This is not the joke you want to tell.
Don’t apologize, Pastis.
Rat deserves to look bad.
He’s a couple of days early for that joke.
Many times, I can predict the joke Pearls is going to make from the first or second panel. This was definitely not one of those times.
Pastis you Bonebrain, Star Wars Tributes are not for another 2 days!
“Lemme ask, Rat”? Can Pig not tell the difference between Hugh and Rat, or is he expressing his opinion of Hugh?
This is not the pun you are looking for.
Ow, my head.
Don’t know anything about Star Wars. Is “May the Fourth be With You” some sort of reference to the series? Also is Luke some character in Star Wars?
I think I’m going to hurl.
As far as I know, this is the first time Stephan actually apologizes for this special kind of crime :-)
Steph calculator is bad at math
“Four candles” reference in three…two…one….
At least Pig didn’t go over with Jaycee, Joe the Fat One, Chris, Kirk and Patrick over at Justin’s Timber Lake asking when the party is going to be with Lance’s bass.
Meh. This was kind of Borg-ing. ;-)
Get that Baseball bat Rat!!
Pastis, even for you that’s low, and that’s going some…
Is his address 44? Or 444? or 4444? Or ….
Trouble is, you jabba too much and you hut to stop!
Be glad Stephan did not use Princess Leia in some manner .
It is a torturous path to that joke, though.
Ow, Ow, Ow!! Love it!
EWOK away from that pun!
offended you are? then off you must …
That’s some JarJar-level bad, there.
“These Are Not the Puns You Are Looking For"
What did I tell you about puns?
“I sense a disturbance in the Force… as if millions of comics readers cried out in horror…”
This gave me a Cinco feeling.
I did not see this one coming. Good job, Stephan. LLAP!
Perfect timing for Star Wars day!
Hugh’ve got to be kidding.
Couldn’t save it ’til Tuesday, huh?
I would have so preffered a croc guard duck sighting
Let’s give Pastis a Han for this one.
He’s looking for a little one. You know, a Petite Four.
Better late than ever….
A Star Wars fan asked a friend what she thought of Han Solo. She replied, “I like Han Kuryakin more”!
It’s never on the list of all time great movies but can you name any movie that has had more influence on society than Star Wars? Specifically A new hope? I know people will argue other episodes were better but if episode 4 had been a stinker none would have been made. TV shows, movies, literature and you name it all have references to it constantly over 40 years later. My grandson Lucas even has a build a bear that says “Luke, I am your grandfather” in my voice. Yes I know that’s not the actual line.
Rat, could I borrow your ball-bat? I’d like to hit myself in the head for reading today’s strip.
Honestly, Puns are the best part of Pearls IMO. Although the timing is a bit early, possibly because he knew most people in newspapers only read the Sunday comics, so he wanted this one to reach as many as possible.
When I stretch a story that thin, it breaks like a 50-year old rubber band.
Once someone gave my son some sort of Star Wars action figure that had a button to push for a recording: “Most impressive. But you are not a Jedi yet!” Heard that about a million times.
Are you really left handed?
He’s really reaching; I’m really retching.
Today, we get a two-fer in the pun department! BONUS!
STAR TREK had a space shuttle name. That beats a day of the year that isn’t really on the calendar.
Lovely pun, Comrade Pastis. However, the Glorious Leader misses the strips (both the pun-oriented and non-pun-oriented) when Rat killed you or tried to kill you. He found those to be hilarious, Comrade, so if you include those again, it would be most appreciated.
Hilarious, this is not…
Oh, yes, almost forgot that Star Wars day is in two days. Thanks for the reminder!
Has to be one of Steph’s best / worst ever. Take your pick.
Something smells bad.
Yay! Puns! My favorite form of silliness!
Pastis………Yo da man!
Too early for this pun. Should have been a Tuesday strip.
G R O A N — LOLOL
Aaargh! Cartoon-Boy has a way with puns, and I am tearing myself apart inside, not knowing whether to congratulate him or to join Rat in taking a baseball bat to his noggin! —The man’s a Genius, but I think an Evil Genius….
We’re living in Darth times, indeed.
Love the effort…
At least rat is definitely numbered one now.
Reading comics like this helps me to appreciate the other comics even more.
LOVE Stephan Pastis!
may the fourth be with you
I like the simplicity of this pun