Today’s cartoon is what we in the industry (and by industry I mean business, and by business I mean, show business) call a “bridge.” A bridge is our technical term for, “We have no joke, but we have to push the storyline along.” “Uh-oh,” does not a punch line make. At best, it’s a barely marginal dramatic tease for the hilarity to come — tomorrow, or maybe the day after, or maybe…
You can’t win the lottery if you don’t play. And you can’t find out if we’ve turned into “Mary Worth Meets Mark Trail to Help Hammy Give Dating Advice to the Girls in Apartment 3-G” if you don’t keep reading.*
Over the Hedge: Hand waving our way past awkward unfunny narrative transitions since 1995.
*Never tear a hole in the fabric of the universe on the first date.