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** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/071209.html The story arc about Sheldon meeting the Living Embodiment of Wikipedia]] is one long TakeThat at TheOtherWiki.

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** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/011219.html One of the first strips]] has Sheldon tell Dante that running a computer company is like growing a Chia Pet - "You start with a strong base of talent, sprinkle on good ideas, and you step back and watch the company grow!" To which Dante responds, "Into a lame gag gift?"


%%* TakeThat: Against targets such as [[MundaneMadeAwesome eggnog]].%%ZCE

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%%* TakeThat: Against targets such as [[MundaneMadeAwesome eggnog]].%%ZCE* TakeThat:
** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/100203.html This strip]] has Gramp celebrating the fact that he has never seen ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' on stage.
** In [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/061117.html this strip]], Arthur gets bent out-of-shape because Flaco watches ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.


* ScrabbleBabble: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/020320.html Subverted in one strip]], where a random word Arthur put out -- "waesucks" -- turned out to be real when Sheldon looks it up in the dictionary, to Arthur's intense relief.[[/note]]To be specific, it's a Scottish idiom used to convey pity.[[/note]]

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* ScrabbleBabble: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/020320.html Subverted in one strip]], where a random word Arthur put out -- "waesucks" -- turned out to be real when Sheldon looks it up in the dictionary, to Arthur's intense relief.[[/note]]To [[note]]To be specific, it's a Scottish idiom used to convey pity.[[/note]]


Dave Kellett, the author, has started a scifi webcomic called ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''.

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Dave Kellett, the author, has started also writes a scifi webcomic called ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''.
''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''.



* TheDitz: Oso, who embodies all the sheer ''dumbness'' of a pug dog. For instance, [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070612.html when Sheldon tries to teach him to fetch]], Oso is utterly unable to locate the ball when it's a few inches from him even distinguish it from random rocks.

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* TheDitz: Oso, who embodies all the sheer ''dumbness'' of a pug dog. For instance, [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070612.html when Sheldon tries to teach him to fetch]], Oso is utterly unable to locate the ball when it's a few inches from him or even distinguish it from random rocks.


* TheDitz: Oso, who embodies all the sheer ''dumbness'' of a pug dog. (Example: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070612.html Failing at fetch.]])

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* TheDitz: Oso, who embodies all the sheer ''dumbness'' of a pug dog. (Example: For instance, [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070612.html Failing at fetch.]])when Sheldon tries to teach him to fetch]], Oso is utterly unable to locate the ball when it's a few inches from him even distinguish it from random rocks.



* ForcedMeme: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/040112.html Frr]]!
* ForeignCussWord: Arthur slipping one by in German [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070223.html here]].
* FridgeLogic: [[ExploitedTrope Exploited by Arthur]] in a time travel arc to get back home.

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* ForcedMeme: [[http://www.InUniverse, "[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/040112.html Frr]]!
Frr]]" -- Sheldon and Dante have a bet over whether Sheldon can use his money and connections to make a random word into a meme. Sheldon wins.
* ForeignCussWord: Arthur slipping one by in German [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/070223.html here]].
slips one by in German]] when discussing the Daimler company's ill-fated merger with Chrysler.
* FridgeLogic: [[ExploitedTrope Exploited InUniverse, this is {{Exploited|Trope}} by Arthur]] Arthur in a time travel arc to get back home.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Arthur [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/100117.html passing off punned profanity here.]]
* GradeSchoolCEO: Sheldon, thanks to a program he wrote that speeds up the internet during the dot-com boom.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: [[http://sheldoncomics.com/archive/060209.html Fünf]]
* InvoluntaryDance: [[Music/TheBeeGees "Stayin' Alive"]] has the power to make [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/051204.html ''anyone'' dance.]]
* LightningBruiser: Flaco. Seriously.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Arthur [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/100117.html passing passes off punned profanity here.]]
profanity]] after Sheldon comes home complaining of the school using very awkward math puns -- such as "math-letics", "math-letes" and "math-nasium" -- to make kids more excited about math. Arthur remarks that the names do make you sound like a "math-hole".
* GradeSchoolCEO: Sheldon, thanks to a program he wrote that speeds up the internet during the dot-com boom.
boom, becomes the CEO of a large software company while ten years old.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: [[http://sheldoncomics.com/archive/060209.html Fünf]]
Fünf]] -- the German word for "five", pronounced "foomf" -- according to Sheldon and Arthur, who in one strip amuse themselves by replacing "five" with fünf in random sentences.
* InvoluntaryDance: [[Music/TheBeeGees "Stayin' Alive"]] has the power to make [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/051204.html ''anyone'' dance.]]
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dance]].
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LightningBruiser: Flaco. Seriously.%%ZCE



* PaintingTheMedium: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/120120.html Arthur uses a speech bubble as an umbrella.]]

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* PaintingTheMedium: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/120120.html Arthur uses a speech bubble as an umbrella.]]umbrella]] in one strip after noticing that his speech balloons block the rain as long as he's talking. He decides to just keep talking to stay dry, but in the next strip he's gone one step further and somehow nailed three speech balloons in place as a makeshift canopy.



* TimmyInAWell: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/060304.html Subverted]].

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* TimmyInAWell: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/060304.html Subverted]].Played with in one strip]]: Oso runs up to Sheldon, barking like crazy, and Sheldon jokingly ask whether Arthur fell down a well before dismissing the idea as a joke on the trope. The last panel [[spoiler:shows that Arthur is indeed stuck in a dry well with a bucket pinning him down and wondering what's taking Oso so long to get help]].


* TheAce: Flaco is an Olympic pentathlete, an admiral in the Bulgarian navy[[note]]in the future[[/note]], a former cosmonaut... [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080829.html let's just say he has a lot of trophies.]] [[RuleOfFunny All played for laughs, of course.]]
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: In one arc Sheldon gives Dante 2.5 billion dollars, which he loses to a Nigerian email scam (or rather Arthur, who buys a bunch of mansions).
* AlternateHistory: The history of the Roman Empire - or rather, Arthur's 'alternate take' on it - pops up sporadically.

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* TheAce: Flaco is an Olympic pentathlete, an admiral in the Bulgarian navy[[note]]in the future[[/note]], a former cosmonaut... [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080829.html let's just say he has a lot of trophies.]] trophies]]. [[RuleOfFunny All played for laughs, of course.]]
course]].
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: In one arc Sheldon gives Dante 2.5 billion dollars, which he loses to a Nigerian email scam (or rather to Arthur, who buys a bunch of mansions).
* AlternateHistory: The history of the Roman Empire - -- or rather, Arthur's 'alternate take' "alternate take" on it - -- pops up sporadically.



* ArtShift: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/140825.html For a week-long storyline.]]

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* ArtShift: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/140825.html For a week-long storyline.]]storyline]], the strip is drawn in a grayscale quasi-impressionist style reminiscent of comic strips from the 50's.



* BlatantLies: Arthur is a [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/060414.html horrendous liar]].

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* %%* BlatantLies: Arthur is a [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/060414.html horrendous liar]].



* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Parodied a few times in background gag with fake ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book titles:
** ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050821.html Harry Potter and the low interest cdr loan]]''
** ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050823.html Harry Potter and the acne skin cream]]''
** ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080629.html Harry Potter and the crash of Scholastic's stock after the final book came out]]''
* ChildProdigy: Sheldon owns a multi billion dollar corporation. Of course this one's here.

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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Parodied a few times in background gag with fake ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book titles:
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titles, with examples such as ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050821.html Harry Potter and the low interest cdr loan]]''
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loan]]'', ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/050823.html Harry Potter and the acne skin cream]]''
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cream]]'' and ''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080629.html Harry Potter and the crash of Scholastic's stock after the final book came out]]''
out]]''.
* ChildProdigy: Sheldon owns a multi billion multi-billion dollar corporation. Of course this one's here.



* RaisedByGrandparents
* RunningGag: Arthur hates eggnog. This comes up just about every year.
** So does a crack at Peeps most Easters, and he takes a shot at plot holes in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' some Christmases.
** There's also the recurring series, "Punctuation Marks that Never Caught On."
** How amazingly dumb and unnatural pugs are.

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* RaisedByGrandparents
RaisedByGrandparents: As Sheldon's parents are deceased, he is raised by his grandfather.
* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Arthur hates eggnog. eggnog, which he at one point describes as tasting "like hate". This comes up just about every year.
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year. So does a crack at Peeps most Easters, and he takes a shot at plot holes in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' some Christmases.
** There's also the recurring series, "Punctuation Marks that Never Caught On."
On", showing extremely -- often overly -- specific alternatives to question and exclamation marks for conveying comically specialized moods and tones.
** How amazingly dumb and unnatural pugs are.are often comes up in conjunction with Oso's mishaps.



* ScrabbleBabble: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/020320.html Subverted in one strip.]] A random word Arthur put out turned out to be real.
* SelfDeprecation: While most artists are their own worst critics, [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/071101.html Dante raises it to a new art form.]]
* StarvingArtist: Played with in that Dante is only ten but the fact he is a artist is a source of jokes.
-->'''Dante:''' I want to say something that no other artist has done before.
-->'''Arthur:''' I can make rent?

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* ScrabbleBabble: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/020320.html Subverted in one strip.]] A strip]], where a random word Arthur put out -- "waesucks" -- turned out to be real.
real when Sheldon looks it up in the dictionary, to Arthur's intense relief.[[/note]]To be specific, it's a Scottish idiom used to convey pity.[[/note]]
* SelfDeprecation: While most artists are their own worst critics, [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/071101.html Dante raises it to a new art form.]]
form]].
* StarvingArtist: Played with in that Dante is only ten ten, but the fact that he is a artist is a source of jokes.
jokes of this nature.
-->'''Dante:''' I want to say something that no other artist has done before.
-->'''Arthur:'''
before.\\
'''Arthur:'''
I can make rent?



* StealthInsult: Leveled against Arthur by Gramp [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/141016.html here.]]
* TakeThat: Against targets such as [[MundaneMadeAwesome eggnog.]]

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* StealthInsult: Leveled against Arthur by Gramp [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/141016.html here.]]
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here]], where the latter calls the former "a piece of work" after Arthur goes on for a while about how it can integrated as a compliment.
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TakeThat: Against targets such as [[MundaneMadeAwesome eggnog.]]eggnog]].%%ZCE


** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/030624.html One strip]] lampoons the tendency for kids' games to eventually become this. Sheldon and Dante start playing musical chairs, then begin to add a few new rules, like setting the chairs far apart so you have to run faster, and eventually the game includes things like Sheldon trying to hit people with a tennis ball launcher while wearing a crown and a "salmon of incivility".

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** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/030624.html One strip]] lampoons the tendency for kids' games to eventually become this. Sheldon and Dante start playing musical chairs, then begin to add a few new rules, like setting the chairs far apart so you have to run faster, and eventually the game includes things like Sheldon trying to hit people with a tennis ball launcher while wearing a crown and a "salmon of incivility".invincibility".


* AccidentalPublicConfession: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/150107.html A lighthearted version.]]



** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/030624.html Starting from musical chairs.]]
** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/040609.html Starting from croquet.]]

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** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/030624.html Starting from One strip]] lampoons the tendency for kids' games to eventually become this. Sheldon and Dante start playing musical chairs.]]
chairs, then begin to add a few new rules, like setting the chairs far apart so you have to run faster, and eventually the game includes things like Sheldon trying to hit people with a tennis ball launcher while wearing a crown and a "salmon of incivility".
** [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/040609.html Starting Another example]] turns croquet into this. The details are deliberately obscure, but it involves swinging the mallet while hanging upside down from croquet.]]a tree... and shots are no good if you have pants on.



* CurseCutShort: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/141119.html Involving a small bird perched on Arthur's beak.]]
* CuteButCacophonic: Oso, the family's pet pug.
* DeadTVRemoteGag: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/020114.html Arthur can't change the channel on his own.]]

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* CurseCutShort: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/141119.html Involving a small bird perched on Arthur's beak.]]
beak]]. Arthur produces an impromptu freestyle poem about it, and culminates with several words that rhyme with "turd" while building up to his worry that the bird will take a dump on his beak. Right before he can say the final word, the bird craps and flies away.
* CuteButCacophonic: Oso, the family's pet pug.
pug, is both adorable and very, very loud.
* DeadTVRemoteGag: [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/020114.html In one strip]], the remote dies while Arthur can't is using it so he calls Sheldon to come change the channel batteries. When Sheldon arrives and says Arthur can do it on his own.]]own, Arthur uses the excuse that Sheldon is now closer to the TV than he his to get him to change the channels for him.



** In universe, [[http://sheldoncomics.com/archive/040112.html Sheldon manages to turn the word "Frrr" into a catchphrase]], thanks to a generous bribe to Snoop Dog to include it in his next single. [[Extends to SerialEscalation truly ridiculous lengths.]]
** A few internet memes crop up here and there, such as the Creator/ChuckNorris [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/051120.html craze.]]

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** In universe, In-universe, [[http://sheldoncomics.com/archive/040112.html Sheldon manages to turn the word "Frrr" into a catchphrase]], thanks to a generous bribe to Snoop Dog to include it in his next single. [[Extends This eventually extends to SerialEscalation [[SerialEscalation truly ridiculous lengths.]]
lengths]].
** A few internet memes crop up here and there, such as the Creator/ChuckNorris [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/051120.html craze.]]craze]].



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Arthur will do just about anything for fishy goodness... or [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/021114.html pancakes.]]

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Arthur will do just about anything for fishy goodness... or [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/021114.html pancakes.]]pancakes]].
* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: Although it's hard to see in the black-and-white weekly strips, the colored Sunday strips show that Arthur is a standard cartoon yellow duck.

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* MySkullRunnethOver: Shortly after discovering the Arthur is fluent in [[{{Omniglot}} several dozen languages]] Sheldon realizes that his brain is 97% full and is forced to delete most of the data.

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* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: In one arc Sheldon gives Dante 2.5 billion dollars, which he loses to a Nigerian email scam (or rather Arthur, who buys a bunch of mansions).

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* GradeSchoolCEO: Sheldon, thanks to a program he wrote that speeds up the internet during the dot-com boom.


'''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com Sheldon]]''' is a Webcomic following the day-to-day life of Sheldon, a billionaire ChildProdigy and YoungEntrepreneur who started his own immensely successful software company. He's [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by his Grandpa]], who isn't always sure how to deal with Sheldon's riches or nerdiness. They own various pets: Arthur the Wonder Duck, a CivilizedAnimal; Flaco, a IntellectualAnimal lizard; and Oso, an [[DogsAreDumb unintelligent]] but enthusiastic dog. Sheldon's friend [[DeadpanSnarker Dante]] is another recurring character.

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'''[[http://www.''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com Sheldon]]''' Sheldon]]'' is a Webcomic following the day-to-day life of Sheldon, a billionaire ChildProdigy and YoungEntrepreneur who started his own immensely successful software company. He's [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by his Grandpa]], who isn't always sure how to deal with Sheldon's riches or nerdiness. They own various pets: Arthur the Wonder Duck, a CivilizedAnimal; Flaco, a IntellectualAnimal lizard; and Oso, an [[DogsAreDumb unintelligent]] but enthusiastic dog. Sheldon's friend [[DeadpanSnarker Dante]] is another recurring character.


'''''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com Sheldon]]''''' is a Webcomic following the day-to-day life of Sheldon, a billionaire ChildProdigy and YoungEntrepreneur who started his own immensely successful software company. He's [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by his Grandpa]], who isn't always sure how to deal with Sheldon's riches or nerdiness. They own various pets: Arthur the Wonder Duck, a CivilizedAnimal; Flaco, a IntellectualAnimal lizard; and Oso, an [[DogsAreDumb unintelligent]] but enthusiastic dog. Sheldon's friend [[DeadpanSnarker Dante]] is another recurring character.

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'''''[[http://www.'''[[http://www.sheldoncomics.com Sheldon]]''''' Sheldon]]''' is a Webcomic following the day-to-day life of Sheldon, a billionaire ChildProdigy and YoungEntrepreneur who started his own immensely successful software company. He's [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by his Grandpa]], who isn't always sure how to deal with Sheldon's riches or nerdiness. They own various pets: Arthur the Wonder Duck, a CivilizedAnimal; Flaco, a IntellectualAnimal lizard; and Oso, an [[DogsAreDumb unintelligent]] but enthusiastic dog. Sheldon's friend [[DeadpanSnarker Dante]] is another recurring character.


** So does a crack at Peeps most Easters, and he takes a shot at plot holes in ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' some Christmases.

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** So does a crack at Peeps most Easters, and he takes a shot at plot holes in ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' some Christmases.

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