Friday, May 05, 2006

Things To Do On Friday When You're Arbuckle


Ah Garfield, a joke in every panel. 1) Crazy bow-tie, 2) the Awkward Pause Take, 3) a man with his head on the table, weeping!

Garfield's last quip confuses the issue in this otherwise stellar strip. Garfield would've believed Jon had a regular not-"big" date? Or does Jon have a date? I thought the joke was that Jon is prepared and excited for something that's not going to happen.

Anyway... this clinches it: Jon officially has a designated, iconic Ugly Outfit for Dates. It will have to be in the Index when Fantagraphics publishes The Complete Garfield.

2 comments:

Ryan Ferneau said...

Heh, didn't Bob and George always use that Awkward Pause Take?

Flu-Bird said...

All dressed up and no place to go