Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for November 13, 2008

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    margueritem  almost 14 years ago

    I wonder if Calvin married Susie Derkins when he grew up?

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    runar  almost 14 years ago

    I don’t think he grew up.

    Original date on this strip: 1 October 1987.

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    attyush  almost 14 years ago

    “Dumb ol’ tiger?”

    Man…two insults in one statement?

    “Girls are like slugs?” don’t mean to sound chauvinistic…but heh heh heh

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    rico.thespian  almost 14 years ago

    Poor Susie!

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    flammable_feline  almost 14 years ago

    “Go play in a microwave, Susie” hahaha, gotta love it

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    jaigwapa  almost 14 years ago

    calvin’s so mean and i love it!!!

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    prasrinivara  almost 14 years ago

    runar, is margueritem familiar with “Dennis The Menace”?

    margueritem, a shortcut explanation: “Dennis The Menace” has been running since 1951–and Dennis is still 5 1/2!

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    Ray_C  almost 14 years ago

    “Mr. Bun seems comatose.” Oh, that’s great!!! I’m sure I read all these strips back in the 80’s, but it’s almost like I’ve never seen them before.

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    ninmas  almost 14 years ago

    i feel the exact way about girls :)

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    shasneha  almost 14 years ago

    bad calvin so mean

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    Thomito  almost 14 years ago

    Margueritem have you ever watched “Fight Club”? Susie grows up to become Marla anda Calvin will become the narrator (Edward Norton’s character)

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    Coldfusion  almost 14 years ago

    No way…i would play with girls any day…lol lol lol

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    Tetsuo  almost 14 years ago

    There’s also a rumor going around that Calvin grows up to become Frazz ^^

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    jwojr003  almost 14 years ago

    Boy’s will be boy’s

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    rach1  almost 14 years ago

    haa! haa!haa!! “Go play in a microwave Susie.” Poor Calvin hasn’t figured out girls yet.

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    REDSOXbryan  almost 14 years ago

    Ya, Susie…go play in a microwave. Can’t you see Calvin is busy.

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    margueritem  almost 14 years ago

    I know that the strip ended before he grew up, but I’m going with ‘what ifs’ here. I can picture Susie being just like Calvin’s Mom. I can’t see Dennis ever marrying Margaret, however.

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    swolf48110  almost 14 years ago

    I don’t even want to THINK about Dennis marrying Margaret!

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    Yukoner  almost 14 years ago

    … or worse yet, Calvin marrying Margaret.

    Rock on Calvin, you’ll find your special slug eventually.

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    krisbee  almost 14 years ago

    girls exist because otherwise boys will not have any motivation to do anything in life. it will be sooooo boring!!!!! it goes the other way around too… girls need boyz..otherwise to whom they will show off their beautiful dress and nice make up :)

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    coffeeturtle  almost 14 years ago

    Mr. Bun has no kid with the level of imagination that Calvin has, and therefore, is a stuffed toy to everyone. I love it how Hobbes even perceives the bunny as being comatose! :) (from one stuff toy to another)

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    Mowgli-Chiara  almost 14 years ago

    “go play in a microwave” LOL i had forgotten that remark :-D

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    mantenga  almost 14 years ago

    Check out this link for a full C&H/Fight Club parallel explaination. Absoultely fascinating.

    http://metaphilm.com/philm.php?id=2902_0

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    chromosome Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    We used to say “Go play in the freeway.”

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    coffeeturtle  almost 14 years ago

    mantenga, think your link is broken?

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    Matt_Nelsen  almost 14 years ago

    take spaces out of link. this comment section doesnt like underscores.

    http://metaphilm.com/philm.php?id=29_ 0_ 2_ 0

    link fixed

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    fidget360  almost 14 years ago

    It seems to me that Susie simply has too tight of a hold on reality. Calvin would much rather be playing games that no one has ever actually experienced on this planet. No time for ‘playing house’… blah!

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    B2tell  almost 14 years ago

    It does seem like Calvin and Frazz have the same haircut!)

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    nickdangerfield  almost 14 years ago

    Dennis and Gina. Yeowwwww.

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    stpatme  almost 14 years ago

    Hobbes growing up to be Brad Pitt? Woof!!!

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    mrprongs  almost 14 years ago

    Calvin will undoubtedly marry Susie. It’s her reality that’ll keep him grounded, and his imagination that’ll help her live. Calvin is just firmly routed in the girls are icky phase. They’ll just fight alot more than most, because Calvin will always be immature.

    Occasionally, he does play with Susie. One Sunday strip, they were married, but ran into trouble when Calvin became Tarzan. And there was the time he called her a name, then felt bad an apologized.

    Calvin will probably refine Cavinball to have set rules, and go on to make it a real sport. With his creativity, and Susie’s perceived common sense turned good business sense, they’ll go quite far. They complete each other. I also think Calvin is aware of liking Susie more than other girls, and is so confused he blames her for it, and lashes out at her for making him like a girl. Yet through it all, Susie always comes back to him. She knows there’s decency in him towards her, and wants to bring it out when they’re together. When Calvin grows up a little, he’ll like all the attention.

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    stripeyfuzzball  almost 14 years ago

    Mr. Prongs, your future predictions are completely and utterly rediculous. For starters, “Calvinball having rules?” That goes against everything calvin stands for. Furthermore,your final comments are so preposterous, I laughed out loud when I read them. They complete each other. You said, “I also think Calvin is aware of liking Susie more than other girls, and is so confused he blames her for it, and lashes out at her for making him like a girl. Yet through it all, Susie always comes back to him. She knows there’s decency in him towards her, and wants to bring it out when they’re together.” This is a comic about a six-year-old, not a soap opera! The entire “Calvin marries Susie” thing is possibly debatable, but I personally believe that it wouldn’t happen. Calvin certainly does not “like” Susie.

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    margueritem  almost 14 years ago

    Mrprongs: You and I are of a mind. I can can visualize things happening the way that you described. Well put.

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    chasegoobers  almost 14 years ago

    Buzz-kill.

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    dahling128  almost 14 years ago

    wow. way to totally analyze and kill calvin and hobbes u guys.

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    jrot  almost 14 years ago

    “Calvin certainly does not “like” Susie.”

    I seem to remember one strip where she throws a snowball at him, and he’s all excited because that means she likes him.

    SO HAH. MARRIED.

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    tabbylynn  almost 14 years ago

    i love that. He told her to “go play in a microwave, susie. We’re Busy.” i am so using that line. Then hobbes with the “comatose” is just great. this whole thing is greatness.

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    stripeyfuzzball  almost 14 years ago

    Ahh…Jrot, you bring up a good point. In the very beginning of the strip, and Watterson himself has commented on this, he made it so that Susie and Calvin DID sort of have a “love” relationship. However, as the strip progressed, Watterson realized that this was not how he wanted their relationship to be, so it changed to more of a “simply annoyed by one another” relationship. At the airing of this particular strip, as well as the majority of the strips, the latter was how their relationship was conveyed. So, I can see how some people, who have only read the early strips, would seem to think that Calvin and Susie are somehow “desperately in love” with one another. And yes, tabylynn, “go play in the microwave” is one of the best insults ever.

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    stripeyfuzzball  almost 14 years ago

    sigh Well, I tried my best. Sorry for the overlong comments, but one of my pet peeves are the people who seem to have “Calvin and Hobbes” confused with “For better or For Worse.”

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    NoFearPup  almost 14 years ago

    I still don’t get it what makes the tiger come alive?

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    attyush  almost 14 years ago

    @nofearpup: that thingy called imagination

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    NoFearPup  almost 14 years ago

    %I’m sorry ATTYUSH, that was a joke I heard 20 years ago and it still makes me laugh, LOL

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    mrprongs  almost 14 years ago

    Well stripeyfuzzball, if I made you laugh, then good. Laughter promotes better health, and makes you happy. Happy people don’t kill. Therefore, I made the world a little bit better, and a little less violent.

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    dlopez180  almost 14 years ago

    nofearpup my 12 yr old just found out about the strip and asked that same question about Hobbes and the bike. Man that was crazy funny.

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    Bandmom  almost 14 years ago

    I think that calvin and hobbs became a great game development duo and are locked away in a basement someplace writing killer video games and raking in all that money. Susie is just a glimmer in the past.

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    chasegoobers  almost 14 years ago

    My 10- and 8-year-olds love C & H, and it’s really shaping who they are growing up to be. Super cool to watch, and boy, they are so much funnier now…

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    wheelsjo  almost 14 years ago

    Love this guy!

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    comicgirl1000  almost 14 years ago

    i like mr. bun

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    DerkinsVanPelt218  almost 12 years ago

    Interesting how Calvin sees one toy as a sentient being but not another.

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