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Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for September 09, 2011
I'm going to try to get along with Mrs. Godfrey this year! I'll win her over by being super friendly! Hi, Mrs. Godfrey! Ha! Ha! How are you? Why are you laughing, Nate? Are you trying to be funny? What? No, I... it was a warm chuckle! Do I amuse you? It was a warm chuckle!
Tue Elung-Jensen over 11 years ago
That teacher got issues.
homer911 over 11 years ago
A bit like the boy who cried “Wolf” she is deeply suspicious of someone who suddenly turns “nice”
NightHawk2005 over 11 years ago
Yep, Nate’s past comes back to bite him. Poetic justice.
roblox605 over 11 years ago
Mrs.Godfrey deserves to be yelled at.
James Hopkins over 11 years ago
I think she’s been watching Goodfellas too much.
Potrzebie over 11 years ago
I think my kid had Mrs. Godfrey in 1st grade.
hariseldon59 over 11 years ago
I can understand why Nate hates school so much. He seems to be doomed to repeat 6th grade with Mrs. Godfrey every year. This strip reminds me of Groundhog Day.
OldestandWisest over 11 years ago
I have to give Nate credit for trying and Mrs. Godfrey’s response does seem a bit harsh, but then, she and Nate have a long history, so you also can’t blame her for being suspicious.
wcorvi over 11 years ago
I always thought being a comic strip character would be immortality, but Nate seems to end up in Mrs. Godfrey’s class year after year, as he grows no older.
twpw1 over 11 years ago
Sartre’s “No Exit”.
jploch5408 over 11 years ago
This woman is so paranoid she has no reason to be a teacher. Very frightening.
Creature950 over 11 years ago
I don’t know about Nate, but Mrs. Godfrey sure is amusing ME! She really has to get a life.
steelersneo over 11 years ago
I believe Carl the janitor said it best when he said, “You took a teaching position, ‘cause you thought it’d be fun, right? Thought you could have summer vacations off…and then you found out it was actually work…and that really bummed you out.”
wwh85cp over 11 years ago
Standard plot device, folks – the constant antagonist of the strip’s ‘hero’. I do wonder how many of Lincoln Peirce’s former teachers are mashed up into the character of Mrs. Godfrey.
Comic Minister Premium Member over 11 years ago
At least Nate was trying to respect her.
billdi Premium Member over 11 years ago
tommy devito, played by joe pesci in goodfellas.
IrisBlue over 11 years ago
Sorry folks, Nate is wrong, Mrs Godfrey is right. It is NOT Nates place to be an adult, greeting Mrs. Gofrey as his equil with ill-disguised hostil cheerfulness. It is Nates place to be a child, respecting his teacher, to take his seat and to listen, follow instructions and LEARN, which he is very capable of if he only tried. He’d soon enough have Mrs Godfey charmed.
coolvq over 11 years ago
Poor Nate can’t win.
cbrsarah over 11 years ago
Isn’t it time he got promoted? I mean the same teacher year after year? I almost got my second grade teacher for sixth grade until another teacher came looking for me. Whew, that was close.
Creature950 over 11 years ago
When you try to be bad, they punish you (duh). When you try to be good, they won’t let you.
astar15 over 11 years ago
I guess we now know why no man wants to date her.
michael100 over 11 years ago
I wonder if “it” has any feelings.
marcus54 over 11 years ago
DELETE. MY. COMMENTS.
stevemcceney1 over 11 years ago
It’s the Tiki Bar and Nate,as Henry Hill,has just stepped into it.
Comiclover4ever over 11 years ago
wow bad start to a yr!
Grecommando over 11 years ago
I hate Mrs. Godfrey!!!!!!
ReneeZimbodgi about 11 years ago
my cat died that day… : (
Tater over 8 years ago
Oh my god.
cant think of a username about 5 years ago
Ok, now Mrs. Godfrey is being too mean.
scribbledribble almost 5 years ago
should nate be sorry?
Groot Premium Member about 2 years ago
OgdenWhitePine about 2 years ago
Lighten up, woman.
Miri Tallstag almost 2 years ago
She sounds like Pesto from the 90s animaniacs
Unicorn55 (Happy New Year 2022!) over 1 year ago
Mrs. Godfrey, seriously? If you are punishing a student for just laughing, then you should not even be a teacher. Everyone laughs. I laugh, you laugh, people here laugh…why are you punishing a student for the SAME DARN THING???