I do tend to use a lot of TV and movie quotes in conversation. Even more commonly, I’ll compare whatever I’m talking about to things I remember from TV shows or movies. In the animated Transformers movie, there were these Transformers called Junkions, that could only communicate through copied snippets of TV and radio broadcasts. I’m a lot like them.
It’s not often that you see an explanation that is an example of the very thing it’s explaining.
But what am I doing? I didn’t write this comic, Missy did. We should see if she has any comment.
Missy’s comments: What I find most fascinating is how everything in this strip is still true, 8 years later. Tim Gunn is still rocking Project Runway with high-value words. Shopping at Costco is still a crowded nightmare. Scott still speaks in TV and movie quotes on the regular, and he’s still regularly dying in video games. :)
I do remember when this first ran, readers took issue with the “Alcoholic or not” in the first panel narration, and thought I meant that only alcoholic people played drinking games. (When what I meant was that the drinks could be alcoholic in nature, or not.) It made me have even more respect for how much tight editing Scott always had to do to get stuff to fit in these tiny panels.