American Pig, stay away from me…
So who’s the shortstop?
Should we wonder which Guess Who record was stolen?
When you steal a joke, it’s good to steal from the best. Very well done. (Was the man named Hu, and did he play baseball?)
Way to get that last jab in, Pig.
Somewhere, Abbot and Costello are laughing their heads off!
Abbott and Costello are rolling in their graves
I’d add: “Guess Who stole the Who record”
After today I’ll see at Eugene Ionesco as an amateur.
That’s a wrap. It was a CD operation anyway.
Guess Who, our guys! Still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I thought this would build up to Bohemian Rap CD, but what we got is even better.
Yippee, I get to be the first one to ask:
Who’s on first? Guess Who?
Who’s on second? Must be Canned Heat; they beat the rap.
Nice! I thought this was going to be another elaborate pun but you went in an “Abbot & Costello” direction.
I expected a "Bohemian Rap CD’’ joke
This is great, like the classic “Who’s on First.”
You know Pastis, Dante described your ultimate fate some time ago.
Retake on a Pastis classic, October 19, 2014!
And she stole Zenyatta Mondatta, so now she has a Police record….
Guess Who doesn’t even know what happened.
Too bad the cartoonist is to lazy to think up anything new. He / She should be ashamed of themselves.
This is revenge from Stephan to Rat.
Great strip. Abbott and Costello would love it.
which Canned Heat CD?
Sounds like Pig’s friends are a Motley Crew.
Great comic today! Got me chuckling before I finished my first cup of coffee!
Funniest Sunday strip in a while
Well done, Pastis, well done.
This is cartoonist Hall of Fame material. Sure, it’s a takeoff, but genius nonetheless.
They need better titles for those albums.
Gad, that gave me a headache just getting through all that. I need to sue the cartoonist. Hey, he use to be a lawyer. Steve how about I hire you to sue yourself with the goodly portion of the proceeds coming to me not you? Hey one has to be careful around attorneys they’ll send you to jail.
This was perfectly done! I loved it.
Abbott and Costello will be paying you a visit
Oh Stephan Stephan Stephan.
Nice – for the record!
This was hilarious! Thanks for making me laugh!
Cue up a Judas Priest song, followed by a Warren Zevon song…
Honestly? Did you hurt yourself coming up with this one????
Another Abbott and Costello routine, I see!
Who’s on first? LOL
Great “who’s on first” -homage – loved it
It’s sad when you give up reading a comic strip halfway through.
Now that took a lot of work. Bravo Stephan!
I hope you got that on tape.
An alltime classic. Brilliant!!!!!
Only steal from the very best—Harry Shearer & the Credibility Gaps “Rock Festival” with the Who, the Guess Who, and Yes…who stole the bit from Abbott & Costello. s://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmTYpVtICE
Wonderfully creative. It’s a gnarly mind that thinks these up.
Does this mean Pastis is back?
Say good night Gracie……
I’m as confused as Rat.
Brilliant update, hee!
Pig is a great straight man, up there with Bud Abbott’s performance.
Thanks so much, Stephan. Any time I find something funny enough to laugh out loud, it’s a good day.
NIAGARA FALLS! SLOOOOOWLY I TURNED…
never gets old
very clever, Mr. Pastis, very clever
I love it! Poor rat.
Abbott and Costello would be proud!
Thanks for a good morning laugh!! I loved it!
Best PBS in a long time:
More Puns Pastis!
…wondering if anyone born after 1965 will get this (present company excluded sigh)
Kind of like very hot peppers; hurts, but I eat them anyway.
Well done, Stephan, well done.
Third Base! (Sorry if this was said before, I slept in today.)
Instantly recognizable as a “Who’s on first?” derivative, but very punny! :)
Who uses CDs anymore? And I thought vinyl was making a come back.
Now I know who’s on first…hurray for a brilliant pun day Mr Pastis. Brilliant.
Hmmm, Toon Boy is a lawyer. Snuffles is a cute, fluffy little white cat. Has anyone ever seen the two of them on the same Zoom call?
I kept waiting for one of Pastis’ awful puns to end the word play…. wait!…. is this whole genius conversation an awful pun? Unsure of comedy definitions. Brilliant strip, Hall of Fame quality.
Friends of Mine, just don’t get it.
Abbott and Costello would be proud.
It’s like “Who’s On First” on COKE!!!
Old joke. New take.
I’m surprised Rat didn’t “rap” Pastis on the head and have Pig “record” it.
“Everything Old is New Again.” And still funny!
Thanks Pig, my head’s still spinning …..at 78 rpm!
Canned Heat was pretty decent.
Stephan’s going to get an invoice from the estates of Abbott and Costello…
Pls guys… What’s your favorite video game. I don’t have any to play right now.
Pastis must have heard the Credibility Gap.
Hey Stephan Pastis, who’s going to get the royalties for the copyright on this one? :-D
Reagan to an advisor: “Would you please remind me who is the leader of the PLO?” “Yasser, Mr. President.” “Thank you, but please tell me his name.” “Yasser”. . . .
Reagan to an advisor: “Would you please remind me who is the leader of the PLO?” “Yasser, Mr. President.” “Thank you, but please tell me his name.” “Arafat" “Don’t tell me I’m fat, I want to know his name!”
Did the Who get involved too?
Followed that a lot better than Rat did.
Abbot and Costello have nothing to fear
Pig got Rat’s goat!
For equally delightful back and forth, check out O’Brian & Valdez on You Tube. Had the pleasure of seeing them live in Columbia S.C.. Never forgot that skit.
Congrats Pastis!!! This has got to be the best I have read of your work. Loved it.
Airplane II: did have a good bit based on “Who’s on First” which was an old vaudeville routine by the time they made it famous with their version.
Over Macho Grande
but who has the rhapsody?
And this is why I use streaming. I don’t take the rap, but will go on record and say it’s a terrible pun.
Wonder where the inspiration for THAT came from? /s
Canned Heat playing at Woodstock…brilliant.
This reminds me of a headline I saw once, back in the early 1970’s. It said “Record Price Increase” and I though, uh-oh, another round of uncontrolled inflation, etc. It turned out that the price of records was going up.
This was great, but the first time that he played this riff was truly spectacular.https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/10/19
Heard another variation on that recently, based on all the passwords we need today.
“So what is the password for the office wi fi?”
“I can’t tell you.”
And I’m sure you can see where it goes from there.
The brilliance of Pastis.
Ahhhh, Mr. Pastis, nicely done. :-)
I think Stephan is getting Pastis prime.
Very Clever ♥♥
Who’s on First, re-jiggered by Cartoon-Boy for 21st Century sensibilities. Rat took as much as he could of it, then passed out—watch your blood pressure, Rat….
Bravo Stephan! Home Run bro!
Somewhere Bud and Lou are smiling.
That was fantastic.
Abbott and Costello are smiling, up there.
Brilliant! A worthy rival to “Who’s on First”!
I prefer the song called Canned Heat by Jamiroquai
These Eyes are Crying….
This is good but the best still remains the free atlas from the seafood store. https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2008/06/15
This is almost beautiful.
I confess, when I saw the first panel I thought there was a pun coming