Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 02, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  15 days ago

    To avoid cleaning the bathtub afterwards, Mom should hose him down in the backyard.

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    codycab  15 days ago

    Was that really your plan, Calvin?

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    Sugar Bombs 95  15 days ago

    A real chimney sweep sings and dances and talks in a bad Cockney accent.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  15 days ago

    At least he’ll enjoy the bath this time.

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    Dave427  15 days ago

    Run him through the car wash.

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    ninjanick101  15 days ago

    You need to rethink your hiding places, Calvin.

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    snsurone76  15 days ago

    Who’s gonna clean the huge bathtub ring??

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    Bilan  15 days ago

    Calvin hides in the chimney to avoid a bath?? Not one of the better thought-out ideas.

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    MichaelAxelFleming  15 days ago

    Soot yourself.

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    DaveG1960  15 days ago

    He would have got up further, but Dick Van D yke was blocking the way…..

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    Dr. Quatermass  15 days ago

    C’mon lady, just throw him outside and get the hose. Worked with Bill the Cat in that one Bloom County episode. ACKK PHBBPPT!

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    Calvinist1966  15 days ago

    Something that no one has commented on is that all the soot is on Calvin. There is no soot on the floor and no soot on Hobbes. Obviously, there is no soot on the floor as Mom had already filled the bath and she then searched for Calvin, got angry and called him and then got herself sooty carrying him to the bath.

    My explanation for why there is no soot on Hobbes is one which many readers will share but many other readers will refuse to accept. Hobbes walked to the bathroom to join Calvin there after Mom placed Calvin in the bath. If Mom comes back into the bathroom and sees Hobbes there, she will wonder yet again how he could have got there and whether he really could have walked.

    One reader did point that out as an explanation for why Mom called to Hobbes when she and Dad were searching for him back in 1988. The reader pointed out that Mom spends a lot of time in the house with Hobbes while Calvin is in school so she will have many subconscious memories of Hobbes moving around without Calvin.

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    Purple People Eater  15 days ago

    Good luck will rub off when he shakes hands with you.

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member 15 days ago

    When I was his age, my brother and I would sneak down to the basement to climb up and slide down the coal pile.

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    SquidGamerGal  14 days ago

    What made you think it was a good idea to hide the chimney?!

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    Old Bosun  14 days ago

    Chim chimineyChim chimineyChim chim cher-oo!

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    rgulyash  14 days ago

    I’m thinking power washer here

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    ssejhill  14 days ago

    Though I’m covered with soot

    From me ’ead to me toes

    A sweep knows ’e’s welcome

    Wherever ’e goes

    Chim chiminey

    Chim chiminey

    Chim chim cher-ee!

    When you’re with a sweep

    You’re in glad company

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    Just-me  14 days ago

    Be better to wrap him in an old sheet and take him to the car wash unwrap him and use the power washer.

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    ladykat  14 days ago

    OMG, Calvin, whatever possessed you? You’re going to need more than one bath to get the soot off!

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    mindjob  14 days ago

    And the Oscar for best film of the year goes to: Calvin’s Bathtub.

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    Mediatech  14 days ago

    I thought chimney sweeps were supposed to be lucky. (Sigh) Once again Disney delights the child and disappoints the adult.

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    g04922  14 days ago

    Hobbes was not involved in the crime…. no soot on him.

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    A Good Boy  14 days ago

    Oh my! I don’t remember ever seeing this one. Snorted coffee out my nose!

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    wiley207  14 days ago

    One of the funniest bath strips ever! It came to my mind when playing the “Richard Scarry’s Busytown” MS-DOS game, during the “Building the House” activity when you can have Huckle Cat go up the chimney! Though while his face doesn’t get as dirty as Calvin’s, it’s still really funny.

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    cmerb  14 days ago

    The bath water will look just like " ink " after Calvins bath : )

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    kathleenhicks62  14 days ago

    Calvin is in for it! Whatever ‘it’ Mom decides to do to him.

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    coffeeturtle  14 days ago

    I guess the chimney is all cleaned out now


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    smsrt  14 days ago

    Um… hello! Get it clean! Catch the groove, mom.

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    fuzz3942  14 days ago

    Could you imagine having a monster like him?

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    howesolem Premium Member 14 days ago

    Anybody ever read “The Roly-Poly Pudding,” by Beatrix Potter (of Peter Rabbit fame)? It’s about a kitten who does exactly this: hides in the chimney to escape bath time. He gets caught by enormous rats who roll him in pastry and are about to cook him when a little dog saws a hole in the attic floor and rescues him.

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    PaulGoes  14 days ago

    That look suets him

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    aaronacademy2012  14 days ago

    Santa Clalvin

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    KKpt Prien Premium Member 14 days ago

    Step in Time.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  14 days ago

    The chimney is the last place to hide to avoid a bath.

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    Humerus1  13 days ago

    At least it’s swept NOW

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