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Strip by: Garlene1987
Jon: You say I got a wrong number? Well for a wrong number you sure have a sexy voice. Who is this?
Garfield: Who's the sexiest cat you know, Arlene?
Jon: Do these wax lips make me look sexier?
Arlene: Is it to yourself?
Garfield: It's entitled "Orange Is The New Sexy"
The author writes:
Yes, not only did the strip get away with using some variant of "sexy" FOUR times, but flat out said "sex" in the 1979-01-27 strip and the 1983-05-25 strip (albeit in the biological sense in the latter). Personally, I'm not clutching my pearls. As a child of the '90s, I've heard the word spoken in Animaniacs, Dexter's Laboratory, and of all shows, Goof Troop.