Comic 164

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Steve's dream come true (sort of)

Link: Comic 164

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: Beaver and Steve go on holiday - part 2

Date: March 17, 2006

Summary: Steve takes his first "plane" flight.

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Giant Pigeon, Flight Attendant, Air Controller

Onomatopoeias used: "COO", "CLIK!", "GLOOP", "THROB!", "POP!", "MAGIC!", "MAGIC!", "PEK!", "FLAPP!", "COOO!"

Number of panels: 7


Panel 1

Beaver and Steve are climbing the steps to their plane.
Beaver: "So Steve, are you nervous about your first flight?"
Steve: "Pscha! I am afraid of nothing!"

Panel 2

Beaver and Steve approach their plane, which is a giant COOing pigeon.
Beaver: "I'm glad to hear it - though i must admit that I'm feeling a little uneasy myself for some reason..."
Steve: "These steps are awfully high up..."

Panel 3

Beaver and Steve take their seats inside the plane. Steve has a GLOOP-y substance stuck to his hand, and a THROB!ing artery can be seen in the foreground.
Flight Attendant: "Here are your seats, enjoy your flight! Tee Hee!"
Beaver: "So what do you think of the inside of your first plane?"
Steve: "It's a little more... mucussy than I imagined..."

Panel 4

A sign above the cockpit door reads "No smoking." Another sign reads "No spells."
Steve: "I felt a bump! The wings have fallen off! We're going to crash! We're going to crash!"
Beaver: "We haven't taken off yet..."
Steve: "DOOM!"
Flight Attendant: (demonstrates) "...And in the event of an emergency please use the pixie dust under your seat to wish yourself to safety..."

Panel 5

Air Controller: "Flight PGN01, you are cleared for take-off!"
Air Controller: "Tee-Hee!"

Panel 6

Beaver: "Settle down Steve, people do this every day. It's really quite safe."
Pigeon PEK!s the ground.
Air Controller: "Hm.."
Steve: "Actually I guess this isn't so bad after all..."

Panel 7

Flight attendant: "Shooo!"
Pigeon takes off, FLAPP!ing its wings and COOO!ing.
Steve: "DEATH!"
Steve: "Ooh - Free peanuts!"

Fun Facts

Pixies often fly inside pigeons.
Steve is afraid of flying.


The pigeon was first seen in Steve's dream in Comic 135.
The giant pigeon is probably a reference to passenger pigeons, a bird species that was hunted to extinction.

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