From DanV, who says “The first two panels of today’s Frazz were clear enough. But then Frazz starts talking about the kid’s pants. Even if I did understand what that had to do with the conversation (which I don’t), where is the joke?”
Maybe the answer is in context? Try for yourself! The weeklong series begins Monday, October 12: https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2020/10/12 .
Kilby sent this to me asking whether Tralfamadorian is mainstream enough to be used here (leading to my question of what a “Tralfamadorian year” is)
(By the way, this post was actually supposed to go live before B.A.‘s question — but that’s easier said than done when you’ve lost track of days of the week. Maybe we’re all on Tralfamadorian time now)
And that led to whether Calvin and Hobbes had any business using “Weltanschauung” some years back.
And likewise the Washington Post’s recent use of a long German word (redundant, I know), without italics, which apparently both he and I noticed at the time although neither of us remembers what the word was.
Nathan sent these synchronous strips.
My question is, what’s the joke supposed to be in the Frazz, other than just some Mrs. Olson mockery?