We all knew this day would come: the first appearance of Rick!
This was written after I had visited his house, where he had one of those bird clocks. He had recently been given it as a gift. It was still new enough that when it went off it startled him terribly and caused him to momentarily wonder if a bird had gotten into his house. I enjoyed that clock. I’d never want one, but I enjoyed him having it.
Note from Missy: Yay! Rick! (Quite possibly the first time those two words have been said in combination.) Also, I feel like the joke in panel 1 is an homage to Seinfeld and the “Moops.” Yes?
Answer from Scott: Yes.