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Get thee behind me!

Family Cirucs, 11/19/05

Billy: Adorable towheaded tyke. Lovable, neighborhood-exploring scamp. Big brother. Son. Christian Scientist?

19 responses to “Get thee behind me!”

  1. lydia
    November 21st, 2005 at 11:02 pm [Reply]


  2. el duende
    November 21st, 2005 at 11:07 pm [Reply]


  3. joeyjoejoe
    November 21st, 2005 at 11:12 pm [Reply]

    I’m worried about what happens when those two, gravitationally independent drops converge. Either the universe will implode or The Floating Spitwad will become a permanent resident of the Keane home (or are they the Circuses?).

    Either way, we’re sure to see some very surreal, post-modern FCs in the near future.

  4. Monkeymail
    November 21st, 2005 at 11:33 pm [Reply]

    Aren’t Billy’s knees shaped more like breasts than Ma Keane’s breasts?

  5. Beasley
    November 21st, 2005 at 11:35 pm [Reply]

    Well, I’ve never ‘dissed (sp?) “Rose is Rose” before in public. But I guess I now will do so: I’m tired of seeing that little pinhead “Mimi” (or whatever the hell she’s named) and her “babytalk”. Bah!

  6. muskox
    November 21st, 2005 at 11:40 pm [Reply]

    What is the deal with the speech bubble being answered by a caption? This defies my sense of comic logic.

  7. Kristin
    November 22nd, 2005 at 12:58 am [Reply]

    Billy looks ready to backhand his mom.

  8. brooks
    November 22nd, 2005 at 10:53 am [Reply]

    Just to clarify: Christian Scientists don’t believe that medicine is evil or bad or anything negative – their religion basically says that everybody else can get their healing through doctors medicine, but they’re going to try to do it like Jesus and his followers did it.

  9. Mibbitmaker
    November 22nd, 2005 at 11:08 am [Reply]

    Maybe he’s a Scientologist! Possibly he’s actually Tom Cruise and Katie Kaptured – uh – Holmes’ kid. “No, ‘Mom’, I refuse to take that stuff ’cause L. Ron Hubbard told us not to. You don’t know all about cold medication. I do…” Yikes!

  10. Scocad
    November 22nd, 2005 at 1:50 pm [Reply]

    Can someone PLEASE tell me how it is these kids only come up to their parents’ knees? And why do he characters who wear glasses have no eyeballs? Shouldn’t they have a white cane and a dog too?

    What’s with the Platitude-Spewing Granny? Why hasn’t someone smacked her yet? Is there anything more schlocky and maudlin than the Grampa “living” on top of a cloud… wearing a robe and a Jethro Bodine-style rope belt? Where does he go on a cloudless day?

    Do you think Bil/Jeff Keane and Johnny “BC” Hart prank call each other late at night to taunt the other about who is more Jesus-y on a given day?

  11. Frank Drackman
    November 22nd, 2005 at 7:56 pm [Reply]

    You know that the oral suspension form of Ritalin IS really foul tasting..and who came up with the idea to give hyperactive kids amphetamines anyway?? And Billy, Dennis the Menace called, he wants his hair back..I did have one of my farts described as “evil” one time.or was it rude. I’m so sure these Christian Scientists do it like Jesus did, walk everywhere with flip flops on, no TV, radio, etc.

  12. Braniff
    November 22nd, 2005 at 9:32 pm [Reply]

    Here’s my tribute to the Dysfunctional Family Circus: Mommy, thought Billy, why didn’t you give me that 100-proof gin that you promised me when we were alone together last night?

  13. Scocad
    November 23rd, 2005 at 8:45 am [Reply]

    Maybe this is the sequel to when Thel-Mom threatened to “put Billy in his place.”

    Gimme that ol’ time Christian Discipline!

  14. evilwaldo
    November 27th, 2005 at 11:51 pm [Reply]

    Medicine??? Tastes like estrogen.

  15. forbusbonejar
    November 28th, 2005 at 1:43 am [Reply]

    Why does this keep getting published.This comic is vomitous.Please make it go away.

  16. Braniff
    November 29th, 2005 at 9:52 am [Reply]

    To forbusbonejar: Your comment about the Family Circus might be why the family’s dog might be named “Barfy” . . .

  17. Dr. Strategery
    November 30th, 2005 at 3:23 pm [Reply]

    Ma Keane, opiate pusher.

  18. Holden
    December 8th, 2005 at 9:41 am [Reply]

    Nice little hair out of the back of your head, Billy!

  19. justathought
    December 30th, 2005 at 7:50 am [Reply]

    change the last word in the strip, from “EVIL”,

    to “ASS”,

    it’s funnier.

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