Running gags are frequently used in the Calvin and Hobbes series, such as Calvin building snowmen or telling Susie Derkins about what his lunch is, or even Hobbes pouncing Calvin. Other running gags include:
- Calvin and Hobbes riding a wagon or sled through the woods and talking about philosophy
- Disgusting dinners
- Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs
- The Noodle Incident
- Hobbes pouncing on Calvin is the most popular go-to gag.