Yay. Robins back.
If you think panel two is great, wait until you get to panels three and four! You get to see her front!
Panel 2 even shows her PROFILE!
What you did there. It took me a second to see it.
Reminds me of all the bus ads in Las Vegas for Celine Dion’s return to Caesar’s. They show a photo of Celine Dion with her back facing the camera and in big letters, the ad proclaims “CELINE’S BACK”.
You clever boy.(or girl)
There are no girl doctors.
I know I meant the poster.
My mother is a girl doctor. Watch it.
MY BAD I just understood that.
I vote a River Clone to be the Thirteenth Doctor.
Class act, that Robin.
More like class action.
Professor Doc, hahaha. I get it.
So what would he be called in this universe, I wonder?
The old dude teaching physics?
The better question is WILL we see him in this universe?
“And so I told myself, ‘teaching high school is too stressful.” Maybe, without SEMME, he found another government job.
…oh my god, the injokes span three universes at this point.
Geez this multiverse is incestuous.
(though at that point, i possibly still considered sly sirs canon)
His name’s probably still Doc. The Dean’s comment suggests he is not a professor (at least, at this school). Probably a researcher.
Seeing as Ruth and Dina both got last name extensions for this ‘verse, I gave a rather silly list of suggestions to Willis via Tumblr.
In all honesty, though, Docter is a real last name! For real! Look up the guy who directed Monsters Inc and Up. It could totally work.
What about Dr. Docter?
Major Major Major Major.
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo.
Will Smith will smith
Doctor is also a real last name! My choir director in high school was named “Mr. Doctor” (though we all called him Doc)
There’s already a Professor Doctor. He’s Proc in the Hulu series ‘The Awesomes.’
“Judge” is also a real first name (Judge Reinhold). And there’s a Doctor Girlfriend on “The Venture Brothers”.
Well, but is Dr. Girlfriend a real Doctor (or a real woman, for that matter!)?
According to the Venture Bros. wiki, Dr. Girlfriend (now known as Dr. Mrs. The Monarch since her wedding to the archvillain) is a real woman, holds a doctorate in an unnamed field, and appears proficient in mechanics and general sciences.
Ugh, how I hate that term “real woman.”
Dr. Princess is a real Doctor. Not a real princess, though, it’s just her last name.
Judge is also a last name (e.g. Mike Judge, creator of Beavis & Butthead).
So if a Judge is a huge Judge Reinhold fan and names his son after him, and that boy goes into law and gets appointed to the bench, you could have a Judge Judge Judge.
Very “Catch 22,” neh?
Butt is also a real family name you know. Judge Butt sounds like someone Willis would make up!
And don’t forget Major Major Major Major from Ca-DAMMIT MAKKABEE!
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to think of him.
What about Mr. Mister?
Don’t forget Sam Mother …. Poor poor Fred 🙁
Who would vote for Robin?
I would. I would never stop voting for her.
Sir, it’s one vote per citizen…
Except in Chicago, where the motto is “vote early and often”.
And no discrimination against the metabolically challenged.
Vote late and often!
“Metabolically challenged” is so 70s. The new term is “homeostatically challenged.”
…I’m trying not to make the obvious joke here.
Whats the difference between the Senate and Arkham?
One only has one Joker.
One is where Jokers want to stay and the other they want to leave.
There isn’t any – both are full of psychopaths.
No one stays in Arkham for six years.
What’s the difference between Arkham Asylum and the Senate?
– Arkham has a public approval rating greater than zero.
– One is a corrupt, heavily-guarded institution where power-crazed, self-obsessed maniacs are sent. The other is an insane asylum.
– Both are tax-payer funded, but the inmates at Arkham aren’t paid six-figure salaries.
– Both of them can be conveniently entered by the skylights in the main rotunda, but Arkham has gargoyles to hang from on the walls of the lobby.
There’s already evidence that a man named Dick can, in fact, be elected, so you’re probably good to go.
I’d vote for Robin.
Who wouldn’t? You know, besides Mr. Dean over there.
And Leslie apparently.
Considering some of the representatives my state has, she’s a step up.
I’m from Wisconsin and all I’ve got to say is —
I’d vote for Galasso.
Then again, there should be no voting for Galasso, only kneels.
I kneel only to the one True ZOD!!
I always vote Cthulhu why should I have to settle for lesser evil?
You could always go for a greater evil and vote Mike.
Can Mike guarantee that madness will ensue for eternity and that I will be devoured right away to spare me from this madness?
All of that, except he won’t let anyone die. YOU JUST GOTTA LIVE IN IT.
Well devouring is kind of important, but maybe he can sway me. How does Mike feel about Agricultural Subsidies? and what is his plan to curve illegal ivory trafficking?
His plan is to **** your mom.
ah the nickel stimulus plan.
Pretty sure trickle down economics has been thoroughly discredited
^ I… wow.
I see what you did there.
Of course you did, Robin. Of course you did.
As if she sleeps with all the sugar she may or may not intake.
Sugar doesn’t make you hype, contrary to popular belief. For one, if it did, I wouldn’t be able to sleep, ever.
True, on its own, but since no one’s ever given me evidence otherwise I continue to believe it amplifies the effects of caffeine.
I too love this mythology gag.
How did she get in? literally no one in this universe likes her.
I would for a nickel.
Adorable, their combined snark is. Ship them, I must.
Mike and Robin, I’d say he’d fuck her brains out but she’s probably already missing a love or two.
It’s that good old sugar high.
The college town probably isn’t representative of the district as a whole. As she pointed out in her first appearance.
Electronic voting machines, purging voter lists, witholding reasources for polling stations in precincts that are likely to vote Democratic, you konw legal election fraud.
I’m guessing you watch The Awesomes.
Wait, sorry, first thing that popped into my head that was recent. Completely forgot about Professor Doc.
Yay jokes from the old comic that new people don’t get. Yay comments field for filling in the gaps!
I’M A VETERAN READER AND I STILL DIDN’T IMMEDIATELY GET IT.
But that’s probably cuz I kinda hate that guy.
A friend of mine made her way through most of Willis’s stuff via the two of us reading aloud and giving the characters different voices. I had a LOT of fun doing Doc. Probably my favorite besides Head Alien.
Also I gave Ultra-Car this really deep, gravely voice, which backfired wonderfully when we got to the bodyswap.
I’m pretty sure the voice did change when it got she’d.
Yeah, so I handed it off to my friend–who tried her damnedest to just do a femme!version of the voice I did, to no avail. She kept coughing. So we swapped back.
then again, I’ve forgotten the vast majority of what happened in the walkyverse (excluding sp!)
Why do you hate Professor Doc? I mean, I don’t like him, but I don’t hate him either. He’s sort of just there with the science.
Damn you and your linking ways! I nearly started rereading the archives again, for the umpteenth time.
So, whose that guy in the background? Can he be Proffesor Doc?
That guy goes by the name of “future Danny”
Robin, where did you get this sense of humor? Or did it spontaneously appear inside of you? Like many other things?
Robin has always had a sense of humor. She can just turn it off and on.
Continuity joke. Ha!
Professor Doc Ock the Rock McClane Heavyweight Champion of the World LEEEEEEEEROY JEEEEEEEEENKINS.
This is hurting me. Please. Please oh god please stop. OH GOD THE 90’S AND EARLY 2000’S ARE SPLITTING OPEN MY SKULL!
Mmmmm …. sprinkles.
Incumbent advantage at work!
At my school, there’s a pair of married doctors that teach different sections of the same subject. To differentiate between the two, we call them Doc Mister and Doc Missus.
and their good pal,
My favorite pairing is Obama/Drones, to be honest.
Professor Doc Hendriks. Now that’s a name.
Holy crap, another DeSanto…YAY!!!
Right? I was pretty surprised more people weren’t commenting on that.
I know this is probably asking way too much, but will you be at Rose City Comic-Con.
and that’s exactly why Mr. President is such a stupid way of addressing a president.
Actually, “Mister” is an honorific and “President” is a title, so using both in combination is acceptable. “Professor” and “Doctor” are both titles, so that is why is sounds so awkward.
But they are academical, and some people insist on being addressed with all their titles – especially when they were earned at different institutions or different fields.
Mr. President was the form of address chosen by George Washington.
The Founding Fathers were way too cool and down with the kids for that “Your Honor” and “Your Majesty” bullcrap anyhow.
“Your Excellency” is how a president is adressed in the wrest of the world.
America is the teen rebel of nations; not playing by any of Europe’s rules.
You do know there are four other (inhabited) continents.
Robin is pretty good at trying to butter people up.
It’s the succeeding part she’s bad at.
Should’ve used real butter.
That sounds more like something Roz’d do.
correct me if i am wrong It looks like Indiana is playing Central Michigan.
Looks like Minnesota to me, given color scheme and the hint of a block “M” on the helmet.
It’s the Golden Gophers; see this strip where Willis comes right out and says so.
Woah! When did you start doing an Alt-text like Hijinks?!?! I now feel this great need to go back through every single issue.
Back in February.
My iPad weeps.
Mine just takes it in silence.
As does my iPhone. At least until I got the Comic Chameleon app! Now I get the alt-text from all the awesome comix. DoA, GWS, xkcd and others!
I have an ancestor who’s first name was Doctor and for several generations there were other members of the family with that as a first name. None of them were in the medical profession. *lol*
Imagine a man named Doc Guzman getting a doctorate.
my professor is a Dr. de Guzman, PhD
I hate her more with every syllable.
So, you have a Riley here. And Tumblr reveals her last name is DeSanto.
Robin has another sister? Or possibly a daughter? Looks too old, unless Robin is older than she looks.
There’s a post on this very site’s front page that reveals the surname, and hints about the familial relationship.
I DIDN’T EVEN SEE RILEY. OH GOSH.
Who is this Riley you speak of?
Wait, he was back already. Goddammit. I got all excited n shit.
No, Tony’s *front*.
Tell that to James Dean, Big Boss!
She sure got a big mouth…
Well, there is this guy, but he’s not in the Walkyverse, so I suppose he doesn’t count.
So his proper name is actually Anthony McHenry, Dean of Indiana University?
Naming someone Professor would be ludicrous. It’d be like naming someone Judge (sorry Judge Reinhold).
also wagh, riley’s adorable
For a moment I thought Tony was Ninja Rick.
So a German tells me that in Germany, if you get a PhD then ‘Doctor’ becomes part of your name. Like, you have to get a new passport with Doctor Firstname Lastname on it. If you hold a professorial job, then you’re yes, Professor Doctor.
Wikipedia claims PhDs stack, so you can be Doctor Doctor, or Doctor Doctor Doctor if you somehow have 3 PhDs.
And with German formality it actually becomes Herr/Frau/Fraulien Professor Doctor…I love Germans.
Ah, good ol’ German inefficiency.
My brother was a professor with a PhD and an MD, so he could have been Professor Doctor Doctor. Not uncommon with those who teach at medical schools. I think he was called “Ted” instead.
Hehehe: the kiddo was watching an episode of #SpongeBob yesterday, and Patrick insisted that he was “Doctor Professor Patrick.” Coincidence? (Yes, terribly, as we all know that #Dave has 4.7 weeks of strips ready in advance, in the event that he is called off to fight in an intergalatic war against Monkey Master and Dexter)
How respectable is Robin in this ‘verse anyway?
Not very, what with all the evidence given.
When speaking publicly, she can fake it in short bursts.
Well she is in politics … so a few notches below used car salesman or banker.
Looks like Tony Jr. is #90 something, but is carrying the football. Oh, well, it is Indiana football. Lucky he’s not trying a three pointer with it.
According to NCAA rule book, Rule 1 Section 4 Article 1 recommends the numbers between 80 and 99 for players playing the position of end; ends are eligible receivers and would therefore be a player who would occasionally be carrying the ball.
And as with any rule/guideline, there are exceptions. In 2013, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was given jersey number 98 to wear in honor of Tom Harmon as part of the Michigan Football Legends program.
The person who wears #90 for IU this year is Aaron Del Grosso, a freshman placekicker. Is that what you meant about trying a three-pointer?
As for the name: Del Grosso — de Santo …. close enough for a comic strip.
Except Tony’s last name is McHenry, not de Santo.
His number would appear to be either 96 or 98…maybe 99 given his first appearence, but it doesn’t look like it.
I think this is one of the jokiest DoA strips ever. It’s like a string of punchlines. 😀
In his first… and second… appearances, Tony’s jersey said ‘4’. Now he’s 90. Does that mean he had to buy a team jersey off the rack like everyone else, instead of getting one as a player?
Hey a new Desanto
To be honest I think more people would like Robin if had worked for it and run as an independant and won rather than make a deal with the devil (tea party).
Now that I think of it, sleeping in the entire election day takes some decent effort. It is one thing to simply laze around, but to sleep through the entire voting period means she likely got to wake up to being told she won.
Well, in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, there’s a character called Hakase Hakase.
Basically Professor Doctor. Or… something.
So Robin has another sister. Can’t wait to see more or should I say all of Riley.
I had a teacher in high school named Mr. Doctor. Whenever someone heard his name for the first time, they’d say something like “He should get a PhD so he can be Dr. Doctor” and I was like NO THAT RUINS IT (because two titles are so much better than one).
Well, I guess that means Professor Doc won’t show up. What a shame.
…Huh. I wouldn’t want someone in office who slept in too late to vote, since polls don’t close until 6 pm. (Also early/absentee voting is totally a thing.)
Coming back here after forever, just to say that I’m reading shortpacked! and the two different Robin’s make my head spin. 0,o
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be R.A.?
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