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Hmmm … uh …

Family Circus, 9/17/04

OK, so, there’s the harmonica, see …

And, um, it’ll be on the cell phone … cell phones are annoying…

And Jeffy can’t really play the harmonica (I guess that’s why the “try” bit is in there) …

And that’s funny because …

Aw, hell, I admit. I don’t get it. You win this time Bil Keane. This time.

13 responses to “Hmmm … uh …”

  1. Frank Willis
    November 12th, 2004 at 6:36 pm [Reply]

    It’s a metaphor.

    All right, it’s a dirty joke. Look at the way Billy’s holding the ‘harmonica’. See? See?

  2. Kelly
    January 21st, 2005 at 2:35 pm [Reply]

    Even Jeffy looks sorry for this joke.

  3. Dan
    January 27th, 2005 at 12:52 pm [Reply]

    Hey… when did Jeffy develop breasts?

  4. Kristin
    August 9th, 2005 at 1:08 am [Reply]

    I’m thinking Uncle Bob is in jail. We commonly see jailed prisoners playing the harmonica on TV or in movies. And Jeffy wants to call him on his “cell phone.” Geddit? Geddit?? That Jeffy is such an insensitive little bastard.

  5. Holden
    August 28th, 2005 at 5:48 pm [Reply]

    ??? What the hey?

  6. Stephen
    March 4th, 2006 at 7:12 pm [Reply]

    I just love the sloped eyes on Jeffy’s face. Itlooks like he’s a child of ma and pa Kettle.

  7. Prehumous
    July 26th, 2006 at 6:34 pm [Reply]

    This joke wasn’t very good. I’m beginning to think that the writers for this strip aren’t putting as much effort into it as they should.

  8. Amy
    August 14th, 2006 at 1:36 am [Reply]

    I hate the way he’s looking straight out at us, compelling innocent readers to envision themselves as Blandola Bil and/or whatever-his-wife’s-name is.

  9. Ben
    March 30th, 2007 at 3:47 am [Reply]

    The nervous-looking eyebrows make this seem to me like a sad, ultimately vain plea to make up for not getting Uncle Bob a birthday present. Off-panel, Jeffy’s parents glare at him in stony-faced anger.

  10. April
    August 3rd, 2007 at 8:24 am [Reply]

    I do hope you’re familiar with the Dysfunctional Family Circus — http://dfc.furr.org/index.html ?

  11. bunnymen
    January 23rd, 2008 at 9:36 pm [Reply]

    Is it a “wasting cell phone minutes” joke?

    Is it??

  12. PsychoPearl
    August 12th, 2008 at 12:31 pm [Reply]

    I wonder if in Family Circus-ville, “play the harmonica” is slang for smoke a doobie?

  13. gnbman
    April 16th, 2013 at 11:01 am [Reply]

    I love these comments.

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