YMMV: Liberty Meadows

  • Creator's Pet: According to some fans, Frank: At first just the foil for the antics of the Funny Animal cast, towards the end of the strip's newspaper run, he became more and more the focus of events, particularly lead female Brandy's wedding. As the strip made it more obvious that Frank and Brandy were meant to be together, there were fewer and fewer answers to the question "Why, exactly?" Especially given that A) Brandy's fiancee was everything Frank wasn't (rich, good-looking, smooth, and actually able to tell Brandy how he felt) and B) Brandy had already told him he'd blown his shot with her by being wishy-washy. In the end, Frank's main advantage was that he wasn't a huge dick, and Roger was well-established as rather rude, condescending, and mean when Brandy wasn't around. Still, not being with Roger doesn't mean there's any reason for her to be with Frank.
  • Designated Hero: A mild version. Our sympathies are clearly supposed to be with Frank getting together with Brandy, but well... someone being a short, nebbish, Star Wars collecting, social-skill lacking dork isn't enough by itself to make you root for them.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: A huge theme of the strip is Frank's constant pining for Brandy, and his inability to man up and ask her out. Yet in the very first story arc, Frank asks Brandy (whom he'd just met) on a date, leading to a disastrous date where they had no chemistry and slapstick comedy ensued. This is basically completely ignored within weeks to do the "Frank pines for Brandy" thing, and is only casually mentioned in passing by Truman years later (basically to blow it off- saying "it was such a mess that Frank was afraid to ask her out again"). Cho pretty much just seemed to want to rewrite one of the core concepts of the strip.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Issue 23 depicts Steve Irwin being bitten by a poisonous snake and dying. Ouch.
  • Magnificent Bastard: The Evil Squirrels mostly count as this.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Frank and Brandy.