Comic 249

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Bellyache of snowmanic proportions!

Link: Comic 249

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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, Steves Snowman

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

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

Number of panels: 10

Transcript

Panel 1

Beaver, Steve and the Christmas tree lie 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 Amazon.co.uk

Panel 5

Steve: "WEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!" While SWOOSHing 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.
Amazon.co.uk don't sell grit, but do sell three audio CDs with that title.

  • The last time Beaver and Steve played with pies it was in Comic 76, a guest strip by Joe Dunn
  • Steve's snowman still has his carrot nose, although it was burped out by Beaver's snowman in Comic 246.

References

Bah, Humbug is the phrase Ebenezer Scrooge use to express his disgust with Christmas traditions.

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