History YMMV / CalvinAndHobbes

22nd Aug '16 10:17:53 AM MrMediaGuy2
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In ''The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book'', in his blurb explaining Susie's character, Watterson mentions that after so many comic strips about boys written by men, he thinks a comic strip about a little girl, written by a woman, "would be great." Nowadays, we have ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which many consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbes''.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In ''The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book'', in his blurb explaining Susie's character, Watterson mentions that after so many comic strips about boys written by men, he thinks a comic strip about a little girl, written by a woman, "would be great." Nowadays, we have ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which many consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbes''. [[note]]Granted, the author of the latter strip is male to female transgender, but the point still stands.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 3:27:15 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In ''The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book'', in his blurb explaining Susie's character, Watterson mentions that after so many comic strips about boys written by men, he thinks a comic strip about a little girl, written by a woman, "would be great." Nowadays, we have {{ComicStrip/Phoebe And Her Unicorn}}, which many consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbes''.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In ''The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book'', in his blurb explaining Susie's character, Watterson mentions that after so many comic strips about boys written by men, he thinks a comic strip about a little girl, written by a woman, "would be great." Nowadays, we have {{ComicStrip/Phoebe And Her Unicorn}}, ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which many consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbes''.
7th Aug '16 12:08:04 AM eneuman96
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** Calvin notes that his watch doesn't tell what month it is in [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/09/24 this strip.]] Nowadays, most mobile phones ([[TechnologyMarchesOn which have largely replaced watches as the go-to device to check the time on]]) do in fact tell the month.
5th Aug '16 3:52:01 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* BrokenBase:
** The baseball story arc is probably the most divisive arc in the whole strip. Some find it a very emotional and [[RealityEnsues realistic]] story that shows what happens when a non-athletic person tries to do sports. Others find it a mean-spirited KickTheDog moment for Calvin, especially with the [[KidsAreCruel cruel kids]] and [[AdultsAreUseless equally cruel coach]] who get off [[KarmaHoudini scott-free]] in the end.
** Bill's decision [[FanworkBan not to license]] the strip. Many agree with his choice, pointing to other strips that were cheapened by [[CashCowFranchise excessive merchandising]], and saying that anyone who wants merch isn't a [[NoTrueScotsman true C&H fan]]. Others lament over how great it would be to see an AnimatedAdaptation, especially since the characters would've had a chance to become more popular in other countries. (See AmericansHateTingle above.)
31st Jul '16 5:58:41 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** In one comic, Calvin draws a squadron of B-1s nuking New York. No way they'd run that nowadays.

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** In one comic, Calvin draws a squadron of B-1s nuking New York. No In light of the 9/11 attacks, there's no way they'd run that nowadays.
30th Jul '16 10:52:05 PM Fireblood
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** In the arc where Calvin plays baseball at recess, Calvin considers dropping out and the coach tells him "Ok, quitter! Goodbye." These days, the coach would be catching a lot of heat and would likely lose his job for calling a six-year old a quitter.

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** In the arc where Calvin plays baseball at recess, Calvin considers dropping out and the coach tells him "Ok, quitter! Goodbye." These days, the coach would be catching a lot of heat and would likely lose his job for calling talking to a six-year old a quitter.that way (assuming Calvin told anyone, of course).
30th Jul '16 10:00:45 PM Fireblood
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** Lead characters named after Creator/JohnCalvin and Creator/ThomasHobbes also fits into this trope. Same with [[Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters Miss Wormwood]].

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** Lead characters named after Creator/JohnCalvin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin John Calvin]] and Creator/ThomasHobbes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hobbes Thomas Hobbes]] also fits into this trope. Same with [[Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters Miss Wormwood]].
30th Jul '16 9:44:51 PM Fireblood
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* FunForSome: Calvin's father enjoys doing many things that Calvin (and certain other characters) find very strange. For example, Calvin thinks his dad is boring because he genuinely enjoys eating plain oatmeal. There are also plenty of activities that the dad willingly participates in that border on the masochistic: bicycling over rough terrain while being chased by dogs, going outside in the middle of a blizzard in the dead of winter just to [[GRatedDrug get a rush from the "brisk" cold weather]], and - much to the chagrin of the other members of the family - ''going camping in the pouring rain''. ("At least it's not snowing, right?") At one point Calvin finds his father so bizarre that [[AmbiguouslyHuman he has to wonder if his dad is even human]]. (Of course, given that the father is a FormerTeenRebel as noted elsewhere, he could have embraced a Spartan lifestyle simply for a change of pace, or as an extreme attempt to reform.)

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* FranchiseZombie: {{Averted}}. Watterson ended the comic to prevent this from happening.
* FunForSome: Calvin's father enjoys doing many things that Calvin (and certain other characters) find very strange. For example, Calvin thinks his dad is boring because he genuinely enjoys eating plain oatmeal. There are also plenty of activities that the dad willingly participates in that border on the masochistic: bicycling over rough terrain while being chased by dogs, going outside in the middle of a blizzard in the dead of winter just to [[GRatedDrug get a rush from the "brisk" cold weather]], and - much to the chagrin of the other members of the family - ''going camping in the pouring rain''. ("At least it's not snowing, right?") At one point Calvin finds his father so bizarre that [[AmbiguouslyHuman he has to wonder if his dad is even human]]. (Of course, given that the father is a FormerTeenRebel as noted elsewhere, he could have embraced a Spartan lifestyle simply for a change of pace, or as an extreme attempt to reform.) This was based on Watterson's own father, who ''still'' went out to bike in the cold at the age of 73.
30th Jul '16 9:33:48 PM Fireblood
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* FollowTheLeader: One strip satirized this idea. Hobbes finds Calvin building a snowman. Not one of his usual grotesque snowmen, but a mundane snowman that a normal kid would make. Calvin says that he would only be successful if he stopped trying to be original and just copied what everyone else did.
17th Jul '16 3:07:31 PM schoi30
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** [[http://i.imgur.com/PQoI18Q.jpg This strip]] has the "Calvinosaurus", a monstrous giant carnosaur who eats sauropods... Which happens to bear resemblance to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giganotosaurus a certain sauropod-hunting carnosaur discovered a few years later who is famous for usurping T. Rex in size]]. [[note]]Granted, ''Giganotosaurus'' is nowhere near as large as Calvinosaurus, not even that taller than ''Tyrannosaurus'' itself.[[/note]]

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** [[http://i.imgur.com/PQoI18Q.jpg This strip]] has the "Calvinosaurus", a monstrous giant carnosaur who eats sauropods... Which happens to bear resemblance to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giganotosaurus a certain sauropod-hunting carnosaur discovered a few years later who is famous for usurping T. Rex rex in size]]. [[note]]Granted, ''Giganotosaurus'' [[note]]''Giganotosaurus'' is nowhere near as large as Calvinosaurus, though, not even that taller than ''Tyrannosaurus'' itself.[[/note]]
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