Speaking of Garry Trudeau, Phil Smith III sent in the following recent Doonesbury and reports that the commenting crew at Go Comics didn’t get far with this. Your Editors, meanwhile, confess to not having recently followed Doonesbury closely enough to even know what it would be to get somewhere with an explanation of this episode. But Phil will be on hand to help propel the comments here. Apparently the crux is just what they said or did to lead Mel to face-plant like that.
But isn’t it still the same body, regardless of the personality taking it over? And that body has just gotten double dose of the vaccine?
I’m posting the entire comic rather than just the offending panels, because people have expressed a preference that I do, but the only question here is what speaking fry means.
Okay, I’ve been reading this for 51 years, but for the first time I’m totally lost: who’s the redheaded mom? Alex? Did I miss two other children somehow?
Honestly, it’s difficult to remain invested in a strip with 947 major characters that only updates once a week.
So… a Christian father says “Merry Christmas” to his Christian son and that ignites an argument? No, not in this or any other known universe.
This strip could have been written by one of the people who insist that liberals want to ban Christians from saying “Merry Christmas” to other Christians, and I’m pretty sure that isn’t what Trudeau actually believes.
Mallard Fillmore, maybe…
These two are more accessible than most, but they got me wondering: does anybody read Doonesbury Classics other than people who followed it during its initial run? Some of the references were impossibly esoteric even when they were current.
The issue here is the final panel…