Oh My God, we’re not doing a whole week of airport hijinks, are we? Yesterday, when I said Tom Batiuk could use the extra Sunday panels to explain and elaborate, I was kidding.
I’ve been a reader here since around the time Les went to Kilimanjaro, and I don’t recall anything about Funky’s obsession with arriving early, at the airport or anywhere else. Funky gives the impression of someone lazy beyond description; being early and being lazy aren’t really things that mix well in a character. Oh well, as I say, consistency of character is not this strip’s strong suit.
I’m hoping we’re not going to have to deal with airline food jokes, and lost luggage jokes, and the kind of cliched garbage that has been the forte of comedians since the Wright brothers. But I have a feeling we are. Yaugh.