* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A live-action film version of the comic was planned in the early 00's, though news of that faded into obscurity.
** Close to ten years into the strip's run, Jim Borgman proposed [[DarkerAndEdgier tackling heavier subject matter]], such as [=STD=]s, premarital sex and drugs, to which Jerry Scott replied "I don't want to see the 6 o'clock news in the funny pages."
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Again, Richandamy, who are based on two of Jim Borgman's college friends. The "real" Richandamy are HappilyMarried with kids...who, one year, gave their parents a custom, signed picture of Richandamy for the holidays.
** Jerry Scott was fortunate enough not only to have a teenage son around the time of the strip's creation but to later gain ''three more teenagers'' in his second marriage.