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The newspaper comic strip ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' (1979–2008; still existing in reprint form) by Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston was rather popular from the start, with its ongoing, real-time portrayal of family life as experienced by the Patterson family of Milborough, Ontario. In the 1980s and 1990s, animated adaptations of comic strips were commonplace. Naturally, that extended to FBORFW.

There are three "tiers" of FBORFW animations. The first was a one-off called ''The Bestest Present'', aired on HBO on December 19, 1985. It tells an original Christmas story centered on the Pattersons. Lynn's own children, Aaron and Katie, provided the voices of Michael and Elizabeth, and Rod Johnston made a cameo appearance, providing the voice of a mailman.

Beginning in 1992, another Ottawa-based studio, Lacewood Productions, produced six more specials, also for CTV. In the United States, these were seen on the Disney Channel. According to Lynn Johnston, the set designs (for instance, for the Pattersons' house) required by these and subsequent TV programs led her to develop a much more sophisticated background style in the comic strips.

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The newspaper comic strip ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' (1979–2008; still existing in reprint form) by Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston was rather popular from the start, with its ongoing, real-time portrayal of family life as experienced by the Patterson family of Milborough, Ontario. In the 1980s and 1990s, animated adaptations {{Animated Adaptation}}s of comic strips were commonplace. Naturally, that extended to FBORFW.

FBORFW, all of them produced in Canada.

There are three "tiers" of FBORFW animations. The first was a one-off from Creator/AtkinsonFilmArts called ''The Bestest Present'', aired on HBO Creator/{{HBO}} on December 19, 1985.1985, as well as Creator/{{CTV}}. It tells an original Christmas story centered on the Pattersons. Lynn's own children, Aaron and Katie, provided the voices of Michael and Elizabeth, and Rod Johnston made a cameo appearance, providing the voice of a mailman.

Beginning in 1992, another Ottawa-based studio, Lacewood Productions, Creator/LacewoodProductions, produced six more specials, also for CTV. Creator/{{CTV}}. In the United States, these were seen on the Disney Channel.Creator/DisneyChannel. According to Lynn Johnston, the set designs (for instance, for the Pattersons' house) required by these and subsequent TV programs led her to develop a much more sophisticated background style in the comic strips.



In 2000, Ottawa's Funbag Animation produced a new animated series for cable TV network Creator/{{Teletoon}}, which began airing on November 5, 2000, and ran until December 16, 2001. Featuring introductions by Lynn Johnston herself, the show looked at three related storylines from three different eras of the strip: the mid-1980s, the early 1990s, and the late 1990s.

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In 2000, Ottawa's Funbag Animation Creator/FunbagAnimation produced a new animated series for cable TV network Creator/{{Teletoon}}, which began airing on November 5, 2000, and ran until December 16, 2001. Featuring introductions by Lynn Johnston herself, the show looked at three related storylines from three different eras of the strip: the mid-1980s, the early 1990s, and the late 1990s.


* GoneSwimming,ClothesStolen: In the Teletoon show's episode segment 'A Tent's Situation', Michael, Gordon, and Lawrence go the campground Elly has taken Elizabeth and her friends to prank them. While waiting for the girls to return to their camp site after setting up parts of the prank, they head to the park lake for a swim, skinnydipping. Unfortunately for the guys, Michael leaves his initialed knife at the camp, alerting the girls to their presence. The girls steal their clothes from the beach and place them on a clothes line back at the camp. As the guys retrieve their clothes, the girls jump out with flashlights and suprise them, leading to the guys, covering themselves with their clothes, running off screaming with their bare butts facing the girls.

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* GoneSwimming,ClothesStolen: GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: In the Teletoon show's episode segment 'A Tent's Situation', Michael, Gordon, and Lawrence go the campground Elly has taken Elizabeth and her friends to prank them. While waiting for the girls to return to their camp site after setting up parts of the prank, they head to the park lake for a swim, skinnydipping. Unfortunately for the guys, Michael leaves his initialed knife at the camp, alerting the girls to their presence. The girls steal their clothes from the beach and place them on a clothes line back at the camp. As the guys retrieve their clothes, the girls jump out with flashlights and suprise them, leading to the guys, covering themselves with their clothes, running off screaming with their bare butts facing the girls.


In 2000, Ottawa's Funbag Animation produced a new animated series for cable TV network Teletoon, which began airing on November 5, 2000, and ran until December 16, 2001. Featuring introductions by Lynn Johnston herself, the show looked at three related storylines from three different eras of the strip: the mid-1980s, the early 1990s, and the late 1990s.

The series consisted of two seasons with eight episodes each,each episode centered around a ‘theme’.

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In 2000, Ottawa's Funbag Animation produced a new animated series for cable TV network Teletoon, Creator/{{Teletoon}}, which began airing on November 5, 2000, and ran until December 16, 2001. Featuring introductions by Lynn Johnston herself, the show looked at three related storylines from three different eras of the strip: the mid-1980s, the early 1990s, and the late 1990s.

The series consisted of two seasons with eight episodes each,each each, with each episode centered around a ‘theme’.


* GoneSwimming,CothesStolen: In the Teletoon show's episode segment 'A Tent's Situation', Michael, Gordon, and Lawrence go the campground Elly has taken Elizabeth and her friends to prank them. While waiting for the girls to return to their camp site after setting up parts of the prank, they head to the park lake for a swim, SkinnyDipping. Unfortunately for the guys, Michael left his initialed knife at the camp, alerting the girls to their presence. The girls steal their clothes from the beach and place them on a clothes line back at the camp. As the guys retrieve their clothes, the girls jump out with flashlights and suprise them, leading to the guys, covering themselves with their clothes, running off screaming with their bare butts facing the girls.

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* GoneSwimming,CothesStolen: GoneSwimming,ClothesStolen: In the Teletoon show's episode segment 'A Tent's Situation', Michael, Gordon, and Lawrence go the campground Elly has taken Elizabeth and her friends to prank them. While waiting for the girls to return to their camp site after setting up parts of the prank, they head to the park lake for a swim, SkinnyDipping. skinnydipping. Unfortunately for the guys, Michael left leaves his initialed knife at the camp, alerting the girls to their presence. The girls steal their clothes from the beach and place them on a clothes line back at the camp. As the guys retrieve their clothes, the girls jump out with flashlights and suprise them, leading to the guys, covering themselves with their clothes, running off screaming with their bare butts facing the girls.


* GoneSwimming,CothesStolen: In the Teletoon show's episode segment 'A Tent's Situation', Michael, Gordon, and Lawrence go the campground Elly has taken Elizabeth and her friends to prank them. While waiting for the girls to return to their camp site after setting up parts of the prank, they head to the park lake for a swim, SkinnyDipping. Unfortunately for the guys, Michael left his initialed knife at the camp, alerting the girls to their presence. The girls steal their clothes from the beach and place them on a clothes line back at the camp. As the guys retrieve their clothes, the girls jump out with flashlights and suprise them, leading to the guys, covering themselves with their clothes, running off screaming with their bare butts facing the girls.

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* GoneSwimming,CothesStolen: In the Teletoon show's episode segment 'A Tent's Situation', Michael, Gordon, and Lawrence go the campground Elly has taken Elizabeth and her friends to prank them. While waiting for the girls to return to their camp site after setting up parts of the prank, they head to the park lake for a swim, SkinnyDipping. Unfortunately for the guys, Michael left his initialed knife at the camp, alerting the girls to their presence. presence. The girls steal their clothes from the beach and place them on a clothes line back at the camp. camp. As the guys retrieve their clothes, the girls jump out with flashlights and suprise them, leading to the guys, covering themselves with their clothes, running off screaming with their bare butts facing the girls. girls.

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* GoneSwimming,CothesStolen: In the Teletoon show's episode segment 'A Tent's Situation', Michael, Gordon, and Lawrence go the campground Elly has taken Elizabeth and her friends to prank them. While waiting for the girls to return to their camp site after setting up parts of the prank, they head to the park lake for a swim, SkinnyDipping. Unfortunately for the guys, Michael left his initialed knife at the camp, alerting the girls to their presence. The girls steal their clothes from the beach and place them on a clothes line back at the camp. As the guys retrieve their clothes, the girls jump out with flashlights and suprise them, leading to the guys, covering themselves with their clothes, running off screaming with their bare butts facing the girls.

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**Actually,Brian does make a brief appearance,but its briefness justifies his remaining under this entry.


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**Averted with April’s birth,which received its own special.


The newspaper comic strip For Better or For Worse (1979-2008:still exists in rerun form) by Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston was rather popular from the start,with its ongoing,real time portrayal of family life as experienced by the Patterson family of Milborough,Ontario. In the 80s and 90s,animated adaptations of comic strips were commonplace. Naturally,that extended to FBORFW.

There are three ‘tiers’ of FBORFW animations. The first was a one-off called The Bestest Present,aired on HBO on December 19,1985. It tells an original Christmas story centered around the Pattersons. Lynn's own children, Aaron and Katie, provided the voices of Michael and Elizabeth, and Rod Johnston made a cameo appearance, providing the voice of a mailman.

Beginning in 1992, another Ottawa-based studio, Lacewood Productions, produced six more specials, also for CTV. In the United States, these were seen on The Disney Channel. According to Lynn Johnston, the set designs (for instance, for the Patterson's house) which these and subsequent TV programs required led her to develop a much more sophisticated background style in the comic strips.

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The newspaper comic strip For Better or For Worse (1979-2008:still exists ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' (1979–2008; still existing in rerun reprint form) by Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston was rather popular from the start,with start, with its ongoing,real time ongoing, real-time portrayal of family life as experienced by the Patterson family of Milborough,Ontario. Milborough, Ontario. In the 80s 1980s and 90s,animated 1990s, animated adaptations of comic strips were commonplace. Naturally,that Naturally, that extended to FBORFW.

There are three ‘tiers’ "tiers" of FBORFW animations. The first was a one-off called The ''The Bestest Present,aired Present'', aired on HBO on December 19,1985. 19, 1985. It tells an original Christmas story centered around on the Pattersons. Lynn's own children, Aaron and Katie, provided the voices of Michael and Elizabeth, and Rod Johnston made a cameo appearance, providing the voice of a mailman.

Beginning in 1992, another Ottawa-based studio, Lacewood Productions, produced six more specials, also for CTV. In the United States, these were seen on The the Disney Channel. According to Lynn Johnston, the set designs (for instance, for the Patterson's Pattersons' house) which required by these and subsequent TV programs required led her to develop a much more sophisticated background style in the comic strips.




The Last Camping Trip (July 1992)

The Christmas Angel (December 1992)

The Good-for-Nothing (Halloween) (November 1992)

A Valentine from the Heart (March 1993)

The Babe Magnet (a.k.a. The Sweet Deal) (September 1993)

A Storm in April (June 1997)

In 2000, Ottawa's Funbag Animation produced a new animated series for cable TV network Teletoon, which began airing on November 5, 2000,and ran until December 16, 2001. Featuring introductions by Lynn Johnston herself, the show looked at three related storylines from three different eras of the strip—the mid-1980s, the early 1990s, and the late 1990s.

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1992)
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Christmas Angel (December 1992)

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Good-for-Nothing (Halloween) (November 1992)

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Valentine from the Heart (March 1993)

The
1993)
#The
Babe Magnet (a.k.a. The Sweet Deal) (September 1993)

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Storm in April (June 1997)

In 2000, Ottawa's Funbag Animation produced a new animated series for cable TV network Teletoon, which began airing on November 5, 2000,and 2000, and ran until December 16, 2001. Featuring introductions by Lynn Johnston herself, the show looked at three related storylines from three different eras of the strip—the strip: the mid-1980s, the early 1990s, and the late 1990s.




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* {{Adaptation Amalgamation}}: As Brian Enjo is cut out of the Teletoon shorts, Lawrence assumes his personality traits.

* {{Adaptation Expansion}}: The Teletoon segment ‘A New Year’ is this for New Year’s Eve 1997 (when Mike announced that he loved Deanna). In the strip,we never saw what the Pattersons were doing at home that New Year’s Eve,nor Tracey showing Deanna around her house.

* {{Adaptational Nice Guy}}: The Patterclan as a whole.

* {{Adapted Out}}: Mike’s second girlfriend Rhetta. Also applies to his friend Brian, although Brian’s sister Dawn does appear.
** Surprisingly averted with April’s two friends,Becky and Duncan. They appear in one episode each.

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* {{Adaptation Amalgamation}}: AdaptationAmalgamation: As Brian Enjo is cut out of the Teletoon shorts, Lawrence assumes his personality traits.

traits.
* {{Adaptation Expansion}}: AdaptationExpansion: The Teletoon segment ‘A "A New Year’ Year" is this for New Year’s Eve 1997 (when Mike announced that he loved Deanna). In the strip,we strip, we never saw what the Pattersons were doing at home that New Year’s Eve,nor Eve, nor Tracey showing Deanna around her house.

house.
* {{Adaptational Nice Guy}}: AdaptationalNiceGuy: The Patterclan as a whole.

whole.
* {{Adapted Out}}: AdaptedOut: Mike’s second girlfriend girlfriend, Rhetta. Also applies to his friend Brian, although Brian’s sister Dawn does appear.
** Surprisingly averted with April’s two friends,Becky friends, Becky and Duncan. They appear in one episode each.




* {{AintTooProudToBeg}}: Michael in the Teletoon segment ‘Jingle Jingle, Mrs.Dingle’

* {{Ascended Extra}}: minor strip character Allyson Creemore in the Lacewood specials. Michael’s girlfriend Martha also counts as this. A third example is Gordon’s wife Tracey,who actually gets a bit of dialogue in her three appearances in the Teletoon shorts.

* {{Babies Ever After}}: Although the Teletoon timeline doesn’t extend as far as showing Mike and Deanna’s children,Gordon and Tracey’s son Paul puts in an appearance - twice!

* {{CallBack}}: Although never directly seen, the death of Farley the dog is mentioned by Michael in the episode ‘Farley’s Day’.

* {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}: Bryn McAuley (aka the original Caillou) as April in the Teletoon shorts.


* {{Cool Big Sis}}: Elizabeth Patterson is pretty much this in both the Lacewood and Teletoon cartoons.

* {{InSeriesNickname}}: Lizardbreath, for Liz.

* {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}: Teletoon!Martha is implied to be this.

* {{Meganekko}}: Elizabeth in the Lacewood specials and the ‘Growing Years’ segments of the Teletoon shorts.

* {{Noodle Incident}}: Farley’s death,the car accident after which Michael and Deanna reconnected,how Mike and Martha met,basically almost anything that actually received a storyline in the strip.

* {{Sibling Rivalry}}: Michael and Elizabeth,just as in the strip.

* {{The Cutie}}: April,in both the Lacewood specials and Teletoon segments. Liz,to a lesser extent.

* {{Twinkle Smile}}: April.

* {{Vague Age}}: In the Teletoon segments,especially the Later Years.

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\n* {{AintTooProudToBeg}}: AintTooProudToBeg: Michael in the Teletoon segment ‘Jingle "Jingle Jingle, Mrs.Dingle’

Mrs. Dingle".
* {{Ascended Extra}}: minor AscendedExtra: Minor strip character Allyson Creemore in the Lacewood specials. Michael’s girlfriend Martha also counts as this. A third example is Gordon’s wife Tracey,who wife, Tracey, who actually gets a bit of dialogue in her three appearances in the Teletoon shorts.

shorts.
* {{Babies Ever After}}: BabiesEverAfter: Although the Teletoon timeline doesn’t extend as far as showing Mike and Deanna’s children,Gordon children, Gordon and Tracey’s son Paul puts in an appearance - twice!

twice!
* {{CallBack}}: CallBack: Although never directly seen, the death of Farley the dog is mentioned by Michael in the episode ‘Farley’s Day’.

"Farley’s Day".
* {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}: Bryn McAuley (aka the original Caillou) as April in the Teletoon shorts.


* {{Cool Big Sis}}:
CoolBigSis: Elizabeth Patterson is pretty much this in both the Lacewood and Teletoon cartoons.

cartoons.
* {{InSeriesNickname}}: TheCutie: April, in both the Lacewood specials and the Teletoon segments. Also Liz, to a lesser extent.
* InSeriesNickname:
Lizardbreath, for Liz.

Liz.
* {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}: ManicPixieDreamGirl: Teletoon!Martha is implied to be this.

this.
* {{Meganekko}}: Elizabeth in the Lacewood specials and the ‘Growing Years’ "Growing Years" segments of the Teletoon shorts.

shorts.
* {{Noodle Incident}}: NoodleIncident: Farley’s death,the death, the car accident after which Michael and Deanna reconnected,how reconnected, how Mike and Martha met,basically met, basically almost anything that actually received a storyline in the strip.

strip.
* {{Sibling Rivalry}}: SiblingRivalry: Michael and Elizabeth,just Elizabeth, just as in the strip.

strip.
* {{The Cutie}}: April,in both the Lacewood specials and Teletoon segments. Liz,to a lesser extent.

TwinkleSmile: April has one.
* {{Twinkle Smile}}: April.

* {{Vague Age}}:
VagueAge: In the Teletoon segments,especially segments, especially the Later Years.

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* {{Twinkle Smile}}: April.

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* {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}: Teletoon!Martha is implied to be this.


* {{Ain’tTooProudtoBeg}}: Michael in the Teletoon segment ‘Jingle Jingle, Mrs.Dingle’

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* {{Ain’tTooProudtoBeg}}: {{AintTooProudToBeg}}: Michael in the Teletoon segment ‘Jingle Jingle, Mrs.Dingle’


* {{Ain’t Too Proud to Beg}}: Michael in the Teletoon segment ‘Jingle Jingle, Mrs.Dingle’

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* {{Ain’t Too Proud to Beg}}: {{Ain’tTooProudtoBeg}}: Michael in the Teletoon segment ‘Jingle Jingle, Mrs.Dingle’


There are three ‘tiers’ of FBORFW animations. The first was a one-off called The Bestest Present,aired on HBO on December 19,1985. It tells an original Christmas story centered around the Pattersons. Lynn's own children, Aaron and Katie, provided the voices of Michael and Elizabeth, and Rod Johnston made a cameo appearance as the voice of a mailman.

Beginning in 1992, another Ottawa-based studio, Lacewood Productions, produced six more specials, also for CTV. In the United States, these were seen on The Disney Channel. According to Lynn Johnston, the set designs (for instance, for the Patterson's house) which these and subsequent TV programs required led her to develop a much more sophisticated background style in the comic strips, with the layouts of homes and even towns consistent from story to story.

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There are three ‘tiers’ of FBORFW animations. The first was a one-off called The Bestest Present,aired on HBO on December 19,1985. It tells an original Christmas story centered around the Pattersons. Lynn's own children, Aaron and Katie, provided the voices of Michael and Elizabeth, and Rod Johnston made a cameo appearance as appearance, providing the voice of a mailman.

Beginning in 1992, another Ottawa-based studio, Lacewood Productions, produced six more specials, also for CTV. In the United States, these were seen on The Disney Channel. According to Lynn Johnston, the set designs (for instance, for the Patterson's house) which these and subsequent TV programs required led her to develop a much more sophisticated background style in the comic strips, with the layouts of homes and even towns consistent from story to story.
strips.



* {{Adaptation Amalgamation}}: As Brian Enjo is cut out of the Teletoon shorts, Lawrence assumes his personality traits.



* {{Ain’t Too Proud to Beg}}: Michael in the Teletoon segment ‘Jingle Jingle, Mrs.Dingle’



* {{The Cutie}}: April,in both the Lacewood specials and Teletoon segments. Liz,to a lesser extent.

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* {{The Cutie}}: April,in both the Lacewood specials and Teletoon segments. Liz,to a lesser extent.extent.

* {{Vague Age}}: In the Teletoon segments,especially the Later Years.


* {{Adaptation Expansion}}:The Teletoon segment ‘A New Year’ is this for New Year’s Eve 1997 (when Mike announced that he loved Deanna). In the strip,we never saw what the Pattersons were doing at home that New Year’s Eve,nor Tracey showing Deanna around her house.

* {{Adapted Out}}:Mike’s second girlfriend Rhetta.

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* {{Adaptation Expansion}}:The Expansion}}: The Teletoon segment ‘A New Year’ is this for New Year’s Eve 1997 (when Mike announced that he loved Deanna). In the strip,we never saw what the Pattersons were doing at home that New Year’s Eve,nor Tracey showing Deanna around her house.

* {{Adaptational Nice Guy}}: The Patterclan as a whole.

* {{Adapted Out}}:Mike’s Out}}: Mike’s second girlfriend Rhetta.Rhetta. Also applies to his friend Brian, although Brian’s sister Dawn does appear.



* {{Ascended Extra}}:minor strip character Allyson Creemore in the Lacewood specials. Michael’s girlfriend Martha also counts as this. A third example is Gordon’s wife Tracey,who actually gets a bit of dialogue in her three appearances in the Teletoon shorts.

* {{Babies Ever After}}:Although the Teletoon timeline doesn’t extend as far as showing Mike and Deanna’s children,Gordon and Tracey’s son Paul puts in an appearance - twice!

* {{CallBack}}:Although never directly seen, the death of Farley the dog is mentioned by Michael in the episode ‘Farley’s Day’.

* {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}:Bryn McAuley (aka the original Caillou) as April in the Teletoon shorts.


* {{Cool Big Sis}}:Elizabeth Patterson is pretty much this in both the Lacewood and Teletoon cartoons.

* {{InSeriesNickname}}:Lizardbreath, for Liz.

* {{Meganekko}}:Elizabeth in the Lacewood specials and the ‘Growing Years’ segments of the Teletoon shorts.

* {{Noodle Incident}}:Farley’s death,the car accident after which Michael and Deanna reconnected,how Mike and Martha met,basically almost anything that actually received a storyline in the strip.

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* {{Ascended Extra}}:minor Extra}}: minor strip character Allyson Creemore in the Lacewood specials. Michael’s girlfriend Martha also counts as this. A third example is Gordon’s wife Tracey,who actually gets a bit of dialogue in her three appearances in the Teletoon shorts.

* {{Babies Ever After}}:Although After}}: Although the Teletoon timeline doesn’t extend as far as showing Mike and Deanna’s children,Gordon and Tracey’s son Paul puts in an appearance - twice!

* {{CallBack}}:Although {{CallBack}}: Although never directly seen, the death of Farley the dog is mentioned by Michael in the episode ‘Farley’s Day’.

* {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}:Bryn Actor}}: Bryn McAuley (aka the original Caillou) as April in the Teletoon shorts.


* {{Cool Big Sis}}:Elizabeth Sis}}: Elizabeth Patterson is pretty much this in both the Lacewood and Teletoon cartoons.

* {{InSeriesNickname}}:Lizardbreath, {{InSeriesNickname}}: Lizardbreath, for Liz.

* {{Meganekko}}:Elizabeth {{Meganekko}}: Elizabeth in the Lacewood specials and the ‘Growing Years’ segments of the Teletoon shorts.

* {{Noodle Incident}}:Farley’s Incident}}: Farley’s death,the car accident after which Michael and Deanna reconnected,how Mike and Martha met,basically almost anything that actually received a storyline in the strip.



* {{The Cutie}}:April,in both the Lacewood specials and Teletoon segments. Liz,to a lesser extent.

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* {{The Cutie}}:April,in Cutie}}: April,in both the Lacewood specials and Teletoon segments. Liz,to a lesser extent.

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