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No. 4827: Alterations on a Gag

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Alterations on a Gag

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=4827

Strip by: Matthew Prower

{Strip 1: the characters are bugs, and it's 4 panels long}
SFX: *ZOOM* *SCREEEE*
WORM: Triple-ply, steel-belted radial retread
SFX: *ZOOM*

{Strip 2: humanization takes effect, and the first "ZOOM" is replaced with a...}
SFX: *BAROOM* *SCREE*
LYMAN: Four-ply, steel-belted radial retread tenny pumps!
SFX: *ZOOOOM*

{Strip 3: the comic is in color, and the first panel is gone, leaving only...}
SFX: *SCREEE!*
LYMAN: Four-ply, steel-belted radial retread tenny pumps
SFX: *ZOOOOOM!*

{Strip 4: rule 63 happens, everyone is more fashionable, the first panel is back, rollerblades are included for contextualization, and the sound effects are now...}
SFX: *ZÜM!* *ERT!*
NATALIE: Four-ply, steel-belted radial retread rollerblades!
SFX: *P-YEOW!*

The author writes:

just a little sample of how timeless garfield gags can be, with a small hint of self-promotion as well

Original Gnorm Gnat strip: 1974-02-21.

Original Jon strip: 1978-02-09.

Original Life in the Third Lane strip: 2021-10-11.

Original strip: 1978-11-03.