How to Create a Running Gag*

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Reader Comments (81)

HA! Portia de Rossi. You crack me up!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvilScienceChick

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Chako

...and in so doing, made her look like a real lesbian.

I assume that was part of the gag. Just how far can you take it, I wonder?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWarrior Two

But isn't Portia De Ro-- ... oh!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Vinny

SO not working. Your wife's drawing was way hotter than... okay, I've said too much already.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM@

Ahahahhahahahahha.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

are you serious?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbarry

You can't draw Portia de Rossi to save your life or attract Ellen DeGeneris, bring back your wife.
And f--- those a--holes. Your drawing a comic, not erotic still lifes for Masterpieces for Masturbation.
Defend your woman, dude!

Oh, and Happy 2009
(I think your wife is hot and think you're one lucky bastard)

I always thought your depiction of your wife was charming. Fuck 'em if they can't take an empowered woman with an attractively short hairstyle.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHouse on Fire

ahhh I see wut you did thar!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterzaraithe

Part of the appeal of your wife is that she looks like she could kill you. In every comic. And this is adorable.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpookleblinky

Bring back your real wife!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeolesDru

I'm pretty sure he's making fun of people calling his wife a lesbian... But I don't know.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

LEZBIAN REMOVAL - UR DOIN IT WRONG.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWes

I happen to like your wife a lot better. ...wait, that came out wrong. crap.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLexi

I think you probably could attract Ellen, only you just haven't made enough of an effort. The minute I saw Portia I thought hey, special guests, then I thought, he's probably been spending hours looking at pictures of her just to get it down right, since I'm assuming she's not there with you. She's not, right?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersour grapes

Oh boy do I hope you're kidding. Not that it would change anything, but I'd rather have the proper wife. But her, no matter what it's entertainment within my budget!

Happy new year! I think now we're free of the glasses that use the 0s as eyes. my christmas wixh came true.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNickelking

To quote: "start with a joke that isn't very good." Well, sir, that first panel made me laugh out loud. (Even internet cliches can come true sometimes I guess. Oh well.) Either this means that first joke is indeed "very good," or I like silly jokes.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo Joneroo

cmon, the original wife was WAY cooler.
don't listen to those childish comments.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbart9h

So now you are drawing your wife to look like awell known lesbian. That must make her feel so loved.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNoah Vaile

Nice one Scott. Maybe your wife can look like Lindsay Lohan next week?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErsin

what? was your new year's resolution to be lazier??? being a lazy individual, i think i know a rehash of "how to be lazy" when i see it...we want to see pirate monkeys. pretty pretty please? we promise not to let them bite your toes. happy new year!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

No, no, no!

Your wife is a beautiful, strong, intelligent woman - obviously, because that is how you draw her. Put her back! and then say "sorry" for this fiasco.

For your penance, you give us one extra strip next week. ;-)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCled

Hey! I think you draw your wife just fine! Tho I do think she looks hotter with glasses... :-)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWubster

The joke's good. Please bring back your wife though. I thought at first you were taking your daughter out.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Aww, Scott, the internet can be so cruel. I think your wife is adorable. I'd make out with her! Wait, I'm not helping my case. Uhh ...

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

If it's technically possible to replace your wife with Portia de Rossi, does that mean you can replace yourself with Michael Dorn? Or with Gort from the 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still?? Well, what are you waiting for, then?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrinning Skull

The wife actually found this idea hilarious. What can I say ... I'm gay for Scott!

(Grinning Skull: being married to President Worf seems a little too intense for me.)

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissy

OK, but only if you replace yourself next week w/ Ellen Degeneres. And whenever you're too busy/lazy to draw a new strip, re-run this, but show them doin' it. THAT'S a running gag!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Scrod

Get 'em, Scott! Well played.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I am Manboobs MacMonopoly and I approve this message.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterManboobs MacMonopoly

spot on, Scott, spot on!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSreeja

The footnote was priceless. Thanks for the laugh!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwoodstock

I am seriously laughing so hard that I am crying tears and a little worried that my back will go out. Maybe it is the lack of sleep, but either way, BRAVO!! Way to cinch best comic of 2009 right out of the gate!

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Immortality is mine.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustin

HA! Great gag! I hadn't noticed your redesign...can I suggest a darker color than white for the background of the main page, the contrast is a bit eye-popping?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAaron Ortiz

By 35, I already looked like a lesbian. It happens to all wives.

Hey ... *looks in mirror* ... I AM a lesbian.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChillyrodent

Once you are back in new strips mode then: "How to Be Married to a Female Lesbian Woman"

President Worf? That's not the well-spoken guy replacing George W, is it?

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrinning Skull

Me thinks some people can't take a joke here.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I must add, though, Missy, I've been curious about where your glasses went. I love those glasses. I have a similar pair myself.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

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