One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. fear-ciuil

    fear-ciuil said, over 3 years ago

    To be fair, Ken doesn’t have anything that definitively tells gender, either.

  2. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He’s Gone – Grateful Dead Listen at 1:35 for the troll’s line.

  3. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, over 3 years ago

    She knows about bras already? But I’m impressed at how well she’s taking the fact that Joe shot Ken onto the roof. Or did she get tired of Ken?

  4. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 3 years ago


  5. reddogger

    reddogger said, over 3 years ago

    @susan newman Yep, pretty much

  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    When I was a little girl (long before Barbie and Ken) I had 2 dolls (the first one was mesed up by my attempt at “makeup” using nail polish) and there WERE no male dolls (especially I did not have) so my 2 stuffed animals had to do.

    The panda was the king and the floppy bunny was the prince (long floppy ears and all). Come to think of it, the boy next door had red hair and big ears too;-)

  7. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    I love this comic, and Ruthie’s imagination reminds me of myself. I still have as much imagination as a child, but can use it in visualization of anything – foods and memories of stuff.

  8. dennis17

    dennis17 said, over 3 years ago

    So in Ruthie’s imagination Ken and Barbie have separate beds and apparently separate rooms. Also, it’s a loving father who can not only be in the same room with his daughter playing with dolls, but who is paying attention to the action.

  9. dennis17

    dennis17 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, doesn’t a child base gender of a strange child on hair length, clothing, and name? All of which have become unreliable over the last two generations. Even if the child knows about the physical difference he/she may not realize that THAT is the accepted dividing line. In all it was probably just a more “family friendly” way of saying, “If I was an adult girl I’d have protruding breasts.”

  10. dennis17

    dennis17 said, over 3 years ago

    Car wrecks? This is apparently the Lohan/Spears/Hilton version of Barbie.

  11. yldonaldson

    yldonaldson said, over 3 years ago


    There are some things you just accept once you have brothers.

  12. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago


    One year on Christmas Eve my church gave out very small naked plastic baby dolls, the idea being to keep one in your pocket as a reminder. After the service two 8 year old girls were standing together, and one had a doll very close to her eye and was squinting at it, and said “This is NOT a boy!”

  13. Ushindi

    Ushindi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Great story – thanks for the smile.

  14. dennis17

    dennis17 said, over 3 years ago


    The folks in charge didn’t think that out very well. It was a sharp girl to catch the conflict between theology and physical artifact. The minister could point out that “girl dolls” are also not physically correct, and continue on to how there is no sexual differentiation in Heaven. But, all in all,if confronted, it would probably be better to sneak out the side door.

  15. OldestandWisest

    OldestandWisest said, over 3 years ago

    I didn’t know Ruthie had a Lindsay Lohan doll!

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