A seriously douchey and unfunny family-oriented comic strip drawn by octogenarian cartoonist Bil Keane. The strip centers around a fat little fuck named Billy and his three equally piggish younger siblings as they share unremarkable childish insight and tromp around their all-white, middle class, God-fearing suburbia. It also features two parents that are even more bland than their kids and usually fade into the woodwork.
Highlights of the strip include special extra-shitty-artwork "Drawn by Billy" days, and cameos by creepy ghostly apparitions of dead grandparents and pranksters. On weekdays, the strip is usually limited to one round panel of treacly shit, though this may be split into two halves for extra-profound occasions. Weekend strips may feature multiple panels of warm gooey shit, or a full-panel expose on the children's autistic romps through their backyard.
The Family Circus has been in continuous production for over 40 years, yet inexplicably remains the most widley syndicated comic strip in the world. Likely supported by nostalgic grandparents who crave wholesome, meaningless fluff in their funnies. See Peanuts