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

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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.



In celebration of the 40th anniversary of G.B. Trudeau's Doonesbury, Slate and 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."


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

Jun. 27. 1971: On the road.

Sept. 21, 1971: First appearance of Zonker.

Oct. 21, 1971: John Kerry series.

Apr. 19, 1972: Walden Commune.

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

Nov. 12, 1972: The tale of Douglas.

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

Feb. 14, 1974: The Energy Czar.

Mar. 23, 1975: The plant-yakker.

May 31, 1975: The last days of Saigon.

Dec. 21, 1975: Christmas greetings.

Mar. 8, 1976: The Patty Hearst trial.

Nov. 20, 1977: Busted.

Jul. 27, 1978: Studio 54.

Oct. 9, 1978: Camp David Accords.

Nov. 27, 1978: Understanding the 70s.

Feb. 2, 1979: The Liberal Cult.

May 27, 1979: Commencement address.

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

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

Jan. 3, 1980: The book on Duke.

Jun. 15, 1980: He came to tan.


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