DV Aaarrrggghhh

Proof that video technology in the Funkiverse has indeed progressed beyond those VHS tapes that everyone hoards and cherishes.  We haven’t even seen Miranda this week, but her trail of destruction extends to every room of the Winkerbean house. In the comments here yesterday, Epicus described Tuesday’s zoomed in computer monitor gag “relatable,” and I find myself relating to today’s. Some years back, my wife’s grandmother, may she rest in peace, lived with us for awhile after being flooded out of her home. And oh boy, did she love her tee vee. We didn’t (and still don’t) have a DVR, but Nana watched the tube all hours of the day and night. “Downton Abbey” and “Golden Girls” not so much, but “Law & Order” apparently can be found any time on one cable channel or another, and after awhile, that signature “DUN DUN!” sounder that gets played at scene changes drove me right up the wall.


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12 responses to “DV Aaarrrggghhh

  1. LOL at “Son of Stuffed Turkey.”

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Seconded re: the header. That’s why TFH will always be king.

    Yep, “old people” sure do love “Law And Order”. It must be the notion that unbelievably depraved crimes are being solved that draws them in. I guess it gives them hope in some sick way. I once worked for a company that sent out a questionnaire for a company bio they were planning to put together and one of the questions was “what famous person do you most admire?”. The youngest person in the company chose Dick Wolf (creator of Law And Order) and she got roasted for it, but I didn’t get the joke until my mom turned 75 and started watching six hours of L&O a day. It’s apparently some sort of Medicare requirement now.

    • William Thompson

      I think “old people” like crime shows because it tells them the world has gone to Hell. Things weren’t this bad when they were young! Except for the talking murder chimps, who were behind the few crimes they remember. For once Batiuk understands what his core audience wants.

  3. billytheskink

    I guess it’s a sign I’m getting old that my shorthand for “old people TV” is still Matlock reruns and the existence of CBS…

    But in the spirit of the holiday, I’m thankful that TB tossed out a halfway decent gag today. It’s no 2,000 Year Old Man” routine, but still, solid old person joke here. I’m much more thankful for this site and the community of commenters here, of course. You all are the best!

  4. ComicTrek

    So is TB with old people, or against them? Make something make sense, man!!!

    In other news, happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  5. Gerard Plourde

    I do find it curious that today’s strip doesn’t tie into Thanksgiving. I haven’t been paying enough attention to be able to discern whether last year’s strip with a definite Thanksgiving theme was an aberration.

  6. Paul Jones

    What I noticed is that we have a problem that’s easily solved that they won’t do anything about that isn’t complaining and acting helpless.

  7. Chyron HR

    “It says there’s no space left on the DVR.”
    “That’s because the DVR is full.”
    “Happy Thanksgiving from the Funky Winkerbean family to yours!”

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Wow how time flies. Weren’t we just celebrating a very special Muslim Thanksgiving featuring Adeela?

    I wonder what kind of mischief that little scamp has been up to since then?

  9. Don

    Not only does she record all of those shows, but she’s smart enough to change the settings of the recordings from “Keep Until Space Needed” (which would have deleted one when another show was being recorded) to “Keep Until I Delete” (or, in the Funkyverse, probably, “Keep Until I Specifically Say To Delete It By Entering My Personal PIN”)

  10. The Hulu and Netflix are full.

    Old people, amirite?

    Happy Thanksgiving, snarkers!