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No. 240: Dramatic Irony

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Dramatic Irony

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Strip by: Averagemoe

{Llewellen and Ms. Mudd sit at a table at a sidewalk cafe}
Ms. Mudd: Millie said she's trying out for the school play today.
Sign: {backwards} The Sidewalk Cafe
Llewellyn: What are they performing?
Ms. Mudd: She wasn't sure. I wonder. Being an elementary school, they can't exactly tackle great drama. And it has to balance educational value with the requisite cultural inoffensiveness...
{Millie is at the tryout holding a script}
Millie: Little Shop of Horrors
Sign: Play Tryouts Today
Sign: Scripts

The author writes:

I considered several plays for the punchline, but this one stuck out as the most obvious violator of the guidelines.

Original Ozy and Millie strip: 2002-01-17.