Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    I suspect Gary originally had a few more strips poking fun at those who thought the world was coming to an end – but he felt sorry for them and decided to give them a pass.

  2. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    This looks familiar. I demand I show me my birth certificate. I’m that old? Last thing I remember was a young man named Zonker evading the draft, er studying at Walden Puddle. They elected who?

  3. beady.el

    beady.el said, over 5 years ago

    Perhaps he had a lot more strips queued up about Trump’s presidential bid – and had to toss them…

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 5 years ago

    It’s funny. We know these are repeat trips, but the date signature in the panel is for today. Does GBT think his readers don’t know this?

    “A comedian is a man with a good memory for jokes standing before an audience that he hopes does not.” - Where does that quotation come from? I can’t remember.

  5. wiwo

    wiwo GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Doughfoot, that’s because they pull vacation strips from the same date some number of years earlier.
    I think he’s actually taking a vacation week—the strip’s not running in the paper this week.

  6. scbaguru

    scbaguru said, over 5 years ago

    It definately was Zeke. He thought there was insurance money involved . See, he’s calling for a lawyeer already.

  7. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 5 years ago

    Doughfoot, I don’t know who said it, (probably a comedian..), but I like it! BTW, guys, if you click on the comic it gets larger, and you can see the year (2010) in the space between panel one and two…

  8. corzak

    corzak said, over 5 years ago

    ^Doughfoot, it was probably Milton Berle. I once heard him – in the late 1980’s I think – cracking hilarious jokes that I hadn’t heard before. Then I realized he was probably pulling material from his ‘Vaudeville memory banks’ . . . 60-year old humor that very few living people can remember.

  9. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 5 years ago


    What wiwo said. Note that the strip date doesn’t have a year.

  10. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Either vacation or having to dump the Trump (or rapture) strips.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 5 years ago


    Good eye. Though I checked last year and these are not the strips that ran in late May in 2010.

  12. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 5 years ago

    Heck beady, if GT’s stumped with Trump he could use Newt instead.

  13. queertoons

    queertoons said, over 5 years ago

    Um, are y’all joshin’, and I’m not gettin’ it? Trudeau famously took a long hiatus from the strip c. 1977. He was popular enough to get away with it, and came back with updates to his characters’ lives that had “happened” while he was away. He invented the vacation for daily comic strip artists. He’s got time off in his contract.

  14. stare

    stare said, over 5 years ago

    Henny Youngman was once asked why Milton Berle was such a great comedian. Youngman said, “Because he knows a million jokes.” The interviewer then asked Youngman if HE knew a million jokes. His response…“who do you think taught Berle?”

  15. Rachel

    Rachel said, over 5 years ago

    Funny, Lewreader!
    I also have followed Doonesbury since it first started, feeling empathy since I also was a political cartoonist in my college newspaper around the same time period. Unlike Yale, though, my religious institution wasn’t as tolerant after one strip poked fun at college dress code

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