Garage Turkeys Re-Re-Visited

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Uh yeah Becky, they’ll “celebrate” with a “holiday (presumably Memorial Day) meal” consisting of ancient freezer-burned band turkeys…a prospect that apparently amuses Becky to no end based on her deranged wry smirking. Not even a rotting band turkey would land with a thud as leaden as this gag, which was quite clearly a desperate “hail Mary” attempt to fill that last sad and empty word balloon with SOMETHING…anything…no matter how incredibly dumb it was. A silent strip featuring the band parents walking out to the parking lot and starting their cars would have been way, way funnier than this.



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9 responses to “Garage Turkeys Re-Re-Visited

  1. The Merry Pookster

    In the freezer where her left arm still is.

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Worthless. Batty hang it up already. Give some new talent some space..your time is up, give a new person a chance, we won’t miss you Batty. It’s gotten so crappy that all we have left is snark. Likewise, I know you don’t love us, so just retire and go away! Focus on those old comic books. Yeahs that will make u happy!

  3. It could be worse (this is Batiuk, after all). Blechhy could have announced that the marching band would supply the music for the Starbuck Jones movie.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    It’s like he suddenly remembered his beloved old band turkey running gag and hastily added it in the clumsiest stupidest way possible. Who “celebrates” attending a banquet? Isn’t the banquet supposed to BE the celebration?

  5. billytheskink

    The band turkeys in Lefty’s freezer are so old that their capital is still called Constantinople.

  6. Epicus Doomus

    billytheskink: IMO Becky is a wasted opportunity. I would write her as an increasingly unhinged lunatic chafing under the pressure of following the Great Dinkle. She’d do things like hoard band turkeys, give them names and debut her new entirely band turkey-based comedy routine at the annual band banquet and do a set of jokes just like yours.

    “My band turkeys are so old their offspring’s offspring’s offspring have already been eaten. OK, let’s have a big round of applause for my number one band turkey customer, Sal Monella! Sal, take a bow, hope you’re feeling better and see ya in November, pal! OK, as a one-armed band director I’ve juggled a lot responsibilities. That go over your heads? OK, as a band director I know a lot about drumsticks, too. Lemme tell ya about this one turkey drumstick we had this one time…..”

    And the joke would be that everyone would act all concerned WHILE Becky was doing something deranged but no one would actually DO anything, like with Bull’s brain. Band turkey BBQs on July 4th, “turkey pizza”, a comic book featuring a band turkey as the hero, all while everyone looks on with confusion.

  7. Given his other irritating fixation, we could have had a tedious remark about the brickwork. That would have been funnier than an irritating and mildly sinister reminder of Dinkle’s most idiotic brainfart EVER!!

  8. Gerard Plourde

    Two thoughts –

    @William Thompson – We could still end up with the (now) world-famous WHS band doing the Dinkle-composed Starbuck Jones film score.

    The fact that Becky has unsold band turkeys in her freezer shows what a failure she is compared to renowned band director/international entrepreneur Dinkle who just last week received an award for his achievement and boasted a world-wide sales staff for his band candy. The contrast is probably unintentional but it does show the different attitude BaTom has concerning his characters.

  9. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Sooooo to recap: Bricks… smirks… best band ever! Bus garage… band trophies! Turkeys. Any questions?”

    “Yeah. Is the REAL band director back from Belgium yet, young man?”