Scott Adams in general is fairly fond of this trope, often times inspired by real life stories from readers about Pointy Haired Bosses. When the extended flashback in the strip 9 Chickweed Lane began, it was promoted as being the story of how Gran fell in love with her husband; it finished as being how marrying O'Malley was a consolation prize because her true love and Juliette's birth father had to return to Austria.
The Luann story with her latest Love Interest Quill seems to be ending up as one of these. After constant Will They or Won't They? He leaves to pack, and decides not to even see her again to say goodbye. Averted as Luann and Quill continue their relationship online.
Quill even visits again in June As of now, it seems the story isn't over yet. There was a very long series of strips involving Peppermint Patty training for an ice skating tournament that ran over a whole winter. First, she hired Snoopy as a coach. Then she convinced Marcie to make her a skating dress; Marcie tried her best, but she couldn't sew, and made an awful dress.
It almost ruined their friendship, until Marcie's mother made Patty a beautiful dress. Then Patty needed to get a new hairdo to go with it; Marcie was no good at that, so Patty went to Charlie Brown's dad - who's a barber. Unfortunately, he mistook her for a boy, and gave her a boy's haircut. Patty averted another disaster by buying a wig But in the end, it all turned out to be pointless, because the tournament was actually a roller skating competition.
In another long arc, Linus' teacher Ms. Othmar asked him to bring eggshells to school so that his class could make model igloos, but again and again, Linus either kept forgetting or something would happen to foil his plans. One time he remembered to bring them - on Saturday. Finally, he remembered, and brought them to school, only to find that Ms. Othmar had quit her job and was getting married.
As Linus said, "I knew the eggshells were only a manifestation of a deeper problem! Linus sent her a box of eggshells as a wedding present. In another story, the gang has a baseball game, but Charlie Brown isn't available. He has to push around his sister, Sally only a toddler at the time and officially making her debut in this storyline , in a stroller. Everyone is upset including Charlie Brown himself. Linus informs him they're at the bottom of the 9th and still have a chance to win.
Charlie Brown ends up leaving Sally to finish up the game. Naturally, strikes out and is chewed out by everyone, and on top of that, his mother is now angry with him for ditching his sister.
He tries to complain to Lucy who gave him the hardest time about everything, and how he's in trouble at home, and she just ignores him.
In the end, all he can do is apologize to Sally and promise to be there for her when she needs him. In the German series Nick Knatterton most cases turn out to be such, often by the culprit and the intended victim forming an alliance, marrying or similar. For example, a spy attempts to smuggle out secrets in a pivot tooth put into a singers mouth- which ends up being ejected by the sound waves and thrown into the Mediterranean Sea, where it is promptly swallowed by a fish.
In The Wacky Adventures of Pedro , Pedro's roughly two-year search for fruit that could make his homemade ice cream blue and flavorful becomes this when upon returning from outer space , a friend offers him some blue and flavorful indigo plum ice cream. Jeff Jarrett match, with Jarrett dressed up in Sting face paint. Throughout the match, several fake versions of Sting interfered in the match reminiscent of 's Halloween Havoc, when Sid Vicious fought Sting and was later attacked by a fake , and the real Sting easily handled all of them.
One would expect there to be a big payoff from all the fake Sting madness, but the match ended with Jarrett whacking the real Sting with his guitar to win the match. WWE one - John Cena made a shocking comeback to win the Royal Rumble just four months after an injury that was said to put him down for at least seven months to a year.
Then he got another two title shots, and lost both of them before moving into another feud without ever getting any revenge on Orton. When Love did what no one though possible and beat Del Rey Rayne immediately ran out and hit Love with the belt, a literal title shot. But Angelina Love wasn't knocked unconscious, the referee, Earl Hebner, had the match get officially underway and despite Rayne's huge early advantage Love started to make a comeback The winner was Dolph Ziggler , however when he goes to turn in his victory and choose his place as the last guy to enter, Vickie Guerrero informs him that he would only have his choice of entering the Rumble first or second, which function exactly the same except for how it goes into the record books.
So it turns out that after three matches to determine the winner, the winner's prize is literally being given the worst possible entry in the Rumble. Vickie Guerrero hated Dolph Ziggler for dumping her the month before, which is probably why she did that to begin with. The rules of the Royal Rumble state that a competitor is eliminated when both feet hit the floor. In Kofi Kingston walked on his hands to the steel steps and was able to reenter the match.
In he leapt onto the back of another competitor and ended up on the announcers' table. He struggled to think how to get back to the ring and finally figured he could use a rolling chair.
Only this time, Cody Rhodes eliminated him before he could get back in. In former Vendetta Pro Wrestling Tag Team champions the Ballard Brothers told an inspiring story about a man named Sunami who spent all year clawing his way towards a title shot against them, persevered through their under handed attacks and mind games, ultimately winning the belts only to have to vacate them because his partner no showed during a defense, making his entire year a big waste of time.
They told this story to Sunami himself , who indeed was waiting in vain for his partner, leading him to give up on tag team wrestling and take on an It's All About Me attitude. She had Allysin Kay beat in the three way dance and LuFisto was too slow to stop her, except LuFisto was given the winning pin on a one count.
Furthermore, Martinez was put in another match with the woman she by rights beat, rather than the one who was basically given her win. Kay proceeded hit Martinez with a shame motivated flurry If Martinez was champion as she logically should have been, she would have retained, and the trap C4 laid on the returning Velez and Rosa Negra wouldn't have set Las Sicarias back so far.