I don’t recall the tree ever changing, but I may have missed it. There were a couple of strips with Rose turning into Vicki while at the tree:
It may have to do with perspective. Her feet are closer to the viewer than her head.
Too many stress factors… he can’t escape the waterbed, burglars are in the house, and Patty is yelling at him. His throat probably tightened due to nervousness and he was rendered speechless. Similar to what happens to some people experiencing stage fright.
“Help me, Snoopy!” Patty cried.
“My house is being burgled.”
The valiant beagle tried to bark
But sadly, only gurgled.
“What did I do?” Jeri, it started when you first learned to talk. You’ve been complaining and making snarky comments ever since.
If you have a few hours of spare time, your Mom and Teena will fill you in on “what you did.”
I’m not sure if Lord Splendid Humility uses the Shield of Boringness. If he is truly humble, he would feel no need for it, because a humble unicorn (does such a thing exist?) would not see himself needing to diminish his splendor. Yet he admits he possesses splendor and it’s reflected in his name.
This is getting confusing.
“Young Peppermint Jen” sounds like an anime character.
The same waterbed gag was used in the 1977 movie Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!. If you would like to watch today’s waterbed predicament in animated form, see this clip:
All work and no play makes Mildred a dull girl.