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YMMV: FoxTrot
  • Creator's Pet: Jason might be becoming this, due to his increased prominence.
    • Ironically, before that happened, some strips (such as this one) had insults to the original Trope Namer.
    • Arguably, Andy, given how much she gets the favorable end of the Double Standard when compared with her husband, how rarely she is called out for her vices, and how often she gets to have the final word in debates even when she isn't necessarily right.
  • Fridge Brilliance: At 'Fun Fun Universe' there's a mascot on every bag and hat in the park. It's a mosquito.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: This comic became less funny after the death of Timothy Treadwell.
    • Or, mileage varying as it will, more funny.
    • The strip dealing with Roger's nightmare about his stock accounts being worthless if donated certainly qualifies as well.
    • In one early strip, when the company Roger's working at is cutting back and is laying people off left and right...while Pembrooke is giving himself a raise. Roger considers giving Pembrooke a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, but doesn't work up the courage to do so.
    • Notably prevented: The strip published July 22, 2012 was supposed to be showing Paige in the crosshairs of Jason's squirt gun. However, two days before it was supposed to run, a person named James Holmes wearing a gas mask entered a Colorado movie theater that was showing The Dark Knight Rises and proceeded to wildly fire his gun at the audience, killing 12 people and injuring 59 others. Bill Amend then pulled the strip and replaced it with a repeat of a 2009 strip.
  • Genius Bonus: If we listed them, we'd be here all day. Let's just say that Amend is a physics major and it shows.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Thanks to being as Reference Overdosed as it is, this strip has ran into this quite a few times:
    • Pretty much any comic where Jason expresses enthusiasm about the Star Wars prequel trilogy is this, thanks to Hype Backlash. In one especially hilarious instance, he starts spreading false information in the hopes of getting an opening day ticket; one of his claims is that Lucas decided to remove all the CG effects, resulting in Jar-Jar Binks becoming "Jar-Jar Binks, Jedi Master of Invisibility". Now consider the Phantom Edit...
    • Also, the strip where Jason and Marcus attempt to pitch an idea to Hollywood of making a sequel to Titanic detailing a bigger, faster, and more safe one than before (which sinks because Paige Fox goes on it due to a lottery ticket) becomes even more funny when they actually did make a Titanic sequel in 2010, this time a Disaster-genre Film.
    • This strip is even better now that Disney actually has started distributing anime. This was even pointed out by a Gocomics user below, DerkinsVanPelt218.
    • In one strip from June 1988, Peter calls a woman on the phone, who thinks he's someone named "Steve", causing Peter to ask who Steve is. Four months later, we meet Peter's best friend, named Steve.
    • Jason's idea of adding in a "Darth Jason" character to the special editions of the Star Wars original trilogy (who also becomes a Sith Lord) becomes either hilarious or not as funny when Legacy of the Force has Jacen Solo becoming a Sith Lord. Likewise, Jason becoming a Sith while Luke (who is Jason's older brother) remains a Jedi in his drafts definitely become hilarious when one takes into account Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron, which does have the main character (X2) becoming a Jedi and his brother (X1) becoming a Sith.
    • The Thanksgiving Sunday strip where an apocalyptic leadin leading to Peter having his 38th slice of Turkey and Jason musing about this beating out Independence Day becomes even more funny after 2012, which bears several similarities to the leadin regarding disasters.
    • At the end of the arc where Jason got addicted to The Simpsons merchandise, he was musing that Bart Simpson fad is passe (which he said just because Paige brought a Bart shirt and liked it). Pretty funny when you consider that The Simpsons has become the longest running western cartoon ever and is still going to this day, but it gets better when you consider that Homer would usurp Bart's role as the most popular character a mere year or two later.
    • In 2000, MAD did an article that consisted of a fake set of comics for L'Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican newspaper. One of said comics included Jason reading the Bible and saying, "God has an unseen power that's everywhere, inside everything. Satan tries to seduce Jesus over to the dark side, then Jesus comes back from the dead[] If I'm not mistaken, George Lucas has the mother of all copyright-infringement lawsuits here." A few years later, FoxTrot ran a strip whose punch line was remarkably similar to the parody one in Mad.
    • This one becomes funnier given Michael Jordan would later wear a Hitler mustache in Hanes ads.
    • Roger's company is having financial trouble and has had to lay people off...his boss, Pembroke, asks him to put together graphs to justify his raise, when he already has millions. Amend successfully predicted the behaviours of banks, Wall Street, and corporations post 2000, and one of the reasons that led to the Occupy Wall Street movements!
    • In the strip for Halloween 2010, Jason dress up as George Lucas, trying to justify it as scary by explaining he's planning to have all six Star Wars films in 3D, which was indeed true at the time. The strip is either this or an Unintentional Period Piece nowadays, as only the 3D version of The Phantom Menace ever came out (the other five were cancelled due to to Disney buying Lucasfilm and wanting to focus on Episode VII instead).
  • Jerkass Woobie: Peter can be a jerkass sometimes (for instance the Love Letter Lunacy arc)...but he's the Butt Monkey of the FoxTrot universe. It's really easy to see why he's prone to Jerkass moments.
    • Also, some of Jason's more Jerkass moments towards Paige Fox become somewhat more understandable when it was revealed that Paige often tried to scare Jason with her teddy bear.
    • Paige may be a jerk to her brothers but Jason goes out of his way to mock her with his Paige-o-Tron comics and taunt her with Quincy, she has no friends outside from Nicole who is more popular with boys, her older brother tricked her into waiting in the rain for a fake boyfriend by writing phony love letters, all of Paige's attempts to get a hobby are treating like jokes (cooking, auditioning for a play, writing a short story), the kid she babysits for calls her "Pag" (which is also baby-talk for "pig"), she's not good at any of her classes in school (and Jason has actively tried to make her grades WORSE by giving her wrong answers when she asked for homework help) and Morton Goldthwait, the one boy who was willing to date her is implied to have gotten over his crush.
  • Jumping the Shark/Seasonal Rot: How some feel about the strip's transition to Sunday-only format, though others believe it had reached this point long beforehand.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Jason.
  • Toy Ship: Jason and Eileen.

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