Link: Comic 237
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Title: little red riding Steve - part 2
Date: November 10, 2006
Summary: Steve is forced to eat Timmy the Turnip, who is saved by a woodcutter.
"Fin" style: Fin in pink capitals with F chopped in half, top half lying on the floor.
Number of panels: 9
The Woodcutter KICK!s the door in and WHAMM!s the hinges off.
Woodcutter: "Never fear! For I, a kindly woodcutter, have heard your cries for help!"
Woodcutter: "I'll soon save you from..."
The Woodcutter looks on as Steve struggles and RGGLL!s with Timmy the Turnip.
Timmy the Turnip: "Eat me!"
Timmy the Turnip: "Digest my starchy flesh!"
Woodcutter consults his Woodcutters Handbook.
Timmy the Turnip (off, right): "Bring forth the amylase!"
Steve SWALLOW!s Timmy the Turnip, except for an arm sticking out of his mouth.
The Woodcutters book shows two pages:
- GOOD - images of Little Red Riding Hood, One of the Three Little Pigs, a fairy and a Mallard Duck.
- BIG / BAD - images of The Big Bad Wolf, a panda, an ogre and a witch.
Having failed to find Steve in his book, the Woodcutter SHRUGs and CHOP!s Steve in half, revealing Timmy the Turnip.
Timmy the Turnip: "Hey! Some of us are trying to be dissolved in gastric juices here!"
The Woodcutter holds Timmy the Turnip up in the classic Hamlet / Yorick pose.
Woodcutter: "There, you're safe now, little... uh... girl?"
Timmy the Turnip: "My how big and strong you are..."
Timmy the Turnip: "You must have to eat a carefully balanced diet..."
Woodcutter: "Of course"
Timmy the Turnip: "Swoon!"
The Woodcutter and Timmy the Turnip leave through the smashed door, leaving Steve's dismembered corpse on the threshold.
Timmy the Turnip: "I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship..."
Woodcutter: "Perhaps it is time this old woodsman found someone to share his lonely old cottage with..."
Timmy the Turnip: "How about you invite me round... For dinner..."
Beaver appears, holding a frilly nightcap.
Beaver: "Steve! What's the front door doing off its hinges? And why does my nightcap smell of turnips? Honestly, I get a little cold and the whole place goes to pot."
Steve: "Sorry Beaver"
Beaver: "And please don't leave your severed abdomen lying around. Someone could trip over it."
Steve reaches into his severed abdomen and pulls out a cup cake.
Steve: "Oh, hey! This thing is full of food!"
- Pandas appear in Woodcutters Handbooks as Big/Bad.
- Steve doesn't appear to digest his food at all as he can retrieve uneaten cup cakes from his innards.
- Steve is able to survive dismemberment as well as all the other things that previously should have killed him.
- When the turnip refers to the Woodsman having him over for dinner, this is a reference to the famous line from The Silence of the Lambs by Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter
- The line "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" is a reference to the final line from Casablanca by Rick Blaine