Classic Doonesbury (1971) by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 1 year ago

    BD doesn’t know the meaning of “negative”?

  2. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    BD’s not into those big words. Or he thinks it’s some sort of stoner slang.

  3. haggerty333

    haggerty333 said, about 1 year ago

    BD, doesn’t know the meaning of of a lot of thinks.

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    It is good to have a translator.

  5. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    #71, offensive lineman — probably your best bet to find a really smart guy on the football team.

  6. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Guess who’s not gonna be a draft pick…

  7. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 1 year ago

    Note the deliberate difference in the fourth panel. An occasional recurring theme throughout the 40+ years of Doonesbury.
    Mike

  8. SueB1863

    SueB1863 said, about 1 year ago

    BD doesn’t talk hippie/ stoner.

  9. the old professor

    the old professor said, about 1 year ago

    The really amusing thing is that some of us actually talked like that back then – seems pretty hilarious from 40+ years later. :-)

  10. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 1 year ago

    @Mike31g

    I used to think GT was being subtle there, but now I think he drew these strips while feeling the mellow from a good joint, so wasn’t into the whole “continuity” thing.

  11. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I seem to remember that during Trudeau’s time at Yale, the football team had a quarterback named Brian Dowling. Coincidence?

  12. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, about 1 year ago

    It does. And Doonesbury was Gary’s roommate; Charles “The Doones” Pillsbury.

  13. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 1 year ago

    @Mike31g

    Oh, neat! I didn’t even notice that until I read your comment.
    30 changing to 32.

  14. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, about 1 year ago

    Brian Dowling was BD. GT and BD are still friends. Can you dig it?;)

  15. BuckyKatt999

    BuckyKatt999 said, about 1 year ago

    I’ve never seen any of these, and since I too am from that “groovy” era, there’s that little bit extra to laugh at, even if the laughter is slightly rueful.
    Never noticed the change in the fourth panel before. Thanks for pointing it out.

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