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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

That damned Sweeps

What's Mallard raving about today?

TV, Swearing.

For a duck whose life seems to revolve around TV, Mallard sure is sanctimonious about it. But he has a point...prior to the advent of Television, children never learned to swear.

15 comments:

dlauthor said...

Has there been some crazy increase in swearing during Sweeps lately that I'm otherwise unaware of? Been a long time since "ZOMG they said shit on NYPD Blue!"

And was there even a Sweeps Month as such this time around, what with the strike and all? Even May's been a little more laid back than usual, despite various season finales.

Dave Robidenza said...

Maybe the kid learned to swear from the president ("major league asshole") or the vice president ("Go fuck yourself").

rewinn said...

Cuz, ya know, parents have NO CONTROL over the television.

It's Hollywoods' fault that the boy (who as drawn appears to be a pre-teen) watches adult TV instead of doing his homework.

EddyPo said...

I'm just glad he stopped beating the dead Rev. Wright horse for the time being.

dlauthor said...

A quick note to Bruce Tinsley: if your awful Ted Kennedy caricature appears two weeks from now, you will ensure a long, long stay in hell.

Matt Ramone said...

Ted Kennedy's tumor was caused by Bill Clinton getting a blowjob.

Celia said...

The expression on that boy's face is great. Like he's going, "As a member of the cartoon straw-man collective, I'd like to point out FUCK". With that finger in the air, he's definitely making a statement.

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

Looks like Alfred E. Newman crossed with Bush. Jesus, that's awful.

exanonymous said...

Don't forget Bill O'Reilly, defender of freedom of the press and valiant fighter in the culture war teaching our kids to call people SOBs!

Michael said...

That lady seems to be literally talking out her ass. No wonder the other person looks so shocked.

dwaft said...

George W. Bush crossed with Alfred E. Newman is just Alfred E. Newman again, but bigger. In this case, it's not combining, just adding.

Kaitlyn said...

Can we stop with the Alfred E. comparisons?

::shudders::

Mad and Mallard Fillmore do not mix, unless the former has a parody of the latter.

john said...

Yeah. Cut it out with the Alfred E. stuff - and remember that the real man behind the scenes was Sergio Aragones!

TuxedoSlack said...

@dlauthor & @Matt Ramone:

An advance copy of the strip in question has already been leaked. Sort of.

Anonymous said...

There must be something more to this strip. I get the impression the parents are liberal strawmen of the "Send the kid to a therapist when all he needs is a good hiding" variety, but I can't see where the cartoon's going with that.