Oy Vey ist Premiere!

Let’s hope the prospective Mr. and Mrs. Jarre and Mr. and Mrs. Anger get back from the courthouse in time for the World Premiere of Starbuck Jones! The studio’s pulled out all the stops, installing huge inflatables of Starbuck, Jupiter Moon, and a Xanax Warrior atop the Val’s crumbling marquee, while the “front of house,” which just last week was brown, appears to have been repainted the same blue-gray as the drab balloons at that kid’s birthday party. Here’s hoping that the life-sized SJ and Jupiter we see waving to the crowd are costumed players; to have the movie’s leads cosplaying themselves at the world premiere would be too cheesy even for Batiuk.

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20 responses to “Oy Vey ist Premiere!

  1. count of tower grove

    Panel two, reporter looks like Big Boy with a blond wig.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    That second panel is totally disorienting in a somewhat creepy way. That TomBan, still getting mileage out of that Holtron gag. He’s a real hoot all right. I can’t believe he’s actually showing the premier, I assumed (like many of you) that he’d skip right over it but here we are, finally.

  3. billytheskink

    A crowd of dozens on hand, not bad. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, though, it’s a pretty easy way to make $20.

  4. The Dreamer

    Prediction– Pete and Darrin next year win the best screenplay Oscar for Starbuck Jones and Darrin dedicates the big win to the memory of his mother, St. Lisa

  5. Why are the Xanax warriors there? I thought they were going to be in the sequel.

  6. Jimmy

    I sure do believe Masone is in costume at the premier.

    Where is this being streamed (you know it’s not broadcast on TV)? My guess is either buddyblog or the local Cable Access channel.

  7. Epicus Doomus

    I’m kind of assuming that Pete will somehow put together a “surprise” double wedding right there in the theater after the movie, a gesture that will at long last win him Mindy’s undying wry love. Otherwise what was the point of Sunday’s strip, where Pete told John he needed to find a minister? Ditto the courthouse scene. All the pieces are in place for a classic Batiukian sap fest.

    I forgot about the Zetons, although I do remember the Xaxians and Moon Mile Meek, I think it is. Didn’t Starbuck have some sort of pet monkey too? And some sort of robotic sidekick? Or were they the same thing that I’m remembering wrong?

  8. Once again, Batiuk’s failure to properly explain the ground rules to the Starbuck Jones phenomenon have made an already moronic strip with a nitwit’s idea of a twist ending even stupider. We have no idea what or who we’re cheering for because he doesn’t care to tell us.

  9. Hitorque

    Okay Batiuk, you un-retired the talking 1960s computer and even squeezed a few more miles out of it… Now RE-retire it ASAFP!

  10. bobanero

    TB seems intent on milking the Holtron gag, but I’m sure what’s really going on here. Is Holtron a sophisticated AI system enclosed in a retro computer case, or is it an actor inhabiting a retro computer costume?

  11. Professor Fate

    Where are the searchlights? Shouldn’t there be searchlights?

  12. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    We haven’t seen or heard of any reviews on this movie. So I am guessing there is a review freeze on this turd to avoid a 26% on rotten tomatoes.

  13. I’m confused. Who is the computer getting married to?