We're Bachelors, Baby

Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM | Filed under ,

Check out these eight Garfield comics:










AUUUUGH!
Jim Davis! What are you doing??

The first six comics are all from the same week in November of 2006. The seventh is from last September, and the eighth is from today. There is something in common between all eight comics:

"We're bachelors, baby."

Running gag, or creative genius running out of jokes? I have been of the opinion that Garfield reached the peak of funniness in the mid-'90s or so, and hasn't really been as funny since. Recently, it seems to have been picking up a little, but it's repetitive stuff like this that I'm afraid will tire me out.

I'm wondering why Liz thinks their house is messy. I hardly ever notice any clutter. Indeed, all we ever see in nearly every Garfield comic these days is a basic horizontal line representing the edge of the table or floor, and usually nothing else. Garfield will occasionally scratch the chair or the drapes, but Jon usually has them replaced by the next day.

And why is Garfield only now pointing out that they're bachelors? The word "bachelor" was hardly ever tossed about before Jon and Liz started dating. Why start now? Once they get married, you're going to have to stop using your new catchphrase, Garfield.

Sigh... and Garfield didn't even do his cute head tilt today.

In honor of all these comics, I have designed one of my own:

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