I’m not sure that’s what Stephan wants, but he sure got it.
very funny indeed
Later, Cecil B. DeMille was asked to look after the tea packet:
“Take care of tea, C.B.”
Aretha would like to land a few punches from Heaven.
What would Aretha (1942-2018) say about this?
I knew we were in for it from the first panel, but the final pun blew my mind. Sock it to me!
I suggest we replace the word FEGHOOT with PASTIS.
Imagine a job where you get paid to think up this stuff… have we entered The Twilight Zone?
I was listening to this on the radio on my way home from school the other day
Emilio’s taking care of business, you know, T.C.B.
♩chain, chain, chain, chain of fools…
If you’re going by The Isley Brothers’ implication of the phrase, socking it to him should have been more sensual unless Pastis is a masochist.
Cartoon Boy is the Rodney Dangerfield of cartoonists…
♩You’d better think … think, what you’re trying to do to me! ♩
I’m Laugh-In right now at this!
To me the most amazing and unexpected of the many tributes to Franklin the week she died was when the Welsh Guard Band, at the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, played “Respect.”
You can see it on YouTube.
From the Queen of England to the Queen of Soul!
Let him have it, E!
Well, so much for E Harmony.
From the first four panels,I was expecting a reference to the movie E.T.
Don’t care what anyone says, strips like these are what literally make me laugh out loud.
Verrry Interesting ! ……. But stupid ! …. Croc Power !
Too funny! I love it!
Oh, my gosh……
It took me a while to get this: one has to pronounce “our” incorrectly.
Just when you think Pastis’ puns can’t POSSIBLY get any worse, he says, “Hold mah tea…”
I had to read it twice before I got it.
December 10 is the anniversary of Otis Redding"s death. On purpose, Pastis?
He’s worse than Carlos.
I always try to guess what the pun will be without reading all the way through. I didn’t guess this one…very clever! (And I can still hear Nixon saying, “Sock it to ME????” )
Well Done and Thank You, Mr. Pastis! You brought a much-needed smile to me this morning!
THANK YOU, Stephan! It’s been FAR too long since one of your REALLY LOATHSOME PUN strips…. and I DO miss them!
Pastis gets no respect.
I’ll say this for Pastis, even though I can usually see there’s a pun coming I can’t always see what it’ll be.
R E S P E C T has left the building….years ago….
Aretha would probably find Otis Redding so he could join in the fun.
Is this supposed to be funny? Because it falls really flat.
I’d like some ESP.
In the 3rd panel, I was thinking that if the man’s name was Arturo, Pig would be made into an honorary Canadian.
The more tortured the pun, the better!
If I was not such an optimist, always hoping things will get better, this one would be enough to delete Pearl’s from my list. A sucker for PUNishment, I guess.
You know it;’s going to be a pun strip when even Pig looks like that in the first panel.
Look! Up in the sky!
Once more unto the breech dear friends (and patsis) … striving to lead us through a myriad of semi-meaningless comments to arrive at a long awaited pun. Ranks up there with the “To Bea or Not to Bea (Arthur), that is the Quest Chan” or “All we are saying is Give Pisa chants”. Thank you and keep up the good work.
How many beatdowns does Steph need before he learns his lesson? I think he gets at least 3 a month :)
The sixth panel actually made me laugh.
Wow… I wonder how long Pastis worked on that (instead of important stuff)
Wow, didn’t see that coming. Yeh, right
That actually made me snort.
Rat:…and not “Just a little bit.”
Poor Stephan, like Rodney Dangerfield, he just gets no …….!
now that’s a GOOD one !
I KNEW something was coming by the fourth panel. I just didn’t know what.
I love these drawn out setups to a pun. You know its coming, but the buildup is usually worth the payoff.
Help: I don’t get todays pun. (Dec 8) Plz respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephan, it’s a dirty, thankless job; but, I’m so GLAD u do it!!!
The man has no shame!
Brilliant! And the “Pastis getting beat up” panel is funny because it ties in!
Sing it high to Jesus Aretha Franklin. And rest assured your family will sue Stephen Pastis and all editors who printed this toutes de suite.
LOL Love the puny ones!
I don’t think comics are supposed to cause physical pain, but, the empirical evidence is convincing.
I think Aretha would have probably called this crew a chain of fools.
Now,back to ESPN for some REAL entertainment…
This is the kind of thing that can put your soul back in the Lost and Found! Killer wordplay!
Good one, Stephan.
My closest pun-loving friend, after I forwarded this to him, has blocked my emails. It’s obviously terrific.
The version sung at my school was “Angel dust and PCP, find out what it means to me. Marijuana TCP, find out what it means to me.”
Way to go, Emilio! Hands of Stone! Pummel Pastis! Conk Cartoon-Boy! Make that conniving punster show some RESPECT!
Another good one!
I appreciate Mr Pastis’ effort, you know he is putting some thought into his craft. Thank you sir!
FINALLY, SOME VIOLENCE ,lol
I know the puns are cringy, but I still laugh.
I actually LOLed at that one! Good job!
Ok, that was pretty good
I will never understand how there are people who don’t find these a complete waste of time. I usually skip the strip on Sundays just to avoid seeing another gawdawful groaner like this.
Didn’t see that coming!! Good one Steph!!
A nice Pearls tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Stephan knows how Rodney Dangerfield felt….