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The Sunday Funnies (3/28/10)

This week, from the top: Rhymes With Orange (3/24) by Hillary B. Price; Medium Large (3/21) by Francesco Marciuliano; Strange Brew (3/21) by John Deering; and Get Fuzzy (3/28) by Darby Conley.

(Thanks, Jim Lahue and Chris Cook)

  • Paul N

    Now I remember why I never read “Get Fuzzy.”

  • So THAT’S what Casper’s backstory is – it gives a whole new subtext to the show. “Let’s be friends…”

  • Tom C

    I could swear “Get Fuzzy” used to be funny. But it hasn’t been funny for a year or more now. It has become a huge gab-fest with elusive punchlines. It threatens to amuse but almost always falls short. What happened? For me, whether or not I look at a comic strip depends upon the pleasure derived from it versus the amount of time required to look at it/read it. “Get Fuzzy” has become a long slog to get through, with minimal chuckle payoff. It’s no longer worth the time invested to read it. Sad.

  • Ahh yes, the weekly duds.

  • Gerard de Souza

    Well, Yogi Bear was a play on Yogi Berra. Berra got his nickname from the way he would apparently sit, like a yogi, waiting for bat. Nowadays Mr. Berra could start a big lawsuit.

  • Deaniac

    LOVE the first two.

  • They’re working way too hard. And, it shows.

  • David Breneman

    Ever since I was a little kid, I always found Casper creepy (and not in the way intended by the studio). Just like that apocryphal priest who is a little too interested in taking the boys choir on a camping trip. I’m glad someone else shares this feeling.

  • FP

    –Just like that apocryphal priest who is a little too interested in taking the boys choir on a camping trip.–


  • The Casper comic is alot funnier than the original cartoons it’s making fun of. Sad, huh?

  • When I’m not giggling or chortling at Get Fuzzy, I’m laughing at it. *shrugs*

    I don’t get the Mickey Mouse cartoon at ALL.

  • Tekena

    Now I remember why newspapers are failing.

  • Mac

    I don’t get the mickey gag either, can anyone explain?

  • Keith

    His hand, a cartoony 4-digit white glove, went off to ‘Help’ ‘Hamburgers’.

    Hamburger Helper.

  • Thank you, Keith. That joke sucks; I can’t believe the entire strip is ALWAYS that lame. (And I haven’t eaten hamburger or helper since 1975 – yes, really – so no WONDER I didn’t get the joke!)

  • NOT TO MENTION… The drawing of the itty-bitty “Hamburger Helper” glove is a LEFT hand, but Mickey is missing his RIGHT hand in the picture. No idea who Hillary B. Price is, but she is not only not funny, she can’t pay attention from one of her panels to the next. And she apparently draws with her feet. Hillary, babe… find another line of work.

  • Rooniman

    The Mickey one is lousily drawn with no logic (he says his left hand left him when it really shows his right hand missing), the Casper one is disturbing, the fish one is boring, and the “Get Fuzzy” one is one prime example of why I don’t read comics nowadays.

  • Strange Brew looks good, at least! The strip is laid out pretty well compared to the rest of these.

  • Keith

    He says “my own hand left me”, doesn’t actually say his LEFT hand left him.

    …though it should’ve been his left missing, since the Helper’s face is always–far as I recall–on the palm. :P

  • I didn’t get the Mickey Mouse cartoon.