From The Archives: Andy The Grinch

Posted December 21, 2020 by Bill Amend

A favorite storyline from the FoxTrot archives… Merry Christmas!

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 13, 1999 - Peter: What are you doing? Jason: Writing a TV script. It occurs to me that most of the holiday specials we watch every year are over 30 years old. I thought it might be a good time to submit a new idea to the networks. Peter: So you've come up with one? Jason: Well, I had a little help from Mom. Peter: "The Mrs. Grinch who was too cheap for Christmas." Jason: Think I drew her face grouchy enough? Andy: Jason your wish list was 800 pages!

December 13, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 14, 1999 -  Every kid down in Kidville liked Christmas a lot. but Mrs. Grinch, who looked down on Kidville, did NOT. Mrs. Grinch HATED Christmas! The gifts and the presents! She wanted Those kids to live like poor peasants! Andy: A $5000 computer?!? Are you mad?!? Jason: Cheapskate.

December 14, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 15, 1999 - Andy: No, you can't have a new stereo! No, you can't have a leather coat! No, you can't have 500 cases of Pokemon cards! Hey! Get out of there! Jason: Maybe if you cleaned out all of these old "Titanic" ticket stubs... How she hated spending! How she hated it all! Mrs. Grinch hated anything that came from the mall! Could it be that her wallet was two sizes too small?

December 15, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 16, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: This gift list is too long! How can you kids be so materialistic?! Buy me this! Buy me that! I don't want a toy. I want world peace. Santa: Freak. How did the woman get so tight-fisted? Her concept of Christmas so thoroughly twisted? In Kidville it's thought, in Kidville they say......that Mrs. Grinch must have just been born this way.

December 16, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 17, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: It's appalling! Thought mean Mrs. Grinch, from her Mrs. Grinch lair......(where she looked down on Kidville with an icy Grinch stare): "Soon will be Christmas, and we know what that means..." "Ham! Turkey! Roast Beast! Nothing made of soybeans!"

December 17, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 18, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: It's a good idea. Be quiet. Then Mrs. Grinch got an idea. An awful idea! Mrs. Grinch got a horrible, awful idea! But did she listen to us? Noooo.

December 18, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 20, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: Give me all your flash cards! "I know just what to do!" Mrs. Grinch laughed to herself......as she grabbed her Grinch keychain from off of her shelf. And while Kidville was sleeping, Mrs. Grinch did speed......to buy cheap wholesome presents! What a wretched Grinch deed!

December 20, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 21, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: I'm so good to them! She replaced the kids' toys with tofu and tomes! Video games scrapped for old books and old poems! Mrs. Grinch took the jet skis! The rockets! The cars! In their stead she left packets of granola fruit bars!

December 21, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 22, 1999 -  Jason: Um... Oh joy. Just at that moment a little kid boy, saw Mrs. Grinch swap practical clothes for his toy. "Why, Santy Claus, why?" asked the sweet little tyke. "Why are you trading these socks for my bike?" "My dear little lad," the mean Mrs. Grinch lied, "these socks are much better than some bike you can ride." "These socks are unbleached! This wool is undyed! The yarn in these socks was organically farmed with pride!"

December 22, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 23, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: Huh?? Kids: Santa gave us dictionaries! Waaa! Boo! Waaa! Boo! Back home on her mountain, Mrs. Grinch had to pause......to catch Kidville's reaction to her night as S. Claus. With a hand to her ear, she listened to hear...the cheer! Surely, the cheer was now near! But instead of glad singing, she heard a different sound ringing!

December 23, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 24, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: But those presents were useful! Kids: Waaa! Boo! Waaa! Boo! Andy/Mrs. Grinch: Ok! Ok! You win! From Kidville came cries! How the tears filled their eyes! The screams and the sobs took Mrs. Grinch by surprise! "Make these kids stop! Make their whines go away!" It's said that her eardrums swelled three sizes that day!

December 24, 1999

FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Andy The Grinch" published December 24, 1999 - Andy/Mrs. Grinch: But those presents were useful! Kids: Waaa! Boo! Waaa! Boo! Andy/Mrs. Grinch: Ok! Ok! You win! From Kidville came cries! How the tears filled their eyes! The screams and the sobs took Mrs. Grinch by surprise! "Make these kids stop! Make their whines go away!" It's said that her eardrums swelled three sizes that day!

December 25, 1999