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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignWeirdness: Check out that 1951 image again. Yes, those are [[PointyEars pointy elf ears]]. They originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.

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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Check out that 1951 image again. Yes, those are [[PointyEars pointy elf ears]]. They originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.



* AmbiguouslyRelated: They look alike and have similar names, but their relationship is never specified. Originally they were PolarOppositeTwins.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Check out that 1951 image again. Yes, those are [[PointyEars pointy elf ears]].
** They originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignWeirdness: Check out that 1951 image again. Yes, those are [[PointyEars pointy elf ears]].
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ears]]. They originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Check out that 1951 image again. Yes, those are pointy elf ears.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Check out that 1951 image again. Yes, those are [[PointyEars pointy elf ears. ears]].


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* PointyEars: In the earliest versions, they had them, as they originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.


* SpaceWhaleAesop: Could go in this direction from time to time, though it's almost inevitable for a LongRunner like this.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Could go in this direction from time to time, though it's almost inevitable for a LongRunner like this. Look at the second part of the 1963 example: apparently how friendly animals are to you determines how good a person you are.


** they originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.

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** they They originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.


* SpaceWhaleAesop: Could go in this direction from time to time, though it's almost inevitable for a LongRunner like this. Look at the second part of the 1963 example: apparently how friendly animals are to you determines how good a person you are.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Could go in this direction from time to time, though it's almost inevitable for a LongRunner like this. Look at the second part of the 1963 example: apparently how friendly animals are to you determines how good a person you are.


* AndThatsTerrible: Goofus' panels are often accompanied by nearby people shooting disapproving stares at him, if they're not outright glaring at him.

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* AndThatsTerrible: Goofus' Goofus's panels are often accompanied by nearby people shooting disapproving stares at him, if they're not outright glaring at him.



* BrutalHonesty: Some of Goofus' mistakes involve being too forthcoming with his opinions, even when they hurt others' feelings.

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* BrutalHonesty: Some of Goofus' Goofus's mistakes involve being too forthcoming with his opinions, even when they hurt others' feelings.



* StockParody: Putting them in teenage or grown-up situations is popular; while in the real thing Goofus is ''always'' on the left panel so that readers see the "wrong" and "right" way to handle a situation in that order, parodies often reverse this for better comic effect; Gallant's counterpart often displays the behavior a normal person would do, whereas Goofus' counterpart's behavior, running the gamut from inappropriate to outright insane, is meant to contrast.

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* StockParody: Putting them in teenage or grown-up situations is popular; while in the real thing Goofus is ''always'' on the left panel so that readers see the "wrong" and "right" way to handle a situation in that order, parodies often reverse this for better comic effect; Gallant's counterpart often displays the behavior a normal person would do, whereas Goofus' Goofus's counterpart's behavior, running the gamut from inappropriate to outright insane, is meant to contrast.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Could go in this direction from time to time, though it's almost inevitable for a LongRunner like this. Look at the second part of the 1963 example: apparently how friendly animals are to you determines how good a person you are.

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**they originally appeared in another magazine called "Children's Activities" as "The G-Twins" in which they were elf brothers.


Created in 1948 by Garry Cleveland Myers, "Goofus and Gallant" is a feature in ''HighlightsForChildren'' where a RightWayWrongWayPair of boys named Gallant (good) and Goofus (bad) would teach examples of what is good and bad to do, such as "Goofus bosses his friends. Gallant asks them what they want to do."

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[[caption-width-right:350:The October 1980 strip.]]

Created in 1948 by Garry Cleveland Myers, "Goofus and Gallant" is a feature in ''HighlightsForChildren'' ''Magazine/HighlightsForChildren'' where a RightWayWrongWayPair of boys named Gallant (good) and Goofus (bad) would teach examples of what is good and bad to do, such as "Goofus bosses his friends. Gallant asks them what they want to do."


* RightWayWrongWayPair

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* RightWayWrongWayPairRightWayWrongWayPair: The TropeMaker.


* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid Goofus or Gallant?]]: At no point are their real names mentioned, leading readers to believe their names really ''are'' "Goofus" and "Gallant".
** "Mom always liked you best!"

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* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid Goofus or Gallant?]]: WhoNamesTheirKidDude: At no point are their real names mentioned, leading readers to believe their names really ''are'' "Goofus" and "Gallant".
** "Mom always liked you best!"
"Gallant".


* ArtEvolution: There've been at least three illustrators over the years, and the first (Marion Hull Hammel) could give [[QuestionableContent Jeph Jacques]] lessons in self-conscious changing of drawing style. [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusXI_51.jpg?o=34 1951]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusJuneJuly59.jpg?o=35 1959]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusAug63.jpg?o=3 1963]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusIII_79.jpg?o=41 1979]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/Goofus_IX87.jpg?o=10 1987]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusVIII_94.jpg?o=25 1994]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusMarch2002.jpg?o=26 2002]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusSept_10.jpg?o=31 2010]].

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* ArtEvolution: There've been at least three illustrators over the years, and the first (Marion Hull Hammel) could give [[QuestionableContent [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Jeph Jacques]] lessons in self-conscious changing of drawing style. [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusXI_51.jpg?o=34 1951]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusJuneJuly59.jpg?o=35 1959]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusAug63.jpg?o=3 1963]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusIII_79.jpg?o=41 1979]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/Goofus_IX87.jpg?o=10 1987]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusVIII_94.jpg?o=25 1994]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusMarch2002.jpg?o=26 2002]], [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/goofus%20and%20gallant/kingpin623/Goofus%20and%20Gallant/GoofusSept_10.jpg?o=31 2010]].

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* DeliberatelyBadExample: Goofus always teaches children what not to do in a given situation.

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* BrutalHonesty: Some of Goofus' mistakes involve being too forthcoming with his opinions, even when they hurt others' feelings.

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