B.C. is a newspaper comic strip created in 1958 by Johnny Hart. It focuses on a small band of cavemen, led by one named B.C. Others in the strip include Peter, Clumsy Carp, Curls, Thor, Wiley, Grog, the Fat Broad and the Cute Chick. There is also a cast of talking animals that includes John the Tortoise, Dookie Bird, a family of ants, an anteater, dinosaurs, clams, snakes and an apteryx: a small flightless bird with hairy feathers (a.k.a. a kiwi to the rest of us).Initially, B.C. was a gag-a-day strip. After Hart became a born-again Christian in 1977, the strip gradually began adding more and more of Hart's religious and political beliefs until most strips were Christian-themed. Some newspapers refused to print certain strips that were deemed overly proselytizing. After Hart's death in 2007, it reverted to a mostly gag-a-day strip maintained by daughter Perri Hart and grandson Mason Mastroianni.
Anachronism Stew: Parodied and Exaggerated. For a supposedly prehistoric comic strip, it's had references to movies, hippies and several other things that didn't exist until modern times (not to mention that Clumsy Carp wears glasses). Plus it's called B.C. (Before Christ) and is about Christian cavemen who celebrate Christmas, a holiday about the guy they worship before that guy was born. Some strips hint that it may actually take place After the End and Earth All Along.
The Fat Broad: (answering a ringing telephone) Prehistoric times. (suddenly realizes what she's doing and runs away screaming) A TELEPHONE!!
Animated Adaptation: A Thanksgiving and Christmas special aired in 1973 and 1981, respectively.
Aside Glance: Happens quite often after a character does something unusual or stupid.
Author Tract: After Johnny Hart became a born-again Christian, he began injecting his religious beliefs into more and more strips. One particularly controversial one featured a menorah turning into a cross.
Bizarre and Improbable Golf Game: Characters have actually been known to make golf swings while hanging by their feet from a tree branch. For a bonus, there's Bizarre And Improbable cheating when Clumsy Carp balances a submerged golf ball on his nose and raises it out of the water for a friend to hit, in exchange for a share of the winnings. Another time, B.C. (or possibly Thor) somehow wound up, after his swing, with the ball balanced on the head of his club. Consulting the massive rule book, Peter found a rule that "covers it explicitly," and told the unlucky fellow they had to shoot him.
Box-and-Stick Trap: In the strip for 2-25-13◊, Thor has set up this kind of trap. When he hears it fall he goes to open it. He finds the Fat Broad inside, holding the piece of cheese he used as bait.
Thor: Diet not going well?
Fat Broad: Be quiet and close the lid.
Cassandra Truth: Early on when BC himself discovered the secret that he clams had been hiding.
That being said, the Fat Broad appears to be more thick-muscled than fat, even though the characters (herself included) reference her being fat. She's proven herself multiple times to be the strongest character in the comic.
Funny Animal Anatomy: The anteaters in the comic not only have aardvark-like ears but two mouths: one at the tip of the snout (the correct location) and another at the base.
That Cloud Looks Like: B.C. did a few, such as "all the ills suffered by mankind" (a mushroom cloud) and "the dust cloud raised by a herd of stampeding mammoths" (cue stomping as it turns out it is, indeed, the dust cloud raised by a herd of stampeding mammoths).