This is one of those strips it took me a while to figure out, as at first glance I was totally baffled. OK, apparently they’re doing an audience Q&A session and one of the audience members felt the need to lob rather unimaginative insults at the old WHS computer which, out of completely nowhere, has suddenly become a relevant character again. The computer’s response was to start making references to other movies which, naturally, sent Conan into an alarmed frenzy, apparently in an effort to make it stop.
That’s the best I can make of it. I would imagine that anyone who didn’t read the strip back in pre-Lisa Act I would have no earthly idea what the hell was happening here and would quickly return to not reading FW ever again because it’s always so stupid. I mean he probably could have found a way to work the old WHS computer into the strip again in a way that might have been amusing or maybe even made a little sense, but that would have involved exerting a little effort and using a little creativity and, well, you know. Ain’t gonna happen.
In a few years someone here will say “hey, remember the time Conan O’Brien was in the strip?” and you’ll say, “uh no…not really”. Then you’ll see it and say “oh…yeah…whoa, holy shit was this strip especially terrible in 2017 or what?”. Every year I say that and every year I’m right.