FACTOID # 13: New York has America's lowest percentage of residents who are veterans.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Get Fuzzy
Get Fuzzy

Logo for Get Fuzzy comic strip.
Author(s) Darby Conley
Website Get Fuzzy Website
Current status / schedule Running
Launch date September 1999
Syndicate(s) United Media Syndicate
Genre(s) Humour, Pets, Family, Men.

Get Fuzzy is an American daily comic strip written and drawn by Darby Conley. The strip features the adventures of Boston advertising executive Rob Wilco and his two anthropomorphic pets: dog Satchel Pooch and cat Bucky Katt. Get Fuzzy has been published by United Media Syndicate since September 1999. It appears in over 200 newspapers worldwide. It is also in the developing stages of becoming a movie.[1] Image File history File links Get_Fuzzy_Logo. ... An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... Darby Conley is an American cartoonist best known for the popular comic strip Get Fuzzy. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up syndication in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... United Media is large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. ... The webcomic genres are the types of themes a webcomic can take. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Darby Conley is an American cartoonist best known for the popular comic strip Get Fuzzy. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... United Media is large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


The strip's humor comes from the conflict between Bucky's and Satchel's personalities, which are extreme stereotypes of cats and dogs. Sweet, trusting, naïve Satchel is routinely subjected to the exploitation of cruel, self-centered, aloof Bucky. Rob, the middleman, is often frazzled from dealing with them, or more specifically, from dealing with Bucky's destructive nature and overall nastiness. The three characters live in an apartment on Boston's Longwood Avenue.

Contents

Main characters

Bucky Katt
Bucky Katt

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Bucky Katt

An evil, twisted Siamese cat (Darb Conley felt that tabbies were overrepresented in cartoons[1]), Bucky Katt is selfish, cynical, and lazy. His ears are nearly always drawn laid back flat on his head in a defiant, aggressive and unfriendly manner. He is also as stupid as he is unfriendly, at one time his I.Q. was estimated by Rob to be 1 after he finished a "smart test" in a magazine[citation needed], and another time he thought that "E. coli" contamination had something to do with the collie breed of dogs.[citation needed] According to Rob's friend, Joe Doman, Bucky is named after legendary Negro League baseball player Buck O'Neil (a teammate of Satchel Paige in the 1930s and 1940s). However, Rob has mentioned that Bucky was given his name in reference to his fang, which protrudes from his mouth much like a buck tooth. Bucky has only one upper cuspid, having knocked out the other one in a fight. Rather than having his own room, as his "roommate" Satchel Pooch does, Bucky lives in a dresser located in the hall closet of Rob Wilco's apartment. In religion evil refers to anything against the will or law of the god(s). ... The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Oriental cat. ... A mackerel tabby, with vertical stripes and white socks. The characteristic M can be easily seen on its forehead. ... ... Binomial name Escherichia coli T. Escherich, 1885 Escherichia coli (usually abbreviated to E. coli) is one of the main species of bacteria that live in the lower intestines of warm-blooded animals (including birds and mammals) and are necessary for the proper digestion of food. ... A Rough Collie Collie refers to various breeds of herding dog originating primarily in Scotland. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Buck ONeil during a baseball game John Jordan Buck ONeil (November 13, 1911 – October 6, 2006) was an American first baseman and manager in Negro league baseball, most notably in the Negro American League with the Kansas City Monarchs. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982)[1] was an American baseball player who pitched in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball. ... Look up fang in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In mammalian oral anatomy, the canine teeth, also called cuspids, dogteeth, fangs, or (in the case of those of the upper jaw) eye teeth, are relatively long, pointed teeth. ... Wall closet in a residential house in the U.S. It is common for a mirror to be placed on the inside of a closet door. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Bucky is frequently depicted as possessing an abundance of disagreeable feline traits, such as anti-social tendencies, delight in random destruction and violence, hostility, and selfishness. He endevours to wreck Satchel's optimistic outlook of life, but usually fails, because Satchel does not have enough intelligence for his rude, misunderstood sarcasm and is often unaware that he is being insulted, although in one story arc, he gets angry at Bucky in response to Bucky calling Satchel's dog friends "a bunch of Eurotrash", resulting in meek and kinder behavior from Bucky for a period of time. In a mild display of insubordination, Bucky calls Rob "Pinky," referring to Rob's shameful lack of fur and skin color. At other times he calls him "Robert," "Robbo," "Wilco," "Miss," and occasionally "Cracker," rarely using his preferred name, "Rob," which Bucky used in a quote to defy him, saying to Satchel, "Nuts to Rob!" Feline can refer to: Felidae - the cat family, which includes lions, tigers and panthers. ... Sarcasm from Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos), mockery, sarcasm is sneering, jesting, or mocking at a person, situation or thing. ... Eurotrash can refer to An pejorative term for Eurodance. ...


Bucky continually finds ways to antagonize and annoy Rob and Satchel. He sometimes wears Rob's Volkswagen hood ornament as a necklace, claiming it is his astrological sign. Also, he claims to be a fan of the "Yankers", even wearing a Yankees hat throughout the series, only because Rob wouldn't let him wear "the 'B' is for 'Bucky' hat". He taunts Rob when the Red Sox play poorly, but knows little about baseball (as a past bet on the New England Patriots to win the World Series indicates), to which he once stated, "Baseball. Man, you can't buy naps like that." Volkswagen AG (ISIN: DE0007664005), or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ... An astrological chart (or horoscope) _ Y2K Chart — This particular chart is calculated for January 1, 2000 at 12:01:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time in New York City, New York, USA. (Longitude: 074W0023 - Latitude: 40N4251) Astrology (from Greek: αστρολ&#959... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox, Las Medias Rojas (Spanish) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football...


Bucky's one acknowledgement to Rob's obsession with Rugby Union football came when he inexplicably performed the Ka Mate haka made famous by Rob's favorite national team, the All Blacks of New Zealand. Although he professes a lack of interest in the Harry Potter series, Bucky took part in a spoiler-filled discussion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with Rob regarding the allegiance of Severus Snape. Bucky seems to like Slytherin because Satchel is a fan of Hufflepuff House. In addition, Bucky fits the house qualifications of being an ambitious and cunning pure-blooded (Siamese) animal. But his attempts at intellectual superiority are undermined by his constant malapropisms and his habit of making ridiculous claims such as saying that neither England nor Canada exist, even though Bucky has visited the latter, met Satchel's parents and, according to Rob, fell into a toilet in Toronto, although Bucky states it was a bidet he was pushed into. His impression of Canada has Bucky thinking that the only differences were that Canadians drove around with their headlights on in the daytime and that the people there were "a bunch of flannel-wearing hockey fans who mispronuniciated the word 'offense'". A rugby union scrum. ... The All Blacks perform a haka The All Blacks, the international rugby union team of New Zealand, perform a haka (Māori war dance) immediately prior to international matches [1]. Over the years they have most commonly performed the haka Ka Mate. In the early decades of international rugby, they... First international Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand (15 August 1903) Largest win New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan (4 June 1995) Worst defeat Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on July 16, 2005, is the sixth of seven novels in J.K. Rowlings popular Harry Potter series. ... Severus Tobias Snape is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ... In the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... In the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... Siamese could refer to: A Siamese cat Siamese twins The Thai language Someone or something from Thailand This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A malapropism (from French mal à propos, ill to purpose) is an incorrect usage of a word, usually with comic effect. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Flush toilet. ... A toilet (left) and a bidet (right). ... Daytime Running Lamps (DRL, also Daylight Running Lights) are lights on the front of roadgoing motor vehicles, automatically switched on when the vehicle is moving forward, and intended to increase the visibility of the vehicle during daylight conditions. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ...


Three obsessions dominate Bucky's life: The Death of Fungo Squiggly (the ferret who lives next door), his desire to eat a monkey, and wanting a movie made about him. None of these goals has any reasonable rationale behind it, and he fails brilliantly in his repeated attempts to fulfill these obsessions. Fungo routinely disrupts Bucky's schemes, the single encounter he had with a monkey resulted in the chimp trying to peel Bucky like a banana, and his movie schemes always end with a lack of funding after initial rejection by Rob to "invest" into the movie project. Trinomial name Mustela putorius furo (Linnaeus, 1758) In general use, a ferret is a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). ... Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...


Bucky owns a plastic bear named "Smacky," obtained by his refusing to exchange toys with Satchel at a McDoodles restaurant even though each had the toy the other wanted. It is one of the few objects Bucky seems to care for. An instance of such affection occurred within one story arc, as Fungo Squiggly demanded possession of Smacky to guarantee the safe return of Bucky's autobiography, which the ferret had stolen. Bucky tricked Fungo by giving him a "fake" Smacky, and Fungo in turn gave Bucky The Collected Works of Ira Gershwin instead of the manuscript. Furthermore, as Christmas gifts, Bucky received two other bears which he named "Cracker," the white bear and "Punk," but they do not appear as often as Smacky. Satchel's respone to the three bears, "Smack, Cracker, and Punk," is meant to pun Kellogg's Rice Crispies' characters of Snap, Crackle and Pop. Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... Trinomial name Mustela putorius furo (Linnaeus, 1758) In general use, a ferret is a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). ... Forgery is the process of making or adapting objects or documents (see false document), with the intention to deceive. ... Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 – 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... The Three Bears are animated cartoon characters in the Warner Bros. ... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ... A Rice Krispies box from the 1990s Rice Krispies (called Rice Bubbles in Australia) is a brand of breakfast cereal that has been produced by Kelloggs since 1928. ...


As it turned out, Smacky was a collectible "Steiff" bear, a fact that was revealed to Bucky when he, Rob, and Satchel went to an Antiques Roadshow-type show in the area to get Rob's Honus Wagner baseball card appraised, which happen to be counterfeit. Bucky was told that his bear was worth over $7,000- in mint condition - while in the condition Smacky was in made him worth only $100. After the appraiser said that bears like Smacky weren't in high demand and other animals were, Bucky asked him about "a birdy," then promptly raised his middle finger in a rude gesture. A collectible (or collectable) is typically a manufactured item designed for people to collect. ... External link Steiff Company Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Stub ... Antiques Roadshow is a British human interest television show in which antique appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom and appraise antiques brought in by local residents. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... For other uses, see Counterfeit (disambiguation). ... Mint Condition is a six-person R&B band from the Twin Cities. ... This article is about the vulgar gesture. ...


Bucky also owns a ragged doll named "Ms. Pretty." She has only been seen once, but is occasionally mentioned. Bucky carries the doll in a backpack when he goes outside. Despite his lack of sensitivity, Bucky cares deeply for Smacky and Ms. Pretty. He was also distressed when Rob washed his blanket, which to led to a small fight and Bucky's defeat of "battling Cheer with Color Guard" in the washing machine, and when Rob threw out his dead piscine friend, Smell E. Fish. Look up doll in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, the most abundant fish species in the world. ...


On most outdoor excursions, when Rob is present, Bucky is carried in a strap-on baby carrier, referenced as a way of keeping the cat out of trouble. Rob has also been known to use a harness leash on him for the same purpose.


Although he feels the need to maintain an "alley cat" image, Bucky occasionally reveals a kitten-like nature; in one particular strip, Rob awoke during the night to discover Bucky "snuggling." He has also once voluntarily fixed Satchel's watch, and after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Bucky was badly shaken; while Rob and Satchel left to donate blood, he decorated the apartment with thankful balloons and signs, and baked some cookies for them to show his appreciation. Moggy or moggie (plural moggies) in Commonwealth English is an affectionate term for a domestic cat, but is also used as alternate name for a mongrel or mixed-breed cat whose ancestry and pedigree are unknown or only partially known. ... Kitten at six weeks. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


The author of the strip has made gradual revelations about Bucky's birth and early life. Rob once mentioned that he found Bucky huddled on a trash can, while the cat was only five ounces and a few weeks old, in Hackensack, New Jersey. Though Bucky believes himself to be a Leo, apparent when he calls a psychic phone line, there have been references that he is both a Cancer, clearly stated when Satchel has been reading the Saggitarius horoscope and Rob tells him that he is a Leo, Bucky then asks what he is. "You are a Cancer", Rob replies, and a Capricorn; Rob tells him "Satchel is a Leo. You´re a goat, my friend." An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Bergen County. ...


While Bucky's father has never been mentioned, Bucky gave his mother's maiden name on a credit card application as "Tricky Woo," possibly after a canine character in All Creatures Great and Small. One Sunday comic strip shows early "baby pictures" of a young Bucky clinging to Satchel. Interestingly, this is the only strip that shows Bucky with both upper cuspids. Credit cards A credit card is a system of payment named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... All Creatures Great and Small was the title given to a compilation volume first published in 1972 comprising James Herriots first two novels, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldnt Happen to a Vet, which were considered too short to publish individually in the U.S. market. ...


Starting in September 2006, Bucky's cousin from Manchester, Mac Manc McManx, arrived at Rob's apartment, and subsequently revealed that Bucky's hatred of and desire to eat monkeys is apparently genetic. He also revealed to Bucky that he has three pounds of money, causing Bucky to think he meant the unit of mass instead of pound sterling. Bucky has recently decided that he will run for President of the United States in 2008, but his campaign ads are all references to marijuana, although he appears unaware of that fact. Bucky is always in trouble, such as when he taped a cell phone to him, put hot ketchup in the dishwasher[citation needed], put a fish in the blender, attempted to heat a can of tuna in the microwave oven, and made Satchel wear lipstick and chapprie eyelineing and sharpie eyebrows for a week. Manchester shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Greater Manchester Admin HQ Manchester City Centre Founded 13th Century City Status 1853 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Manchester City Council Area  - Borough & City 115. ... Officially the pound is the name for at least three different units of mass: The pound (avoirdupois). ... Various denominations of currency, one form of money Money is any good or tokens that functions as a medium of exchange that is socially and legally accepted in payment for goods and services and in settlement of debts. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ISO 4217 Code GBP User(s) United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies Inflation 2. ... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Microwave oven and Microwave heating. ...

The April 20, 2007 strip of Get Fuzzy.

Bucky Katt has taken to referencing Wikipedia in his delusions of grandeur. The article is purported to contain the words "Bucky Katt's Greatest Hits: Volume 2 went fourple [sic] platinum in a record 2 hours." He also claims that the article has a bit "where [he] won Wimbledon". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A quadruple is a term from mathematics, depicting an n-tuple with n being 4. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ...


Satchel Pooch

A naïve, friendly, and easily amused dog. His father, named Copernicus, a labrador retriever and retired guide dog, and his mother, a shar pei, live in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. His father, one of a long line of guard dogs and Army dogs, was disappointed that Satchel was happy to be a "house dog". He has been alleged by Joe, a friend of his sports fanatic "owner" Rob Wilco, to be named after the legendary baseball player Satchel Paige. Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... A blind man is led by his guide dog in Brasília, Brazil. ... Chéticamp, Nova Scotia is an Acadian fishing community on the Cabot Trail on the west coast of Jersey. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982)[1] was an American baseball player who pitched in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball. ...


Satchel is kind, gentle, and sympathetic. These traits, coupled with his naïvete and gullibility, make him a natural target for the scheming Bucky Katt. Although he often seems oblivious to his own exploitation (Bucky once sold Satchel his own Nerf football by writing "Sooper" above "Nerf" to make it a "Sooper Nerf"), Satchel occasionally expresses frustration towards Bucky and his hostile attitude. He seems to have forgotten that dogs are traditionally the natural aggressor in relationships between dogs and cats, and in fact, intimidation appears to be completely alien to the affable and easygoing dog. He has only threatened Bucky with violence once, and that was due to Bucky insulting Satchel's friends, rather than anything aimed at Satchel directly. Though Satchel did forcibly grab Bucky once after Bucky had turned on every light in the house as well as putting a sock in the toaster oven. Satchel did this in an effort to force Bucky to turn the unused lights off due to Satchel's concern over global warming. Other times, Satchel has been nice to Bucky, such as giving him Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream for his birthday, which elicited an unprecedented display of gratitude from Bucky (he apparently believed it contained actual monkeys). NERF (or Nerf) is a toy weapon created for safe indoor play since its made out of a unique type of foam. ... Global mean surface temperatures 1850 to 2006 Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and the projected... It has been suggested that Ben & Jerrys Free Cone Day be merged into this article or section. ...


Satchel's jokes tend to deliver either a pun comment or the strip's punch line. Both are usually preceded by his laughter. His jokes often involve him not fully understanding an idea. Typically, a punchline provided by another character is followed by Satchel delivering a second punchline. A pun (also known as paronomasia) is a figure of speech, or word play which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words within a phrase or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious. ... A punch line is the final part of a joke, usually the word, sentence or exchange of sentences which is intended to be funny and to provoke laughter from listeners. ...


Satchel's personality serves as foil to that of Bucky's: easy to please, optimistic to the extreme, and perfectly content to peacefully coexist with everyone. He is good friends with Bucky's nemesis, Fungo Squiggly, much to Bucky's dismay. In fact, they are such good friends that Rob had a ferret flap installed in Satchel's room so Fungo could come into the apartment and leave as he pleased (much to Bucky's chagrin, who broke Satchel's bookcase out of spite when he found the flap). A straight man is a role in a comedy double act where a performer works with a comedian by setting up the situations or feeding the lines that allow their partner to make a joke. ... // Optimists see the world as a positive place. ... Pet door can refer to a: cat flap doggie door Category: ...


True to his character, Satchel takes a neutral position in the ongoing sports feud between professed New York Yankees fan Bucky and rabid Boston Red Sox fan Rob. Satchel says he likes the Chicago Cubs. Satchel is also very proud of his Canadian heritage, taking the time to watch Queen Elizabeth II whenever the monarch is on television. He is a Harry Potter enthusiast, and was once the flustered victim of a spoiler filled conversation between Rob and Bucky regarding Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As a fan of the Harry Potter series, Satchel displays a Hufflepuff poster in his room, a house affiliation that naturally suits the loyal and friendly, but not too bright, dog. Naturally, Satchel is also a supporter of animal rights. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox, Las Medias Rojas (Spanish) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Look up Spoiler in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Spoiler could refer to Spoiler (media): a document, review, or comment which discloses plot details of a book, play, or film - or is intended to distract attention from a rivals activity and/or product. ... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on July 16, 2005, is the sixth of seven novels in J.K. Rowlings popular Harry Potter series. ... In the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ... A civet, or sea fox, photographed in the Zigong Peoples Zoo, Sichuan, 2001. ...


Although Satchel cannot tell time, he wears a watch he calls "Handy." Though the watch was destroyed in an accident with a bicycle, it was later found and repaired by Bucky, who then gave it back to him as a Christmas present, Satchel then received a digital watch on the same Christmas morning that he named "Dingy" (then called "Beepy"), though he is still unable to tell time with it. In addition to the watch, Satchel names everything from the carpet ("Rugger Green") to a lamp ("Lampy") after what they are.


Satchel's sexual orientation has been jokingly questioned several times throughout the strip's run. One strip in a series of "rejected storylines" was titled "Doggie Civil Unions?" and illustrated with a sketch of Satchel with his arm around the eponymous main character of the well-known comic strip Marmaduke. Satchel once said that he would have to "come out of the closet" he was hiding in to fulfill some demand of Bucky's, whereupon Bucky began to declare that he had been waiting "three years" for this to happen before being cut off by Rob. Bucky also stated that he believed that Satchel could be gay because of his feminine response of "It's Fabuuuulous!" to how he liked his Barbara Streissend CD. Satchel has also appeared wearing a sweatband that reads "Lady Foot Locker." However, this aspect of Satchel's personality has never been treated as anything other than a mild amusement, and is counterbalanced by his occasional tendency to fall in love with both human (mostly people on TV) and canine females. In the latter case, Satchel's primary female friend/crush is a black and white dog named Oreo, who has known him since they were puppies. However, apparently Oreo is more interested in a bomb sniffing dog named Chaser who has joined their playgroup, and Satchel doesn't like it. (This eventually ended in humorous results, as Bucky sprayed spray adhesive under Satchel's front legs thinking it was Rob's deodorant, and as a result Satchel had to have his upper body shaved to get the glue out. Satchel has started his own chat with shar - pei avatars, icons, and photos to his own MySpace Profile but he changed to name to MyHowl. As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ... A Marmaduke cartoon from September 13, 2006 Marmaduke is a newspaper comic strip drawn by Brad Anderson from 1954 to the present day. ... Coming out of the closet (often shortened to coming out in winking reference to the public introduction of debutantes) describes the voluntary public announcement of ones (primarily homosexual or bisexual) sexual orientation or gender identity. ... Foot Locker, Inc. ... An adhesive is a compound that adheres or bonds two items together. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Throughout the strip, Satchel has been portrayed as a character who is taken advantage of, often by Bucky. Satchel sticking up for himself was a rare event, encouraged by Rob. Recent strips (May 2007) show Satchel becoming increasingly aggressive, and often fighting back to Bucky's relentless insults. In some cases, Satchel reacts physically to Bucky, and in a current story where Satchel attempts to write his own comic book, he creates a character called "Wack, the Kitty", who meets some kind of physical violence on every page probably based on Bucky; Rob comments that Satchel "may have a bit of passive aggression goin' on...". No explanation has been given for Satchel's sudden change, though he still is portrayed in the strip as friendly and good-natured. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Passive-aggressive behavior refers to passive, sometimes obstructionist resistance to authoritative instructions in interpersonal or occupational situations. ...


Rob Wilco

Rob is the "owner" of Satchel and Bucky. He works in advertising but is not proud of it. Rob is a vegetarian, Leo Kottke fan, and a Boston Red Sox fanatic. He is also a rugby union fan, a sport relatively obscure in the U.S. Rob's bears an un-rugby-like physique and personality. Rob also enjoys video games. He serves as the straight man between Satchel's goofy naïveté and Bucky's cynical hostility, observing their antics and those of their various animal friends (In the Get Fuzzy universe, virtually all animals talk, a situation that no one seems to find odd.) with bemusement, amusement, or both. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A rugby union scrum. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... A straight man is a role in a comedy double act where a performer works with a comedian by setting up the situations or feeding the lines that allow their partner to make a joke. ...


Rob is portrayed as a bit of an everyman: a mediocre performer in a job he dislikes, not successful romantically, and an all-around relatively quiet guy with a bad haircut and chronic lower back pain. His passions, which often border on obsessions, include sports (particularly the Boston Red Sox and rugby), video games, and books. Rob is often shown reading, usually while in bed. He is also a vegetarian due to what he feels are too cruel methods of killing the animals (he occasionally lapses from time to time, and he ate meat much more often in the beginning of the strip). He seems to particularly like the Harry Potter series, as does Satchel. According to Bucky, Rob once shoved a little girl out of the way in order to obtain the last copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at a midnight release party. Rob is occasionally seen wearing Gryffindor House colors and gear, contrasting the house affiliations of his pets. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox, Las Medias Rojas (Spanish) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present... A rugby union scrum. ... A variety of vegetarian food ingredients Vegetarianism is the practice of not consuming the flesh of any animal (including sea animals) with or without also eschewing other animal derivatives, such as dairy products or eggs[1]. Some vegetarians choose to also refrain from wearing clothing that has involved the death... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) or Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) Out of the Park Baseball Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling, published June... In the Harry Potter series, the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder - Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. ...


Many of Rob's interests are displayed visually rather than mentioned, and lean towards a supposition that Rob is a nerd. From the t-shirts, hats, posters, and books variously seen in the strip, it can be assumed that Rob also likes the New Zealand rugby union team, South Doyle High School Track team (Conley's high school in Knoxville, Tennessee), Irish Rugby Team, Québec Nordiques (specifically Michel Goulet), Manchester United F.C. (and, oddly, also archrivals Manchester City F.C.), Otago, New Zealand NPC rugby team, Belgian comic character Tintin, MXC, The Da Vinci Code, South Park, science fiction, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Dungeons & Dragons, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Weta Workshop, the Marine Corps, and the music of Leo Kottke, The Ramones, Green Day, Dropkick Murphys, Ween, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Sprouts (a reference to Darby Conley's brother's band). First international Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand (15 August 1903) Largest win New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan (4 June 1995) Worst defeat Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby... Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... First international England 7 - 0 Ireland (15 February 1875) Largest win United States 3 - 83 Ireland (10 June , 2000) Worst defeat New Zealand 59 - 6 Ireland (6 June 1992) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Quarter Finals, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2003 The Ireland rugby union team, represents... The Québec Nordiques (translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Michel Goulet (April 21, 1960 in Peribonka, Quebec was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Quebec Nordiques and Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Manchester City Football Club is a large English football club based in the city of Manchester. ... The National Provincial Championship (which for sponsorship reasons, is referred to as Air New Zealand NPC or just simply NPC) is New Zealands principal domestic rugby union competition. ... Tintin and Snowy (original French language names: Tintin et Milou), a journalist and his canine companion, are a pair of adventurers who travel around the world in The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books drawn and written by the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, better known as Hergé. The... MXC is an American comedy television program that airs on Spike TV. It is a redubbing of the Japanese game show Takeshis Castle, which aired from 1986 to 1989. ... This article is about the novel. ... This article is about the animated television series. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This article discusses the series itself. ... Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) currently published by Wizards of the Coast. ... The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. ... Weta Workshop is a physical effects company based in Miramar, New Zealand, producing effects for television and film. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Green Day is an American rock band band comprising three core members: Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals) and Tré Cool (drums). ... Dropkick Murphys are a celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA.[1] First playing together in the basement of a friends barbershop, they blended Oi!, Irish music, and hardcore. ... Ween is an alternative rock group formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo met in an eighth grade typing class. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a Grammy Award nominated New York City-based rock band. ...


At one time, Bucky, obsessed with a Persian who was living in the building, attempted to grow his hair out with a bottle of Rogaine. After two bottles were used and Rob flipped at the long tufts of hair that sprouted from the cat's head and chest, Bucky mixed some "no hair cream" with Rob's shampoo that he intended to use later. However, Rob got to the shampoo first, and as a result was bald for several weeks. Rogaine can refer to: Rogaine (drug), the brand name for Minoxidil, when used as a topical drug to treat male pattern baldness Rogaining, a form of orienteering Category: ...


Rob's back has put him out of commission for two extended periods in the strip's history. On both occasions, Bucky used the opportunity to steal Rob's wallet and establish his own dominion over the household.


Despite having love troubles of his own, Rob has helped Satchel deal with his own love problems.


Rob is a sports fan, and it is alleged by his friend that he named both pets after stars of baseball's Negro LeaguesBuck O'Neil and Satchel Paige. Coincidentally, Bucky also has only a single fang, his "buck" tooth. An alternate theory (probably untrue) is that Bucky is named after late-1970s New York Yankees outfielder Bucky Dent who hit a game-winning home run against the Boston Red Sox in a tie-breaking playoff game to determine the American League Eastern Division champion in 1978. This would make sense, since Rob is a Boston Red Sox fan and Bucky is Rob's constant foil. However, this has not been explored in the strip, but it should be noted that at one point Bucky damaged a Taylor Guitar, causing what Bucky called a "Bucky dent": Rob responded by angrily ordering Bucky to "never, NEVER mention that name in my house again" (naturally, Bucky responded by shouting "Bucky dent" repeatedly). There is also a strip in which Satchel is seen holding a bat with the inscription "Lowell Slugger", instead of the famous Louisville kind (Lowell is a city in Massachusetts, and is where the Red Sox Class A affiliate plays.). Fungo Squiggly is even once seen with a cup of coffee with the CBS 4 Sports logo (A MA TV station). Rob is named after two friends of Conley's graduating class at Doyle High School (now South-Doyle High School) in Knoxville, Tennessee. He enjoys using his iMac laptop when he has time he plays "Racing Games." online. But he started a My Yahoo Page instead with a picture of Bucky and Satchel from their Christmas Card From 12 - 18 - 2002. But he kept pictures of Bucky and Satchel all year round. Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams, Western of Keokuk, Iowa The Negro Leagues were American professional baseball leagues comprising predominantly African-American teams. ... Buck ONeil during a baseball game John Jordan Buck ONeil (November 13, 1911 – October 6, 2006) was an American first baseman and manager in Negro league baseball, most notably in the Negro American League with the Kansas City Monarchs. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906–June 8, 1982)[1] was an American baseball player who pitched in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Bucky Dent (born November 25, 1951), born Russell Earl ODey, is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox, Las Medias Rojas (Spanish) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... The correct title of this article is . ...


Rob's t-shirts often carry messages of a political nature. In the July 3, 2007 strip, soon after the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the Bong hits 4 Jesus case, Rob was portrayed with a shirt that read "Dumb Hits 4 Judges". The Sunday before this, July 1, Rob's t-shirt displayed the flag of the Republic of Vermont. Political activists at the time of the strip were making headlines by renewing awareness of the effort to have Vermont secede from the United States. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Holding Because schools may take steps to safeguard those entrusted to their care from speech that can reasonably be regarded as encouraging illegal drug use, the school officials in this case did not violate the First Amendment by confiscating the pro-drug banner and suspending Frederick. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vermont Republic was the name of what is now the state of Vermont during the 14 years before it joined the United States as the 14th state. ... Second Vermont Republic is a small secessionist movement within the U.S. state of Vermont to return the state to the independent status it enjoyed as the Vermont Republic from 1777-1791. ...


Supporting and one-time-only characters

Other characters that have appeared in the strip, some semi-regularly:


Joe Doman

Rob's friend and co-worker, one of the few people who actually gets along reasonably well with Bucky. He has also pet-sat them a few times. Occasionally, he has complimented Bucky on his lifestyle or sick sense of humor. He once stated that Bucky was a sort of feline triathlete because of the reckless destruction he caused. His name may be a pun on the phrase "you da man." Although for a period Joe was popularly cast throughout the strip he has not been seen recently, because he got a job in France.


Joe is also a likely fan of rugby, having worn a jersey of the Scottish national team on a golf outing. Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II...


Fungo Squiggly

A neighboring ferret whom Bucky intensely dislikes. The two frequently engage in fights which leave Satchel, Fungo's friend, in the middle. Fungo also smokes cigars, a habit which angers Bucky and annoys Rob. Trinomial name Mustela putorius furo (Linnaeus, 1758) In general use, a ferret is a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). ...


When a new family moved into the apartment next door to Rob, they introduced Fungo as their pet. The amiable Satchel made friends with the newcomer easily, but Bucky immediately regarded him as a mortal enemy. Although he whispers in Satchel's ear on occasion, Fungo does not speak audibly in the strip.


Bucky's attempts to defeat and/or humiliate Fungo almost invariably backfire, and badly. For example, Bucky once tried to trap the ferret in a crude snare. Fungo yanked on the rope, causing Bucky to smack into a wall and lose two teeth: his trademark cuspid and a smaller tooth (the fang was reattached at great expense, and a gold tooth replaced the smaller one). Bucky sued Fungo for that (although he was the aggressor), and took him to the Judge Judy show where he lost. To add insult to injury, Fungo was seen wearing the smaller tooth on a necklace. When Bucky saw that, he charged at Fungo, only to be tackled by Satchel and have his fang break off again. Fungo still wears the tooth around his neck to this day. In oral anatomy, the canine teeth, also called cuspids, dogteeth, fangs, or (in the case of those of the upper jaw) eye teeth, are relatively long, pointed teeth, evolved (and used, in most species where they remain prominent) primarily for firmly holding food in order to tear it apart, and... For the person, see Judith Sheindlin. ...


Other plots have had similarly unintended consequences, such as Fungo's kidnapping of Bucky's beloved toy Smacky (twice). Another instance was when Bucky destroyed a large portion of a wall in an attempt to get Fungo once and for all. However, all that Bucky got was a chunk of plaster to the head, as well as two hours in his closet. One memorably misguided attempt involved Bucky throwing a baseball at a ferret he took to be Fungo; the ball struck Fungo's mother and knocked her down a garbage chute. The two had a pie fight afterward, though Rob broke it up as Fungo had filled his pie with tools. Another involved Bucky challenging Fungo to a duel using a Ms. Pretty prom glove (which Fungo ate), only to have the duel broken up by Chubby Huggs (see below for the reason why).


No explanation is ever given for Bucky's intense hatred for Fungo, save that Fungo seemed a bit aggressive in their first meeting. Bucky may mistake the mustelid for some sort of rodent, or the enmity may be as inexplicable as his desire to consume a monkey. Perhaps it is simply another by-product of Bucky's boundless hostility towards the world in general. In any case, many (but not all) of Fungo's aggressions toward Bucky are simply reactions to the cat's attempted assaults, as Fungo does not seem to go looking for trouble. Subfamilies Lutrinae Melinae Mellivorinae Taxidiinae Mustelinae Mustelidae is a family of carnivorous mammals. ... Suborders Sciuromorpha Castorimorpha Myomorpha Anomaluromorpha Hystricomorpha Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents. ... Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys. ...


Mac Manc McManx

In a sequence that began September 19, 2006, Bucky met his cousin, Mac Manc McManx, otherwise known as Mac, M3, or M&M&M. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Mac lives in Manchester, England, but uses a considerable amount of Cockney rhyming slang and other speech patterns typical of London. He explained that he and Bucky shared a common grandmother. Mac's father came to England during the First Gulf War from a place in the States that Mac only remembers as being called "Otis". (There is an Otis Air National Guard Base in western Cape Cod, being a PAVE PAWS radar site and a Continental Air Defense base operating F-15 Eagles). Upon hearing this, Rob suggested that Bucky's family was therefore from Massachusetts, to which Bucky replied "Curses! I'm a dratted communist!" In addition, despite Mac's generally cheery demeanor, his ears are laid back flat on his head, much like Bucky's ears, which may indicate that aggression runs in the McManx / Katt bloodlines. It was thought that Mac returned to England on 2006-12-09, after living in the kitchen and using Rob's sweater drawer as a litterbox (to no one's knowledge) for the previous few weeks. However, he was really waiting at the airport for over a month, having been detained by Homeland Security because he lost his ticket and no one could understand him. He revealed that he has either a dinner plate or a teacup embedded in his head, the result of an argument with his girlfriend Julie over which soccer team was better, Manchester United or Manchester City. They may have also detained him after it was revealed that he had been recently been given a cell phone from from his friend Al, which was marked, "Property of Al Kayda" Manchester shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Greater Manchester Admin HQ Manchester City Centre Founded 13th Century City Status 1853 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Manchester City Council Area  - Borough & City 115. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Cockney rhyming slang (sometimes initialized as CRS) is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... Otis Air National Guard Base (ANGB) (ICAO is KFMH) is an Air National Guard station located within the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), a military training facility, located on the upper western portion of Cape Cod. ... Coverage of PAVE PAWS is show in blue. ... The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle is an all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... Manchester City F.C. is a football club based in Manchester, United Kingdom. ...


During Rob's reclaiming of his apartment in late March 2007, Rob had bought him tickets to see Man United in an FA Cup game in an attempt to get him out of the house. However, Mac turned up several days later on the sofa, much to Rob's surprise and/or chagrin. Despite his appearing on and off for about seven months, he had not been featured in a Sunday strip until June 10, 2007.


Chubby Huggs

A portly cat who believes positive reinforcement (mostly through hugs) solves all problems. Once Chubby is locked in his hug position, he is unable to move for ten minutes- a fact that Rob used against him by tricking him into hugging a teddy bear tightly so Satchel could carry him home. He once had a "little mouse friend" named Fowly who hated him and was vicious towards him even though Chubby would take the threats as words of kindness (a possible reference to Krazy Kat). Krazy Kat is a comic strip created by George Herriman that appeared in U.S. newspapers between 1913 and 1944. ...


Chubby is one of the few creatures that Fungo Squiggly or Bucky is afraid of, as referenced during the attempted duel Fungo and Bucky had which Chubby broke up by hugging both of them and refusing to let go until they made up.


Chubby disappeared for a while after his last appearance, but was found by Foodar on March 13, 2007, in the hallway when Foodar sniffed food in his Hello Kitty backpack. is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Francis Wilco

Rob's father, a retired firefighter and former Marine (from 1969 to 1974) who reluctantly pet-sits Bucky and Satchel from time to time. Francis doesn't like Bucky all that much, and is willing to do a fair amount to keep him out of his hair. He is divorced from Rob's mother and apparently lives alone. He wears glasses, has thinning hair, and is usually seen with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. For the record label, see Divorce Records. ...


Roger Wilco

Rob's brother, who visited to help Rob when Rob injured his back in 2005. He had made a previous, silent appearance in the strip shortly after 2001-09-11, when he was shown with Rob and his father at a memorial service for firefighters killed in the attacks. He also made another appearance alongside his brother and Joe Doman in a Sunday strip parodying Jackass, in which Rob allowed himself to be attacked by Bucky. His appearance in this one consists of him laughing at his brother's misfortune. His name is a pun on "roger, wilco", a phrase from 1940s naval radio code meaning "message received, will comply." He was referred to as "your idiot brother" by Francis. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A pun (also known as paronomasia) is a figure of speech, or word play which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words within a phrase or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious. ... Voice procedure includes various techniques used to clarify, simplify and standardize spoken communications over two-way radios, in use by the military, in civil aviation, police and fire dispatching systems, citizens band radio (CB), etc. ...


William (Wilco?)

Rob's Marine cousin, who lost a leg in the Iraq War. An uncharacteristically serious story arc showed Rob meeting his plane when he returned home. Like Satchel, he was saddened by the fact that Dunkin' Donuts no longer made crullers. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Dunkin Donuts is an international coffee and donut retailer founded in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA by William Rosenberg. ...


Laura

A character that appeared early in the strip's history. Sweet, friendly, and far too optimistic in anything related to Bucky, she served as a love interest for Rob, but vanished from the strip early on. She has made one reappearance, and Rob treated her more like a friend than a love interest. Her name may be a reference to a love interest or relative of Conley to whom many of his comic books are dedicated. See comedian Stand up comedian List of Comedians List of British comedians comics comic book comic strip underground comics alternative comics web comic sprite comics manga graphic novel List of comic characters This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...


Todd

Rob's boss at the ad agency. Once thought of putting Bucky in an ad for a tool company, threatening to put Rob back on the "Kissy Lips" ads which Rob intensely disliked working on if he didn't get his wish. Bucky got all sorts of free tool samples (including a power saw he used to cut a cake and a belt sander he used to trim the fat off a piece of ham) before Rob finally put his foot down and said no. He also owns a rugby video game that Rob also has, and once, using England, beat Australia 50-0 in order to unlock a secret team that Rob had been trying to unlock for nearly 3 days straight (and failed at, because Rob was using the Aussies against the English).


Kellie

Rob's first love interest in the strip. When she first appeared in the strips, she was classified by Bucky as "classier than a lot of the trash Rob dates." Although it was never said why she and Rob broke up, there were several factors that could have led to it. One happened while the two were on a date, where Rob discovered that Bucky and Satchel were stowed away in the car's back seat the whole time. A second happened when Bucky and Satchel weren't answering the phone while Rob was in the shower. Satchel eventually answered the phone, but not until after Rob had come out of the shower, banged his knee on the coffee table, and started shouting obscenities at his pets, while Satchel explained what was going on. Her final appearance saw her at Rob's apartment for dinner, where a flu-addled Bucky punched Satchel in the eye (forcing him to use the steak that was supposed to be for dinner), then sneezed on all the other food that Satchel cooked as a replacement dinner. After Rob took her back to her apartment, she never was seen again.


Frodo Cattins

A cat and a friend of Bucky, who made a one-off appearance. The story started when Rob, while walking down the hall, saw him out the corner of his eye and thought he was Bucky, and said hello...quickly realizing that he wasn't Bucky after all. Frodo was holding Bucky's collar in his hand, and said that he had been charged with being the ring-bearer, but fears he has failed in his quest to destroy it by throwing it into the furnace. After his people pick him up, Rob tells Satchel that Frodo lives twenty miles away, and had been missing for weeks.


Foodar

A cat introduced on February 19, 2007 who can sense the presence of food, even when it's hidden. His name is a neologism and portmanteau combining the words "food" and "radar". He demonstrated that his powers can find food anywhere, even a tiny crumb hidden under a couch. Although Bucky expressed no surprise at this feat, Satchel was amazed, and proclaimed "Amazing! One crumb! You're the king, Foodar!" He is also apparently Canadian as Bucky pointed out. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A neologism (Greek νεολογισμός [neologismos], from νέος [neos] new + λόγος [logos] word, speech, discourse + suffix -ισμός [-ismos] -ism) is a word, term, or phrase which has been recently created (coined) — often to apply to new concepts, to synthesize pre-existing concepts, or to make older terminology sound more contemporary. ... A portmanteau (IPA pronunciation: ) is a word or morpheme which fuses two or more words or parts of words to give a combined or loaded meaning. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ...


He is unable to sense fruit or vegetables. This was discovered when Rob made a comment about a grape being directly behind him. Foodar responded by saying he doesn't detect plants, no matter how close they are.


Foodar's sense of food was used against him on March 31, 2007, as he was lured into leaving Rob's apartment by Rob putting a can of kibble and tuna mix on the sidewalk. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ...


Shakespug

One of Satchel's dog friends, a pug whose dialogue is always ad-libbed from Shakespeare's works. He is not openly aggressive to cats, but when they insult him he is willing to insult back. He wears an extra large dishwashing glove for pants as clothing, intending it to resemble the tights similar to those worn by Shakespearian actors. He does not seem to like Chubby Huggs. He knows how to handle cats like Bucky because he lives with six of them. When Rob heard about that, he elected to let Shakespug stay in the house while Chubby Huggs and Foodar were forced to leave. Shakespug made his first Sunday appearance on June 10, 2007. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... // Leather gloves A glove (Middle English from Old English glof) is a type of garment which covers the hand of a human. ... Three women wearing different styles of tights Tights are a type of leg coverings fabric extending from the waist to feet. ...


Stank Lloyd Wrong

Clearly named for the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Stank Lloyd Wrong is a cat engineer Bucky hired to renovate his closet. He first appeared May 1, 2007 when he knocked a hole in Satchel's wall. Wrong makes references to famous buildings and architects. When Satchel stated that the Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world, Stank was angered and ended up attacking Satchel. He was fired by Rob shortly after attacking Satchel. Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ...


Negative reactions

Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh punchline

Many residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania reacted angrily to an 2003-10-30 strip. When Bucky asks a travel agent for suggested destinations "based primarily on smell," the agent promptly produces a brochure from the Pittsburgh board of tourism. This was originally intended as an "in-joke" jab at a friend who lives in the Pittsburgh area. Conley later confessed shock over the large volume of hate mail and even death threats he received in response[2], and Pittsburgh city officials publicly denounced the strip. Image File history File links Get_Fuzzy_20031030_Panel_2. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... A travel agency is a store where individuals or families go to buy travel packages. ... Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ... An in joke is a joke whose humour is clear only to those people who are in a group that has some prior knowledge (not known by the whole population) that makes the joke humorous. ... Hate mail (as electronic, postal, or otherwise) is a form of harassment, usually consisting of invective and potentially intimidating or threatening comments towards the recipient. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


An apology promised by Conley took a rather unexpected form. The 2003-11-17 strip questions why the Pittsburgh joke caused such an uproar and archly notes that several protesters rather hypocritically stated that New Jersey smelled worse than Pittsburgh. Satchel closes the strip by explaining that the original strip "should have made it more clear that it was (nearby borough) Sewickley Heights that smells" [3]. Unsurprisingly, this "apology" failed to appease many of those who had complained. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Hypocrisy is the act of condemning another person, where the stated basis for the criticism is the breach of a rule which also applies to the critic. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sewickley Heights is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ...


Conley took things a step further in the next three strips, the first of which showed a survey in which voters ranked the five smelliest places in the United States. In order, they were ranked Cleveland, New Jersey, Darby Conley's ass, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.


The second showed apparent greeting signs/tourism slogans for people that come into Pittsburgh. Featured were "Pittsburgh: Turn Left at Erie", "Pittsburgh: If You Smell Anything, It's Coming from Ohio, and "Pittsburgh: Gateway to Cleveland!" Nickname: Location in Erie County Location in the state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: County Erie County Founded 1795 Government  - Mayor Joseph Sinnott Area  - City  28. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


The third and final one showed Satchel and Bucky as trading cards, with Satchel being "Mario Lepooch" (a parody of Pittsburgh Penguins owner and star Mario Lemieux) and Bucky being "Buck Tekulve" (after former Pirates reliever Kent Tekulve). The last panel showed Satchel wearing a Browns hat and Bucky in a LeBron James jersey in a final insult to Pittsburghers. Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... Kenton Charles Tekulve (born March 5, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an American baseball player from 1974 to 1989 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds. ... The Cleveland Browns are a National Football League team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ...


At the time of the controversy, Get Fuzzy did not run in any Pittsburgh newspapers. However, the strip now runs in the city's Post Gazette and Tribune-Review papers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is a newspaper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1992 as an offshoot of the Greensburg Tribune-Review following a press strike at the two previously dominant Pittsburgh dailies. ...


Bob Lobel

A strip published on May 13, 2005 resulted in legal action. In the original strip, Rob, Bucky and Satchel are watching television. Satchel asks "Is this sportscaster... drunk?" Rob replies "Lobel? Who knows. He's like some TV outreach program or something." Lobel has been reported as having appeared on air in an intoxicated state.[citation needed] May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Less than a week later, Boston sportscaster Bob Lobel filed a libel lawsuit against Conley, United Features Syndicate, and the New Bedford Standard-Times newspaper. (The New Bedford paper was named specifically because it did not censor the strip as several other Boston-area papers did, including The Boston Globe; most either refused to run the strip or substituted "Him?" in place of Lobel's name.) The lawsuit claimed that the strip was both personally and professionally damaging, especially given that his contract was under negotiation for renewal at the time. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Bob Lobel is a sportscaster for WBZ-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Bristol County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1787 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Scott W. Lang (Dem)  - City Council President/Ward 6: Leo R. Pimental. ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ...


On November 16, 2005, a brief article in the Boston Herald reported that Lobel and Conley had settled the suit out of court. Conley made a public apology to Lobel, saying the strip was not intended to imply that he had been drunk on the air. Further details of the settlement were confidential, but the Herald quoted an unnamed source as saying Conley had made a substantial donation to charity. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... The Boston Herald is a tabloid newspaper (not to be confused with tabloid press periodicals), the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts, with a daily circulation of 230,543 in September 2005. ...


Collections

Title Publication Date ISBN
The Dog Is Not a Toy: House Rule #4 April 15, 2001 ISBN 0-7407-1392-2
Fuzzy Logic April 1, 2002 ISBN 0-7407-2198-4
The Get Fuzzy Experience April 2, 2003 ISBN 0-7407-3300-1
Blueprint For Disaster October 1, 2003 ISBN 0-7407-3808-9
Say Cheesy May 28, 2005 ISBN 0-7407-4663-4
Scrum Bums September 1, 2006 ISBN 0-7407-5001-1

The International Standard Book Number, or ISBN (sometimes pronounced is-ben), is a unique[1] identifier for books, intended to be used commercially. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Treasuries

Treasuries contain two books in one binding with some color strips.

Title Date ISBN Notes
Groovitude September 2, 2002 ISBN 0-7407-2894-6 Contains The Dog Is Not a Toy and Fuzzy Logic
Bucky Katt's Big Book of Fun April 2004 ISBN 0-7407-4136-5 Contains The Get Fuzzy Experience and Blueprint for Disaster
Loserpalooza May 7, 2007 ISBN 0-7407-5709-1 Contains Say Cheesy and Scrum Bums

The International Standard Book Number, or ISBN (sometimes pronounced is-ben), is a unique[1] identifier for books, intended to be used commercially. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Reception and awards

Initially appearing in 75 newspapers nationally, the strip grew in popularity very quickly.


Conley received the National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 2002 for his work on Get Fuzzy. The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists created in 1946. ...


External links

  • 30-Day Archive
  • NCS Awards
  • Get Fuzzy movie detail

  Results from FactBites:
 
Get Fuzzy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3713 words)
Get Fuzzy is an American daily comic strip written and drawn by Darby Conley.
Get Fuzzy has been published by United Media Syndicate since September 1999.
During July-August 2002, Bucky took Fungo to court on the Judge Judy show for breaking his tooth (a baseless claim, since the injury had occurred while Bucky was attempting to trap Fungo).
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m