Okay, there are clearly a lot of geezer-worthy references, and interlocking backstories. But no, I can’t make sense of most of the remarks.
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:
P.S. This Zippy has in the meantime received the Arnold Zwicky professional treatment.
P.P.S. Here’s that word ‘serf’ again:
I just like this, more than I can defend.
A photo-OY, from Facebook group “Daily Pun”
Here’s a funny pun from Boise Ed:
The dancer’s foot-across move in the last panel seems like just the right punctuation to signal a punch line, much like a rim shot. (Have there been tap-dancing stand-up-comedy acts?)
Picked this one up from Arnold Zwicky’s blog, where there is a full description and analysis.
And I just was watching Beanie Feldstein.
(Not a CIDU) But is it a valid claim?
It may or may not be a don’t-understand, but no doubt it is a puzzle.
Some more covid (in)consistency comics.
Here the “consistency” issue arises when the character watches old movies.
Dreams also needs to be consistent!
A GoComics commenter commented: ” Nancy (the strip) has had a bit of an uneasy relationship with the pandemic. I don’t think masks have been needed in the same way they were in, say, Arlo and Janis or Luann or Betty, but it makes it a little weird when they’re needed for the joke.”
It took me (Winter Wallaby) an exceptionally long time to parse the sequence of events in this strip.