History Comicstrip / Foxtrot

26th Sep '16 11:55:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* BoysLikeCreepyCritters:
** Jason Fox (10) keeps an iguana named Quincy, which he mostly uses to freak out his 14-year-old sister Paige. He also occasionally takes it to school for the same reason, but is thouroughly befuddled when his new teacher likes it.
** Another for Jason Fox was an arc in which his mother and sister thought he had a crush on a girl, and naturally teased him about it, much to his confusion. The girl was in fact the classroom's pet ''snake''.
23rd Sep '16 3:28:21 AM foxley
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* CompletelyOffTopicReport: Jason once had to do an oral presentation on ''Literature/OldYeller''. He ended up working on the powerpoint's VisualEffectsOfAwesome instead, so when he finished his teacher had only one question: "Did you actually read the book?"
19th Sep '16 8:11:31 PM Valiona
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* BaitAndSwitchCompliment: Near the end of Roger's temporary retirement arc, when he admits that "maybe" he should have considered his responsibility to support his family along with his desire to spend time with his children, Andy says that he's wrong... about the "maybe" part.



* BluntYes: At the end of the "Mortal Karnage II" arc, Jason gives Andy a speech about how video games are a waste of one's childhood, impressing Andy... until Jason reveals it's all a ploy to convince her he's mature enough to have the game back. As Andy seems ready to spank Jason for even trying this...
-->'''Jason''': Can't blame me for trying.
-->'''Andy''': Oh yes I can.



* ButtMonkey: The whole family each get these moments, but it's mostly Peter.

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* ButtMonkey: The whole family each get these moments, but it's mostly Peter.Peter and Roger.



** If you read the early comic strips you'd notice that Jason actually seems to act the way a normal kid would about school that is, not wanting to go. But later on? He ''loves'' school. Roger Fox, too, also was shown as being ''good'' at chess and wasn't TooDumbToLive. Of course, the chess part was [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] within a couple years.

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** If you read the early comic strips you'd notice that Jason actually seems to act the way a normal kid would about school that is, not wanting to go.go (notable when he neglects his homework to work on a Slug-Man comic). But later on? He ''loves'' school. Roger Fox, too, also was shown as being ''good'' at chess and wasn't TooDumbToLive. Of course, the chess part was [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] within a couple years.



* SeasonalRot: InUniverse with Roger's favorite strip, Captain Goofball, in one arc about how Roger's upset to hear that Andy wants it cancelled. When Andy shows Roger the latest strip, Roger [[ImplausibleDeniability says that Captain Goofball just had a bad day]], prompting Andy to bring out many old comics pages to show him that it's been declining in quality for a while. Roger's forced to admit that Captain Goofball has gotten stupid over the years, but weakly protests that it was hilarious when he was a kid, prompting Andy to coldly say that today's kids deserve to laugh their heads off.



* SweetAndSourGrapes: As mentioned under GreenEyedMonster, Peter's thin despite wanting a muscular physique, while his parents struggle to lose weight.



** Amend, being a Mac user and supporter, as done numerous Take Thats to Microsoft and Bill Gates over the years.

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** Amend, being a Mac user and supporter, as has done numerous Take Thats to Microsoft and Bill Gates over the years.



** Amend seems to have a low opinion of video games, seemingly treating them as more of an addiction than the other Fox members' pasttimes, but the standout example is when Jason gives a speech about video games being a waste of one's childhood as a show of maturity, as if to imply that even Jason himself knows this.



** 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 the male characters in the show do to women. Andy quickly made him regret it by calling their cable provider and canceling HBO.

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** 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 the 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.
11th Sep '16 5:01:44 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Some old strips can invoke this, when seen in hindsight. When the family first got internet service, for instance, Jason got in trouble for running up a huge bill because he figured the three hours of free use was per day, not per month. When they switched to a flat fee, Andy couldn't get on for ''months'' due server lag and busy signals. And she had no messages at all when she ''did'' get on, something she'd likely have wanted years later when flooded with spam.
5th Sep '16 4:44:43 PM GarrulousTiger
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** When Peter learns that Paige's prom date is an upperclassman named Chris who has a reputation for trying to put the moves on girls, he warns Chris, "Those lips belong to my little sister." Not that it dissuades Chris from trying to seduce Paige anyway.
4th Sep '16 7:40:46 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* GetRichQuickScheme: Roger falls for a get-rich-quick scheme in an infomercial. He pays $200 for a pamphlet supposedly containing information on how to become a millionaire, but it amounts to telling him to invent a product, sell it for $200 and sucker 5,000 people into buying it.

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* GetRichQuickScheme: GetRichQuickScheme:
** Most of Jason's {{Zany Scheme}}s fit the description.
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Roger falls for a get-rich-quick scheme in an infomercial. He pays $200 for a pamphlet supposedly containing information on how to become a millionaire, but it amounts to telling him to invent a product, sell it for $200 and sucker 5,000 people into buying it.
17th Aug '16 2:46:09 AM foxley
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* AbsurdlyBrightLight: One strip has Jason ponder cartoonist corner-cutting techniques such as justifications for leaving a blank panel. As he ponders how it would work indoors, Peter shows off his new 50,000-watt flashlight and generates this effect.
9th Aug '16 3:45:41 PM OddHack
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** Andy's food; It's literal NightmareFuel. In different arcs, Jason, had ''Literature/AChistmasCarol'' nightmare, Paige, had a ''Theater/NutcrackerSuite'' 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/AChistmasCarol'' ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' nightmare, Paige, had a ''Theater/NutcrackerSuite'' nightmare, Peter had an ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]'' nightmare, and Roger had a [[Film/ThePolarExpress Polar Express]]
6th Aug '16 11:28:34 AM ztyran
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** [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2016/07/03/competitive-eating/ In fact, they invented new types of [[EatingContest eating contests]] to get around this advantage.]]

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** [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2016/07/03/competitive-eating/ In fact, fact]], they invented new types of [[EatingContest eating contests]] to get around this advantage.]]
6th Aug '16 11:26:31 AM ztyran
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* AsleepInClass: This happens to Paige often.

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* AsleepInClass: This happens to Paige often. One strip seems to explain that her internal clock is 12-hours fast.



** [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2016/07/03/competitive-eating/ In fact, they invented new types of {{Eating Contest}}s to get around this advantage.]]

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** [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2016/07/03/competitive-eating/ In fact, they invented new types of {{Eating Contest}}s [[EatingContest eating contests]] to get around this advantage.]]
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