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* CloudCuckoolander: Jeff was initially an asylum inmate that thought he was a boxing champ.
* CrossOver: With ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'' in a 2015 Halloween arc, like other strips of the early twentieth century.

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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Jeff was initially an asylum inmate that thought he was a boxing champ.
* CrossOver: {{Crossover}}: With ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'' in a 2015 Halloween arc, like other strips of the early twentieth century.


* AlliterativeName: '''A'''ugustus '''Mutt'''

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* TheGamblingAddict: The first year of the strip had Mutt betting on actual horses on Frisco's racing tracks, his fortunes depending on how the mares performed. His constant bad luck eventually had him committed to the "bug house".


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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Mutt and Jeff often interact with their "Boss" Bud Fisher,


'''''Mutt and Jeff''''' is an historic comic strip, created by Bud Fisher in 1907, being notable as the first to successfully run on a daily basis, as well as the first to receive worldwide popularity.

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'''''Mutt ''Mutt and Jeff''''' Jeff'' is an historic comic strip, created by Bud Fisher in 1907, being notable as the first to successfully run on a daily basis, as well as the first to receive worldwide popularity.


* WorldWarOne: Both characters enlisted and spent most of 1917 and the entire year of 1918 in the trenches.

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* WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: Both characters enlisted and spent most of 1917 and the entire year of 1918 in the trenches.


The strip initially centered on the tall and meek Augustus Mutt, an avid gambler and first protagonist of the strip (originally titled ''A. Mutt''), who constantly got reprimanded by his wife. The strip shifted from SliceOfLife-mixed-with-sports to comedy when Mutt encountered a diminutive asylum inmate called Jeff[[note]]named after legendary boxer James Jeffries, with Jeff believing he was Jeffries[[/note]]. Years later, Mutt's son Cicero and his cat Desdemona were introduced.

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The strip initially centered on the tall and meek Augustus Mutt, an avid gambler and first protagonist of the strip (originally titled ''A. Mutt''), who constantly got reprimanded by his wife. The strip shifted from SliceOfLife-mixed-with-sports to comedy when Mutt encountered a diminutive asylum inmate called Jeff[[note]]named after legendary boxer James Jeffries, with Jeff believing he was Jeffries[[/note]]. "The Great White Hope"[[/note]]. Years later, Mutt's son Cicero and (and his cat Desdemona Desdemona) and Jeff's identical twin brother Julius (the "strongest little man in the world") were introduced.


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* BritishStuffiness: Mutt and Jeff's English friend Sir Sidney.


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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Jeff and Julius are exactly alike, often confusing Mutt.


* OutlivedItsCreator: Bud Fisher died in 1954, the strip ended in 1982.


The strip initially centered on the tall and meek Augustus Mutt, an avid gambler and first protagonist of the strip (originally titled ''A. Mutt''), who constantly got reprimanded by his wife. The strip shifted from SliceOfLife-mixed-with-sports to comedy when Mutt encountered a diminutive asylum inmate called Jeff[[note]]named after a popular boxer of the time[[/note]]. Years later, Mutt's son Cicero and his cat Desdemona were introduced.

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The strip initially centered on the tall and meek Augustus Mutt, an avid gambler and first protagonist of the strip (originally titled ''A. Mutt''), who constantly got reprimanded by his wife. The strip shifted from SliceOfLife-mixed-with-sports to comedy when Mutt encountered a diminutive asylum inmate called Jeff[[note]]named after a popular legendary boxer of the time[[/note]].James Jeffries, with Jeff believing he was Jeffries[[/note]]. Years later, Mutt's son Cicero and his cat Desdemona were introduced.



* CrossOver: With ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'', like other strips of the early twentieth century, even in modern times.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Jeff was initially an asylum inmate that thought he was a boxing champ.
* CrossOver: With ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'', ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'' in a 2015 Halloween arc, like other strips of the early twentieth century, even in modern times.century.



* FirstNameBasis[=/=]LastNameBasis: Aside from Mutt, it's not clear whether "Jeff" is a name or surname

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* FirstNameBasis[=/=]LastNameBasis: Aside from Mutt, it's not clear whether "Jeff" is a name or surnamesurname.


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** OnlyOneName: Jeff said that he was "Just Jeff. First name Jeff, last name Jeff".

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* CrossOver: With ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'', like other strips of the early twentieth century, even in modern times.

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* WorldWarOne: Both characters enlisted and spent most of 1917 and the entire year of 1918 in the trenches.

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* AlliterativeName: '''A'''ugustus '''Mutt'''


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* ArtEvolution: The trope image comes from a c.1910 strip. The art became less raw as the years went by, as well as simpler later on. Also Mutt grew somewhat taller while Jeff was drawn smaller.


The characters also appeared in films during the 1910s and 1920s, first as live-action shorts before turning to animation. The duo also appeared in popular plays. In the 1920s, Fisher stopped drawing the strip, handing it to his assistants (he kept signing it until his death in 1954), most notably Al Smith, who drew it between 1932 and 1980. ''Mutt and Jeff'' ended in 1982, being rerun by Universal Press Syndicate to this day.

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The characters also appeared in films during the 1910s and 1920s, first as live-action shorts before turning to animation. The duo also appeared in popular plays. In the 1920s, 1926, Fisher stopped drawing the strip, handing it to his assistants (he kept signing it until his death in 1954), most notably Al Smith, who drew it between 1932 and 1980. ''Mutt and Jeff'' ended in 1982, being rerun by Universal Press Syndicate to this day.



* DomCom: The first year of the strip.
* DomesticAbuse: Earlier strips had Mrs. Mutt beat the heck out of poor Augustus (and occasionally Jeff) whenever he did something wrong.



* LongRunner

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* LongRunnerHenpeckedHusband: Mutt was this at first.
* LongRunner: From [[TheEdwardianEra 1907-1908]] to [[TheEighties 1982]]



* OutlivedItsCreator: Bud Fisher died in 1954, the strip ended in 1982.



-->'''Jeff:''' Why? I'll bet cha two bucks I can do it?

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-->'''Jeff:''' Why? I'll bet cha 'cha two bucks I can do it?

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* WilliamTelling: Used in one strip (late 30s - early 40s vintage):
-->'''Jeff:''' I pitch a pretty good game of baseball! Hold still, Mutt, and I'll knock this apple off the top of your head!
-->'''Mutt:''' What? Are you crazy?
-->'''Jeff:''' Why? I'll bet cha two bucks I can do it?
-->'''Mutt:''' You little boob! You gotta be a marksman, an expert to do a stunt like that! Suppose you miss!
-->'''Jeff:''' Yeh, I suppose you're right! It is kinda risky at that!
-->'''Mutt:''' Of course, silly!
-->'''Jeff:''' O.K. then instead of two bucks I'll only bet a dime!

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'''''Mutt and Jeff''''' is an historic comic strip, created by Bud Fisher in 1907, being notable as the first to successfully run on a daily basis, as well as the first to receive worldwide popularity.

The strip initially centered on the tall and meek Augustus Mutt, an avid gambler and first protagonist of the strip (originally titled ''A. Mutt''), who constantly got reprimanded by his wife. The strip shifted from SliceOfLife-mixed-with-sports to comedy when Mutt encountered a diminutive asylum inmate called Jeff[[note]]named after a popular boxer of the time[[/note]]. Years later, Mutt's son Cicero and his cat Desdemona were introduced.

The characters also appeared in films during the 1910s and 1920s, first as live-action shorts before turning to animation. The duo also appeared in popular plays. In the 1920s, Fisher stopped drawing the strip, handing it to his assistants (he kept signing it until his death in 1954), most notably Al Smith, who drew it between 1932 and 1980. ''Mutt and Jeff'' ended in 1982, being rerun by Universal Press Syndicate to this day.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: Between 1916 and 1927. Most shorts are lost, but the extant ones can be easily found in Website/YouTube (usually in the 1970s redrawn versions).
* FirstNameBasis[=/=]LastNameBasis: Aside from Mutt, it's not clear whether "Jeff" is a name or surname
** A 1970s strip had a telegram addressed to "Othello Jeff".
* LongRunner
* NameAndName
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