Link: Comic 24
Title: going to the zoo zoo zoo - part 2 2 2
Date: November 19, 2004
Summary: Beaver and Steve encounter just the cutest panda at the zoo!
Number of panels: 11
Beaver and Steve are standing at a barrier.
Beaver: Look Steve! Panda!
A panda is sitting on the ground with a stick of bamboo and looking glum. "MEW"
Beaver: Isn't he just the cutest!
Steve, looking mighty unamused: Rumble rumble... stupid no good pandas...
Glum panda tilts head in a questioning manner. "MEW" "MEW"
Steve, looking downright angry: ...Sittin' there with his fancy bamboo...
Panda NYEM NYEM's on his fancy bamboo. "MEW"
Steve, climbing over the barrier: That's it! I'm going in there!
Beaver, stopping him: Steve! Wait!
Beaver, pointing at a sign: Look!
Sign shows a person punching a panda's lights out. Caption on the sign: PLEASE do not punch the pandas
Steve looks surprised to see the sign.
Steve, angrily addressing the panda: OK Panda, you win this round but next time you won't be so lucky. Next time the day will be MINE.
The panda MEW's questioningly.
a zoom in on the panda's eyes. MEW
This is the first appearance of a panda in Beaver and Steve and where we learn of Steve's seemingly irrational hatred of them (but we're sure Steve has a perfectly legitimate reason).