Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 17, 2024

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 months ago

    I guess, the policeman doesn’t have any kids.

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    codycab  about 2 months ago

    The burglars probably threatened Hobbes, telling him, “You saw NOTHING!”

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    dadthedawg Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Run the perps through a line-up…..

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    Spacehog  about 2 months ago

    That is a funny strip!

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  about 2 months ago

    The officer should let Hobbes make a witness statement.

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    snsurone76  about 2 months ago

    Betcha Mannix could get info from Calvin. Unlike most TV PI’s, Mannix is great with kids.

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    DaveG1960  about 2 months ago

    The reason that the burglars left the beds was because of the monsters that live under them…….

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Gee, given similar circumstances, I don’t believe I could recite my TV’s serial number either. Is that a new list I should create – tracking the serial numbers of all my possessions – just in case?

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    French Persons Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Dude… it’s a child.

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    win.45mag  about 2 months ago

    Well, maybe they can get a new one. The way the OLD one was always getting airborne every time he watches it…………LMAO

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    flagmichael  about 2 months ago

    A detective (as identified by the suit rather than a uniform) for a burglary is a blast from the past. I have experienced four burglaries; none were investigated. But I forget: this is a cartoon.

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    dv1093  about 2 months ago

    I remember when a tv was a major furniture purchase. Now the cost of a television is less than a decent pair of shoes.

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    Link from Twilight Princess  about 2 months ago

    It’s great to see Calvin being happy with Hobbes after the scare that was yesterday.

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    Gen.Flashman  about 2 months ago

    Television gone too??? You would think they would have to pay someone to take their 1960s TV. It is a good idea to not only keep a list of serial numbers of major items but also a video for insurance purposes; even better keep a second copies in a bank safe deposit or relatives house in case the originals are destroyed in fire/storm.

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    TampaFanatic1  about 2 months ago

    I think you have to handle Calvin on your own Dad as Mom must be in the kitchen knocking back some vino and a Valium to calm down. Cue up “Mother’s Little Helper”.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Just when The Count thinks this strip can’t get any better… it does. : )

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  about 2 months ago

    Hobbes did he job. He was in the kitchen protecting all the tuna!!! Mom will realize that they are all accounted for. Good job Hobbes!

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    KageKat  about 2 months ago

    Better to meet some weirdos than to come to a more violent crime scene, officer.

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    MoeyTehr  about 2 months ago

    The cop clearly doesn’t have any kids. Or at least any imaginative kids.

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    FrannieL Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The insurance adjuster could have been kinder to the little boy with the helpful tiger. Calvin offering up Hobbes’s help was a lovely thing to do, and it would have made Calvin feel better.

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    rshive  about 2 months ago

    Didn’t even know that TVs have a serial number. I certainly don’t have any record of mine. This comic may have been drawn before flat screen TVs were a thing. So carrying one of those big old boxes would not have been easy.

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    sandpiper  about 2 months ago

    Cal is in ‘babble gear’ which could go on for some time. Be interesting to read the conversation between him and Hobbes.

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    ladykat  about 2 months ago

    Mom, it’s time to remove Calvin from the scene and let Dad and the policeman proceed.

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    Donald Duck  about 2 months ago

    Weird how yesterday we cry and today we get a laugh. Try to keep consistent Watterson.

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    cor_en_fa  about 2 months ago

    If, perchance, this arc leads to the officer taking Calvin and Hobbes to the station in the interests of community relations, say, and lets them look at some mugshot books…and Calvin tells the officer that Hobbes has pointed out two people who then turn out to be responsible for several break ins in the area, I have some serious rethinking to do about this strip.

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    g04922  about 2 months ago

    Calvin actually believes Hobbes is real and alive. Poor kid needs more friends.

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    Spacetech  about 2 months ago

    Calvin now sits at college campuses supporting Hamas. Holding up Hobbes.

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    ilovecomics*infinity  about 2 months ago

    That’s not a weirdo. It’s a precocious kid being cute about his toy tiger. Stupid detective. He should play into it and as someone else said, let Hobbes give a witness statement!

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    mindjob  about 2 months ago

    They won’t recover anything, they never do. It’s better to start a GoFundMe page

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    Robert4170  about 2 months ago

    So, the burglars stole the TV set and a number of other items, but Hobbes “scared them off”? What nonsense. Some “scaring off”. It’s interesting to see Calvin go from sad lonely little boy to a boy full of false braggadocio.

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    wiley207  about 2 months ago

    Yup, Calvin’s now back to normal… until he realizes he can’t watch TV for the time being!

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    mistercatworks  about 2 months ago

    I had a “watch cat”. I’m sure if I had been burglarized she wouldn’t do anything foolish like attack the burglar. But later, in the lineup, it would be the pointed paw and the “meow” of identification. :)

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    Old27F20  about 2 months ago

    Ya know what’s odd, we never know mom and dads given or family names…huh!

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    rugeirn  about 2 months ago

    Oh, c’mon, officer, it’s a cute kid. Let him lighten up your day. You know the guys will get a laugh out of it back at the station.

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    John Jorgensen  about 2 months ago

    Who would happen to have the serial number of their TV? These days it just might be possible to find the SN for a big-ticket item that you purchased through a reputable online retailer, but when this strip was running, no way.

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    bookworm0812  about 2 months ago

    Calvin’s not a weirdo, Officer. He’s a KID! That’s how kids are.

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    willie_mctell  about 2 months ago

    Children are weirdos. It’s the best thing about them.

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    buflogal!  about 2 months ago

    We haven’t heard from Hobbes yet.

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    MichiganMitten  about 2 months ago

    Actually the average officer would likely play along for a while with a kid like Calvin.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 months ago

    That cop is earning his pay.

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  41. Cathy aack Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I don’t think 6 year olds who love their stuffed (or not) tiger are weirdos.

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    DKHenderson  about 2 months ago

    Anyone who deals with the public on a regular basis is going to run into weirdos.

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    jdthird  about 2 months ago

    This officer reminds me of the fireman on Curious George…

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    thegreat.gildersleeve  about 2 months ago

    Listen Joe Friday, the boy isn’t being weird, at least not right now. He’s being cute and helpful, a rarity for him, so don’t knock it!

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    billdaviswords  about 2 months ago

    He’s not a “weirdo.” He’s a kid.

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