Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Another form of comic timing?

Andy Capp by Roger Mahoney and Roger Kettle
Bo Nanas by John Kovaleski
Barkeater Lake by Corey Pandolph
Monty by Jim Meddick

Not only is Barkeater Lake two-for-two (is there another eponymous Barkeater on the horizon?), but it's another double.
There's no question of whether or not the SPP counts today, and Brent made a good argument that yesterday's counted after all.

FoxTrot, on the other hand, doesn't count, since the silence is essential to the gag.
Interesting note on this, I only found out yesterday that Penn Jillette has a podcast. If I hadn't, it's quite possible I wouldn't have understood the punchline of this strip. As they say, in comedy, timing is everything (I'm just not sure if that's supposed to apply to the audience).


Blogger Antonio said...

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6:48 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...

I stll don't get it. How do we
know which teller the strip is
refering to anyway?

6:53 PM  
Blogger Scanman said...

You should note that Andy Capp's creator is dead, I'd like to see the name of the new author you give

8:21 PM  
Blogger Mike P said...

I dunno if you read "Over the Hedge", but it has a SPP for 11/21 and 11/22.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Devin McCullen said...

Today's Frazz has an SPP, and it's an odd one. I think he was supposed to be puzzling out what the girl meant, but it looks like he's standing there silently laughing at her.

7:24 AM  
Blogger uglinessman said...

antonio: Penn Jillette is one half of the magician duo "Penn and Teller", and the other guy, simply known as "Teller" (almost) never speaks during the act, so the joke is that Teller's podcast is nothing but silence.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Skip's museum said...

This may be way off topic but i thought this was interesting and hilarious-

11:33 PM  

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