History Trivia / BloomCounty

15th Apr '16 9:18:37 AM Mdumas43073
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\n* The strip made its debut on December 8, 1980 -- the same day that Music/JohnLennon was murdered.

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1st Mar '16 1:04:08 PM PhantomXXII
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** Notably, Berke appeared in a 2007 episode of "Series/AmericasMostWanted". His residence had been broken in to during a rash of burglaries at the University of Texas at Austin that ended in one of Breathed's acquaintances being murdered in a robbery gone wrong.
6th Dec '15 6:56:16 PM Soufriere
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** When asked about a copy of the special on VHS or DVD in a 2003 interview, Breathed replied that "Hopefully in the rubbish pail. We can do better than that and we will with an eventual Opus film.. but I'm glad you enjoyed it. I presume your family was on speed when they watched it. I would imagine it helps."
** In a 2007 interview, Breathed claims that the reason he dislikes the special was simply "unspectacular ratings" and his humor "wasn't meant for television, even if it was done right." Another reason was his "lack of writing experience" and the director was way over his head. He also would have preferred Sterling Holloway to provide the voice for Opus.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The were several strips that were [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/bloomtrilogy.html inexplicably censored and edited]] in the phase of going into book prints. Breathed claimed that usually after finishing making the strips, he would simply mail them off to the company and never kept any copies of them himself, so he likely didn't notice that they were altered, either. Whereas other times, [[InvokedTrope he edited the strip himself]] upon putting it in a book. Most of the time, these were just subtle changes in dialogue; Berke has frequently expressed frustration with how wordy some of his strips get.
** Zig-zagged with the yearly volumes. Some have the edited strips, while others have them as they originally appeared in the newspaper. ''The Complete Library'', a definitive collection of sorts, seems to be sticking to the latter, delegating the edited versions to bonus features in the back of each volume.

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** When asked about a copy of the special on VHS or DVD in a 2003 interview, Breathed replied that "Hopefully in the rubbish pail. We can do better than that and we will with an eventual Opus film.. film… but I'm glad you enjoyed it. I presume your family was on speed when they watched it. I would imagine it helps."
** In a 2007 interview, Breathed claims that the reason he dislikes the special was simply "unspectacular ratings" and his humor "wasn't meant for television, even if it was done right." Another reason was his "lack of writing experience" experience", and that the director was way over his head. He also would have preferred Sterling Holloway Holloway[[labelnote:•]] (the original voice of Literature/WinnieThePooh, among several other roles in Disney films over the years; he retired in the 1980's due to failing health and died in 1991)[[/labelnote]] to provide the voice for Opus.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The There were several strips that were [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/bloomtrilogy.html inexplicably censored and edited]] in the phase of going into book prints. Breathed claimed that usually after finishing making the strips, he would simply mail them off to the company and never kept any copies of them himself, so he likely didn't notice that they were altered, either. Whereas other times, [[InvokedTrope he edited the strip himself]] upon putting it in a book. Most of the time, these were just subtle changes in dialogue; Berke has frequently expressed frustration with how wordy some of his strips get.
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** Zig-zagged with the yearly volumes.classic books. Some have the edited strips, while others have them as they originally appeared in the newspaper. ''The Complete Library'', a definitive collection of sorts, seems to be sticking to the latter, delegating the edited versions to bonus features in the back of each volume.



** He's not a fan of the ''WesternAnimation/AWishForWingsThatWork'' special, either.

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** He's not a fan of the ''WesternAnimation/AWishForWingsThatWork'' special, either.either, as mentioned above.



* ReclusiveArtist: In the last thirty years there have only been a handful of photos of Berke, and outside of his career history, very little is known about him.

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* ReclusiveArtist: In the last thirty years there have only been a handful of photos of Berke, and outside of his career history, very little is known about him. A little odd, considering his occasional willingness to give interviews.



** Then again with ''Bloom County 2015'', which began seven years after ''Opus'' and twenty-six years after the original ''Bloom County''.

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** Then again with ''Bloom County 2015'', which began seven years after ''Opus'' ended and twenty-six years after the original ''Bloom County''.County'' ended.



** ''Opus'' might still be running had Berke's editors not put the kibosh on a strip satirizing Scientology, and if MoralGuardians hadn't freaked out about Lola Granola converting to Islam.

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** ''Opus'' might still be running today had Berke's editors not put the kibosh on a strip satirizing Scientology, and if MoralGuardians hadn't freaked out about Lola Granola converting to Islam.



** In Volume 2, he remarks that "sadly, [Steve] [[RealityIsUnrealistic is not a caricature.]]"
** In Volume 4, he adds that Lola Granola, Opus' girlfriend and one-time fiancée, was modeled on the woman he would go on to marry.

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** In Volume 2, he remarks of Steve that "sadly, [Steve] "Sadly, [[RealityIsUnrealistic he is not a caricature.]]"
** In Volume 4, he adds that Lola Granola, Opus' Opus's girlfriend and one-time fiancée, was modeled on the woman he would go on to marry.marry.

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17th Oct '15 4:01:11 PM nombretomado
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* MissingEpisode: For the longest time, Berke declined to reprint a very large number of strips, including most of the first two years, mostly because he found them unfunny and/or outdated. PlatypusComix [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/bcc.html archived]] a great deal of the missing strips ages before the first archive book (1980-1982) was released.

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* MissingEpisode: For the longest time, Berke declined to reprint a very large number of strips, including most of the first two years, mostly because he found them unfunny and/or outdated. PlatypusComix Website/PlatypusComix [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/bcc.html archived]] a great deal of the missing strips ages before the first archive book (1980-1982) was released.
27th Sep '15 4:31:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* DisownedAdaptation: Berke is disappointed by the 1991 animated special based on one of his books, ''AWishForWingsThatWork'' (which itself is based on ''Bloom County''), because of the overall results, despite being credited as writer and executive producer.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Berke is disappointed by the 1991 animated special based on one of his books, ''AWishForWingsThatWork'' ''WesternAnimation/AWishForWingsThatWork'' (which itself is based on ''Bloom County''), because of the overall results, despite being credited as writer and executive producer.



** He's not a fan of the ''AWishForWingsThatWork'' special, either.

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** He's not a fan of the ''AWishForWingsThatWork'' ''WesternAnimation/AWishForWingsThatWork'' special, either.
21st Jul '15 8:00:21 AM DynamiteXI
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** There were eight years of lag time between ''Outland'' (which ended in 1995) to ''Opus'' (which started in 2003).

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** There were eight years of lag time between ''Outland'' (which ended in 1995) to and ''Opus'' (which started in 2003).
21st Jul '15 7:58:13 AM DynamiteXI
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** There was eight years of lag time between ''Outland'' (which ended in 1995) to ''Opus'' (which started in 2003).

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** There was were eight years of lag time between ''Outland'' (which ended in 1995) to ''Opus'' (which started in 2003).
21st Jul '15 7:57:46 AM DynamiteXI
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* UnCancelled: Directly from ''Bloom County'' to ''Outland'', but slightly more lagtime from ''Outland'' to ''Opus''.

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Directly from ''Bloom County'' to ''Outland'', but slightly more lagtime from ''Outland'' in 1989.
** There was eight years of lag time between ''Outland'' (which ended in 1995)
to ''Opus''.''Opus'' (which started in 2003).
** Then again with ''Bloom County 2015'', which began seven years after ''Opus'' and twenty-six years after the original ''Bloom County''.
3rd Jul '14 8:35:20 PM gvfytguhjkuy
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