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The Zombie Family Circus

17 Jan

January 17, 2012

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7 Responses to “The Zombie Family Circus”

  1. bmj2k January 17, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    There was a huge debate among The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride about the caption. Leave it or change it? The leave it faction won by a slim margin.

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  2. Thomas Stazyk January 17, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    A vast improvement, in my opinion. Family Circus ranks right up there with Nancy and Marmaduke in the Irritating Comic Hall of Fame.

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    • bmj2k January 17, 2012 at 1:38 am #

      Funny you should mention Marmaduke as he is the subject of an upcoming Saturday Comics. And it is not pleasant.

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  3. Daniel January 17, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    ANYTHING is an improvement over the original Family Circus. No disrespect meant to the late Bil Keane, but the Family Circus just had TOO MUCH cloying, sugary – sweet, diabetes – inducing cuteness to be anything approaching funny. Preachy & moralizing, yes, funny, no way.

    They even did 2 animated ( Christmas & Valentines Day ) specials in the 60’s or 70’s, & they were basically scripted to appeal to 5 – year – old kids. They still have them in clips on Youtube.

    Has anyone ever seen the ” Dysfunctional Family Circus ” ? Keane’s original panels with new crazier captions.

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    • bmj2k January 17, 2012 at 6:11 am #

      Ohhhhhhhhhhh…… wow. I think I saw that way back when.

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      • Daniel January 17, 2012 at 6:22 am #

        I think there was a scene in it where the kids wanted Santa to bring their dear old Grand – dad back from the GRAVE for Christmas. CREEPY ( In my best Dana Snyder voice ) !!

        Grand – dad made plenty periodic appearances in ” angelic / ghostly ” form as it was.

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  4. Daniel January 17, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Oops. Posted that last comment w / out asking to be notified of answers / replies etc. Eek !

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