Thanks to Brian in STL for this Lío. He mentions “The strip is in reruns, so this is originally from 2006.”
B&C have been going in for geezer / boomer / retro references a bit lately.
The sender of the Spy v Spy one remarks Prohias stopped drawing “Spy vs. Spy” in 1987, and died in 1998. § Wikipedia claims that the series is still “ongoing”, but I still wonder whether the character in the fourth panel would be recognized by anyone under the age of 50.
Meanwhile, back at the Zippy, more geezer callout action:
William Bendix was among the actors I came to know of from 1950s or early 60s television sitcoms or sometimes drama series ; and found out later had been minor or major movie stars in the 1940s or early 50s. Fred MacMurray, Donna Reed, Raymond Burr…
And from Brian in STL we have a synchronicity of Bill the Cat references:
From Brian in STL:
From Andréa, who says: Is it solar panels he doesn’t like, or just salespeople in general? Or is the cat giving Liō lessons on being assertive?
Just absurdism? Just horror? Something else? From Markus.
Both put by Andréa in the comments, and the second one was also submitted by Pete.
We can’t really blame the cartoonists, of course… but this is at least the second variation I’ve seen so far this week, and I’m sure there’ll be more.