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No. 2621: One Of These Month of No Sundays Strips Is Not Like The Others...

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One Of These Month of No Sundays Strips Is Not Like The Others...

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Strip by: Lubaf

Strip 1:
{Garfield, Liz, and Odie on the beach}
Liz: Where is Jon with those hot dogs, anyway?
Jon: {Runs by, covered in} SEAGULLS!
Liz: I'm not going to look.
Garfield: Good idea. {Odie is holding Jon's swimsuit}

Strip 2:
{The house is sweating under the heavy sun}
{The mouse, Odie, Liz, and Jon are all angrily and sweatily looking at Garfield sitting in front of the Air Conditioning}

Strip 3:
Jon's Blog: Today I cleaned my barbeque grill!
{Odie and Garfield fall asleep}
Jon: Come on, it's not that boring
{The computer falls asleep}

Strip 4:
Jon: I forgot why I was calling you Liz
Liz: {on phone} Well, call me back when you remember.
{Jon hangs up, remembers, picks up the phone, and...}
Jon: I FORGOT HER NUMBER!
Garfield: Old people are funny.

The author writes:

I thought I'd mix things up on this Month of No Sundays strip a bit by engaging in a game: Which of these abridged strips is different from the others, and in how many ways? (Answers below. Select with mouse to see.)

The second strip is different in at 6 least ways by my count:
  1. It's the only strip that uses 2 panels, rather than 3.
  2. It's the only strip that uses a "throwaway" panel.
  3. It's the only strip that lacks dialogue.
  4. It's the only strip with the mouse.
  5. It's the only strip without "distributed by Universal Uclick" in the gutters.
  6. It's the only strip which is presented here unaltered (the first strip replaces "he" with "Jon", the third strip replaces Garfield and Odie from a later panel, and the fourth strip, and the fair clue of this difference, "Liz" is added poorly, all in the first panel.)

Original strips: 2011-09-04, 2011-09-11, 2011-09-18, 2011-09-25.