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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: We never do find out why Jeremy's {{Sadist Teacher}}, Mrs. Butcher, hates him enough to write his grades ''in her own blood''.

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* ValuesResonance: In a 1999 strip published during the height of post-Columbine hysteria, Jeremy responds to his father's claims that [[TheNewRockAndRoll the video game industry is the cause of youth violence]] by jokingly accusing the automotive industry of causing the high amount of deaths in car accidents. After the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 and the Parkland shooting in 2018, claims like those of Jeremy's dad would end up resurfacing again and facing just as much derision from actual youths and gamers, with the argument reaching a new height in the latter case when American president Donald Trump himself blamed video game violence for the massacre.

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* ValuesDissonance: In a mid-90's strip, Jeremy sees his dad smoking a cigar. Walt explains that one of his patients gave them out in celebration of a new baby, and then asks Jeremy "What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?" Not exactly something you'd expect to hear a responsible dad say to his son, especially in times of so many anti-drug campaigns.


* HilariousInHindsight: One arc involved Jeremy teaching Walt how to use the computer's new voice recognition software. In one strip, Walt says, "Call the plumber," believing that the computer would do so. Thanks to [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology marching on]], apps such as Siri, Cortana, or Alexa would fulfill Walt's desire to have voice recognition software obey his requests.

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* HilariousInHindsight: One arc involved Jeremy teaching Walt how to use the computer's new voice recognition software. In one strip, Walt says, "Call the plumber," plumber" believing that the computer would do so. Thanks to [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology marching on]], apps such as Siri, Cortana, or Alexa would fulfill Walt's desire to have voice recognition software obey his requests.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pierce!

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pierce!Pierce! CloudcuckooLander, animal lover, and DeadpanSnarker.


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* HilariousInHindsight: One arc involved Jeremy teaching Walt how to use the computer's new voice recognition software. In one strip, Walt says, "Call the plumber," believing that the computer would do so. Thanks to [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology marching on]], apps such as Siri, Cortana, or Alexa would fulfill Walt's desire to have voice recognition software obey his requests.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The Christmas strip where Jeremy's parents give him a vintage electric guitar. Jeremy's reaction is to exclaim: "PinchMe, I must be dreaming!" His mom [[SubvertedTrope does so]]... causing him to wake up and find that his present is [[RealityEnsues a pair of socks]]. With pictures of electric guitars on them.

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The Christmas strip where Jeremy's parents give him a vintage electric guitar. Jeremy's reaction is to exclaim: "PinchMe, I must be dreaming!" His mom [[SubvertedTrope does so]]... causing him to wake up and find that his present is [[RealityEnsues a pair of socks]]. With pictures of electric guitars on them.


* AcceptableInevitableTargets: Both teens and adults are lampooned from the opposite perspective.

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* AcceptableInevitableTargets: AcceptableTargets: Both teens and adults are lampooned from the opposite perspective.


* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted. Despite the fact that the comic began in 1997, and the creators haven't raised a teenager in ''quite'' a while, they're still able to perfectly capture teenage and parent life without feeling like you're watching [[{{ComicStrip/Blondie}} a rerun from a really old sitcom.]]
** Your mileage is definitely going to vary on that one. Another, less charitable take might be that the strip is a printed slurry of lazy, decades-old stereotypes and a 60-something man's Oedipal Complex.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted. Despite the fact Some think that the comic began in 1997, and the creators haven't raised a teenager in ''quite'' a while, they're are still able to perfectly capture teenage and parent life without feeling like you're watching [[{{ComicStrip/Blondie}} a rerun from a really old sitcom.]]
** Your mileage is definitely going to vary on
sitcom, despite the fact that one. Another, less charitable take might be the comic began in 1997 and that the creators haven't raised a teenager in ''quite'' a while. Others think the strip is a printed slurry of lazy, decades-old stereotypes and a 60-something man's Oedipal Complex.


* IAmNotShazam: Jeremy is never called "Zits" in the comic.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted. Despite the fact that the comic began in 1997, and the creators haven't raised a teenager in ''quite'' a while, they're still able to perfectly capture teenage and parent life without feeling like you're watching [[{{ComicStrip/Blondie}} a rerun from a really old sitcom.]]

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* IAmNotShazam: Jeremy is never called "Zits" in the comic.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted. Despite the fact that the comic began in 1997, and the creators haven't raised a teenager in ''quite'' a while, they're still able to perfectly capture teenage and parent life without feeling like you're watching [[{{ComicStrip/Blondie}} a rerun from a really old sitcom.]]]]
** Your mileage is definitely going to vary on that one. Another, less charitable take might be that the strip is a printed slurry of lazy, decades-old stereotypes and a 60-something man's Oedipal Complex.


* UnfortunateImplications: The infamous "Signs of the Apocalypse" strip. The strip has [[HiddenDepths Walt waxing eloquently]] on his opinion of Music/FiftyCent 's career arc. Connie, by contrast, stands there with a [[StepfordSmiler glazed, hollow look in her eyes]] and an unsettling smile and only says "Ditto!" That's right, guys, women not only should [[ValuesDissonance unquestioningly agree with their husbands]], but they shouldn't even elaborate on their feelings, am I right?
** Given that Connie is unquestionably the dominant partner in their relationship, that's reading a hell of a lot into a facial expression.
*** Besides, the point is they ''are'' out of character. It's a ''sign of the apocalypse'', after all.


* UnfortunateImplications: The infamous "Signs of the Apocalypse" strip. The strip has [[HiddenDepths Walt waxing eloquently]] on his opinion of FiftyCent 's career arc. Connie, by contrast, stands there with a [[StepfordSmiler glazed, hollow look in her eyes]] and an unsettling smile and only says "Ditto!" That's right, guys, women not only should [[ValuesDissonance unquestioningly agree with their husbands]], but they shouldn't even elaborate on their feelings, am I right?

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* UnfortunateImplications: The infamous "Signs of the Apocalypse" strip. The strip has [[HiddenDepths Walt waxing eloquently]] on his opinion of FiftyCent Music/FiftyCent 's career arc. Connie, by contrast, stands there with a [[StepfordSmiler glazed, hollow look in her eyes]] and an unsettling smile and only says "Ditto!" That's right, guys, women not only should [[ValuesDissonance unquestioningly agree with their husbands]], but they shouldn't even elaborate on their feelings, am I right?



* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted. Despite the fact that the comic began in 1997, and the creators haven't raised a teenager in ''quite'' a while, they're still able to perfectly capture teenage and parent life without feeling like you're watching [[{{Blondie}} a rerun from a really old sitcom.]]

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Averted. Despite the fact that the comic began in 1997, and the creators haven't raised a teenager in ''quite'' a while, they're still able to perfectly capture teenage and parent life without feeling like you're watching [[{{Blondie}} [[{{ComicStrip/Blondie}} a rerun from a really old sitcom.]]

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*** Besides, the point is they ''are'' out of character. It's a ''sign of the apocalypse'', after all.

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** Given that Connie is unquestionably the dominant partner in their relationship, that's reading a hell of a lot into a facial expression.


* TearJerker: Connie sadly looking at Jeremy, while imagining herself "unzipping" his body to reveal his happy childhood self, who proceeds to play with his mom. She looks at the current Jeremy and sighs. Mothers still write in telling the creators it's their [[http://content.comicskingdom.net/Zits/Zits.20100131_large.gif favorite strip]].

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