Todd: Okay, you sit down to read your paper, and you're enjoying your entire two-page comic spread, right? And then there's the Family fucking Circus, bottom right hand corner, just waiting to suck. And it's the last thing you read, so it spoils everything you read before it.
Claire: You could just not read it.
Todd: I hate it, yet I'm uncontrollably drawn to it.
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.
Billy: Would it be against the rules to put two kinds of cereal in one bowl? (5/30/06)
Dolly: The rainbow is Mother Nature's way of saying she's sorry for the bad storm. (5/17/06)
Jeffy: Know what Daddy? I could pick up this rock if it wasn't so heavy. (5/16/06)
P.J.: *shits self*