History Comicbook / MonicasGang

25th May '16 4:40:54 PM Miumia
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* YouMeddlingKids: In a particularly {{Troperiffic}} story in which Nutty Ned and Jimmy Five respectively disguise themselves as [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes and Watson]] in order to figure out Samson's disappearance and find that TheButlerDidIt, the guilty butler says this line, propmpting Jimmy to lampshade the [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo shout-out]], since there are ''no'' meddling kids in the case.

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* YouMeddlingKids: In a particularly {{Troperiffic}} story in which Nutty Ned and Jimmy Five respectively disguise themselves as [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes and Watson]] in order to figure out Samson's disappearance and find that TheButlerDidIt, the guilty butler says this line, propmpting prompting Jimmy to lampshade the [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo shout-out]], since there are ''no'' meddling kids in the case.
25th May '16 4:39:14 PM Miumia
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* YouMeddlingKids: In a particularly {{Troperiffic}} story in which Nutty Ned and Jimmy Five respectively disguise themselves as [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes and Watson]] in order to figure out Samson's disappearance and find that TheButlerDidIt, the guilty butler says this line, propmpting Jimmy to lampshade the [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo shout-out]], since there are ''no'' meddling kids in the case.
8th May '16 5:07:39 PM Miumia
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* AscendedFanboy: Exaggerated in a story about Smudge and Jimmy Five going to a convention of StarWars. Smudge is a dedicated fanboy to the point of being a {{Geek}}, while Jimmy is basically the definition of a casual fan and just goes with him to the convention for the ride. And yet Jimmy is the one who ends the story (after getting a picture with George Lucas, a book with cast autographs and Chewbacca’s costume) ''invited to be in the next Star Wars movie'', while Smudge gets... a ticket to the new motion picture. Saying that Smudge was the ButtMonkey in this particular story is an understatement.

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* AscendedFanboy: Exaggerated Subverted in a story about Smudge and Jimmy Five going to a convention of StarWars. Smudge is a dedicated fanboy to the point of being a {{Geek}}, while Jimmy is basically the definition of a casual fan and just goes with him to the convention for the ride. And yet Jimmy is the one who ends the story (after getting a picture with George Lucas, a book with cast autographs and Chewbacca’s costume) ''invited costume) ''[[ExaggeratedTrope invited to be in the next Star Wars movie'', movie]]'', while Smudge gets... a ticket to the new motion picture. Saying So the actual fanboy doesn't get much (in fact, saying that Smudge was the ButtMonkey in this particular story is an understatement.understatement), but the one who isn't gets everything and more.
8th May '16 9:50:40 AM Miumia
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* AscendedFanboy: Exaggerated in a story about Smudge and Jimmy Five going to a convention of StarWars. Smudge is a dedicated fanboy to the point of being a {{Geek}}, while Jimmy is basically the definition of a casual fan and just goes with him to the convention for the ride. And yet Jimmy is the one who ends the story (after getting a picture with George Lucas, a book with cast autographs and Chewbacca’s costume) ''invited to be in the next Star Wars movie'', while Smudge gets... a ticket to the new motion picture. Saying that Smudge was the ButtMonkey in this particular story is an understatement.


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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: While it's downplayed since they don't always hang with him, most of the gang considers Junior to be a huge pain in the butt. Even Maggy, his own cousin, thinks he's a BrattyHalfPint (and doesn't shy from saying it to his face), though she's still more willing to play with him than the rest of the kids. In several stories they just play with him because their own parents (particularly their mothers) think Junior is [[CutenessProximity adorable]] and shouldn't be ignored [[TagalongKid just for being younger]]. When Monica's mom once made a comment of the sort, Monica replied that Junior is as cute as he is annoying.


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** Though it should be noted that environmental protection is a rather huge deal in Brazil (giving that most part of the Amazon rainforest is contained there and the country is known for having a varied and often threatened biodiversity), especially when it comes to teaching it to children. Chuck Billy and the Tribe just take more of the teaching part because they live close or right in nature itself.


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* MealTicket: Subverted with Maggy and Todd, but it had so many hints of this that one story had to address it in order to show that she really wasn’t dating him only because he was the bakery owner’s son and constantly gave her free bread and sweets (which would make him almost a literal meal ticket, funnily enough). The story in case even ends [[HeartwarmingMoment with Maggy willingly choosing Todd over a big basket of bread]], which for her is a ''huge'' deal.
6th May '16 7:58:10 PM Dedars1
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* GreenEyedMonster: Despite being Maggy's best friend, Monica is deathly envious of her singing talents. When Maggy was a child and briefly had a fame singing, Monica ''hated'' it and only reconsidered their friendship because her mom [[WhatTheHellHero pointed that out]]. UpToEleven in the manga, when she nearly destroyed Maggy's short stint on a GirlGroup.
5th May '16 11:56:21 AM Miumia
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** Denise was also this in her old days, DependingOnTheWriter, before settling down as the GenkiGirl DeadpanSnarker with a taste for gossip we know today. It was even lampshaded [[AnimatedActors by her actress]] in the story which settled her current personality that whenever they needed the girls' group to have a FalseFriend, they'd go for Denise.
5th May '16 11:51:33 AM Miumia
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** One story had Curly meeting an anxious Flip (Tina's tween brother) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything trying to buy ''something'' at a pharmacy, but being too embarrassed to do so]]. The whole story has Curly thinking it was something completely different than what it actually was [[note]] In the end Flip reveals that what he wanted was some cotton swabs from a specific children-marketed brand[[/note]], but we're never told exactly what. It's however HEAVILY implied to be condoms, (to adults is really just plain obvious) going by Curly's playful BigBrotherMentor reaction to the situation at first (for example, smiling knowingly and calling Flip a "young man"), and the fact that whenever he tries to help Flip to buy the stuff, he stops himself right when seeing people inside the store such as: three nuns, his own girlfriend's father and a meddlesome little girl. He's also completely astonished when Flip's grandmother appears and [[CoolOldLady nonchalantly says she'll buy the "thing" her grandson wants]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and will buy some for her too]].

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** One story had Curly meeting an anxious Flip (Tina's tween brother) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything trying to buy ''something'' at a pharmacy, but being too embarrassed to do so]]. The whole story has Curly thinking it was something completely different than what it actually was the real thing [[note]] In the end Flip reveals that what he wanted was some cotton swabs from a specific children-marketed brand[[/note]], but we're never told exactly what. It's however HEAVILY implied to be condoms, condoms (to adults is really just plain obvious) obvious), going by Curly's playful BigBrotherMentor reaction to the situation at first (for example, smiling knowingly and calling Flip saying Flip's turning into a "young man"), and the fact that whenever he tries to help Flip to buy the stuff, he stops himself right when seeing certain people inside the store such as: three nuns, his own girlfriend's father and a meddlesome little girl. He's also completely astonished when Flip's grandmother appears and [[CoolOldLady nonchalantly says she'll buy the "thing" her grandson wants]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and will buy some for her too]].
4th May '16 5:12:40 PM Miumia
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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Maggy and the boys is a downplayed example. They do interact in the adventures where the four main characters share the spotlight, and she ''has'' had stories with them (though usually with either Jimmy ''or'' Smudge, not with both of them at once; as in, the main gang minus Monica), but the number of those is quite overshadowed by the number of stories Monica shares with them. It's sort of justified in that Monica just has more reasons to hang out with them, being more of a {{Tomboy}} than Maggy, and often target of their provocations, not to mention of course [[OfficialCouple her relationship with Jimmy]], which garantees that they'll have some stories as a duo (however Monica does have plenty of stories with just Smudge too; one almanac actually had ''three'' stories of just Monica and Smudge together). If Maggy's in a story with just one more character and that character is male, it's probably Junior or even Franklin. [[NonHumanSidekick Or Vanilla]].

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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Maggy and the boys is a downplayed example. They do interact in the adventures where the four main characters share the spotlight, and she ''has'' had stories with them (though usually with either Jimmy ''or'' Smudge, not with both of them at once; as in, the main gang minus Monica), but the number of those is quite overshadowed by the number of stories Monica shares with them. It's sort of justified in that Monica just has more reasons to hang out with them, being more of a {{Tomboy}} than Maggy, and often target of their provocations, not to mention of course [[OfficialCouple her relationship with Jimmy]], which garantees guarantees that they'll have some stories as a duo (however Monica does have plenty of stories with just Smudge too; one almanac actually had ''three'' stories of just Monica and Smudge together). If Maggy's in a story with just one more character and that character is male, it's probably Junior or even Franklin. [[NonHumanSidekick Or Vanilla]].
4th May '16 5:12:11 PM Miumia
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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Maggy and the boys is a Downplayed version. They do interact in the adventures where the four main characters share the spotlight, and she ''has'' had stories with them (though usually with either Jimmy ''or'' Smudge, not with both of them; as in, without Monica), but the number of those is quite overshadowed by the number of stories Monica shares with them. It's sort of justified in that Monica just has more reasons to hang out with them, being more of a {{Tomboy}} than Maggy, and often target of their provocations, not to mention of course [[OfficialCouple her relationship with Jimmy]], which garantees that they'll have some stories as a duo (however Monica does have plenty of stories with just Smudge too; one almanac actually had ''three'' stories of just Monica and Smudge together). If Maggy's in a story with just one more character and that character is male, it's probably Junior or even Franklin. [[NonHumanSidekick Or Vanilla]].

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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Maggy and the boys is a Downplayed version. downplayed example. They do interact in the adventures where the four main characters share the spotlight, and she ''has'' had stories with them (though usually with either Jimmy ''or'' Smudge, not with both of them; them at once; as in, without the main gang minus Monica), but the number of those is quite overshadowed by the number of stories Monica shares with them. It's sort of justified in that Monica just has more reasons to hang out with them, being more of a {{Tomboy}} than Maggy, and often target of their provocations, not to mention of course [[OfficialCouple her relationship with Jimmy]], which garantees that they'll have some stories as a duo (however Monica does have plenty of stories with just Smudge too; one almanac actually had ''three'' stories of just Monica and Smudge together). If Maggy's in a story with just one more character and that character is male, it's probably Junior or even Franklin. [[NonHumanSidekick Or Vanilla]].
4th May '16 3:29:15 PM Miumia
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** One story had Curly meeting an anxious Flip (Tina's tween brother) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything trying to buy ''something'' at a pharmacy, but being too embarrassed to do so]]. The whole story has Curly thinking it was something completely different than what it actually was [[note]] In the end Flip reveals that what he wanted was some cotton swabs from a specific children-marketed brand[[/note]], but we're never told exactly what. It's however HEAVILY implied to be condoms, (to adults is really just plain obvious) going by Curly's playful BigBrotherMentor reaction to the situation at first (for example, smiling knowingly and calling Flip a "young man"), and the fact that whenever he tries to help Flip to buy the stuff, he stops himself right when seeing people inside the store such as: three nuns, his own girlfriend's father and a meddlesome little girl. He's also completely astonished when Flip's grandmother appears and [[CoolOldLady nonchalantly says she'll buy the "thing" her grandson wants]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and will buy some for her too]].


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* NotMeThisTime: Occasionally, it's really not Jimmy who stole Samson. Many one-page/short stories will have Smudge as being the culprit just for the sake of a quick subversion (since Monica will always go for Jimmy first), but sometimes it's not the main boys at all.
** In one comic, not only Samson but all the girls' dolls are stolen, and Monica, [[OutOfContextEavesdropping who had listened to Jimmy talking to Sunny about how "the plan will work, and we're finishing her this time"]] earlier that day, immediately blames him. One could forgive her for the misunderstanding, but she beats him up before even asking any questions, which prompts a battered Jimmy to explain that he was talking about a football coach's plan to defeat another team (which in Portuguese has a female pronoun). Monica doesn't even believe it till Sunny vouches for him and says he's been with Jimmy all day. An embarrassed Monica and the girls quickly say sorry and leave, [[LampshadeHanging while Sunny remarks to Jimmy that he has grown a rather unfortunate fame for himself]].
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