History Comicstrip / FoxTrot

21st Jul '17 3:52:08 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool:
-->'''Andy:''' You wore a bow tie to school?
-->'''Jason:''' It's common knowledge that people with bow ties appear smarter. Since I already score perfect on all my tests, The only hope I have of improving my grades this year is to boost my "intangibles". I also wore an Albert Einstein mask, until the nose got dented during dodgeball.
-->'''Andy:''' Jason, I have a meeting with your teacher next week...
-->'''Jason:''' Actually, she wants to have it sooner, if possible.
26th Jun '17 12:49:43 AM MisterBeeg
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*** [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2017/06/25 A strip published in 2017]] has Paige mentioning Peter's girlfriend, but it was never specified whether that was Denise or not.
24th Jun '17 7:12:50 PM nombretomado
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* GroinAttack: Occurs to Peter when trying to slide across the hood of his car, ''DukesOfHazzard'' style. His underwear snags on the wiper blade, causing this trope.

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* GroinAttack: Occurs to Peter when trying to slide across the hood of his car, ''DukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' style. His underwear snags on the wiper blade, causing this trope.
16th Jun '17 10:17:49 PM nombretomado
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* GenderBender: Jason attempts to have a Creator/FranzKafka-inspired dream after Peter tells him about ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis''. However, instead of turning into a bug, Jason wakes up as a miniature Paige. The next two weeks of strips are filled with him experiencing various horrors like shopping with "Big Paige" and Marcus falling in love with him, but when he reaches the point where he actually likes the BackstreetBoys, he finally wakes up, remarking that it's true that you can't die in your dreams.

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* GenderBender: Jason attempts to have a Creator/FranzKafka-inspired dream after Peter tells him about ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis''. However, instead of turning into a bug, Jason wakes up as a miniature Paige. The next two weeks of strips are filled with him experiencing various horrors like shopping with "Big Paige" and Marcus falling in love with him, but when he reaches the point where he actually likes the BackstreetBoys, Music/BackstreetBoys, he finally wakes up, remarking that it's true that you can't die in your dreams.
5th Jun '17 5:33:48 PM HighCrate
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** Interestingly, if Peter and Paige had aged from the start of the strip, they'd be almost the same age as their parents by now. Which means Roger and Andy are now part of the generation to which Peter and Paige originally belonged--a phenomenon [[LampshadeHanging observed in the comics themselves]]. One Halloween comic in the 80s had Roger attempt to impersonate [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], and he mispronounces "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and [[WrongGenreSavvy does the]] [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcan salute]]. Fast forward to 2005, when Film/RevengeOfTheSith was released in theaters, Roger tells Jason that he used to have a Darth Vader helmet like the one Jason has back when Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack came out.

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** Interestingly, if Peter and Paige had aged from the start of the strip, they'd be almost the same age as their parents by now. Which means Roger and Andy are now part of the generation to which Peter and Paige originally belonged--a phenomenon [[LampshadeHanging observed in the comics themselves]]. One Halloween comic in the 80s had Roger attempt to impersonate [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], and he mispronounces "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and [[WrongGenreSavvy does the]] the [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcan salute]]. Fast forward to 2005, when Film/RevengeOfTheSith was released in theaters, Roger tells Jason that he used to have a Darth Vader helmet like the one Jason has back when Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack came out.



* GhostPirate: Jason attempts to invoke this trope at the end of his stint of pretending to be a {{Pirate}} in order to irritate Paige, but Paige is GenreSavvy enough to realise what is coming next.



** Paige and Peter try this on Jason, though he's GenreSavvy enough to see through it, but still agrees to do it, with enthusiasm: "Cool. Can we wait until it gets a little darker out?"



* WrongGenreSavvy: Jason could be the ''god'' of this Trope, which defines him to a T
** For starters, he seems to believe that the laws of fantasy apply to reality more often than not, but relying on them usually only get him in trouble or gets him hurt (or both). For example, when he tries to imitate Spider-Man and builds a web-shooter, he wonders why he only succeeds in getting himself tangled in it. He plays ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' with Marcus, and after his characters are slaying orc armies, he wonders why the rulebook doesn't say his mother trumps them when she tells them to stop so she can set the table. Quite literally, there are dozens of examples.
** The story arc with the Red Orb Guardian, a video game boss that he spent a week trying to kill (Paige figured out [[SheatheYourSword you're not supposed to fight him]]) is the best-known example. (Jason never seemed to catch onto the fact that it's not a good idea to fight a guy who's huge, nasty, scary-looking, and guarding a place with the bones of his defeated opponents strewn everywhere.)
** One memorable time: While playing his online video game (it's a lot like ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'') he had his hulking orc character make a threatening challenge to a character using a scantily-clad, female, elf character, but then asked her not to touch him, as he "didn't know if this armor protected him from cooties". (As you might expect, that caused her to take her gloves off, and he started wondering whether or not he should retreat.)
** After so many years, he seems to have finally gotten this hint in [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2013/11/11032013/ this strip.]] (Kryptonite? [[BlatantLies yeah, sure.]])
** Or maybe not. In a strip after that, Andy told him she didn't want him watching ''Series/GameOfThrones'' because he was too young for, causing Jason to talk to her in the same derogatory way some male characters (e.g. Robert toward Cersei) in the show do to women. Andy quickly made him regret it by calling their cable provider and canceling HBO.
** Peter can also be this way as he's convinced he's a jock and can be a star athlete if his coaches let him, not grasping he has no athletic talent whatsoever.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: WrongGenreSavvy: Jason could be the ''god'' of this Trope, which defines him to a T
** For starters, he
seems to believe that the laws of fantasy apply to reality more often than not, but relying on them usually only get him in trouble or gets him hurt (or both). For example, when he tries to imitate Spider-Man and builds a web-shooter, he wonders why he only succeeds in getting himself tangled in it. He plays ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' with Marcus, and after his characters are slaying orc armies, he wonders why the rulebook doesn't say his mother trumps them when she tells them to stop so she can set the table. Quite literally, there are dozens of examples.\n** The story arc with the Red Orb Guardian, a video game boss that he spent a week trying to kill (Paige figured out [[SheatheYourSword you're not supposed to fight him]]) is the best-known example. (Jason never seemed to catch onto the fact that it's not a good idea to fight a guy who's huge, nasty, scary-looking, and guarding a place with the bones of his defeated opponents strewn everywhere.)\n** One memorable time: While playing his online video game (it's a lot like ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'') he had his hulking orc character make a threatening challenge to a character using a scantily-clad, female, elf character, but then asked her not to touch him, as he "didn't know if this armor protected him from cooties". (As you might expect, that caused her to take her gloves off, and he started wondering whether or not he should retreat.)\n** After so many years, he seems to have finally gotten this hint in [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2013/11/11032013/ this strip.]] (Kryptonite? [[BlatantLies yeah, sure.]])\n** Or maybe not. In a strip after that, Andy told him she didn't want him watching ''Series/GameOfThrones'' because he was too young for, causing Jason to talk to her in the same derogatory way some male characters (e.g. Robert toward Cersei) in the show do to women. Andy quickly made him regret it by calling their cable provider and canceling HBO. \n** Peter can also be this way as he's convinced he's a jock and can be a star athlete if his coaches let him, not grasping he has no athletic talent whatsoever.
18th May '17 5:41:11 AM C2
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** Spoofed when Jason drew a ''Slug-Man'' comic strip where every panel was an advertisement for a Slug-Man vehicle, toy, or play set.

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** Spoofed when Jason drew storyboards for a proposed ''Slug-Man'' comic strip cartoon where every panel was an advertisement for a Slug-Man vehicle, toy, or play set.
18th May '17 5:28:27 AM C2
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* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The strip's 25th anniversary special involved Peter looking over photos of panels from the comic's first year and commenting on how odd the early character designs were.

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* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The strip's online-only 25th anniversary special involved Peter looking over photos of panels from the comic's first year and commenting on how odd the early character designs were.
18th May '17 5:14:38 AM C2
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* HateFic[=/=]RevengeFic: InUniverse, basically every single on of Jason's creative endeavors is one of these towards Paige, turning her into a horrible monster or having everyone in the world treat her with the same terror and revulsion he feels towards her. The sole exception in the strip's entire run seems to be his ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' parody, which focused on Andy instead and had Paige as one of the victims of her Grinchy ways alongside Peter and Jason.

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* HateFic[=/=]RevengeFic: InUniverse, basically every single on one of Jason's creative endeavors is one of these towards Paige, turning her into a horrible monster or having everyone in the world treat her with the same terror and revulsion he feels towards her. The sole exception in the strip's entire run seems to be his ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' parody, which focused on Andy instead and had Paige as one of the victims of her Grinchy ways alongside Peter and Jason.
13th May '17 1:51:19 PM nombretomado
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* ManInABikini: When Peter and Paige have to clean the basement during spring break, Peter complains that {{MTV}} says he should be cavorting with girls in bikinis instead of cleaning. Andy retaliates by sending Jason down in a bikini, telling Peter to squint.

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* ManInABikini: When Peter and Paige have to clean the basement during spring break, Peter complains that {{MTV}} {{Creator/MTV}} says he should be cavorting with girls in bikinis instead of cleaning. Andy retaliates by sending Jason down in a bikini, telling Peter to squint.
7th May '17 4:13:48 PM nombretomado
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** And again in [[http://community.livejournal.com/comic_foxtrot/223477.html the July 25, 2010 strip]], when Jason says he's been waiting for ''{{Starcraft}} 2'' for 11 years. Andy points out that he's only 10. He replies that he started in the womb.

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** And again in [[http://community.livejournal.com/comic_foxtrot/223477.html the July 25, 2010 strip]], when Jason says he's been waiting for ''{{Starcraft}} 2'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' for 11 years. Andy points out that he's only 10. He replies that he started in the womb.
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