Even setting aside the fact that The Giving Tree is possibly the most objectionable children’s book that doesn’t have any Berenstain Bears in it, what’s the joke here? And why this book?
If anything, I’d think Spook would prefer The Count of Monte Cristo.
The irony, of course, is that if this strip were written today, it would have been published just in time for Silverstein’s birthday.
This actually makes less sense the more I think about it.
- Now he’s sick because the pier isn’t moving??
- Was he always the highest-ranking officer? Even in the context of a comic strip, I’m not sure how we can accept both that and the fact that Id still exists.
A reference to this…
… except the joke is that Rodney’s more attracted to a woman who looks like himself in drag?