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Old 10-14-2016, 01:48 PM
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What's the funniest single panel cartoon you've ever seen?

Here's mine:

An enormous favor

It cracks me up every single time.

which may say more about me than it says about humor, I admit
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Mine is the Far Side "No biscuit" one.

(Whenever I make a boneheaded mistake, I tell myself "Bad Karen! No biscuit!")
Old 10-14-2016, 01:57 PM
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Here's mine:

An enormous favor

It cracks me up every single time.

which may say more about me than it says about humor, I admit
That's hilarious.

One that alwys gets me is this one.

I'm not sure why. Just something about the way the peg-leg sailor is trying to out-top the guy with a peg HEAD just tickles me to no end.
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Oh, so many. But the Far Side with the woman standing in her living room, talking on the phone, "Yes. Uh-huh. Oh, Harry's fine. By the way, could you step outside and tell me what's in my front yard?" - and the window is filled with a giant eyeball.
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OK, an ancient boat has come ashore on an island populated by amazonian-looking women. The implication is that this is a band of Greek explorers. An "Odysseus-type" figure faces the presumed leader of the island and asks, "Lesbos, huh? So what do you girls do for fun around here...?"
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The Far Side's "Cat Fud." Which is still how I write it on my shopping lists.
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So many Far Side ones I can't even decide. It's like picking a favourite Beatles song.

Maybe the one with two praying mantis-like housewives (with cat glasses) in the living room. One, standing and wearing an apron, offers a tray of goodies to her friend, who responds with "Goodness Gladys, I couldn't. I just ate my young an hour ago."
Old 10-14-2016, 02:21 PM
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The Far Side's "Cat Fud." Which is still how I write it on my shopping lists.
That's a good one too. I like the dog going "Oh please, oh please".
Old 10-14-2016, 02:23 PM
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My all-time favorite, by Bill Mauldin:

http://s61.photobucket.com/user/Maus...valry.jpg.html

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Old 10-14-2016, 02:25 PM
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Far Side again. I remember a Far Side that featured 2 chickens talking to each other. One said something like: When it's my time to go, I hope I go quietly. Without all that running around.
Old 10-14-2016, 02:27 PM
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"Midvale School for the Gifted"

Brilliant.
Old 10-14-2016, 02:34 PM
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Anything by Jerry Von Amerongen.
Old 10-14-2016, 02:36 PM
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One from early 80s National Lampoon, I forget who the cartoonist was.

A fat guy at a table in a restaurant, his face is all veiny and bloated. The waiter says "Frankly, for you sir, I wouldn't recommend any kind of wine."
Old 10-14-2016, 02:38 PM
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The Far Side's "Cat Fud." Which is still how I write it on my shopping lists.
Tangentially related: I found an abandoned shopping list in Target one time and one of the items needed was "kat litta"
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:05 PM
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More relevant in the 80s, but I give you Poodle with a Mohawk.

Also too many Far Sides to mention.
Old 10-14-2016, 03:11 PM
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So many Far Side ones I can't even decide. It's like picking a favourite Beatles song.
Eggs-xactly...I couldn't pick one utmost favorite Far Side to save my life BUT I can choose one Bizarro:

A bug-eyed man comes home to his wife having rearranged the furniture and asking what he thinks of it. And, among other things, the stove and the toilet are in the living room.
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The Far Side's Thagomizer. It's a actual term, now.
Old 10-14-2016, 03:12 PM
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:13 PM
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Early microscope
Old 10-14-2016, 03:15 PM
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So many Far Side ones I can't even decide. It's like picking a favourite Beatles song.
Yep.

But I'll post one anyhow: The facial expressions in this slay me.
Old 10-14-2016, 03:19 PM
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There was a Mother Goose and Grimm panel that always got me. At the time Old Milwaukee had the tag line "It doesn't get any better than this." The panel had Grimm saying the line as he is looking up from drinking out of the toilet.

But that is second to every single Far Side.
Old 10-14-2016, 03:27 PM
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CAR!

There's another one, which I couldn't find: A husband and wife are sitting in the living room as an elderly woman is walking by. A trail of toilet paper is coming out from under her dress, leading back off-panel. The husband says "She's your mother. YOU tell her."
Old 10-14-2016, 03:27 PM
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Larson was just amazing. Here's my favorite:

We'll eat like kings.
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If you forced me to pick one, it would probably be Hit the bird, Ruth. Second place would be Llamas at home.

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I am sort of ashamed of how long I had to think about the "enormous favor" cartoon before I got it.

Mine is a Far Side cartoon, and I can't find a link other than Pinterest, but the boogie man is at the door. Two children are looking out the window at him in terror, and the mother (wearing the usual cat's eye glasses) is saying "Why yes. We do have two children here who won't eat their vegetables."

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Old 10-14-2016, 03:33 PM
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Also a Far Side.

Fuel... check. Lights... check. Oil pressure...
Old 10-14-2016, 03:33 PM
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You may already be a wiener!

I may be showing my age here. This Charles Barsotti cartoon was published in the National Lampoon many, many years ago, and at the time, "you may already be a winner" was a frequent come-on used in junk mail.
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My favorite was a Guindon cartoon - a yuppie looking man is standing next to a car with flat tire. There are dollar bills on the ground, and more in his hand. The caption is "A liberal throwing money at a problem". Can't find much of his stuff online, but here is another pretty good one, starring Santa.
Old 10-14-2016, 03:37 PM
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My all-time favorite, by Bill Mauldin:

http://s61.photobucket.com/user/Maus...valry.jpg.html
Pretty much any square Mauldin drew.

Did you know that most of his famous ones from "Up Front" were redrawn from the originals? That one with the jeep has a precursor with a very different style.
Old 10-14-2016, 03:39 PM
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The Far Side's "Cat Fud." Which is still how I write it on my shopping lists.
My mother had that one hanging up for years, and so it's family tradition to write it that way. Even for dog fud.
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Much as I like Gary Larson, B. Kliban was the real trailblazer in that sort of humor.* This was a great one.

*N.B. His cat cartoons are nowhere near his best.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:01 PM
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This Sidney Harris classic.
Old 10-14-2016, 04:16 PM
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Going old school, this one by Charles Addams.
Old 10-14-2016, 04:16 PM
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Can't remember the artist, but Snow White is walking to the front door of the cottage reading a newspaper with the headline, "Python Escapes From Zoo", while out of the back window crawls a giant snake with seven lumps inside.

Or the Far Side "crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside" polar bear cartoon...
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I've always loved this Far Side "tofudebeest" one:
http://f0.pepst.com/c/E3A00C/135705/...4000_0_1_0.jpg

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Old 10-14-2016, 04:42 PM
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James Thurber was writing realist humor and drawing absurdist cartoons long ago:


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Caldwell cartoon: a naked guy with a trumpet strapped to his forehead, and a naked woman with a fish stuck up her butt. (Caption only approximate from memory): "I have to be honest with you, I'm not actually a unicorn." "Well, I need to tell you the truth, I'm not really a mermaid."

What really makes it work is that they're so clearly in love, their fantasies never should have mattered.
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http://allposters.com/-sp/Perhap...i14291062_.htm

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Old 10-14-2016, 04:47 PM
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I can't find it, but it's a Far Side with one scientist riding on a fossil of a T-rex. Below him, another scientist is saying to a third, 'I assume you're being facetious, Jenkins. I distinctly called second before you.'
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Can't remember the cartoonist...

Two guys sitting at a bar.

1st Guy "My Wife left me, my dog died, I lost my job and all anyone cares about is my hat.
2nd Guy "What's the matter with your hat?"
Old 10-14-2016, 04:58 PM
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No love for Gahan Wilson? Among many, my fave shows three creepy-crawly tentacled aliens peering out of an apartment door, reading a piece of mail: "Occupants of Apartment 3G! You may have already won the suburban ranch house of your dreams..."
Old 10-14-2016, 04:59 PM
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More B. Kliban, who was a wonderfully weird and non sequitur-drawing cartoonist that I ran across in the 80s and have been a fan of ever since.

Here are some of my favorites

Stick This in your Humor Section

Pear

General's Game


And Great Weather for Ducks

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Old 10-14-2016, 05:25 PM
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Ah, so many great cartoons and artists in this thread! Larson's up there of course, but I love seeing Kliban, Wilson, Mauldin, Addams and Thurber too. And Harris is and old fave too, with his take on the scientific community.

Any love for Sam Gross? He appeared a lot in the early Nat Lampoon magazine. Here's one of my faves by him: Frog legs
Old 10-14-2016, 05:31 PM
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That's hilarious.

One that alwys gets me is this one.

I'm not sure why. Just something about the way the peg-leg sailor is trying to out-top the guy with a peg HEAD just tickles me to no end.
That's terrific. Never having seen it before, what I really like about it is that you start off on the left looking at the sailor talking and don't get the punchline until your eye moves. At least that's what I did.
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more kliban

http://s1119.photobucket.com/user/Rw...orida.jpg.html
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To me this has to be a question of "... Other than the Far Side" or it'd be just about all Far Side panels

Sidney Harris has some great ones about academia and science.

http://sciencecartoonsplus.com/gallery/math/

My favorite one is probably the proof whose step 2 is a bubble reading "AND THEN A MIRACLE OCCURS"
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