Yes, I suppose it is

This is true, but where’s the joke? If Loretta was insulting Leroy, I would understand this as a standard Lockhorn comic, and not needing anything additional. But this doesn’t seem mean, so much as a basic statement of fact. If anything, it’s a little reassuring.

14 Comments

  1. Maybe the writer on The Lockhorns has recently changed, and the new writer DOESN’T actually hate their spouse?

  2. It’s a humorous aphorism with self-fulfilling logic. So that’s a fair joke. But I admit it is very much out of style from the usual meanness of the Lockhorns. But… we should complain?

  3. DuBose Heyward wrote the book and collaborated on the libretto, but when you’ve got clever internal rhymes like “who calls it livin’ when no gal will give in” you know Ira was involved.

  4. “Maybe the writer on The Lockhorns has recently changed, and the new writer DOESN’T actually hate their spouse?”

    Things change. Beetle Bailey and Sarge appear to be the best of friends now.

  5. After combating each other for decades, Tom & Jerry became good friends and ceased their asocial, “bad example for kids” fighting. The resulting cartoons were worthless, of course, except that they led to a hilarious “Itchy & Scratchy” parody on “The Simpsons”.

  6. She does have someone working with her since husband died – but that has been years, if not a decade or more.

  7. Mark In Boston: “Things change. Beetle Bailey and Sarge appear to be the best of friends now.”

    Such good friends that Sarge will beat up Beetle Bailey to make sure that they stay friends!

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