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Sunday, 11 August 2013

In today's strip, John stupidly fails to see that when people make an asinine joke about one of his patients biting him, they're laughing mostly at his refusal to see that they're making an asinine joke about one of his patients biting him.

(Strip Number 7164, Original Publication Date, 12 August 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with John in his workshop doing something with a chisel.

Panel 2: He carelessly jams the chisel into his index finger and yells out in pain.

Panel 3: The next day, we find him at the clinic. A patient I'll call Mrs Gronvlop notices the bandage on his finger and asks if one of his patients bit him.

Panel 4: Since John is a dullard, he doesn't realize that his explaining that he cut it with a chisel is why the woman is smiling at him. Simply put, his not playing along like a sane person is way funnier than the original gag.

Panel 5: His next patient, a Mr Potrzebie, also notices the bandage and makes the same silly joke.

Panel 6: Dimwit John's need to explain something that the man already knows is sheer hilarity.

Panel 7: An older man I'll call Grandpa Maldehyde makes the same witticism and John also tries to correct him.

Panel 8: A young woman comes in, points at the bandage and asks John what happened.

Panel 9: He frowns in world-weary anger and says the someone bit him.

Summary: Not only is John too stupid to understand when people are kidding, he's enough of a pompous ass to think that they don't actually have a fair idea of what really happened. Ah, well. Twas ever thus with the sort of jerk who runs around chasing fat kids with a towel in gym class.
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