Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for June 07, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    Hope this teaches the caller a proper way to ask to speak to someone:

    “May I speak to Mrs. Calvin’s Mom, please?”

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    codycab  6 months ago

    They did return. Just not to you, Mom.

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    Scorpio Premium Member 6 months ago

    Calvin is his own worst enemy. When they eventually chat to mom, he will be in so much trouble.

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    SHIVA  6 months ago

    Replacing the telephone will come out of his allowance, if he has one!!!

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    snsurone76  6 months ago

    Calvin did the right thing here, although it wasn’t necessary to wreck the phone doing so.

    Must be why Mom’s calls didn’t go through.

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    snsurone76  6 months ago

    Apparently, this strip was done before answering machines and call-waiting.

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    su43dipta  6 months ago

    Calvin sure is protective of his mother’s privacy!

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    minty_Joe  6 months ago

    Answer the phone with “City morgue” or “Grand Central Station”.

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    GreggW Premium Member 6 months ago

    Wait till Calvin’s mom (seriously, Watterson never gave her a name?) follows up on her initial calls.

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    cageeey  6 months ago

    A dial telephone…cool.. i remember dialing a phone number with a lot of 9’s was aways pain…

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    figuratively speaking  6 months ago

    Mom needs her own phone line kept behind a locked door. To which she has the only key.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 6 months ago

    Would have been cooler if the caller had said “Is your mother home and dad not?” Oooooo the possibilities

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    Gen.Flashman  6 months ago

    Looks like some one else drew Calvin in the first two panels as her appears to be normal height for a 6 year old (taller than the table) in the 4th panel he is back to barely knee high (15") to his mother.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  6 months ago

    Wouldnt she also hear the phone ring?

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    guenette.charlie  6 months ago

    Mom shouldn’t let a six-year old answer the phone if she expects her calls to be returned.

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    jagedlo  6 months ago

    Any harder and they would have had to get a new phone!

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    Daltongang Premium Member 6 months ago

    There is nothing wrong with Calvin that military school in a foreign country couldn’t fix.

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    g04922  6 months ago

    LOL… Can’t wait until Calvin gets a cell phone.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Okay, I get it, but I am thinking I would like the “Calvin spam call 1000” at my house.

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    Meowise  6 months ago

    Well, just saying “no one is home” could work.

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    ladykat  6 months ago

    Look who’s talking!

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    My favorite answering machine message:

    “Hello…(long pause)..I think you have the wrong number”

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    The Doctor  6 months ago

    Mom: What do you do if someone comes up to you and says I’m your mom’s friend and she asked me to pick you up.

    Child: I’d say my mom has no friends

    Mom: not where I was going with this but ok.

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    FicklePickle  6 months ago

    Will Calvin ever be decent?

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    Rufus The naked mole rat  6 months ago

    Lol. Calvin doing Stephanie Tanner.

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    mistercatworks  6 months ago

    If they don’t ask for her by name, he should not let them talk to her. If it’s important, they will call back. If it’s a robocall, they will call back and call back and call back …

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  6 months ago

    Calvin has a way with words… and irony.

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    wiley207  6 months ago

    Welp, time for them to get a new phone!

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    Mediatech  6 months ago

    A corded phone with a rotary dial. Those were the days.

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    StevePappas  6 months ago

    Ahhh! Remember the days when you could slam down a phone in anger?

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    Marty241  6 months ago

    You have reached Marty’s refrigerator. Marty’s answering machine is broken so, if you speak real slow, I’ll write your message on a note and put it on me with one of these magnets.

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    Bokchoy  6 months ago

    Why do they still use rotary phones?

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