Hilarious in Hindsight: A strip from the '70s has Alice waking up to the sound of the Star Spangled Banner playing on the TV, realizing "He's been watching the late, late show again!" Modern-day readers could be forgiven for assuming that she's referring to The Late Late Show, which actually didn't debut until 1995.
Tear Jerker: Dennis crying after George becomes very angry at him.
We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: In the early '70s Ketcham decided to make the strip more up-to-date by introducing a pair of "ethnic" characters. One, the tomboyish Italian-American girl Gina, was well received. The other, an African-American kid named Jackson, was... well, not so much.note Jackson should not be confused with Jay, a character created by DIC for its animated version.