I understand in general terms the idea of one or two “throwaway” panels for syndicated Sunday comics. This DSOH seems to have two separate ones. Then goes on to a main comic, which to me looks like two more disconnected jokes — first a typical short-form Horace meta joke (and pretty good!), then finally an extended narrative joke (complete CIDU!). So … what’s up with these?
Just to be clear:
A word play OY:
A one-step pun:
A typical-for-Horace signifier/reality meta joke:
And a “Huh? Wha?” narrative:
Would you cut it up differently? Or see it as more unified? Or have better explanations?