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* FootBathTreatment: In one comic, Grandpa falls through the ice on a shallow pond when he tries to prove to Catootje and Jeroen that it's safe. Then the two kids also enter the pond so they can later claim they went out on the thin ice first and Grandpa saved them, thus preventing Grandpa from getting in trouble. The final panel shows all three home again, getting a foot bath against the cold, while Jans praises Grandpa for his heroics.


* AnimalJingoism: Averted. The Red Cat and the Siamese Cat are both best friends with Lotje, the family dog.



* CatsAreMean: Averted. The Red Cat and the Siamese Cat are both best friends with Lotje, the family dog. The Red Cat in particular refrains from eating mice and calls himself a vegetarian.


** Hanna, a niece of Jans, who is a BOM (''Bewust Ongehuwde Moeder'', a conscious unmarried mother), a lesbian and a feminist.

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** Hanna, a niece cousin of Jans, who is a BOM (''Bewust Ongehuwde Moeder'', a conscious unmarried mother), a lesbian and a feminist.


''Jan, Jans en de Kinderen'' (translation: ''Jan, Jans and the Children'') is a long-running Dutch comic book series that has been a mainstay of Dutch media since 1970. The gag comic appears in the lady magazine ''Libelle'' and centers around the everyday activities of a typical Dutch family consisting of father Jan, mother Jans, their teenage daugther Karlijn, preteen daughter Catootje, and (added to the series later on) toddler son Gertje. Other characters involve Jan's father, Catootjes friend Jeroentje, and the family pets. It's family-friendly and therefore very popular in the Netherlands.

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''Jan, Jans en de Kinderen'' (translation: ''Jan, Jans and the Children'') is a long-running Dutch comic book series that has been a mainstay of Dutch media since 1970. The gag comic appears in the lady women's magazine ''Libelle'' and centers around the everyday activities of a typical Dutch family consisting of father Jan, mother Jans, their teenage daugther daughter Karlijn, preteen daughter Catootje, and (added to the series later on) toddler son Gertje. Other characters involve Jan's father, Catootjes Catootje's friend Jeroentje, and the family pets. It's family-friendly and therefore very popular in the Netherlands.



* AllGirlsLikePonies: Catootje actually owns a pony named Kobus, though he has since faded to the background.
* AnimalTalk: Dogs, cats and horses can freely talk to each other in the comic. They are hardly ever seen interacting with other kinds of animals though, and can not speak to humans.
* BlindingBangs: Jeroentje's eyes are seldom seen, because they are hidden beneath all his facial hair.

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* AllGirlsLikePonies: Catootje actually owns a pony named Kobus, though he has since faded to into the background.
* AnimalTalk: Dogs, cats and horses can freely talk to each other in the comic. They are hardly ever seen interacting with other kinds of animals though, and can not cannot speak to humans.
* BlindingBangs: Jeroentje's eyes are seldom seen, seen because they are hidden beneath all his facial hair.



* ComicBookTime: The characters don't age, but as TimeMarchesOn new social changes have been introduced in the comic strip, such as Internet, Iphones, and the euro.

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* ComicBookTime: The characters don't age, but as TimeMarchesOn new social changes have been introduced in the comic strip, such as Internet, Iphones, the internet, cellphones, and the euro.



* GenderBlenderName: Lotje the teckle, despite having a female name is male.
* TheGhost: Gijs, Jan's older brother, who is always mentioned, but never seen.

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* GenderBlenderName: Lotje the teckle, dachshund, despite having a female name name, is male.
* TheGhost: Gijs, Jan's older brother, who is always mentioned, often mentioned but never seen.



* {{Housewife}}: Jans used to be a housewife, but she has changed her activities to freelance work. As a result, Jan, the father now stays at home to take care of the children.

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* {{Housewife}}: Jans used to be a housewife, but she has changed her activities to now does freelance work. As a result, Jan, the father now stays at home to take care of the children.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: in a comic where the family is taking a vacation, the ''[[{{Film/Flodder}} Flodder-family]]'' shows up in the final panel (their faces are obscured by the smoke from the exhaust of their car, but their name is mentioned and the car is clearly Johnnie's pink Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible).
* TheMovingExperience: has been used twice, both during the earlier years of the series. The first move had the family move from their apartment to a regular house, and the second one from said house (revealed to be located in Rotterdam) to a farm in Drenthe (a more rural area of the Netherlands).
* NapoleonDelusion: Lotje the teckle once though he was Napoleon for several gags. Then he gained his senses back and imagined himself to be UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Applied to virtually all characters in the comic. In all the years that the comic has been running, the only character who slightly aged is Gertje, the youngest child of the family. He started as a baby ,and has since aged to a toddler.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: in In a comic where the family is taking a vacation, the ''[[{{Film/Flodder}} Flodder-family]]'' Flodder family]]'' shows up in the final panel (their faces are obscured by the smoke from the exhaust of their car, but their name is mentioned and the car is clearly Johnnie's pink Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible).
* TheMovingExperience: has been used Used twice, both during the earlier years of the series. The first move had the family move from their apartment to a regular house, and the second one from said house (revealed to be located in Rotterdam) to a farm in Drenthe (a more rural area of the Netherlands).
* NapoleonDelusion: Lotje the teckle dachshund once though thought he was Napoleon for several gags. Then he gained his senses back recovered and imagined himself to be UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Applied to virtually all characters in the comic. In all the years that the comic has been running, the only character who has slightly aged is Gertje, the youngest child of the family. He started as a baby ,and and has since aged to a toddler.



* ShareTheMalePain: The Red Cat has been castrated in the far past and he refers to this traumatic incident often, albeit in euphemisms.
* SliceOfLife: a comic about the life of a Dutch family.
* SmokingIsNotCool: Grandpa Tromp (Gerrit) used to smoke cigars for decades, but the others frequently criticize him for it.

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* ShareTheMalePain: The Red Cat has been castrated in the far past was neutered long ago and he refers to this traumatic incident often, albeit in euphemisms.
* SliceOfLife: a A comic about the life of a Dutch family.
* SmokingIsNotCool: Grandpa Tromp (Gerrit) used to smoke smoked cigars for decades, but the others frequently criticize him for it.



** Jans herself also fell into this during a time when she tried to make it into politics. Among other things, she founded a political party soley for woman. She has since given up on feminism though.
* StrawVegetarian: Catootje, daughter of the family, pulls back and forth between being a vegetarian or not.
* StoryArc: most comics are standalone gags, but sometimes the series actually tries itís hands at a continuous story. One of the longest story arcs involved Jans getting into politics (founding a political party solely for woman), while simultaneously she got pregnant again, which resulted in the birth of Gertje.
* TalkingAnimal: De red cat, Siamese cat Loedertje and Lotje the teckle are all able to speak, but the humans can't understand what they're saying. This doesn't stop the animals from commenting on the activities of the humans.
* TimeToMove: used twice. The family first moved from their old home to another home in an unnamed city, and later to a farm on the Dutch countryside in the province of Drenthe.

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** Jans herself also fell into this during a time when she tried to make it into politics. Among other things, she founded a political party soley solely for woman. women. She has since given up on feminism though.feminist activism, however.
* StrawVegetarian: Catootje, daughter of the family, pulls switches back and forth between being a vegetarian or not.
* StoryArc: most Most comics are standalone gags, but sometimes the series actually tries itís hands its hand at a continuous story. One of the longest story arcs involved Jans getting into politics (founding a political party solely for woman), women), while simultaneously she got pregnant again, which resulted in the birth of Gertje.
* TalkingAnimal: De red cat, The Red Cat, Siamese cat Loedertje Loedertje, and Lotje the teckle dachshund are all able to speak, but the humans can't understand what they're saying. This doesn't stop the animals from commenting on the activities of the humans.
* TimeToMove: used Used twice. The family first moved from their old home to another home in an unnamed city, and later to a farm on in the Dutch countryside in the province of Drenthe.



* WeightWoe: Jans occasionally falls into this category. In one of the older comics she even dragged her entire family along into her obsession, to the point that Jan go so fed up he sabotaged the bathroom scales. Another comic features Jans going on a diet so she will fit into her favorite dress again for a formal occasion, but accidently looses too much weight (causing the dress to become too large for her), and quickly has to gain a few kilo's to make up for it.

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* WeightWoe: Jans occasionally falls into this category. In one of the older comics she even dragged her entire family along into her obsession, to the point that Jan go so fed up he sabotaged the bathroom scales. Another comic features Jans going on a diet so she will fit into her favorite dress again for a formal occasion, but accidently looses accidentally loses too much weight (causing the dress to become too large for her), and quickly has to gain a few kilo's kilos to make up for it.


* ItWillNeverCatchOn: in an interesting twist, the comicsí creator Jan Kruis actually thought this when he first started the series back in the 1970ís. When it became an unexpected success, he even feared he would run out of story ideas to use.

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* AnimalTalk: Dogs, cats and horses can freely talk to each other in the comic. They are hardly ever seen interacting with other kinds of animals though, and can not speak to humans.

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* ImplausibleHairColor: Catootje, Karlijn and Gertje are all blonde, despite their parents having black and auburn hair.



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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right. Top: Loedertje, Jans, Jan, Grandpa. Bottom: Catootje, Jeroen, The Red Cat, Lotje and Karlijn. Not depicted; Gertje.]]


* WriteWhatYouKnow: Jan Kruis used his own family as an inspiration for the comic, especially his own 2 daughters who were the same age as Catootje and Karlijn back when the comic started.


* AllGirlsLikePonies: Catootje actually owns a pony named Kobus, though he has since faded to the background.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: in an interesting twist, the comicsí creator Jan Kruis actually thought this when he first started the series back in the 1970ís. When it became an unexpected success, he even feared he would run out of story ideas to use.



* TheMovingExperience: has been used twice, both during the earlier years of the series. The first move had the family move from their apartment to a regular house, and the second one from said house (revealed to be located in Rotterdam) to a farm in Drenthe (a more rural area of the Netherlands).



* SmokingIsNotCool: Grandpa Tromp (Gerrit) used to smoke cigars for decades, but they others frequently criticize him for it.

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* SliceOfLife: a comic about the life of a Dutch family.
* SmokingIsNotCool: Grandpa Tromp (Gerrit) used to smoke cigars for decades, but they the others frequently criticize him for it.


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Jan Kruis used his own family as an inspiration for the comic, especially his own 2 daughters who were the same age as Catootje and Karlijn back when the comic started.


* NapoleonDelusion: Lotje the teckle once though he was Napoleon for several gags. Then he gained his senses back and imagined himself to be {{Sinterklaas}}.

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* NapoleonDelusion: Lotje the teckle once though he was Napoleon for several gags. Then he gained his senses back and imagined himself to be {{Sinterklaas}}.UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}.

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''Jan, Jans en de Kinderen'' (translation: ''Jan, Jans and the Children'') is a long-running Dutch comic book series that has been a mainstay of Dutch media since 1970. The gag comic appears in the lady magazine ''Libelle'' and centers around the everyday activities of a typical Dutch family consisting of father Jan, mother Jans, their teenage daugther Karlijn, preteen daughter Catootje, and (added to the series later on) toddler son Gertje. Other characters involve Jan's father, Catootjes friend Jeroentje, and the family pets. It's family-friendly and therefore very popular in the Netherlands.

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* AlliterativeFamily: Jan and Jans.
* AlliterativeTitle: ''Jan and Jans''
* BlindingBangs: Jeroentje's eyes are seldom seen, because they are hidden beneath all his facial hair.
* ButtMonkey: Jan, the father.
* CatchPhrase: ''Hoi pipeloi'' and ''Aju paraplu'', both by Jeroentje.
* CatsAreMean: Averted. The Red Cat and the Siamese Cat are both best friends with Lotje, the family dog. The Red Cat in particular refrains from eating mice and calls himself a vegetarian.
* ComicBookTime: The characters don't age, but as TimeMarchesOn new social changes have been introduced in the comic strip, such as Internet, Iphones, and the euro.
* CoolPet: Catootje has a white pony, Kobus, saved from the slaughterhouse.
* FatCat: The Red cat.
* GagNose: Jans, the mother of the family, has a pointy nose.
* GenderBlenderName: Lotje the teckle, despite having a female name is male.
* TheGhost: Gijs, Jan's older brother, who is always mentioned, but never seen.
* GrumpyOldMan: Opa Gerrit
* {{Housewife}}: Jans used to be a housewife, but she has changed her activities to freelance work. As a result, Jan, the father now stays at home to take care of the children.
* InterspeciesFriendship: The cats and dog are friends with each other.
* InvisibleAnatomy: The Red Cat is often depicted without any visible paws.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: in a comic where the family is taking a vacation, the ''[[{{Film/Flodder}} Flodder-family]]'' shows up in the final panel (their faces are obscured by the smoke from the exhaust of their car, but their name is mentioned and the car is clearly Johnnie's pink Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible).
* NapoleonDelusion: Lotje the teckle once though he was Napoleon for several gags. Then he gained his senses back and imagined himself to be {{Sinterklaas}}.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Applied to virtually all characters in the comic. In all the years that the comic has been running, the only character who slightly aged is Gertje, the youngest child of the family. He started as a baby ,and has since aged to a toddler.
* OddFriendship: The red and Siamese cat are friends with Lotje the dog.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Red Cat's actual name is Edgar Allan Poes (''Edgar Allan Pussy''), but nobody refers to him that way.
* PrintLongRunners: Since 1970.
* ShareTheMalePain: The Red Cat has been castrated in the far past and he refers to this traumatic incident often, albeit in euphemisms.
* SmokingIsNotCool: Grandpa Tromp (Gerrit) used to smoke cigars for decades, but they others frequently criticize him for it.
* StrawFeminist:
** Hanna, a niece of Jans, who is a BOM (''Bewust Ongehuwde Moeder'', a conscious unmarried mother), a lesbian and a feminist.
** Jans herself also fell into this during a time when she tried to make it into politics. Among other things, she founded a political party soley for woman. She has since given up on feminism though.
* StrawVegetarian: Catootje, daughter of the family, pulls back and forth between being a vegetarian or not.
* StoryArc: most comics are standalone gags, but sometimes the series actually tries itís hands at a continuous story. One of the longest story arcs involved Jans getting into politics (founding a political party solely for woman), while simultaneously she got pregnant again, which resulted in the birth of Gertje.
* TalkingAnimal: De red cat, Siamese cat Loedertje and Lotje the teckle are all able to speak, but the humans can't understand what they're saying. This doesn't stop the animals from commenting on the activities of the humans.
* TimeToMove: used twice. The family first moved from their old home to another home in an unnamed city, and later to a farm on the Dutch countryside in the province of Drenthe.
* VegetarianCarnivore: The Red Cat, who doesn't eat mice out of principle, yet he does eat fish and in the latest episodes he seems to have become a full carnivore again.
* WeightWoe: Jans occasionally falls into this category. In one of the older comics she even dragged her entire family along into her obsession, to the point that Jan go so fed up he sabotaged the bathroom scales. Another comic features Jans going on a diet so she will fit into her favorite dress again for a formal occasion, but accidently looses too much weight (causing the dress to become too large for her), and quickly has to gain a few kilo's to make up for it.
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