Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

    Good Morning!

    Well, THAT wasn’t hard for Alley to figure out.

    If only he had a bridge or something . . .

  2. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, over 2 years ago

    those two guards must have been backed up by a whole regiment of troops to get that kind of moat done in the apparent time slot… clever

  3. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    The guards were merely the toadies in charge. The Lemmian Peoples Collective did the work.

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    In the old days this would not have been a problem. There was one time when Dinny and Alley couldn’t get across a gorge. Dinny just grabbed Alley with his tail and threw him across. Of course that left Alley alone on the other side, but Dinny caught up later.

  5. Pelerin Galimatias

    Pelerin Galimatias said, over 2 years ago

    One wooded bucket of tar carried by 2 men and poured into a ditch across a road has suddenly become a tar river surrounding a forest. This is a magic cartoon.

  6. rdmacgregor

    rdmacgregor said, over 2 years ago

    Plus, whoever dug the ditch must have been a good surveyor, too…it has to be level or the tar will just flow to the low points. And, wow, not only is the land perfectly level, the topsoil is really deep there…no rocks to slow down the excavation.

  7. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 2 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and readers of Alley Oop. The trench, or,in Alley’s mind a moat, is now wide at the path to the capitol. It must be much narrower at the edges as seen in the March 3 strip. Alley could travel to the edge of the trench but he doesn’t know how long the trench is . I like
    the idea of having Dinny throw Alley across,. Dinny can then
    wait , for the tar to cool, to cross

  8. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 2 years ago

    Well, Tunk’s plan was to have Oop cross tar cree without Dinny anyway. So If Oop is tossed across and Dinny waits, then it would seem Tunk’s plan was successful. I’m betting Dinny can jump “Tar Creek”
    Or they could find a Big rock or 2 and have a couple stepping stones

  9. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    a moat “around the forest”? a project for the Lemmian Army Corps of Engineers, not Dunkel and Gronk! Anyway that’s not what Tunk’s map showed. of course Alley doesn’t know this.
    the suspense and the tar plot thickens…

  10. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It seems that some of the commentators above wanted to see the moat-building process in excruciating detail. Of course, if the Benders had spent the weeks necessary to show us every stage of the project; every shovel of dirt being shoveled; every bucket of tar being filled; the bucket brigade moving that tar to the trench; etc. etc; — if they had shown us all that, then the usual suspects would be complaining about the pace of the story. For once, they would have been right — although some of them are now amongst those complaining about the lack of details.
    Familiarize yourselves with cartoon physics (and engineering) and use your imagination people!

  11. bopard

    bopard said, over 2 years ago

    What in Tar-nation!

  12. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I see a jungle. I see a guy dressed like Tarzan. I see a vine hanging from a tree. I think I can guess how Alley will get across the moat.

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