I've ALWAYS loved the comics!
This is silly. How could he get “Barnaby Jones” confused with “Good Times”?
In the last panel, she definitely looks like she’s awarding (or about to award) the winner’s trophy.
Maybe you need a “What is The Norm?” series. Or “What is the norm?”.
“Rocks erode into soil in which the flower lives. Also, birds poop on you too. And eat your eggs.”
“Forget about it, Brutus.”
See if you can find the Harry Chapin song “Mr Tanner”.
Dusty’s more of a cracker.
Or “Holly Gets A Head”
“But it’s not ‘give credit where payment is overdue’”.
Does Mr Lux appear in the novel, or is it a de-lux novel?