History WhamLine / NewspaperComics

26th Jul '17 8:38:53 PM CJCroen1393
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** Speaking of AdultFear, there was a comic wherein Calvin got sick and Mom informs him that he won't miss school because it's a Saturday. Calvin's response to this sends her ''running'' for the phone to call the doctor...
-->'''Calvin:''' [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness I know.]]
14th Apr '17 10:13:50 AM MotiveFan
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** And let's not forget the lines that capped off what initially seemed like a typical 'family outing' storyline:
-->'''Mom:''': [[AdultFear SOMEBODY BROKE IN!]]
31st Mar '17 11:52:53 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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-->'''Lucy''' *on phone*: A new baby brother?! But I just got rid of the old one!

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-->'''Lucy''' *on phone*: -->'''Lucy''': ''[on phone]'' A new baby brother?! But I just got rid of the old one!
31st Mar '17 11:50:56 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': One seemingly typical storyline starts with Lucy kicking her brother Linus out of the house. But things take a direction nobody was expecting after she gets a phone call from the hospital:
-->'''Lucy''' *on phone*: A new baby brother?! But I just got rid of the old one!
25th Mar '17 7:05:53 AM Storygirl000
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** In a later story arc, Calvin is getting mysterious coded letters in the mail...specifically, insult letters. While we get a few hints at who the culprit is throughout the arc, we finally get solid evidence on who it is with this line[[note]]Specifically, since it appears the letters are coming from inside the house, it can only be Hobbes.[[/note]]:
-->'''Mom:''' Hey, who cut up my magazine?
30th Dec '16 4:21:45 PM BugsFan17
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** An example that's played more straight is when Opus receives a letter from his long-lost mother, who's being held for makeup tests at the Mary Kay Cosmetics factory:
-->'''Opus:''' ''SHE'S NOT DEAD!''
30th Dec '16 4:18:48 PM BugsFan17
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* In a series of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strips, Calvin tries to join the other kids in a game of baseball as a break from his typical status as a loner. He keeps screwing up and the team berates him to the point where he wants to quit the team. When he informs the coach, rather than receiving sympathy, he gets this:
-->'''Coach:''' [[AdultsAreUseless Okay, quitter! Go home.]]
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' sometimes had these, and usually played them for laughs. In one case, Bill (in one of his occasional moments of speech) has (apparently) been born again and takes to TV as Fundamentally Oral Bill. At first, he's unsubtly begging for cash with the promise of ridding the world of the other annoying televangelists, earning a following among Bloom County's more gullible residents. However, it's the following line (where he's wagging his finger [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou through the TV]] at Opus) that leads to verbal harassment and, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone with no shortage of overwhelming guilt]], Milo booting Opus from the boarding house and - quite literally - being PutOnABus:
-->'''Fundamentally Oral! Bill:''' ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything PENGUIN LUST!]]'' Nothing but urges from ''HELL!''
20th Nov '16 2:14:34 PM Orbiting
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-->[[TheSlacker Cooper]]: *To [[InsufferableGenius Josh]]* Because, by this time next year, I'm going to have your job.

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-->[[TheSlacker Cooper]]: *To -->'''[[TheSlacker Cooper]]''': ''[To [[InsufferableGenius Josh]]* Josh]]]'' Because, by this time next year, I'm going to have your job.
20th Nov '16 2:14:00 PM Orbiting
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' was once a mostly realistic strip with the occasional BigLippedAlligatorMoment. Its [[GenreShift transition]] into a darker, more unnerving brand of humor can be traced back to the first time [[BlackAndNerdy Lemont]] and [[KnifeNut Saxon]] are alone together, when Saxon's mask of sanity begins to slip. Two lines cemented the change, and every subsequent plot arc can be traced back to them: "[[spoiler:The vampire, Roxanne, is not my lover. She's my mother.]]" Of course, this was aided somewhat by [[spoiler:Saxon's suddenly developing MilkyWhiteEyes and fangs]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' was once a mostly realistic strip with the occasional BigLippedAlligatorMoment. Its [[GenreShift transition]] into a darker, more unnerving brand of humor can be traced back to the first time [[BlackAndNerdy Lemont]] and [[KnifeNut Saxon]] are alone together, when Saxon's mask of sanity begins to slip. Two lines cemented the change, and every subsequent plot arc can be traced back to them: "[[spoiler:The "The vampire, Roxanne, is not my lover. She's my mother.]]" " Of course, this was aided somewhat by [[spoiler:Saxon's suddenly developing MilkyWhiteEyes and fangs]].
19th Nov '16 6:58:33 AM darkchiefy
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* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': "That's because I was the one sending those texts to you."



* ''{{ComicStrip/Pogo}}'': "We have met the enemy, and he is us."
* From ''ComicStrip/{{Drabble}}'':
-->'''Norman:''' I never thought to ask you, Echo, what are you doing at this wedding?
-->'''Norma/Echo:''' Oh, I'm related to the bride.
-->'''Norman:''' What a coincidence. I'm also related to the bride.
-->''Cue simultaneous OhCrap looks.''



* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': "[[AdultsAreUseless Okay, quitter! Go home.]]"
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' sometimes had these, and usually played them for laughs.
-->'''Fundamentally Oral! Bill:''' ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything PENGUIN LUST!]]'' Nothing but urges from ''HELL!''
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