Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Family Circus Mash-up

AS I MENTIONED IN A PREVIOUS POST, this one, I have found a way that I can enjoy the Family Circus cartoon. That it's way more entertaining if you swap the punch line out with one from a neighboring single-panel cartoon, like Marmaduke, for instance.



It uproots Family Circus from its wholesome neighborhood and relocates it into a slightly more absurd area.



A place where grandparents are something of a nuisance...



Where fathers may have a darker agenda...



A dark neighborhood, where the accepted social mores no longer apply...



Sometimes, though, the cartoon is improved simply by removing the punch line. Like this:



I like to imagine that Dolly's mom doesn't respond simply because she doesn't have the heart to tell Dolly that, chances are, she will never get married. Or maybe Thel (the mom) is thinking, "That's a good question. How will she ever get married if she remains seven years old forever?"

6 comments:

Steven said...

I have a file of our old attempts at this. So damn funny.

Skap said...

It's better than working!

Betsy said...

Please do this regularly. I enjoyed it immensely.

Betsy said...

Please do this regularly. I enjoyed it immensely.

Anonymous said...

somewhere out on the net there is a site that replaces the usual caption in family circus cartoons with quotes by nietzsche. high-larious! sorry, but i can't think of the title now, or give you a link to it.

Aaron said...

this is a hilarious idea! have you ever ziggy comics? ziggy in my mind is already terribly unfunny, so if those quotes were transposed to fam circus, the outcome could be awesome; or fail epically.