Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for June 11, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    Was that from The Marriage of Figaro ?

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    dadthedawg  6 months ago

    Roll or bowl the ball…..a penny a pitch.

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    Charles Barr Premium Member 6 months ago

    With a solo like that, who needs an orchestra?

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    codycab  6 months ago

    Which means mom WON’T be sorry!

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    C  6 months ago

    Failed pitch

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    30  6 months ago

    Great job by Watterson graphically capturing the moment.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago


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    retrocool  6 months ago

    one of my favorites of Calvin’s ’ belch’ moments.

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    eastern.woods.metal  6 months ago

    I’m surprised he can sit down

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Must be a barge coming through!”

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    JudasPeckerwood  6 months ago

    Gotta learn to burp out your apology, Calvin.

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    bluram  6 months ago

    If buttercups are yellow, what color are hick-cups? Burple.

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    whahoppened  6 months ago

    Was it juicy?

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 6 months ago

    Great face in panel two.

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    Susan00100  6 months ago

    My late father was a chronic belcher.

    And I don’t think he had “diaphragm control”.

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    Calvinist1966  6 months ago

    That was a belter of a belch.

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    chuckcork1  6 months ago

    I can do small burps on command. Not exactly a skill for the CV though!

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    jagedlo  6 months ago

    In some places that would have been a very big compliment!

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    They are never appreciated during their life.

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    keith  6 months ago

    I taught my kids to say “I can do better” after that. I think the humor helped them realize it wasn’t the best thing to do in a polite setting

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    joegeethree  6 months ago

    Calvin’s destined to be a one note wonder.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    True artists are never really appreciated by family. I’m pretty sure Jackson Pollok’s family just thought he was making a hellacious mess.

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    well-i-never  6 months ago

    She’s supposed to be applauding, so he can say, “Thank you. Thank you very much.”

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    Rufus The naked mole rat  6 months ago

    Jeff Foxworthy: If you’re in a room and someone goes, “Ex-cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!” get out of there. Something bad just happened!

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    moosemin  6 months ago

    Just wait until Calvin begins to develop pitch, tone, inflection and volume at the other end.

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    dflak  6 months ago

    It sounds like his pitch was a wild one.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 6 months ago

    Reminds me of the time we were at my mother’s for dinner and my very young daughter said “pass the peas” and gramma said to her “what do you say” and my daughter replied “NOW”

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  6 months ago

    No dessert for you Cavin.

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    flagmichael  6 months ago

    There is actually a use for burping, called esophageal speech. It is to replace normal speech after surgical removal of the larynx and it can be remarkably pleasant sounding with enough practice. Indeed – there are speech therapists, themselves without a larynx, who teach it. I imagine it would be useful for us when we have laryngitis but it would be a lot of trouble to learn for that.

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    sandpiper  6 months ago

    He’s just full of youthful spirit

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    'IndyMan'  6 months ago

    Not mentioning any names but my wife and I had a daughter that would do that occasionally. Her Mother was glad when she ‘grew out of that phase’. I for one didn’t care because someone else got yelled at for doing the same thing I did.

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    rshive  6 months ago

    Great pitch. Bad timing.

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    gantech  6 months ago

    1812 Overture?

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    allangary  6 months ago

    As Will Farrell asked in “Elf,” “Did you hear that?”

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    KEA  6 months ago

    well she asked… geesh

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    jrankin1959  6 months ago

    Don’t laugh too hard… even now, someone’s probably writing a concerto for string quartet and intestinal gas. (Stomach gas, if you’re lucky.)

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    Calvins Brother  6 months ago

    Better coming out that end than the other.

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    mistercatworks  6 months ago

    The only time that talent will come in handy is if he loses his larynx.

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    dv1093  6 months ago

    The artwork is tremendous.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 6 months ago

    If you didn’t burp or fart you’d explode.

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    wknehans  6 months ago

    That’s the problem with moms; they aren’t known for being able to appreciate great diaphragm control.

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    BiggerNate91  6 months ago

    Imagine an entire burping choir…

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    donwestonmysteries  6 months ago

    Maybe if he burped ‘Excuse Me!!!’

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    Khatkhattu Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Tis better to belch and bear the shame than to squelch the belch and bear the pain.

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    Khatkhattu Premium Member 6 months ago

    I am not at a place wear I can access it, but Calvin would have been perfect for Pagliacci’s finale. (Spike Jones version of Pagliacci (Palyatchee) with vocals by Homer and Jethro.)

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    aerotica69  6 months ago

    I always preferred “Must be a barge coming through!”

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    g04922  6 months ago

    He will grow up someday, and Mom will miss the young Calvin.

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    willie_mctell  6 months ago

    Wait till he discovers le Petomane.

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    Walter Parmantie Premium Member 6 months ago
    Been there, done that. Calvin got off easy.
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    The Wolf In Your Midst  6 months ago

    At least it wasn’t an elevator pitch.

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    liberalnlovinit  6 months ago

    Nice try Calvin, but I think Bobby McFerrin had the better idea.

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    wiley207  6 months ago

    At least it’s better than when I was in high school and after burping some teens would say, “Oh, that was beautiful!”

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    eced52  6 months ago

    Maybe she KNOWS his brain is off

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    Ray Helvy Premium Member 6 months ago

    Actual true experience in our family. Our 3-year-old rattled the windows with a belch, and we used the “What do you say?” approach. Unfortunately, I added a possible answer: “Mmmm.. Good one!” My wife still has not forgiven me, thirty years later.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  6 months ago

    You don’t live in Germany, Calvin. Even there, that would be excessive.

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    rgcviper  6 months ago

    Fun one, due to visuals throughout and Calvin’s diaphragm line in panel 3. Reminds me of a similar comic from years ago, too (that’s always made me laugh out loud) …

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