I…I thought this was Lupin Week. Instead GASP! The long-awaited Mystery of the First Floor Apartment! I am, as they say, intrigued.
Who will move in?! That’s the sixty four thousand dollar question.
I had a Marine Corps drill instructor once tell me that the best compliment a DI could give a new Marine at graduation was, “Were you in my company?” If he never had to notice you, good or bad, you were doing something right.
A new tenant downstairs? Will he/she have a cat? Maybe a cat with just one eye?
A chart! A map, even! With a pointer! This is a promising start to a Monday and to a story arc.
I didn’t recall the three apartments. I thought there were only two, a basement with laundry, and a haunted attic.
So lemme get this one. There’s an attic, there’s a top floor below it, then the middle floor where BCN is set, there’s a first floor below it. And there’s a basement too. But no mention of the ground floor. So, who or what is at the ground floor?
What if it’s someone who doesn’t like cats?! The only thing to do in that situation is for cats to rub all over them until they change their mind!
Well, we’ve figured out he’s deaf since he’s never complained about Lupin’s thunderous paws and the kids.
Elvis, you are right, the perfect downstairs neighbor. (Spoken as a landlord).
YAY!!!! We’re FINALLY going to get to find out who lives in that downstairs apartment! Squeeeee!!!! ღƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ♡ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ♪
Lupin toebeans in the last panel!!!!!
Just to confuse people, in Britain, that’s the Ground floor. Because it’s, y’know, on the ground. Anyhow, does this mean new cats incoming?
would that be the spanish cats?
If you’re reluctant to urinate in your front yard you live too close to town.
Monday Morning Mysteries!
What happened to the “Gato Noticias” Team? Did I miss the move?
A good downstairs neighbour is one who doesn’t complain about the thumping of kitty/tiny horse feet from above.♥
So, who will be moving in? Will the new tenant have a one-eyed cat perhaps?
“Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
When angels talk in Heaven above,
I’m sure they have no words more sweet
Than Home and Love."
- Robert William Service
A Conversation Between Mrs. Malaprop and Lady Mondegreen
Mrs. Malaprop: I just learned there is going to be a new tennis at the Big Pink House.
Lady Mondegreen: So soon? I thought It’s Gonna Be May.
Mrs. Malaprop: Actually, they want to move in as soon as preposterous.
Lady Mondegreen: I think I know them. Don’t go, Jason Waterfalls.
GARFIELD! Get back in your OWN strip!!!! And take Nermal with you!
Goldie showed up when the folks across the street moved out. Perhaps when the new people move in, we will meet Iggy!
Guys its the upstairs neighbors that often cause the problems
This is so exciting! We get to learn more about the Big Pink House! Who could the new tenant be?
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don’t you, forget about me
Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t
You who live above me
Look my way, Elvis loves me
Rain keeps falling, mystery’s calling
Down, down, down
Will you recognize me?
Call my name or walk on by
Mystery’s calling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down, down
- Keith Forsey / Steve W. Schiff – Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
OT, but I’m sure it will be enjoyed; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnbcwy7wP0M
I love how y’all are speculating that the new tenants moving in my bring Iggy. Here is another idea, although a bit emotional: what if the guy downstairs moving out abandons Iggy and he is rescued by the man and woman? Then we would have an adorable addition to the BCN crew!
That mystery person must the most patient, tolerant, understanding, mello, and nicest downstairs neighbor, who ever existed!
The pink house description reminds me of the neighborhood I rented a room in Providence when attending R.I.S.D during Freshman year in 1955.
I’m so excited for this week!
OT/flashback:One of Tortimer’s relatives needs a Lupin to watch over him:
Those of you who don’t live in apartments can’t imagine the terror involved in waiting for a new tenant. When I heard my quiet upstairs neighbor was moving out, I wished I could pay her to stay.
having had a puppy over me for 9 months, there can be move than you want when it comes to noise. I just focus on it’s a happy sound so far.
The guy probably has no cats and that’s why nobody pays attention.
So there are three aparments there. Huh, I thought the secetion below the hill was the basement and Elvis, Puck, Lupin, Goldie, and their people lived on the first floor all along.
Charts are on the way, Pucky-style!!! I just posted some charts of the layout of the Big Pink House (the real life one AND the comic one!) over on Instagram and Facebook. I have meant to paint up a more official chart one day, and still do (I feel like that would be so fun! A little cross-section doll house view of the inside of the Big Pink House??), but hopefully these quick charts will still be fun to see. I respect that not everyone has social media, I’d throw them into the comments here if I could add photos, sorry! They are both public pages that hopefully can be viewed without signing up for Instagram & FB.
A Big Pink House doll house with the BCN cats as the doll family. I think it would sell!!
Don’t know if you all got this bit of news. It’s from The Daily Caroonist website which gives a bit of “inside baseball” for all aspects of the cartoon universe.
February 26, 2016