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No. 1964: Flimsy Table

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Flimsy Table

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Strip by: Edwin Chee

{Jon and Garfield are sitting at the table}
Jon: Nothing can go wrong if we just sit here.
{The table starts cracking between Jon and Garfield}
{The portion of the table beneath Garfield sinks and rumbles}
{The table snaps in half, dropping Jon's half, as well as leaving a hole where Garfield used to be}
Garfield: That man never ceases to amaze me.

The author writes:

The basic idea is using two comics involving flimsy tables. In order for this to work, I needed to extend each panel to be able to accommodate Garfield sitting on the table. Now I can see why when Garfield sits at the table, it depicts him sitting like a human rather than a cat: to save space.

There are too many jokes at Jon's expense. We need more jokes at Garfield's expense. After all, when cats made a fool of themselves (in the human perspective), we find them funny.

[[Original strips: 1988-02-20, 2002-01-30.]]

Original strips: 1988-02-20, 2002-01-30.