Yuck. Batiukian Overexposition strikes again. This conversation’s probably been going on for like thirty seconds and I think this is the second time “silent film” has been said and third time “Butter Brinkel” has been said. This is just terrible. There’s nothing funny about the name “Butter Brinkel”, and definitely nothing that makes it worth repeating over and over. There’s nobody at home reading this who cares so much that it’s important Batiuk ensures they know precisely what’s going on, and if there was he wouldn’t have to repeat everything incessantly. Cindy telling Jess who her ex is has to take the prize, though. Jess knows who Funky is. I think this is all just a result of Batiuk trying to fill up as much space with as little effort and content as possible, and probably the realization that nobody really keeps up with his strip and he has to drill it in his readers’ heads over and over. I also think it’s probably his ego thinking that the Epic Funky Winkerbean Backstory is so magnificent he’s going to repeat it over and over. But probably mostly the laziness.
And if the “someone Funky knows” doesn’t turn out to be Jeff I’ll be shocked. Or possibly Harry. Also, the odds are if Funky knows him, Cindy knows him. It’s not a big town.