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Fun phrases from Apartment 3-G that you can use in everyday life

Apartment 3-G, 11/11/04

The comics aren’t just entertaining; they also offer models for living. For instance, what social interaction wouldn’t be enlivened by the use of the phrase “More zippers, mule!” Let’s think of a few examples:

TGIFridays waitress: Do you guys want some more jalapeño poppers, or…
You: More zippers, mule!
TGIFridays waitress: Um, OK…

Your boss: Hey, did you finish up those TPS reports?
You: More zippers, mule!
Your boss: Uh, yeah, you’re fired.

Highway patrolman: Did you know how fast your were driving?
You: More zippers, mule!
Highway patrolman: OK, boys, get the taser.

The possibilities are endless!

22 responses to “Fun phrases from Apartment 3-G that you can use in everyday life”

  1. ned
    December 12th, 2004 at 6:35 pm [Reply]

    Me:Don’t you read Fox Trot or do you consider it unassailable?
    You:More zippers, Mule!

  2. Hubris
    December 12th, 2004 at 6:42 pm [Reply]

    It actually made more sense in its original context, the 1953 film Francis the Talking Mule Works The Assembly Line:

    Foreman: More zippers, mule!
    Francis: Okay.

  3. Anonymous
    December 13th, 2004 at 8:00 am [Reply]

    All I can say is thank God for your blog! I no longer waste my time reading the comics. But I would have felt horrible if I hadn’t known that one of the ladies in Apt. 3G was working in a sweatshop.

    First a meth lab in Mary Worth and now this? And who knows what the hell the taxidermist in Mark Trail is up to. Do you think a call went out to all the soap opera strips “more relevance to today’s reality or you’re out” and this is the response? Drug trafficking and sweatshops? Sweet!

  4. Chuck
    December 14th, 2004 at 11:07 am [Reply]

    You: I can’t fathom that you cut Apt. 3-G from the paper! Comics editor: More zippers, mule!

  5. peep
    March 1st, 2005 at 5:17 am [Reply]

    NOW i understand why i MUST have the tee shirt.

  6. Anonymous
    May 7th, 2005 at 5:27 pm [Reply]

    iiiiiii, he is soooo ugly

  7. Marc
    June 19th, 2005 at 2:36 pm [Reply]

    You could use that phrase at a whore house:

    You: More zippers, mule!

    Hooker: Gladly!

  8. Laughing Boy
    November 17th, 2005 at 12:51 am [Reply]

    THE single most famous and quoted line of dialogue on this site only has 7 responses?! The shame…..

    If it weren’t for the advent of surgical glue, hospitals in the third world would be filled with cries of “More Zippers, Mule!”

  9. plumberninja
    April 4th, 2006 at 9:40 am [Reply]

    I have come to worship. This page will be forever enshrined in the favorites list…

  10. scott
    September 29th, 2006 at 2:59 pm [Reply]

    Almost 2 years later, post #2 is still comedy gold.

  11. Reed
    October 20th, 2006 at 5:07 pm [Reply]

    “More zippers, mule!” is now my signature on every forum I participate on. I hope you’re proud of yourself, Margo.

  12. NotGodot
    January 11th, 2007 at 10:47 pm [Reply]

    See, this is exactly why Margo is now my very own personal Jesus.

  13. insolenttomato
    March 1st, 2007 at 7:55 am [Reply]

    I have finally seen the “More Zippers Mule!” post.

    So beautiful . . . they should have sent a poet . . .

  14. Fleen: Your Favorite Faux-Muckraker Since 2005 » Conversion
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:57 am [Reply]

    [...] of stalkers, Southeast Asian hell-holes, and meth labs? Apartment 3-G? Kidnappings, forced labor in sweatshops, and finger quotin’ Margo. Foob? Utter hatred of Michael’s book deal and Anthony. [...]

  15. Phillip McDiehl
    November 13th, 2007 at 7:12 pm [Reply]

    Oh my god, please let me love you. I havn’t laughed this hard since Iwo Jima!

  16. Joe Btfsplk
    November 27th, 2008 at 1:41 am [Reply]

    #8 Laughing Boy – You think that’s shocking… Just come back in three years, and see that there are still only 15! Yikes!

  17. misskittyfantastico
    January 27th, 2009 at 10:32 pm [Reply]

    apartment 3-G has never reached this level to date

  18. The Dog That Cheerfully Eats Children
    February 18th, 2009 at 2:07 pm [Reply]

    I honestly believe that this phrase works better when spoken with an exceedingly overblown upper-class English accent.

    Sir Flainthrop: More tea, Sir Roderick?
    Sir Roderick: More Zippers, Mule!
    Sir Flainthrop: Oh, I say!

  19. Some Guy
    March 4th, 2009 at 1:56 pm [Reply]

    Without wishing to deminish the awesomeness that is “More zippers, mule!”, I feel someone should point out the first panel is, if not equally hilarious, at least worthy of some ridicule.

    Margot: Do you know a way out? I have to get out of here!

    Random sweatshop prisoner: Uh, yeah actually, I do. I’ve never used it, of course, because some of us have a work ethic!

  20. Some Guy
    March 4th, 2009 at 1:57 pm [Reply]

    diminish, not deminish.

    And I don’t know why I spelt Margo with a silent “t”.

  21. Kevin
    August 13th, 2010 at 12:08 pm [Reply]

    I’ve had a “More zippers, Mule!” image stored on my computer for years, and today I finally discovered where that line came from.

    Bless you.

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