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Happily Married: Newspaper Comics
  • Calvin's parents from Calvin and Hobbes.
  • Many newspaper-strip comics are more about the travails married people find than about their personal relationship. Dagwood and Blondie, Hi and Lois, Hagar and Helga, the parents in Baby Blues, the parents in For Better or for Worse.
  • The best of these is arguably Zits, in which the loving, stable marriage between Connie and Walt Duncan infuriates their son, Jeremy, by adding to their general dorkiness: their happy stability makes him too well-adjusted to have a tragic backstory. One strip shows the parents talking and laughing over doing the dishes, prompting Jeremy to sigh, "The award for 'person whose life least resembles MTV' goes to..." (or something like that.)
  • The parents in Family Circus.
  • Roger and Andrea from FoxTrot
  • Bob Weber's Moose and Molly are heavy-set, low-rung blue-collar types, totally blissed out on each other.
  • One Big Happy has two generations of married couples and a couple of children living in the same house.
  • Cathy and Irving, when they finally tie the knot.
  • Ditto Mark Trail and Cherry.
  • The newspaper comic version of Peter Parker and Mary Jane, blissfully unaffected by One More Day.
  • The Phantom and Diana since the 1970s. They even have two kids.
  • Mandrake The Magician and Narda for the last 15 years of the strip's run.
  • Rex Morgan MD and June.
  • Dick and Tess Tracy, although they have had rough patches.
  • Sally and Ted Forth. Each would probably drive another spouse crazy, but they're perfect together.

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