Commercial Burnout

Poor Gralen.  He’s just walking down the street, whistling a happy tune, when he is witness to the bizarre spectacle of commercials coming to life right before his eyes.  And it affects him so much, seeing these people just up and break into advertising jingles, that he needs to see a psychiatrist.

I guess that is what you get when you watch too much tv as a kid.

I know this one is really hard to read, since I just seemed to cram the words into their text bubbles wherever they would fit, so I’d better do a play-by-play on what is going on:  First, Gralen is whistling, that’s pretty evident.  Then he sees an old man, who after buying a bottle of Coke, breaks into the old 70’s commercial and sings, “Coke adds life, to everything….”
This startles Gralen, who says, “Whew, people are crazy!”
He then witnesses a man buying a bottle of Pepsi from a little kiosk(and clerk) that looks a lot like the one that sold Coke. Hmmmm.
Anyway, the man breaks into song, and is joined by a bunch of other people(who knows where they came from) in singing the 70’s Pepsi jingle, “Join the Pepsi people, feeling free, feeling free….”
This apparently is too much for even a talking dinosaur to handle, so in the last two panels, Gralen is discussing these incidents with his psychiatrist, saying “I don’t know if it’s real or if I’m seeing things, but they looked real….”  The psychiatrist is giving his best concerned face and saying “Hmmmm”, while Gralen continues relaying the story in the last panel, where we see a shot of the sign on the door which confirms that Bill Shims is indeed a psychiatrist.   Gralen trails off saying, “And then a guy started….” and continues right off the page.

The State Of Television

Isn’t this just the state of television today… and yesterday?!
It seems you can’t watch anything anymore without there being a lot of “bleep bleeps”.

In case this comic is hard to read:  The dialogue from the tv says:  “We now return to Scared Straight.  Note:  The crude language will be cut out.”  Then “bleeps” and more “bleeps”.  “We thank you for joining in with us for “Scared Straight.