Oh, so we’re back to the jokez! in today’s strip. If we’ve learned anything in the last week and a half, it is that Dr. Droopy and Funky both are willing to dish out this cornpone but neither is willing to take it (in fact, I would argue that this is quite literally the only thing we have learned in the last week and a half).
Well, as they say, “write what you know”… Certainly no one can claim that TB doesn’t know hypocrisy.
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14 responses to “Eye vey iz mir!”
That’s the sort of thing that a doctor should never say to a patient. It would make me change doctors immediately.
Reminds me of Eugene Levy’s response to Rick Moranis on SCTV’s “The Days of the Week.” “Well, it could have been worse. It could have been me.”
This strip reminded you of something on SCTV? That’s got to be the biggest compliment that TB has received in YEARS.
Yep, Funky’s health is still the oldest continuing running gag in all of Act III. Turns out it stinks, as Funky was a basically normal, well-liked and well-adjusted kid back in high school, which means that karma must be meted out upon him. Attractive and popular in high school? Insecure and paranoid now. Good at sports? Dead at fifty. Sarcastic dweeb and a loser with the ladies? Sensitive smug ladies’ man today. See how it works?
Coming soon: a three week run of “Funky gets a catheter” gags attracts mainstream attention and calls to put an end to FW’s hundred year run. But, like everyone else, they all quickly lose interest and forget all about it.
Well Funky is no Rodger Kaputnik that’s for sure. Batty is no Dave Berg either. Dave knew how to actually draw and, unlike Batty, could draw attractive females.
Look at the receptionist’s smug face. That’s “running the bases” if I ever I saw it. She’s like “yeah, the doctor thinks he’s soooo funny, but he doesn’t know I just ripped a massive fart.”
Actually, Funky, all three of you should hit the road.
Or go sit in it.
So we’re back to gag-a-day (or slightly extended gag) strips. I know it could be worse, like a “very special” arc (although unfunny gags aren’t much of an improvement).
Do you think the doc makes this joke to all his patients, or is he only doing it to spite Funky specifically?
Did anyone read the vintage Funky for today on CK? What was the deal with Wicked Wanda? This is a character I do not remember at all. I wonder if she got cancer too. Maybe that is why we do not see her anymore.
Wanda (With her white-haired wife/significant other in tow? This was not explained, of course…) showed up very briefly during 2008’s big 30 year class reunion arc. Les apparently excoriated his classmates at a previous reunion (something I don’t recall ever happening) about how they all treated Wanda in high school and now everyone was apologizing to her.
That’s our Les! Always protecting women who don’t need his help and didn’t ask for it. Over some high school shit they’d long since moved on from. What an absolute creep.
Thanks Billy! Was hoping you would respond.
This dumb cataracts arc reminds me of the character Dr. Hartman from Family Guy, in particular this scene:
That scene works, because the doctor is super-committed to being jokey. And the Griffins, who are the straight men in this scene, respond in a realistic way. They’re legitimately worried about Peter’s health, and want to skip the jokes and get to the diagnosis. Which is also a meta-joke, since Peter and Lois are usually the ones doing cutaway gags and other comedy bits.
Which is exactly what Funky Winkerbean lacks: commitment. The eye doctor isn’t over-the-top enough to be funny, and Funky’s reaction isn’t realistic enough to empathize with or generate laughs. Funky should be angry or frustrated that his perfectly valid question got a stupid, jokey answer. What is he instead? Wry, sarcastic, eye-rolling, and smirky. The only permissible reactions to anything in this world. Which is why this world gets no laughs: it isn’t jokey enough, and it isn’t realistic enough either. It lives in the Unfunny Valley.