Monday, October 24, 2005

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

Heh. A Marcia Brady reference in the comic strip "Red & Rover." Not exactly funny, but kind of ... odd.


Anonymous said...

It's especially strange considering that I thought this strip was supposed to take place in the early 1960s! Am I wrong about that?

Toby said...

This wasn't the first time Red has expressed his crush on Marcia Brady. And there was at least one week where the theme was on other classic TV shows as well.

If I'm not mistaken, Red is smitten with a girl in his class because he sees something of Marcia Brady in her.

Probably watches a lot of TV Land - maybe he doesn't even realize there's an age difference!

But aside from this, the strip does feel as though it would be at home in the early 60s. I guess that pretty much defines "timeless".

FS said...

The strip is pretty explicitly placed in the past-see the description-although it's a little fuzzy as to when.

Bonus: Response by cartoonist Brian Basset to about the whole Marcia thing. Reprints the strips, too.