Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ said, almost 6 years ago

    Hmmm…

  2. rayannina

    rayannina said, almost 6 years ago

    Clearly, Rick doesn’t respect Jeff.

    Then again, Jeff hasn’t earned any …

  3. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, almost 6 years ago

    Hitchhikers, the improbability factor is very high.

  4. Larry

    Larry said, almost 6 years ago

    i can imagine this might end up like Bill Murry and Dan Akroid”s movie SPIES LIKE US.

  5. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, almost 6 years ago

    Well for starters, Rick’s standing back and letting him do it without so much as a word of protest. Even though the likelihood is high that his son will come back in a box.

    In that regard, he fits very well into the mold of the average Red State American. Amoral? Children do learn what they are taught.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, almost 6 years ago

    I suspect Joanie and Rick were a bit caught up in their careers when Jeff was young. Can’t remember.

    However, Jeff is an adult, and Rick does say it’s ludicrous. I suppose he could suggest to Jeff that he not go, but if memory serves, Jeff hasn’t listened to anything they’ve said for years.

  7. Chatoyant

    Chatoyant said, almost 6 years ago

    Brilliant! I’d turn this plot into a full -blown screen play!

    Are we sure Jeff isn’t Raoul Duke’s lovechild?

  8. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, almost 6 years ago

    Jeff is in his mid-late 20s.

  9. joe

    joe said, almost 6 years ago

    Rick loves Jeff as any father should. It’s just Jeff isn’t “any” son.

  10. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    cdward said: I suspect Joanie and Rick were a bit caught up in their careers when Jeff was young. Can’t remember.

    Joanie and Rick were very much caught up in their careers. Check August 1986 in the archives for good examples.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 6 years ago

    Gee,,, Give Jeff some credit. He can pack his own suitcase.

  12. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, almost 6 years ago

    Jeff’s the Tiger Child answer to Tiger Parents.

  13. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Actually, there is no telling what a couple of college boy slackers can accomplish with no plan & dumb luck. I’d put him in a dress & call him Bonnie Prince Charlie, my crazy uncle. “You know his mind ain’t been the same since he came out of Bumfartz’ prison.” Oh, wait, I’m the crazy uncle.

  14. palin drome

    palin drome said, almost 6 years ago

    His father’s condescension angers Jeff so that he blurts out the mission. Then, when Rick annihilates the Red Rascal by calling his plan ludicrous, Jeff’s pathetic defense is that Zipper believes in him.

    Rick stands for us skeptical readers, Jeff’s fantasy equates with G.T.’s strip, and Zipper represents the readers—and posters—who turn to Doonesbury as a surrogate for reality (“just a cartoon”).

  15. Muchadou

    Muchadou said, almost 6 years ago

    Classic! Love it, love it, love it. Bet this storyline makes Doons history. Handily, Jeff has ended up with today’s date tattooed on his arm in panel 3. Nice, if accidental, touch. :))

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