1. Mother Goose is chastising her dog for wandering off and doing something he shouldn’t be doing. In this case what he shouldn’t be doing is going to the other track and busking. Especially not with an accordian.

    … or Mike Peters is losing it.

  2. … to elaborate….

    I think this is a case is in a location and starts hamming it up as what someone in the location would do. For instance if they were walking by a jail Grimm would break out into a dramatic jailbird scene; or if they were walking be a stage theater Grimm would break out into a caricature of the Drama Queen having dressing room moment. Mother Goose being the straight person will primly chastise Grimm for the embarrassing outburst of unbridled id. … In this case Grimm is imitating a busker.

    Or Mike Peters has lost it.

  3. I can see the logic of Grimm busking and of Miz Goose having a funny reaction to it. What I can’t get past is, how did he get to the other side of the track?

  4. Usual John — if they’re electric trains powered by overhead wires, or trains pulled by a locomotive that carries its own energy, there wouldn’t be anything stopping him from just walking over there — the tracks would just be, y’know, there, on the ground to walk over. You only have those really big gaps that you can’t traverse when you’ve got a powered third rail situation going on. It’s hard to judge angle or scale on that art, but it looks like that’s not one of those things where the platform is way, way higher than the tracks.

  5. I think it’s a subway with a third rail. You don’t want to walk near those. The platform would be fairly high. From time to time people fall over the platform edge and have to be rescued.

    As pointed out, the leash across the gap would be problematic with an onrushing subway train.

  6. I was once at a Bart station a sparse weekend. We were all bored waiting for the train and a guy was goofing around with basket ball. It rolled away from him and fell into the track. And he casually walked over and jumped down, got the ball, and climbed out. I wanted to grab him by the collar and scream at him.

  7. Has it been established or suggested that MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM is set in San Francisco? I’m not saying it’s not; I have no clue. If it is set as a specific place, and not just as any random train station, then that would be useful to think about.

  8. I take the BART all the time, I’m from New York, and this looks a lot more like the New York subway than BART. BART doesn’t have station names on pillars, for one thing. Mostly the platform is between the tracks, the tracks aren’t between the platforms the way they are in New York.
    But I also wonder how Grimm got across the tracks on a leash.

  9. I WAS going to say that it’s probably one of those )_(*(*&%^%)(*) retractable leashes that are so dangerous and annoying, but I see that there is a regular looped handle. If you’re gonna leash a dog, it shouldn’t be so long that’s it’s useless.

  10. >Has it been established or suggested that MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM is set in San Francisco?

    What? I assumed that was a New York Subway. The Iron Girding and the nature of the rails…. It doesn’t look at *all* like a BART Station (BART stations all look like what people in the 70’s that the future would look like) and… Oh, the 24th street station was a reference to a BART station. I assumed it was a reference to a New York Subway stop. Is there a 24 street? Is it a play on 42nd street.

    (Google… 23rd Street stations….)

    I don’t know if it’s established whether it takes place in New York either.

    I only told the story because of the talk of the third rail. That it took place in a BART station (North Berkeley… June 2nd, 2013. 11:07 AM) is not particularly relevant.

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