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No. 1857: Spot the Difference with Garfield & Liz

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Spot the Difference with Garfield & Liz

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Strip by: BlueDude

{Garfield and Jon are sitting down at a table; the former is smiling}
Garfield: Penny for your thoughts.
Jon: Garfield, I was thinking... if our ears were in our armpits...
{Garfield looks horrified, or perhaps just very embarrassed}
[Jon raises his arms to emphasize his point}
Jon: Would we have to raise our arms to hear people talk?
Garfield: [holding his hand out] A dollar if you stop thinking.
{Garfield, Jon and Liz are sitting down at a table; Jon appears to be contemplating something, while Garfield remains static throughout all three panels}
Liz: A penny for your thoughts, Jon.
Jon: Are nose hairs directly connected to the brain?
{Again, Liz looks horrified/embarrassed}
Liz: A dollar if you never ask that again.
Garfield: Thank you.

The author writes:

Looking past the whole "recycling jokes" bit, it strikes me how little Garfield himself speaks in the 2014 strip. Given that Liz takes his place, I wondered: how necessary is Liz in this setting? Garfield generally plays straight man to Jon at home, while Liz does so at her office or, in later strips, on a date - does Jon really need two straight men? I'll leave it up to you to debate that among yourselves.

Original strips: 2008-02-18, 2014-02-14.