Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Marmaduke Analyzed

Billy tries to conceal the fact that Marmaduke has eaten an entire floor lamp, except for the shade.

Marmaduke is utilizing the cartoon rule which says that only a head cover is necessary to form the perfect disguise. In the Looney Tunes, a rabbit put on a wig and human men fell in love with him. In Hannah Barbera Cartoons, an animal would don a policeman's hat and everyone would afford him all the respect due a law enforcement officer. Therefore it only stands to reason that if Marmaduke wore a lamp shade on his head, everyone would think he's a lamp. Unfortunately Dottie has been overstressed and refuses to play along.

The question here is, what happened to the lamp?

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