Alice: MOM! Mom: What is it, Alice? Alice: I had a dream. There were monsters & things & beasts & spiders! And bats! And creatures! And leaky faucets! And smelly shoes! How do I make that dream come back?
The Otterloop family is back home.
(1) Peter: “Thank goodness the opera was the short version for kids!”
(2) Double-long panel. Alice is brandishing spear and yelling: “Ho-yo-toe-WOOP! I’m a VALKREE!”
Petey is hunched over an iPad: “Director, Outer Loop Opera House Orchestra, Dear Sir: Have you any idea how painful it is for a boy with perfect pitch to hear an oboe tuned at 439 Hz? . . .”
(3) Peter (to Madeline): “I think we’ve got enough culture now to last us awhile.”