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1. Join the Fun
You may win a nice prize
Now, look what you’ve done
It’s too hard to explain, Elmo
I need every book you’ve got on empty nest syndrome
You said you knew what it meant and you don’t
But is this how I really look?
Wow, Slick, that’s real slickThere must be a way to stop your arms flapping around like that
2. I Earn Every Bite
So, what does that tell you?
Laughing exercises all 32 muscles in your face
The final innings against your team’s biggest rival
Mr. Trump has so much to teach us, doesn’t he, Dad?
Rats. It’s probably that round headed poet
Uh, Bruck, Derek. Come on, guys, you’re supposed to be checking for drugs and weapons
I just caught Mr. Bumstead red-handed
If it’s called daylight savings time
Will you save some time for me?Why are we asking him for directions?
3. Lies Ahead
But if you can’t file with the principal, LuAnn
Who can you file with?
I want to get pretty before I go back to the hospital
And just exactly who is “we”, you little rat?
Are you sure a thousand dollars is enough?
Dog Proof? I think not
What makes you think mud is healthy?
I call them her buns of steel
From the leftovers of their meals,
Maeve has been saving scraps of lard—
Enough to hold a key’s impression,
Landscape is the greenhouse of the soul
Because he’s calling from across the streetI, however, play the course less taken
You missed the big battle Lucky Eddie. Where were you?
Not mine. You’ll make my fake tan all streaky
Tonight’s top story is my contract has been renewed
Coach didn’t want me to tell you, but the bus is about the leave
Mr. Eyepatch’s shrink, guru and surrogate Daddy.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could get him to talk?
OK boys, then you can cook your own supper
This isn’t the beginning. This is the ending
They enjoy a lot of the same foods as us
Let’s form some protein symphony reactionary teens
Who continued to sin throughout the night
The worm took me to an early birdCheer up, Fuzz. I’m sure Snoopy couldn’t do it the first time either
4. Invasion of the Belly Snatchers
I’m on the couch
I’m fluffing up the pillow
I shouldn’t have to scream about it more than once
There wasn’t any water in the pool
Hey, know any “Hootie and the Blowfish?”
With my honor intact I start my day
Do you really believe Harrison would say, “Yes, Lu Ann, I showed you that porno video on purpose to
watch your shocked face. It made me laugh to see you squirm. Oh, and by the way, I’m the one who
made that obscene phone call to you and put the naked doll on your desk.”I wanted to observe them unnoticed
Could I have the key to my cell
I’m taking my beauty bath
Cause I don’t act like a boy
Must’ve been the midnight express
With its 200 trillion slugpower engine,
The slugmobile races toward the gleaming city...
You’ll be all you can be when I say you’re all you can be
Is it really worth all this trouble just to walk a few blocksIf I wanted a fixer-upper, I’d keep the house I’m in
5. Howard Stern Free Zone
Oh, no, not the silent treatment
I’m walking my pet ant
Do the hex and I’ll give you a raise
We award the plaintiff $20 million and the jury $2 million
Find six differences between these two panels
He forgot to look both ways before crossing
Bell a set
Sell a lob
It’s enough to make a man sickThey put up this sign to keep the tourists away
Unidentified fried object
According to your crystal ball, your life will change
The “Stone of Destiny,” the ancestral rock of Caledonia shall this day be ours
It’s our regular Sunday group
Here’s your list of fake acronyms for the staff meeting
Fetch the ball, Odie
You’re six. You can talk and read and sing.
You can swim and count and ride a bike
So, compared to a brand-new baby you’re extra special
Golfers enjoy the game more when they feel guilty
I must say, the real satisfaction in cartooning
Comes from sharing one’s work with others
Sorry, Mate, I don’t know exactly—Most of the time I just ignore it
6. The Noodle with a Knife in It
And the neck flies
Quick, get the magic marker
What’s the surprise?
Your mother tried to call
So, I hung up
They’re boring, they’re loud, they’re annoying
And they can’t take a hint
Someone should notify the Audubon Society
About me and my big mouth
Hey, it’s heckling Sunday
I miss my capacity for outrage
One of us is a cheap, lying, unscrupulous weasel
As I’ve said before,
Never take a shortcut through a miniature golf course
Please come again after I’m dead
Time sure crawls when you’re waiting for the pizza delivery guy
You weren’t saving those, were you?
You’d probably need ‘em later to kick yourself with
Or I could gently tap each one on the shoulder. Naah
Yee-ha. I won five front-row tickets to comptroller mud wrestling
It’s our most popular exercise machine—
A TV without a remote control
Take me back to my childhood and leave me there
First letter, second letter, first letter, third letter, third letter, second letter
Dogs can do a lot of things birds can’t do
I need the number for Doctor Kevorkian
Look at you, you lazy lump
Gentlemen, start your forks
If a little lamb is a lambkin, what is a little sleep?
He had two hours in the pool
And now he’s wrinkled
Tom? Who’s Tom? I’m Ernie, Ernie Neidermeyer
Lord, why did you have to make me so hateful
That sounds like our old cuckoo clock up in the attic
I wonder if I’m too old to emigrate?
I paid her a commission to leave the storeOK, Otis, look cute.
7. The Reason Wile E. Coyote Hated Hospitals
You can tell a person by the sound of their walk
You’re a lot of fun, plus, you can’t talk
This is deep background
He’s sleeping as fast as he can
See, these are magic fingers
There are free goodies in the broken room
I’m never taking you through the car wash again
He’s blowing on a little flame to get the sticks going
Yeah, I hardly recognize myself without a bow tie
Who is that guy anyway? Just get rid of him
Is it my fault parsley doesn’t grow wild in this neighborhood?
The phrase “show no mercy” is understood by all
Contextually. Dad says you like bugles because you’re always tooting your own horn
I need to head-bang while I’m geeking, so I hope you’re cool with that
They’re totally non-violent, educational, earth-friendly,
Unisex and designed to promote cooperative play.
Commercialization is the cornerstone of our societyDo turtles have souls?
We can make photocopier ink last longer by adding water to it
You’re right he won’t fetch
What’s wrong with dog lips
How about raw numbers?
I count 13 steps leading up to the scaffold
Well, I could have dried up like a prune
No, the dress doesn’t make you look fat
I suppose you’re going to hold me to that promise
They have feelings, too
The catapults soon resumed their volley
Why don’t we stay in here for while
I’ll have the chameleon
No, no! The tough get going this way
Someone has to be a policeman to insure altruism
Keep it short, keep it feasible, keep it simple
A million-dollar wish doesn’t go as far as it used to
We’re not playing a game; we’re producing a big budget eventAn’ Dad didn’t have to use any bait.
9. “Poppa Loved Momma / Momma Loved Men / Momma’s in the Graveyard / Poppa’s in the Pen”
From now on we’ll nurture the passion
Of our rebellious employees
And form strategies around them
Here we have some junk mail with your name on it
Quit jabbering and fire that sucker up
Wow, is that pathetic
I swallowed the toy whistle in my breakfast cereal
My own kid despised me until I bought…
The news is so depressing
But can’t we strip bare their lies only on weekends?
May I speak to the man of the house?
It’s hopeless, MomProbably a tire company or something.