Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 21, 2011
Pastis: Okay, guys, I've decided to improve the strip by test-marketing it... So from now on, we're gonna monitor the reaction of random newspaper readers. Today, they're Merle and Ethel Maloofinsky of Des Moines, Iowa. Let's see how much they're enjoying today's strip. Rat: Huge fans. Voice from background: Bring back 'Mark Trail.' Pastis: Uh, let's cut the camera. Pig: Oh, I adore 'Mark Trail.'