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FoxTrot by Bill Amend for December 06, 2009

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    abatheguy  about 12 years ago

    Gotta love the Calvin and Hobbes references. :)

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    possiblekim  about 12 years ago

    OKay.. this one is random and I do not understand this one

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    ltkw  about 12 years ago

    you just need to know that pearls before swine (another great comic, btw) has loads of bad puns, similar to the one jason’d set up.

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    Thomas Skogestad  about 12 years ago

    Here’s Bill’s blog post:

    “Stephan Pastis sometimes does this sort of extreme rhyming in Pearls Before Swine and it seemed like a fun thing for Jason to try. The “noodle incident” was a never-explained event occasionally referred to in Calvin and Hobbes.”

    http://www.foxtrot.com/2009/12/12062009/

    Today’s rhyming pun in Pearls is “Dunk rye for me, Arch and Tina” (say it out loud fast).

    http://comics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2009-12-06/

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    Hugh B. Hayve  about 12 years ago

    Bill and Stephan musta planned today’s strips for sure….

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    Bittermelon of Truth  about 12 years ago

    Ordway to C&H, Ixnay to Pearls!

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    Kamino Neko  about 12 years ago

    Way more ambitious than anything Stephan’s gone for.

    But that’s Jason for you.

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    masul  about 12 years ago

    Since years, I want to know what the “noodle incident” was. Jason pleeeaase tell!

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    anne-marie hunter Premium Member about 12 years ago

    knowing Calvin, it is far better to let your imagination run with the idea…..

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    jsheehan223  about 12 years ago

    Stephan does a great job with those puns/rhymes. He even makes fun of himself when he does it, too. Rat usually always goes into his office and tell him that he’s going to slap him or something. Pearls is one of my favorite strips as of late.

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    gtsagan  about 12 years ago

    This is what comics call a labored gag.

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    legaleagle48  about 12 years ago

    masul said, about 3 hours ago

    Since years, I want to know what the “noodle incident” was. Jason pleeeaase tell!

    emory458 said, about 1 hour ago

    knowing Calvin, it is far better to let your imagination run with the idea…..

    Which was Bill Watterson’s point when he set up that gag in C & H. Nobody knows what the “noodle incident” was, precisely so it COULD be left to the readers to imagine it for themselves.

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    fesalazarsoto  about 12 years ago

    … and I always thought that the “noodle incident” was when Calvin was going to explain the brains in class… … even Hobbes said “Ugh”

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    Potrzebie  about 12 years ago

    Well Calvin did give a pumpkin a lobotomy when he carved a joack-o-lantern. And Hobbes almost fainted.

    I suspect PBS is going to have an increased readership now. Good for SP. He has been complaining lately about the death of newspapers and hence his readers.

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    celeconecca Premium Member about 12 years ago

    I wish PBS was on this site, along with several others I have to go off-site to see.

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    The Old Wolf  about 12 years ago

    Nice of Bill to give Stephan a nod, both strips are superb. This one’s a groaner, though…

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    cleokaya  about 12 years ago

    Good one Jason.

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    Rakkav  about 12 years ago

    Just how long did Bill sit on this particular literary egg before he hatched it?

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    kirbey  about 12 years ago

    love it all !

    three great strips !

    I always thought the” noodle incident “was the best !

    Thanks for the smiles !

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    Ushindi  about 12 years ago

    If you’re tired of the horrible slowness of Comics.com, try Yahoo comics instead:

    Pearls @ Yahoo

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    replay1111  about 12 years ago

    He really invents everything into epic jokes, doesn’t he?

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    shadowwriter  about 12 years ago

    They have no evidence it was me! I still want to know what it is.

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    puddleglum1066  about 12 years ago

    Tskoge: while we’re on that subject… about eight years ago I was visiting Ireland and saw a bus-stop ad for microwave breakfast sausage. The ad showed a vaguely South-American-looking guy holding a sausage and singing, flanked by two busty women holding skillets. The slogan across the bottom of the sign read…

    “Don’t Fry For Me, Marge and Tina”

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    violentdissmay  about 12 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic, it’s like three of my favorite comics in one, now if Bucky Katt were there

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    Nelly55  about 12 years ago

    ^ couldn’t agree more! that’d make it purrrfect!

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    CoBass  about 12 years ago

    @Ushindi Re: comics.com slowness

    Comics.com did a hardware upgrade or something about two-three weeks ago. It’s way better now.

    I’m not saying comics.com is now as good as GoComics, but if you haven’t been there recently, give it another try.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 12 years ago

    From “Calvin and Hobbes,” it makes you wonder what WAS the so-called “noodle incident” from that story. Unbelieveable that Mr. Amend remembered that from Mr. Watterson.

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    bmonk  about 12 years ago

    There’s always “Hamster Hewie and the Gooey Kablooey”…

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    myhaircut  about 12 years ago

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. Love ‘Pearls.’ Nice to know Bill Amend does too! :)

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    LibrarianInTraining  about 12 years ago

    The Pearls reference is nice. Makes me think of:

    “Don’t cry for me Barbara Streisand! The truth is I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever liked you!”

    Jason is good. But can he do Tarzan’s Tripes Forever?

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    jaiel  about 12 years ago

    I loved it it!! Great one on PBS on the way.

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    teentitankokoa  about 12 years ago

    I really like Pearls Before Swine and Foxtrot

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    markwalton  almost 12 years ago

    AWESOME! You are the master now.

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    keltii  almost 12 years ago

    calvin and hobbes “noodle incident” http://calvinandhobbes.wikia.com/wiki/Noodle_Incident

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    mdmontford  almost 12 years ago

    i think it is cool becuse ilove calvin and hobbes. they are sooooo funny!!!

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    DDR  over 11 years ago

    I think that Jason has actually reproduced the noodle incident is a sort of riff off his whole ‘boy genius’ thing. We don’t know what it was… but he does.

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    iFerrarifan  about 10 years ago

    Great references!

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    SethFrancis  about 9 years ago

    “The Noodle Incident”! LOVE these Calvin and Hobbes refrences! Shame Mr. Watterson stopped drawing C&H, but he has his reasons.

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    Chloe the Cucumber  almost 4 years ago

    Leggo my Ego; that is referring to Larryboy from Veggietales which i Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Boxo croco likes lego  almost 2 years ago

    This was the closest strip to my birth-date which is weird because it mentions 2 strips that I like

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    Evboi  over 1 year ago

    Pearls Before Swine pun have nothing on this one

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    Strong Feelings About Barney  over 1 year ago

    Calvin and Hobbes!!

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    HobbesTheTiger78  12 months ago

    Noodle Incident! Did he want Paige to clean it up because it was her turn to clean the kitchen floor that week?

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    the thing is-  12 months ago

    yay a pearls before swine referencestop messing with us stephan

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    Some nerd who likes comics  7 months ago

    This might be my favorite strips in the entire series (at least top 3)

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