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YMMV / Marvin

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  • Harsher in Hindsight: Tom Armstrong himself said the inspiration for Marvin was both his own experiences as a parent as well as various 1980s news articles about an increased birth rate of babies during said decade. Knowing this, it can be harder to look at the strip nowadays given that by the start of the 21st century, birth rates in First World countries have plummeted.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A Sunday May 8, 1988 strip shows Jeff and Jenny bottle feeding Marvin while lamenting how time goes by fast and Marvin won't be a baby forever. The final panel shows an adult Marvin being fed by his now elderly parents with him saying in thought balloons that he'll always be their baby. Besides being both a Tearjerker and very heartwarming, it's also funny as in the present, Marvin is still a baby.
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  • Squick: The incessant, OTT Toilet Humor can cross the line into this.