Link to today’s strip.
And just like that, we’re off on another storyline. Will it be more interesting than Planning-The-Coming-Reunion? Probably not–are you kidding? This is Funky Winkerbean–but we’re going to get it anyway.
You know, when someone simply pops in storylines only to abruptly drop them before they conclude, it makes it difficult for the readers to care. When anything can happen, and any story can get dropped for no apparent reason, then why invest any interest in them? Presumably, Tom Batiuk would like us to care about these characters and be interested in what happens to them. If Les and Cindy were attacked by a giant spider just now, I’m sure he would prefer that we be concerned about them rather than yawning it off. This isn’t the way to do it. Unless Mr. Batiuk is actually hoping to shed readers, I can see no reason for his current strategy.
So, anyway, Cindy offers her old newsroom set to the school. I assume she means the desks, and perhaps the backdrops; I doubt anything valuable like lights or a mixing board will be part of the package. Why desks and a backdrop would be things the school would covet, I don’t know, especially as the station is shedding them for something better. Last time we saw any “video journalism” at the school, it was just a face shot of Owen saying something stupid. Does he need a new desk for that?