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The devil wears tuxes

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Strip by: KelpTheGreat

Rat: Hi, tailor Bob... I was wondering if you've seen my buddy, Satan... he's looking to buy a new tux and I told him you were the best tailor in town.
Bob: Hi, Rat. Yeah, the devil is in the dressing room, trying on tuxes.
Rat: And how's that going?
Bob: Well, he likes the tailcoats, but we're having trouble finding one that fits him. A manufacturer's error led to them all being sized with letters instead of numbers...
Bob: So we're just having him try on each from A to Z, to find the best fit.
Rat: Which one's he trying on now?
Bob: The devil is in the "D" tails.

The author writes:

Sometimes a strip will have a good idea for a punchline, but the set-up and/or execution just don't quite work. I thought this strip was one of them, so I tried to improve it. I think I succeeded.

Original Pearls Before Swine strip: 2004-03-04.