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June 29, 2007

Five Little Princesses

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, dwarfs, humor, Mother Goose, princess, Snow White — Cidu Bill @ 12:29 am


The dwarfs need a sitter because they’re short? Or am I missing something?


  1. Well, yes… Snow White lives with a bunch of very small people. Which are being confused with children (who need a sitter) to make a joke. A lame joke, a failed joke, a quick throw-away joke, the author’s best attempt at a joke – but nothing more than that (as far as I can see).

    Why do you think there’s more than that?

    Comment by Ron Obvious — June 29, 2007 @ 2:37 am

  2. This strip is something of a test of your knowledge of Disney Princesses – partly because, frankly, it isn’t drawn all that well. I had real trouble with the fourth one from the left, but there’s only one Princess it could be. No problem with Ariel, obviously.

    Comment by John — June 29, 2007 @ 9:27 am

  3. (from L to R) Sleeping Beauty, the Little Mermaid, Belle (Beauty & The Beast), Jasmine (Aladdin), Cinderella. Not pictured: Snow White.

    The “joke” about the dwarfs needing a sitter is lame and ruins a fairly clever set-up. Some other excuses SW might have given:

    * She and Dopey are getting high.
    * Doc’s giving her a pap smear.
    * Happy’s on the roof and threatening to jump.
    * She’s taking Grumpy to Anger Management class.
    * Sneezy gave her influenza.

    Can’t think of any for Sleepy and Bashful.

    Comment by Joe Blevins — June 29, 2007 @ 10:16 am

  4. I immediately figured that it was an “after the movie” where the ladies have settled in to be mothers. Kind of like the fairy tale ending with suburbia – two kids and a minivan, miss the bridge club because you couldn’t find a sitter.

    Comment by Shah — June 29, 2007 @ 11:18 am

  5. This strip, which was always hit and miss to begin with, is almost consistently miss anymore. Once in a great while he’ll come up with something ROTF, but mostly it’s unfunny puns and lame pop culture references (like this one) with no point.

    Comment by John DiFool — June 29, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

  6. NO! She is married to all seven dwarfs, and has like a jillion kids, and will never find a sitter!

    Comment by Trish — July 1, 2007 @ 7:25 am

  7. The really sad thing about this is that the drawing and coloring is, for MG&G, very involved. He spent a lot of time getting the princesses (sort of) right. All in the service of a “joke” that isn’t even a tiny bit funny. I do like the various facial expressions, though. Jasmine looks utterly vacant. “Gosh. My hair is really shiny.”

    Comment by Mollie — July 2, 2007 @ 8:51 am

  8. So, what? This is the princess’s weekly “sit around on a couch by the telephone” night? C’mon ladies — where’s the margaritas??

    Comment by Molly — July 2, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  9. In response to Mollie, I suppose he does get credit for getting all the colors right. =)

    Comment by Powers — July 2, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

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