One of the details which still strikes me about this strip is the little heart breaking above Dee’s head. Ted never yells at her any more. She’s so sad!
I also like how this is a total induction for Ted into road trip parenting.
This reminds me of The Cowboy Wally Show, “oh yeah, lock the gate!”
And seriously, aside from this being a joke, I do find it easy to get caught up in things when it’s just as easy to move on. As I often say, life just isn’t that hard.
Well, unless it is.
This strip cracks me up, especially the loops flying through the air in panel #3.
It makes me smile that my mom thought so too and purchased this one the moment she saw it. :)
I had put some thought into where he may have parked the plane after their original flight, but fortunately I stopped thinking and left it exactly where he had landed it.
I think as the strip went on that perhaps Dee lost a little bit of this surreal strong physical-gag punchline material. For better? For worse? Who knows. I have as much love for later strips. But a gag like this is lovely and wicked and all sorts of wrong.
This whole strip was about me wanting to draw the middle panel, although I like the punchline too.
I also tried to work in (through the middle panel) that they live in the woods in a somewhat rural area with towns around.
I liked this flaw in logic. Because he’s a bird, it’s easy to laugh at him for being foolish, but it’s actually not that unreasonable for him to draw this conclusion.
And stewardesses. Pure logic that every plane needs one. Who else will serve us ginger ale?