4/25/2007

Comic Dissection: Broom Hilda...


Broom Hilda is the spiritual leader of the modern Wiccan movement. Through her tireless efforts, it is now one of the fastest growing religions today. In light of her accomplishments, I've decided to spend some time studying one of her strips.

In the first panel we are made aware of a medical report. This usually signals that there is serious news awaiting us. Turns out, Irwin, a sort of "Captain Caveman"-like creature, but without the club, has been diagnosed as being bipolar. The natural reaction by most people would be shock and concern. Bipolar disorder is characterized by dramatic moodswings, from extremely happy to extremely angry or depressed. You can see from the look in Broom Hilda's eyes, she's at a loss. Just as we are about to start fearing the worst for poor Irwin, Gaylord informs us that his bipolarity only ranges between happy and happier. Now, I would contend that this is not what most people would consider bipolar disorder. However, I am not a clinical psychologist and will defer to those more qualified than I. If it turns out that I was right, I will expect a thorough apology from the people at Broom Hilda for making me worry needlessly.

9 comments:

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

There is nothing funny about Bipolar Disorder, but the same is true for Broom Hilda.

I guess it evens out.

kat said...

Please analyze more comic strips! That was great.

(But no more Broome Hilda - for the love of us all!)

Flannery Alden said...

This comic is about as funny as the jokes on Laffy Taffy.

Frank Sirmarco said...

I bet Irwin goes crazy, cuts off Broom Hilda's head, and bathes in her blood (while Gaylord roasts on a spit in the front yard).

vikkitikkitavi said...

Chris, you discovered a veritible blogging mother lode.

I hope I didn't miss your take on Hagar.

Skylers Dad said...

Please take on the subject of why Blonde and Dagwood have lasted as long as they have with 2 jokes:

Dagwood is late and runs over the mailman.

Dagwood makes a big fucking sandwich.

Flannery Alden said...

Can you also tackle the inscrutable Beetle Bailey?

Thanks!

Chris said...

Randy- How Zen!

Kat- You got it! Don't worry. No more Broom Hilda.

Flann- That is not very funny.

Frank- How's that children's book coming?

Vikki- Hagar is in my sights. Have no fear.

SD- Blondie will make an appearance, I'm sure.

Flann- I've been scouring Beetle Bailey for just the right one.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Irwin actually predates Captain Caveman, Hanna and Barbera are lucky they didn't get sued.