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No. 3234: Look Back in Languor 2: Look Back-er

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Look Back in Languor 2: Look Back-er

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Strip by: Negative N, Colin, Crazy56U, PartyEscortBotBeans, Redgreen

{Garfield is in his bed, hands behind his head, looking up at the ceiling, looking quite fed}
Garfield: Sometimes I can't sleep.
{then, to the combined best efforts of the strip's author/transcript narrator and MS Paint, Garfield proceeds to flashback...}
{...to Garfield being kept awake by the night noises in the 1992-11-08 Garfield strip}
Garfield {in voiceover}: I think it was November 8, 1992.

The author writes:

I wanted to make this longer, using the Sunday strip's buildup to the punchline, but I decided to cut to the chase.

Also, as an aside, you have got to be kidding me, Jim did it again?!

[[Original strips: 2017-02-09, 1992-11-08.

[A number of contributors spotted this and sent in submissions. The above image, title, transcript, and author's note are from Crazy56U, but there were also submissions from Colin:

There was no wooshing sound; this joke hit me in the head, and I was fact-checking as soon as Garfield mentioned that date. Sure enough, ol' Jim Davis got it right. I'm sure he was having a hoot with this idea, but the rest of us are ticked that we're going down the creek toward "Garfield in 2053".

(Chirp.)

...Negative N:

That seemed like such an arbitrary date to recall, so I checked the strip and to my surprise, I found an actual strip where Garfield had trouble sleeping. Nice continuity nod! Though, I'd say he picked the wrong strip to reference.

...Redgreen:

Man, does Jim Davis wanna add more Continuity Nods to Garfield or what?!

...and PartyEscortBotBeans:

When I saw this strip, I immediately checked the archive to see what that strip was about. I wasn't expecting it to be a real call-back.

Sorry about the kind of lazy submission, but I felt I had to send this.

Phew! -Ed]]]

Original strips: 1991-08-11, 1992-11-08, 2017-02-09.