Key Of (zzzzzzz)

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Blech. As if we needed yet another reminder of how utterly unfunny Lefty is. Why is Dinkle even there? Is he like the official WHS underminer or something? I mean it’s a school, not the local Moose Lodge, you can’t just hang out there all day years after you retired. And wasn’t there just a whole Becky/Dinkle arc just a few short weeks ago? God help us all.


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29 responses to “Key Of (zzzzzzz)

  1. William Thompson

    Yo, Lefty! The readers want La Mercy!

  2. CRM114

    And I checked in to see what new arc was breaking. Aaiiee!!! A week of this crap? Batty thinks this is at all amusing? Obviously there’s no one in his life to say No!!! No!!!

  3. billytheskink

    If this strip was music the title would be terribly false. It is most certainly not in a fun key.


    • Epicus Doomus

      Dinkle is, of course, wrong. Delivery is important, but without the material you got nothing. Batiuk has been trying to prove otherwise for years with those D.O.A. deadpan gags and reaction shots of his but alas, he’s wrong too.

  4. William Thompson

    Driven to the breaking point by their tyrannical instructors, the musical peasants rise in revolt! Their battle-cry? “Serfs up!”

  5. William Thompson

    Batiuk always throws humor under Debussy.

  6. Lord Flatulence

    Go home Dinkle.

  7. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Ah, as I thought. Dinkleberry is still hovering over The Young Lad’s one good shoulder.

    “Gol dang it! I’ll NEVER be able to retire! Here I am, over 80 years old, still getting up at zero-dark-thirty in the morning, driving through the snow, and coming to this school every day – UNPAID! But what choice do I have? A dumb ol’ gorl can’t be a high school band director, ferchrissake. Especially a dumb ol’ gorl who looks like a 14 year old boy with one arm! ONE ARM! Who leads a band with one arm?? So what’s that mean? That means I gotta be in here – days, evenings, over the summer… I swear, I’ll probably die here. I begged them to hire that one guy. Saxophone player. Forgot his name. Two good arms and a Johnson. That’s all you need to lead a band. But no. Idiots. Had it with them. I oughtta just retire and get the heck out. BUT I CAN’T!!!”

  8. Paul Jones

    Batiuk has never once stopped to consider the horrible disservice he’s done to both characters by doing this. He makes Dinkle look like he’s got nothing better to do with his time and he makes Becky look like a failure in everything she’s ever done.

    Also, it’s actually “They don’t know a damned word of French, you old goat!!!”

    • William Thompson

      It’s funny because Becky never taught them anything about the piece or the composer’s intentions. “This is an extracurricular activity! You aren’t here to learn, you’re here to have fun, damn it!”

  9. Jimmy

    I think it’s time the school got a restraining order against Dinkle.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      What has me confused – seriously – is all the other teachers and staff wear these security badges, drawn in loving detail, but I’ve never seen one on Dinkleberry.

      “Oh, but EVERYONE knows who he is. Doesn’t need a badge.”

      NO! That’s not how it works! Nobody gets in without a badge! That’s how security works.

      Maybe one day we’ll find out Dinkleberry died years ago, and that’s just his Lisa-style ghost hanging around, and only Drecky can see him.

        • Double Sided Scooby Snack

          Well! That settles that.

          Doesn’t matter if he’s Harry S Fuckin’ Truman, he doesn’t get in without a badge, or signing in as a visitor.

          BatWoke made a big hairy deal over school kids protesting guns, and pleading for their safety. But this entire system of badges, sign-ins, and security (things we didn’t have when I was in school) is designed to address these safety concerns. Why, then, does he show this dusty old twit circumventing this security? Just be consistent about it, Batnuts. That’s all.

          And another thing — Two-dimensional, cartoonish, uniform clad Harry Dinkle would have been funny blustering “I’M HARRY L. DINKLE!” Newer three-dimensional kindly old coot Harry Dinkle looks like an obnoxious jackass acting like this.

        • Charles

          “Harry L. Dinkle”? WTF’s his middle name, “Long”?

  10. Banana Jr. 6000

    Oh god, Batiuk remembered he has another insufferable favorite character be can shove down our throats. Is he seriously suggesting there’s a correct way to tell this joke? Because Robin Williams and a tank of laughing gas couldn’t make this funny.

    And poor one-armed Becky just has to stand there and take it, even though she has every right to throw Dinkle out. Not in this universe. She’s just a doormat, the butt of an unfunny joke about an unfunny joke.

  11. William Thompson

    The students are confused because they thought the piece was pronounced “Lamer.”

  12. They’ll turn “La Mer” into “La Merde.”

  13. comicbookharriet

    Now Dinkle is drinking out of the music note coffee cup. Is it communal? Or does he just leave it there to signify that he will always be back?

  14. Count of Tower Grove

    BWAWHAWHAWHAW! It’s funny because Todd waited thirty-five years to reference “The Outrageous Okona.”

  15. Buckeye Feculence

    La Mer is comprised of three movements, one in B minor and two in C sharp minor.
    Her joke is A flat stupid.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      We have a Batiuktionary for Batty’s many failed attempts at Language Invention. What we need now, I think, is an Encyclopedia of Things Batty Doesn’t Understand. You’d have football, Hollywood contracts, CTE, heterosexual relationships, small business, a lot of other stuff, and now music.

      We need to keep track of this stuff. It’s important.

  16. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Remember, BECK… It’s delivery, delivery, delivery.”

    Just then, Fred Fairgood, who by the way hangs around Princ’pal Nate all day every day, wheels in. “Uh h-hlllpdd wiv duh dlivvvrrry!”

  17. Next up is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. So just say no!

    Get it? Nine, nein, no? Anybody? Nothing?

  18. Maxine of Arc

    Over at CC, Josh further pointed out that most of “La Mer” is in D flat.