'Sally Worth'? Now Taking Your Fave Cartoon Mash-Ups
Morning, Cartoon Nation...
Today, I laughed with -- and decidely not at -- "Sally Forth." The reason: The mish-mashup of the would-be band name "REM Speedwagon."
Once I got past the startling possibilities of Mikey Stipe warbling "Keep On Loving You," I began to consider: What greatly creative mashups could grace the comics pages? Here is Comic Riffs's official Top Five list. We welcome your suggestions for great cartoon mashups, too.
1. "TANK & ERNEST": "Tank McNamara" can be satirically clever at times, but often readers must wade through a slew of verbiage to get to the punch. On the flip side, "Frank & Ernest" is rarely CLEVER-clever but has the good sense to be pithy about it. In this "new" feature, Tank's long-winded locker-room reports could be cut short by sidekick Ernest's punning. The best -- or worst -- of both worlds!
2. "PEAMUTTS": Charles "Sparky" Schulz personally blessed Patrick McDonnell's "Mutts" when it launched. So it's only right and true that Snoopy mingle with Mooch on a regular basis. Warm fuzzies all around? Yesplease!
3. "GET FRAZZY": Who better to spice up Frazz's philosophical meanderings than Bucky "Cut to the Chase" Katt, who does not suffer philosophers gladly unless they be named McManx.
4. "LITTLE ORPHAN LUANNIE": Who better to teach Daddy Warbucks's little girl the ways of the world than Luann, who seems to be maturing by the week? Annie may know how to belt out "Tomorrow," but Luann can provide an adolescent lesson in what that sexed-up tomorrow of teendom will LOOK like. Plus, perhaps Greg Evans can at last provide poor Annie with some actual pupils. Those peepers STILL creep us out!
5. "BLOOMSBURY": A brand-new strip starring a penguin who inadvertently borrows a couple of concepts from the established "Doonesbury." Wai,t whoops -- this has already been done? Umm...nevermind.
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