From the Archives (1998): Jasonezer Scrooge

Posted December 7, 1998 by Bill Amend

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasonezer Scrooge" published December 7, 1998 - Jason: I can't believe I have to watch "A Christmas Carol" on TV for school tonight of all lousy nights! Peter: What's wrong with tonight? Jason: Mom's making her garlic, green pepper and tofu chili for dinner. Peter: Ah. The meal of a thousand nightmares. Jason: I shudder to think what kind of weird dreams I'll be having. Marcus: So how do you like this new operating system? Jason: Bah. Dumb bugs.

December 7, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasoneezer Scrooge" published December 8, 1998 - Marcus: Jasoneezer Scrooge...it is I, your former partner... Jason: Jacob Marcusly?! But...But...you're dead! Marcus: That's right, Jasonezer. I have returned as a ghost to tell you something. Jason: What? Marcus: That if you continue on your present course, you'll end up like me. Jason: Cool. Marcus: I thought you'd like that. Jason: Oh, man, my sister is going to freak!

December 8, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasoneezer Scrooge" published December 9, 1998 - Jason: What are all those cords wrapped around you? Marcus: These, Jasonezer, are the cables of the many video game controllers I selfishly clung to in life. Little by little, I built these binds, and now I must live with them throughout eternity. I have come here tonight to warn you, Jasonezer. Jason: To be more generous with my toys? Marcus: To not waste money on this one brand of joystick. The fire button is sluggish.

December 9, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasoneezer Scrooge" published December 10, 1998 - Paige: Jasoneezer...wake up... Jason: Who are you? Paige: I am the Ghost of Christmas Past. I have come to take you back to a time when life was fun and joyous and wonderfully carefree. Jason: There must be some mistake. This is before I was born. Paige: See how happy I was?! See?! See?!

December 10, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasoneezer Scrooge" published December 11, 1998 - Jason: Cool! It's me when I was little! Paige: Yes, Jasonezer, you were but a lad of four this Christmas. Jason: Hey, I remember that train set! It was the first train I ever had! It brought me so much delight and pleasure! What ever happened to it, I wonder. Paige: You blew it up with your first chemistry set. Jason: Come to think of it, that was the pleasure.

December 11, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasoneezer Scrooge" published December 12, 1998 - Peter: Jasoneezer Scrooge... Jason: Are you the second spirit visitor that was foretold? Peter: Yes. I am the Ghost of Christmas Presents. Jason: I think it's supposed to be "present", as in "present day." Peter: I have got to stop skimming these cliff notes. Jason: There's a bathroom down the hall. You can change there.

December 12, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasonezer Scrooge" published December 14, 1998 - Peter: Ok, Jasonezer, I'm back. Jason: You still don't look like the Ghost of Christmas Present. Peter: I've got the torch, the coat, the holly...what's missing? Jason: You're supposed to have a mountain of food at your feet. Jason: Geese...turkey...great joints of meat...sausages...poultry...cakes...pies...apples...oranges...pears...game...barrels of oysters...suckling pigs...chestnuts... Jason: Don't tell me. Peter: Hey, I had a (burp) light lunch, ok?!

December 14, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasoneezer Scrooge" published December 15, 1998 - Jason: Who's he? Peter: This, Jasonezer, is Tiny Tim. Jason: He's not exactly tiny. Peter: He has a crippling weakness for potato chips. Roger: God bless them, every one! Jason: Talk about decreasing the snack food population. Peter: I see a vacant case of Ruffles in the corner...

December 15, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasonezer Scrooge" published December 16, 1998 - Jason: I take it you are the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come? Aaaa! Why won't you speak?! Why do you stare at me in cold, stony silence?! Wow. Who knew ghosts got laryngitis?

December 16, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasoneezer Scrooge" published December 17, 1998 - Jason: Hey, why's that lady scavenging through my computer equipment?! Leave that alone, do you hear me?! That cost me an arm and a leg! Andy: Video card...obsolete. Hard drive...obsolete. CD-rom, modem, CPU...obsolete. Jason: Dickens wasn't kidding. This future stuff is painful. Andy: Hmm. Maybe those tattered curtains are worth something.

December 17, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasonezer Scrooge" published December 18, 1998 - Jason: Cool. A cemetery. What are you pointing at? You want me to look at this tombstone? No, spirit! Noooo! This can't be my fate! Say it can be altered! Say it can be changed! May 20th is the day before the new "Star Wars" movie opens!

December 18, 1998

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Jasonezer Scrooge" published December 19, 1998 - Jason: You there! What day is it? Person: Today? Why, it's a school day, Mr. Jasonezer, sir! Jason: A school day! A school day! The spirits have worked their magic in time to return me on a school day! Andy: Did you hear me?! Jason: I'm as light as a feather! I'm as giddy as a- Andy: I said it's a school day, Jason! Jason: All right! All right! I'm up! Andy: And you're only almost as light as a feather.

December 19, 1998