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Calvin and Hobbes vs. Peanuts

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jekyll, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

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    C&H ftw.
    (No contest.)
     
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    I'm not sure if Peanuts ever made me laugh, even once. Calvin and Hobbes, however, had a great influence on my early developement.
     
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    peanuts cause they had those funky soundtracks
     
  5. sho'nuff

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    dont make me choose. they both hold a special place in my heart
     
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    Early Peanuts is incredible. There's never been a comic strip so cruel and sad. If Shulz had ended it as Watterson did, this would be no contest, much as I like C&H. Peanuts went soft long before it ended, but still.

    In one of his final interviews, Shulz said something along the lines of, "I did not give this up, this was taken from me." Heartbreaking.
     
  8. kwilkinson

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    C&H. Seriously. I grew up on C&H. There is no comparison.
     
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    Even the flowers could be cruel:

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    Early Peanuts is incredible. There's never been a comic strip so cruel and sad...

    Charlie Brown and the Little Red-Haired Girl, sigh.
     
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    I voted for both.

    Early Peanuts is incredible. There's never been a comic strip so cruel and sad.

    Agreed. The 50s and most of the 60s were great, I think. I do love some of the 70s stuff as well.
     
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    C&H, it isn't even a contest.
     
  14. JayJay

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    C&H ftw. (No contest.)
    +100
     
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    I was ready to come in all "Calvin and Hobbes, bitches" and "this isn't even a contest."

    Then you posted those strips.

    Old-school Peanuts was intense. Plus, they have the awesome holiday specials.

    I'm calling it a draw.
     
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    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    I love both, but C&H.

    It was really influential on my development and has certainly shaped my personality. Waterson was a genius.
     
  17. Thomas

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    Damn, that's a tough one. I loved Peanuts back in the day, loved the TV specials, have the holiday DVD's. The teacher sounds still crack me up.

    But C&H is subversively brilliant, and I have the books. I think today I'd read C&H before Peanuts.
     
  18. nerdykarim

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    Calvin and Hobbes hands down.
     
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    Peanuts is classic, but C&H has always been more enjoyable and meaningful to me. I enjoyed Bloom County, too.
     
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    IMO, Calvin & Hobbes is the greatest comic strip of all time. I do appreciate early Peanuts though.

    On a related note, comic strips now suck. There's a bunch of unfunny ones with characters you don't care about combined with a bunch of Far Side ripoffs.
     

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