-> ''[[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Ladies and gentlemen]], ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes!''

''Calvin and Hobbes: The Series'' is a FanFic series [[RoundRobin co-authored]] by Creator/{{Swing 123}} and Creator/{{garfieldodie}}. It is perhaps the main installment in what is unofficially known as Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}.

As you can imagine, the idea came about when the authors couldn't help but wonder what the original comic strip would be like if it had been animated. Of course, with Watterson's very strict policy on marketing his work, that likely will never happen in real life. But making fanfiction on the other hand...

The series is best described as a fake ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' television show, and though it doesn't use traditional ScriptFic styling, it has all the hallmarks of one otherwise - in fact, it's ''incredibly'' thorough in this regard, with everything from animation notes, a LemonyNarrator, plenty of MediumAwareness, and bonus chapters that collect fake trailers and other such promos.

Its writing style starts out shaky in the first season, but by the second season it crystallizes into its current form - a [[WorldOfSnark snarky]], {{troperiffic}} little series. It also introduces a buttload of AdaptationExpansion.

After a lengthy absence on Swing's page, garfieldodie took over story-posting in Season 5 Part 2, announcing the return of a regular schedule (every Thursday, as of present) and that Season 5 will be the last season. As such, the final story, [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS5TVM2BlackRain "Black Rain"]], concluded on December 3rd, 2013, about eight years after the series began.

The various seasons are as follows:
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2415565/1/Calvin_Hobbes_The_Series_SEASON_ONE Season One]] (May 2005 - May 2006)
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3061747/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_The_Series_SEASON_TWO Season Two]] (July 2006 - July 2007)
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3742813/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_The_Series_SEASON_THREE Season Three]] (August 2007 - December 2008)
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5137353/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_The_Series_SEASON_FOUR Season Four]] (June 2009 - March 2010)
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6355245/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_The_Series_SEASON_FIVE Season Five]] (September 2010 - June 2013)
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9681154/1/Calvin-and-Hobbes-the-Series-SEASON-FIVE-Part-II Season Five: Part II]] (September 2013 - December 2013)

Has a work-in-progress [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries Recap page.]]
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* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: The very ''name'' of the episode "62 Percent More Evil".
* FiveFiveFive: Calvin's parents' phone number, as shown in "Birth of a Friendship", is 555-7186, but "Help Wanted" [[SeriesContinuityError presents it as]] 555-6846.
* TheAbridgedSeries: ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheAbridgedSeries'', though it has become an OldShame for its author and is now named "The Failed Series".
* AbsenteeActor: Only Calvin and Hobbes are present in "Roughin' It".
* AbusiveParents: "Have You Seen This Tiger?" has Calvin's mom beating him with a broom for ruining her laundry, much like ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' - the shift from pet owner to mother ends up making things a lot less amusing.
* AccidentalHero: [[spoiler: Calvin, having prevented an AlienInvasion via one of his fireworks in "Naughty Fireworks!".]]
* AcidRefluxNightmare: Discussed when the duo talk about Hobbes DreamingOfThingsToCome in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2".
* AcidTripDimension: The Hypercube's interior.
* ActionizedSequel: To the original strip.
* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler: [[CreepyMonotone The clones]] in "Electronic Invasion".]]
* AdaptationalBadass: Calvin.
* AdaptationExpansion:
** Aside from the expansion shared with the rest of TheVerse, the first episode ("Birth of a Friendship") is partly adapted from the first two strips of the original comic.
** "CALVIN FOR PRESIDENT!" is an adaption of one of the author's [[OldShame older fanfics.]]
** The former example was lampshaded in one of the marathon framing segments:
--> '''Socrates:''' In fact, we weren't even in the comic strip, so we probably shouldn't even be here.
* ADogNamedDog: Monkey, from "Monkey See, Monkey Mayhem".
* AdultFear: The final story, "Black Rain", has Socrates almost being kidnapped by a strange man in a mask[[note]]heavily implied to be [[FanNickname Masky]] from ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', which makes sense given that [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man himself]] is in the story[[/note]]who'd invaded his mansion. Things only get worse when it's revealed [[KnifeNut he had a knife the whole time]] and is still in his house. ''Then'' Socrates points out that he could still be around when Elliot (his owner, a young boy) and his family return...
* AdultsAreUseless: At the ''very'' least, they're [[WeirdnessCensor really unobservant.]]
* AffectionateParody: "Tracer Bullet in Color!" is this to the FilmNoir genre.
* AgentMulder: "Full Moon: Full Baloney!" has Calvin assuming this role. [[spoiler:Hobbes also becomes this after it turns out Calvin was right.]]
* AgentScully: In the same episode as above, Hobbes assumes this role. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end of the episode, when it turns out Calvin was right.]]
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Calvin does this in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon" after failing to kick a door down.
* AirVentEscape: Inverted: Andy and Sherman are actually ''captured'' this way in "The Night of the Living Television II".
* AlienInvasion:
** Calvin [[spoiler:[[AccidentalHero accidentally]] [[SubvertedTrope stops one]] in "Naughty Fireworks!"]]
** "Invasion" revolves around aliens invading ''another'' alien planet.
* AlliterativeName:
** The Monster Maze. Lampshaded:
--> '''Hobbes:''' Nice touch.
** Most of the things Calvin sells at his stand in "Help Wanted" as well.
* AllThatGlitters: Subverted in "Help Wanted" - after failing to get the Videonow, Hobbes tells Calvin that there's more to life than just that. Calvin realizes that he's right; [[ComicallyMissingThePoint there are]] ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint bathtub]]'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint TV's now!]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Season Two's bonus chapter reveals Andy is homeschooled, and that both he and Klein are [[TheDanza named for their voice actors (Andrew Lawrence and Robert Klein, respectively).
* AllThereInTheScript: In the Netflix parody commercial in the first season's bonus chapter, the generic man is actually ''named'' "Some Guy".
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Robin]] serves as this to [[HeroicWannabe Calvin]] when the former confronts Two-Face's minions.
* AmusingInjuries:
** Among others, Calvin runs into a closed door ''head-first'' in "Help Wanted".
** His later NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, delivered onto Socrates, exaggerates this.
* AnachronismStew: In the earlier episodes, several (relatively) modern conveniences are referenced alongside ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' in the same timeframe.
* AnAesop: The series loves playing with aesops. For starters, "That's MISTER Sherman to You!" hangs a lampshade on its aesop:
--> '''Hobbes:''' [[MediumAwareness This is gonna be one of those moral shows, isn't it?]]
--> '''Calvin:''' Eh, we gotta have a few every once in a while.
* AndIMustScream:
** Hobbes being captured by robots in "The Electronic Invasion".
** Happens to Socrates during "Invasion" when [[spoiler: his transmitter chip in his brain malfunctions, causing him to collapse to the floor in agony, much to Calvin and Hobbes' shock.]]
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The exact phrasing is used in the final story's epilogue.
* AngryGuardDog: Spike from "Eggs for Calvin!".
* AnswerCut: From "Help Wanted":
--> '''Hobbes:''' How do many six-year-old kids get money?
--> '''Calvin:''' Lemonade stand, why?
--> '''Woman at Calvin's stand:''' And what do we have here?
* AntiClimax: Subverted in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2": the tornado appears to simply have been sucked back up into the clouds, but Hobbes points out that it merely touched down elsewhere.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Brainstorm is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I.]] Discussed in "Thunderstorm":
--> '''Dr. Brainstorm:''' Because ''I'' want to be the heroic villain, okay? There's got to be at least one time where ''I'm'' the one who has a victory!
* ApocalypseHow: In "The Yellowstone Monster", Calvin fears Old Faithful would blot out the sun for more than 50 years and maybe make a new ice age (causing a [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class2}} Class 2]] and eventually a [[ApocalypseHow/Class3B Class 3b]] to [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class6}} Class 6]]).
* ApocalypticLog: Dr. Brainstorm records something similar to one while trapped in his flaming lab in "Robot's Day Out".
* ApologizesALot: Inverted in "Have You Seen This Tiger?", wherein Socrates flat out refuses to apologize for creating virtually all the conflict of the episode.
* AprilFoolsPlot: "Let Us Prank the Fool", which revolves around Calvin trying to prank [[ThePrankster Socrates]] before April 1st.
* ARareSentence: From Earl in "The Yellowstone Monster Part 2":
--> "Thanks, Earth Potentate!"
--> ''{{beat}}''
--> "Boy, there's three words I never thought I'd say in a row."
* ArcVillain: [[spoiler: Holographic Retro]] in Season 4.
* ArcWelding[=/=]OffstageVillainy: [[spoiler: Holographic Retro orchestrated some of the events during Season Four.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** From "Confessions of a Prank-Loving Tiger":
--> '''Calvin:''' WHAT IF HE'S A MURDERER! WHAT IF HE'S A WEREWOLF! WHAT IF HE'S A VAMPIRE! WHAT IF HE'S A ROBBER! WHAT IF HE'S A GOBLIN! WHAT IF HE'S A ''MIME!''
** This bit from "Dr. [=BrainChill=]":
--> '''Lenny:''' Uh, bad news, boss! It would appear that Dave blew up the navigation console, and Biff knocked off the steering wheel. And Jeff just broke a window!
** From "Pranking the Ghosts":
--> '''Andy:''' Where do you suppose that (a door) leads to?
--> '''Sherman:''' I dunno. Dungeon, torture room, bloodthirsty zombie, the mansion's balcony.
** And from "SHEILA'S BACK!":
--> '''Mother Brainstorm:''' [[NoIndoorVoice YOU'LL MOW THE LAWN! YOU'LL DO THE GROCERY SHOPPING! YOU'LL SCRUB THE FLOORS! YOU'LL CLIP MY]] [[{{Squick}} THICK YELLOW TOENAILS!]] ''[[NoIndoorVoice YOU'LL BE WATCHING DAYTIME TALK SHOWS WITH ME!]]''
** "Pharaoh Andrew":
--> '''Sherman:''' (translating hieroglyphics) Let me see here, curse... curse... another curse... insurance guarantee... ah, here we go.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Lampshaded in regards to time zones in "Eggs for Calvin!" (among other possibilities):
--> It was Easter Morning in the town that Calvin and Hobbes live in.
--> Is it Easter Morning where you are?
--> Probably not, but go ahead and watch the show anyway.
* AshFace: Calvin and Andy after yet another one of Sherman's experiments fails.
* AskAStupidQuestion: From "The Yellowstone Monster Part 2":
--> '''Rupert:''' IS THIS THE LAVA?\\
'''Jack:''' No, it's cotton candy.
* AsYouKnow: Used when Calvin describes Planet Zok's weird alien biology in "The Yellowstone Monster Part 2".
* AttackPatternAlpha:
** In "Electronic Invasion":
--> '''Calvin:''' Engage Emergency Protocol [[CrazyPrepared #5557490!]]
--> '''MTM:''' Whatever.
** And from "The Genius Hamster":
--> '''Calvin:''' MTM, initiate emergency protocol number 2235!
--> '''MTM:''' [[LampshadeHanging I can't believe you can remember all these numbers.]]
* BackFromTheDead:
** [[spoiler: Everyone but Hobbes in "RIP Calvin" through TimeTravel.]]
** The MTM gets this a lot, being a machine.
* BadassBoast: Calvin tries to do one in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
--> "I am Batboy! Defeater of all evil and evil like things. The new form of bat super hero mutant things! The new form of humans who have bat DNA! And you can not possibly..."
* BadLiar: Socrates, as "Mission: Socrates" shows.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter:
** The main cast takes on this role in "Two Loons and a Kid", climaxing [[ItMakesSenseInContext in a water park.]]
** Also happens to Rosalyn in "Attack of the Vampire Babysitter" when she goes for an involuntary ride with Calvin and Hobbes in their wagon.
* BadNewsIrrelevantNews: The former TropeNamer (GEICO) is referenced in one of the fake commercials in Season 1's bonus chapter.
--> '''Calvin:''' [[TalkLikeAPirate ARGH! Land hoe! Throw out the anchor!]]\\
'''Hobbes:''' We don't have an anchor.\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Calvin:''' ARGH! There be a man here who destroyed me anchor! Sniff out the culprit 'n' make 'em walk the plank!\\
'''Hobbes:''' We don't have a plank.\\
'''Calvin:''' There be mutiny on me ship! This be really bad news, matey!\\
'''Hobbes:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Uh-huh.]]\\
'''Calvin:''' However, there be some good news!\\
'''Hobbes:''' And what might that be?\\
'''Calvin:''' I just saved a ton of money on me car insurance by switching to Geico!\\
''(another {{beat}})''\\
'''Hobbes:''' [[LampshadeHanging Is this some kind of pathetic attempt at humor?]]\\
''([[RuleOfThree yet another]] {{beat}})''\\
'''Narrator:''' Geico. Fifteen minutes can save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
* BagOfHolding: The Hypercube.
* BagOfKidnapping: Calvin and Hobbes are on the receiving end of this trope from Dr. Brainstorm in "An MTM Episode".
* BaitAndSwitchComment: After Socrates pretends to have given up his pranking ways in "Eggs for Calvin!":
--> '''Calvin:''' Well, all I can say to that is ... you already tried that one last week. Nice try.
* BaldOfEvil: Electro.
* BalefulPolymorph: Calvin transmogrifies Hobbes into a rabbit in order to get Sherman to his house safely in "The Genius Hamster".
* BalloonBelly: "Forecast for Disaster" shows [[BigEater Mother Brainstorm]] demolishing an entire buffet, resulting in one of these.
* BatmanColdOpen: Shortly after getting in their costumes in "Calvin's Batman Adventure", the duo (fittingly) find themselves in this situation.
* BatmanGambit: In "It Will Build Character", Dad gets Calvin to get in the canoe by hooking Hobbes on his fishing pole, knowing that he'd instantly go after him.
--> '''Calvin:''' [[LampshadeHanging Gotta say, that was pretty clever.]]
* BatterUp:
** [[spoiler: One of the two aliens in "Naughty Fireworks!" does this to their partner.]]
** Calvin also uses one against Electro in his first appearance.
* {{Beachcombing}}: Done by Calvin to get the final egg in "Eggs for Calvin!".
* BeardnessProtectionProgram: Mentioned in "Calvin's Batman Adventure"
--> '''Calvin:''' Do you know what [being exposed] means, Hobbes? [[{{Wangst}} We'll have to change our names, move to another state, grow a beard and shave it off, then start all over again! From now on, we're no longer Calvin and Hobbes!]]
* BearsAreBadNews: "Have You Seen This Tiger?" and "Camp Blues".
* {{Beat}}: One is mentioned by name in one episode.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted with Electro, who is explicitly described as ugly (which is odd, as the other villains are never described as bad-looking).
* BedsheetLadder: Used in "Naughty Fireworks!" and "Camp Blues".
* BetterThanABareBulb: A good amount of tropes are lampshaded.
* BeYourself: Subverted: Calvin seems to be headed in this direction... until he proclaims that [[SmallNameBigEgo millions of people's suffering was]] ''[[SmallNameBigEgo completely justified]]'' [[SmallNameBigEgo by his own existence.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: The characters tend to become rather sarcastic versions of this trope.
* BigEater:
** Sheila and her mother.
** And Socrates, if "That's MISTER Sherman to You!" is any indication.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: A Yeti attacks Socrates and Stupendous Man in "The Five Calvins".
* BigNo:
** When Electro is defeated in his first appearance.
** Also, Calvin does one upon learning that Rosalyn is coming.
** "Camping on a Deserted Rock is FUN!" ''starts'' with one.
* BigRedButton: One in Dr. Brainstorm's ship fires bombs in "SHEILA'S BACK!".
* BigShutUp:
** From ''Socrates'', of all people, to Calvin in "Personality Test".
** And another one from ''[[TheStoic Jack]]'' to the alien crew in "Dr. Brain Chill".
** And one more from almost all the main cast to Socrates in "That's MISTER Sherman to You!".
** [[OverlyLongGag And yet another one]] from Hobbes and Socrates to Sherman in "Pharaoh Andrew".
** And from Socrates again during "Remember" when even ''he'' can't stand Hobbes and Sherman's arguing anymore.
* BigWhat: A ''very'' common reaction from Calvin.
* BillBillJunkBill: "Chains"
* BlackComedyBurst: From "Thunderstorm":
--> '''Dr. Brainstorm:''' Now if you'll excuse me, I have an idiot to kill!
--> '''Jack:''' [[DeadpanSnarker You're committing suicide?]]
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: [[SdrawkcabName Nilvac and Sebboh]] react this way to being called "evil" (they prefer "dark").
* BlahBlahBlah:
** During Calvin's epic rant against the WeWillMeetAgain trope in "Night of the Living Television".
** And justified in "Personality Test":
--> '''Andy:''' Dear Andy, thank you for purchasing my test, blah blah blah... That's what it says. "Thank you for purchasing my test, blah, blah, blah".
* BlatantLies: From "Mission: Socrates":
--> '''Socrates:''' (upon being questioned as to why Hobbes can't go inside his house) Uh... we're... stinky.
* BloodSport: The Death Zone in "The Five Calvins" functions something like this.
* BodyHorror: Calvin uses the Transmogrifier Gun to ''fuse The Riddler's hands and feet together'' in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
* BottleEpisode:
** Among others, "Confessions of a Prank-Loving Tiger" and "Gasping for Air" are rather short on characters.
** "Hypercube" has a handful of characters and about ''two'' locations, tops.
** "Roughin' It" only has two characters, and seems rather shorter than the other episodes.
* BoundAndGagged:
** Dr. Brainstorm in "The Yellowstone Monster".
** Calvin's parents in "The Return of Dr. Brainstorm", though they were asleep the whole time.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Tiger]]: As in the original strip.
* BraggingThemeTune:
--> ''WHO HAS THE GRAND SENSE OF AD-VEN-TUUUURRE? (CAL-VIN AND HOBBES!)''
--> ''WITH A CARDBOARD BOX WITH A TIME SEN-SOR? (CAL-VIN AND HOBBES!)''
--> ''[[MrImagination A VIVID IMAGINATION]] THAT'S A MAGNET FOR TROUBLE? (CAL-VIN AND HOBBES!)''
--> ''[[SpongeBobSquarePants GET YOUR BUTT OVER HERE AND PRAISE THEM ON THE DOUBLE!]] (CAL-VIN AND HOBBES!)''
* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler: The true nature of [[MyFutureSelfAndMe Future Calvin.]]]]
* {{Brainwashed}}:
** Electro tries it on Calvin in his debut appearance, which the latter [[DefiedTrope refuses.]]
** Several people in "The Alien Huntress": see MassHypnosis for more details.
** Calvin eventually falls for it in "The Five Calvins".
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs:
** From "The Yellowstone Monster Part 1":
--> '''Calvin:''' That's a dumb name. Why not something interesting? Like DoctorDoom, or Doctor Chaos, or Doctor Chaotic Doom?
** Also, this line from "Gasping for Air":
--> '''Dad:''' Oh no! A gray hair! Oh no! A wrinkle! OH NO! A WRINKLED GRAY HAIR![[note]]It should be noted that the order of events is messed up here, as "wrinkle - gray hair - wrinkled gray hair" would be the proper way to write the line.[[/note]]
* BreadEggsMilkSquick:
** Calvin describing the "lady things" his mom would shop for:
--> "You know, makeup, lipstick, whips; that sort of thing."
** And from "A Day in Your Shoes":
--> '''Calvin:''' Nice day today for a game of {{Calvinball}}.
--> '''Hobbes:''' Yep, the sun is shining, the grass is soft, the birds are singing, Dr Brainstorm and Sheila have a giant pile of inventions at either end of the field…
* BreatherEpisode:
** "Roughin' It", given the insanity that goes on in the ''next'' episode [[note]]"The Alien Huntress"[[/note]].
** Same with "Robot's Day Out".
* BrickJoke:
** Checkerless Checkers in "Have You Seen This Tiger?"
** The lady with the clipboard recording anything related to Brainstorm in "Robot's Day Out".
* BrilliantButLazy: Calvin - he can create a large plethora of inventions, and yet he'd rather complain than just do his homework.
* BritishAccents: The MTM gains one in Season 3.
* BrokenAesop: "RIP Calvin", according to WordOfGod, was supposed to teach that [[spoiler:"no one is immortal."]] However, [[spoiler:the characters come BackFromTheDead through time travel.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Hobbes initially idolized Socrates, but after suffering through a HumiliationConga at his hands in "Have You Seen This Tiger?" this is no longer the case.
* BuffySpeak: The Book Transporter gains a paint job and the words "bat-thingy" written on it in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
* BurpingContest: Between Calvin and Klein in "The Insane Road Trip".
* ButHeSoundsHandsome: PlayedWith - Calvin thinks his robotic duplicate isn't bad looking.
* CallBack:
** "The Mighty School Escape" references two other instances where Calvin has tried to escape school.
** The series as a whole tends to reference the original strips.
** Within Swing123's canon, "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas!" has an error message similar to the one in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble''.
** "Have You Seen This Tiger?" has Socrates taunting the bears in a very similar manner as Hobbes did in "The Night of the Living Television".
* {{Calvinball}}: Given that the original strip was the TropeNamer, it's obviously included here as well.
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Calvin's relationship with Socrates.
* CaptivityHarmonica: Socrates does this while jailed in "Time Terror".
* CasanovaWannabe: Andy's first appearance shows him like this. This is never mentioned again (aside from "Insanity is In The Air").
* CassandraTruth:
** Calvin's parents react this way whenever Calvin describes his previous escapades.
** So does Miss Wormwood when grading Calvin's report on Egypt (which he completed by going there himself).
* CasualDangerDialogue: From "Pharaoh Andrew":
--> '''Calvin:''' How many people are in this pyramid?
--> '''MTM:''' Hmmm, let me see. Counting you, Hobbes, Socrates, Andy, that hamster and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick the five dead people following you down the hallway...]] ooooh... about ten.
* CatapultNightmare: Calvin's nightmare about being stranded on an island during "Camping Trip Part 2".
* CatScare: Done with a rat in "Home [=UnAlone=]".
* CatsHaveNineLives: Referenced in "Attack of the Vampire Babysitter":
--> '''Hobbes:''' Yeah, I already lost five of my nine lives on that trip.
* CerebusSyndrome: Downplayed - the series gets a bit more adventurous, but nothing quite drastic.
** CerebusRollerCoaster: The later {{Season Finale}}s, on the other hand...
* ChainLetter: "Chains" revolves around Calvin and Susie receiving these. Susie rips hers up, causing her to have bad luck for the rest of the episode.
* ChainsawGood:
** Sheila's murder attempt on Calvin has her using this.
** Calvin also uses the MTM as one in "Electronic Invasion".
* CharacterDevelopment: Outright {{lampshaded}} in Season 3's bonus chapter.
** Calvin... well, the fic says it best: "When the series started, Calvin was essentially the same intensely immature little weirdo he was in the comic strip. Between the middle of season one and the beginning of season two, he began calming down. In the middle of season two he had begun making more inventions and he became a lot more mature. His IQ seemed to raise a bit also, and he began handling dangerous situations more responsibly. In the upcoming season, he will become a little more darker and manipulative, making things just slightly more difficult for his enemies." [[TheChessmaster And boy, they aren't lying.]]
** Hobbes loses his [[LovableCoward cowardly nature]] [[spoiler:through an SugarWiki/{{Awesome Moment|s}} from Calvin]] in "Thunderstorm".
** Socrates, notably, is the only StaticCharacter of the bunch.
** Andy has the second most prominent example - he starts out with [[TheGenericGuy zero personality]], but gradually becomes the OnlySaneMan.
** Sherman merely strikes up a friendship with Calvin by Season 3.
* CharacterExaggeration: Calvin's [[GadgeteerGenius inventiveness]] and Hobbes' [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tendency to avoid danger]] have been upped significantly here. The latter gets toned down during Season Four, though.
* ChekhovsGag: In "The Falling Sky", Calvin at one point uses the MTM to absorb some lightning in an attempt to stop a storm from doing any further damage. [[spoiler: He later uses it for revenge on Socrates.]]
* ChekhovsGun:
** Calvin's poker winnings from "The Night of the Living Television II".
** And the [[LongTitle 10th Anniversary Double-Length Special Edition Captain Napalm issue]] in "Hypercube".
** And Jack's [[PullingThemselvesTogether auto-repair system]] in "Robot's Day Out".
** Then during "Part Three", the episode starts with the characters mocking a B-Movie. When the same movie begins playing the next day with their made-up dialogue playing over it, it's a sign that an old villain has returned.
* ChekhovsSkill: Jack's ability to memorize fingerprints on things to distinguish them from similar things [[spoiler: helps him put out a fire at Dr. Brainstorm's lab]] in "Robot's Day Out".
* CheshireCatGrin: Calvin [[PerpetualSmiler had been wearing one for a good while]] around the time of "The Time Pauser".
* ChristmasEpisode: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas!"]]
* CirclingBirdies:
** Socrates gets these while fighting Calvin in "Have You Seen This Tiger?"
** After the lion throws him at a tree in "It Will Build Character", he sees stars, checkers, and [[Disney/{{Bumbo}} little pink elephants holding umbrellas]].
** Hobbes witnesses the star variant (along with checkers) after [[ItMakesSenseInContext smashing Calvin's parents' cell open.]]
* ClearMyName: "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon". The titular attack(s) was perpetuated by [[spoiler: Hobbes.]]
* ClicheStorm:
** InUniverse - [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] hasn't an original bone in him. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] to hell and back by the main cast.
** Same with Jark.
* {{Cliffhanger}}:
** "The Black Turning Funnel Part 1" ends with the tornado headed straight for the duo.
--> '''Calvin:''' [[AuthorCatchphrase "Help. Cry for help."]]
** The first part of "Calvin's Batman Adventure" ends with the man himself bursting in.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Calvin's hometown has seen a MadScientist and [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick his robot]] exit their Yellowstone Park lair, had its citizens replaced by CreepyMonotone clones, attacked by a monster...
* CloudCuckoolander: Socrates, who listens to heavy metal music to get to sleep and can spend several days at a time [[ThePrankster planning his next prank.]]
* CloseCallHaircut: PlayedWith in "Calvin's Batman Adventure": Calvin's cape gets shredded by Joker's metal card, and the former lampshades it:
--> "HEY! Now I have to sew that back [[MediumAwareness before the next scene!]]"
* CobwebOfDisuse: In Thunderstorm's ice cave.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
** After returning home and finding the house almost perfect [[ItMakesSenseInContext after an alien attack]] at the end "The Insane Road Trip":
--> '''Calvin:''' What have you done? You scratched some paint off of the house! Do you have any idea how long it took Dad to paint this place?
** Upon discovering an arm in a tree in "Tracer Bullet in Color!":
--> '''Tiger Eye:''' ''(glancing at its watch)'' Wow! It's later than I thought..
* ContemplateOurNavels:
** Despite being more action-packed than the comic strip, it still maintains a slight philosophical tone.
** Bits like the beginning of "Wild Movie" definitely fit this tone.
* {{Continuation}}: Of both the authors' previous fan fics and the original strip.
* ContinuityNod:
** Whenever a new invention comes up, Hobbes will usually reference the previous inventions from both the strip and fic.
** In-series, Calvin references [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS1E11HomeUnalone the evil doll incident]] and [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS1TVM2HaveYouSeenThisTiger Checkerless Checkers]] in "Eggs for Calvin!"
** Also, when Andy lists all the bad things that have happened to Socrates in "Personality Test":
--> "Well, let's see. Your voice has been switched into that of a duck's, you've been electrocuted by the MTM, you've been trapped in the hypercube, a transmitter has been inserted into you, you've been ejected into the clou..."
** Something similar happens when Calvin's dad accuses him of [[MiseryBuildsCharacter not having character.]]
** Upon [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Jack abruptly standing up straight,]] Dr. Brainstorm asks him if [[FaceHeelTurn he's turned evil again.]]
* ContinuitySnarl: See [[Analysis/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries the Analysis page]] for details.
* ConversationalTroping: Lots of it in "Hypercube". Among the subjects discussed include some FridgeLogic about [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the Borgs]], the origin of scotch tape's name, and a restaurant in Los Angeles advertising both doughnuts ''and'' chinese food in the same sentence.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Socrates considers living with Calvin's dad this.
* CoolStarship: Plucked straight from the future in "RIP Calvin".
--> ''It was sort of roundish ship with red and blue wires running all across it. It had circular windows all around the front, and it had one of those escalators that futuristic ships have.''
* CourtroomEpisode: "A Day at the Office": Calvin sneaks into a courtroom with his dad and ends up solving a case.
* CoveredInGunge:
** PlayedForLaughs with Calvin dropping food glops on every student's head with the Time Pauser in its eponymous episode.
** Sherman ends up covered in baby food in "Two Loons and a Kid".
* CrazyEnoughToWork:
** Subverted pointedly in "The Yellowstone Monster Part 2":
--> "I can use the kid's inventions to control the volcano, and when it erupts, I'll have the lava destroy all the capitals in the world, and then I'll take over!"\\
Jack stared some more.\\
"That plan…may just be crazy enough…," he said.\\
There was a pause.\\
"Well…?" asked Dr Brainstorm.\\
"Well what?"\\
"Aren't you going to say that it's crazy enough to work?"\\
"No, I just mean that it's crazy enough."
** {{Inverted|Trope}} in "Pranking the Ghosts":
--> '''Mom:''' Well, that's nice, but you don't need to broadcast it coast to coast! Just look for him (Hobbes) quietly.
--> '''Calvin:''' Of course! If I continue to shout for him to show up, he'll know where I am and get farther away from me! On the other hand, absolute silence means absolute secrecy! It's so crazy it just might work!
* CrazyPrepared:
** Miss Wormwood has ''every encyclopedia ever published'' just in case Calvin tries to cheat.
** Calvin himself also counts, especially as Batboy:
--> '''Hobbes:''' He has everything in there except for the Kitchen sink.
--> '''Calvin:''' Actually I have the kitchen sink in the third pocket to the left of the right glove by spike number two in category five in subcategory ten in subsubcategory thirteen in compartment six.
--> '''Hobbes:''' Where's the bathroom sink?
--> '''Calvin:''' I stuffed it in bat ear number one.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Calvin's attempt to upgrade the TV ends up summoning [[{{Technopath}} Electro]].
* CreepyMonotone: The clones in "Electronic Invasion".
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: As revealed in "Calvin Gets Professional Help", Calvin ''once drove his school psychiatrist mad.''
* {{Crossover}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Calvin's]] Franchise/{{Batman}} [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Adventure"]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Certain episodes, like "Dark Laughter" and ''especially'' "Black Rain", certainly fit this.
* DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler: Elliot]] is elected class president in "CALVIN FOR PRESIDENT!"
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** "Confessions of a Prank-Loving Tiger" for Socrates, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Hypercube"]] [[CaptainObvious for the Hypercube,]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "An MTM Episode"]] [[CaptainObvious for the MTM]], and "Robot's Day Out" for Jack.
** And [[ValentinesDayEpisodes "Insanity is In The Air"]] and [[NewYearHasCome "New Year, New Disasters"]] for Andy.
* DeadlyUpgrade: The titular "Super Calvin" [[spoiler: will die if he uses his powers too much.]]
* DeathGlare: Lampshaded by the narrator:
--> ''"My goodness, that face Miss Wormwood had would've made trees burst into flame."''
* DeconstructedTrope:
** "Have You Seen This Tiger?" deconstructs ThePrankster - when Calvin finally gets revenge on Socrates for his pranks, he's not at all amused by this and eventually runs away from home.
** "White Noise" deconstructs MakeMeWannaShout: Calvin has to shout constantly to record for the Scream Horn's new power settings, and it results in laryngitis.
* DeflectorShields:
** Calvin's box-plane has them.
** [[spoiler:The aliens' spaceship in "Naughty Fireworks!" has one, [[SubvertedTrope but it's destroyed by Calvin's firecracker.]]]]
* DeletedScene: Calvin claims that "Two Loons and a Kid" had one involving a bus, [[NoodleIncident "but we don't have to go too far into that."]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
** This gem from "Wild Movie":
--> '''Hobbes:''' ''(acting in a Stupendous Man movie)'' Stupendous Man, we need to stop The Evil And-EE from sucking out all the drinking drinkable drinking water that people drink!
--> '''Socrates:''' CUT! Hobbes, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint it's drinkable drinking water that's being drank by people.]]
** Also, from "Personality Test":
--> '''Socrates:''' Greetings, citizen! Can I interest you in a personality test that will perhaps test your very personality?
** And from "Thunderstorm":
--> '''Dr. Brainstorm:''' (defying the EnemyMine trope) Oh, no. ''Oh'' no! No, no, no, no, no, no, ''no!'' Absolutely not! Negative! No way! Never! [[LampshadeHanging And in case you didn't pick on that]], NO!
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Hobbes does this against Electro:
--> [[RhymesOnADime "You couldn't catch a flee on a grandpa's knee!]] And, ha, ha, ha! And, ho, ho, ho! And I'll bet {{your mo|m}}ther wears overshoes!"
* {{Dissimile}}:
** Lampshaded in "The Photo Man":
--> '''Hobbes:''' Calvin, let's put this into perspective. One book with about 50 pages is light. Fifteen thousand books, each with 50 pages, are impossible to pick up. It took a lot of snowflakes to build those four snowmen.
--> '''Calvin:''' You're comparing my snowmen to books? You're crazy. Go get the wagon.
** From "The Five Calvins":
--> '''Spiff:''' Hmmm, a HallOfMirrors. This is kind of like one of those things they have in fun houses. If fun houses had pieces of broken jagged glass all around and forcefully bring you to them, then sure. A fun house.
* DinnerWithTheBoss: It's never shown, but Calvin's mom does this with her husband's boss in "It Will Build Character".
* DistaffCounterpart: Jacqueline to Jack.
* DistressedDamsel[=/=]DistressedDude:
** Calvin's parents in "The Return of Dr. Brainstorm", though they were asleep the whole time.
** Calvin and Hobbes themselves fit the latter in "An MTM Episode".
** Socrates. Especially in Season 5 when everything seems to get thrown at him.
* DoNotCallMePaul: '''IT'S DOCTOR BRAINSTORM!'''
** Lampshaded in "The Return of Dr. Brainstorm":
--> '''Dr. Brainstorm:''' '''DOCTOR BRAINSTORM!''' WHY CAN'T YOU PEOPLE JUST CALL ME THAT?
--> '''Calvin:''' Well, where's the humor in that?
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: Averted in "The Black Turning Funnel" and "The Falling Sky", played straight in "The Five Calvins".
* DonutMessWithACop: Referenced in "The Genius Hamster":
--> '''Klein:''' (in a standup act) Another car goes sliding into the ditch, "WE'RE GONNA NEED MORE DONUTS!"
* DoomItYourself: Implied in "The Genius Hamster":
--> '''MTM:''' And yet, this isn't half as dangerous as the time your Dad tried to fix the toaster.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom:
** [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace The Doom Satellite]] in "Thunderstorm".
** Also, Step 1 of Calvin's play in "Attack of the Vampire Babysitter" is "TV doom".
* DoorStopper: Over 700,000 words and 100 episodes (counting the {{Made-For-TV Movie}}s as one episode, though they usually have 4 to 5 chapters).
* DopeSlap: Calvin gives one to his dad in "Gasping for Air" for getting himself in trouble.
* DoubleMeaningTitle: "RIP Calvin". At first it appears that [[MyFutureSelfAndMe Future Calvin]] is dead... [[spoiler: but he's alive, albeit as a BrainInAJar. Then, later, their future selves start attacking them. Guess who's the first to die?]]
* DramaticShattering: Done with a cup of coffee when [[KillerRobot Shadow]] is freed in "Thunderstorm".
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: PlayedForLaughs with Hobbes dreaming about tornadoes in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 1".
* DrillSergeantNasty: Mother Brainstorm. She commands Sheila to "give her 20" and berates her when she finishes in a mere 27 seconds.
* DropInCharacter:
** Lampshaded in "The Night of the Living Television II":
--> '''Socrates:''' I've gotta start locking that thing.
** The very next episode also lampshaded it:
--> '''Andy:''' I wish you guys would knock before you barge into here to hide.
* DropTheHammer: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker wields one against Calvin in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
* DrowningMySorrows: In "New Year, New Disasters":
--> '''Mom:''' Come on, dear. You can drown your sorrows in the cider.
* DrunkWithPower: Hobbes gets this after realizing he has control of the house in "Tonsil Terror".
--> "It's beautiful! IT'S ALL MINE! ALL THIS STUFF IS MINE! THAT'S MINE, THIS IS MINE, IT'S ALL MINE! I HAVE COMPLETE POWER! '''''IT'S ALL MINE!'''''"
* DuctTapeForEverything: Calvin duct tapes his tent shut in "Camping on a Deserted Rock is FUN!" and "It Will Build Character", in lieu of a zipper.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: During Season 1, Calvin was a lot more immature like in the comic. By the next season, he was a bit less bashful and [[GadgeteerGenius inventive]], and by Season 4 [[spoiler:he actually becomes TheChessmaster.]]
* EdibleAmmunition: The possessed fridge attacks with this, unsurprisingly.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Brainstorm's old lab, reactivated by [[spoiler: Holographic Retro]] in "Electric Invasion".
* EliteMooks: The [[Series/DoctorWho Cybermen]] in "The Five Calvins".
* EmotionEater: Dr. Brainstorm's Fear Detector collects fear and uses it to power a fear-making machine.
* EnemyMine: Dr. Brainstorm attempts [[DefiedTrope defy]] this in "62 Percent More Evil", trapping Calvin and Hobbes in a cage so he alone can stop [[MoralityDial Evil Jack.]] It ends up getting played straight later on.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: "Home [=UnAlone=]" ends with [[ItMakesSenseInContext a recording of Calvin admitting he likes Barbie being broadcast on his school's PA system.]]
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: "That's MISTER Sherman to You!"
* EveryoneHasStandards: One of the few limits Socrates has in pranks is serious injury (as in, broken bones and such).
* EveryoneHatesMimes: From "Confessions of a Prank-Loving Tiger":
--> '''Calvin:''' WHAT IF HE'S A MURDERER! WHAT IF HE'S A WEREWOLF! WHAT IF HE'S A VAMPIRE! WHAT IF HE'S A ROBBER! WHAT IF HE'S A GOBLIN! WHAT IF HE'S A ''MIME!''
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone: "Birth of a Friendship" is a two-person variant.
* EvilLaugh: Pretty much every villain gets their fill of this at some point.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
** A fair amount of episode names, [[OverlyLongGag as this page will attest to.]]
** There are also a fair amount of in-universe examples.
* ExorcistHead: Done by [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] shortly after fully [[FaceHeelTurn face heel turning]] in "62 Percent More Evil".
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: From "Calvin's Batman Adventure":
--> '''Calvin:''' Well, [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Laughing Moron]], it's just you, me, and that weirdo over there dressed in red and black.\\
''(Calvin spins around)''\\
'''Calvin:''' Oh good grief, I forgot about her!
* EyepatchAfterTimeskip: Future Andy.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Calvin manages to do this at the end of "Our Solemn Hour".]]
* TheFaceless: Elliot.
* FacePalm: Hobbes in "62 Percent More Evil".
* FantasticComedy
* FantasyAxisOfEvil:
** Savage: Jark ("Attack of the Monsters")
** Eldritch: The poltergeist girl ("Dark Laughter") and the SuperSmoke being ("Nocturnals")
** Humanoid: Most of the Brainstorm family and their robots
** Fallen: Holographic Retro (may overlap with Humanoid as well)
** Crafty: Thunderstorm
* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Future Socrates is a jerk, along with the other future protagonists]]
* FelonyMisdemeanor:
--> Calvin had arrested three old ladies for "illegal poodle ownership", bagged four bull dogs saying that they broke the fire hydrant law of America, and turned in ten shocked people who had "illegally thrown candy wrappers into a trash can".
* FilmNoir: Happens whenever Tracer Bullet turns up.
* FirstPersonSmartass:
** Hobbes narrates like this in "The Time Pauser".
** Calvin also fits for the first part of "The Transmitter Conspiracy".
* {{Flashback}}: Lampshaded in "Thunderstorm":
--> '''Jack:''' It's a long story and [[MediumAwareness should probably be done with a flashback]]...
* FlashbackCut: How the CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure situation is revealed in "Calvin Gets Professional Help".
* FlatJoy: From "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon":
--> '''Hobbes:''' I said, Oh joy. Wonder. Uncontrollable excitement.
* FlyingBroomstick: Referenced as Calvin is attacked by a woman with a broom in "Two Loons and a Kid":
--> "OW! HEY! YEEK! HEY GET AWAY! YOU SHOULD BE ''RIDING'' THAT THING INSTEAD OF SWINGING IT!"
* FoodAsBribe: Calvin often uses this to get Hobbes to follow along with his plans.
* FoodFight: Done in "Camp Blues", and mentioned to be one tactic Calvin uses to try and get out of school in "Chaos to My Ears".
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** In "Eggs for Calvin!", the villains' brown Chevy shows up before their debut.
** One of the largest hints in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon" to the identity of the perpetrator is that [[spoiler:Hobbes always shows up right after a water balloon attack.]]
** Lampshaded in "The Return of Dr. Brainstorm":
--> '''Calvin:''' Ya know Hobbes, it's times like this [[TemptingFate that I wish that Mom and Dad would go away for at least a day!]] Gee, that little phrase built the plot up didn't it? [[NoFourthWall I get a kick out of messing with the reader's mind.]]
** There's also a pretty blatant example in "The Night of the Living Television II":
--> '''Socrates:''' ''(after finding out that two villains had teamed up)'' Who teamed up? Rupert Chill and Dr. Brainstorm?
--> '''Calvin:''' No, [[MediumAwareness we're saving that for next season.]]
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself:
** Played with in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!", as a CallBack to the original strip.
--> '''Calvin:''' Trick-or-treat!
--> '''Adult:''' Where's your costume? What are you supposed to be?
--> '''Calvin:''' I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my ironic and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!
** Also done in "New Year, New Disasters":
--> '''Calvin:''' Aren't people going to freak out when they see a robot here?
--> '''Someone at the party:''' Hey dude! Great costume!
--> '''Jack:''' Nope.
* ForScience: The reason Dr. Brainstorm lets Jack swap places with [[DistaffCounterpart Jacqueline]] in "A Day in Your Shoes".
* FreakLabAccident: Calvin's attempt to combine all his inventions ends up giving him their powers.
* FromBeyondTheFourthWall: Hobbes tries to invoke this at the end of "The Time Pauser".
* FutureLoser: Future Socrates.
* {{Futureshadowing}}: "Time Terror" shows [[spoiler: statues of Calvin, Hobbes, Socrates, Andy, and Sherman labeled "Our World's Heroes"]].
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[[folder:Tropes G - M]]
* GagDub: InUniverse - the main characters do this as a hobby. [[spoiler:It ends up becoming a ChekhovsGun in "Part Three".]]
* GainaxEnding: "Naughty Fireworks!". [[spoiler:It turns out that Calvin accidentally stopped an AlienInvasion with a firecracker. This could be considered a precursor to the series' later WorldOfWeirdness s setting.]]
* GangOfBullies: Moe leads one, introduced in "The Time Pauser".
* TheGenericGuy: Andy. This actually becomes a plot point in "New Year, New Disasters": he's upset that he hasn't had many exciting experiences.
* GenreBlind:
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Let Us Prank the Fool":
--> '''Hobbes:''' Wait a minute... There's a can of tuna fish on the sidewalk? Should I be suspicious?
--> (beat)
--> '''Hobbes:''' Nope.
** Something similar happens with the roller coaster operator in "The Genius Hamster".
* GetBackToTheFuture: "Time Terror"
** EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Hobbes' destination.
** TheMiddleAges: Andy's destination.
** TheWildWest: Socrate's destination.
** {{Zeerust}}: Sherman's destination.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** From "Eggs for Calvin!"
--> Bill started to run across the shovel, but Tom stepped on the blade, and the handle popped up and nailed Bill right in the…\\
[[GroinAttack Well, let's just say it made Calvin burst out laughing.]]
** From "Tracer Bullet in Color!":
--> '''Mimi:''' Is this some kind of bust?
--> '''Tracer:''' Yes, it's very impressive, but we'd just like to ask some questions.
** And from "Electronic Invasion":
--> '''Calvin:''' Yeah, but now he's a bit more… I dunno… stupid bland. I mean, it's like we have to reteach him everything! Sherman said that last night he tried to brush his teeth with toilet paper!
--> '''Hobbes:''' Ick. I hate to think [[AssShove what he did with his toothbrush.]]
** And from "Invasion":
--> '''Calvin:''' Where're Rowan and King Stor?
--> '''Hobbes:''' We put them in the hypercube. Figured they'd be okay.
--> '''Calvin:''' You sure?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Yeah, they found an old Cosmo magazine. [[DistractedByTheSexy They'll be busy.]]
* GilliganCut:
** From "Naughty Fireworks!":
-->'''Calvin:''' OK, Hobbes. All we have to do is buy a couple of fireworks, and then, set them off tonight. We'll say to Mom and Dad we didn't do it, and Kabaam! A wonderful 4th of July.
--> '''Fireworks seller:''' Sorry Kid, you have to be 18 or older to make a purchase.
** From "Chains":
--> '''Calvin:''' ''(trying to figure out if a ChainLetter is true to its word)'' Oh man, my problems are solved! Precious hamster will definitely know what to do!
--> '''Sherman:''' I don't know.
** And from "Pharaoh Andrew":
--> '''Calvin:''' [...] My report is an A plus guarantee.
--> (later) '''Calvin:''' D MINUS? THIS KIND OF WORK DESERVES THE PULITZER PRIZE!
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Rosalyn does this at Calvin in "Attack of the Vampire Babysitter".
* GladIThoughtOfIt: Between Jack and Sheila in "A Day in Your Shoes".
* GrapplingHookPistol: Calvin and Hobbes use these in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
* AGodAmI: From Calvin's [[NoIndoorVoice epic tirade against everything]] in "Personality Test":
--> "I SWEAR ON ALL THAT IS HOLY THAT I SHALL HAVE MY REVENGE! I WILL! I'M THE GOD! I'M THE GOD! AAAAAAHHH—"
* GoodIsNotNice: The five main characters may not be evil, but they are definitely not always nice.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: Calvin gets hit with this after finally getting rid of the tornado in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2".
* GratuitousSpanish: Calvin says "Si?" when the lady at the desk taps him on the shoulder in "Tonsil Terror".
* GreenAesop: "The Yellowstone Monster Part 2"[='=]s aesop is "never tamper with nature."
* GroinAttack: [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Rather un-subtly implied]] in "Eggs for Calvin!":
--> Bill started to run across the shovel, but Tom stepped on the blade, and the handle popped up and nailed Bill right in the…\\
Well, let's just say it made Calvin burst out laughing.
* GuinnessEpisode: "The World's Greatest Calvin"
* HallOfMirrors: Part of the Death Zone.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Home Un-Alone", "Full Moon: Full Baloney!", "The Great Halloween Heist", "RIP Calvin", "Pranking the Ghosts", and "Dark Laughter".
* HammerSpace:
** Normally justified with the [[BagOfHolding Hypercube]], but before its introduction Calvin pulls a bike out of nowhere in "Calvin Gets Professional Help".
--> '''Dr. Sam:''' [[LampshadeHanging Hey! Where'd you get that bicycle?]]
** Also lampshaded in "Calvin's Batman Adventure":
--> Calvin whipped a fan out of his pocket, don't ask me how he fit it in there, and started blowing the gas away.
* HandWave: A specialty of the LemonyNarrator.
--> Right now, you may be asking, [[FridgeLogic why on Earth isn't someone coming out of bed to investigate?]] Well, most of the people were [[LazyBum lazy bumbs]] [''[[RougeAnglesOfSatin sic]]''] around there, and others appeared to be ''really'' heavy sleepers.
* HardLight: Retro's hologram.
* HardWorkMontage: Calvin and Hobbes attempting to play several sports in "The World's Greatest Calvin".
* HarmlessFreezing: Dr. Brainstorm can even ''talk'' while frozen.
* HauntedHouse: Socrates' mansion (which has a rather gruesome backstory) is believed to be one in "Pranking the Ghosts".
* TheHedonist: [[spoiler: The main cast's [[MyFutureSelfAndMe future selves]] turn out to be this. They'll go to any lengths to find enjoyment. ''Any'' lengths.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Socrates fakes this in "Eggs for Calvin!", but Calvin sees through it.
* HereWeGoAgain: "Calvin's Batman Adventure" ends with Calvin putting on a Superman suit, [[BookEnds mirroring the opening.]]
* HeroicWannabe: Calvin becomes one in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
* HeWentThatWay: Andy tells Susie this in "The Genius Hamster" after Calvin soaks her.
* HeyThatsMyLine: Calvin says this when Robin says "Watch and learn, junior!" to him in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
* HighPressureEmotion:
** "Attack of the Vampire Babysitter" gives what is possibly the most eloquent description of this trope in action:
--> My goodness, her eyes had turned red, fangs began to grow out of her teeth, smoke bellowed out of her nose... Uh... She didn't look too happy about the state of the world.
** Calvin's mother does this in "Have You Seen This Tiger?"
** Calvin after Socrates [[ItMakesSenseInContext releases several turkeys into the streets.]]
** Dr. Brainstorm after his sister claims their mother loved her more.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Calvin ends up getting caught in his own traps in [[Film/HomeAlone "Home UnAlone"]].
** Socrates ends up falling into one of his own pranks in "An MTM Episode".
** Happens again when Calvin tricks him with the classic "Your shoelace is untied" gag, resulting in him getting done up in a net covered in peanut butter.
--> '''Sherman:''' I can't believe he fell for that.
--> '''Andy:''' It's worse. Socrates doesn't even wear shoes.
* HorribleCampingTrip:
** [[SarcasmMode "Camping on a Deserted Rock is FUN!"]] manages to be ''much'' more horrible than normal, even by Calvin and Hobbes' standards.
** "It Will Build Character" is slightly better, though it does have a mountain lion.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Referenced in this MissingTrailerScene about Halloween:
--> '''Hobbes:''' You gonna call?\\
'''Calvin:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} GHOST BUSTERS!]]\\
'''Hobbes:''' [[YouFool YOU FOOL!]] IT'S THEIR BUSIEST NIGHT!
* HumanPopsicle:
** Parodied in "Dr. [=BrainChill=]", as the protagonists are frozen for a short period of time. When they awake, Jack tries to delude them into believing they'd been frozen for hundreds of years (complete with a ShoutOut to ''Series/RedDwarf'').
** Thunderstorm was trapped in stasis for a good while. ''Twice'', in fact.
* HumiliationConga: Hobbes suffers one in "Have You Seen This Tiger?" thanks to Socrates, [[BrokenPedestal which causes the former to stop idolizing him:]]
--> Suddenly, a water balloon splashed into Hobbes' head.\\
"ACK!" Hobbes yelled.\\
It was then that Hobbes realized that Socrates hads pushed Hobbes over sending him tumbling down the hill.\\
He landed in the creek.\\
However this wasn't enough for Socrates.\\
Socrates rolled the garbage barrel over to the hill, and dumped it.\\
Over a ton of garbage colapsed onto Hobbes, just as he was climbing out of the creek.\\
Then, Socrates grabbed a barrel full of mustard, and sent it tumbling down the hill, screaming in anger.\\
It hit Hobbes, and he went tumbling back into the creek, now covered in mustard.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Hobbes dismisses the "scaredy cat" stereotype right before being startled by Jack's sudden appearance.
** Another instance is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:
--> '''Sherman:''' (on ''Film/{{Underdog}}'') I'm just not in the mood to see another movie about talking animals.
--> '''Socrates:''' Hypocrite.
* IAmNotWeasel:
** Dr. Brainstorm believes Hobbes and Socrates are robots.
** And Sheila thinks Calvin's an alien.
* IAteWhat: Hobbes bites into a "Slab 'O Scabs" in "Help Wanted", believing it to be jelly toast with raisins.
* ICantHearYou: Calvin and Hobbes have a conversation like this in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 1", but the former confesses in the second part that he was [[JustToyingWithThem just toying with the latter.]]
* IdiotBall: The protagonists, who are usually quite GenreSavvy, don't always realize that one of Calvin's inventions could completely avert a conflict. Particularly egregrious is "Nighty Shut Up!", where the solution to Calvin's insomnia is to use the Time Pauser to sleep as long as he likes. This only comes at the end of the episode, while it probably wasn't very hard to figure out at all!
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace:
** The Death Zone and the Dark Tower in "The Five Calvins".
** And the [[SpaceStation Doom Satellite]] from "Thunderstorm".
* IHaveThisFriend: Andy uses this in "Insanity is in the Air". [[WhatAnIdiot Socrates thinks he's referring to him.]]
* IHaveToWashMyHair: Rupert and Earl do this in "Dr. [=BrainChill=]".
* IKnowKungFaux: Hobbes claims to know "Tiger-Kaun-Dou" in "The Five Calvins".
* ImagineSpot: As in the original, though less prevalent here.
* IMeantToDoThat: Calvin claims this after Socrates scares him in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!"
--> "I knew it was you all along, Socrates! I was just playing along with your game."
* {{Immortality}}: Rassilion has it...
* ImmortalitySeeker: ... and John Howard Chill (not Rupert Chill!) wants it.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: The Mega-Shrinker 5000 invokes this.
* IncendiaryExponent: Hobbes ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome sets Calvin's Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs on fire]]'' in "Tonsil Terror".
* InevitableWaterfall: Encountered several times at the zoo in "Two Loons and a Kid".
* InkBlotTest: In "Calvin Gets Professional Help". All Calvin sees are TV's, {{Dracula}}, Rupert and Earl Chill, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs a Utahraptor]], and [[ItsAllAboutMe himself.]]
* InnocentBystander: Provides the page quote.
--> '''Hobbes:''' Hey, I'm just an innocent bystander [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment innocently standing by!]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: In "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon", Calvin claims that since one of the water balloons was the same color as the ones Socrates had attacked him with last week, then he must be the culprit.
* InsultBackfire: From "Have You Seen This Tiger?":
--> '''Calvin:''' You're a twisted feline!\\
'''Socrates:''' Why thank you, Calvin.
* IronicEpisodeTitle: Quite possibly the least subtle example of this trope is "Camping on a Deserted Rock is FUN!"
* IronicNurseryTune: [[spoiler:The ghost]] sings one of these in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!":
--> ''"Oh we are very happy where we are.\\
We have many things to do.\\
This song is the result of very hard work\\
Listen to the song, from very far.\\
We have eyes and ears and toes.\\
We have quite a lot of foes\\
Beware us when we are mad.\\
For what will happen will be bad.\\
We have brothers, sisters, and Mothers.\\
We have also a many Fathers.\\
Oh we are very happy where we are.\\
We have many things to do.\\
This song is the result of very hard work\\
This has been the song, from very far."''
* InsaneTrollLogic: Calvin believes ''Film/ChildsPlay'' is child-friendly because it's rated R for Rainbow.
* InsistentTerminology: The elder hawk from "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2" refuses to call tornadoes by their name, only referring to them as "cyclones". This ends up becoming a downplayed and PlayedForLaughs version of PoorCommunicationKills.
* TheInsomniac: Calvin has a brief stint as this in "Nighty Shut Up!".
* InsufferableGenius: All the characters, in their own respective ways.
* InsultToRocks: From "Electronic Invasion":
--> '''Mom:''' Calvin, I really wish you'd stop trying to sneak boxes of cereal and cookies into the cart.
--> '''Calvin:''' Mom, stop doing that! You'll offend the groceries!
* InvisibilityCloak: The MTM can make one.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Calvin does this in "The Night of the Living Television", promising to make Electro a better power strip [[spoiler:which actually ''saps'' his power instead]].
* IThinkYouBrokeHim: After Socrates [[ItMakesSenseInContext releases several turkeys into the streets]] in the ThanksgivingEpisode:
--> '''Hobbes:''' Uh... Socrates?
--> '''Socrates:''' Yes, Hobbo?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Why'd you do that?
--> '''Socrates:''' Simple: to wind him up!
--> Hobbes glanced at Calvin, [[HighPressureEmotion who was beet red and steam was leaking from his nostrils.]]
--> '''Hobbes:''' I think you did a little more than winding. I think you cranked him up.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: InUniverse example when Calvin's parents arrive home to several farm animals standing in their front yard in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2".
* ItsTheBestWhateverEver: "That was the best Easter Egg hunt ever, Hobbes!"
* ItWontTurnOff: The TV in "The Night of the Living Television".
* IWarnedYou: From [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "An MTM Episode"]]:
--> '''MTM:''' ''(referring to Sherman's project)'' Oh, don't do that. The box is too compacted. With the amount of energy you're pumping into it, it's going to burst at any second.
--> '''Sherman:''' I think I know what I'm doing. And besides, I don't take advice from media players!
--> '''MTM:''' It's going to explode on you.
--> '''Sherman:''' Shut up!
--> '''MTM:''' Very well.
--> (beat)
--> (''BLAM!'')
--> '''MTM:''' [[LampshadeHanging I suppose this would be a bad 'I told you so' moment.]]
* IWillShowYouX: From "Gasping for Air":
--> '''Dad:''' Come on, Calvin! Feel the burn!
--> '''Calvin:''' I'll give you burn!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Calvin has fleeting instances where he is actually very empathetic to others. His biggest example of this was when he came to the aide of his alien friends when their planet was invaded.
** Socrates is not totally without redemption either. He does come to the aid of his friends from time to time.
** Several characters actually apply for this.
* {{Jingle}}: Calvin quotes the UsefulNotes/McDonalds jingle in "Eggs for Calvin!"
* JustHereForGodzilla: InUniverse - Socrates only attends the fancy party in "That's MISTER Sherman to You!" for the refreshments, which he will ''not'' shut up about.
* JustifiedTrope:
--> He whipped out a metal detector.\\
Yeah, I know the egg's made of plastic, but it's also in a treasure chest, which should have some metal on it.
* JustToyingWithThem: Calvin reveals in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2" that his ICantHearYou exchange with Hobbes from Part 1 was just him toying with the latter.
* KidsAreCruel: A flashback in one episode shows that Calvin [[CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure once drove his school psychologist mad.]]
* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: This take place with ''Film/ChildsPlay'' and ''JeepersCreepers II'' in "Home [=UnAlone=]", though it takes [[EvilDoll an]] [[ThePrankster interesting]] [[EngineeredPublicConfession twist...]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: What Holographic Retro intended to do with the Calvin clone in "Electronic Invasion".]]
* KillItWithFire: The MTM's [[AttackPatternAlpha Emergency Protocol]] [[CrazyPrepared #5557490]] turns out to be a large blast of fire.
* KingOfBeasts: Hobbes and a lion named Caesar argue about this in "That's MISTER Sherman to You!". Calvin ends it by [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments beating him up and proclaiming]] ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments himself]]'' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments as king of the jungle.]]
* KitchenSinkIncluded: From "Calvin's Batman Adventure":
--> '''Hobbes:''' He has everything in there except for the Kitchen sink.\\
'''Calvin:''' Actually I have the kitchen sink in the third pocket to the left of the right glove by spike number two in category five in subcategory ten in subsubcategory thirteen in compartment six.\\
'''Hobbes:''' Where's the bathroom sink?\\
'''Calvin:''' I stuffed it in bat ear number one.
* KnockoutGas: Used by [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] on Calvin and Hobbes in "62 Percent More Evil". It comes in a deodorant can.
--> "Designed to render unconscious and keep you smelling like pine for at least two hours."
* KnowYourVines: From "Camping on a Deserted Rock is FUN!":
--> '''Mom:''' I'm not smelling anymore poison sumac!
--> '''Dad:''' I showed you ''one'' sumac plant, and ''you'' just can't let it go, can ya?
* LameRhymeDodge: From "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon":
--> '''Hobbes:''' The one millionth time you've failed a water balloon attack.\\
'''Calvin:''' What?\\
'''Hobbes:''' I said, [[NonSequitur dinosaurs lived a million years ago, but McDonald's still fail to make water balloon Big Macs.]]
* LampshadeHanging:
** [[BetterThanABareBulb Constantly.]] A notable example from "CALVIN FOR PRESIDENT!":
--> '''Calvin:''' ''(on the titular political campaign)'' I don't know about this… Maybe I shouldn't even be running in the first place! I don't even know the name of my school!
--> '''Hobbes:''' Your school has a name?
** Another one from "Hypercube":
--> '''Calvin:''' ''(after [[ItMakesSenseInContext repeatedly jumping in and out of hypercubes trying to get home]])'' Am I the only one in the world with just one hypercube?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Yes. And I thank you for it.
* LargeHam:
** The Brainstorm family, oh so much.
** Calvin also has his moments, as demonstrated here:
--> [[NoIndoorVoice "HEY, EVERYBODY! LOOK AT ME! MY NAME IS CALVIN, AND I LIVE WITH A TERRIBLE EVIL THIN MAN WITH BIG GLASSES AND LITTLE HAIR! HE'S RUNNING ME RAGGED! I'VE BEEN WORKING FOR ALL OF THREE HOURS, AND I'M ONLY SIX! I'M NOT GETTING PAID FOR THIS! THERE ARE CHILD LABOR LAWS! SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING! ALL CHILD KIDNAPPERS IN THE GENERAL AREA PLEASE KIDNAP ME NOW!"]]
** Lampshaded in "Roughin' It":
--> '''Hobbes:''' ''(doing a mosquito check)'' We're in the clear... ''supposedly.''
--> '''Calvin:''' Good boy, [[Creator/WilliamShatner Shatner.]]
* LastChanceToQuit: Calvin offers Socrates a final chance to apologize to him for his pranks in "Have You Seen This Tiger?". He refuses.
* LemonyNarrator:
** The narrator remarks "Gad! This show would be BORING if it was about Susie!" in the opening of "Calvin Gets Professional Help" ([[CaptainObvious which revolves around Susie]]).
** The narrator does this a lot. Among the more notable examples include this quip from "The Night of the Living Television II":
--> The inventions began glowing a bright yellow, combined back into one, and then split up going after our four heroes.
--> [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Sherman.]]
* LetMeGetThisStraight: In "Mission: Socrates":
--> '''Calvin:''' So let me get this straight, Socrates. We've spent this whole time wondering what you were doing, and all you were doing was obsessing over a stupid DVD?
** And from "Pharaoh Andrew":
--> '''Andy:''' OK, so let me get this straight. [[ItMakesSenseInContext You've just brought a bunch of people back from the dead and now they're after you?]]
* LetsMockTheMonsters: Happens a lot to Jark in "Attack of the Monsters".
--> '''Jark:''' I ''WILL'' DESTROY YOU! And I ''WILL'' take over the planet!
--> '''MTM:''' Did your mummy tell you that?
* LetsSplitUpGang:
** Accidentally done in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!" between Calvin and Hobbes.
** "The Great Halloween Heist" also does this.
** Calvin's [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters possessed]] inventions also do this in "The Night of the Living Television II".
** As do just Calvin and Hobbes in "Department Store Horrors".
** And the whole group does it again in "Pranking the Ghosts".
* LightningCanDoAnything: Lightning from Calvin's failed attempt to combine his inventions gives him their powers.
* LiteralCliffHanger: Dad ends up in this situation on a mountain hike in "Gasping for Air". Calvin saves him using his [[BuffySpeak box-plane thing.]]
** Both of Calvin's parents find themselves in this in "The Insane Road Trip".
* LiteralMinded: From "Trader Bullet in Color!":
--> '''Tracer:''' ''(narrating)'' ''That night, when I got home, I received a call from Mimi Dejour. She said she wanted to meet me at the club right away. Since I had no idea where the Club Right Away was, I suggested the Club Flamingo. She agreed.''
* LivingCrashpad: Calvin ends up as one for Hobbes in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon", prompting him to say this:
--> "It's my world, Hobbes! And I'll stand wherever I want! We have an entire planet, here, and you're welcome to land anywhere on it, but my head! Got it!"
* LivingMacguffin:
** Socrates [[ItMakesSenseInContext has an alien transmitter in his head that can only be activated when he says the number 98,562.]]
** "The Transmitter Conspiracy" reveals it was the revenge of Sherman after a prank involving mustard.
* LivingToys: Evil ones attack Hobbes in "Department Store Horrors".
* LongTitle: The [[ChekhovsGun 10th Anniversary Double-Length Special Edition Captain Napalm issue]] in "Hypercube".
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Andy during "Insanity is in the Air". This was really the episode where he became a real character.
* LoveTriangle: Calvin, Andy, and Maria in "Insanity is in the Air".
* LudicrousPrecision: This bit from "CALVIN FOR PRESIDENT!":
--> '''Socrates:''' "Everything is in place. Susie will be coming around that corner in 32 seconds. When she gets here, tell her you signed up, and I'll set the operation in motion."
--> (Socrates leaves)
--> '''Calvin:''' [[LampshadeHanging How did he...]]
--> '''Hobbes:''' [[JustifiedTrope He plans every prank out, mathematically.]]
--> '''Calvin:''' Oh.
* MadScientist:
** Dr. Brainstorm.
** "Mirror rorriM" shows [[SdrawkcabName Sebboh]] to be this.
* MagicMirror: One acts as a [[CoolGate gateway]] to a MirrorUniverse in "Mirror rorriM", thanks to one of Dr. Brainstorm's inventions.
* MakeMeWannaShout:
** The Scream Horn runs on this.
** Also, the "Stupendous Scream" in "Wild Movie".
** One of Brainstorm's [[RunningGag trademark shouts]] in "Thunderstorm" actually ''knocks Jack off his feet.''
** Deconstructed in "Hear My Voice", when Calvin's constant screeching results in laryngitis.
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: Calvin's plot to eliminate turkeys from Thanksgiving in "Calvin, Hobbes, and the Pilgrims" [[spoiler: ends up killing most of the Pilgrims and making ''ducks'' the holiday's bird instead.]]
* ManiacMonkeys: "Monkey See, Monkey Maim" - [[LampshadeHanging just look at the title!]]
* MassHypnosis: Most anyone who is even ''lightly'' associated with Calvin is brainwashed by Sheila in "The Alien Huntress".
* MasterCharacterHeroes:
** Calvin is something of a ''Hades the Recluse'' and ''Poseidon the Artist''.
** Socrates is both the ''Ares the Protector'' and ''Hermes the Fool''.
** Sherman is a ''Apollo the Businessman''.
* MasterSupportCharacters:
** Hobbes and the MTM are both ''The Best Friend''.
*** Hobbes and Sherman are also ''The Pessimist''(s).
* MediumAwareness: [[MediumAwareness/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries Now has its own page!]] Also notable, as it's the first work to have one.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}:
** Socrates' sign for Calvin in "CALVIN FOR PRESIDENT!":
--> SUSIE DERKINS: LOCAL STUDENT AND SPITTING CAMEL!\\
NOT THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB OF PRESIDENT!\\
VOTE FOR CALVIN!\\
WHO IS DEFINITELY NOT A CAMEL!
** And from "Let Us Prank the Fool":
--> '''The MTM:''' Mark my words, time is a great healer... unless you've got a rash, in which case you're better off with ointment.
* MilestoneCelebration: Done InUniverse in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon", as G.R.O.S.S. celebrates both its second anniversary and its millionth water balloon attack.
* MindScrew:
** The titular "Personality Test", written by [[CloudCuckoolander Socrates]], has questions like "If the world's supply of hot dogs ran low, what would you do?" and "If giant mutant canaries were emerging from the sewers, how many would have three eyes?"
** Parts of "Our Solemn Hour" have this.
** As does "Socratesland", which takes place inside Socates' mind.
** The box's error message in "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas":
--> Hi, we can't come to the foam right now. Just leave a mess, and we'll go back to sleep.
--> Disregard previous message.
--> Preparing coordinates.
--> PLEASE STAND BY.
--> three...
--> two...
--> one...
--> Two...
--> Three...
--> Seventeen...!
--> Four and Twenty Blackbirds baked in a pie.
--> WARNING! DISC FULL!
--> Drive slow, old cats
--> burp.
--> Two equals three.
--> Have a good day good day good day good day.
--> SYSTEM FAILURE!
--> SFJDIRNDEJGEJ!
--> SJDUTK!
--> FNBVKJDVVTRGGJDBFGYEBDIRB!
--> ZJHE!
--> SFJ
--> Y
* MirrorUniverse:
** "Mirror rorriM", in which [[SdrawkcabName Nilvac and Sebboh]] have to keep their parents out of trouble. They're certainly glad to get to the "normal" universe so they can be obedient and TakeOverTheWorld, respectively.
** Also taken literally, as everything is mirrored.
* MissingEpisode: "Eggs for Calvin!" was a DVD-only release before (presumably) coming to the network.
* MissingTrailerScene: One scene from an ad for a holiday DVD (with episodes from the first season) has a scene purported to be from a HalloweenEpisode, but is nowhere to be found in "Home [=UnAlone=]" or "Full Moon: Full Baloney!":
--> '''Hobbes:''' You gonna call?\\
'''Calvin:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} GHOST BUSTERS!]]\\
'''Hobbes:''' [[YouFool YOU FOOL!]] [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday IT'S THEIR BUSIEST NIGHT!]]
* MistakenForSpecialGuest: Calvin is mistaken for an elf at the North Pole in "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas!"
* MockingMusic: In "Tonsil Terror", as Hobbes tries to relax with the radio while Calvin has his operation, the [[RuleOfThree three]] songs he hears are ''[[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials So Long Old Friend]]'', ''[[Music/TheBeatles Yesterday]]'', and ''Missin' You''.
** Also inverted - when they reunite, the radio plays ''[[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials Together Again]].''
* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: A [[Mohs/WorldOfPhlebotinum 2.]]
* MoralGuardians: Discussed in "Roughin' It":
--> '''Hobbes:''' ''(after mentioning Literature/TheBible)'' And speaking of the bible-
--> '''Calvin:''' Be careful. [[MediumAwareness We've got censors.]] ''(gestures to the camera) ''
** And later, after [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Calvin details how he thinks David killed Goliath by making him walk]]:
--> "We probably ticked off ''so'' many people by saying that."
* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate: [[BlatantLies Socrates claims]] his cousin's brain was swapped with the brain of a duck. He then joined the DaffyDuck fan club and eventually wandered south.
** Calvin [[BrickJoke later swaps his and Hobbes' voices with the voice of a duck.]]
* MovieMakingMess: "Wild Movie"
* MrExposition: Calvin's alter egos in "The Five Calvins" explain the nature of the Death Zone.
* {{Mummy}}: Five of them attack the main cast in "Pharaoh Andrew".
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The doctor in "Tonsil Terror" describes tonsillitis to Calvin as if they were soldiers that had defected.
* MundaneUtility: Calvin's inventions are often used for things like chilling a soda rather than anything of economic use. This gets turned into a plot point on two separate occasions: "Time Terror" (where Sherman gets annoyed by this and tries to one-up him with his own time machine, which goes horribly wrong) and "That's MISTER Sherman to You!" (which shows that Calvin doesn't really care about mass-producing his inventions).
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: From "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2":
--> '''Calvin:''' Well. We've saved our home from total havoc.
--> '''Hobbes:''' What about everybody else?
--> '''Calvin:''' Uh... Yeah. Them too.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: The basic plot of "RIP Calvin".
* MythologyGag: A whole lot of them.
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[AngryGuardDog Spike.]]
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: Downplayed in "Eggs for Calvin!":
--> Bill started to run across the shovel, but Tom stepped on the blade, and the handle popped up and nailed Bill [[GroinAttack right in the…]]\\
[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Well, let's just say it made Calvin burst out laughing.]]
* NeverSplitTheParty: For an extremely brief time in "Pranking the Ghosts".
* NewJobEpisode: "Help Wanted", even though Calvin is far too young for a job.
* NewYearHasCome: "New Year, New Disasters"
* NewYearsResolution: "New Year, New Disasters": Calvin's is to upgrade his inventions, Hobbes' is to break the current tuna-eating record, Socrates' is to prank four million people, Sherman's is to invent something useful, and finally Andy's is to [[BreadEggsMilkSquick pay Calvin's bond should he land in jail.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Tom foils his partner Bill's getaway attempt via RakeTake in "Eggs for Calvin!"
* TheNicknamer:
** Socrates. This line from "New Year, New Disasters" sums it up best:
--> "Gang's all here! Cally! Hobbo! Ando and Vermin!" [[note]]This is the first time he called Andy "Ando" in the whole series.[[/note]]
** Calvin himself also serves as this to Franchise/{{Batman}}'s RoguesGallery.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: "Tornado Sharks", Calvin's idea for a movie.
** In that same episode ("Wild Movie"), Socrates' ideas for improving Calvin's ''Stupendous Man" movie includes adding several ninjas and martians.
* NobodyCanDie:
** [[ScriptFic Being in the vein of a children's show]], this is {{justified|Trope}}.
** [[spoiler:Surprisingly subverted with Holographic Retro.]]
** [[spoiler: And possibly Dr. Thunderstorm and Shadow at the SeriesFinale.]]
* NoFourthWall:
** Aside from all the MediumAwareness, there's "The Night of the Living Television": After Calvin leaves to test his newest invention, Hobbes turns to the audience and says:
--> "You know what's going to happen, and I know what's going to happen."
** Socrates turns to the audience to lampshade his RapidFireTyping in "Personality Test":
--> "I have 1,200 words per minute."
** After Calvin finds Hobbes curled up in the water heater in "Pranking the Ghosts":
--> ''(to audience)'' "It's amazing what you find when you just clam up."
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: "Calvin, Hobbes, and The Pilgrims": After [[ItMakesSenseInContext Socrates releases several turkeys on the streets,]] Calvin beats him to a pulp.
* NoIndoorVoice:
** The Brainstorm family. Lampshaded by Jack:
--> "I always figured you Brainstorms lost your vocal cords generations ago, and they were replaced with air horns."
** Calvin in "Personality Test", complaining about anything and everything that crosses his path for several days.
** He does it again (though slightly nuanced) in "Pharaoh Andrew".
** It comes to a head in "Hear My Voice", when, in upgrading the Scream Horn, he has to scream into it constantly. [[DeconstructedTrope It results in laryngitis.]]
* NoirEpisode: "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon" and "Tracer Bullet In Color!".
* NoodleImplements: In [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Sherman Goes to the Vet"]]:
--> '''Andy:''' "Let's see… Iodine, band-aids, gauze, bullwhip, small strait-jacket, helmet, pan, shampoo, gloves, tranquilizer, chloroform, tennis racquet, ice cubes, [[BananaPeel banana peel]], cage, snare trap, baloney, modem…"
* NoodleIncident:
** "Calvin's Batman Adventure" wasn't the first time the Book Transporter's been used - Hobbes mentions going into ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' and a [[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]] book.
** "Camp Blues" references a "soda can incident".
** And "Chaos to My Ears" does likewise for a "peanut butter incident".
** This bit from "The Alien Huntress" certainly implies something:
--> '''Sheila:''' Now what are you doing? You aren't abandoning me like you did in 1987, ''ARE YOU?''
** Calvin apparently trampled Roselyn's mom's garden in "Chains".
* NonSequiturThud:
** Inverted in "Tonsil Terror" - Socrates screams "TWO PICKLES ATE A CHEESE SANDWICH IN FRANCE!" as he wakes up.
** Played straight when Calvin and Hobbes crash their sled in "Hypercube":
--> '''Hobbes:''' How much cluck could a good duck cluck if a good duck could cluck good?
--> '''Calvin:''' Darkness? It is I, VideoGame/PajamaSam! I have come to vanquish you!
* NoseNuggets: One of Calvin's jack-o-lanterns in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!" is picking its nose.
* NoSympathy: Socrates, who merely groans when Hobbes starts bawling his eyes out in "Tonsil Terror". Though there is this excerpt:
--> Socrates sighed and glanced at the lifeless Calvin lying on the table.\\
[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold And although he'd never admit it, he felt like crying himself.]]
* NotMeThisTime: The water balloon attacks in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon" were ''not'' done by Calvin, and he spends the whole episode trying to figure out who did it.
* NotSoAboveItAll:
** Andy goes pretty bonkers in "Insanity is In The Air".
** Sherman attempts to keep a rabbit he names "Mr. Wiggles" in "Let Us Prank The Fool".
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Outright quoted by Holographic Retro in "The Genius Hamster".
* NumberedSequels:
** "The Night of the Living Television II" and more subtly "Part Three".
** "Mirror rorriM Two".
** InUniverse, there's "Tornado Sharks 2: I Think Things Just Got A Little More Windy".
* ObviouslyEvil: Dr. Brainstorm. His appearance and name are suspicious, people routinely witness him and/or Jack exiting his hidden lair, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he always shouts.]]
* OddCouple: Most of the characters fit this: Calvin and Hobbes, Andy and Sherman, even Dr Brainstorm and Jack become this when they're not out to rule the world.
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Parodied; the InUniverse sequel to ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' has the subtitle "''Electric Boogaloo''".
* OffscreenTeleportation: Socrates somehow gets to his room before his elevator opens.
--> [[HandWave "I have a super fast elevator."]]
* OhCrap: Dr. Brainstorm [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness and Jack]] upon getting a recording from [[ChaoticEvil Thunderstorm.]]
* OldDarkHouse: Dr. Brainstorm attempts to scare Calvin and co. with one in "The Great Halloween Heist".
* OnlySaneMan: Usually Andy and Jack.
* OnlyOneName: Most everyone - the few aversions are Sherman J. Hamster, [[ShoutOut Jack]] [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 T. Robot]], Susie Derkins, and the Brainstorm family (sans Thunderstorm).
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** Dad actually tries ''not'' to get Calvin in band class in "Chaos to My Ears".
** Lampshaded in "Sherman Goes to the Vet":
--> '''Sherman:''' GAH! NO! I AIN'T GOING TO NO DOCTOR!
--> '''Andy:''' Hmm, your dialect is crumbling. You're nervous alright.
** After meeting [[MyFutureSelfAndMe the main cast's future selves]] in "RIP Calvin", Sherman actually ''hugs'' Calvin.
** Dr. Brainstorm and Sheila drop their NoIndoorVoice act when confronted by [[DrillSergeantNasty their mother.]]
** From "Electronic Invasion":
--> '''Socrates:''' It's Andy and Sherman. I'm at their house right now. They're just sitting at the TV doing nothing!
--> '''Hobbes:''' Isn't that what Andy usually does?
--> '''Socrates:''' Yes, but this time, there's no video game! And Sherman hasn't insulted me in over fifteen minutes! I'm beginning to worry!
--> '''Hobbes:''' You show worry for somebody else? Goodness, Socrates! This must be serious!
** Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in "Robot's Day Out": after Jack abruptly stands upright and leaves, Dr. Brainstorm asks [[ContinuityNod if he's]] [[MoralityDial turned evil]] [[ContinuityNod again.]]
** See OhCrap for [[OverlyLongGag yet another example]] with Jack.
** Hobbes is the first one to pick up a weapon during the climax of "Thunderstorm". Needless to say, [[TookALevelInBadass it's on.]]
** Dr. Brainstorm in particular has a lot of moments where he's serious and driven. It disturbs the other characters quite a bit.
* OpenSaysMe:
** Calvin tries to do this in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!" and "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon". [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't work.]]
** Calvin's mom has more success with Calvin's room's door in "Robot's Day Out".
* OperationBlank: Operation Spy on the Slimy Girl.
* OriginalCharacter: Loads of them.
* OriginsEpisode: "Confessions of a Prank-Loving Tiger" shows how Socrates came to meet Calvin and Hobbes.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Subverted in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!", where one turns out to be Hobbes. [[spoiler:Double subverted when the singing, floating ghost shows up.]]
* OurTimeMachineIsDifferent: Calvin's is still a cardboard box; Sherman's is made from a ''washing machine.''
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Socrates spends a good portion of "Have You Seen This Tiger?" very angry. Swing123 admits this in the opening of Chapter 5, promising not to do it again.
* OutsideRide: Hobbes briefly rides the Derkins' car into a ditch in "The Night of the Living Television".
* OverlyLongGag:
** The ICantHearYou exchange in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 1".
--> '''Calvin:''' I'M GOING INTO THE HOUSE! AND IF YOU WANT TO STAY HERE, AND BABBLE LIKE A MORON ABOUT [[ItMakesSenseInContext POURING MICE INTO A POWER BOX]], BE MY GUEST!
** Sheila hypnotizing people in "The Alien Huntress". This is lampshaded:
--> "OKAY! DOES ANYONE ELSE WANNA TRY AND STOP ME? BECAUSE THIS IS GETTING ''REALLY'' OLD!"
** The first VisualPun in "Tracer Bullet in Color!". See below for more details.
** And Klein's MotorMouth moment, noted above.
** And ''another'' Klein's stating the rules of the theater in "Attack of the Monsters".
* OverlyLongScream: Calvin does one in "Tonsil Terror" despite having tonsillitis.
* ParanoiaFuel:
** InUniverse, Calvin insists that Hobbes go up to his room before he reveals the Time Pauser in its eponymous episode, and even when they're there he barricades the door and checks for people listening.
** Also, Hobbes is unsettled by the fact that Socrates has a security camera in his room (which he later disposes of) in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon".
* ParentalBonus: Calvin's rant against having kids in "Two Loons and a Kid" is more or less incomprehensible to anyone in the ([[ScriptFic proposed]]) target demographic.
* ParentalNeglect: Falsely declared to be the cause of Calvin's MrImagination tendencies in "Calvin Gets Professional Help".
* ParrotExposition: Done in "Calvin's Batman Adventure". "Itwasawhat?"
* PassThePopcorn:
** Hobbes does this at the end of "Camp Blues".
** Also invoked by him in "Insanity is in the Air":
--> "Hello? Socrates? Meet me down at the park. And bring popcorn."
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "The Night of the Living Television" gives us "hypnopotomize".
* PerpetualSmiler: Calvin becomes one [[SubvertedTrope for a while]] in "The Time Pauser".
* PersonAsVerb: PlayedWith in "Calvin Gets Professional Help": Dr. Sam describes Calvin as "Calvinish" (an adjective).
* PerversePuppet: Socrates tricks Calvin into believing this is true in "Home [=UnAlone=]".
* {{Pilot}}: "Birth of a Friendship", an adaptation of the first two strips of the comic.
* {{Poker}}:
** Played by the heroes in "The Night of the Living Television II", with various items. [[spoiler: The winnings [[ChekhovsGun become important later on.]]]]
** Andy tells [[ItMakesSenseInContext some mummies to play poker for five years straight]] in order to get rid of them in "Pharaoh Andrew".
* PoorCommunicationKills: PlayedForLaughs in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2", where Wallace refuses to call "cyclones" by anything but that.
* [[PortalBook Portal Comic Book]]: The Book Transporter, used in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: Jack and Dr. Brainstorm use one in "The Great Halloween Heist".
* PowerFist:
** [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] seems to have an [[ShockAndAwe electrically-charged]] one.
** Shadow has ''[[DualWielding two]]'' - they have [[FrickinLaserBeams laser cannons]] that can [[KillItWithFire shoot fire.]]
* ThePrankster: Socrates.
* PrecisionFStrike: Downplayed quite a bit in "Dr. Brain Chill":
--> '''"DOCTER FREAKIN' BRAINSTORM!"'''
* PrehensileTail: In "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon", Calvin demands to see Hobbes' tail for this reason - [[spoiler:he's hiding a water balloon with it.]]
* PreviouslyOn: "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2", "The Night of the Living Television II" and "SHEILA'S BACK!"
* ProductPlacement: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the trailer for the second season:
--> '''Narrator:''' A season of... product placement?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Who's up for the ''WhatAboutBob'' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment movie!]]
--> '''Calvin and Socrates:''' I AM!
* ProtagonistAndFriends: Referenced in "A Day in Your Shoes" - Jaqueline notes that [[MediumAwareness if the show gets any more Brainstorm-centered]], it would have to be renamed "Dr. Brainstorm and Friends".
* PunchClockVillain: Jack, who regularly chats with the heroes and doesn't really care much for Dr. Brainstorm's schemes.
* PunBasedTitle: "Alien Nation".
* PuppyDogEyes: Calvin and Hobbes pull these out on Andy and Socrates in "Two Loons and a Kid". Sherman is unaffected.
* PyramidPower: "Pharaoh Andrew" has the gang going to the Pyramids of Giza for Calvin's school report. They end up having to fight off some [[{{Mummy}} mummies]].
* QuipToBlack: "Another day, another dollar."[[labelnote:*]]from "Help Wanted"[[/labelnote]]
* RaceAgainstTheClock:
** "Eggs for Calvin": Hobbes and Socrates have Calvin find five eggs hidden throughout town in an hour or else he gets pranked. [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext He ends up getting two crooks arresting trying to win.]]]]
** "Our Solemn Hour": Holographic Retro sets up an extremely hazardous maze that Calvin and Hobbes must escape from within an hour, or else they'll be crushed by the ceiling. [[spoiler: They just barely make it, and then Calvin and Retro have their showdown...]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The main characters. This is remarked upon in "Two Loons and a Kid" (the first appearance of Andy and Sherman in the series):
--> And the five sort-of friends went upstairs.\\
It's a weird friendship they all have.\\
But they have it.
* RakeTake: Tom accidentally does this to his partner Bill in "Eggs for Calvin!". It's [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar heavily implied]] it was a GroinAttack.
* RapidFireTyping: Lampshaded by Socrates [[NoFourthWall to the audience]]:
--> "I have 1,200 words per minute."
* RedEyesTakeWarning:
** Parodied in "Mirror rroriM": [[SdrawkcabName Nilvac and Sebboh]]'s eyes are red because they got soap in them while showering.
--> '''Sebboh:''' It's still burning.
** Played straight with Electro and Jack's [[MoralityDial evil form]] in "62 Percent More Evil".
* RedOniBlueOni: Dr. Brainstorm and Jack, respectively.
* ReadTheFreakingManual:
** Almost used by name on two separate occasions in "Super Calvin".
--> "He/I should have read the manul [''[[RougeAnglesOfSatin sic]]'']."
** This also sets up a BrickJoke: after Calvin stops making the machine that sets up the plot, Dr. Brainstorm barges in:
--> "Alright, Calvin! I've gone over that manul [''[[RougeAnglesOfSatin sic]]''], and now I'm all ready for you and your precious little powers! GIVE ME YOUR WORST!"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** From "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon":
--> '''Calvin:''' IT…WAS…YOU! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU! MY OWN BEST FRIEND WENT AND GOT ME FRAMED! YOU TRAITOR! BENEDICT HOBBES! I'LL NEVER SPEAK TO YOU AGAIN!\\
'''Hobbes:''' Uh…Calvin?\\
'''Calvin:''' HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME! I WELCOME YOU INTO MY HOME! I LET YOU EAT MY TUNA! I LET YOU POUNCE ME AND ATTACK ME! I LET YOU BE FRIENDS WITH SOCRATES! I EVEN LET YOU BE PRESIDENT OF G.R.O.S.S! AND YET…YOU DO THIS! YOU'RE LUCKY I DON'T THROW YOU OUT ON YOUR FURRY BUTT ON THE SIDEWALK FOR THIS!\\
'''Hobbes:''' Okay, calm down.\\
'''Calvin:''' YOU KNOW WHAT? EVER SINCE I LET YOU INTO MY HOUSE, YOU'VE GIVEN ME NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! I USED TO HAVE A NORMAL LIFE! BUT NOW MY LIFE IS COMPLETELY TOPSY-TURVY, FILLED WITH POUNCES, FIGHTS, CUTS AND BETRAYALS!\\
'''Hobbes:''' Take it easy.\\
'''Calvin:''' BUT THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE! YOU DELIBERATLY TRIED TO GET ME INTO TROUBLE! I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND! BUT I WAS WRONG! YOU'VE CROSSED THE LINE, STRIPES! YOU LEAVE ME NO CHOICE, HOBBES! I AM GOING TO TEACH YOU A LESSON YOU'LL NEVER REMEMBER: NEVER BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU!
** Near the end of "Thunderstorm", Hobbes mocks the recently deceased MTM as being useless, and Calvin replies as follows:
--> "All MTM ever did was try to help us. He always fired [[FrickinLaserBeams his lasers]] on time, and he always tried to lighten the mood. And what did you do during all those adventures? [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere You were always running off. You were always hiding. You never helped us.]] [[ContinuityNod What happened when we were attacked by a monster under my bed? You ran off. What happened when Socrates and I were attacked by a mountain lion? You ignored us. What happened when we were all trapped by that ghost? You deserted us. What happened when Socrates was lost and cornered by two bears? You feigned injury and made me do all the work,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking AND I DON'T EVEN LIKE SOCRATES!]] YOU STAND HERE COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW USELESS MY INVENTIONS ARE, WHEN IN REALITY, ''[[{{Hypocrite}} YOU'RE THE USELESS ONE!]] I DON'T KNOW WHY I BOTHER WITH YOU! '''[[CallBack I SHOULD'VE KICKED YOU OUT ON SORRY FURRY BUTT YEARS AGO!]]'''''"
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Calvin uses his potentially world-changing inventions for things like duplicating a pizza.
* RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: Hobbes does this in "Personality Test" when on the phone with Socrates.
* RepeatWhatYouJustSaid:
** Calvin does this when trying to get rid of the doll in "Home [=UnAlone=]".
** From "Personality Test":
--> '''Andy:''' (describing all the times Socrates has been injured) Well, let's see. Your voice has been switched into that of a duck's, you've been electrocuted by the MTM, you've been trapped in the hypercube, a transmitter has been inserted into you, you've been ejected into the clou...
--> '''Socrates:''' Wait a minute, what was that last one?
--> '''Andy:''' Uhhh... electrocuted by the MTM?
* ResetButton: Time Vortexes tend to act this way. [[spoiler:It becomes significantly more impressive in "Invasion".]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: "Alien Nation": Calvin's surprise return. Socrates faints!]]
* {{Revenge}}: Calvin's primary motive for the first part of "Have You Seen This Tiger?".
* ReversePsychology:
** Dr. Brainstorm's Servant Ray only works when told to do the ''opposite'' of what he wants it to do.
** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a completely unrelated incident in "Electronic Invasion":
--> '''Calvin:''' (after a SelfDestructMechanism fails to go off) So there you have it. If Brainstorm wanted the place to blow up, it wouldn't blow up. If he didn't want it to blow up, it would blow up. It's called "Brainstorm psychology".
* RhymesOnADime: Lampshaded in "Confessions of a Prank-Loving Tiger":
--> Calvin scrambled up the stairs and dove into a door on the top floor.\\
Hey, that rhymes! Door. Floor.\\
Heh, heh. Maybe I could write a poem for my next story.
* RiddleMeThis: Calvin finds himself on a very large easter egg hunt in "Eggs for Calvin!", and each egg contains a clue as to where the next one is hidden.
* RingRingCRUNCH: Hobbes does this with a doorbell in "Electronic Invasion".
* RoadsideWave: Susie gets this in "Chains" after destroying the chain letter.
* RoadTripEpisode: "The Insane Road Trip" is a Type 1a.
* RoguesGallery: Calvin himself has one, and when he goes into a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic it's lampshaded:
--> '''Hobbes:''' Gosh, Batman certainty has quite a collection of unrealistic villains.\\
'''Calvin:''' Yeah I know! Did that Bob Kane guy come up with a great idea, or what?
* RoofHopping:
** Lampshaded by Calvin:
--> "Come! Let us [[RuleOfDrama dramatically]] jump from building to building!"
** Further lampshaded by Hobbes:
--> "Your mom's not going to like the idea of you jumping across buildings like this."
* RoundRobin: Swing123 and garfieldodie take turns writing the TV movies.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin:
** Pops up occasionally.
** This is actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in "Attack of the Monsters":
--> '''Calvin:''' Yeah right, and we've been getting "your" and "you're" switched [[MediumAwareness on this show]] all the time as well. [[note]]Yes, that was a re-occurring problem.[[/note]]
* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: Downplayed and PlayedForLaughs: Most of Socrates' pranks come off as this, usually targeting [[TheChewToy Calvin.]]
* RuleOfThree: Susie getting splashed by a mud puddle ([[MindScrew even when there wasn't even one]]) in "Chains".
* RummageFail: In "Calvin's Batman Adventure", Calvin attempts to save Hobbes from Killer Croc, but he ends up in this situation with his utility belt.
* RunningGag:
** Hobbes [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away from danger.]]
** Everyone calling Dr. Brainstorm [[DoNotCallMePaul "Frank".]]
** Hobbes calling Sherman "Vermin".
** Every time something odd happens, the same guy will always witness it and comment "Mm-hmm".
** Calvin dressing himself by climbing inside the top drawer of his dresser, going down, and emerging from the bottom drawer fully clothed.
** In Season 1, Calvin and Hobbes would often argue about some minuscule thing that Calvin had done (possible padding, or a {{homage}} to ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'', which had a similar running gag). [[RunningGagged This didn't return in the second season.]]
* RunningGagged: See above.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tropes S - Z]]
* SavingChristmas: The "Vising the North Pole" variation occurs in "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas!".
* SayMyName:
** PlayedForLaughs with [[DoNotCallMePaul Frank]] Brainstorm's CatchPhrase.
--> "'''IT'S DOCTOR BRAINSTORM!'''"
** In "Thunderstorm", one of these manages to ''[[MakeMeWannaShout knock Jack off his feet.]]''
** In a non-Brainstorm example, Calvin screams "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBEESSSS!" when he figures out that [[spoiler:he's the culprit]] in "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon".
* TheScream: Hobbes when he first learns he's going to be watching Sherman in "The Genius Hamster".
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: A RunningGag with Hobbes.
* ScriptFic: It doesn't use script styling, but it certainly fits the bill otherwise.
* SdrawkcabName: Nilvac and Sebboh, from the MirrorUniverse in "Mirror rorriM".
* SeasonFinale: "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon", "The Alien Huntress", "Thunderstorm", and "Our Solemn Hour".
* SelfDeprecation: Creator/{{garfieldodie}}'s notes for "Temporal Delay" start with "Ooh, look! [[ScheduleSlip An update that didn't take an entire year to be put up!"]]
* SelfDestructMechanism: Dr. Brainstorm's [[ElaborateUndergroundBase old lab]] has one, activated by Holographic Retro. [[spoiler: [[AntiClimax It doesn't work, due to Brainstorm's inept programming.]]]]
* SequelSeries: The series follows up on both [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes the original strip]] and Creator/{{Swing 123}} and Creator/{{garfieldodie}}'s other fics.
* SerialEscalation: Season One ends with Calvin [[ClearMyName in a whodunnit-type episode.]] Season Two ends with a StupidEvil woman ''[[ChainsawGood trying to cut his head off with a chainsaw.]]''
* SeriesContinuityError: Calvin's phone number was shown in [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS1E1BirthOfAFriendship "Birth of a Friendship"]] to be [[FiveFiveFive 555]]-7186. [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS1E6HelpWanted Five episodes later,]] it's 555-6846.
* SeriousBusiness: Hacking into Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s main computer and replacing their schedule for the day with ''Calvin'' episodes is this for Socrates. To be fair, it ''is'' relatively serious.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong:
** Calvin ends up doing this to ''himself'' in "Calvin, Hobbes, and The Pilgrims".
** ''Hobbes'', of all people, uses the time machine to stop Calvin from attempting to combine his inventions [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext and eventually kill himself]]]] in "Super Calvin".
* SequelEscalation: "The Night of the Living Television II" has much more action than its predecessor.
* ShaggySearchTechnique: Socrates leans on a stray block in a pyramid and triggers a secret door in "Pharaoh Andrew".
* ShockAndAwe:
** Electro (who takes over Calvin's TV in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Night of The Living Television"]] and its sequel.
** Calvin himself uses [[ChekhovsGag some lightning stored earlier in the MTM]] to shock Socrates at the end of "The Sky Is Falling".
** And the MTM itself, as well as some toys [[LivingToys it unknowingly brought to life]] use it as well.]]
** [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] seems to have an electrically-charged [[PowerFist fist.]]
** The [[CreepyMonotone clones]] also use this.
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries Has its own page.]]
* ShownTheirWork: "Have You Seen This Tiger?" shows that holding a cat by the scruff of their neck will calm them, something that is true.
* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Type 2.
* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Level 1 - there aren't any female main characters, and few supporting ones.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism:
** Nudged a bit closer to cynicism than the original strip, what with all the snarkers and {{jerkass}}es[=,=] though most villains are harmless. CerebusSyndrome nudges it a bit more, [[spoiler:and Holographic Retro's death outright ''bumps'' it.]] It's still relatively idealistic, just less so.
** Episodes like "Thunderstorm" and "Dark Laughter" fit the cynical end much easier, though, and "Black Rain" delves into horror story levels with the addition of [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] and [[spoiler:the ambiguous death of two recurring villains]].
* SlobsVersusSnobs: Sherman fears this in "That's MISTER Sherman to You!".
* SmokeOut: How Calvin escapes from the two hawks in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 2"
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Jack.
* SongFic: Occasionally.
* SpaceStation: [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom The Doom Satellite]] from "Thunderstorm".
* SpecialEditionTitle:
** "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas!" has a new theme song, written [[{{Plagiarism}} much like]] the one for ''WesternAnimation/ChristmasWho''.
** "Dr. [=BrainChill=]" has them overlaid on various shots of space.
** "Tracer Bullet in Color!" also has them, styled after a film noir show.
** As does "Pranking the Ghosts", which gives some grim backstory to Socrates' mansion.
** "The Five Calvins" has a rather [[MindScrew mind-screwy]] one, involving the Creator/PeterDavison-era ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme.
** "Thunderstorm" uses TheTeaser.
* SpoofAesop: "Attack of the Vampire Babysitter" has Calvin declaring that though he may be locked up in his room, he still lives on, [[ItsAllAboutMe which is good.]]
* {{Spoonerism}}: Done twice in "Home [=UnAlone=]" and "Attack of the Vampire Babysitter", and both times it sets off a long argument between Calvin and Hobbes.
--> "We're dealing with greater horses, Fobbes!"
--> "She may have locked up our hodies Bobbes, but she can't lock up our soul!"
* SpotOfTea: Briefly mentioned by [[CreepyMonotone the Socrates clone]] in "Electronic Invasion".
** Sherman has one with a rabbit in "Let Us Prank The Fool".
* SpySatellites: Downplayed: Calvin seems to be trying to make his camera into one in "The Photo Man".
* SpySpeak: Calvin and Hobbes during Operation Spy on the Slimy Girl.
* StableTimeLoop: Calvin defies this when Hobbes tries to do something that'll start one, telling him the consequences:
--> "If you do that, then you'll have to relive everything that happened after that. Then when we go back in time, you'll rope ugly again, [[AndIMustScream and we might make time stuck on that one event forever!]]"
* StaringContest: Socrates has one with [[CreepyMonotone the Andy clone]] in "Electronic Invasion". Because the clone doesn't blink, he loses.
* StaticElectricity: Briefly mentioned by [[LemonyNarrator the narrator]] as a possible reason to Calvin's AnimeHair.
** It's also used to defeat Retro and Electro in "The Night of the Living Television II".
* StealthPun: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Klein Calvin & Klein]], [[FridgeBrilliance anyone?]]
* TheStoic: Jack is almost ''always'' calm. ''Always.''
* StuffBlowingUp: Dr. Brainstorm's inventions do this a lot.
** Also, the Control Orb from "62 Percent More Evil". Anything inside it that's discarded will blow up.
* SuckySchool: Calvin imagines a school with Susie as class president as this.
--> "She'd keep us there all day and all night! We'd have to sleep in sleeping bags on the classroom floor, and be waken up by a [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] at three in the morning to do laps around the school! She'd have us wear horrible itchy uniforms and ban recess! Homework would double! No, ''TRIPLE!''"
* SummerCampy: Camp Pine, the titular place from "Camp Blues" (which was formerly featured in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3608438/1/Calvin_and_Hobbes_The_Movie_REWRITTEN an earlier C&H fic by the same author]]).
* SunglassesAtNight: Elliot wears his sunglasses ''in his own house,'' which the narrator lampshades.
* SuperheroEpisode: "Super Calvin"
* SuperWeight:
** Type -1: Most of the comic strip characters, Rupert and Earl's crew.
** Type 0: Andy, Sherman, the Brainstorms and their robots.
** Type 1: Calvin, Hobbes, Socrates, Dr. Brainstorm (occasionally), Holographic Retro.
** Type 3: The MTM, Super Calvin.
** Type 4: Electro.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: From "The Alien Huntress":
--> '''Radio Shack employee:''' Welcome to Radio Shack. How may I help you?
--> '''Sheila:''' SPY EQUIPMENT! IT'S FOR MY SON'S BIRTHDAY! NOT FOR ME! MY SON! [[BlatantLies NOTHING SUSPICIOUS ABOUT BUYING SPY STUFF!]]
* SwappedRoles: "A Day in Your Shoes" for Jack and Jaqueline.
* SwissArmyAppendage: [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] has these.
* TalkingApplianceSidekick: By Season Three, the MTM, which is made from a CD player.
* TalkingInYourSleep: Socrates does this in "It Will Build Character". It's filled with {{Shout Out}}s and ''weirds a nearby mountain lion out.''
* TakeOverTheWorld: The ultimate goal of [[MadScientist Dr. Brainstorm.]]
* TakeThat: In "Home [=UnAlone=]", Hobbes [[spoiler:(actually Socrates)]] expresses dislike for ''Film/JeepersCreepers II''.
** Among the scary things Calvin is shown in "The Return of Dr. Brainstorm" include [[WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer Dora.]]
** "Wild Movie" starts with Calvin being disgusted by the mere prospect of a sequel to Film/TheIncredibleHulk.
** When terrifying Sherman in "Sherman Goes to the Vet":
--> '''Hobbes:''' The vet shall attack you, young Vermin! Be afraid! Be very afraid! Think of [[Film/BatmanAndRobin that 1997 Batman movie with]] Creator/GeorgeClooney! Terrifying! Not terrifying entertainment! Just terrifying!
** Calvin spends part of "Hypercube" complaining about the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Film/ThePhantomMenace pre]][[Film/AttackOfTheClones quel]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith trilogy]].
--> "Alternative title: Star Wars III: ''A Trip to the Dentist''."
** After encountering [[CreepyMonotone the clones]] in "Electronic Invasion":
--> '''Hobbes:''' Are you all going to become Ben Stine stand-ins?
** From Klein's [[OverlyLongGag long speech]] in "Attack of the Monsters":
--> "...no pagers, no iPods, no iPhones, no iTunes, no PDA, no laptops, digital cameras, no video cameras, no mini-DVD's… In fact, no technology that essentially does the exact same thing, but Apple says are each incredibly different in a scheme to make money."
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: With both of them fighting over a lake of molten lava in an alternate dimension, Calvin and Holographic Retro manage to do this to ''each other'' as they both go over the edge, ending Season 4 on a {{cliffhanger}}.]]
* TheTeaser: "Thunderstorm"
* {{Technopath}}: Electro.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Both Jack and the MTM have one.
* TemptingFate: Dad says there won't be a landslide in one episode. It shouldn't need to be said what happens afterwards.
* ThanksgivingEpisode: "Calvin, Hobbes, and The Pilgrims" revolves around Calvin trying to eliminate turkeys from Thanksgiving. [[HilarityEnsues It doesn't go well.]]
* ThereWasADoor: Attempted by Calvin in "Full Moon: Full Baloney!". It doesn't work.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: InUniverse - Calvin thinks Batman stopped being good when Robin's identity was changed.
* ThingOMatic: The Defeat-O-Matic from "A Day in Your Shoes".
* TimeCompressionMontage: Lampshaded in "Camp Blues".
--> '''Narration:''' Let's just have a nice little montage showing what happened during the week with music playing, shall we?
* TimeForPlanB: Holographic Retro pulls this in "Electronic Invasion".
** Calvin's done it several times earlier in the series.
* TimeStandsStill: "The Time Pauser" deals with the titular invention and [[HilarityEnsues the fun that comes with it.]]
* TimeTravel: Used regularly.
* TitledAfterTheSong: [[Music/WithinTemptation "Our Solemn Hour".]]
* TitleDrop:
** "The Black Turning Funnel" has one each in its two parts, from the narrator and Hobbes respectively:
--> "There seemed to be [a] black turning funnel swirling across the landscape."
--> "I was just thinking. Remember that dream I had this morning? It was about a funnel, remember? We actually saw and fought against a funnel! A Black Turning Funnel!"
** From the end of "Two Loons and a Kid":
--> It was truly a magnificent day for the two loons and the kid.
** "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon":
--> '''Calvin:''' Huh. I could have sworn we were on a very important mission...\\
'''Hobbes:''' I'm drawing a blank.\\
'''Calvin:''' NOW I remember! We were on The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon.
** "Mission: Socrates":
--> '''Calvin:''' Come on guys! Mission: Socrates is now in effect!
* TitleTheAdaptation
* ToiletHumour: One of Calvin's nicknames for Batman is "Guano-man".
* TooDumbToLive: From "Tracer Bullet in Color!"
--> '''Tiger Eye:''' Everyone get back! You're all in danger! Run to safety!
--> ''(The crowd moves into the street, where they're immediately hit by a truck)''
* TookALevelInBadass: Calvin gets a lot more serious during the fourth season. [[spoiler: His manipulating of the titular "Invasion" is a little eerie to behold.]]
** It gets even more impressive during the Season Five premiere, where he [[spoiler: manages to orchestrate events so that Rupert Chill will become trapped in his human disguise for the police to find, mistaking him for an escaped convict.]]
* TheTonsillitisEpisode: "Tonsil Terror"
* TotemPoleTrench: Double subverted in "Naughty Fireworks!": Upon a tall man in a suit walking up to the fireworks stand, the worker recognizes him as Calvin and snatches his hat... revealing [[OhCrap a very angry man's face.]] Later, ''another'' tall man in a suit comes up, and the worker exposes the head as a stuffed tiger.
** Played straight when Calvin uses a singular variant using stilts to get on an amusement park ride in "The Genius Hamster".
*** He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it shortly afterwards:
--> "That was easy. Those kids on TV should try stuff like that instead of those silly growth machines and potions."
* ToTheTuneOf: The opening theme starts with a homage to the intro of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' (quoted at the top of the article), then segues into the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' theme.
** Likewise, the SpecialEditionTitle for the ChristmasEpisode is inspired by the latter show's [[WesternAnimation/ChristmasWho first christmas special.]]
* ToughRoom: Averted with Klein's standup act in "The Genius Hamster": the audience is quite amused by him.
* TractorBeam: Brainstorm uses one to capture Calvin and Hobbes in "The Yellowstone Monster Part 1".
* [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite Drink]]: Soda and lemonade for Jack and [[DistaffCounterpart Jacqueline.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer for "Super Calvin" spoils [[spoiler: the DeadlyUpgrade nature of Calvin's powers.]]
* TransformationRay: The Transmogrifier Gun.
* {{Trapdoor}}: Andy and Sherman fall in one in "Pharaoh Andrew".
* TrappedInTVLand: The Movie Transporter invokes this.
** A [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters possessed]] TV ''[[LiteralMinded literally]]'' does this to Hobbes.
* TravelMontage: "The Insane Road Trip Part 1" has this, [[SongFic set to]] "Life is A Highway".
* TrialBalloonQuestion: From "Chains":
--> '''Calvin:''' Andy, quick! If you got a chain letter mailed to you saying you were going die a horrible death if you didn't forward it, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
--> (beat)
--> '''Andy:''' Uuuuuh..
--> '''Calvin:''' Hypothetically, of course!
* TrojanHorse: Dr. Brainstorm suggests doing it in "Thunderstorm". Lampshaded by Jack.
* {{Trope 2000}}: The Mega-Shrinker 5000 (briefly upgraded to 6000 in "Attack of the Monsters").
* {{Troperiffic}}: The fic uses a ''lot''' of tropes from several genres: [[{{Adventure}} adventure]], [[ScienceFiction science fiction]], the occasional [[FilmNoir film noir]]...
* TropeyComeHome: "Have You Seen This Tiger?" (Socrates, not Hobbes)
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Calvin's inventions in "The Night of The Living Television" by way of [[{{Technopath}} Electro.]] This is taken UpToEleven in its sequel.
** And Jack in "62 Percent More Evil", by way of MoralityDial.
* TVGenius: Sherman.
* {{Understatement}}: From "Mission: Socrates":
--> '''MTM:''' (after Socrates' [[OverlyLongGag overly long]] security measures go off) I think we could classify this as mildly curious.
** From "Attack of the Monsters":
--> '''MTM:''' The Mega-Shrinker 6000 malfunctioned and opened a hole in the universe, causing a monster from under his bed to escape, destroy his room and take off to find him. How's that then?
--> (beat)
--> '''Andy:''' Hmmm... Yeah, I guess that qualifies as being bad.
* TwitchyEye: A common reaction to various things.
* TwoPartEpisode: Too many to list.
* UpperClassTwit: Socrates.
* UnfortunateNames: Calvin thinks this of Brainstorm.
* UnsoundEffect: "Socrates Squared" has '''UN-BOINK!''' for the Duplicator's effects being reversed.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: While house-sitting for Calvin in "The Insane Road Trip", Socrates, Andy, and Sherman are visited by Dr. Brainstorm and Jack, then Dave, Lenny and Biff, then Retro's HardLight hologram, and finally Rupert and Earl. They're only surprised by the last two.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: [[MoralityDial Evil Jack]] attempts to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: "Insanity is in the Air", which brings lots of CharacterDevelopment for Andy.
* ViewersAreMorons: The Season 5 bonus chapter rather specifically addresses this: the reason for the MTM getting speech abilities was because Creator/{{garfieldodie}} realized that, [[ScriptFic if it were an actual TV show]], the studios would force one of the other characters to read the MTM's holographic text out loud.
* VillainExitStageLeft: In "Calvin's Batman Adventure", Two-Face escapes with the help of an unspecified device, and Calvin lampshades it:
--> "[[GoshDarnItToHeck Oh darn it!]] I hate it when that happens!"
* VillainTeamUp: Retro's hologram and Electro in "The Night of the Living Television II".
** Rupert Chill and Dr. Brainstorm in "Dr. [=BrainChill=]".
* VisualPun: Actually more of an ''audio'' pun, but it still works: in "Tracer Bullet in Color!", the titular detective has this little gem:
--> '''Tracer:''' ''(going through names)'' Here's one. Casabas.
--> (an egg timer goes off)
--> '''Tracer:''' Wait a minute. That name [[{{Pun}} rings a bell]].
--> (the egg timer goes off again)
--> '''Tracer:''' Casabas?
--> (the fire alarm goes off)
--> '''Tracer:''' Casabas?
--> (the doorbell goes off)
--> '''Tracer:''' Casabas...
--> ([[OverlyLongGag Big Ben rings]])
** From the same episode:
--> '''Tiger Eye:''' Oh, the Toe Truck's arrived.
--> (A truck shaped like a toe comes to tow a wrecked car)
** And another one:
--> '''Club Flamingo employee''': May I check your coat?
--> '''Tracer:''' Please.
--> ''(She draws a check mark on his coat)''
** [[OverlyLongGag And yet another one:]]
--> '''Tiger Eye:''' Okay boys, run her in.
--> ''(The cops lead Lana to a starting line. Tiger Eye fires a starting pistol, and they start racing to prison)''
* VitriolicBestBuds: "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon" ends with the narrator remarking on Calvin and Hobbes' friendship.
--> But Calvin and Hobbes were still best friends, and that would never change.\\
No matter how much one ticked the other off.
* VolcanoLair: Dr. Brainstorm and Jack reside inside one.
* WasntThatFun: After [[ItMakesSenseInContext falling off a roller coaster and being saved by the MTM]], Calvin remarks:
--> "That... was... so... '''COOOOL!'''"
* WallCrawl: Jark uses his WolverineClaws to do this.
* WaxingLyrical: From "Roughin' It":
--> '''Calvin:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext Right, and so long after our sun goes kaput, and the rest of the living Earth dies out, those lobsters will still be kicking around, livin' la vida loca.]]
* WeakenedByTheLight: The monsters under Calvin's bed, except for Jark [[spoiler: because he's partly absorbed Calvin's DNA. It doesn't last, though]].
* WeaksauceWeakness: Retro's hologram can be defeated by ''standing too far away from it.'' At least, until "The Night of the Living Television II"...
* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: After the main cast spends a lot of time trying to feed Dana, Sherman simply suggests she's not hungry.
--> '''Calvin:''' Why didn't you say that earlier?\\
'''Sherman:''' [[YouDidntAsk Nobody asked me.]]
* WeirdnessCensor: From "Department Store Horrors";
--> People would enter the elevator every once in a while.
--> They found a six-year-old boy sticking a screwdriver into a CD player and a stuffed tiger with a magazine sitting in the corner.
--> They chose not to do anything about it.
** This is taken UpToEleven in "The Genius Hamster", where no one notices '''Calvin falling from nowhere and being saved by a CD player.'''
--> (later on) [[LampshadeHanging "The most unobservant town on the planet."]]
* WeWillMeetAgain: Electro in "The Night of the Living Television". [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Epically]] lampshaded by Calvin:
--> "[[BlahBlahBlah Blah, blah, blah!]] [[MediumAwareness This is the most boring part of the episode!]] Hero defeats villain, and villain threatens to come back, more powerful than ever! We've heard it all before, Charlie!"
** And outright parodied in "SHEILA'S BACK!"
--> '''Dr. Brainstorm:''' (to Calvin and Hobbes, who did little to harm him in that episode) Oh right. DARN YOU and stuff.
* WhamEpisode: "Thunderstorm" brings in a ''competent'' and ''serious'' villain, along with Hobbes finally getting some CharacterDevelopment.
** "Our Solemn Hour" [[spoiler:begins by revealing the ArcWelding with Holographic Retro and ends by making ambiguous if Calvin or Holographic Retro survived.]]
** "Alien Nation" reveals that [[spoiler:Holographic Retro didn't make it.]]
* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: "The Return of Dr. Brainstorm" briefly sets itself up like this.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: InUniverse, Calvin initially thinks this of ''Film/ChildsPlay''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happened to Calvin's snowmen in the opening of "The Photo Man".
* WhatTheHellHero: Socrates does a SpitTake on Dana (an infant), causing this reaction from the other four.
** Hobbes is a ''main character'', yet is more than willing to abandon his friends at the slightest hint of trouble. This is slowly but surely increased in seasons two and three before [[spoiler: Calvin finally calls him out on it in "Thunderstorm", and he helps in a big fight in the climax as a result.]]
* WhoDares: From "The Night of the Living Television"
--> '''Electro:''' You dare insult me? No person shall insult me!
* WholeCostumeReference: Downplayed in "Department Store Horrors", wherein Calvin briefly dresses as VideoGame/PajamaSam, though it is never explicitly referenced.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Occasionally.
* WildTeenParty: Hobbes and Socrates have one in "Tonsil Terror".
* WolverineClaws: Jack's [[MoralityDial evil form]] has these in "62 Percent More Evil".
** So does Jark, who uses them to WallCrawl.
** And [[KillerRobot Shadow.]]
* WorldOfWeirdness: Despite containing aliens, [[MadScientist mad scientists,]] and a whole lot of technology, it's ''still'' set in the present day.
* WordAssociationTest: Combined with LiteralMinded and YouSayTomato in "Calvin Gets Professional Help".
* WouldHurtAChild: Though Calvin is easily able to fend the villains off, this line is still rather chilling:
--> '''Electro:''' I wouldn't do that, Calvin, unless you want five million volts of electricity surging through you.
** Also, Bill (a one-time villain from "Eggs for Calvin!") briefly attempts to ''strangle'' Calvin before the police arrive.
* WrittenInAbsence: Socrates isn't present in "62 Percent More Evil" because Andy and Sherman simply decided not to pick him up.
** When the episode is referenced in "Thunderstorm", [[ContinuityNod Socrates wonders why he doesn't remember it.]]
* YouAreGrounded: This often happens to Calvin, usually at the end of an episode.
* YouDidntAsk: After Sherman suggests that Dana's not hungry after the main cast tries to feed her for a long period of time:
--> '''Calvin:''' Why didn't you say that earlier?\\
'''Sherman:''' Nobody asked me.
** Also the MTM's reason for not telling Calvin that his data extractor [[spoiler: would bring [[{{Mummy}} the mummies]] to life]] in "Pharaoh Andrew".
* YouFool: In this MissingTrailerScene, apparently from a HalloweenEpisode (taken directly from ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''):
--> '''Hobbes:''' You gonna call?\\
'''Calvin:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} GHOST BUSTERS!]]\\
'''Hobbes:''' YOU FOOL! [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday IT'S THEIR BUSIEST NIGHT!]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Hobbes says this when Calvin decides to use the Time Pauser in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
** Calvin also says this when Bane easily escapes his trap in the same episode.
** Hobbes says it again in "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas!" when Calvin gets an idea.
* YourHeadASplode: The perceived consequence of Socrates' head transmitter/receiver not being replaced in time.
* YouWontLikeHowITaste: From "Full Moon: Full Baloney!":
--> '''Calvin:''' AAAA! DON'T EAT ME! I'M HIGH IN CALORIES!
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