#83 - Release the robotic Richard Simmons!

Comic #083

Too Obscure For You?

Who are those three scruffy-looking guys that scammed Aerimus into this place? They’re the Eds from Cartoon Network’s delightful show Ed, Edd, and Eddy. Eddy (the one in the middle) is the scam mastermind of the trio. Ed (on the left) reminds me of someone…

Green and pink balloons are normal, but ones with faces are fairly… odd. Those are Timmy Turner’s fairy godparents from Nickelodeon’s The Fairly Oddparents. I adore that show; Timmy’s father is borderline homosexual (witness his girly screams and adoration of Chip Skylark) and Jorgen von Strangle is a fantastic Schwarzenegger type (I’m a big fan of Arnold, and I don’t even live in California).

The title of this comic, and Savannah’s comment about the dogs and the bees, come from an episode of the Simpsons where Bart gets a gig as Mr. Burns’ heir. Homer rushes to the Burns mansion to try and retrieve his son, unafraid of what he expects their security system to be (the dogs and the bees). The sequence that was later edited out was Burns’ command, “Smithers, release the robotic Richard Simmons.”

Confused about Savannah’s last line? Heck, so am I, and I wrote it. Okay, so it’s a silly pun (I think it qualifies as a pun): An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. There is a song by the band “The Cure” entitled “Half an Octopus.” … … Uh, yeah. You can laugh now, if you want. I’ll make a more sensible punchline next time, I promise.