Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for April 15, 2013

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    hawgowar  about 11 years ago

    And whom are they discussing?

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    edclectic  about 11 years ago

    Alas, poor Roger…RIP.

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    Guy Incognito  about 11 years ago

    I am guessing Roger Ebert (Rest in Peace)

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    Kamino Neko  about 11 years ago

    Probably not Jonathan Winters – I don’t think Winters worked as part of a team, for the most part, he was actually fairly tall compared to most of the people I remember him working with (which was part of the joke, when he played Robin William’s son), and he only died 4 days ago, which is way less than the lead time for a syndicated strip.

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    mr , b  about 11 years ago

    No Roger Ebert an also the late Gene Siskle . Janis has her thumb’s up .An yes Gene we will save one on the isle for you …..

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    Kamino Neko  about 11 years ago

    Ah, yes, it fits Ebert, perfectly…that still suggests Johnson’s working on a thinner lead time than most, but at least it’s a reasonable one.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Roger Ebert worked with other people after Siskel… and he was fatter at first, and then thinner.I don’t remember any popular perception of one being noticeably shorter or more “jovial”…

    And he just died a week ago…JJ doesn’t usually work that fast…

    I’m thinking maybe this is about a comedy team…But Oliver Hardy and Lou Costello were both the tall as well as the heavy ones of their duos.Martin and Lewis were both fairly thin… So who was short and fat and therefore considered jovial?Plus a “generational icon!”

    Any boomer age teams fit the bill?

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    bigbob1946  about 11 years ago

    It has to be Roger Ebert. Took a look at celebrity deaths, 2013 and he fits the profile. Since there doesn’t seem to be a storyline we are would be easy to slip it in and pay tribute to roger.

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    gregcartoon Premium Member about 11 years ago

    I first thought Lou Costello, which didn’t make much sense. Then finally thought of Roger Ebert, and it all fell into place. Still working on yesterday’s strip.

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    celeconecca  about 11 years ago

    RIP Mr. Ebert.

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    kd1sq  about 11 years ago

    If you’ll look at the last panel, that’s a thumbs-up that Janis is giving…

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    elysummers  about 11 years ago

    Roger Ebert. RIP man! Don’t tell us how it ends!

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    j-birds3  about 11 years ago

    Yes it is Ebert. The clue is Janis with the thumbs up in the last panel. RIP.

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    Bontebok  about 11 years ago

    It’s Mr. Ebert and the thumbs up is the clincher. One of the joys of A & J is it often requires one to think and observe closely. After yesterday’s heart breaker, he gives us a gentle smile mixed with the feeling of loss. He’s truly one of the best.

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    rtrpurchase Premium Member about 11 years ago

    This strip was probably drawn before the death of Roger Ebert and certainly before Jonathan Winters.

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    doublepaw  about 11 years ago

    Lou Costello was much shorter than Bud Abbot, not taller.

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    QuietStorm27  about 11 years ago

    I agree with everyone that says they’re talking about Roger Ebert. Why else would Janis give a thumbs up?

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    QuietStorm27  about 11 years ago

    I have of picture of my baby (now 17) giving a thumbs up at 4 months old.

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    sleeepy2  about 11 years ago

    Arlo is denying him a two thumbs up rating!

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    billvinett  about 11 years ago

    Well, the “thumbs up” from Janis tells me that it’s Roger Ebert.

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    ledaleda  about 11 years ago

    Roger Ebert, I assume

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    Mary Ann Jones Premium Member about 11 years ago

    The thumb’s up (Janis) tells the tale.

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    Devils Knight  about 11 years ago

    Don’t think so i believe the strip has about a 2 week lead time

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    doogsmom  about 11 years ago

    What’s the cliché he’s trying to avoid?

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    Crandlemire  about 11 years ago

    It’s Frank from American Pickers — shorter guy with the beard!!!

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    lyndacatt  about 11 years ago

    It was bad enough having Ludy talk. What the heck is this?!?

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    bsqnbay  about 11 years ago

    As a Chicago native and life long fan of his tv show and column, I can accurately say Ebert was many things, but jovial was rarely one of them! Especially if the movie was crud!

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    edgeways  about 11 years ago

    The ‘Thumbs up’ in the last panel clinches it. It really is a fast lead time, but it is at least plausible.

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    Frankthecurmudgeon  about 11 years ago

    Jay Leno – the corpse that wont lie down ?

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    jrjerde  about 11 years ago

    The thumbs up makes it all clear. Very classy tribute.

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    workjobb  about 11 years ago

    Exactly. Only Johnson knows what the hell he’s talking about most of the time.

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    doogsmom  about 11 years ago

    Of course! the thumbs up was the cliché he was trying to avoid!

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    Carrie57  about 11 years ago

    I guess I’m looking for lighter fare in my comic strips. I had to read the comments to have a clue about the last two strips.

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    SueMcP  about 11 years ago

    I’d say Roger Ebert…. the cliche is Janis’ “thumbs up” sign.

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    Doctor_McCoy  about 11 years ago

    Maybe Janis is showing which direction Roger is going!

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    HareBall  about 11 years ago

    I must be of the wrong generation if Roger Ebert was a generational icon. Never ever watched them. I don’t trust critics to tell me what to watch or not watch.

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    marvee  about 11 years ago

    I’m going with Roger Ebert. He was definitely the heavier one when he worked with Gene Siskel. I don’t remember them standing up so I don’t know if Siskel was taller.

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    POPPA1956  about 11 years ago

    Oliver Hardie?

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    ltning7  about 11 years ago

    RIP, Roger. See you at the movies.

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    Alyre  about 11 years ago

    Janis is giving a thumbs up…. definately R.Ebert

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