"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.


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 Appearances

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

McReary Family

McReary Siblings' Friends



  • 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 span of 27 comics later.
  • 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!".


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