Okay, so Barney and Consuela are aware they’re comic strip characters, which alone doesn’t make a punchline. What’s the joke, then?
(And of course if mentioning Dagwood and his signature sandwich were actually copyright infringement, that ship’s already sailed)
Just the final panel.
Are we supposed to interpret “sly” as “clever” (which really doesn’t work in this context)?
This one’s over on the Arlo Page.
The “willpower” line doesn’t really make sense to me. The fact that the legless mannequin is saying it, even less so.
Hopefully this wasn’t drawn just to be an illustration to an article (and then posted online independently).