Jelloponically Blown

Today’s strip continues this week’s dumb one-off jokefest by having Logan Church join Progressively-Lumpier Black Guy and Preschooler Bernie Silver. Batiuk shows his lack of range by putting Logan in the now Westview woman uniform colors of magenta and black. Make her vest a cardigan and she’s stolen the elderly Holly’s wardrobe.

Anyway, dumb joke about mandarin oranges and Jello, which, for the record, I have only seen together sparingly in my many years on this planet, and none of those times in a school cafeteria. That Lumpy finishes Bernie’s punchline only underscores how labored this joke is.

And one wonders why Logan, who was introduced as savvy enough to have a business blog “picked up by ABC News”, would be hanging out with these two goobers. Perhaps her status nosedived when she switched her ethnicity.

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18 responses to “Jelloponically Blown

  1. bayoustu

    Looks like it’s “Vest Day” at Westview High today…

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Like I said yesterday, who is this for? Why is he still doing feeble cafeteria food gags? So there are orange slices in the Jell-O…why is that funny? When was the last time he visited a high school cafeteria, 1970? I certainly hope he isn’t doing an entire week of these gags, as this can’t possibly get much worse.

    • Jim in Wisc.

      Why is he still doing feeble cafeteria food gags, you ask? Because it gets him closer to 50 years, without putting in much effort.

    • comicbookharriet

      Judging by what our frumpy middle aged trio is wearing…yeah 1979 is about right.

  3. billytheskink

    The saddest part of this is that Bernie’s set up line in panel 2 pretty obviously indicates that he knows the punchline Thatsnought Hewmore will deliver in panel 3. By all indications, they’ve rehearsed this.

  4. batgirl

    So the ‘joke’ is a substitution of ‘jello’ for ‘hydro’ in hydroponics? But hydroponic growing is still done _on land_ just not in the soil. The ‘not grown on land’ thing made me think the ‘joke’ was something to do with jellyfish.

    • comicbookharriet

      Also… a lot of hydroponics are actually planted in a hydrogel substrate. But you’re right, grown IN DIRT, or even IN land, would be better than ON Land. It makes it sound like Mandarin oranges are mined offshore, like oil and Scientologists.

  5. countoftowergrove

    So Caucayla and Logan were caught in a telepod. That explains a lot!

  6. spacemanspiff85

    If the biggest concern of these high-schoolers is “why are there oranges in my Jello?”, they have it pretty darn good.

    • comicbookharriet

      “Why do we have to wear our dead grandparents’ hand me downs?”

      “Quiet! These oranges are concerning me!”

    • hitorque

      I’m old enough to remember when high school worries were all about surviving the big test, making the varsity, finding a date for homecoming, and getting balls deep up in some cheerleader asses…

  7. Jimmy

    Is Doc Brown going to burst in and tell everyone not to mess with the 1970s, lest they all risk being “erased…from existence!”?

  8. So, despite his featuring in several, uh, stories Thatsnought still hasn’t been given an actual name.

  9. Meanwhile, there’s a badly-taped up picture of either Derpwood or Mason Jarre somewhere with the caption “Miss me yet?”

  10. Rusty Shackleford

    No Les, no Lisa, a tiny bit of humor. I give this a C-

  11. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    11 year old Bernie Silverberg, in one of his 300 baseball undershirts, has lunch with a 40 year old black couple.

    “This caffo food really sucks. Even the puns we make about it are lame.”

    “Let’s hit the vendos.”

    “We can’t. They moved the vendos to the teacho loungeo. That was about five years ago.”

    “Wow, you’ve been at this school a long time, nameless black man!”

    • comicbookharriet

      “Wow, you’ve been at this school a long time, nameless black man!”

      How often do you think Les tells Principal Nate the same thing?

  12. bobanero

    Orange you at least glad there’s no Less today?