Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 08, 1986
Man: T. Hamilton Tripler, sir. The new quote boy! Higgins: Welcome to our shoop, Tripler. I'm Higgins, quote supervisor. I assume you're familiar with our end of things. We provide the flourishes of erudition so indispensable to a George Will commentary. It's not as simple as it sounds. The effortless recall of exquisitely germane sayings is a lost art. Your predecessor was a case in point. Tripler: Is it true he was fired for quoting rock lyrics? Higgins: There was some unpleasantness, yes.