Who Will Call: “It’s Nothing At All”

Link to today’s strip.

Apparently, Tom Batiuk’s psychic powers are more formidable than anyone could have anticipated–as I had a whole Sunday essay ready to go, and it has been utterly destroyed.  So, talk among yourselves as I try to reassemble bits here and there.

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13 responses to “Who Will Call: “It’s Nothing At All”

  1. The Nelson Puppet

    Obligatory…”SAY, DARIN! WHY THE LONG FACE?”

  2. Cabbage Jack

    Don’t worry yourself. It was ultimately quite predictable: Jess dodges living in Ahia for a little longer, Darrin laments having to keep pawning off the kid on his enfeebled parents. The laffs keep coming.

  3. Paul Jones

    And it wasn’t even funny when the Jetsons did it…….

  4. Max Power

    Panels 1-4: Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Is there anything worse than smug, self-satisfied Boy Lisa? Yes, smug, self-satisfied Boy Lisa engaged in inane banter with Mrs. Boy Lisa. Ugh. Panel 5: At least he’s sad now. Like he didn’t get his precious pen or he got to the Flash Museum after closing time or something.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    Another strip that’s out of sequence. Back in April Jess Skyped Darin with the news that she was doing the documentary and making a trip to Westview to do research using Crazy Harry’s extensive archive of Brinkel movies. They’ve already done that trip which coincided with Free Comic Book day (with Free Comic Book Day lasting a week).

    • The Nelson Puppet

      I hope this discontinuity and declining quality of artwork means the strip will begin resembling End Times Apt. 3-G.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Ah, ok. So I wasn’t imagining this. I was thinking, why is he surprised by this? And what young man wears a suit and tie? Heck, the sport coat and shorts look is hip…but Batty wouldn’t know that.

  6. Epicus Doomus

    Scenes From A Highly Unlikely Marriage. I know he probably thinks this “remote marriage” is cute and highly topical but actually it just draws more focus to how self-absorbed and stupid these characters are. Boy Lisa whines about Jessica not immediately dropping everything and relocating to Ohio to indulge his comic book whims, meanwhile SHE blubbers about “really wanting” to point her camera for Cindy. The child they have together is, predictably, not mentioned at all. But hey, at least these overgrown children are happy and that’s all that matters, right?

    • Gerard Plourde

      Maybe we should be thankful that he hasn’t thought of massive “hilarious” arcs of Skyler turning Dennis The Menace and pulling Home Alone-type pranks on overworked Ann and enfeebled Fred Fairgood.

    • Jimmy

      I would be surprised if we ever hear about that kid again.

  7. I think I understand the “joke.” They were both tricking each other into thinking they were all dressed up, but they only dressed up what the camera would see. So they are actually lying to each other while claiming to be always honest! It’s not quite a “knee slapper” but it’s definitely a “Les puncher.”

  8. Charles

    Nice orange suit, you dork. No one in this damn strip has any style whatsoever.