Sam & Fuzzy

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Sam & Fuzzy is a web comic written by Sam Logan, started in 2002 and updating regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It follows the adventures of Sam, a very regular twenty-something man, and his roommate Fuzzy, a psychotic jerkass of a teddy-bear-looking-thing, who live in a Planet Eris-located modern-day America.

The story is divided in (so far) five volumes with a very notable (and arguably successful) use of Cerebus Syndrome to create an overhanging story from what started out as a "joke of the week" strip, as Sam and Fuzzy get embroiled into ever-more complex, wacky and dramatic adventures and go from (unsuccessful) taxi drivers with a demonically possessed refrigerator, to (unsuccessful) booksellers, to (unsuccessful) metal band roadies, to (unsuccessful) fugitives on the run from an international crime syndicate, to (so far barely successful) professional problem solvers. Other recurring elements involve the Ninja Mafia, a Mafia containing Ninjas, Fuzzy's Mysterious Past and Laser-Guided Amnesia, the machinations of Corrupt Corporate Executive Mr. Sin, and 17th century chemist Robert Boyle.

You can read it here.

Tropes used in Sam & Fuzzy include:

Fuzzy: Sam! Where have you been? You just missed our most commercially viable adventure ever! Bullets and boobs...nonstop!

Sam: At least tell me you've got some idea what he's up to.
Dt. Morris: ...No. But hopefully something less traumatic than last time.
Sam: Where did he get that many greased ferrets, anyway?
Dt. Morris: Those nuns are never going to be the same.

Fuzzy: The kind of thing they might make a movie about someday!
Sam: Yeah! Maybe!
Fuzzy: And in that movie, they'll cut from this moment right to the part where everything goes to hell.
Sam: Wait, wh-

Mr. Black: What the hell, man? I thought you were supposed to be the nice one!
Sam: What can I say? Every single person I know is a bad influence.

  • White Gloves: Initially, Sam appeared to have them. Later, he had actual hands.
  • World of Cardboard Speech: Sam makes one to himself at the end of book 3.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: this is how the Ninja Mafia works - at least, this is how it works if you kill the entire Ruling Council (so none of the official successors are left alive). Sam, as the only survivor of the murder of the previous Ruling Council, is therefore considered the rightful Ninja Emperor - and becomes the focus of all the plotting that comes with it. It's also the only way Sam can "step down". Since Emperors rule for life, someone has to kill him to take his place.
  • You Killed My Father: Fridge eventually possesses a ninja and kills DJ Positive. Candice reveals herself to be his daughter moments before she kills herself and Fridge's body at the same time.
  • You Will Be Spared: A somewhat dark version. When Blank kills Black, he claims to Sam that Black was his oldest and only friend, and that he made his death as quick and painless as he possibly could -- but if Sam thinks he's deserved the same treatment, he is sadly mistaken.
  • Your Tomcat Is Pregnant: Here.
  • Your Vampires Suck: See Take That above.