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No. 150: Fred Basset gets genre-savvy

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Fred Basset gets genre-savvy

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

Woman: Fred has taken the sausages!
Man: Oh, Fred, you naughty boy - what on Earth came over you?!
Fred: Garfield did it!

The author writes:

Fred Basset has been running in newspapers since 1963. It seems, like Garfield, to have virtually exhausted its repertoire of actually funny strips, only it got there 20 years earlier. Indeed a web search for "Fred Basset" turns up numerous reviews, blog posts, letters to the editor, and Facebook pages saying just how unfunny it is. In fact, typing "fred basset" into Google, the second highest suggested search term completion is "fred basset not funny".

Anyway, it's so unfunny that even injecting some Garfield into it can improve things.

Original strip: 2016-12-06