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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 22, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 5 months ago

    Duplicate #2 should have had the decency to do the homework and give it to #5 to hand it in.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  5 months ago

    At least the real Calvin will never have to go to the principal’s office ever again.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  5 months ago

    Also I figured they’d go in order by duplicate numbers.

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    orinoco womble  5 months ago

    That’s it—Calvin has MPD.

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    codycab  5 months ago

    At least they don’t have a classroom full of Calvins.

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    Sonic the Hedgehog  5 months ago

    This is getting out of hand

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    JoanHelen  5 months ago

    The principal must be wondering how much stranger Calvin’s stories can become.

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    alaskajohn1  5 months ago

    If they are clones, how do they know what their numbers are?

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    Orcatime  5 months ago

    Where are the rest of them hiding?

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    Watcher  5 months ago

    #5, they are the adults Calvin has to deal with everyday of his life, give them a break for they know not your ways.

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    222jo  5 months ago

    No 5 needs to make sure the detention is tomorrow.

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    Barry1941  5 months ago

    I love this story line.

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    Mighty Phavahg Premium Member 5 months ago

    Just think of me as an imaginary irrational number.

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    posse1 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I love the principal! The way he’s all slumped (obviously he got comfy from the lengthy Calvin explanation), his yoga hands and his expression~ spot on! Calvin being so indignant in the last panel is priceless.

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    Troglodyte  5 months ago

    Gee, adults can be so dense sometimes!

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    cubswin2016  5 months ago

    I bet the principal is thinking of retirement.

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    anishakjaiswal  5 months ago

    The expression on the Principal’s face is priceless ! lol !

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  5 months ago

    This is going to be a whole new cabinet for Calvin’s files

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    muffi  5 months ago

    Calvin grows up to be Dr. Evil for sure. It’s actually quite brilliant.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  5 months ago

    This is definitely going on his permanent record.

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    rshive  5 months ago

    And the Principal thought he’d seen it all.

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    mattro53  5 months ago

    I was a middle school teacher and I’d rather have taught a first grade class with several Calvins. Better mischievous than malicious and in the grip of hormones.

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    jpayne4040  5 months ago

    Makes perfect sense to me! (-:

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Obviously, if #2 was here yesterday, #3 should be here today. You can see why they’re confused.

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    mjhoshaw  5 months ago

    Yep, that’s the principal’s expression I was imagining after reading yesterday’s strip.

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    BiggerNate91  5 months ago

    Last panel is the best. “Look, I don’t see what’s so hard about this!”

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    jridgeway  5 months ago

    Have to respect Calvin for sticking to his story though….

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    WCraft Premium Member 5 months ago

    Go ahead and give me detention – but please make it for tomorrow.

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    hagarthehorrible  5 months ago

    I love the look in the principal’s eyes.

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    hagarthehorrible  5 months ago

    That way we should be reading 5 strips per day. Apparently, Bill is not interested in creating that may strips.

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    GuacamoleCostsExtra  5 months ago

    I wish i had that kind of commitment to my imagination when I was a kid. I would have caved the first time my mom got mad at me.

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    Lightpainter  5 months ago

    It is psychologically interesting that Calvin could even think this duplicate scam would work at school. If this happened for real, I would be sure he was insane. A total mental break with reality…and for days on end. He could rival Sybil.

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    Calvinist1966  5 months ago

    When there was still only one duplicate, someone called this arc “A Tale of Two Calvins”. It was actually closer to “The Prince and the Pauper” as Mom refused to believe either Calvin or the duplicate about the duplication. In “The Prince and the Pauper”, neither boy recognized anyone known to the other and this included the Prince’s inability to recognize the Pauper’s mother who mistook him for the Pauper. Both boys were wrongly thought to be mad but the Pauper (who was still thought to be the Prince) was still expected to succeed his father as King whether mad or not.

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    justal  5 months ago

    calvin’s duplicates. stupid. I skip this comic

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    fix-n-fly  5 months ago

    Calvin, I think you got some ’splaining to do….

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    Joliet Jake  5 months ago

    The poor principal has got that “they don’t pay me enough” look on his face … again.

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    jel354  5 months ago

    Looks like the duplicates do not share a hive mind…

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    pamela welch Premium Member 5 months ago

    LOVE this comic; this storyline is so funny — LOLOL

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    hamon  5 months ago

    There should have been a spin off series.

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