This Cornered probably strays a little closer than we usually like to topical econo-political partisan issues, but it is a clever twist on the “start at the bottom and work your way up” trope.
Double hit for Mannequin on the Moon:
And now a pair of suggestions from Mindy!
BTW, Tom Falco discusses on his blog how he made use of previously published versions of half of this panel.
Do you agree that both do a good job of mapping the dog characters here to the two hobos of the play?
Thanks to dollarbill, who also provides the clue:
Noisy eaters island (6)
This could be considered a sickly Aria Pun. (4, 3)
(Explained as a pun at Arnold Zwicky’s Blog)
People still use it, so I guess it is?
Maybe it’s feeling less loved now that coronovirus-based hoarding is over?