December 9th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

As our story continues, the butcher tells John he shouldn't try to walk off having broken his foot. The 'joke' is that John is being diagnosed by a store employee who can't 'really' know what he's talking about because he doesn't have a degree permitting him to know things.

(Strip Number 761, Original Publication Date, 11 December 1984)

Panel 1: Now that a crowd has started to develop, John is mortified when the butcher tells a fellow employee named Pete that the man with the glasses has had an accident and needs an ambulance.

Panel 2: Since John doesn't want to attract negative, humiliating attention, he insists nothing is wrong.

Panel 3: The butcher assures John that he has indeed broken his foot.

Panel 4: You see, having done his job for the last eleven years has given the man real-world experience.

Summary: Hmmm. I wonder what television show Lynn stole THIS punchline from. With our luck, it's straight out of the worst sitcom EVER: "The Trouble With Tracy".