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August 10, 2007

And Speaking of Sharks…

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Frazz, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am



How exactly did we segue between the third and fourth panel?



  1. This one I actually got. He mentioned “the sharks” in panel two, but not panel one. So the joke set up in panel 3 was that the kid was making a joke about him leaving the sharks off the list of teams played, but the kid is actually making a joke about how heroes don’t exist, “the Heroes” being another team they played.
    Not really funny, but I got it.
    In fact, I’ve thought many times that you should start a second website: “I Get It, It’s Just Not Funny.” Not enough server space for that one…

    Comment by Jim Moore — August 10, 2007 @ 4:32 am

  2. Hmmm — seems to me this a little like “who’s on first’ ???

    Comment by Nicole — August 10, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  3. Heroes was another Team listed, so the boy is wondering if that one might be a made up team from Frazz’s list of teams beat as well (since there are no heroes left in the world other than on Monday nights on CBS(?)).

    Comment by Winman — August 10, 2007 @ 1:17 pm

  4. I get that the Heroes are a sports team. But why are they more complex?

    Comment by Autumn Harvest — August 10, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  5. I think the ‘more complex’ comment is part of the who’s on first nature of the strip ….

    The kid is making a joke about heroes not existing anymore, Frazz thinks he is talking about HEROES, as in someone to look up to. It is the HEROES that we look up to that are more complex.

    Comment by Nicole — August 10, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

  6. The kid’s observation was that if there was a team on the list that was in danger of vanishing, of being forgotten, it would have been something like heroes, not sharks; sharks are hard to forget when they’re a-nibbling on your toes.

    Comment by Steve — August 10, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

  7. I think there’s a little something everyone’s missing here. The list of teams they beat are the same as the ones they’ve played. They are undefeated so far in the season. The heroes that Frazz thinks the kid is speaking about might just be their team, which as others have said is like the “Who’s on first” nature of the comic.

    Comment by bAT L. — August 11, 2007 @ 5:53 am

  8. Heroes in comics and cartoons used to be very simply defined: they had a clear-cut moral code and fought the equally defined yet opposite bad guys. It was all very black-and-white and you knew where they stood. Heroes these days really are more complex, showing shades of gray and having darker personality traits.

    Comment by eeyore19 — August 15, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

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