Ugh. It’s yet another obvious filler strip, made with even less effort than usual.
Panel 1-Funky: “I’m going on a diet!”
Panel 2-Funky-“I’m not going on a diet, I’m just going to stick to my current diet!”
And why is Holly asking for clarification here? “Plant-based diet” is extremely self-explanatory. Is there an auto plant nearby, and how does Funky know what they eat? I have a feeling Batiuk just heard someone mention a plant based diet and in his pun-obsessed mind tried to come up with some punchline based on the multiple meanings of plant.
Rejected first drafts of this strip: (ha, like Batiuk rejects any idea that pops into his head)
“I’m going on a liquid diet! I’m going to eat whatever I want, and wash it done with a liquid!”
“I’m going on a Happy Meal diet! I’ll only eat “meals” that make me “happy”!”
“I’m going on the donkey diet! If you try to tell me what to eat, I’ll tell you to kiss my ass!”