I’m guessing this one’s an Arlo

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2010


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20 Responses to “I’m guessing this one’s an Arlo”

  1. huMI Nov 30th 2010 at 03:19 pm 1

    Well in the princess and the pea she could feel one pea through a dozen mattresses, so if the prince (presumably behind her) is still… enjoying looking at her, she could notice, presuming they were very close in the bed. Alternatively, the prince could be beneath all those mattresses and causing a bump.

  2. Detcord Nov 30th 2010 at 03:21 pm 2

    You can stop guessing, it’s an Arlo. It’s simply a crude take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea”.


  3. Detcord Nov 30th 2010 at 03:23 pm 3

    Okay, this one with out the link. This is simply a crude take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea”. Does that equate to an Arlo?

  4. yellojkt Nov 30th 2010 at 03:48 pm 4

    The Prince is behind her poking her with his penis hoping she will consent to sex. There are so many mattresses to reference the fairy tale. Perhaps the prince has a very small penis.

  5. Keera Nov 30th 2010 at 03:55 pm 5

    What - a New Yorker cartoon that made me laugh??? Will wonders never cease? :-D

  6. James Pollock Nov 30th 2010 at 05:38 pm 6

    To properly mirror the fairy tale, the Prince(?) is somewhere in the stack of mattresses, and she can’t sleep if there’s, uh, anything hard anywhere in the stack, even through all the mattresses.

  7. Igelino Nov 30th 2010 at 05:59 pm 7

    She has been sleeping with the prince for some time now.

    He goes on a business trip, probably to fight some dragons.

    She is half asleep.

    She feels the pea under all the mattresses, and it reminds her of him (or of his, um…), in his excited state.

    In her half-sleep, she tells him she isn’t in the mood.

  8. minor annoyance Nov 30th 2010 at 06:15 pm 8

    I just assumed there was a self-contained member under the mattresses where the pea was supposed to be. And since the sentient nature of its disturbance is different than that of an inanimate vegetable, the princess can issue a demand for quietude much as if it had the minor addition of a prince.

  9. Whalehead King Nov 30th 2010 at 07:31 pm 9

    Keera, you should see the deer who should have shopped at Wal-Mart in the Nov. 29 issue, p. 61, also by Shannahan (I happen to have it handy). Clever and a bit with color for emphasis. The New Yorker is capable of LOL.

  10. Mark in Boston Nov 30th 2010 at 09:23 pm 10

    If a pea were King, all his loyal subjects would address him as “Your Peaness”.

  11. James Pollock Nov 30th 2010 at 10:35 pm 11

    Mark, I don’t know about you, but MY Peaness IS king.

  12. somebody else Dec 1st 2010 at 12:11 am 12


    Or so they say.

  13. Morris Keesan Dec 1st 2010 at 12:21 am 13

    Okay, time to test the theory that the following caption makes all New Yorker cartoons funnier:

    “Christ, what an asshole!”

    [I’m guessing that after Bill removes this from moderation will actually be the time to test the theory]

  14. James Pollock Dec 1st 2010 at 02:41 am 14

    Without the Prince in the drawing, I don’t think it’s a funnier caption. Now, if the Prince was peeking from behind the Princess… it would be in Playboy, not the New Yorker.

  15. Kilby Dec 1st 2010 at 04:36 am 15

    huMI’s alternative solution (@1) is correct. In the original tale, the pea was deposited under the mattresses as a sensitivity test. If she’s really a princess, then size doesn’t matter. If not, then she’s using the mattresses as a buffer to counteract the prince’s legendary dimension.

    The cartoon cited by Whalehead King (@9) is worth looking at, you can see it here: http://www.newyorker.com/images/2010/11/29/cartoons/101129_cartoon_061_a12904_p465.gif

  16. Kilby Dec 1st 2010 at 05:27 am 16

    The New Yorker provides amazingly generous access to its cartoons online, the “Princess” cartoon is available here: http://www.newyorker.com/images/2010/11/01/cartoons/101101_cartoon_082_a11122_p465.gif

  17. The Bad Seed Dec 1st 2010 at 09:31 am 17

    It would less obfuscated if we saw a trace of him behind her, but the misguided prince thinks he can subtly slip one in on the princess while sh’s sleeping. He’s definitely barking up the wrong tree!

  18. Morris Keesan Dec 1st 2010 at 09:41 am 18

    Belatedly, I wonder if this is meant to be a JAP joke.

  19. Chakolate Dec 1st 2010 at 10:45 pm 19

    What a gyp! Only ten mattresses? The real deal had 20 - and 20 feather beds on top of that.

    Piker. Humph.

  20. Stan Dec 2nd 2010 at 04:34 am 20

    Igelino @ 7 - LOL. If you analysis wasn’t the intended punchline, it should have been. Nice job.

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