Is the unusual spelling of “Uncle Frank” pertinent to the joke? I’ve never seen it spelled that way; although there is a German surname pronounced similarly.
Ah, when Snoopy was a “real” dog, and not the anthropomorphic being he became. Years later, Joe Cool would likely be able slide down standing up and do a back flip at the end.
I actually thinks this works better from a comedy standpoint with the snakes being unseen, but it makes sense that someone named “snakelover” would be disappointed.
My mind initially parsed this as the people being miniature, making the comic very weird. It’s actually pretty funny once you re-calibrate your brain as seeing normal sized people standing next to Godzilla in a huge bed.
And alternatively to “punt”, in American football parlance, the choice between “go for it” and “kick”, might be go for a first down or touchdown, or kick a field goal.
We were telling variations on this when I was in grade school nearly 50 years ago. “How did Flora-die? She died in Missouri. What did Delaware? She wore her New Jersey. What did Iowa-y? She weighed a Washington. Why did Cali-phone-ya? She phoned to say Hawaii” There were a ton more and they were strung together in a song, but these are the ones I remember. In at least one version of the song, the retort of “Idaho (I don’t know) Alaska” was responded for each question before the real answer was revealed.
Even though I know its in May, for a brief instant this comic made me panic and think “Is Mother’s day this weekend?”
In 1977, the 25th anniversary or Peanuts inception, there was a compilation called “Sandlot Peanuts” that compiled a large number of the baseball strips.
What’s with the ‘d after Stella’s name in Bernice’s comment? I might conjecture it was a contraction for “Stella had”, but there is already a “had” following that.