I think it started with Edda Burber (special snowflake from 9 Chickweed Lane) being contracted as a “butt model” for a clothing line (her fellow ballerina was contracted as a “face model” for the same company, as it was determined that Edda had a voice uniquely suited for radio).
Suddenly, Edda is contracted as a model for all of her bits. Why? It’s my contention that when she’s flashing her breasts, butt, legs and/or hoo-hoo, no one’s paying one rat’s ass worth of attention to her face.
One of the faithful at the Comics Curmudgeon attempted to corroborate this theory thus:
Baka Gaijin, CC’s resident clown-o-phobe, wasn’t so sure. Further testing was necessary. Hence:
I believe that the jury is still out, but I think the original clown is way, way cuter.
It was a good year for seasonally-appropriate holiday greetings in the comics. Even Mary Worth took a day off of her investigative sleuthing to serve Christmas dinner to her family as an imperiled missing child is about to be spirited away again by her kidnapper.
I would’ve expected you to be able to multi-task so much better than that.