Space Case

Oh, Tony, how we missed you. You were gone for so long we’d forgotten about you completely, only to have you pop up when it’s least expected and with all that’s going on in Westview lately, a rather inopportune time. You’re like a herpes. It’s gone, no, wait, never mind. It’s back.

Still, time jumps have been kind to the man, as today’s strip shows. He doesn’t even need glasses to read whatever week’s worth of gags he’s written down to unload on us like yesterday’s stale breadsticks.

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15 responses to “Space Case

  1. spacemanspiff85

    I really don’t get why Batiuk thinks that having a person say something rude and whiny to a supposed friend qualifies as humor.

  2. HeyItsDave

    What’s going on in that first panel, though. Did twenty-something Funky hit a time warp to “today” and slip into an apron to spy on his bleak future? Or maybe that’s Cory, returning to his old thieving ways but having graduated to stealing bistro tables from the sidewalk in front of Montoni’s in broad daylight? And most importantly, why has T-Bats failed yet again to draw the bricks in Montoni’s facade?

  3. billytheskink

    Tony should consider marketing the Mercury Pizza instead. That way he has a built-in excuse when one of the Winkerbeans inevitably burns someone’s order to a crisp.

    Or even better, Tony could save a bundle on labor by just serving frozen Red Baron straight out of the box as Jupiter Moon’s favorite, the Europa Pizza.

    And why not a two-for-one special? The Phobos and Deimos Pizza, which is really just two boiled red potatoes.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    I’m pretty amused by how it seems like anytime Funky’s working, he’s standing around with a cloth wiping stuff. Like that’s all that’s involved in running a restaurant. It really reminds me of Woody from Cheers or something.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    The Starbuck Jones pizza: it takes forever to make and it’s always under-cooked. Served best with whine…old retro whine if possible.

    He already has a written list of “tie-in” ideas? Didn’t he just walk through the door and hear about that stupid movie like five minutes ago? Is he excited about the movie itself or just because it’s filming in Cleveland? It really doesn’t matter, of course, but it’d be nice to establish something somewhere in this arc without resorting to so much speculation and guesswork. It’s just making my head hurt now.

  6. “Oh, no! Gimmicky pizza that demonstrates whimsy and a work-to-win attitude! The HORROR!”

    God. What a jerk Funky is.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    Does Tony still own this place? And how cute that he wrote his ideas out on 4th grade note paper. Doesn’t he have OneNote on his smartphone….er, never mind.

    No bricks and no blizzard either. It seems like yesterday that Montoni’s was covered in snow.

  8. @HeyItsDave: The facade of Montoni’s is one enormous brick. But the tiles… oh, the beautiful, beautiful tiles…

  9. That sounds disgusting, but I fail to see how it’s worse than any of Funky’s business ideas.

  10. Meanwhile, Wally is shaking the table as hard as he can, hoping it will fly apart so he won’t have to deal with any customers.

  11. HeyItsDave

    @beckoningchasm: Oh, so that’s Wally is it? I honestly couldn’t tell. It’s like Bats has this one standard male template he uses for, like, six characters.

  12. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    Funky: “Hey Tone, how about a Uranus pizza. Want me to SHOW you what it’s made out of??!!!

  13. Jimmy

    Is Cleveland so low rent that a B movie filming in the city will spark interest from customers in a podunk outer suburb? Wouldn’t this plot make more sense if they were filming IN Cancerview?

  14. Professor Fate

    Is this some sort of Meta commentary on the folks that comment on his strip?

  15. @HeyItsDave. If that’s Wally, where’s Buddy? We haven’t seen him in ages.