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Posted at 6:00 AM ET, 09/12/2008

The Morning Line: The Envelope, Please, for the Riffy Awards...

By Michael Cavna

Time once again, boys and girls, for the week's Riffy Awards.

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1. FAVORITE BALLOON: All week, "Agnes" has featured the costumed classroom exploits of Wellness Woman. Today, Agnes's second-panel rejoinder to her teacher is: "A better question is, what are we going to do about that less-than-stellar hip to waist ratio you have going on down there?" Just goes to show: Agnes may be brave, but Wellness Woman is fearless.

2. FAVORITE WORDPLAY: The right-leaning Bucky Katt has dug his claws deep into the McCain bandwagon, leading to today's confusion between Sarah Palin and Monty Python comic Michael Palin. And the coup-de-kicker is Satchel's last-panel mangling of the famed Python film title. Huzzahs, Darb.

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3. FAVORITE CULTURAL REFERENCE: In yesterday's "Speed Bump," a coupla cowboys are listening to Ennio "Spaghetti Western" Morricone on their mobile devices.

The gag was not bad, but really, we just dig Ennio Morricone.

What are your choices for the Riffys -- or thumbs-down Miffys? Your picks go here...

By Michael Cavna  | September 12, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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PbS all week. And that Hi & Lois tie-in was great. (For any who missed it, when Rat said this is a plot you won't see in Hi & Lois, it was in Hi & Lois that day.)

And, "to ebay or not to ebay" was pretty good. It's not every day you find Shakespeare and Pig* Latin.

* no offense, Sarah Palin

Posted by: f2 | September 12, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Agreed, Pearls Before Swine for the win!

How about this shocker: Sam Driver (of Judge Parker) managed to drive to Carefree Arizona with out stopping for gas! I thought that would be a 2 day delay in this otherwise fast paced week...I mean, only 4 days to cover the distance between Phoenix suburbs? Breathtaking...

Posted by: JkR | September 12, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I love PBS, but I love Wellness Woman too. And Agnes in general.

Posted by: buggit | September 12, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I loved Get Fuzzy today, but Pearls's invocation of Clapton was inspired cartooning, mon.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | September 12, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

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