It's getting close to the end of the first month of the new-run format and one thing seems clear: it's all a lead-up to the Glorious Return of Fauxley, Lynn's Big, Furry Meal-ticket. As I said yesterday, it seems fairly obvious that RetJohn's "cure" for MikeClone's blues has four legs, fur, makes messes on the carpet and will eventually die
[Kindly forgive my earlier-than-normal post. CSI: New York is on and, unlike the mess with that choad Caruso, I want to see Sinise in action. Perhaps he might one day arrest Awfulny for pissing him off.]
Panel 1: We start off with NeoLizic in her crib spouting baby-talk; she leads off with "Ba-Ba-BAHBBAH! Ga-Ga-GaHHH!"
Panel 2: Next, "Shriek!"
Panel 3: Her yell of "OOB! OOOGOOH!" and other simian noises attracts MikeClone's attention.
Panel 4: He stands there, trying to figure out what to do as she continues to imitate a chimpanzee at the zoo.
Panel 5: Since he's a delicate genius in training, he offers Monkey Girl a banana. Why? Because she sounds like a zoo animal.
Summary: Another day, another inferior copy of the real old strip.
ETA: We can tell Lynn that a banana would choke a toddler till we're blue in the face but it would do no good. Since she couldn't choke on it, Baby is good to go. God, I wish that Detective Taylor had told her that nifty he used last night.