I actually laughed at today’s episode. Not because of the “joke” or anything, but because of the way Bull is drawn in panel one. With his oversized head, he looks like a giant, enraged baby.
And the idea of a giant, enraged baby running out onto a football field, arms a-flappin’, all red-faced and colicky, is funnier than anything seen in this strip in a long, long time.
Other than that, now that we’ve gone from three full days of talking about Bull to actually seeing Bull in action, nothing’s really changed. All this has happened about a hundred times before. Bull is a terrible coach who hates his players and is certain the season is doomed. I almost put myself to sleep just typing that out, it’s so boring. Maybe Tom Batiuk has a point in having characters discuss things off-stage; it saves him having to draw action.
Of course, we’d miss out on the giant, enraged babies dashing out onto the field. Personally, I’d miss that a lot.
Is Tom Batiuk really going to be doing this for another five and a half years? Jesus wept.
Good Thing Watch: that giant, enraged baby. Every time I look at that, it makes me happy.