Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ more Thor

The line under this week’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “short”, says “the old ones are the best”, implying that this strip is recycled, but I don’t remember it. The last reference is clearly to Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs, but came you name all seven of them? I’ll put them below the fold.

The Seven Dwarfs (from memory, and I’m good at it):

Dopey
Sleepy
Happy
Grumpy
Sneezy

and the two that everyone forgets:

Bashful
Doc

16 Comments

  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    OH that was FUNNY!

    Never heard that one before!

  2. davidintoronto
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    More trivia:

    – In Grimm’s original fairy tale, the 7 dwarves weren’t identified by name.
    – A 1912 Broadway play was the first version of the tale to use names (which weren’t the Disney ones).
    – Disney selected its 7 names from a list of ~50 candidates.
    – Other versions of the story (presumably for copyright reasons) have used different names.

    https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/12/21/names-of-the-seven-dwarfs/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Dwarfs#Names

    🙂

  3. Thanny
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    The “ones” which are “old” are jokes.

    • Posted December 28, 2017 at 11:12 am | Permalink

      Ah, could be! I was thinking that the old gods are best.

  4. rickflick
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Big 🙂

  5. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Thor comes down to earth to find out what it is like to make love to a mortal woman.

    He enters a bar and sees a beautiful blonde. (Schwarzenegger accent,)
    “Can I buy you a drink?”

    “Why of courth, thweetie”.

    They go to her house, and after some time, Thor lets loose with the full force of his divinity.

    As they are lying together, Thor says,
    “You are the most beautiful of women I have known, but I must tell you something.”

    “What ith it, handthome?”

    “Because you are so beautiful, you deserve the full truth”

    “Yeth?”

    “I may seem like a virile young man to you, but I’m really Thor.”

    “You’re thore? I’m so thore I can hardly pith.”

    • Kiwi Dave
      Posted December 28, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

      A variation:

      The God of War went forth,
      Riding on a filly.
      ‘I’m Thor! I’m Thor!’ he cried.
      ‘Of courth,’ the horse replied.
      ‘You forgot your thaddle, thilly.’

  6. busterggi
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Hah! Thor’s movies are doing the best of the three.

    • JonLynnHarvey
      Posted December 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think there are any Mohamed movies, since it is blasphemous to depict his face.

      • busterggi
        Posted December 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

        No problem, just film them POV from Mo.

        • Ken Phelps
          Posted December 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

          Biting tongue.
          Must keep biting tongue….

          • busterggi
            Posted December 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

            RELEASE THE SOUNDS!

  7. Posted December 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    The line under this week’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “short”, says “the old ones are the best”, implying that this strip is recycled, but I don’t remember it.

    It’s talking about the jokes in the strip.

    For example, Jesus’ line in the first panel is a pun on “short” meaning “of diminutive stature” and also a colloquial way of expressing lack of money. In British English “I’m a bit short” means “I’m a bit short of cash”.

    I’d have to admit though, the “Happy” joke was new to me and it made me laugh out loud.

  8. Posted December 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t attempt the dwarf name challenge because I have never seen the Disney film which is where the “canonical” names come from. Other names have been used.

  9. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    I lost a bar bet once in my 20s owing to an inability to name the Seven Dwarfs, and thereafter committed them to memory to spare myself a recurrence of such chagrin.

    Seems this strip would’ve provided an apt opportunity for Barmaid to fire up Mr. Newman’s “Short People” on The Cock and Bull jukebox.

  10. Posted December 29, 2017 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    “The last reference is clearly to Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs…”

    Darn, you spoiled it! I wish you had posted that comment after the comic.


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