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"Francis, get up! It's time for school!"
―Patrick McReary to Francis in the beginning of the comic

The McRearys Get Schooled! is the second comic in Season 1 of Sibling Rivalries, and is the second comic overall.

PlotEdit

Several days after moving to Wisconsin, the McReary siblings get ready to start their first day at their new school. Several seconds after arriving at the school, Packie meets a girl named Michelle Stone, who he immediately falls in love with.

Character AppearancesEdit

♥ = character's debut
♠ = character does not speak throughout comic
♣ = character is mentioned only
♦ = character appears in a speaking/non-speaking cameo only

TriviaEdit

  • In this comic, Packie tells the story of how his mother met his father. He also says how he misses his father (although he was only 4 years old when his father died), and actually thinks of his brother as his father. This would be the last comic to mention Mr. McReary until "Like Father, Like Sons (And Daughter)" in 2015.
  • A running gag in this comic is Gerry being late for school, and bringing the wrong backpack (his football backpack) to school.
  • Gerry would already be playing football (or at least, finished his first practice) by the time this comic takes place, possibly in the short time between "Hello, Wisconsin!" and this comic.
  • Gerry wears his football uniform for the first time in the series, although it looks different than it does as the series goes on, because of the author not yet knowing how to draw a realistic football uniform. In this comic, his clothes were exaggerated to look really dirty and smelly. Starting with "The Big Trade-Off", all football players simply have a few grass stains on their uniform. Also, their football helmets were redesigned to look more realistic.
  • Goof: Gerry is 10 years old, which means he could not be in 6th Grade with Packie. This was not corrected until "Field Trip Gone Wrong!" in Season 3, as he is no longer in Packie's class, instead in 5th Grade.
  • Gerry's football backpack reappears in "Meet The Robots!".
  • The scene where Packie tells Michelle the story about his parents was edited twice since the comic's release. Below is a comparison between the original scene and the two edited scenes. The second edit is now the canon scene.

  • Original Scene:
    • Panel 1 - Michelle: (Giggle) You talk funny!
    • Panel 2 - Packie: Well, it's because I'm not American. My ma was born in Northern Ireland.
    • Panel 3 - Packie: Then she moved to Vancouver in Canada, where she met my father, who has a French background.
    • Panel 4 - Packie: But pa passed away in '06, after my sister Kate's birth.
    • Panel 5 - Packie: I still miss him, even if I was only 4 at the time. These days, I think of my brother Francis as my dad.
    • Panel 6 - Michelle: I'm so sorry. Hey, I think I hear the bell. Let's go! We're gonna be late!
    • Panel 7 - Packie: Oh, right! Ma will kill me if I'm late for class!

  • First Edit:
    • Panel 1 - Michelle: (Giggle) You talk weird!
    • Panel 2 - Packie: Well, it's because of my Irish accent. My ma was born in northern Ireland.
    • Panel 3 - Packie: Then she moved to Vancouver in Canada, where she met my father, who is also of Irish background.
    • Panel 4 is unedited
    • Panel 5 is unedited
    • Panel 6 is unedited
    • Panel 7 is unedited

  • Second Edit:
    • Panel 1 - Michelle: (Giggle) Your accent is cute!
    • Panel 2 - Packie: Um, thanks. It's an Irish accent, because I AM Irish. My ma was born in Ireland sometime in the '70s.
    • Panel 3 - Packie: Then, in 1992, she moved to Vancouver, Canada, where she met my father, who also has an Irish-American background. They didn't marry until 1998, but when they did, from 1999 to 2006, they had five kids, me being the second one from 2002.
    • Panel 4 - Packie: But sadly, Pa passed away in '06, shortly after my sister Kate's birth.
    • Panel 5 - Packie: Even though I was only four years old at the time, I still miss him. That's why these days, I think of my oldest brother Francis as my father. He's always been there for me when I needed him, and I love him so much.
    • Panel 6 - Michelle: I'm so sorry to hear that. Hey, I think I hear the bell! Let's go, we're gonna be late!
    • Panel 7 is unedited

ReferencesEdit

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