OK, and I'll do Family Circus.
I really like the facial expressions on the kids here. Billy's look of disappointment is probably him realizing that as a first child of the same sex as his father he's going to grow up to be a lot like his old man, and he's worried about that goddamn sense of humor.
Dolly's face shows she just doesn't get the joke, or that she's choosing not to show that she got the joke. As in "We are not amused." The idea of a little Keane being a complete snob and totally snooty to the character portraying the cartoon's creator really amuses me.
PJ, looking right at the parrot and smiling, seems to be thinking Birdie, birdie, birdie! I want a birdie! Bully for him, he missed his dad's lame joke and maybe, just maybe, his blossoming ADD will prevent him from ever falling victim to it.
But Jeffy's, as always, takes the cake. He's the only one who looks ready to fuck someone up. Someone should really take that sword away from him before he takes out his rage on his mom.
I don't know what it is about two little white girls standing around and trash talking Uncle Tom that makes me smile, but it's something.
I don't think it was a good move for The Family Circus to go into reruns. People will be reminded that there was a time in history when it didn't suck.