Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    they say you not ever have a TV in the bedroom but everyone I know has one, I can’t tell you the number of times I have fallen asleep with the TV on and woke up in the middle of some goofy 2am show. lol

  2. wowbert

    wowbert said, almost 4 years ago

    Nope, not TV in our bedroom, just an old monster in the living room and no cable. We don’t even have that decoder box when they made the switch to digital broadcasting back in, what, 2007? When they call TV a vast wasteland, they’re half right.

  3. bsqnbay

    bsqnbay said, almost 4 years ago

    I must be slow this morning, because I still don’t get It???

  4. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, almost 4 years ago

    I think she was expecting Arlo to do something a little more active than sleep.

  5. Keith

    Keith said, almost 4 years ago

    This is a great strip; Jimmy is wise because I’m guessing he has thrown off the pressure of trying to uproariously funny every day.

    These subtle glimpses into their lives are nice. If Jimmy felt he had to be hilarious every day, the strip might last five years, and he would burn out. This is much better; maybe we’ll see Arlo and Janis really go gray together this way.

  6. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    We don’t have a TV in our room. One time when I was in the hospital, they broughti n a new patient at 2 AM. As soon as she was settled, she turned on her TV – and went to sleep. I had to call to have somebody come in to turn it off.

  7. JDS

    JDS said, almost 4 years ago


    The TV wakes up Janis, who in turn wakes up Arlo, who has fallen asleep watching TV. So, instead of simply turning off the TV, Arlo sets the sleep timer for 45 minutes and goes back to sleep.

  8. sfreader1

    sfreader1 said, almost 4 years ago

    I have three TVs but none in my bedroom. Even if I am sick, any TV I watch is in the living room from the comfort of my couch.

  9. said, almost 4 years ago

    I also only have one TV… located in the living room and connected only to a VCR. The few times it is turned on are to watch DVD movies.

  10. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    my take on this is she was referring to the timer to wake up with and he used the one to turn the TV off with

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 4 years ago

    TV in the bedroom will hurt the sleep pattern, but I still have one anyway.

  12. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ha! I wondered who that was in the other bed.

  13. Countrysinger1951

    Countrysinger1951 said, almost 4 years ago

    This is what happens when she wears him out with “night time” activities…… he’s just ready now to get to sleep…. hehe ;)

  14. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, almost 4 years ago

    He left the timer set at 45 minutes and is already asleep again while she has to listen to it.

  15. Larry Sheldon

    Larry Sheldon said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t get it, but I’m not going to work on it.

    No TV in any bedroom I own ever.

    Rarely turn on one in a hotel or motel room,

    Almost never turn on “mine” in a hospital room, but almost always get a room-mate that turns on something with then highest flicker rate and most unpleasant sound track (loud) and goes to sleep.

    Attendant would not turn it down or off. She did get me drugs for the next night.

    That all seems wrong when you are confined for heart trouble.

    And don’t get me started on them getting me out of bed to be weighed at 0400 and the incompetent phlebotomist at 0530 that yelled at me because she couldn’t do the stick. I am an easy stick—get a draw about every two weeks and it is not possible to spend less time with the needle.

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