Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Tony 

    Tony  said, over 2 years ago

    Am I crazy, or did J.J. accidentally put Arlo’s fourth-panel reaction in the third panel?

    Janis is being a devoted wife, praising Arlo’s grilled veggies so he won’t be upset about how the pork chops turned out. But wouldn’t his reactions to her two statements make much more sense if they were reversed?

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    No swine when I dine.

  3. dtj621

    dtj621 said, over 2 years ago

    OUCH!!!

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    Man, how do you screw up pork chops? Can the even be overcooked? Burned crisp? More BBQ sauce! By the gallon! Grilled veggies are the best though, no kidding….it’s an art…..

  5. P-B

    P-B said, over 2 years ago

    @Tony 

    No, I think he’s reacting to the taste of the pork chops in panel 3.

  6. chicken 33

    chicken 33 said, over 2 years ago

    @P-B

    Yes, surprise in panel 3 and wondering how this happened and how to get the taste out of his mouth in panel 4.

  7. chip42

    chip42 said, over 2 years ago

    If Janis likes the veggies so much then all the more pork chops for Arlo! His reaction in panel three is from the revelation that Janis is not as much of a carnivore as he is and actually likes the rabbit food. JJ’s opinion may differ but he’d be wrong. :oP

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    It looks like he somehow ruined the pork chops. So she is complimenting the veggies to assuage his feelings.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    @chip42

    Rabbits are quite a successful species. We are omnivores but lean toward greens over meat.

  10. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 2 years ago

    @Tony 

    I agree.

  11. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @calimesajim

    “My gosh, it’s a comic strip that is supposed to be a bit funny, not dissected,questioned, diagnosed, explored, improved and otherwise nitpicked.”


    Are you new here?

  12. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 2 years ago

    I do think we sometimes over-analyze.

    That said, I also believe that in the 3rd panel, Arlo is reacting to the taste of the pork chop. Note that he has what is presumably a fork in his hand. Janis is indeed trying to assuage his feelings.

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    For “Arlo and Janis” in particular, I often appreciate other commenters’ explanations of things that leave me going “huh”? Also, often commenters pick up little details that heighten the appeal of the strip.

  14. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, what the heck; if it’ll make Arlo feel better, give me a porkchop too.

  15. OngoingFreedom

    OngoingFreedom said, over 2 years ago

    I’m sorry. Even with everyone’s comments I still don’t get it. My wife and I came up with different interpretations from each other and I’m still lost.

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