All Bucked Up

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Yes Tom. The Scapegoats used to be abysmal, Dinkle used to be zany and Holly used to explode a lot. Hearing the now-elderly characters reminiscing about Act I sure brings back memories, memories I’ve already forgotten. Buck, who most likely doesn’t have another friend in the world, suddenly decides to start razzing a clearly insulted Bull all for the sake of perpetuating Bull’s endless karmic comeuppance. Simply hilarious. I certainly hope this isn’t leading toward an entire week of “boy our team sure did used to suck” gags but sadly it appears to be inevitable now.

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15 responses to “All Bucked Up

  1. countoftowergrove

    BWAWHAWHAWHAW! It’s funny because Buck likes to insult his host! BTW wasn’t Bull supposed to be spending his retirement watching Law & Order?

  2. spacemanspiff85

    Unseen fourth panel: “I don’t remember that. I have CTE, remember, asshole?”

  3. Doc

    Hey Bull, why did crankshaft buy a tree off of Amazon when they already had one up and decorated in the middle panel last week ? Bat-yack has dementia or something wrong. Hey they’re all messed up!

  4. And so begins another year of not even bothering to try to make an effort.

  5. billytheskink

    Son of Stuck Funky is to Buck as Funky Winkerbean is to the Act I Scapegoat football team.

  6. Paul Jones

    About the only thing characters are good at in this strip are wearing out their welcome…..

  7. The Nelson Puppet

    This is the WORST Hank Hill/Bill Dauterive tribute act I’ve ever seen!.

  8. comicbookharriet

    Bull’s life has been reduced to a couch, a TV, and two people visiting him there. They really should commit him to the Bedside Manor, so he can have a social life, a sex life, fulfilling hobbies, and take exciting vacations.

  9. I think this strip gives credence to the idea that Buck is just in Bull’s imagination. He doesn’t seem to have any family of his own, he just goes “somewhere else” when he isn’t around Bull. And his interactions with Linda could also be hallucinations on Bull’s part (“That’s what she’d say to him, all right.”)

    The most compelling evidence, though, is that Buck seems to do nothing but insult Bull, telling him his team was awful and he was a terrible athlete. Just like Le Chat Bleu, Buck is there to continually remind Bull that he’s worthless. Only in Funky Winkerbean.

    • Buckeye Feculence

      Just like Les and the blue cat.

      Maybe toxic waste has seeped into Westview’s water supply and the result is people conversing with imaginary antagonists.

  10. Rusty Shackleford

    I got together with some friends from high school while they were in town. Not once did we talk about high school, save for mentioning a few names from the past.

    But here in the Funkyverse zone, you constantly talk about high school and more importantly, you talk about your failures from high school. You do things at your old high school, associate only with others who went to the same school, etc.

    The scapegoats were a pathetic team, ha ha ha Batty. I can see why they pay you the big bucks. Such deep, rich, and meaningful stories. How does he do it?

    • It’s the curse of people who never achieved much as life goes on to revel in memories, believing the best things are past. Maybe characters in the strip dwelling in the past reflects the author’s feelings about his own work.

  11. sgtsaunders

    With any luck at all. that dude will taunt Bull mercilessly all week culminating in his murder at the hands of Bull. And I mean frenzied, senseless brutal killing, the kind that would make Dick Tracey weeps and howl uncontrollably. Blood everywhere and Bull beating the living shit out of every one and everything in the room, thereby setting the stage for “Bull Pen – Bull Bushka’s Descent Into Remorseless Madness” by Leslie Moore, Author.

  12. timbuys

    For the New Year I did not resolve to continue to try and say something nice about TB’s daily output. Accordingly, I am quite free to point out that, no matter which way you choose to approach today’s strip, it flat out sucks.