This comment on gocomics cracked me up.
So… The death of Mr. Ranger Rick (along with the deaths of other celebrities) is mentioned here just to set up a so-so joke, or is there some truth to it.
(And yes, I’m aware that fictional characters can’t really die.)
In other words, “Is there any truth to your lie (that I know is a lie)?”
Maybe I should be worried when the comments are funnier than the cartoon.