Farmer Brown is an imaginary character created by Calvin who appeared in a single Sunday strip, where Calvin was playing out a disaster with his toys. Farmer Brown was the unfortunate victim of an impossibly elaborate calamity: firstly, an unexplainable engine failure sent a passenger plane plumetting directly towards his house. Secondly, a 50-car, 500,000-ton freight train jumped the tracks after hitting a penny on the rail going 80 MPH, and was also going to crash upon his home. Thirdly, a massive tectonic rupture threatened to engulf his abode. Finally, in an (ironically) much more conceivable occurence, a gas leak occured in Farmer Brown's house as he was about to light his stove.