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Never really "got" Andy Capp or understood why it was treated as top-tier comic

It was on the front page of my paper's Sunday comics section...
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/18/19
Never once laughed at Andy Capp Never laughed at Family C...
michael doodikoff
  02/18/19
...
longwangpoontang
  02/18/19
Right. But Family Circus was just a little one-panel thing....
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/18/19
Family Circus is for old women with the easiest "kids s...
..............;...................
  02/18/19
Yeah, it wasn't even really supposed to be funny I think.
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/18/19
well it’s clearly no peanuts or c&h. otoh, it was ...
todd bonzalez
  02/18/19
Maybe I just was't old enough to get it. Hagar was kind of...
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/18/19
rate foxtrot as an hbo original series.
todd bonzalez
  02/18/19
most of those old comics were no good
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
rick o'shay was decent...as was that one with the phantom--s...
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
Far Side was 180 as shit
Florida State Semenholes
  02/19/19
maybe the best ever
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/19/19
why is it the two best comics of all time ended with the art...
..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,
  02/19/19
alley oop was good
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
Never read Alley Oop --wasn't it a dramatic comic. I never r...
Guy Debord
  02/19/19
eh, sort of in between drama and adventure...social commenta...
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/19/19
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith was ok
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
WTF, I never ever heard of those
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/18/19
about an old hillbilly man who lived in a shack up in the hi...
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
B.C. was good
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
Dick Tracy was ok
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
I liked Mister Boffo and of course the Far Side.
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/18/19
Gasoline Alley --boring
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
Mary Worth--boring & worthless
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
Little Orphan Annie--mundane
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
Marmaduke--total bore
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
the phantom was pretty good...they had an asian cook whose b...
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
Prince Valiant was decent...so-so
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
is that the one where he comes home drunk and beats his wife
there's a wocket in my pocket
  02/18/19
it doesn't quite go there, but close
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/18/19
yes, which is why you have to be mid thirties to understand ...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  02/19/19
[Flo] stands on the front step and shouts: “Me ‘...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  02/19/19
Its good working class brit humor
Woah Cr friend!
  02/18/19
1. Dilbert *huge gap* 2. Zits 3. Hagar the Horrible ...
Windsor Canadian
  02/19/19
(scott adams’ mom)
todd bonzalez
  02/19/19
If you doubt that Dilbert isn't the best comic in history, y...
Windsor Canadian
  02/19/19
i’m just kidding. love dilbert. my favorite one was wh...
todd bonzalez
  02/19/19
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspaper_comic_strips
A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory
  02/19/19
Herman was 180
Don Kihote
  02/19/19
anyone else old enough to remember bloom county?
..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,
  02/19/19
*Crunch*
Boichester United
  02/19/19
I liked Ask Shagg
Harmon Killebrew
  02/19/19
Sherman’s Lagoon or GTFO
CortezPeters
  02/19/19
Read this article and I bet your views will change http:...
Hunter Biden
  02/19/19
ty, this is the kind of scholarship I was looking for
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/19/19
Jaysus! That is a dissertation not an article
Guy Debord
  02/19/19
let me sum up the entire strip for you: Andy likes to go out...
"'''''"'""'''"'"'
  02/19/19
his hot fries are pretty damn good
gunneratttt
  02/19/19
...
Guy Debord
  02/19/19
Equally good but very different from Chester's Hot Fries. ...
Boichester United
  02/19/19
i never realized until now that andy capp was british, but t...
Neal V. Stephens 410 Alabama Dr. Herndon VA 20170
  02/19/19
I didn't realize until years later that his name was a pun o...
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  02/19/19
I never realized this until I read this post
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  02/19/19
Great Hot Fries
DrakeMallard
  02/19/19
...
In re: Favor House Atlantic
  02/19/19
ran here
,..,;,,..,.,.,.,;.,;.,,..,,..,,;,,....,,;.;..,.;,.
  02/19/19


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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:20 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

It was on the front page of my paper's Sunday comics section, right under Peanuts, and later Calvin and Hobbes. It sucked, as far as I could tell (as a young child).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805952)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:21 PM
Author: michael doodikoff

Never once laughed at Andy Capp

Never laughed at Family Circus, never really “got” that one

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805960)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:22 PM
Author: longwangpoontang



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805962)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:23 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

Right. But Family Circus was just a little one-panel thing. Andy Capp got top billing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805973)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:24 PM
Author: ..............;...................


Family Circus is for old women with the easiest "kids say the darndest thing" schtick ever. I don't think its good or impressive, but there is a certain amount of genius in the scam.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805983)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:25 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

Yeah, it wasn't even really supposed to be funny I think.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805989)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:22 PM
Author: todd bonzalez

well it’s clearly no peanuts or c&h. otoh, it was much better than cathy or marmaduke. it was right in line with hagar the horrible and blondie.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805967)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:24 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

Maybe I just was't old enough to get it.

Hagar was kind of funny sometimes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805978)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:27 PM
Author: todd bonzalez

rate foxtrot as an hbo original series.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805997)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:23 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

most of those old comics were no good

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805976)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:27 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

rick o'shay was decent...as was that one with the phantom--steve canyon...

but brenda starr was not much good...

neither was Dondi...and what about that little girl with the black frizzy hair...nancy, was that her name?

Dagwood Bumstead was marginal...his sandwiches were the only good thing about it...sarge and beetle bailey was also stupid...

dennis the menace was annoying...and the tv show was worse..

l'il abner was ok...



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37805998)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:23 AM
Author: Florida State Semenholes

Far Side was 180 as shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806282)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:28 AM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

maybe the best ever

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806294)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 8:54 AM
Author: ..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,, (🥛)


why is it the two best comics of all time ended with the artist retiring early?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806941)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:39 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

alley oop was good

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806071)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:32 AM
Author: Guy Debord

Never read Alley Oop --wasn't it a dramatic comic. I never read that shit (Dondi, The Phantom, Prince Valiant, etc.)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807378)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 11:50 AM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

eh, sort of in between drama and adventure...social commentary/parody, a lot of it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807799)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:41 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith was ok

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806085)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:46 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

WTF, I never ever heard of those

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806114)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:52 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

about an old hillbilly man who lived in a shack up in the hills

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806151)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:44 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

B.C. was good

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806102)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:46 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

Dick Tracy was ok

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806113)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:47 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

I liked Mister Boffo and of course the Far Side.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806122)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:48 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

Gasoline Alley --boring

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806125)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:50 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

Mary Worth--boring & worthless

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806139)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:51 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

Little Orphan Annie--mundane

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806145)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:53 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

Marmaduke--total bore

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806153)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:57 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

the phantom was pretty good...they had an asian cook whose button kept popping off his shirt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806170)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:59 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

Prince Valiant was decent...so-so

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806181)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:54 PM
Author: there's a wocket in my pocket

is that the one where he comes home drunk and beats his wife

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806160)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:58 PM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

it doesn't quite go there, but close

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806177)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:13 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed (AJiP)

yes, which is why you have to be mid thirties to understand its genius

I'm pretty sure his wife knowcking him on the head with a rolling pin was the punch line of a good 50% of these

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807273)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:20 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed (AJiP)

[Flo] stands on the front step and shouts: “Me ‘usband knocks me about!!” Andy responds with an announcement of his own: “Don’t believe a word she says! – She’s punch drunk!!”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807319)



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Date: February 18th, 2019 11:57 PM
Author: Woah Cr friend!

Its good working class brit humor

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806171)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:03 AM
Author: Windsor Canadian

1. Dilbert

*huge gap*

2. Zits

3. Hagar the Horrible

4. Blondie

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806199)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:05 AM
Author: todd bonzalez

(scott adams’ mom)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806208)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:06 AM
Author: Windsor Canadian

If you doubt that Dilbert isn't the best comic in history, you haven't read the other shitty ones.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806215)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:13 AM
Author: todd bonzalez

i’m just kidding. love dilbert. my favorite one was when the boss was shown to be incompetent. classic! reminded me of my boss!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806245)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:08 AM
Author: A Fresh Young WHORE In The Territory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspaper_comic_strips

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806228)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:12 AM
Author: Don Kihote

Herman was 180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806241)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 8:55 AM
Author: ..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,, (🥛)


anyone else old enough to remember bloom county?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37806944)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 9:15 AM
Author: Boichester United

*Crunch*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807006)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 9:17 AM
Author: Harmon Killebrew

I liked Ask Shagg

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807009)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 9:23 AM
Author: CortezPeters

Sherman’s Lagoon or GTFO

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807026)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:00 AM
Author: Hunter Biden (old John L.)

Read this article and I bet your views will change

http://www.planetslade.com/andy-capp-reg-smythe-v3.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807193)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:11 AM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

ty, this is the kind of scholarship I was looking for

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807259)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:35 AM
Author: Guy Debord

Jaysus! That is a dissertation not an article

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807389)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:10 AM
Author: "'''''"'""'''"'"'

let me sum up the entire strip for you: Andy likes to go out for beers with his mates and play some pool, darts, etc. His wife doesn't like it and drags him home.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807253)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:28 AM
Author: gunneratttt

his hot fries are pretty damn good

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807361)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 10:33 AM
Author: Guy Debord



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807384)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 1:03 PM
Author: Boichester United

Equally good but very different from Chester's Hot Fries.

Sometimes I mix em up together in a bowl!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37808260)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:08 PM
Author: Neal V. Stephens 410 Alabama Dr. Herndon VA 20170

i never realized until now that andy capp was british, but then again i haven't read one since i was probably 8

nor did i really get the "andy capp" play on words

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807932)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:09 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

I didn't realize until years later that his name was a pun on "Handicap"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807942)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:17 PM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed (AJiP)

I never realized this until I read this post

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807984)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 12:20 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

Great Hot Fries

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37807994)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 1:04 PM
Author: In re: Favor House Atlantic



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37808263)



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Date: February 19th, 2019 1:15 PM
Author: ,..,;,,..,.,.,.,;.,;.,,..,,..,,;,,....,,;.;..,.;,.


ran here

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4204650&forum_id=2#37808323)