to keep the publishing company running and to force Gaston to do the work he's paid for it instead of slacking off or doing something else. Gaston's experiments also regularly disturb everyone else in their work, sometimes even endangering them.

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** Agent Longtarin, the closest thing Gaston has to an archenemy, is just a regular traffic cop charged with enforcing the law, which Gaston often breaks openly. However, there are times when he gets a bit vindicative, giving Gaston a ticket for his car on a no-parking zone, then another for the soapbox racer he was unloading, then a third one for ''the roller-skate'' that fell out of the racer, doing a HappyDance as he writes the ticket. Once, he stopped Gaston in the street to ticket him for various faults on the car, and then added a parking ticket because the car was parked in the street. Considering that Gaston loves tormenting him with practical jokes revolving around parking meters that occasionally seem to drive him on borders of neurosis, he probably deserves a little payback. Although Longtarin isn't that nice toward other civilian and borderline harrasses De Mesmaeker for an alcotest (saying he didn't blow properly in it).
it). And even then, De Mesmaeker wasn't very polite or cooperative either.
** Prunelle, Gaston's "mean" boss, is often an antagonist. But he's just trying to keep the publishing company running and to force Gaston to do the work he's paid for it for, instead of slacking off or doing something else. Gaston's experiments also regularly disturb everyone else in their work, sometimes even endangering them.
14th Aug '17 6:13:32 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Prunelle, Gaston's "mean" boss, who's just trying to keep the publishing company running and to force Gaston to do the work he's paid for it instead of slacking off or doing something else. Gaston's experiments also regularly disturb everyone else in their work, sometimes even endangering them.

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** Prunelle, Gaston's "mean" boss, who's is often an antagonist. But he's just trying to keep the publishing company running and to force Gaston to do the work he's paid for it instead of slacking off or doing something else. Gaston's experiments also regularly disturb everyone else in their work, sometimes even endangering them.
14th Aug '17 6:12:58 AM rufusluciusivan
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* AntiVillain: Agent Longtarin, the closest thing Gaston has to an archenemy, is just a regular traffic cop charged with enforcing the law, which Gaston often breaks openly. However, there are times when he gets a bit vindicative, giving Gaston a ticket for his car on a no-parking zone, then another for the soapbox racer he was unloading, then a third one for ''the roller-skate'' that fell out of the racer, doing a HappyDance as he writes the ticket. Once, he stopped Gaston in the street to ticket him for various faults on the car, and then added a parking ticket because the car was parked in the street. Considering that Gaston loves tormenting him with practical jokes revolving around parking meters that occasionally seem to drive him on borders of neurosis, he probably deserves a little payback. Although Longtarin isn't that nice toward other civilian and borderline harrasses De Mesmaeker for an alcotest (saying he didn't blow properly in it).

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* AntiVillain: AntiVillain:
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Agent Longtarin, the closest thing Gaston has to an archenemy, is just a regular traffic cop charged with enforcing the law, which Gaston often breaks openly. However, there are times when he gets a bit vindicative, giving Gaston a ticket for his car on a no-parking zone, then another for the soapbox racer he was unloading, then a third one for ''the roller-skate'' that fell out of the racer, doing a HappyDance as he writes the ticket. Once, he stopped Gaston in the street to ticket him for various faults on the car, and then added a parking ticket because the car was parked in the street. Considering that Gaston loves tormenting him with practical jokes revolving around parking meters that occasionally seem to drive him on borders of neurosis, he probably deserves a little payback. Although Longtarin isn't that nice toward other civilian and borderline harrasses De Mesmaeker for an alcotest (saying he didn't blow properly in it).it).
** Prunelle, Gaston's "mean" boss, who's just trying to keep the publishing company running and to force Gaston to do the work he's paid for it instead of slacking off or doing something else. Gaston's experiments also regularly disturb everyone else in their work, sometimes even endangering them.
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