History Trivia / BeetleBailey

3rd Apr '16 4:14:12 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the animated series, Beetle Bailey's and General Halftrack's voices were provided by Howard Morris, who also did voices for [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Wade Duck]] and [[ArchieComics Jughead]], among others.
4th Dec '15 2:25:09 AM StFan
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* CrossOver: The comic strip ''ComicStrip/HiAndLois'' exists in the same universe as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Hi and Lois'' in 1994, they had Beetle visit them on furlough.



* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' exists in the same universe as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother.
** To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Hi and Lois'' in 1994, they had Beetle [[CrossOver visit them on furlough]].
1st Dec '15 3:54:02 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the animated series, Beetle Bailey's and General Halftrack's voices were provided by Howard Morris, who also did voices for [[GarfieldAndFriends Wade Duck]] and [[ArchieComics Jughead]], among others.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the animated series, Beetle Bailey's and General Halftrack's voices were provided by Howard Morris, who also did voices for [[GarfieldAndFriends [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Wade Duck]] and [[ArchieComics Jughead]], among others.
6th Feb '14 4:54:05 AM Mdumas43073
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* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' is in the same reality as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother.

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* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' is exists in the same reality universe as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother.
6th Feb '14 4:53:08 AM Mdumas43073
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** To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Hi and Lois'' in 1994, they had Beetle [[CrossOver visit them on furlough]].
11th Mar '13 3:50:53 PM Divra
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Beetle Bailey has always had a huge following in Scandinavia, Sweden in particular. This may be due to the fact that Sweden has had full conscription for a long time, making military humor something nearly the entire male population can relate to.
15th Dec '12 10:16:54 AM Twentington
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The fact that [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Camp Swampy's soldiers never go to war]] makes sense if you know that Walker had an uneventful military career as a supply officer during WWII. He was never on the front line.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Mort Walker claims to have based most of his original cast on people he knew in the miltary.
** He has said that ''both'' Beetle '''and''' Lt. Fuzz were based on himself (he was a 'maverick' who gained a commission while in the army).
** The general was based on one who "couldn't lead a cubscout troop into a candy store."
** Zero is based on a nice guy who tried his best but always ended up bumbling things.
3rd Dec '12 3:31:53 PM classicforreal
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* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' is in the same reality as ''Beetle Bailey''. Beetle is Lois' brother.

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* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' is in the same reality as ''Beetle Bailey''. Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother.brother.
* LongRunner: Beetle Bailey originally joined the army during ''the Korean War''.
6th Aug '12 10:06:05 AM VVK
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* PlotTumor: In its first year, the strip was a college comedy. But then along came what was meant to be a one-off storyline about Beetle accidentally joining the Army...
6th Aug '12 10:01:52 AM VVK
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* [[RecycledScript Recycled Gag]]: There must be dozens over the years, possibly trying to rely on the fact that with the total number of strips being somewhere in the order of the total number of atoms in the universe, no-one would notice. You might find the exact same strip re-drawn years later, or the same gag being used in a single strip and in the middle of a longer "story".

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* [[RecycledScript Recycled Gag]]: There must be dozens over the years, possibly trying to rely on the fact that with the total number of strips being somewhere in the order of the total number of atoms in the universe, no-one would notice. You might find the exact same strip re-drawn years later, or the same gag being used in a single strip and in the middle of a longer "story". Some examples:
** "The training is going well. When we began, they didn't even know [simple thing]. Now, they don't even know [complicated thing]."
** The soldiers are each dreaming about what's typical for them. Beetle is dreaming about sleeping and/or Zero is dreaming a blank thought bubble.
** Sarge and Louise Lugg going out with their pets in tow is called a "double date".
** Sarge goes out to eat alone but asks for a table for several persons because there won't be room for his order otherwise.
** See also under HypocriticalHumor.
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