I think Scancarelli is stuck in a rut. Same old characters, again and again.
When do we leave Rufus behind and get back to the Wallet family?
“No sir, Joel asked me whut ah liked about Miz Melba, Willow, an’ th’ widder woman!”
No Rufus in this Gasoline Alley strip from 75 years ago today: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_6mBr8XYAA5K3U.jpg:large
That gag was in a Marx Brothers film, so now it’s making me crazy not remembering the context. Anybody know? I know the Groucho line was (appoximately), “You sound like a motorboat.”
Guy looks like a Dibbler to me. He’d better be careful or he’ll cut his own throat.
Is that guy someone Scancarelli knows?
Poor Rufus is caught in a nightmare and he isn’t even asleep.
This strip is kind of cute, but it hasn’t been GA for a long time now.
The salesman in these panels is played after a recurring character on many 1950’s sitcoms, particularly I Love Lucy. The actor’s name was Frank Johnson. You might recognize him if you could hear his ‘Ooooooh! You Got Me There!’ remark.
As for the same old characters… yup, that’s generally what a ensemble comic strip does.