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The logo, featuring the title characters


Hi And Lois is an American newspaper comic begun in 1954. It centralizes on Hiram and Lois Flagston, a suburban family with several children: Chip, Dot, Ditto and Trixie. It was first written by Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker and drawn by Dik Browne; following Dik's death in 1989, his son, Chance, took over drawing, with Mort's sons Brian and Greg taking over on writing.


Tropes present:

  • Aerith and Bob: Their names aren't that far-fetched, save for "Ditto."
  • Comic Book Time: Chip started out as an eight-year-old, but has been a teenager for quite some time. Dot and Ditto have aged slightly as well.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: This strip from September 28, 1971.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Lois is usually a decent, honest woman. But in her profession as a real estate saleswoman, she stretches the truth as much as anyone else in the business.
  • Hot Mom: Lois. Surely breasts that round and pert are unusual on most suburban housewives.
  • Imaginary Friend: Subverted with Trixie, who has long, reflected conversations with The Sunbeam. Not a Sunbeam. The Sunbeam.
  • Long Runner: Started in 1954 and hasn't stopped.
  • Long Runner Tech Marches On
  • Meaningful Name: Hi and Lois ("high and low"); oldest son Chip ("chip off the old block"); younger children Dot and Ditto (twins - "ditto" means "copy of"); Trixie ("full of tricks")
  • Name and Name
  • Spin-Off: The Flagstons first appeared in Beetle Bailey. Lois is Beetle's sister.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Don't twins have enough identity issues without being named "Ditto"?
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