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To quote Bill Watterson from The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book:
“Early on, Calvin’s parents were criticized by readers for being unloving and needlessly sarcastic. (Calvin’s Dad has remarked that all he really wanted was a dog.) At the time, I think it was unusual for a comic strip to focus on the exasperating aspects of kids without a lot of hugs and sentimentality to leaven it. We usually only see Calvin’s parents when they’re reacting to Calvin, so as secondary characters, I’ve tried to keep them realistiic, with a reasonable sense of humor about having a kid like Calvin. I think they do a better job than I would.”
A better question is, what DIDN’T he do?
Because it’s everybody’s life. Though this usually tends to be more a Monday thing.
More like pouncing at his nose.
Actually, Watterson used to draw Hobbes with pads on his hands in earlier strips. He ultimately decided they were visually distracting and stopped drawing them.
It’s to show what Watterson thinks of television (at the time): A bunch of meaningless loud noise.
He should have known better than to pick a fight with a dog on a Monday.
“I hate Patio Doors on Mondays.”
It is Monday, after all…
It’s an old gag where if someone asks you, “Do you know [something that’s currently going on]?” and you treat it like it’s a song title and you say “No, but if you hum a couple of bars (hum some of the song), I’ll fake it (By playing the song like you know it.)”