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No. 308: Window Blind Story

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Window Blind Story

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=308

Strip by: DanielBT

Garfield: {reaching for the window blind} Let's see what kind of day it is.
SFX: ZIP! {Garfield gets caught inside the blind}
Jon: I'll get you out of there, Garfield. {Jon reaches to help}
SFX: whip! whip! whip! {Jon gets caught inside the blind}
Jon: Odie! Odie! Pull the blind down fella!
SFX: whirrrrr! {Odie gets caught inside the blind}
Jon: Well, I guess you guys can forget what I said yesterday.
Jon: You know, about not doing enough together.
Jon: I wonder how we're going to get out of here.
SFX: CRASH! {They fall off the window}
Jon: {Hopping out into the street and approaching a woman with a young girl} Excuse me, ma'am?
Jon: Would you mind doing me a big favor?
Woman: You beast!
Jon: Sir, would you help us out of this window blind?
Man: Sure.
SFX: whirrrrr! {the man gets caught inside the blind}
Old Lady: Stop right there! I know weirdos when I see them!
SFX: whap! whap! whap! whap! {the old lady attacks with her umbrella}
Old Lady: {now caught inside the blind} Help! Help! I'm being abducted.
Policeman: {into megaphone} Okay, you dirty rats! Come out with your hands up!
Jon: I wonder how many more people are going to get trapped in this blind before this nightmare is over.
{Jon is surprised to see a lamp post now trapped with them}
Jon: It's hard to believe so many people can get caught in an ordinary window blind.
Jon: How are we going to get out of this thing?
Fireman: Hold tight, folks.
SFX: snip, snip {Fireman cuts the blind open}
Fireman: You're free!

The author writes:

In honour of Qvaak's story-centric Garfield, I took one of the crazier Garfield stories and assembled them together minus the last panels (and the Sunday strip). I was originally going to move the 9th strip to the next-to-last panel, so the authorities would be there to help them get out, but realised that the flow of direction in the 11th strip worked better on the whole. Besides, the police fit above the fireman better.

Original strips: 1986-05-12, 1986-05-13, 1986-05-14, 1986-05-15, 1986-05-16, 1986-05-17, 1986-05-19, 1986-05-20, 1986-05-21, 1986-05-22, 1986-05-23, 1986-05-24.