Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 05, 2011

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    margueritem  almost 12 years ago

    But will it be daring enough?

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  almost 12 years ago

    Is Coach John visiting from Big Nate?

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    margueritem  almost 12 years ago

    That’s a good question.

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    rogue53  almost 12 years ago

    I think coach never met a donut he didn’t like. An example of an instructor of ‘do as I say, not as I do’.

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    Destiny23  almost 12 years ago

    Keep your chin up, little guy!

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    Wiseguy411  almost 12 years ago

    I don’t think Houdini could get out of this one …

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    Elaine Rosco Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    Give it a try Calvin…you might get stronger and then you can beat up Moe.

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    Hosfac  almost 12 years ago

    Yeah, why is it that gym teachers were always overweight, and shop teachers were always missing part of a finger?

    Just doesn’t seem like the right people to be teaching fitness and shop safety to me…

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    GROG Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    None of my gym instructors looked like that. Though there was one who turned beet-red any time he demonstrated anything,

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    Phapada  almost 12 years ago

    No comment space man spiff….

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    tnazar  almost 12 years ago

    Calvin is in a lot better shape than the jock – probably more mature too.

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    tripwire45  almost 12 years ago

    I don’t remember a “gym” class in elementary school. We just had recess and played on the playground.

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    Number Three  almost 12 years ago

    The only thing I was good at was Trampolining…

    I KNOW it’s easy but I could do different moves on it.

    LOL xxx

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    Number Three  almost 12 years ago

    I would say the second one.


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    KEA  almost 12 years ago

    Kelly: And now for one of our ingenious escapes.Scott: If only the door weren’t locked.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 12 years ago

    If Calvin could pull this off, he wouldn’t have to do it anymore; it would be broken!

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    kinda reminds me of how i felt about gym when i was a kid.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 12 years ago

    The gym instructor might do better at teaching sumo-wrestling.

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    Puddleglum2  almost 12 years ago

    If Calvin jumps high enough, he could ‘pass the bar’. That might help him to escape!

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    zerotsm  almost 12 years ago

    As I recall, all my gym instructors were in pretty good shape and my shop teachers had all their fingers.

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    APersonOfInterest  almost 12 years ago

    He has more chins than a China Town phone book.

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 12 years ago

    How’s Calvin supposed to reach that bar? The one time he jumped that high, he left his skin behind.…Ever notice that the rare one-timers in C&H are more caricatured on average? I’m thinking of the movie ticket lady as well.

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    Rainsong01  almost 12 years ago

    Lol… I once had a gym instructor who always wore shorts, no matter how cold it was. She always told us, “The day I wear pants is the day you can say it’s cold.”

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    chovil  almost 12 years ago

    That’s kind of how I look at the treadmill at the Y.Only there’s no escape.

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    TexasBigDaddy  almost 12 years ago

    Hobbs in the getaway car-ready to drive!

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    transwarpmail-comics  almost 12 years ago

    Love the 400-pound gym instructor

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    dreamingahead  almost 12 years ago

    I wonder if the proportions of the gym instructor originate in Calvin’s active imagination the same way Space Frog does.

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    cosman  almost 12 years ago

    I’m still laughing..

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    LingeeWhiz  almost 12 years ago

    Uh oh…I feel another trip to the principals office coming on.

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    Alyianna  almost 12 years ago

    Go ahead…can you please give us a demo, Coach?

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    quartermain  almost 12 years ago

    We had a muscle bound coach come up from NYC to our small upstate HS and taught us tumbling, which was humbling.

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    rolleg  almost 12 years ago

    Un-fond memories of my gym classes. Miraculously, however, I was able to get out of the most horrifying “exercises.” Sometimes.

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    rentier  almost 12 years ago

    No comment from me here today? I must change this!

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    coffeeturtle  almost 12 years ago

    LOL! We’re rooting for ya Spaceman Spiff! :-)

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    dhuff  almost 12 years ago

    Bill Watterson graduated from Chagrin Falls High School. That gym teacher is based on Coach Quisenberry, although he wasn’t fat. The face is that of “coach”, a former marine sargent. Every once in a while there are subtle references to people and places in Chagrin. Its fun to be able to recognize them.

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    Gretchen's Mom  almost 12 years ago

    The chin-up bar is so high and Calvin is so short. How exactly is the boy supposed to “get on it”???

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    khpage  almost 12 years ago

    Time to power up the spaceship and get on down the line….

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 12 years ago

    coach has more chins than the Bejing DEX book.

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    DerkinsVanPelt218  almost 12 years ago

    That gym instructor must have been in the Malomars.

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    Sk8er123  almost 12 years ago

    Calvin daydreams too much, I doubt he will be able to do even 1 chin- up!

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    GROG Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    I’d love to see the gym teacher demonstrate with a few chin-ups.

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    pieman321  almost 12 years ago

    get on it

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    pouncingtiger  almost 12 years ago

    When was the last time that gym instructor passed gym or a physical?

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    raymond940  almost 12 years ago

    I got a funny respond for Calvin for this one. You know how the P.E teacher is chubby?Calvin should say “how do you do it?Can you do some for us so we know how to do it?”


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    wellhoney  almost 12 years ago

    When I look at the instructor, it reminds me of a cop I sawa couple months back and me thinking “How the heck couldhe EVER catch a criminal?” He was kind of a 5X5. Totallyridiculous for a policeman. :)

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    pieman321  almost 12 years ago

    SPACEMAN SPIFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

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    The_bunny_guy  about 3 years ago

    That guy just doesn’t look qualified for the job. I mean, can he do at least 20 chin ups.

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