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It's true: Jane Goodall wasn't much of a carpenter.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue D. Nymme

Apparently Jane Goodall didn't study woodwork at broadcasting school.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranimus

Inspired by this at all?

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNonsensicles

Somewhere, a CBS executive is stealing your idea.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

You know what? A that show would definitely work. That is not even a comic exaggeration. There's already a show about an agoraphobic chess grand master who solves crimes (Endgame), and Lie To Me was about a guy who was really good at spotting if people were lying. A show where the main character's a poker champion just combines those two.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiggum

That final line is, sadly, all too true.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

brilliant first panel ... it was hard to go up from there ... i first thought of skipping the rest .. just to keep the high of first one ...

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNitin

As someone who loves "Castle", I laughed at Panel 2 right as I thought, "Oh crap!... he's RIGHT!"
In related news, Panel 3 is fantastic and I can already see Nathan Fillion doing it in an alternate universe.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoshquixote

haha At Least One serial killer
good comic like always

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRustine

This is one situation where TV parodies reality...

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul_Bags

wow very relevant my dad was watching that show for about 4 hours the other day.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterME

I get the others, but who's the crime-solving neurosurgeon?

Note from Scott: Body of Proof

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Panel 4: Is it foggy in Seattle?

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

NCIS seems to be doing fine at solving crimes without any civilian consultants.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHari

I would like to see a show about a guy (not a cop, let's say janitor) who tries to solve crimes, but is utterly incompetent. The police force does all the work and he even is a big obstacle for them, but at the end when the police solves the crime, he gets recognized for it.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrupuk

I assume the second serial killer is Dexter. Everyone who watched Murder She Wrote knew that Jessica Fletcher was one of the most successful serial killers of all time.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

Coming up with a fantastic idea for a TV show is amazing. Coming up with the PERFECT name for it is even better. Coming up with a ridiculous secondary name for it is like offhandedly saying to all of Hollywood's writers, "Hey, I can rape your mom and THEN make her laugh by giving her genitals a funny nickname." What I'm saying is, you're kinda funny, kthxbai.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel

I just read a novel where clues are found by a guy buying an abandoned storage locker. Did that really make it into a TV show?

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuk

"NCIS seems to be doing fine at solving crimes without any civilian consultants."

Ummm....Abby and Ducky?

But yeah, at least Abby and Ducky aren't the only ones doing all the work...

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

If Someone produced Dead Man's Hand, I would tune in.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

-"NCIS seems to be doing fine at solving crimes without any civilian consultants."

-Ummm....Abby and Ducky?

-But yeah, at least Abby and Ducky aren't the only ones doing all the work...

Except that Abby and Ducky are employed by the NCIS. Just because they work in labs doesn't mean they're not NCIS.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNrad

Wait... Rick had a good idea? My world is shattered...

May 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAroniccus

"NCIS seems to be doing fine at solving crimes without any civilian consultants."

I could almost hear the conversation in the production offices when someone at NCIS said "You know what? Criminal Minds is about profilers. We need a profiler. Can we have our Medical Examiner get a quick degree in psychology?" And lo, it was made so, and they saw that it was Good.

May 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

This comic is even funnier than the popularity of police shows, crime solving shows and court room shows, in a society in which the Rule of Law has irreparably broken down.

Now, where did I put my chips? Oh here they are, down the back of the couch.

May 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerraHertz

I've always thought they could solve a whole lot of crimes if the police (or someone) would methodically search through storage units. (I know, 4th amendment) Still. I "bet" there are a lot of stolen goods and bodies locked away.

May 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFHL

haha, great stuff!

May 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Now all we need a show about a psychology major who solves crimes for the FBI while baking cakes inside a storage locker. If the character has too much free time, he can freelance as an over-intrusive wedding planner. Who ever said you can have too much of a good thing?

May 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCally

Krupuk: The anime Detective Conan features a private eye who tries to solve crimes but is utterly incompetent and gets in the way of the police, but gets the credit for solving the crimes because the civilian main character who actually did the crime-solving always attributes it to the incompetent PI. Not exactly the same as your story, but close, I guess!

May 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChare

Brilliant comic. Well, it usually is. But look, I'm commenting on THIS strip, and that's just how it is.

May 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJai

Our dog is named Dexter, after the serial killer. It was a decision that seemed like a good idea at the time.

And if American crime drama shows are weird, Japanese ones are even weirder. There's a series called Detective Conan that's been going past 10 years now where the main character is a high school detective shrunk to the size of a six year old... who then goes on to solve murder cases (ALWAYS murder cases), sometimes with his gang of actual six year old friends. Though the most disturbing thing about the series isn't so much that a small child is allowed to run around murder scenes, but that the author has at this point come up with something like 700 unique ways to commit murder. (Actually come to think of it, that might explain why his series has been going for over a decade... who's going to have the guts to cancel his contract?)

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdorp

To be fair, Dexter is much less about solving crimes and much more about committing them.

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKhaaaaaaaan!

What's really scary about this comic is Ric and Scott actually complimenting each other.

October 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter1415dr
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