"A game that's played differently depending on where you live."... that's actually the best explanation of football I've ever heard.
Love the first panel. Not just because it has Rocket Hat in it. But that helps.
..Oh, sorry, was diverted there for a second.
I would like a t-shirt of the moon empress. Thank you for your cooperation.
"They've never had to."
You started with the best punch line. "The one called 'Madden'" is potentially funnier, but it loses points for being so terrifying. It's as if Jason Vorhees put down his chainsaw and stated a standup routine - however funny he might be, you'd be too scared to laugh.
Why yes, that IS a telestrator in my pocket!
Fantastic, I can now distract myself for hours!
A punchline in every panel! Bravo.
MY EYES!! The mental image of John Madden in "something slinky" has seared my retinas. It burns like the red-hot fire of a thousand suns. Oh -- I got distracted. . .
Scantily-clad Madden. WILL NO ONE GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF MY HEAD?!
The first panel was the best!
I've often wondered about the "real" Rick. He must be either a really good friend, a really good enemy, or imaginary.
Gah! A scantily clad Madden! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
Chicagoed? I usually scorn the grammar nazis, but it's just Chicago Bears.
Note from Scott: Yes, the Emperor is working with faulty intelligence. It's sort of a running joke between Missy and me to call Spiderman "Spidered-man." This sort of came from that.
Thanks! Panel 3 actually made me laugh out LOUD! Too bad for me I am at work & now people are staring at me. I've got some splaining to do....
Good think we're all geeks.
I think I have to give it to United. If you're not a Mank, you're a Wank!
I just noticed the legs in the first panel and started laughing. But then it occurred to me that there is less gravity on the moon so of course he'd have skinny legs.
The one think I just can't stand about Rocket Man is how he never seems to shut up. It's always, "Blah, blah, blah" with him.
Yay! Rocket Hat!
And Steve: In that case I'd be too scared to not laugh.
Well, if Chicagoed Bears is intentional, then I'd have to go with Manchester. To call them Chicagoed sounds like they've been overfed on deep dish pizza...
A Madden joke--I did not see that one coming.
was so pleased to see the wider shot of the Emperor of the Moon, simply as a reminder that when you "gave" him the Magnificent Robe, you made it too short (and he doesn't wear pants, HA!)
Also, totally caught the "Chicagoed" because you led us into it with "foot-ball" DUH! (but thanks for the note about "Spidered-man" - HI-larious!)
Starthinker: But then it occurred to me that there is less gravity on the moon so of course he'd have skinny legs.
The details are unimportant!
I feel bad for Rick - I never noticed his skinning chicken legs until this comic... Sad, sad, little legs!
I'm in the same position as mohrorless laughing out loud at work and having people stare at me...
that is until I told them to imagine a scantily clad John Madden...
now everyone is as scarred as I am and no longer question me when I burst out in laughter...
"Our diversion was so powerful, it diverted us!" EPIC
I'm beginning to think that Rocket Hat allows himself to be captured because he his so entertained by The moon people's attempts to subdue or destroy him. Also they are the one race of people in the Solar System who are less smart than him.
and he is back!!!!!!
Found your muse Mr. Meyer?
This strip is the reason why I do not read B.I. at work. My co-workers think I'm crazy enough, thank you. BTW, I love running jokes, and that "magnificent robe" has to be my favorite. I crack up every time I see it.
Sorry about this, I'm British, but who is Madden?
Great description of football though.
Carl, never apologise for being British...
and to whoever it was , if You're a Manc you're a wank, or a Yank, or maybe both..
I'd rather see Madden nude. At least it wouldn't cross any signals of intent. The thought of that old Manbearpig in a black slip and oozing out... Let's just say it's bad enough seeing him crouching in golf shorts!
John Madden- 1960's American Football coach (college and pro) and later TV sports commentator, known for his head scratching yet profound quotes. "Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon." "Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear." Also known for his trademark "boom" in his instant replay analysis. "The lineman makes an opening. Boom. The tackle comes through. Boom. Right there."
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my brain rightly kept the image of a "scantily clad madden" from my eyes