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Arlo & Janis Comic Strip - Mayberry (Read 3401 times)
Dec 9th, 2011 at 7:11pm

Squad Car   Offline

 
What a wonderful surprise!  My favorite comic strip is "Arlo & Janis".  I've been reading it for years.  This following strip ran the other day.  Turns out, the artist who does the strip, Jimmy Johnson, is a TAGS fan!

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Then here is what he wrote on his website today in regards to the TAGS strip:

"I was pleasantly surprised by the response to yesterday’s Arlo & Janis, the CSI: Mayberry cartoon. Maybe I shouldn’t have been. I know for a fact lots of people fondly remember the classic television comedy—meaning the black and white episodes featuring Don Knotts, of course. To this day, there are friends to whom I remember myself with the phrase “Gomer says, Hey!” (to which the proper response is, “Hey to Gomer.”) My bona fides in this area is solid. Buddies and I were charter members of the Otis Campbell Chapter of the Andy Griffith Rerun-Watchers Club when I lived in Jackson, Mississippi, not long before I dreamed up Arlo & Janis. You can imagine how ground-floor we had to be to snag that chapter name! That was about the last club I joined. "

The Otis Campbell Chapter!  How about that?!

You can see it and read it at arloandjanis.com

 
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Reply #1 - Dec 9th, 2011 at 9:04pm

SWFLguy   Offline
Mr. Schwump rocks !
SW FL

 
Funny tribute the TAGS.
 
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Reply #2 - Dec 10th, 2011 at 10:03pm

widow bradshaw   Offline
I Thought you was the
widow Bradshaw!
Carolina

 
cool! Grin
 
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Reply #3 - Dec 13th, 2011 at 8:05am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
Honestly, I'm not sure a non-TAGS fan would have gotten the joke.

heh, heh.

I s'pect Jimmy Johnson is one of ours.

Wink
 
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Reply #4 - Dec 15th, 2011 at 8:50pm

juaneets head to feet   Offline
You wear your uniform,
and I'll wear my uniform!
Oklahoma

 
Neato!
 

Cockadoodle doo!  Cockadoodle doo!
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Reply #5 - Dec 21st, 2011 at 5:50am

Bobby Fleet   Offline
He's one of them joke
crackers, Ange!

 
Pierre wrote on Dec 13th, 2011 at 8:05am:
Honestly, I'm not sure a non-TAGS fan would have gotten the joke.


Yea, they wouldn't have gotten the specific reference to the Cow Thief episode.  But I think the fact that the investigation involves tracking a cow makes the CSI: Mayberry reference funny to a person without specific TAGS knowledge.

It is neat to see that in a comic strip an know you have some inside knowledge of the reference that most probably don't.
 
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Reply #6 - Dec 21st, 2011 at 8:05pm

StrangerInTown   Offline
Everything's OK in Mayberry!

 
This is great, thanks for sharing! I have always enjoyed Arlo and Janis myself.
 
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Reply #7 - Jan 4th, 2012 at 1:03pm

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
Bobby Fleet wrote on Dec 21st, 2011 at 5:50am:
It is neat to see that in a comic strip an know you have some inside knowledge of the reference that most probably don't.


Would that be called an "Inside Joke"?  Wink
 
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