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The Sunday Funnies (4/11/10)

This week, from the top: Bizarro (4/8) by Dan Piaro, Reality Check (4/8) by Dave Whamond, Quigmans (4/6) by Buddy Hickerson, The Argyle Sweater (4/4) by Scott Hilburn, Mother Goose and Grimm (4/8) by Mike Peters, Willy & Ethel (4/6) by Joe Martin; Girls and Sports (4/6) by Justin Borus and Andrew Feinstein.

(Thanks, Jim Lahue, Uncle Wayne, John Hall and Charles Brubaker)

  • Isaac

    Newspapers really publish that Girls and Sports strip?

  • I thought at first it was a reference to Hollywood’s rehab problems in general (MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM), but then I reread it and it was about Tiger Woods as opposed to Tony the Tiger.

    This is a sunday funnies post that had all of the strips I liked. But next time, I wish Bill Amend would do a special FoxTrot comic to make a funny stack complete.

  • psychomar

    I didn’t get the ‘multimillion dollar endorsement’ deal joke.

  • Michael F.

    That joke relates to the Road Runner online service that Time Warner has. Although you’d think the Coyote would buy it out what with how he has enough money to buy Acme stuff.

  • The Reality Check is my favorite here.

  • Rooniman

    These strips are even more dull then than last weeks.

  • Anon

    God, I hate ‘Girls and Sports’.

  • droosan

    psychomar: The Road Runner is a licensed mascot for Time Warner’s internet services, as well as for some online car sales website.

    He’s a desirable mascot, because he’s clever and fast.

    Meanwhile, Wile E. Coyote is a perennial loser, whose best-laid plans constantly fail.

    So, the joke still doesn’t make much sense.

  • Steve Sues

    I think it’s interesting how many of these animation-related strips are about breakfast cereal mascots. It’s like the cartoon characters we’re most familiar with are the ones we see in advertising.

  • Deaniac

    The Grimm one was the best, hands down.

  • David Breneman

    How many people have Time Warner as a their cable company? I’ve only known family: My grandparents had it at their winter house in Palm Springs in the 70s. Too many people think that local knowledge is common knowledge. We’re all supposed to know the difference between the East Side and West Side in New York. I could never keep it straight. FWIW, I find the “Reality Check” one the best.

  • I liked the Lucky Charms one the best; the one with Sugar Bear? Whoever does that cartoon needs to have his hands put in a vise and pulverized, followed by the rest of him. Nope, not too harsh.

  • Professor Widebottom

    I’ve always loved the idea of Sugar Bear. I’m convinced there was more potential to him beyond cereal pitchman. He was the embodiment of 60’s cool, carrying himself in his trademark ultra-relaxed druggy sort of way , although his voice carried a Bing Crosby cadence –oops wrong decade! Unfortunately, his legacy limited him to the the role of gettin’ kids all jacked up on sugar and empty calories –another tragic outcome of the Hollywood typecasting system, so sad. And, yeah, the blue sweater and no pants thing was classic! Totally underrated. He spent his last years living in a trailer park in Tucson and died back in ’92, alone and misunderstood.

  • Scarabim

    Sugar Bear, Linus the Lion-Hearted, Billy Bird and Granny Goodwitch need to be brought back. Their cartoons were hilarious. When it comes to jungle comedy they put Madagascar to shame. Oh, wait, they CAN’T be brought back because the characters were originally created to push cereal. And that’s baaaaaaad. Curse you, Peggy Charren!

  • John A

    I always thought Sugar Bear’s voice was more Dean Martin than Bing Crosby. Anyway, they SHOULD bring them all back on video, it was the last time Saturday Morning Cartoons were actually funny.

  • Just what KIND of relationship did that beaver have with Pinocchio?

  • YK2

    Girls and Sports is on ESPN.com’s Page 2, for those of you wondering.

    And I hate it too. Does not fit on Page 2 or anywhere, considering that sometimes it involves neither girls nor sports.

  • When was the beaver related to Pinocchio?