Veally Lame

This strip is another in the long line of Batiuk Sunday strips that really only need to be two panels. And like usual for Batiuk, it’s a really weak joke. Mommy bag, ha ha. I kind of doubt Holly’s mom will be mentioned again anytime soon, since the only reason she is here is so Batiuk can deploy the hilarious gag he thought up. Although I really can see Holly and Funky going house shopping. That would be the right combination of tedious and misery inducing for this strip. And where are Holly and Funky eating? I thought for sure Westview just had Montoni’s and the Toxic Taco.

Thanks for putting up with me again!  Beckoning Chasm takes over tomorrow.


Filed under Son of Stuck Funky

12 responses to “Veally Lame

  1. billytheskink

    Still fewer parental mentions than a Jessica strip.

  2. Westviewian’s bizarre eating postures extend beyond just pizza slices.

  3. Rusty Shackleford

    It was appropriate to mention Veal, as Holly’s mom is kept locked up like veal in their house.

    I think someone needs to get cancer.

  4. Banana Jr. 6000

    This is another delightful theme I’ve noticed in Funky Winkerbean: dehumanization. The joke is that she intends to feed her mother the way you’d feed a dog. If someone talked about my mother like that, they’d be wearing those leftovers on their cab ride home.

    Especially since I haven’t heard the term “doggie bag” since at least 1987. There so many neutral ways to ask for a carry-out box that it takes an effort not to use one. And what adult calls their mother “mommy”? Eww. So, so forced, all for an alleged joke that’s really just an insult.

  5. Max Power

    Funky hasn’t been this happy in years – even with Holly constantly driving the conversation to focus on his mother-in-law. He needs to dine at his competitors more often.

  6. Epicus Doomus

    Wasn’t the whole point of the Funky mother-in-law arc that she DIDN’T want a place of her own anymore? “Eventually”? She’s like ninety years old.

  7. Count of Tower Grove

    The veal is wonderful. . . until Captain McCluskey’s head was blown off.

  8. Professor Fate

    Is it me or does the shape of Funky’s head keep changing frame to frame?

  9. Paul Jones

    But if you were to hint at the theme of elder abuse, Batiuk would go on his blog and whine.

  10. The Dreamer

    Holly is eating VEAL?!?!?! They should have a PETA person dump fake blood all over her as she exits the restaurant !