How to Deal with Trick-or-Treaters (rerun)

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Reader Comments (38)

This is my favorite one. Seriously.

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrake

Are you refusing my hospitality?

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevinKunreuther

If I haven't terrorized at least a few not-even-trying teens, then it ain't Halloween. Crying smaller children are just a bonus. And, yes, I am a Father!

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermikeal

When I first read it, I didn't notice in the forth panel he's just pouring soda in, that's so great. Funniest comic ever

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane

I am indeed noticing the jazz hands, and i appreciate your showmanship

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi

Looks like I'm going to have to forget the candy this year and go for the Mr. Pibb.

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMP

If I go Trick-or-Treating, I'm bringing a cup.

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermoonlantern

All four panels are gold!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPanglor

I will yell "ARE YOU REFUSING MY HOSPITALITY?!" at everyone now.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Non Sequitur

After the whole Dr Pepper event, it it hilarious to me that you are foisting off Mr Pibb on the trick-or-treaters

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Oh! I had forgotten about Count Spockula!

That is seriously an amazing costume.

If I weren't female and stuck handing out candy, I would totally use that this Halloween.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTsunoba

There is no. Such. Thing. As too much Mr. Pibb.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

This is gold...

And in adition to the best BI ever, it becames the perfect set!

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2006/7/7/how-to-make-a-decision.html

You see... the statements made in 2003, still works for 2007 and today!

That's some personality!!!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmorim

I wanna try Mr. Pibb. The don't seem to have it in my part of Canada.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron Black

Ahahaha. Ha. I'd forgotten this one. That last frame is just perfect.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Phillips

I also like this one the most, so far.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeBallsface

When performed on stage, the audience shouts "Forced Brutality" over Scott saying "Hospitality" in panel 4.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteropus7600

Any comic with Jazz Hands automatically becomes one of my top ten. Of course, this could be because I've been shouting, "This calls for...JAZZ HANDS!" (and making the appropriate gesture) since about 2005.

Get your paycheck? "This calls for...JAZZ HANDS!"
There are four squirrels and a chipmunk on the neighbor's lawn? "This calls for...JAZZ HANDS!"
Want to let the dog know you're still alive? "This calls for...JAZZ HANDS!"
Pull up to a stop light? "This calls for...JAZZ HANDS!"
The hospital is serving green gelatin instead of red? You guessed it, "This calls for...JAZZ HANDS!"

And @Tsunoba - Why can't Count Spockula give out candy?

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessiEeee!

Mr. Pibb is what you serve people who can't handle Dr. Pepper.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbigjimsmith

Per Simon's note and the recent Pibb vs Pepper debate: You are really pulling a fast one on this kid, Scott. Since you are a Pepper fan you are obviously disguising a trick back on the kid, as a treat. Way to stick it to The Kid!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Mr. Pibb. Well played, sir. Well. Played.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

I thought the same thing, Simon!

And for those not fortunate enough to enjoy Mr. Pibb regularly, it is a slightly sweeter, less corbonated Dr Pepper. As with all things the Coca Cola company produces, Dr Pepper is over-carbonated and may be more difficult to drink without pouring over ice or allowing the soda to breathe a while to release some of the carbonation. Yes, I'm a soda connoisseur.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergoober1223

As I always say, it isn't Halloween until you've made an eight-year-old cry! (I help out at a friend's neighborhood haunted house.)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRedshift

I DRINK YOUR MR. PIBB! I DRINK IT UP!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNufftin

Definitely one of the top ten of all time... I'm not sure where I'd place it vs. How to Fake a Smile, but it's a classic. The last panel always reminds me of my brother.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

@Goober:
Mr. Pibb is made by Coca-Cola, so the carbonation argument doesn't hold up. Dr. Pepper is bottled by different companies in different areas, in some places it done by Coke, some place it's done by Pepsi.

This is all moot since Coke ruined Mr. Pibb by turning it into the disaster known as Pibb Xtra.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSlappy

@goober1223: Mr. Pibb (actually called "Pibb Xtra" now) is Coke's product. Dr Pepper is made by 7-Up.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRich

Dr Pepper isn't a Coca-Cola product*. I think it's associated with 7-Up in some way. It's like a third party candidate. It's not Coke or Pepsi, but some weirdos (like me) will always vote for it.

*In some areas it is distributed by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. That doesn't make it a Coca-Cola product.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFaerie Nuff

It doesn't matter how many times I read it, this one makes me laugh until I hurt.

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterneophyte

What is Mr. Pibb?

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

I Love it when you make me LOL!!! :D

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSondra

What do they call you, boy?

They call me Mr. Pibb.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

"Like all terrorists..." Hah! My all-time favoriet B.I. Thanks for running it again, Scott!

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobbo

Scott absolutely Rules the world of realistic line art people, but why is the kid played by a midget? The head size is the giveaway.

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob Stuart

The first two lines of dialogue absolutely kill me. "Trick or Treat!" "Go to hell!!" I gotta try that out this year.

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Forget Mr. Pibb, fill that pumpkin with Capt. Morgan!

October 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBassMan

The last panel just makes my day. This is one of the few comics that I actively search for so i can re-read it and laugh for hours on end.

June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon

Doctor Pibb is what you need

April 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterS Cracker

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