Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 15, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 years ago

    Paul Lynde in the center square.

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    BasilBruce  about 2 years ago

    Ann B. Davis has really let herself go.

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    marilynnbyerly  about 2 years ago

    THE BRADY BUNCH made a huge comeback several years back on one of the nostalgia channels, and the kids adored it.

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    Concretionist  about 2 years ago

    Just found out a friend spent eight hours on one zoom call today. He is something of a stolid stick, but geeze!!

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    Warhaft  about 2 years ago

    Love it.

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    sirbadger  about 2 years ago

    Singing about a lovely lady could get you in sexual harassment trouble.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member about 2 years ago

    My sister’s version of that song went, “All of them had hair of green… The youngest one in tangles!”

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  about 2 years ago

    Even Alfred Yankovic made a song about The Brady Bunch in 1984, but in a way he didn’t want to see it.

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    Bilan  about 2 years ago

    At least they didn’t start an argument about Ginger versus Mary Ann.

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    kaffekup   about 2 years ago

    Which ones Toobin?

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    tudza Premium Member about 2 years ago

    and Paul Lynde!

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    dadoctah  about 2 years ago

    “The object for our players is to get three stars in a row, across, up and down, or diagonally. It is up to them to figure out if a star is giving a correct answer or making one up. That’s how they get the square. Each game is worth two hundred dollars, we play a two-out-of-three match, our players play for four hundred dollars, and once a day we play the Secret Square game. We’ll play that game as soon as we complete the one in progress.”

    (Typed completely from memory. I wonder what practical use those brain cells could have been put to if they hadn’t been wasted storing that speech all these years.)

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    Caldonia  about 2 years ago

    Okay, that’s actually cute. And I’m betting people under 30 will get the reference. There’s probably lots of ironic Brady Bunch videos on YouTube.

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    hariseldon59  about 2 years ago

    If he hadn’t made the reference, one of us would have.

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    GROG Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I’d rather forget that reference if you don’t mind.

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    macky87  about 2 years ago

    I have a question, but I’m not sure anyone can give me the answer. I’ll try anyway… If a two-headed girl is on zoom, does she get one spot or two? Discuss and get back to me.

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    blunebottle  about 2 years ago

    I’m over 30 and I don’t get the reference.

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    blunebottle  about 2 years ago

    If it’s about the Brady Bunch, that explains it. I always changed the channel when I saw that come on.

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    iggyman  about 2 years ago

    Rat and Pig channeling their Jan!

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    iggyman  about 2 years ago

    Anyone remember when Wally Cox was on Hollywood Squares?

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    Gent  about 2 years ago

    Zoom calls or not, meetings are typically useless.

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    Frog-on-a-Log Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

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    cdward  about 2 years ago

    Yes they will because Boomers and Xers have been making that joke at Zoom meetings since April.

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    CrouchingBruin Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Wow, all this time I thought the character’s name was spelled Marsha.

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    Breadboard  about 2 years ago

    Would love to see all the PBS Gang on a “Zoom” call ! … Croc Power !

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    dwane.scoty1  about 2 years ago

    The Biden Bunch?

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    Kaputnik  about 2 years ago

    What’s with the Amish guy in the upper left? Or am I over-interpreting?

    I’m playing in an online chess tournament this weekend. In addition to the actual playing interface, they want everyone to have a webcam set up behind them and a little to the side so they can make sure that people aren’t running chess analysis programs on their computers. When the tournament is over, the web cam gets disconnected, and I have no need to use Zoom for anything else.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Brady Bunch sucked. The family was nothing, but perfect, and flawless

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    g.p.hardy  about 2 years ago

    Nobody under 30, and nobody over 30 in a country other than America.

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    wilhemenacooker  about 2 years ago

    my vote is for Bonaduce

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    Ellis97  about 2 years ago

    Marcia? Did I miss something?

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    Troglodyte  about 2 years ago

    Nothing that rings a bell for us here in India. But Zoom calls are the bane of our existence for many of us too!

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    DiminishedFirst  about 2 years ago

    Great, now I’ll be singing that f##king song all day.

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    Ksandler4570  about 2 years ago

    This is precisely why I don’t do group Zoom chats. It’s overwhelming and I feel like part of the Brady Bunch or Hollywood Squares

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    well-i-never  about 2 years ago

    Oh, this is going to be a 400+ likes day, under thirty or not.

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    david_42  about 2 years ago

    I guess there’s an upper limit as well. I recognize the layout from memes, but that’s all.

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    Reader  about 2 years ago

    I prefer zoom meetings to in person meetings generally.

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    Sir Isaac  about 2 years ago

    Peter Marshall: In The Wizard Of Oz, the Tin Man wanted a heart, and the Lion wanted courage. What did the Straw Man want?Paul Lynde: He wanted the Tin Man to notice him

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    Cary Rodda Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I knew I wasn’t the only one who thought Brady Bunch during Zoom meetings.

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    WimtenBrink2  about 2 years ago

    Oh, no. I got the reference loud and clear… Even those nine panels… Oh, the horrors…

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    atlantawhit  about 2 years ago

    Love it!

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    frequency270  about 2 years ago

    How did we ever get “Marsha” out of “Marcia”?

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Say, give it up, give it up, television’s taking its tollThat’s enough, that’s enough, gimme the remote controlI been nice, I been good, please don’t do this to meTurn it off, turn it off, I don’t want to have to see……..

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    Kveldulf  about 2 years ago

    No comments from the Peanut Gallery.

    Will anyone under sixty understand the reference?

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    diskus Premium Member about 2 years ago

    There are many familar with The Brady Bunch, but for those like me who experienced it first run once a week at the same age as the characters, it was special. Pig I too was a Jan fan

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    LaurentVaillancourt  about 2 years ago

    The constant references from old farts (I mean, respected elders) must have triggered more attention than “Brady Bunch”, “Hollywood Squares”, and later seasons of “Muppet Show” have enjoyed in a long time.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Is it me or is Stephen sending out some sort of hidden message about his mental state with all these comics this year? It’s like he’s depressed.

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    jel354  about 2 years ago

    Should strike a chord with individuals with colleagues names Marcia.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  about 2 years ago

    Everyone knows Jan was hot to trot!

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    AtariDragon  about 2 years ago

    I was always partial towards Jan.

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    Bruce1253  about 2 years ago

    Even a Dilbert reference with the PHB!

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    waes-hael  about 2 years ago

    Under 30..? More like under 40!

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    willie_mctell  about 2 years ago

    I miss Anne B. Davis. Best actor in the show and several others.

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    Ukko wilko  about 2 years ago

    I’m 75 and I haven’t got a clue.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 years ago

    Some will. And hate themselves for it.

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    codedaddy  about 2 years ago

    Under 30? How about more than twice that and still had to read the comments to get the reference (not a TV buff). Still don’t get who Marcia is. Or the joke.

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    txmystic  about 2 years ago

    Nice….but I’d venture that you’d have to say forty, not thirty…I saw less and less of these kinds of shows in syndication by the early ’80s and the only thing I ever watched by that time was MTV and The Movie Channel…

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    Clare Kelm Premium Member about 2 years ago

    As you well know, the 9th grade English teacher is over 30, so of course I remember the Brady Bunch. You know you’re old when even your former students are over 30.

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Trivia challenge (not really): Why was Jan Alice’s “favorite”?

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    zeexenon  about 2 years ago

    My teacher daughter places a bunny in the window of the kid allowed to speak.

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    Russell Sketchley Premium Member about 2 years ago

    It was in syndication well into the 80s and 90s. When my oldest son was about 7 he was describing something to me and then said, “Now here’s the groovy part …”. I said, “Groovy?” He said, “Yeah, that means ‘cool’.” I said, “I know what it means; I just never expected my son to say it!”

    He’d been watching episodes of The Brady Bunch.

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    Natarose  about 2 years ago

    Did Pig prefer Jan?

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    bob-droid12  about 2 years ago

    I turned 30 a couple months ago and got this reference. So yeah, this is one accurate punchline.

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    bunrabbit99  about 2 years ago

    nailed it!

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    Ermine Notyours  about 2 years ago

    The scary part was the end where the Paramount mountain starts zooming right at you. Ahhhhhhh!

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    knight1192a  about 2 years ago

    I don’t miss Marcia, or the entire show. Grew out of that show as a teenager.

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    Indianapolis Smith  about 2 years ago

    I was always a Jan fan.

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    Jack Dawson  about 2 years ago

    Nipsy Russel for the block.

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    mrrescueguy51  about 2 years ago

    I had a Huge crush on Jan

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    Daeder  about 2 years ago

    ♪ ♪ …who was bringing up some very valid points… ♪ ♪

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    vjorgensen54  about 2 years ago

    or hollywood squares.

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    lv2sew  about 2 years ago

    Never could stand Brady Bunch. Give me any Bob Newhart show any day of the week!

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    DCBakerEsq  about 2 years ago

    Bobby went bald.

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    Sisyphos  about 2 years ago

    Oh, Pig! You are a true Pop Cult porker, an icon of the LCD-crowd….

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    redback  about 2 years ago

    sounded familiar but could not get the hang of it till I saw Marcia in the last panel. I didn’t watch the series but I saw the spoof movie

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    Bicycle Dude  about 2 years ago

    Only if they watch MeTV.

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    This IJChip Guys  about 2 years ago

    WHO WAS RAISING THREE GIRLS OF HER OWN. THEY HAD GOLD HAIR, LIKE THEIR MOTHER, THE YOUNGEST ONE HAD CURLS.By the way I’m 13 so you’re wrong goat. Gen Z still has culture.

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