History Comicstrip / FoxTrot

26th Apr '17 10:54:19 PM brian8871
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* CurbStompBattle: Any chess game between Roger and his computer.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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Any chess game between Roger and his computer.computer.
** Jason is a victim of this whenever he has to play dodgeball in gym class.
9th Apr '17 12:32:05 PM nombretomado
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: InUniverse example: One strip had a TV Christmas special playing called "[[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph's]] Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Christmas" where, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just as the title implied]], has Hermie, Rudolph, and Clarence being dispatched by the Elf enforcer to Rivendell to meet up with Elrond for a council (presumably the same one Elrond held regarding the One Ring). When it cut to a commercial break, Peter shouted "Hey Jason, they used your idea!"

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: InUniverse example: One strip had a TV Christmas special playing called "[[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer "[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph's]] Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Christmas" where, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just as the title implied]], has Hermie, Rudolph, and Clarence being dispatched by the Elf enforcer to Rivendell to meet up with Elrond for a council (presumably the same one Elrond held regarding the One Ring). When it cut to a commercial break, Peter shouted "Hey Jason, they used your idea!"
3rd Apr '17 8:53:46 PM nombretomado
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** Andy's food; It's literal NightmareFuel. In different arcs, Jason, had ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' nightmare, Paige, had a ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' nightmare, Peter had an ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]'' nightmare, and Roger had a [[Film/ThePolarExpress Polar Express]] dream.

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** Andy's food; It's literal NightmareFuel. In different arcs, Jason, had ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' nightmare, Paige, had a ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' nightmare, Peter had an ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]'' nightmare, and Roger had a [[Film/ThePolarExpress [[WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress Polar Express]] dream.



* PolarBearsAndPenguins: Averted in a December 2004 StoryArc where Roger dreams that he's the lead character in ''ThePolarExpress'':

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* PolarBearsAndPenguins: Averted in a December 2004 StoryArc where Roger dreams that he's the lead character in ''ThePolarExpress'':''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'':
31st Mar '17 2:49:27 PM nombretomado
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* StealthPun: The characters occasionally make reference to watching BillOReilly and Sean Hannity on TV. It takes a while to realize the joke -- The Fox family is watching ''Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}''!

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* StealthPun: The characters occasionally make reference to watching BillOReilly Creator/BillOReilly and Sean Hannity on TV. It takes a while to realize the joke -- The Fox family is watching ''Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}''!
21st Mar '17 2:11:43 PM Storygirl000
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** Another strip has Paige, who is struggling with her homework, hold a lightbulb over her head in order to invoke this trope. Peter claims that he does this for Shakespeare.
14th Mar '17 9:05:06 PM heartauthor
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** Andy's food; It's literal NightmareFuel. In different arcs, Jason, had ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' nightmare, Paige, had a ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' nightmare, Peter had an ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]'' nightmare, and Roger had a [[Film/ThePolarExpress Polar Express]]

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** Andy's food; It's literal NightmareFuel. In different arcs, Jason, had ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' nightmare, Paige, had a ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' nightmare, Peter had an ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]'' nightmare, and Roger had a [[Film/ThePolarExpress Polar Express]] dream.


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** In one series of strips, Roger comes home from a business trip only to find out that Jason was hit by a [[spoiler: Hot Wheels]] car while he was gone. Roger is so badly rattled by the event that he temporarily quits his job in order to spend more time with his family; to his family's (and his co-workers') relief, he realizes this was a mistake and goes back to work.
5th Mar '17 2:36:34 PM Twentington
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** Another in an early strip where Jason buys a model rocket. The instructions list off recommended items for ideal construction: "Ruler, white glue, art knife, pencil... fire extinguisher, high-ressure water source, comprehensive liability insurance."

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** Another in an early strip where Jason buys a model rocket. The instructions list off recommended items for ideal construction: "Ruler, white glue, art knife, pencil... fire extinguisher, high-ressure high-pressure water source, comprehensive liability insurance.insurance..."
5th Feb '17 12:39:45 PM Twentington
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** Another in an early strip where Jason buys a model rocket. The instructions list off recommended items for ideal construction: "Ruler, white glue, art knife, pencil... fire extinguisher, high-ressure water source, comprehensive liability insurance."
5th Feb '17 12:33:03 PM Twentington
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* AnalogyBackfire: Peter once used ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' as an example to Jason, who had been transformed into a girl (ItWasAllJustADream), commenting on how well things had worked out for Gregor Samsa. Jason says that Gregor starved to death, abandoned by his family. Peter then admits he had never read past the first page of the book, [[RunningGag as usual]].

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* AnalogyBackfire: AnalogyBackfire:
** Occurs in an early story where Jason becomes interested in trading commodoties, then asks Roger for advice:
-->'''Roger''': The basic idea behind commodoties trading is that you're trying to predict whether something will become more scarce and thus ''more'' valuable, or less scarce and therefore ''less'' valuable. For example, if you thought space aliens were going to come and take away half the world's cows, you might want to load up on cattle futures, since the low supply would send their value through the roof.
-->'''Jason''': Space aliens? This is cooler than I thought.
-->'''Roger''': Conversely, if you knew someone was about to discover a giant pirate cave filled with ''gold''...
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Peter once used ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' as an example to Jason, who had been transformed into a girl (ItWasAllJustADream), commenting on how well things had worked out for Gregor Samsa. Jason says that Gregor starved to death, abandoned by his family. Peter then admits he had never read past the first page of the book, [[RunningGag as usual]].
5th Feb '17 12:19:33 PM Twentington
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** Peter seems to get this from his father, although it usually only kicks in during cram sessions. One strip taking place during midterm season has Peter reading off the entire menu of a coffeehouse as his order. Another one has him drinking Starbucks on the way home, and after his mom protests, he says that he's drinking lesser amounts to wean himself off the large amounts he took during test season to prevent a crash. When she asks if that means he's drinking half-caff, he reveals that it's actually a quintuple expresso.
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