Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for August 10, 2003
"The oddities Channel presents 'Joined at the hip: Entwined Couples' Here's your host: Biff Biffwell!" "I'm speaking with doctor Luke Warm, the world's foremost authority on the phenomenon of entwined couples! Right, Doc?" "Right, Biff!" "Here we have a classic example, fifteen-year-old Ellen and her boyfriend Gordie are virtually inseparable!" "You said 'virtually' so they can be separated?" "For brief periods, Yes!" "Observe: Ellen has to go use the bathroom! Look at the effort it takes for her to break away!" "While she's gone Gordie is in acute distress! He literally thinks he literally thinks he can't survive without her!" "Extreme close-up!!" "And now...Look! When she finally returns their bond is re-forged! Stronger and closer than ever!" "Did you miss me?" "Sure did." "Gag me."