This strip actually appeared in the papers the same day “Full House” premiered on ABC, with the debut episode “Our Very First Show.”
This reminds me of the cat my family had when I was a teenager, and how sometimes his eyes appeared to glow green in the dark. It also helped that he was mostly black with a few white spots on his underside.
I always figured Calvin was listening to the Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters version of the song
This is why they now have pedestrian crossing signals with countdown timers! They count down as the “don’t walk” hand is flashing so you know how much time you have left to finish crossing the street.
The first appearance of Peppermint Patty’s cotton-ball sheep costume! Seriously, did Snoopy design it? LOL!
April Fool’s Day? More like December Dopey’s Day!
It’s also implied he was swearing at the end of this one…http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1988/01/24
When I read this, I picture the “Castle Thunder” sound effect here being heard as the “BOOM” in the third panel…http://hollywoodlostandfound.net/sound/castlethunder.html
Someday that may be happening with CDs and DVDs! No Macs on the market currently have an optical disc drive, and the number of PCs with said drive are rapidly decreasing (except for most PC towers, but the laptops and all-in-ones often lack the drive nowadays.)
The perfect music for the third and fourth panels…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAlE9CglItI