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October 31, 2007

Tell Me About the Ribbits

Matt Paretsky: Near as I can tell, this is heading towards the Arlo page. I guess once Samantha kisses her boyfriend, the costume comes off?

Personally, I’m stumped by the mixed metaphor: Is there a significance to witches kissing frogs?


  1. Actually, I immediately thought of the Arlo page because of Samantha’s phallic nose. Then the nose combined with the tone of the last frame (and their need for total privacy) led my brain straight into Arlo-land…

    Comment by Laurie Wylie — October 31, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  2. Yeah, straight to the Arlo page – frogs have very long tongues…for catching flies!

    Comment by bookwyrm — October 31, 2007 @ 3:40 am

  3. I’m with Bill–I thought the princess was supposed to kiss the frog and turn him into Prince Charming…? I don’t seem to remember a witch in that fairy tale.

    Comment by Stupendous Girl — October 31, 2007 @ 9:49 am

  4. The real question is WHERE is she going to kiss him ?

    Comment by Nicole — October 31, 2007 @ 10:35 am

  5. Wasn’t it the witch that turned the prince into a frog in the first place?

    On the other hand, it does sort of remind me of the pet sex frogs joke.

    Comment by Lola — October 31, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

  6. I haven’t been keeping up with Safe Havens for awhile, ever since I moved to a city that doesn’t feature it in its paper, but I’ve see in as a fairly tame, cute, “family-friendly” strip. I can’t really imagine an Arlo-ish interpretation to any of its punchlines.

    Comment by Cedar — October 31, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

  7. The only arlo-ish interpretation is maybe the Princess thought it was an invite to a threesome to complete the “fairytale,” but I seriously doubt it. 99.9% of all Arlo-worthy material is saved for Herdthinners, and even then it barely hits PG.

    Comment by Rasheed — October 31, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

  8. Cedar,

    This is a great source for Safe Havens as well as lots of other comics that aren’t available (for free) elsewhere online:

    Comment by dd — October 31, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

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