Thankfully, today’s strip see’s the end of Funky and Holly’s ridiculous and pointless road trip. Unfortunately, panel 3 seems to be foreshadowing a fate worse than Montoni’s pizza for dinner… alumni band practice, no doubt involving Lefty and Dinkle. This relatively innocuous strip is, unfortunately, a likely calm before the storm.

Sometimes with this strip, you think there can be nowhere to go but up. That is NEVER the case, though. Never allow yourself to think that this strip cannot get worse. It has too deep bench of characters and recurring settings that you fear seeing to ever expect improvement, the immortal Dinkle and his non-retirement being chief among them.


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25 responses to “Uh-O-Hio

  1. billytheskink

    What delight Holly’s mom is, where even the Richie Cunningham hair-do is too much for her old-fashioned sensibilities. Was she expecting him to be in a powdered wig?

  2. spacemanspiff85

    Hopefully this is foreshadowing the strip changing into Cory Winkerbean, Accidental Skinhead when he goes overboard trying to please his grandmother.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    He’s really doing it, he’s really going to combine marching band gags with his love of obnoxious joyless old coots. I’ve said it before, I will say it again: if they do a comic book-themed band routine followed by pizza at Montoni’s it very well might be my breaking point. I mean what’s left? A chemotherapy-themed comic strip printed on pizza boxes? A marching band routine where everyone loses an arm? A crabby old bus driver running over a “bouncing Betty” land mine? A combination “Lisa’s Legacy” signing/comic book themed mass wedding? After all these years we might be closing in on the absolute nadir here.

    • spacemanspiff85

      Ha. There is always more nadir when it comes to Batiuk.

      • timbuys

        Nothing is ever so bad that it can’t get worse.

        • Epicus Doomus

          This is true where FW is concerned. I can’t wait to see Lefty telling Dinkle all about the elderly marching band antics she was forced to endure.

    • Gerard Plourde

      He could be planning to have the Alumni Band perform at either the start or the finish line of the Lisa’s Legacy Run, thereby combining Dinkle and Les in a single arc.

      • Epicus Doomus

        Then Les can write a book about it, followed by a prequel and a sequel, illustrated by Darin and inked by Mindy and financed by Pete selling his Flash dolly to Owen who re-sells it to pay for Alex’s engagement ring and their pizza-themed wedding that takes place in the gazebo during a blizzard. This crap writes itself!

      • Don

        Of course not – it will be at halftime of Westview’s first game (assuming, of course, that there aren’t so many “no-football moms” that they cancel the season, which would probably be considered a Good Thing as it means More Money For Girls’ Sports), and of course it would be in weather that’s just short of a hurricane

    • Saturnino

      “A marching band routine where everyone loses an arm?”

      Then they could rename the band “The One Armed Band-its.” They could only play the music on one side of the page……….

  4. The Nelson Puppet

    Number Six: Where am I?
    Number Two (not identified as yet): In the village.
    Six: What do you want?
    Two: Information.
    Six: Whose side are you on?
    Two: That would be telling. We want information…information… information!!!
    Six: You won’t get it!
    Two: By hook or by crook, we will.
    Six: Who are you?
    Two: The new Number Two.
    Six: Who is Number One?
    Two: You are Number Six.
    Six (running on the Village’s beach): I am not a number; I am a free man!!!
    Two: [Laughter]

    • Rusty Shackleford

      So Westview was where they filmed The Prisoner? Is Holly the big blubber ball that prevents people from escaping?

  5. William Thompson

    I halfway expect Granny Budd to be nice to everyone else, just so someone can slam Funky for saying mean things about that sweet little old lady. Not that he’ll find any volunteers to drive her home.

  6. William Thompson

    Is that Lefty in the SoSF headline? I know I’ll be disappointed by the end of the week, but that insane rage makes me hope she’ll stab Harry Dinkle for his continued existence.

  7. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    “What are you rebelling against, Cory?”

    “Get off my ass, Grandma! You just got here five seconds ago!”

  8. Huh. Nobody ever gave a second thought about Cory’s wild, untamed mane back when he was The Rebellious Boy?

  9. It would be almost amusing if Mrs Budd thought that Dinkle had died years ago. That means it’s not going to happen.

  10. Jimmy

    So, am I to believe these practices are called at a moment’s notice and not planned in advance? That seems plausible when organizing working adults.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yep, and wait till you see Holly trying to squeeze this year’s butt into her high school majorette outfit. Summer sausage time!

  11. Good thing they went on a needless road trip for several days, so they could arrive back mere seconds before the first practice.

  12. Rusty

    Is the new artist drawing the strip with his left hand just to see if anyone cares? This crap is just scribbled off, like he’s holding his nose with right hand.

  13. hitorque

    So who’s minding Montoni’s??

    • Rusty Shackleford

      The door is flapping in the wind. Crazy sirs at the counter drinking coffee wondering where everything is.