Oct 25, 2011
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Rat: Looks like they finally caught that guy who's been robbing banks... it's the big house for him. Pig: Ooooh... do you suppose it has a nice study and pretty curtains? Audience Member: Boooooo that's about as funny as a 'Family Circus' comic. Rat: It's not every day you see a comic strip heckled. Jeffy: Hey... why is that an insult?
Oct 27, 2011
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    idroppedmygum  over 6 years ago

    Hahaha So where’s Alice?

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    margueritem  over 6 years ago


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    aircraft-engineer  over 6 years ago

    look on the bright side – after 4 kids they finally discovered an understanding of what “birth control” really means

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    Arianne  over 6 years ago

    If we had had our fourth kid first, he might have been an only child!(Just kidding… we love all our kids the same… honest…)

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    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    Okay, which one of you guys stood up in front of the 4th wall and heckled? Not only was it not very nice, but it drew the attention of that insufferable FC kid![Terrific strip today, Stephan!]

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    AnonymousUser  over 6 years ago

    I did that once and sent a letter. I was having a bad time. I felt forever guilty.

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    SusanSunshine GC Insider over 6 years ago

    Look on the bright side, Rat.He didn’t say it was as funny as Mary Worth.

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    eddie6192  over 6 years ago

    Think about it……..why would that dumb Pig be wondering about a study?

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    patsysutcliffe GC Insider over 6 years ago

    reminds me of Amelia Bedelia.

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    tigre1  over 6 years ago

    Better’n’better. More…

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    hariseldon59  over 6 years ago

    Was that Statler or Waldorf?

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    orinoco womble  over 6 years ago

    Pig would enjoy the contents of that big old desk that’s always in a study. Think of it…paper, pens, stapler, tape, paperclips (squee!) maybe even gummed reinforcements and brads!!

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    JoeStrike  over 6 years ago

    ‘The Family Circus’ is MUCH funnier this way:

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    eddie6192  over 6 years ago

    You’re right. That dummy would have fun in a study.

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    Slam Dragon  over 6 years ago


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    tegm  over 6 years ago

    lol, too true!!

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    Gokie5  over 6 years ago

    I love Powell’s book store. Was visiting there recently and found a neat book, “A Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor. Y’all ought to read it.

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    cmclaughlin  over 6 years ago

    Obsolutely brilliant. Way to expand the medium

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    ironflange  over 6 years ago

    Powell’s! Best bookstore on Earth!

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    bmonk  over 6 years ago

    I’ve seen comics break the fourth wall before—but can’t remember one broken from outside, as it were.

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    Number Three (Free Afficionado)  over 6 years ago


    LOL xxx

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    jimelek  over 6 years ago

    Hey, I like Family Circus!

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    Popeyesforearm  over 6 years ago

    I think I’ll stand up and yell that tomorrow night.

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    SMSM  over 6 years ago

    The Family Circus has become an easy target, how about mentioning other strips like Marmaduke and Doonsbury

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    Blossoming  over 6 years ago

    The Family Circus has gotten better, I believe, actually… I believe someone “put the heat on” them… I find them more modern and up-to-date now, and am actually laughing at them and finding them funnier than a lot of the other comics I’d read recently… Then, this thing inside of me says, “No, it’s not possible!” So, then I just shrink away and pray the word doesn’t get out that I’m actually finding The Family Circus funny… What to DO?!

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    FlippySuper  over 6 years ago

    Mom!Im in the second panel of Pearls Before Swine comic strip!

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    Snoopy_Fan  over 6 years ago

    That’s exactly what I thought!

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    Hakuna Matata  over 6 years ago

    Why does he keep insulting his own comic strip? It’s getting very annoying!

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    Sherlock Watson  over 6 years ago

    You know who that heckler is, Jeffy?Not Me.

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    codedaddy  over 6 years ago

    Most of us don’t like politics mixed with their comics. I also feel that way about proselytising religious views. That’s my main gripe about Family Circus, and BC.

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    fugcheese  over 6 years ago

    I love it when the Family Circus kids make cameos……

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    chris_weaver  over 6 years ago

    Mr. Pastis is not responsible for this strip – it was the ‘not me’ ghost!

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    gocomics  about 4 years ago

    Rat is reading the “Arizona Daily[?] Iliad[?]” in the first panel, “Increments[?] Woe[?]” second panel, and “Press[?] Domino[?]” in the third panel

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