Comic 249

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Bellyache of snowmanic proportions!

Link: Comic 249

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: 'snow joke - part 5

Date: January 2, 2007

Summary: Intestinal gift exchanges lead to an unexpected esacpe from the snowman.

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Snowman

Onomatopoeias used: "SWOOSH", "HISS", "CRACKLE", "BLOIK", "SPLOOSH", "TWITCH"

"Fin" style: Snowmen, wins hats scarfs and corncob pipes

Number of panels: 10


Panel 1

Beaver, Steve and the Christmas tree lay slumped in the belly of the snowman.

Panel 2

Beaver: "Oh well, at least we can still open our Christmas presents! Here's one for you!"

Steve: "Oh! Presents!"

Panel 3

Steve: "Oh! Grit! How did you know?"
Beaver: "Let's just say a little bird told me..."

Panel 4

2 Weeks Earlier...
Beaver: "Hmmm...." While reading Steve's wishlist on

Panel 5

Steve: "WEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!" While SMOOSHing the open bucket of grit into the air.
Beaver: "Careful Steve! You'll spill it!"

Panel 6

The dropped bucket of grit HISSes and CRACKLEs on the ground.
Beaver: "See Steve, this is why you can't have nice things."
Steve: "Oop."

Panel 7

Snowman: "Oh dear..." While holding his BLOIKing belly.

Panel 8

Snowman: "I'm meltiiiing!" As his belly ruptures with a SPLOOOSH and sends Beaver and Steve flying out in a jet of water.

Panel 9

Beaver: "We did it! We're free! Christmas is saved!"
Steve: "Yay! Mincepies all round!"
Snowman: "Bah, Humbug"

Panel 10

Steve notices his TWITCHing snowman on the ground, apparently having come out of Beaver's snowman's belly.
Steve: "And look! My snowman came alive too! This is the best Christmas ever!"
Steve's Snowman: "Kiiill meee..."
Steve: "Merry Christmas Everyone!"

Fun Facts

  • Grit happens to be minute rough granules, as of sand or stone.

Spreading grit on snow is a common practice to stop from slipping - though it's not known for it's melting abilities.

  • The last time Beaver and Steve played with pies it was in Comic 76, a guest strip by Joe Dunn


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