Naturally, when “officials” are worried that the county fair isn’t going to get enough publicity, they’re going to call the most important man in town–and he’s going to work tirelessly to make sure other people do the work.
So, Les being Les, he’s volunteering his students without asking them first. And he’s also volunteering their parents to drive them to school that day, unless Westview has a number of bus runs. (None of these students look old enough to do solo car school.)
I am puzzled as to exactly what the students are supposed to be covering–people putting up stands, spreading hay, making sure power receptacles are turned on and that the porta-potties are visible? Most of the fun activity at a county fair would happen after school hours, and on weekends…unless the fair is being held when school is out, which is clearly not the case here. Let’s not even mention that the school channel is not a broadcast channel, so the only coverage the fair will get from Les’ class will never leave the high school. I’d think a bunch of posters would do just as well, but then, I’m not an award-nominated cartoonist.
By the way, Batiuk teased a “Funky-Crankshaft” crossover story, taking place at the fair. Prepare to dread!