Predictable Plots for Predictable Comic Strips


– Cathy is fat.
– Cathy eats too much.
– Cathy can’t fit into her bathing suit.
– Aaack!!!


The Family Circus

– One of the kids misinterprets something in a “cute” way, while  talking to a parent off-screen.
– The “Not Me” ghost visits.   Yet again.
– The “Ida Know” ghosts visit.  Yet again.
– When in doubt, make Billy trace a zig-zag path around the neighborhood.


Richie Rich

– Everything Richie touches, turns to dollar signs.
– His toy boat is bigger than an ocean liner.
– His tree house is bigger than a mansion.
– Everyone’s impressed.
– Okay, he’s rich.  We GET it.



– Gets on the bed or the couch where he’s not suposed to be.
– Destroys things.
– Jumps on people.
– Despite this, the Winslows still don’t get him fixed.



– Dagwood naps.
– Dagwood bathes.
– Dagwood is P-whipped into doing chores by Blondie, who’s smart enough to run her own business, but apparently can’t take out the garbage herself.
– Dagwood compensates by eating a big sammtich.


Mary Worth

– Nothing funny happens.   Ever.


Dennis the Menace

– Pisses off Mr. Wilson, who acts grumpy.
– Pisses off his Mom, who acts bitchy.
– Pisses off Margaret, who deserves it.
– Gets sent to the corner, regardless.


Hi and Lois

– Trixie talks to her Sunbeam.
– Repeat ad infinitum.

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6 Comments on “Predictable Plots for Predictable Comic Strips”

  1. Posky Says:

    Even if something is genuinely funny, I almost never laugh but this had me chortling enough for the people nearby to express genuine concern that I might be choking or having an orgasm or something.

  2. Friar Says:

    I’m the same way… I find a lot of stuff funny, but rarely laugh aloud. So I take your comment as the ultimate compliment.

    Come back any time. 🙂

  3. Kelvin Kao Says:

    Oh Cathy. So many readers are able to relate to you.

  4. Friar Says:

    Well…I’d say only the readers with XX Chromosomes. And maybe not even all of those.

  5. Eyeteaguy Says:

    I’m leaving a comment.

  6. Friar Says:



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