The funniest, strangest, and most dramatic moments in Garry Trudeau's classic comic strip.

The funniest, strangest, and most dramatic moments in Garry Trudeau's classic comic strip.

The funniest, strangest, and most dramatic moments in Garry Trudeau's classic comic strip.

About Garry Trudeau's comic strip.
Oct. 25 2010 10:07 AM

Doonesbury's 200 Greatest Moments

The funniest, strangest, and most dramatic moments in Garry Trudeau's classic comic strip.

Read David Plotz's interview with Garry Trudeau. See Slate's complete coverage of Doonesbury's 40th anniversary.

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200 DOONESBURY MOMENTS

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of G.B. Trudeau's Doonesbury, Slate and Doonesbury.com invite you to enter the feature's 14,600-strip archive and wander to your heart's content.  For the next two weeks this vast labyrinth of storytelling and interconnected lives, a chronicle of popular culture and politics, is open to all comers.  To help you get started, we've provided some 200 points of entry. Be sure to bring a flashlight and some snacks.

Mar. 21, 1971: First Sunday strip.

Apr. 4, 1971: Mark: "I'm Jewish."

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Jun. 18, 1971: B.D. at ROTC summer camp.

Jun. 27. 1971: On the road.

Sept. 21, 1971: First appearance of Zonker.

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Oct. 21, 1971: John Kerry series.

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Apr. 19, 1972: Walden Commune.

Apr. 24, 1972: The naming of the puddle.

Nov. 12, 1972: The tale of Douglas.

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Dec. 13, 1973: "It's a baby woman!"

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Feb. 14, 1974: The Energy Czar.

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Mar. 23, 1975: The plant-yakker.

May 31, 1975: The last days of Saigon.

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Dec. 21, 1975: Christmas greetings.

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Mar. 8, 1976: The Patty Hearst trial.

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Nov. 20, 1977: Busted.

Jul. 27, 1978: Studio 54.

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Oct. 9, 1978: Camp David Accords.

Nov. 27, 1978: Understanding the 70s.

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Feb. 2, 1979: The Liberal Cult.

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May 27, 1979: Commencement address.

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Sep. 10, 1979: First appearance of J.J.

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Dec. 3, 1979: "Fin de Decade" party.

Jan. 3, 1980: The book on Duke.

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Jun. 15, 1980: He came to tan.

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Jun. 18, 1981: Joanie and Rick marry.

Jun. 28, 1981: Solidarity.

Aug. 11, 1981: Duke shoots Brenner.

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May. 17, 1982: What the doctor said.

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Nov. 15, 1982: Sid Kibbutz in action.

Dec. 13, 1982: Buying a computer.

Sep. 30, 1984: Return from Sabbatical.

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Oct. 22, 1984: The Reagan White House.

Jan. 27, 1985: "Teaching is dead."

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Jan. 19, 1986: RSVP.

Nov. 6, 1986: Dick Davenport dies.

Mar. 8, 1987: Another Sunday morning.

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Mar. 22, 1987: Sinatra biography.

Apr. 27, 1987: Ron Headrest.

Jun. 18, 1988: Snow White.

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Aug. 14, 1988: Roger Rabbit.

Apr. 19, 1989: Mike dreams up Mr. Butts.

May 7, 1989: Assault rifles.

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Nov. 5, 1989: Mark's Konundrum Korner.

Dec. 11, 1989: Eighties Revival Party.

May 24, 1990: Andy Lippincott dies.

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Dec. 10, 1990: Desert Shield.

Feb. 4, 1991: Ka-boom!

Feb. 24, 1991: Smart bomb.

Mar. 10, 1991: Briefing.

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Mar. 20, 1991: "Welcome to Club Scud!"

Jan. 6, 1992: Unemployed.

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Feb. 10, 1992: Trash for Cash.

Apr. 20, 1992: The coming of Samantha.

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Jun. 8, 1992: "I'm my parents!"

Jun. 22, 1992: USA Today.

Jul. 12, 1992: Geraldo Riveribus.

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Sep. 7, 1992: Family Values check.

Dec. 28, 1992: The ol' mail silo.

Aug. 1, 1993: Production values.

Feb. 9, 1993: Aid for those with AIDS.

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Nov. 28, 1993: Beavis and Butthead.

Jan. 24, 1994: Whitewatergate.

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Jun. 24, 1995: Duke with a hooker.

Oct. 15, 1995: The Earl of Duke.

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Nov. 13, 1995: Mark's imaginary lover.

Feb. 5, 1996: Mike and Kim meet.

Jun. 24, 1996: Back in the Nam.

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Nov. 4, 1996: The Mark and Chase show.

Jan. 26, 1997: Ah youth.

Feb. 9, 1998: Clinton's problems.

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Aug. 10, 1998: Lacey Davenport dies.

Feb. 8, 1999: Impeachment trial.

Aug. 23, 1999: Walden redux.

Nov. 16, 1999: IPO.

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Jan. 3, 2000: The old mail silo.

Jan. 23, 2000: Bill and Al.

Feb. 14, 2000: The flag thing.

Apr. 24, 2000: Business plan.

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Sept. 24, 2000: Bushisms.

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Aug. 6, 2001: Flaws.

Sept. 17, 2001: The hoax.

Oct. 1, 2001: Everything's changed.

Nov. 18, 2001: "Thanks, evildoers!"

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Jan. 27, 2002: Mr. Jay.

Feb. 10, 2002: FDR quote.

Mar. 3, 2002: "Got war?"

Apr. 8, 2002: Phil Slackmeyer, RIP.

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Apr. 29, 2002: At a West Bank café.

Apr. 13, 2003: Helmet-in-chief.

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Jul. 20, 2003: Starbucks Sunday.

Feb. 23, 2004: $10,000 reward.

Apr. 19, 2004: B.D. wounded in Iraq.

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Sep. 13, 2004: Ask President Bush.

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Jun. 25, 2006: Catching up.

Aug. 20, 2006: Mike's Summer Daydream.

Nov. 20, 2006: Ethics class.

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Mar. 26, 2007: First appearance of Mel.

Sep. 4, 2007: Over-connected.

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Apr. 7, 2008: If we cut and run.

Feb. 23, 2009: The uh-oh moment.

Mar. 30, 2009: In Helmand Province.

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Aug. 3, 2009: The Family.

Feb. 8, 2010: Horndogs for lunch.

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Feb. 22, 2010: Security detail.

Apr. 26, 2010: Tea Party.

Jul. 12, 2010: The big handoff.

Jul. 25, 2010: The competition.

Aug. 15, 2010: The maverick thing.

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