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The sign over the door in the last panel says “FIRE STATION 3”. Station 3 has previously been identified as Brad’s station, so it seems likely that Brad will be one of the responders to Irma’s call. I’m inclined to go further and guess that that will somehow segue into some further interaction between Brad and Les, Gunther, Irma, and/or Al, but I’m at a loss to imagine what that interaction might be.
Predictions, anyone? For any of you who claim that this strip is ever so predictable, here’s your chance.
P.S., If I’ve gone too far out on a limb with my guesses, at least the firefighters/EMTs are on the way.
Yeah (yeah, yeah). A few days after Frank proposed, Nancy spotted the ad in the personals column of her newspaper:
Our eyes met briefly at the Hollywood Bowl, August 23, 1964. Me on stage with bass guitar. You in audience, 300 feet back and to stage left, wearing sleeveless blue top, flower in hair, sitting with dorky guy. Can’t get you out of my mind. Hope you will want to establish permanent connection. Contact Paul. [box number]
But she’d already said Yes to Frank, so she never responded.
Great minds like a think.
I just don’t get this thing where as soon as the strip cuts from one plot line to another, some commenters get the idea (or claim to) that the writers have abandoned the first plot line forever.
Yes, there are some things that the writers have dropped and seem likely never to pick up again (though of course they could if they so chose). We might never see any more of Zane or Rosa or Elwood Druit. The other women that Ann Eiffel swindled besides Luann, Tara, and Dez might never get recompense. And so on.
But other things seem to me quite unlikely to be forgotten. In particular, I’ll go out on a limb (and I think it’s quite a sturdy one assuming that, as I greatly hope, the writers stay healthy) and predict that we will find out more about Bernice and her anxiety regarding Ben and that we will find out more about that feast TJ is planning to cook up in the Farrell kitchen (though the strip might skip showing the meal itself and go straight to characters discussing it in past tense).
Greg drew him there.
Maybe Punk has developed an anti-gravity superpower and is pulling the roof up with his claws. If Les ever gets up there and detaches him, the roof will collapse back to its usual shape while Punk goes floating over the trees with Les hanging onto him for dear life.
Or, as I said earlier, it could just be the guest house/gulag showing its Hogwarts nature.
Not according to this:
(However, I wouldn’t completely rule out the possibility of a continuity glitch.)
I see that the guest house/gulag has exhibited its Hogwarts nature by growing a normal roof.
I just had the wildest idea. I know this might sound really far-fetched, but could it just possibly be that instead of having Bernice move the bed across the room, G&K decided to show her stuffing pillows, etc. behind the headboard because they thought it would be a funnier image?
Nah. On second thought, that’s ridiculous. Why would anyone aim for humor in a comic strip when they could focus on more important goals such as realism or advancing the plot as fast as possible? /s