History Comicstrip / FoxTrot

14th Jan '18 12:57:08 PM Discord_and_Dine
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7th Jan '18 5:43:36 PM Rarefoil
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* SweetTooth: Paige, especially when ice cream is involved. (In one strip, she bought an ice cream truck's entire inventory, and [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2014/06/06082014/ in this one]] a sundae nearly as big as she was.)

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* SweetTooth: Paige, especially when ice cream is involved. (In one strip, she bought an ice cream truck's entire inventory, and [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2014/06/06082014/ com/2014/06/08/brrrskin-robbins/ in this one]] a sundae nearly as big as she was.)
30th Dec '17 10:48:39 PM BoukenDutch
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* GarbageHideout: One comic, Jason pulls a prank on Paige and hides in a full trashcan, figuring she won't look for him in there. When Peter finds him, he explains his logic, leading to Peter later asking Paige "Isn't it great the way our brother punishes himself for us?".
15th Dec '17 9:44:20 PM Twentington
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** Paige and Peter try this on Jason, though he's savvy enough to see through it, but still agrees to do it, with enthusiasm: "Cool. Can we wait until it gets a little darker out?"
14th Dec '17 7:20:49 PM Twentington
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** Roger is like this in a very early Sunday strip. He wakes the kids up for church, and they're upset, wanting to go back to sleep. Roger scolds them, telling them, "Someday you'll realize that some things are more improtant than sleep!" What does he do when they get to church? He falls asleep.

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** Roger is like this in a very early Sunday strip. He wakes the kids up for church, and they're upset, wanting to go back to sleep. Roger scolds them, telling them, "Someday you'll realize that some things are more improtant important than sleep!" What does he do when they get to church? He falls asleep.
13th Dec '17 1:13:03 AM Cryoclaste
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* BlandNameProduct: Occurs quite frequently. Sometimes just a background gag, other times part of the strip's plot. Often times they're mashups of existing names (''VideoGame/{{Doom}}[[{{VideoGame/Marathon}} athon]]'', ''[[{{VideoGame/Riven}} Riv]][[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} iablo]]'', ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]][[Franchise/DonkeyKong kong]] [[SuperMario64 64]]'', and the latest one, [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft World of War]][[VideoGame/EverQuest quest]]), inversions (''Illustrated Sports''), or just outright parodies (''Self'' magazine becomes '''''My'''self''). Oddly, [[ZigzaggingTrope it uses real products almost as often as fake ones]]. Amend originally intended to [[AvertedTrope avert this trope]] so that the humor was more grounded in existing culture, but after seeing products like "Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs" in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' he concluded that [[RuleOfFunny it was just funnier]] to mash up existing products into silly names.

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* BlandNameProduct: Occurs quite frequently. Sometimes just a background gag, other times part of the strip's plot. Often times they're mashups of existing names (''VideoGame/{{Doom}}[[{{VideoGame/Marathon}} athon]]'', ''[[{{VideoGame/Riven}} Riv]][[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} iablo]]'', ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]][[Franchise/DonkeyKong kong]] [[SuperMario64 [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 64]]'', and the latest one, [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft World of War]][[VideoGame/EverQuest quest]]), inversions (''Illustrated Sports''), or just outright parodies (''Self'' magazine becomes '''''My'''self''). Oddly, [[ZigzaggingTrope it uses real products almost as often as fake ones]]. Amend originally intended to [[AvertedTrope avert this trope]] so that the humor was more grounded in existing culture, but after seeing products like "Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs" in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' he concluded that [[RuleOfFunny it was just funnier]] to mash up existing products into silly names.
10th Dec '17 4:56:34 PM nombretomado
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* FictionalVideoGame: Lots of them, mostly played by Jason, although most have names that are parodies of real games or combinations of their names, like ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukem Duke]] [[VideoGame/{{Quake}} Quakem]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Karnage]]'', ''[[VideoGame/ViceCity Nice City]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PrimalRage Primal]] [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Instinct]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Super Earthworm]] [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Mario Country 3]]'', ''[[WorldOfWarcraft World of Warquest]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/CandyCrushSaga Candy™]] [[VideoGame/FarmVille Farm™]] [[DungeonKeeper Dungeon™]]''. the system Jason uses is called the [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Jupiter]] [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 64]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation Gamestation.]] (A lot of games mentioned are real ones, like example, ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''

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* FictionalVideoGame: Lots of them, mostly played by Jason, although most have names that are parodies of real games or combinations of their names, like ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukem Duke]] [[VideoGame/{{Quake}} Quakem]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Karnage]]'', ''[[VideoGame/ViceCity Nice City]]'', ''[[VideoGame/PrimalRage Primal]] [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Instinct]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Super Earthworm]] [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Mario Country 3]]'', ''[[WorldOfWarcraft World of Warquest]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/CandyCrushSaga Candy™]] [[VideoGame/FarmVille Farm™]] [[DungeonKeeper [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper Dungeon™]]''. the system Jason uses is called the [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Jupiter]] [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 64]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation Gamestation.]] (A lot of games mentioned are real ones, like example, ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''
4th Dec '17 1:36:39 PM foxley
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* KidDetective: In one arc, Jason and Marcus become kid detectives, using the name 'Encyclopedias Brown and White'. As with most of their schemes, this one goes off the rails.
14th Nov '17 1:41:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AdultFear: Paige has never been the best babysitter when watching Katie for Ms. O'Dell, but this Trope ''truly'' came into play when she dozed off while watching her and Katie started playing with scissors. (Fortunately, Paige woke up before a disaster happened. The fact that Ms. O'Dell still hires her after that [[InsaneForgiveness is unbelievable.]])

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* AdultFear: Paige has never been the best babysitter when watching Katie for Ms. O'Dell, but this Trope ''truly'' came into play when she dozed off while watching her and Katie started playing with scissors. (Fortunately, Paige woke up before a disaster happened. The fact that Ms. O'Dell still hires her after that [[InsaneForgiveness is unbelievable.]]))
21st Oct '17 3:02:19 AM Rarefoil
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** J.P. Pembrook, Roger's boss, who does things like giving himself a giant pay raise while the company's in the red, insisting that the employees make themselves look bad on photo day so he'll look better by comparison, and at one point hired Roger to be the clown at his son's birthday party -- though to be fair, Roger ''had'' actually listed "Bozo services" in the qualifications section of his resume (albeit as a joke), and at the end of the arc Pembrook thanks him for a job well done (and begs him not to sue).

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** J.P. Pembrook, Roger's boss, who does things like giving himself a giant pay raise while the company's in the red, insisting that the employees make themselves look bad on photo day so he'll look better by comparison, and at one point hired Roger to be the clown at his son's birthday party -- though to be fair, Roger ''had'' fair to that one point, Roger's job description actually listed ''does'' include "Bozo services" in Services" (which Roger thought was a joke when he took the qualifications section of his resume (albeit as a joke), job), and at the end of the arc Pembrook thanks him for a job well done (and begs him not to sue).
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