*So… this was not originally going to be how today’s episode developed, and the inspiration for it is a bit sad as the passing of Gene Wilder implanted this and other things in my brain yesterday… but, oddly and perhaps appropriately, I think the result is way better than my original idea for today’s dialog… and I hope it is a fitting tribute in my own inferior way to someone who has left a huge imprint on the world he left behind. As has been the case far too many times this year, I find myself inspired to work in a homage in an unanticipated way because of a sad loss… and it simultaneously makes my work a whole lot better than it would have been originally, while making me a little sad and feeling unworthy to take the full credit for the result.
*Another rare serious adventure with the insects for Memorial Day. If you are a new follower, please check out what I did for Memorial Day 2015 as well. There’s also a bit of a humor tie-in as both feature Simpsons-homage couch gags for a couch that otherwise doesn’t seem to exist in their cave!