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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Those damned proctologists

What's Mallard raving about today?

Average people, washed-up celebrities, reality-shows, proctologists, Gary Coleman.

Apparently Mallard is dissatisfied with television. Stop the presses.

And yet, a syndicated cartoonist whose panel hangs on whether or not the reader will find "So You Think You're A Proctologist" witty should not be throwing stones at other people, in terms of quality.


pmf said...

Normally when I read comics like this one, my first thought is "Must have been a slow day".

Then I realized, "no, wait, this is Mallard Fillmore".

Also, Tinsley should take a page out of the "Small House" Geico ad and learn how to make a fake reality show plot sound realistic. It takes special effort to make a really fake sounding reality show when you have things like "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?".

Also, it seems Mallard only has two expressions: one quizzically raised eyebrow expressing mild confusion or full-out suprise, conveyed with two raised eyebrows. Maybe he has Bell's Palsy?

Kaitlyn said...

Oh man, he went after reality television!

That's never been done before!

Take that, mainstream media!

(I used to love FearFactor and I watch Jeopardy when I get the chance.)

The only thing missing was the obligatory "comgin to Fox"... guess he can make fun of Fox programming, but not say the network's name! Ha!

I want to see "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?" but I haven't. Other tv shows, other things to do. I want to see what it is.

I used to watch American Idol, thanks to, last year was such fun. But now we have cable, and we can't tape something while we watch something else. ("Cheap" cable - 45 bucks a month, no frills)

And American Idol is on at the same time as NCIS.

luke said...

He's wearing pajamas. Are we to assume he's watching TV at 2 in the morning or 2 in the afternoon (having not gotten dressed yet)? Both options are pretty pathetic.

R said...

Take THAT, late 90's comedians!

I'm impressed that Mallard is green for the whole comic for once tho.