When Part D Fails You.

Link to Today’s Comic.

For someone wearing a hole in his shirt patting himself on the back for writing about safe sex in the nursing home, Batiuk didn’t even do the barest minimum of research for any part of this strip at all.

Here’s five questions that immediately came to mind when reading today’s offering. I was able to answer them in seconds using ‘Grandpa Google.’

1.) Does Medicare cover Viagra? NOT USUALLY.
The only reason you could get Medicare to cover Viagra is if you had it prescribed by a doctor to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. ED drugs are not covered by Medicare part D.

2.) Is Viagra expensive? NOT ANYMORE.
In June of 2017 Pfizer’s patent on sildenafil ran out, allowing anyone to produce generics. The price dropped from 60-70 dollars a pill, to the price today which can be well under 10 dollars for the right generic.

3.) Is Viagra a little purple pill? NO. Viagra is blue. Viagra has always been blue. Viagra is known all over as, “The Little Blue Pill.”

4.) So what is the ‘Little Purple Pill’? NEXIUM
The antacid Nexium uses the phrase, ‘The Purple Pill’ or ‘The Little Purple Pill’ in many of it’s TV commercials.

5.) If Mort’s been taking Nexium instead of Viagra, what are the likely consequences? DEMENTIA.

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18 responses to “When Part D Fails You.

  1. billytheskink

    TB, I don’t need to be reminded that your strip gives me heartburn.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    I have never dreaded a Sunday comic cover strip more than I do after this week.

  3. The Nelson Puppet

    Sorry (not sorry) to change the subject, but I wonder if Batiuk ever gets this response in real life when he identifies himself as the creator of Funky Winkerbean:

    “You’re still doing that comic strip? Wow, I remember when it used to be good.”

  4. Funky is going to get jealous because Morty is getting more action than he is, because Holly won’t have sex any more until her intense hot flashes– which have been going on for years now– stop So Funky will give Morty his entire Viagra stash It’s what good sons do for their fathers right?

  5. Epicus Doomus

    Elderly people sex, prescription drug abuse…things have gotten really peculiar in the Funkyverse and not for the better either. The “purple pill” thing baffled me too, but at this point trying to figure out what was in BatNard’s pointy little head at any given moment is just futile, as you wouldn’t be able to really understand it even if you did know.

  6. redsnifit

    Mfw senile Funky Winkerbean characters are getting laid more than me 😦

  7. Paul Jones

    I get the feeling that he doesn’t care enough about these characters to do anything right. This is because Crankshaft still makes a certain amount of sense because he cares about Ed more…..

  8. Gerard Plourde

    TomBa has veered off into strange territory before, but this truly ranks among the creepiest.

  9. DOlz

    You put more research into a single day of FW then TB does in a decade.

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Pops, you gotta leave the ladies alone. Unlike you, most of them have dementia and don’t really understand what you’re doing to them!”

    “LADIES?? Heck no! I go for the other fellas! Batty cured my dementia so I could be his new Author Avatar. Remember when I was staring at the ceiling on Thanksgiving? I was fantasizing about Sidney in 238. Hi-O Silver, AWAAAAAAAY!!!”

  11. timbuys

    Say what you will about the occasionally arbitrary and cruel ways in which bureaucracies work, but I think we all have to agree that Medicare’s decision to withhold prescription medications from Mort is for the best.

  12. Hannibal’s Lectern

    It’s not a mistake—Mort really wants the purple pill, because Holly’s cooking is giving him an ulcer. That’s what happens when you stuff a turkey with shredded Montoni’s pizza scraps.

  13. Doc

    This week’s strips really made me sick. A man with dementia and an erection that lasts more than four hours. Bathack, you don’t have to stay a year ahead if you’re going to do it by turning out this crap. Who approves this slop…making fun of groups of vulnerable people in order to get a cheap laugh. At least you gave Mopey Pete and his boyfriend some time off…they’re a**holes too. They’re probably Mort’s fluffers.