Shortpacked! scores a direct hit with its hilarious Monday parody of the popular newspaper comic strip Funky Winkerbean.
The long-running King Features comic by Tom Batiuk started out as a light-hearted strip about students. But soap-opera storylines and misery gets more attention and acclaim than teenage hijinks, and the strip became a never-ending parade of after-school specials and "very special episodes." Its characters have suffered loss of limbs, cancer, abuse, unwanted pregnancy, dyslexia, alcoholism, suicidal tendencies, hearing loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, divorce, heartbreak and more. Frankly, it's a wonder any of them are still alive.
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