Thursday, October 6, 2016

It's the Great Pumpkin, Elder Brown

Today's gag comes from faithful reader Klinton H.

As I was drawing it I wondered if I shouldn't draw the missionaries from the shoulders down with nothing but trombone sounding "Wah-wahs" coming from their mouths. But then I figured they were closer to 18 than 20 so I kept them in the frame.

The comic also got me thinking about other notoriously late characters in history that could stand up the missionaries in future gags, but I figured a joke about Samuel Beckett's existential play Waiting for Godot might be too obscure for my audience.*

*Incidentally, Beckett's play premiered in 1953 while Schulz's great pumpkin was first introduced in 1959. Apparently, the 1950s were a time of great anxiety.


  1. Maybe we can get him to show up at the ward trunk-or-treat!

  2. Have you thought of them wearing costumes on Halloween and saying that it will help them be able to teach someone, yet they are going door to door?

  3. Actually, Arie, I saw "Waiting for Godet" in Cedar City, years ago, and I still wouldn't get it! Lucy