Caturday Matinee: Fly Casual

(Cartoon sneak music by Brett Cahill,

Dada’s Note: The new dog (whose name may or may not become Java, as he appears to want to steal coffee whenever somebody has a cup near him) hasn’t actually met the cats yet, but there has been much observation through the screen door. There was a lot of big-eyed “OMG what’s that?” from the cats the first day he was here, which is when the above video was taken; but judging by Chaplin’s subsequent reactions, in particular, the cats may think that the new dog is Dennis, or at least, a Dennis-like dog with whom they may want to become friends.

Observed Around The Board Room

Chaplin: “I can’t believe you wanted Papa Smurf to make me a pillbug permanently.”
Charlee: “Don’t think of it as being a pillbug. Think of it as being a roly-poly. It sounds cuter that way.”

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The Bug House

Charlee: “Chaplin! You’re not a pillbug anymore! See, I knew that spell was going to wear off if I didn’t do something about it … I mean, what a relief!”
Chaplin: “I was never a pillbug. I was just playing inside a new moldable tunnel thing that Mama got for us.”
Producer Smurf: “Spicoli, what are you doing here?”
Spicoli: “Oh well you know I just needed to check in with Papa Smurf on a few things, and Chaplin decided to tag along …”

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A Smurfspicious Character

Producer Smurf: “What are the other smurfs smurfing about me on this Smurfdoor thing?”
Papa Smurf: “That a suspicious character was smurfing around hauling a wagon full of probably smurfed film equipment.”
Producer Smurf: “I didn’t smurf this equipment! I smurfed it from some gnomes who smurf a rental shop!”
Papa Smurf: “A smurfly story! Do you smurf a receipt? Or a rental smurfgreement?”
Charlee: “Next time maybe I should just look for a wizard on TaskRabbit …”

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Lulu’s Life Tips: How Not To Watch Your Exhibitionist Roommate Taking A Bath

Hello friendlies! Lulu here, with another life tip! This is a simple one: If you have an exhibitionist roommate who insists on taking a bath when you’re sitting right there, you are not required to look at them. It’s difficult, but it can be done. Let me show you how!

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Charlee: “Well this trip was a big fat waste of time. Thanks for nothing, Producer Smurf.”
Producer Smurf: “Hey, it’s not my fault! Nobody smurfed me in the loop on these developments!”
Realtor Smurf: “Maybe if you smurfed in our Smurfbook group, you would have seen us talking about it there.”

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Playing Favorites

Charlee: “So, what are the Smurfhamas and how do we get there?”
Realtor Smurf: “The Smurfhamas are resort islands in the Caribbean. I don’t know how you would smurf there, but Papa Smurf smurfed a charter plane to smurf himself and Smurfette and a few other favorites there.”
Vermin: “HISSS! Did you hear that? Papa Smurf has favorites! And I’m not looking at two of them! Ha ha ha ha!”

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We Need To Talk About Chaplin (But We Aren’t Going To)

Charlee: “Hey, so this real estate talk has been fascinating and all but where is Papa Smurf? I need to talk to him about my brother.”
Realtor Smurf: “You smurfed Azrael into the village?! Have you smurfed your mind? Azrael is our secondary mortal enemy!”
Producer Smurf: “This isn’t Azrael. This is Charlee. I smurf around her house.”
Realtor Smurf: “You smurf around with Azrael?! That’s a new low even for you, Producer Smurf!”

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