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I’m gonna school you

Get Fuzzy, 1/18/06

It has come to my attention that some of my readers do not find Get Fuzzy amusing. These people are, for lack of a more subtle word, wrong. Let us count the things that made me laugh about today’s installment:

  1. The phrase “he would reject it as being unrealistically squalid.”
  2. Rob’s spindly legs.
  3. Bucky’s palms-up outspread paws.
  4. Bucky’s pot belly.
  5. Bucky’s sly look. Imagine if Sally Forth used the phrase “shoebox full of dead rats” when she deployed her sly look. That feature would be improved thereby.
  6. The phrase “a shoebox full dead rats.”

If you are not convinced, there is no hope for you. Now if you’ll excuse me, my cat is demanding to be let in from the back porch. Hopefully she doesn’t have another rat to add to the shoebox.

83 responses to “I’m gonna school you”

  1. Tyler
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:17 pm [Reply]

    Normally I’m not an ultra-fan of ‘Get Fuzzy,’ but the Frank McCourt aside in today’s is fantastic.

  2. Marc
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:17 pm [Reply]

    I’m first (havent been in a while) and I’m not bragging about it, just merely stating it. Get Fuzzy is quite boring, but the other day, the “Crap” strip was funny! No censoring!

  3. mooselet
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:29 pm [Reply]

    I suspect that under Rob’s shirt is a torso so thin and pasty white you could count his ribs, and that he spouts no more than 5 chest hairs. Bucky’s one tooth has always disturbed me, though. I want to get a file and saw it down.

  4. Blade
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:29 pm [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy consistently cracks me UP!

  5. Hoagie
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:30 pm [Reply]

    You know what’s even more pitiful than people who write “first”?
    People who write “first” when they’re not even first.

  6. edgeways
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:31 pm [Reply]

    I’d like to see a GF and PBS smack down. Rat would win in a physcial fight, but Bucky would give him a good run verbally.

  7. Bill Peschel
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:35 pm [Reply]

    The Frank McCourt ref made me spew my rat, too.

    Conley, you owe me a new keyboard!

  8. Howard Roark
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:36 pm [Reply]

    This comic strip reminded me of JD Salinger’s short story “For Esme, with Love and Squalor.”

  9. AwfulArt
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:48 pm [Reply]

    Check out the two classic Phantom”s on the Dailyink. Well worth the few cents a day it costs…Far superior then the present Phantom…

  10. andrew
    January 18th, 2006 at 10:59 pm [Reply]

    As much as I also loved this Get Fuzzy, I was really hoping we’d get some Luann commentary… I mean, talk about your easy sophmoric humor: Brad’s bulldozer has a busted steering column! Get it? Get it?

  11. lilybdcsa
    January 19th, 2006 at 1:43 am [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy is the funniest comic to come out in a long time. There’s so much to love about it.

  12. Adouble
    January 19th, 2006 at 4:01 am [Reply]

    I’ve said this before — I heart “Get Fuzzy”.

  13. Other_Sally
    January 19th, 2006 at 4:38 am [Reply]

    I love Get Fuzzy… but it takes a while to get. You have to get into the zen state. Like, read a bunch of its archives all at once. At first it seems oddly subdued and maybe even boring, but then eventually–WHAM! The funny hits you. And after that, you’re gold.

  14. Natural Medicine (of Humor) Man
    January 19th, 2006 at 6:04 am [Reply]

    We don’t “Get Fuzzy” in our local newspaper, so the only time I read it is during your reviews.

    It’s so well drawn that it’s interesting even when it isn’t outright funny. A lot of what makes the other stips so fun to parody, for us, is how poorly or sloppily they’re drawn.

    “Get Fuzzy” (in my limited readings of it) is drawn with style and attention to detail in much the same way that “Calvin and Hobbes” was

  15. blue indian
    January 19th, 2006 at 6:50 am [Reply]

    amen.. Get Fuzzy made me read the comics again.. and then i found this blog/site and have been addicted again ever since.. then i read Pearls and decided i would wear a crocodile suit and try to eat my neighbors pig.. needless to say the cops didn’t like the suit.. but they loved the bacon..

  16. GotFuzzy
    January 19th, 2006 at 7:04 am [Reply]

    As you could guess by my name, I find Get Fuzzy amusing. There are times when I feel like ol’ Darb is writing the strip specifically for me. Not in a get-a-restraining-order-and-a-tinfoil-hat-because-he-is-reading-my-thoughts kind of way, more in a man-I-don’t-think-anyone-could-find-that-funnier-than-I-did kind of way.

    And NM(oH) Man, go to Comics.com and read Get Fuzzy every day. Yes, that is an order.

  17. Shannon
    January 19th, 2006 at 7:42 am [Reply]

    I once bought a page-a-day Get Fuzzy calendar and about 2 out of 365 pages were funny. Get Fuzzy sucks.

  18. MadMup
    January 19th, 2006 at 7:49 am [Reply]

    I once bought a Get Fuzzy page-a-day calendar and had to seriously work at not keeping every one to post on my office wall.

    Get Fuzzy is one of my all-time favorites.

  19. sasha
    January 19th, 2006 at 8:09 am [Reply]

    Well heck, if you’re gonna cherry-pick the only time this strip was actually funny, you’re skewing the results.

    This strip is almost always boring Boring BORING B-O-O-O-O-O-Oring!

  20. miceddwhale
    January 19th, 2006 at 8:20 am [Reply]

    I would like to know what comics the people who find Get Fuzzy boring actually like. It and Boondocks are the only ones I look forward to reading. Meaning I read them first and scan through the others while humming the theme from Benny Hill (Yakety Sax). All the others seem just a bit worn out. Although down here in the dirty south we only get the ones that are pretty much bland, not unlike grits or cream of wheat.

  21. micedwhale
    January 19th, 2006 at 8:21 am [Reply]

    dang, i can’t spell my own name. stupid double d. wait…. i think that is the only time i have muttered that phrase, and will be the last

  22. David Terrenoire
    January 19th, 2006 at 8:43 am [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy is brilliant. I admit, it took a while to grow on me, but now it’s in the prime spot in my reading order – last.

    But what the hell happened to Satchel’s watch? I thought he got a new one?

  23. Audient
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:00 am [Reply]

    This is my favorite strip written today. In the absence of “Calvin and Hobbes” and “Bloom County” this is it.

  24. Library Cat
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:21 am [Reply]

    re #18 I had that problem once with a Far Side daily calendar, I read it straight through as soon as I got home and then decided just to leave it intact. It doesn’t matter what day it is when you have no life.

    I have to add something to Josh’s list of funny things about Get Fuzzy: Bucky’s head. The perfectly rounded top and the flat ears, it always looks like someone just patted him on the head just a little too hard.

  25. golfwidow
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:30 am [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy tends to fire on at least two of the six humor cylinders on a regular basis, so, objectively, it must be considered funny, even if, subjectively, some people think it isn’t.

    At its worst, Get Fuzzy manages to be clever, even if it doesn’t hit the amusing mark. That is more than can be said about a lot of drawings that purport to be comic, but aren’t so much.

  26. Tracibub
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:33 am [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy is one of the most originally written comics today. It’s not just a bunch of build up for some stupid pun in the last pannel. As has been said in this forum before, often the joke will be in the first pannel, and the next two just keep adding. Brilliant!!

    Get Fuzzy day calendar this year rocks, by the way. I’ve posted almost every strip so far. I have people who flock to my cube daily to get a dose of bucky, rob and satchel. Because they effing rock.

  27. gango4
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:38 am [Reply]

    Josh: Your high level of credibility stems from the fact that you don’t just “slash & burn” bad comics. You have a genuine appreciation for great ones. Keep up the good work. Get Fuzzy is simply the Successor to the Role of “Best Current Comic Strip”, formerly held by Calvin & Hobbes…Best Comic Strip…ever.

    BTW, I thought yesterday’s FoxTrot was pretty cool, too.

  28. Wilco
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:39 am [Reply]

    Hear, hear!

  29. MotoMike
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:44 am [Reply]

    I’m not always amused by GF; I gave my daughter the compilation of the first two Get Fuzzy books for Christmas (wink, wink: “gave her” in the sense that we “gave” her a Jethro Tull’s Greatest Hits last Christmas because, um, she plays flute in the school band?) and embarrassed myself in the bookstore with my snorts of laughter.

    Meanwhile, let’s not take our eye off the prize her in Mark Trail where Mark (otherwise known as “Brainiac” Trail) continues to piss off DeliveranceMan by calling him a COWARD! And DM is possibly stupid enough to fall for the whole “Untie me so you can prove how brave you are by beating the crap out of me” routine – his line “I just might do that!”. Mark, skip the whole macho thing and just go straight to the close: “Say, what kind of coverage do you guys have on this nice place – but do you know how vulnerable you are to hurricanes, just like the recent unfortunate developments in the Crescent City? I could make sure that you are protected in just about any eventuality – untie me so we can go over these options – there’s no time to lose” (!)(Obligatory exclamation point). You could beat the crap out of him and emerge with a nice commission as well.

  30. jdonelson_nyc
    January 19th, 2006 at 9:58 am [Reply]

    The great thing about Get Fuzzy is that even when jokes fall flat, the drawing has so much life that it makes me laugh on its own. The body language, facial expressions, character design, etc are perfect.

    Of particular note in this strip: Rob’s scrappy leg hair.

  31. Jason
    January 19th, 2006 at 10:00 am [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy is my single most favoritest comic since Calvin & Hobbes. It’s like pizza: Sometimes better than othet time but never bad.

  32. Lloyd S.
    January 19th, 2006 at 10:01 am [Reply]

    You’re in Bawlamer, man. The odds are the cat’ll have another rat.

  33. Irina
    January 19th, 2006 at 10:07 am [Reply]

    I like the theory that Get Fuzzy is a sophisticated, intelligent, funny satire on Garfield.

    Think about it — all the characters are there — clueless girl-challeneged owner who talks to his pets; lazy smart-assed cat who is constantly insulting the good-hearted, albeit slow dog.

    All you need to do is remove about six levels of artistic talent, humor and subtext from Get Fuzzy, and voila! Garfield.

    On a side note, MotoMike — huge JT fan from way back. Although I haven’t liked much of what they’ve done since 1990 or so, they released a Christmas Album in early 2005 that’s TERRIFIC. Covers of some of their old things, 1970s-era sound of some new ones. Excellent addition to the music library of any Tull afficianado. Highly recommended.

  34. Tommyp
    January 19th, 2006 at 10:27 am [Reply]

    I love everything about Fuzzy. Rob’s a likeable fellow, Satchell gives me a nice warm feeling whenever I see him(or is that my incontinance?), and with Bucky-I don’t know where to begin. He’s one of the great comic strip characters of all time. In short, this strip is a fabulous “vehicle for Bucky Katt”.

  35. Ogby
    January 19th, 2006 at 10:37 am [Reply]

    I like how Bucky never ends a sentence with a preposition.

  36. MotoMike
    January 19th, 2006 at 11:06 am [Reply]

    Irina (#32) – Thanks a lot – I’ll definitely pick that CD up. Anyone following the (rerun) Doonesbury strips featuring Jimmy Thudpucker releasing his “standards” CDs may get a bittersweet feeling about pop/rock performers that have been around for awhile; my boss is a major James Taylor (another JT) fan and I’m a recovering Joni Mitchell addict (but I’m in treatment: “Hi – I’m Mike and I still like ‘Blue’” … (chorus): “Hi Mike, we’re here to help…”). So it’s nice to hear that somebody like Jethro Tull (even though it’s really just Ian, from what I can make out) still has a brain cell or three left to do some good work.

  37. Becca
    January 19th, 2006 at 11:13 am [Reply]

    I love, love Get Fuzzy.

  38. Irina
    January 19th, 2006 at 11:30 am [Reply]

    Mike, Ian is still cavorting with Martin Barre, who’s been with him since 1972′s Stand Up … also recognize Dave Pegg, who came in later, but has been with Ian and Martin since the early 1980s.

    Sorry, Josh! Last post on Jethro Tull! Honest!

  39. Marc
    January 19th, 2006 at 11:42 am [Reply]

    Hoagie if you looked, you could see the times are identical, and that Tyler must have submitted his post a few minutes for me. Don’t say such things, without looking at the facts!

    Thank you!

  40. dimestore lipstick
    January 19th, 2006 at 11:53 am [Reply]

    When I was dating my husband, we shared a love of Doonesbury. By the time we got married, our common favorite had become Bloom County. As Bloom County paled, Calvin & Hobbes took its place in our hearts. And after Calvin was gone, that place in our hearts stayed empty for a long time.

    Only to be filled by a smelly, stupid, pig-headed, loud-mouthed Siamese cat named Bucky. Thanks be.

    Sharing laughs over a favorite comic was something we thought we’d lost, till Darby Conley gave that back to us. I’m grateful for that little bit of joy.

    and MotoMike
    I played flute in the school band, and I begged for Tull albums (yeah–I’m old.) Still a fan of Ian, and of the band. Saw them on tour in November ’05, and they are still awesome.

  41. rich
    January 19th, 2006 at 12:09 pm [Reply]

    I agree on Get Fuzzy. Some have called it dull – to me, it offers totally bizarre anecdotal scenes from a very realistic (if ridiculous) world…no, it doesn’t always have “punch lines” but there are lots of laughs in almost every panel, from the art to the odd references. I also like that Conley portrays his main character/alter ego as a clueless loser who hasn’t had a date in years and often stays up all night playing videogames.

    It has also come to my attention that some of you readers don’t find Curtis very amusing. Hmph! This is a classic gag strip with a twisted mindset. Yesterday’s was a good example. Classic stuff, man! I also like how Curtis constantly berates his dad about smoking, and it’s clearly portrayed as a bad habit, yet the dad continues to unapologetically smoke and often gives a rational defense for why he should be allowed to smoke (I liked this aspect even better before I quit).

  42. MLH
    January 19th, 2006 at 12:14 pm [Reply]

    I intend to make frequent use – somehow, some way – of the phrase “Frank McCourt … would reject it as unrealistically squalid”.

  43. niccomm
    January 19th, 2006 at 12:19 pm [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy is one of my must-read strips. It has only been in my paper for maybe a year, but it is often the most amusing strip on the page. One question (and maybe a dumb one at that): does anyone know what the title refers to?

  44. Grandpas Dead
    January 19th, 2006 at 12:26 pm [Reply]

    niccom,

    It’s a reference to Darby Conley’s brother’s band The Fuzzy Sprouts: http://www.onlineathens.com/rockathens/bands/fuzzysprouts.shtml

    or

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_Conley

  45. andrew
    January 19th, 2006 at 12:38 pm [Reply]

    rich:
    The Curtis strip that you point to is a blatant rip-off of a Calvin and Hobbes. If you’d like, I can find the exact strip when I get home from work and have access to my copies of the “Complete” books, but off the top of my head, I believe the Calvin dialogue had something to do with the meaning of life rather than a video game and that the “pertaining to the lesson” dialogue was spoken by Miss Wormwood rather than Calvin, but the gag was still almost identical.
    Not only is Curtis seldom amusing, but it’s frequently just poorly executed hack work. Of course, that’s true of so many comics that it barely qualifies as an insult.

  46. rich
    January 19th, 2006 at 3:00 pm [Reply]

    Curtis: Innocuous, yes; hackwork, no. The annual Kwanzaa thing is boring, but Billingsley’s an excellent cartoonist. His jokes rarely break new ground, but he tells them with spirit and style. He draws great reaction shots. The parents are cool. Look, I’m not in love with this strip, but I find it surprising when people refer to it as hackwork – there’s lots worse out there! (But then, I don’t get it when people call Bil Keane a hack – possibly deranged, but certainly not a hack.)

    I guess we’ll never see eye-to-eye on this one, just as I’ll never understand why people find Pearls Before Swine clever. I’ll just leave you with this hilarious Curtis from a few weeks back.

    Oh, and this one was pretty funny too.

  47. meagan
    January 19th, 2006 at 3:05 pm [Reply]

    i was reading the introduction in a ‘get fuzzy’ book, and conley explained the drawing of bucky. he draws him with his ears down and back because that’s the angry look of a cat. he wanted bucky to look like he was always getting ready to attack. brilliant, i say.

  48. Milwaukee
    January 19th, 2006 at 6:00 pm [Reply]

    Hello, I just stumbled onto this site last night. Useless hours of net surfing do sometimes pay off!! I see the Garfield connection except for one important difference: Robert has a nose, where Jon has none.

  49. Some Guy Here
    January 20th, 2006 at 1:43 am [Reply]

    Indeed, Get Fuzzy’s the second funniest comics on the pages these days (sorry, but PBS is tops on my list). Well, actually, some of the other comics like Family Circus and Hagar the Horrible are funnier at times – but only on those rare moments when the humor’s accidental and at the expense of the buffoons normally in charge of getting the fortune cookies that the steal the punchlines from (I’m beginning to suspect that they might just go on beer runs most of the time)

  50. Albertadude
    January 20th, 2006 at 1:51 am [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy rocks………Bucky is great but Rob is a bit of a liberal loser………that aside, it is easily one of the best toon’s out there along with Pearls before swine!!

  51. Malcolm
    January 20th, 2006 at 7:29 am [Reply]

    Amazing how in an open vote most people who follow toons will cite PBS or Get Fuzzy as their favorites.
    For the record, er…me too.

    Of that group on the left of Josh’s blog, only Non Sequitur stands out as eminently readable, and Wiley is an editorialist who chose to ply his trade through the funny papers in the face of ever dwindling slots for political cartoonists.

    In the midst of the enjoyable process of taking the mickey out of strips one doesn’t like, we must nevertheless ask why there are so MANY strips one doesn’t like.

  52. Malcolm
    January 20th, 2006 at 7:40 am [Reply]

    To clarify: I meant Non Sequitur is the only OTHER strip (apart from GF and PBS) I find eminently readable.

    In my haste, I forgot Dilbert. I add Dilbert.

    Ask yourself which of the many many strips carried by King, United Media, Universal, etc, you would bother buying in book form, either for yourself or as a present for a friend?

  53. Robert Canipe, PhD
    January 20th, 2006 at 8:03 am [Reply]

    As I have mentioned in the past, GF is a strip that does not rely on the last panel guffaw to which most comics subscribe.

    GF is laced with humour throughout the strip and can sometimes contain a joke or more per panel.

    Conley also seems to understand that different humans find different things funny, therefore, the characters exude individual types of humour based on their personalities.

  54. grendell
    January 20th, 2006 at 8:43 am [Reply]

    no, i just can’t find curtis funny. you never even have to look at the last panel to know what the joke is going to be, and most of the time the even have a character with a foob trademark sticky-outy tongue laugh to show, haha, funny joke.

  55. Anonymous
    January 20th, 2006 at 10:53 am [Reply]

    Confession: I’m so in love with Get Fuzzy that I took to researching Darby Conley so I could let him know. I don’t feel odd confessing that here, seeing that others apparently have, too.

    …but I took it one step further. I used to work in the same building as United Media. I wrote him an email telling him that. And inviting him to lunch on me next time he’s in NYC for a meeting.

    I never heard back. But I still love Get Fuzzy. Bucky: that big ol’ belly that BEGS to be pet without consideration for just how its owner would protest–just like all cats! Satchel Pooch needs to be shnuggled and kissed and loved. ….and, well, okay: so does Darby Conley. He’s really cute!

    http://www.bloggers.it/Stregatta/itcommenti/darby.JPG

  56. Library Cat
    January 20th, 2006 at 11:33 am [Reply]

    re #55

    Damn…he is hot! I’ve never seen a picture of him before. Thank you Anonymous! And here I’ve just been loving him for his sense of humor. Maybe Josh could post a picture of him on left column to give us girls the male equivalent of Gitsum Girl and Blogshub.

  57. theophylact
    January 20th, 2006 at 12:05 pm [Reply]

    I follow Gene Weingarten’s online chat, Chatological Humor, pretty much every Tuesday. Interesting that two cartoonists regularly chime in: Darby Conley and Stephan Pastis.

    Now, if only Bill Griffith would show up, too…

  58. beans
    January 20th, 2006 at 12:07 pm [Reply]

    I second L.C.’s motion to add Darby’s picture to the left column Jeff! Please, please, please?

  59. rich
    January 20th, 2006 at 12:33 pm [Reply]

    55 – Dang, those are some serious eyebrows there. But are you sure that’s Darby Conley and not Eight is Enough’s Adam Rich?

  60. Library Cat
    January 20th, 2006 at 1:08 pm [Reply]

    re # 59

    Don’t be a hater rich.

    The comics world has not provided a lot of fodder for the heterosexual female’s sex fantasies.

  61. tomthedog
    January 20th, 2006 at 3:50 pm [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy is really, really bad. It’s always overwritten and rarely contains even a glimmer of humor. The Frank McCourt reference in this strip, for example, is painfully forced. The character designs are great, I won’t deny that, but the characters rarely do anything to create visual humor, and the writing is a total failure.

  62. ISBN
    January 20th, 2006 at 4:04 pm [Reply]

    I”m #55!

    …not sure why it’s anonymous, unless I screwed something up. Isn’t he the cutest?

    Yes, Rich, those are some eyebrows. The better to accentuate his baby blues :)

    theophylact: I’d like to thank you for adding to my stalking arsenal! I’ll have to check that out.

  63. rich
    January 20th, 2006 at 4:07 pm [Reply]

    Library Cat:

    What, Johnny Hart doesn’t do it for you?

  64. theGrowler
    January 20th, 2006 at 4:21 pm [Reply]

    #61 hit the nail square on the head, though I would add overdrawing to the list of Darby’s offenses. Someone in an earlier post compared the work to C&H, but the painstakingly overdetailed look of GF is at a far remove from the flowing, suggestive brush of Watterson. GF has given me some laughs in the past, but it is severely limited in its scope and characters. Can a smartass cat who frequently misspells and mispronounces words suddenly make a Frank McCourt reference? (Then again, Calvin uses words like paripatetic and puts both legs through the same leg of his pants.) And noone mentioned the obtrusive bubble placement in panel one. I could go on, but that’s enough sour armchair criticism for one day.

  65. Dennis Jimenez
    January 20th, 2006 at 4:36 pm [Reply]

    I only consistently read four or five comics until I happened on this site. Now I’m up to about a dozen or so. Some like (DT)GT I read just to see how stupid they can be and to ridicule their banality. I would have to say that among the new ones I’ve taken up, GF is the one I like the best – usually funny, good characters and art. I’m a cat person myself and I’d say this guy really does capture the nature of some cats (my 16 year old neutered male anyway) pretty well in Bucky.

    I like GF.

  66. Library Cat
    January 20th, 2006 at 4:55 pm [Reply]

    #63

    Hmmm…..the reckless way Johnny perches his glasses atop his head is beguiling. And he’s left his windbreaker halfway unzipped, such a tease. He’s staring out of the computer screen and straight into my soul thinking….”You are going to burn in Hell you heathenish witch!”

  67. randomdude
    January 20th, 2006 at 8:23 pm [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy isn’t the most awesome thing in the world, but it’s interesting enough to read. Every once in awhile it has a funny moment. The strength is in the drawing.

  68. Johnny Hart
    January 20th, 2006 at 11:21 pm [Reply]

    When I first saw “Get Fuzzy,” I thought it was profoundly lame. But once I learned the characters, their personalities, and how they were connected, I found it to be one of my favorites.

    Needs to be more Jesus-y, though.

  69. Smitty Smedlap
    January 21st, 2006 at 9:54 am [Reply]

    Try though I might, I do not Get Fuzzy. Nice artwork, though.

  70. saint ruby
    January 23rd, 2006 at 4:54 pm [Reply]

    I wonder what the people who don’t like Get Fuzzy do enjoy.

    I’m not being facetious. F’real, what on the comics page is funny in comparison?

  71. heynoni
    January 23rd, 2006 at 7:04 pm [Reply]

    Might just be me, but after discovering Get Fuzzy among all the other strips on the Yahoo Site, it soon became apparent just how well developed and individual the three main characters are, as opposed to many other strips whose characters generally have interchangeable qualities.

    As someone else implied, it’s a strip that has to grow on you, like inlaws. But its well worth it.

  72. ahclem
    January 24th, 2006 at 9:38 pm [Reply]

    I love GF, but I don’t get it in my paper, or Boondocks, for that matter. We do get Curtis, though (%*!#&!!).

    I have noticed one major change in the artwork. In the early strips, collected in “groovitude”, Bucky’s head is flatter and the ears lay flat against his head. This made him look mean and, well, like Bucky.

    Now, the top of the head is rounder and the ears flip up – sorta looks like he’s wearing a backwards baseball cap. It looks like he’s evolving into (shudder) cute!

  73. Baki
    February 4th, 2006 at 2:04 pm [Reply]

    I absolutely crave “Get Fuzzy” tis the higlight of my day. But you forgot to mention something in your list there. You forgot to mention how innocent Bucky can look at first when he thinks he has a good idea.

  74. Cody
    March 11th, 2006 at 7:59 pm [Reply]

    I like Get Fuzzy ok, but it really freaks me out in color. Bucky looks way better in monochrome.

  75. kamikazi
    July 28th, 2006 at 7:33 pm [Reply]

    Dan Conley is awesome! GF is fresh and i look forward to reading it every day, unlike some other strips. the best highlight of the strip is Satchel’s take on Bucky’s ideas, his own interpretations are so honest and cute, like most dogs. It’d be interesting if we got to see some of Rob’s social life, ei, girlfriend, workplace, paren’ts (although his dad makes a few appearances)

  76. Kamikazi
    July 28th, 2006 at 7:34 pm [Reply]

    PS, Dan is pretty gorgeous

  77. JamesBeack
    August 27th, 2006 at 3:16 pm [Reply]

    After reading all the comments, it makes me wonder why people don’t Like Get Fuzzy. And I think it is this: They simply just don’t get it. When you read a comic or tell a joke that you don’t get, it isn’t enjoyable. All the comics that have made some sort of an impact have had the one thing I relate to:

    1. Calvin and Hobbes – An inventive childhood.
    2. Far Side – A unique look at life.
    3. Boondocks – An adult view of the mixed gneder, cultures, and races of todays society, told by kids!
    4. GET FUZZY – Anyone who has owned pets can apprecite this strip.

    But even if you cannot relate, take the time to really look at the drawings, they are well done and filled with life and humor. Everything from how angry BUcky looks all the time, to Satchels stupid/ignorant look, to Robs ridiculous physique!

    Darby, thanks for bringing another comic back that I actually enjoy and read over and over!

  78. Im In Love With Bucky
    February 4th, 2007 at 10:29 am [Reply]

    Darby ure the best! When is the TV show coming out? Ud totally kill Family Guy!

  79. Lmcqueen
    November 9th, 2007 at 2:51 pm [Reply]

    Personally, I find the simple strips of Get Fuzzy to be the funniest ones around. ie. the one today, 11/9/07

  80. Maggie
    November 17th, 2007 at 6:06 pm [Reply]

    I have read Fuzzy since The Milwaukee Journal started carrying it some years ago. For a long while too, I’ve wanted to kill that Bucky! Now his wit, or verbal artlessness, has saved him for me! You are on some kind of a roll Mr. Conley! I laugh out loud and I hate it when I read a strip to someone and they just kind of look at me.
    The rants, the pontifications!! In high school a friend and I used to write stuff like that in our spare time- That’s not a dig- it’s perennially funny!! Thanks for being you and making me laugh.

  81. Eileen
    November 17th, 2007 at 8:11 pm [Reply]

    I concur with comment #80!
    Hi mom! I love you.

  82. Adrian
    April 17th, 2008 at 5:47 pm [Reply]

    get fuzzy is the best comic ever made and all those who dont think so are stupid.GO DARBY!!!!!

  83. Lina
    March 18th, 2010 at 12:38 am [Reply]

    @kamikazi (#75): I totally agree with all of your comment, especially on seeing more on Rob’s social life. Actually, I’ve been wondering if he’d ever have a girlfriend. Darby Conley has said that at some point he may introduce some sort of relationship for him.

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