You’re the Pitz

What began as a “Les Tries to Write Something” arc turns out to be nothing more than a year-end strip dump of leftover gags. We’re transported (or transposed, to use a musical term, ah=HAH!) from Moore Manor to Dinkle’s Den, where we behold the miracle of a deaf man enjoying music.



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15 responses to “You’re the Pitz

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Going back and forth between Dinkle and Les is like stopping off for a root canal on the way home from your colonoscopy. I mean come on, this is just plain unfair. I guess this is a grab-bag arc, a garbage heap for stuff he couldn’t turn into an entire week. I bet his “reject” pile is quite a sight to behold, what I wouldn’t give to take a peek at a few FW outtakes.

  2. billytheskink

    So this is what Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood would have looked like if Fred Rogers was a despicable lout who actively hated the world and everything in it.

  3. If you don’t know music terms, this joke isn’t funny. If you do know music terms…this joke still isn’t funny. So, it does speak to everyone on a universal level, which is an accomplishment, of sorts.

  4. SpacemanSpiff85

    Batiuk really, really hates thought bubbles. Or more likely, he doesn’t think about his strip for long enough to realize that he frequently has his (supposedly sane) characters talking out loud when they’re completely alone.

  5. Rusty

    It’s snowing like a bastard once again in Westview. You would think it was upstate New York.

  6. This episode sure looks like a middle finger to the critics. What next? He’s going to flip the vinyl LP over so he can hear Lee Gato?

    “Phoning it in” is too aggressive for this strip. “Snoring it in, with a roll over to indicate a new plot thread” also seems a bit too generous. How about “yawning it in”?

  7. Jimmy

    Did anyone else read the name as being pronounced PITSee CAYto? At first I thought he was making a joke about Lindsey Stirling or something.

    Then I got the joke. I still didn’t laugh.

  8. Charles

    You know you’re a terrible comic strip writer when you have to break a single sentence up between two panels for absolutely no reason at all.

    That second panel is the most useless Funky Winkerbean panel I have ever seen, and that’s really saying something.

  9. The irritating thing is that we have to remember that his never having time to relax is a self-induced calamity. He’d have been a lot happier if his repulsive vanity, obliviousness to the suffering he inflicted being a bigshot and obnoxious need to call attention to himself hadn’t taken over his life.

  10. Monotony

    As awful as this is, at least it wasn’t a four-panel McEldowney strip.

    You’re welcome.

  11. Chyron HR

    Now that my hearing loss has been inexplicably cured, I can finally listen to this CD…

    That Harriet got me for Christmas.

  12. HeyIts

    “Phoning it in” is too aggressive for this strip. “Snoring it in, with a roll over to indicate a new plot thread” also seems a bit too generous. How about “yawning it in”?

    I suggest “farting it in.”

  13. Hannibal's Lectern

    @Epicus Doomus: I think you’re being unfair to root canals and colonoscopies. At least these medical procedures redeem their associated misery by helping you be healthier and live longer. This strip, on the other hand, is pure, unadulterated misery, unredeemed by any hope that anything will someday get better.

    By the way, Dinkle IS still deaf. That’s why he’s holding the CD the way he is: the disc is still in its jewel box, and he’s actually reading the digital bits with his laser eyes (a super-power that will be disclosed next year, in Bathack’s newest spin-off Comic Book “DinkelEye”). The musical notes in the background are coming from the radio, which he’s completely unaware has been left on.

  14. Pure unadulterated…. Um, I’m at a loss for a word.


    You would think Dinkle would not have a treble clef on his garage door. That’s just asking for disgruntled bandmates to toilet paper his house and set his grass on fire!