History Comicstrip / BloomCounty

16th Jun '16 3:40:23 PM mariic
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** [[GetOut "You can slam the door behind you."]]
16th Jun '16 2:23:09 PM freesefan
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** The [[http://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1004028256294594/?type=1&theater first installment]] of ''Bloom County 2015'' shows Opus waking from a 25-year nap, suggesting that the entirety of ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' were AllJustADream.

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** The [[http://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1004028256294594/?type=1&theater gocomics.com/bloom-county/2015/07/20 first installment]] of ''Bloom County 2015'' shows Opus waking from a 25-year nap, suggesting that the entirety of ''Outland'' and ''Opus'' were AllJustADream.
14th Apr '16 11:35:36 AM mlsmithca
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-->'''Milo:''' So where'd you hide Jimmy Hoffa, Senator?
-->'''Senator:''' ''I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS!''
-->'''Milo:''' ''(writing)'' "'We lost the body', Bedfellow admits."

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-->'''Milo:''' So where'd ''(on phone)'' Senator? This is Milo Bloom at the ''Beacon''. Will you hide confirm that you sank Jimmy Hoffa, Senator?
-->'''Senator:''' ''I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS!''
-->'''Milo:'''
Hoffa in your backyard pond?\\
'''Sen. Bedfellow:''' ''(over phone)'' WHAT? OF COURSE NOT!\\
'''Milo:''' ''(writing)'': Fine. I'll go with "Sen. Bedfellow denies that pond is where he sank Hoffa."\\
'''Sen. Bedfellow:''' THAT'S NOT TRUE!\\
'''Milo:''' Okay.
''(writing)'' "'We "Bedfellow '''did''' sink Hoffa in pond."\\
'''Sen. Bedfellow:''' I DON'T '''''KNOW''''' WHERE HOFFA IS!!\\
'''Milo:''' ''(writing)'' "'I
lost the body', Bedfellow admits.body,' says Bedfellow."
13th Apr '16 3:06:18 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* WhatAreRecords: One Sunday ''Opus'' strip actually dealt with this, in regards to ''newspapers'' of all things. Opus actually had to explain to the guy at least three times what a newspaper was, with each explanation being different. The joke got [[https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1045527488811337/?type=1&theater recycled]] in ''Bloom County 2015'' on September 21, 2015 with Cozy telling her daughter about newspapers. It's less funny in the days of the internet.

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* WhatAreRecords: One Sunday ''Opus'' strip actually dealt with this, in regards to ''newspapers'' of all things. Opus actually had to explain to the guy at least three times what a newspaper was, with each explanation being different. The [[labelnote:Caveat]]The joke got [[https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1045527488811337/?type=1&theater recycled]] in ''Bloom County 2015'' on September 21, 2015 with Cozy telling her daughter about newspapers. It's less funny in the days of the internet.
internet.[[/labelnote]]
13th Apr '16 1:49:08 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** During the run of ''Opus'', the beginning featured a lot of mystery as to what became of the cast of ''Bloom County''. Despite one comic claiming Binkley grew up and became a hideously mutilated social pariah, in the strips final months he inexplicably started showing up as a child again, despite Steve Dallas being visibly aged 30 years. ''Opus'' also retconned the sudden reveal in the end of ''Outland'' that [[SuddenlySexuality Steve was gay]] by mentioning offhand that Steve was converted back to straight in some kind of therapy. Even before that, an ''Outland'' strip suggested that after leaving Bloom County, Binkley became [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]].

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** During the run of ''Opus'', the beginning featured a lot of mystery as to what became of the cast of ''Bloom County''. Despite one comic claiming Binkley grew up and became a hideously mutilated social pariah, in the strips final months he inexplicably started showing up as a child again, despite Steve Dallas being visibly aged 30 years. ''Opus'' also retconned the sudden reveal in the end of ''Outland'' that [[SuddenlySexuality Steve was gay]] by mentioning offhand that Steve was converted back to straight in some kind of therapy. Even therapy--and even before that, an ''Outland'' strip suggested that after leaving Bloom County, Binkley became [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]].
12th Apr '16 8:48:34 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* DisabledLoveInterest: He may be in a wheelchair, but Cutter John is a perfect gentleman, plays ''Franchise/StarTrek'' with his animal friends, and won the heart of Bobbi and would regularly passionately make out with her in the meadow... that is until she vanished from the comic. The September 1, 2015 strip [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloom-county/2015/09/08 showed]] Cutter out of his wheelchair and using two braces to stand erect - to meet the woman he nearly ran over, Miss Fillerup.

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* DisabledLoveInterest: He may be in a wheelchair, but Cutter John is a perfect gentleman, plays ''Franchise/StarTrek'' with his animal friends, and won the heart of Bobbi and would regularly passionately make out with her in the meadow... that is until she vanished from the comic. The However, the September 1, 2015 strip [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloom-county/2015/09/08 showed]] Cutter out of his wheelchair and using two braces to stand erect - to meet the woman he nearly ran over, Miss Fillerup.
12th Apr '16 7:53:59 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** ''Bloom County'''s final StoryArc is rife with {{Take That}}s, as all the characters try to get jobs at other comic strips. Steve Dallas shows up to take ''Cathy'' on a date; Milo Bloom's top half is swallowed by a snake in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''; a busing order sends Oliver Wendell Jones to integrate ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus''; Portnoy and Hodge-Podge get jobs cleaning up after ''ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}}'' with giant pooper scoopers. And as mentioned above, all this was brought on by Donald Trump (in Bill's body) buying Bloom County to turn it into another testament to his massive ego.

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** ''Bloom County'''s final StoryArc is rife with {{Take That}}s, as all the characters try to get jobs at other comic strips. Steve Dallas shows up to take ''Cathy'' on a date; Milo Bloom's top half is swallowed by a snake in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''; a busing order sends Oliver Wendell Jones to integrate ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus''; Portnoy and Hodge-Podge get jobs cleaning up after ''ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}}'' with giant pooper scoopers. And as [[note]]As mentioned above, all this was brought on by Donald Trump (in Bill's body) buying Bloom County to turn it into another testament to his massive ego.[[/note]]
12th Apr '16 7:40:39 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** An unusually prescient TakeThat: at the end of a ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody, Luke Binkley decapitates George Lucas with a lightsaber, saying, "Jedi Knights don't wait 15 years for a sequel." [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=090820&comic=blm In 1983.]] Lampshaded in the collected editions, where Breathed's footnote says "I was off by one year. The funny thing is, George did seem to lose his head."

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** An unusually prescient TakeThat: at the end of a ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody, Luke Binkley decapitates George Lucas with a lightsaber, saying, "Jedi Knights don't wait 15 years for a sequel." [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=090820&comic=blm In 1983.]] Lampshaded ]][[note]]Lampshaded in the collected editions, where Breathed's footnote says "I was off by one year. The funny thing is, George did seem to lose his head.""[[/note]]
12th Apr '16 7:36:31 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** Spuds [=McKenzie=] has a paternity suit filed against him by Benji, is later revealed to be female, and is replaced as Budweiser spokesman by the ''Franchise/CareBears''. And Benji was later revealed to be a non-pregnant Hare Krishna. It was a weird arc.

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** Spuds [=McKenzie=] has a paternity suit filed against him by Benji, is later revealed to be female, and is replaced as Budweiser spokesman by the ''Franchise/CareBears''. And Benji [[note]]Benji was later revealed to be a non-pregnant Hare Krishna. It Yeah, it was a weird arc.[[/note]]
12th Apr '16 7:15:13 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* GoodLawyersGoodClients: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Steve Dallas's clients are generally homicidal maniacs on trial for murder. Steve usually ends up getting them let off, [[HilarityEnsues with disastrous results]]. In a memorable instance, a little old lady on trial for killing her husband is put under house arrest--''in Steve's house''. He tries to sell the film rights to {{Creator/Disney}}. Only after the other studios pass because the axe murders didn't involve any nubile, scantily clad young women.

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* GoodLawyersGoodClients: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Steve Dallas's clients are generally homicidal maniacs on trial for murder. Steve usually ends up getting them let off, [[HilarityEnsues with disastrous results]]. In a memorable instance, a little old lady on trial for killing her husband is put under house arrest--''in Steve's house''. He tries to sell the film rights to {{Creator/Disney}}. Only {{Creator/Disney}}--but only after the other studios pass because the axe murders didn't involve any nubile, scantily clad young women.
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