Please DON’T have mistletoe.

Link to Today’s Comic.

I stayed up late waiting for this strip to drop. And thank Dead St. Lisa, we are no longer having ‘the talk.’ Instead Holly and Funky are entertaining their only two repeat customers.

And, actually, today’s strip is amusing enough, and does point out an actual weird lyric in a famous song. (There is a historical explanation,, but it’s within character for the Funky Bunch to not know it.) It isn’t a completely dead tradition though, I remember one Christmas where, on the tree, were envelopes with cash inside. Pretty good presents on that tree that year.

I have a feeling that Holly would hate me though. As a child that grew up on way too much MST3K, my logic sensors are primed to sniff out any tiny inconsistency and snark on it. What I’m saying is, I’m really relating to Funky in today’s strip…and isn’t that a terrifying thought.


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13 responses to “Please DON’T have mistletoe.

  1. billytheskink

    I once wondered aloud why “My Favorite Things” is considered a Christmas song. Nobody laughed. I suspect that is because there was nothing funny about the observation and it isn’t much worth caring about anyways.

    So it is here… and this is probably one of the best strips of the year.

    • Epicus Doomus

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  2. Epicus Doomus

    Yeah, this one is scads better than another day of Morton and Funky talking about condoms and erections which is a pretty low bar to clear but hey, take your FW victories where you find them. I have a feeling that a steady stream of observations like this one might become pretty grating after a while in “real life” but then again maybe it’s somehow more charming and droll in person, I don’t know.

  3. Paul Jones

    You married stupid of your own free will, ma’am so you have to accept it as is.

  4. Charles

    These conversations would be much more realistic if these three guys had a huge spleef they were passing around.

    Also, Holly, you’re just NOW discovering that your husband’s an idiot?

  5. Charles

    Plus, the obvious answer is “Bing Crosby, you doofuses.”

  6. Gerard Plourde

    Isn’t it also time that John got a toupee that matches his remaining real hair or forego it entirely?

  7. Rusty

    Speaking of discrepancies, i have never seen a pizza restaurant that featured diner-style seating at the counter. I guess it’s for all those customers of the popular coffee/slice combo.

  8. This would be the sort of thing that George Carlin could turn into a funny routine, but that’s because he was George Carlin and not Tom Batiuk.

    Next Sunday, Funky wonders why we park on a driveway but drive on a parkway.

  9. Hannibal’s Lectern

    The song’s referring to little blister-packed Viagra samples hanging on the tree. The only present either Fungy or Moron want.

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Hoo hoo hoo! BatWit lays some hard hitting smackdown on Christmas songs he doesn’t understand. Go get ‘em, ya bald pinhead!

    “Some Christmas songs just don’t make any sense! Presents ON the tree??? And how about those mattress tags?? I know… Fresh, funny stuff!”

    Batty thinks he could do better:

    I’ll be in Ohio for Christmas.
    You can drive me there.
    Please Jack and Jill
    When you take a spill,
    And vendos everywhere.

    Christmas Eve will find me
    Eating pizza pie.
    I’ll catch cancer for Christmas
    Like Lisa, I will die!