Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 18, 2010

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    margueritem  about 14 years ago

    Poor little one..I wonder how she gets out of this?

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 14 years ago

    Good morning margueritem!

    Maybe Calvin will step up and tell what really happened!

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    asc688  about 14 years ago

    same scene from nightmare on elm street movies

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    jorgefdz  about 14 years ago

    ohh ohh.. looks like a nightmare on elm street movie set…

    be aware of freddy kruger at the end of the hallway

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    rentier  about 14 years ago

    You can be brought in such terrible situations by the fault of others and nobody knows, if you can get out of it again!

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    COWBOY7  about 14 years ago

    Always seems that way, Suzie!

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    carmy  about 14 years ago

    The long, lonely walk to perdition. Nice knowing you, Susie!

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    moronbis  about 14 years ago

    sent to Principal’s room for talking in class and writing notes? too much for a six-year old sincere girl like Susie…

    I hope that the Principal is more discerning than Mrs.Wormwood… Calvin, I love your carelessness but I am sorry you will have to pay for it…

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    Pacejv  about 14 years ago

    Reminds me of Tom Hanks’ movie: “The Green Mile.”

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    lovelycove  about 14 years ago

    Boy do I remember walking down those halls.

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    pouncingtiger  about 14 years ago

    Yay! Susie got into trouble.

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    dradk  about 14 years ago

    yeah, VistaBill. dream on. i don’t see calvin being chivalric.

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    Yukoner  about 14 years ago

    How many of you remember that sinking feeling of being sent to see the principal. I sure do. It was a question of whether I would throw up or wet myself first.

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    billydub  about 14 years ago

    Susie, tell the principal the TRUTH. Rat out that Calvin fink!!!

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    lazygrazer  about 14 years ago

    Wonder if she’ll be granted one last meal.

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    Rakkav  about 14 years ago

    “Yay, Suzie got into trouble”???

    I thought I left that kind of thinking behind in middle school. Guess not.

    Don’t worry, sports fans, once Susie starts talking…nah, I’ll let you find out for yourselves. :)

    (How droll: I’ve been misspelling the poor girl’s name in the tags for months. Sorry, Susie!)

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    Cymbol  about 14 years ago

    Oh yes, the LONG walk to that office…how well I remember! I also remember one year I wore a pair of black oxfords that SQUEAKED. I was more mortified over the squeak than being sent to that office. Classroom doors were always open, the other kids would look my way as I walked (squeaked!) by. Thinking back, one of my infractions was writing ‘nope’ on a yes/no test for all the no’s. Unfortunately my teacher did not appreciate my sense of humour. Same teacher also caught me passing notes. One of the rare occasions she didn’t send me on that forced march, just yelled bloody murder. She had a good set of lungs too! Ah the memories!

    I’m amazed we never see Susy’s parents nose to nose bellowing at Calvin’s parents for the trouble he gets her into.

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    mike.firesmith  about 14 years ago

    Oh yeah I remember that walk. Each and every time it seemed to get longer, and that was just the first week,

    Morning Marg! Morning Fran and Kizzzzy!

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    jerrywmc  about 14 years ago

    My, my, good people! Such fear and angst from a trip to the principals office? Why, once you get past the first forty or fifty times, ti’s nothing.

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    tfaulk13  about 14 years ago

    I never had the walk myself… My best friend and i did get chased out of the classroom by our math teacher. He was throwing erasers and chalk at us. Once we got out the door we ran all the way to the far end of the playground and waited until the bell for lunch rang. We managed to sneak into the cafeteria unnoticed. The next day Mr Mann acted as though nothing had happened (and we were happy to go along with it).

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    JTGAM  about 14 years ago

    This time Calvin’s gone too far! I’m sorry but, Poor Susie! She didn’t do anything to desrve this! She’s just the typical little organized, over-acheiver that wants everything just so and organized and everything in its place and then along comes Calvin! She just wanted to hand in her A+ bug /insect collection. Poor little thing. People like her DO die of mortification in situations like this. Calvin’s gonna get his.

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    richard65  about 14 years ago

    If you took this walk often enough you learned the true meaning of compassion

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    lewisbower  about 14 years ago

    Before opening bell, I would leave my little brown paper bag in the Principal’s fridge. I knew I’d be back by noon.

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    ocean17  about 14 years ago

    While the original Calvin and Hobbes was running, I always thought Susie sould have had her own spinoff strip. She’s an interesting character, cute as a button, also a loner, and just as bright and neurotic as Calvin in her own ways. I can see a couple of kids like this being friends for a lifetime.

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    jslabotnik  about 14 years ago

    Did Susie leave her bug collection unattended?

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    fran650  about 14 years ago

    Kizzzzzy says “Hey” to Mike Firesmith and Loki.

    Finger pointing is not attractive, Susie. Besides the empty hallway is a great place to practice some yodeling.

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    DolphinGirl78  about 14 years ago

    Poor thing…

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    Northwoodser  about 14 years ago

    It serves her right for always trying to get poor innocent Calvin in trouble.

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    Ldywldkat  about 14 years ago

    I usually try to not get to philosophical about C&H but I can’t help myself with this storyline.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if all the kids were getting in trouble for at school these days was for passing notes and talking in class?

    I feel old when I say… Those were the days…

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    GROG Premium Member about 14 years ago

    VistaBill, fat chance of that happening. He’s probably savoring every mooment of this, the little monster.

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    wicky  about 14 years ago

    Little goodie two-shoes has got her comeuppance, finally.

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    gaebie  about 14 years ago

    And while little, cute Suzy is squirming in the principle’s office…..

    Calvin now has a really neat bug collection to turn in!!!!

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    MontanaLady  about 14 years ago

    Egads! Never had to make that WALK……..sounds like I missed out on something????

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    cleokaya  about 14 years ago

    I remember this walk, but the school disciplinarian was the vice principal.

    At this moment Calvin must be feeling pretty smug.

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    treBsdrawkcaB  about 14 years ago

    The principle knows the real scoop and exonerates Suzie after she gets done panicking. Calvin - of course - joins them shortly.

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    Puddleglum2  about 14 years ago

    Don’t worry! Susie will come out all right in the long haul (hall).

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    Puddleglum2  about 14 years ago

    Is this the Hall of Justice? We shall see. “Shall We Dance?” - from the King and I “We Shall See the King!”

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    mrslukeskywalker  about 14 years ago


    Expel the little trouble maker!

    (I’m kidding, of course.)

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    jestrfyl  about 14 years ago

    Been there, done that perp walk. Years later it is amazing how small those halls really are - but the same is true for the principal as well.

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    aelwero  about 14 years ago

    “jerrywmc said,

    My, my, good people! Such fear and angst from a trip to the principals office? Why, once you get past the first forty or fifty times, ti’s nothing.”

    Absolutely :)

    I had gym class (in an annex across the street) right before metal shop, on the other end of the main building, and the only way I made it on time is if I ran. I got fed up with running and started walking to the office instead of my class. eventually, I “owed” the principal about 800 hours of detention, because the penalty for skipping it was to have it doubled, and I didn’t always feel like going… Eventually, he changed the policy, because it wound up just being silly :) An hour a day for 800 hours? I would have had to come back after graduation to finish em out :)

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    Smiley Rmom  about 14 years ago

    Never had to go to the principal’s office for being in trouble. But I always wondered why a troublemaker would go, unless they were escorted? I mean, wouldn’t a trouble maker think it was a good excuse to gyp school?

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    Caretaker245  about 14 years ago

    Reminds me of jr high school… the principal’s name was Slaughter so if you got sent to the office for anything you heard “oooooooo goin’ to the slaughter-house!!!”… ahhhh those were the days………

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    Captain_Commando  about 14 years ago

    Northwoodser said, “It serves her right for always trying to get poor innocent Calvin in trouble.”

    Submachine said, “Little goodie two-shoes has got her comeuppance, finally.”

    It’s been said that great minds think alike

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    freeholder1  about 14 years ago

    From the halls of Principal Zooma, To the shores of trip old Hobbes’ knee, We will kick old Calvin’s guts out later In the lavatory…

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    Gretchen's Mom  about 14 years ago

    VistaBill said: Maybe Calvin will step up and tell what really happened!

    Yeah, right! Calvin step up and take the blame for something that’s all his fault?!?!? I don’t think so!!!!!

    Miss Wormwood really IS a worm! Sending one of her (most likely) best student to the principal’s office simply for talking in class (once) and writing a note (once)???!!! I went to a Catholic school for the first 8 years of my school life and didn’t get treated this harshly by the nuns!!!!!!!!!!

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    ratlum  about 14 years ago

    Ah come on shes a good student shares her knowledge with others gets treated like this. Could cool her on being a good person. Calvin you little stinker.

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    dflak  about 14 years ago

    Made all the more dramatic since Susie appears to be about 15 inches tall. At that, she seems to be an inch taller than Calvin.

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    kurtjmartin  about 14 years ago

    Hobbes needs to save the day and Susie!

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member about 14 years ago

    Susie was framed. She needs a good Lawyer

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    dahawk  about 14 years ago

    My devoted, sweet, timid and lovely wife to be, in a rush to catch the school bus which showed up early, left her homework due that day on the kitchen table. Teacher made her sit in a chair outside in the hall. She never ever forgot it again, but it almost scarred her for life and certainly would have had she been sent to the principal’s office. She cannot remember ever getting a spanking at home or in school.

    We celebrate our 50th this year.

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    chovil  about 14 years ago

    The hall is so big because it’s so empty. Everyone else is in class. It’s a lonely trip. I expect if Calvin had to make it he’d don his Spaceman Spiff persona, and make his escape from the evil aliens.

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    ComicMaddy  about 14 years ago

    Damn! This troublemaker Susie is a bad influence on poor innocent Calvin. He should find a way to shake her off his tail!

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    masterturtle  about 14 years ago

    if you are so sure you are right run away from the school, and prove your innocence my girl. you dont have to take this punishment, unless, you are guilty in some way.

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    masterturtle  about 14 years ago

    the truth is she was writing notes and she was talking in class. wow, people think susie is innocent have a limited moral perception. just because someone else does it doesnt make it right for you to follow suit. the thing that seperates calvin and susie is that susie is stupid enough to get caught and calvin.. well he just dont give a damm

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    pintcape  about 14 years ago

    the first time to the principal office is always scary,hopefully she won’t show him her fear.

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    SuperAndy Premium Member about 14 years ago

    R_Noonan, I agree about the size of elementary school hallways… high school, too even!

    The sense of perspective in the final panel is awesome.

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    harrietbe  about 14 years ago

    it’s interesting how many of us remember a walk to the Principal’s office. Does that say something about our affection for Calvin… our amusement at his dilemas?

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  59. Cathy aack Premium Member about 14 years ago

    One of my trips to the principal’s office ended up with me sitting in the little tiny desks in the first grade classroom (I was in 6th grade at the time & it was a tight fit).

    My first grade teacher had a whole repertoire of punishments that never got us out of her sight. We were tied to our desks, our mouths were tied up, hands were smacked with the ruler, we were stood in the corner, spanked in front of the class and a whole host of other fun stuff. She did several stints in a mental hospital, but actually I really liked her – except when I was the one with my mouth tied up (for talking of course) and she invited the principal to come and see me. That was a little embarassing.

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    Demonsloth  about 14 years ago

    This is the first time I ever felt angry at Calvin, poor Susie =(

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