Hollywoo Stars And Celebrities

This is your captain SoSfDavidO speaking as we approach LAX, I’d like to warn you I’ll be your snarker for the next two weeks! In other words, comedy turbulence ahead!

It looks like the famous duo of Pete and Darin are flying “Back Home” in today’s strip to the Bojack Horseman multiverse where the Hollywood sign lost the D.

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Yep, they’re a real power couple, aren’t they? Judging from the fact they’re practically sitting in each others laps and the classic, cheap pube-hair upholstery on their seats, I’d venture they’re flying coach.

But hey, they’re home! Darin makes no mention of the wife and baby, wherever those plot devices are. We’ll probably see them again at Thanksgiving and Christmas and only then. You can’t have them cramping these two genius’s lifestyles!

 

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25 responses to “Hollywoo Stars And Celebrities

  1. HeyItsDave

    There is nowhere else Durwood and Peep would rather sit than in each others’ laps.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    I haven’t believed anything said in this strip for ten years now.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    I can’t believe it either there, Boy Lisa, given how everything in the Funkyverse is kind of nebulous and ambiguous even to longtime regular FW readers. So the stupid SJ movie production finally left Cleveland? I suppose that’s sort of a “plot development”, however it’s only Monday so it remains to be seen how Batiuk will avoid telling a coherent story THIS time around.

  4. Every time a new “plot” arc starts, I always think, Oh, no, not these characters again. Today is no exception.

  5. billytheskink

    I can believe it. What would be unbelievable is if either of these two said “it looks like we’re back at work.”

  6. The dreamer

    So when is Pete coming out as gay? I mean he has never had a girlfriend in his whole time in Funkyverse while best friend Darrin is married with kid. Come out of the closet already Pete!

  7. Dartin just can’can’t believe that they made it out of Westview, even temporarily.

  8. The Dreamer

    Actually Pete isn’t gay he is going to eventually marry Summer Moore and become Les’s son in law with Mason Jarr as his best man at the wedding

  9. The “stress” of having everything handed to them on a tray will have Pete and Durwood daydreaming about Batom Comics by Wednesday. Meanwhile on the other side, Pmmmmm is strong-arming Jfffff and Crankshaft into going a church carnival so they can get their wallets hoovered for Jesus.

  10. Jimmy

    I have no idea what’s going on in this strip anymore. At least Zippy the Pinhead is intentionally confusing.

  11. Rusty Shackleford

    Batty wastes more comic real estate with this throw away crap.

    Anybody know when the next season of Bojack comes back? That show is great.

  12. The only way you can see the “HOLLYWOOD” sign from the left side of the plane is if you’re coming in off the Pacific. So it’s obvious that Mopey Pete and Durwood flew back from Westview via India, making a stop to see how they’ll incorporate some Bollywood musical numbers into the “Starsuck Jones” movie.

    And since we’re back to Batty’s favorite cover-only comic book… Did you know there’s a band with that name? And they released “The Starbuck Jones Experience,” a four-song EP back, in 2004. You can listen to one of their tracks here, if you dare:

    Notice that the track’s titled “The Poison On My Mind.” Songwriter must have been thinking about how to end it all after overdosing on Funky…

  13. Gerard Plourde

    So has all filming for SJ wrapped? Or are we going to have another round of complaining about rewrites (punctuated, as Paul Jones mentions, by excursions into the detailed yet nebulous past of Batom Comics?)

  14. Are we in for another week of sweatshop flashbacks, with Pete and Durwood being asked for yet another set of revisions for the script and story boards of the filming that just finished in Ohio? Have Jessica and Skyler made it across the California state line yet?

  15. billytheskink

    So when is Pete coming out as gay? I mean he has never had a girlfriend in his whole time in Funkyverse while best friend Darrin is married with kid.

    Pete will come out whenever TB believes that someone will give him an award for it.

    It is worth noting, though, that Pete did take Chien to the prom back in Act II. How did he ask her out? By moping, of course.

  16. @billytheskink Chien! That’s the girl I couldn’t remember! (What the hell kind of name is that, anyway?)

    Chien is the girl who a few years earlier wrote that controversial whiny emo-goth poem in Les’ class whitewashing the Columbine killers… Anybody remember how that story played out? Because I missed it.

  17. So what do we get this week?

    1. A “Hollyweird, amirite?” series of gags
    2. An “Airports, amirite?” series of gags
    3. Another three week flashback to 1959…
    4. The mean old bean-counting studio execs actually expects these two assclowns to do their jobs and is turned into the bad guy because of it…
    5. Masone Jarre all distraught that the Academy hasn’t given him a lifetime nomination after his name change…
    6. Blonde wife and brat that doesn’t age and a series of “Family life, amirite?” gags

    As an aside, I know Batiuk writes this shit a year in advance, but I remain absolutely shocked that he hasn’t inserted some acknowledgement that a Cleveland sports team won a championship…

  18. Remember when this WHOLE GODDAMNED TRIP started as a vacation, just to get Pete and Darrin out of the office (because all the smirking, daydreaming about 1961 and under-the-breath complaining about bosses was wearing them out)??

    1. Mason flies them (plus wife and brat) to Cleveland on a private jet, and still wearing the clothes they landed in, they drive to Centerville and ‘discover’ the old Starbuck Jones serial at the local MST3K theater…

    2. On a whim, Mason then flies Shaggy, Scooby and Daphne to Midtown Manhattan and show up unannounced to “re-discover” the long lost Cliffe Angere…

    3. On a whim, Mason decides to start filming in Cleveland, and manages in one way or another to involve every major character in Westview in the production, whether they like it or not…

    4. Even though there are a million other things he should be working on, Pete Rattabastardo plans a fan banquet at a lavish venue with Ovaltine and PB+J sandwiches just so Cliffe Angere can bask in fan adulation again… The woman who played Jupiter Moon shows up, but once she notices she’s the only female surrounded by 400 male losers, she doesn’t stay long…

    5. Mason then held up production for another week while contemplating a name change…

  19. Professor Fate

    I rather hate this strip if for no other reason than it started up this Neil Diamond earworm in my head.
    “L.A.’s fine, but it ain’t home
    New York’s home,
    But it ain’t mine no more
    “I am”… I said
    To no one there
    And no one heard at all
    Not even the chair”

    as nonsensical as FW can get at least they are not carrying on regular conversations with furniture. “and what does the recliner have to say about all this”

  20. billytheskink

    @billytheskink Chien! That’s the girl I couldn’t remember! (What the hell kind of name is that, anyway?)

    Chien is the girl who a few years earlier wrote that controversial whiny emo-goth poem in Les’ class whitewashing the Columbine killers… Anybody remember how that story played out? Because I missed it.

    Chien’s real name was Heather Parks. I don’t recall why she dubbed herself “Chien”.

    After she wrote her scathing screed against bullying for Les’ class, setting the efforts “after Littleton” to identify potentially dangerous “freaks and geeks” against the apparent lack of effort in controlling bullies, Les published the work in the school newspaper despite her objections. As Chien feared, her words drew the ire of Principal Fairgood, who suspended her for the writing (that, again, was only published at the insistence of Les). After this, Les then guilt-ed Cindy into doing a local TV news story on the suspension, because she was popular in high school. The news story mentions that Chien already has lawyers fighting to have it reversed, so I’m not really sure what good it did. Then Funky and Cindy get into a shouting match over a story about local pizzerias allegedly “red-lining”. Funky drinks a lot and Cindy mocks him for being less successful than she is.

    Seriously, this is what happened.

  21. HeyItsDave

    Chien! That’s the girl I couldn’t remember! (What the hell kind of name is that, anyway?)

    Chien is the girl who a few years earlier wrote that controversial whiny emo-goth poem in Les’ class whitewashing the Columbine killers… Anybody remember how that story played out? Because I missed it.

    @hitorque – Just a theory, but I think T-Bats named her “Chien” because she always wore a choker necklace. Tom probably thought it would be funny to name a character “Dog” because she wore a collar. Haw Haw Haw! That’s a real knee-slappa, Tom!

    As for how that poetry story played out…well, I don’t remember either, but I’d lay odds that, like so many other FW story arcs, it didn’t “play out” at all, but just got dropped and forgotten about.

  22. @billytheskink Thanks for the recap… So long story short, nothing happened… It would have been nice if Batiuk re-addressed the issue a couple of years later when his “Poor Columbine shooters were mercilessly bullied” talking point was thoroughly debunked since a certain subset of folks still want to see them as angels…

    And pizza parlors in Westview were redlining? You mean they were refusing to serve nonwhite people? Or is there another definition of redlining?

  23. billytheskink

    And pizza parlors in Westview were redlining? You mean they were refusing to serve nonwhite people? Or is there another definition of redlining?

    Your definition is correct, as I understand it, but the story itself was not so direct and mostly used as another wedge in Funky and Cindy’s toxic marriage.

    What happened was that Funky mentioned to Cindy, who then mentioned to her news producer, that Montoni’s had some software that red-flagged delivery addresses in high crime areas, allowing the restaurant to refuse delivery where they did not believe their employees would be safe. Cindy’s news producer declared this to be redlining and had Cindy build a story around it. Cindy ultimately recused herself from the story after insisting that other pizza places be investigated but it ran anyways.

    The reason Montoni’s redlining software came up in the first place was because Funky was telling Cindy how Lefty and Rachel didn’t use the software and were nearly mugged on a delivery. They fought off the would be muggers with martial arts learned from “Tae Bo kickboxing classes at community college”. No really, Rachel yells this aloud as she roundhouse kicks one of the baddies.

  24. Fun fact: Tom Batiuk’s Wikipedia entry comprises a mere 4 paragraphs.

  25. Jimmy

    So, I’m guessing Act II FW wasn’t very good despite nostalgia for it.