Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis


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  1. edclectic

    edclectic said, 11 months ago

    Wrong in one, Arlo.

  2. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Is that a root ball attached to the greenery in the background? On first glance, I throught it was a mutated Shmoo (Al Capp “Li’l Abner” reference for the non-US stater readers).

  3. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, 11 months ago

    Worked like a charm on the robin that was trying to build a nest between my gutter downspout and front porch post… :)

  4. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, 11 months ago


    I think it’s supposed to be a squirrel going headfirst into the greenery.

  5. Varnes

    Varnes said, 11 months ago

    Even when you have a reputation for it, you can still find a realistic looking critter to “wake” sleepy morning people…Go ahead, ask me how I know…

  6. JoeStoppinghem

    JoeStoppinghem GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Man, he’s going to gt blamed even when he’s innocent.

  7. cjl-3

    cjl-3 said, 11 months ago

    I don’t get this one at all … why did she jump? What is her expression in panel 3? Hopefully those answers will explain panel 4 beyond the obvious fake snake comment…

  8. Dr McCoy

    Dr McCoy said, 11 months ago

    Where does it hurt, Varnes?

  9. Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis said, 11 months ago


    There are fake snakes you can buy for your garden, they are supposed to keep birds and other small animals (snake prey) out of the garden.

    The fake snake in their garden gave Janis quite a fright, but seems to have no effect on the birds and squirrels.

    It’s not clear to me whether Arlo put the snake there without warning Janis, or if she just forgot it was there. I’m guessing he did it, because she seems to be inspecting it closely in panel 3 to see if it’s real.

  10. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 11 months ago

    IMO, the snake is the gardeners friend….
    .I’d even have snakes in the house, if they could eradicate the stink bugs..
    Its the deer and the rabbits, sometimes the birds who are a problem…
    Control is the answer.
    I’ll never forget how some birds spread my strawberries to an unusual location….I pulled out these plants and gave them away…my cost was one or two berries…

  11. whmIII

    whmIII said, 11 months ago

    Arlo won’t be getting any for a while…

  12. david_42

    david_42 said, 11 months ago

    Shortly after moving to Oregon I saw a big brown rubber snake in my meadow. Except it was moving. GIS “Rubber Boa”

  13. Burnside217

    Burnside217 said, 11 months ago

    I used to work with a young lady who loved to scare her coworkers with a fake cockroach. She would bring it out once every couple of months for the gag. Every now and then we would hear her scream. She’d open one of her cubical drawers and scare herself with it.

  14. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, 11 months ago


    That’s funny! It reminds me of a prank that was pulled on me some years ago. I was at a get-together and I was showing off my new digital watch’s built-in TV/Cable remote. But as I was trying to control the box with it, nothing was working like it should. Well, this smart-aleck kid was using the other remote to mess me up and everyone was chuckling at my confusion.

  15. BillWa

    BillWa GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    I believe that is called a Squirrel

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