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No. 2249: Gum

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Gum

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Strip by: pookypal

{Garfield is walking on the table}
{He walks on Jon's newspaper}
{The newspaper sticks to his foot}
Garfield: I stepped on gum.

The author writes:

The joke of the original is ruined because Garfield says he stepped on gum in the second panel, making the events of the third panel predictable. By moving the statement to the third panel, the joke is somewhat restored. It would be even better if Garfield mentioned the gum in a fourth panel, but law apparently requires that Jim Davis makes Mon-Sat Garfield strips with a strict 3 panels.

Original strip: 2009-02-04.