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Bun

willy  4 BUN GUN.pngThis one inspired by the Goons.

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I am a Sansei, with two teens, and a hamster. This blog is a repository for ideas and observations, expressed in cartoon form, by and large. A bit of a journal too. Feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM @ WILTOONS, (the Twitter for people who like to go out) where I post a journal comic. Thanks for dropping by! The pic is of me and my boy Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. (not really a fan but he wanted his pic with me) © Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons, 2009 to 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. So there.

4 thoughts on “Bun

  1. Ha ha ha! I love that Willy’s friend was so willing to send him into harm’s way by “accidentally” saying bun instead of gun. But it was even funnier that Willy totally bought into it because he belongs to the bun of the month club!

    That is a club I would definitely join.

    Happy Kaiser Day!

    1. i am happy that you enjoyed that ‘bit o’ crumpet.’ My mother, being an ex-pat Brit, has made me hyper-aware of the witticisms of English comedy, to which there is no match. Your stories, and their absurdities, and deep-seated wit are a fine example. I despair at American (and Canadian) attempts to recreate this wit on film or TV. There was a show called English sitcom called ‘Friday Night Dinner’ on the beeb (I think, maybe Channel 4). The premise is simple a la Fawlty Towers. Two young sons (late teens) coming to their parents house for Friday night dinner, and the shenanigans that ensue. I delved through all episodes, and a high standard of humour is maintained throughout, witty and broad. They stand up to repeated viewings as do the Fawlty episodes. I cringed when I heard that an American version of the show was in the works. I could picture it now, all the jokes telegraphed, and unfunny pop culture references sprinkled throughout. Do you have comedy favourites? I love the old shows (audio only) such as Raise a Laugh, Sorry I’ll Read That Again, the Goons (of course), Steptoe and Son, Hancocks Half Hour. These shows inform my humour at all times! Hope you enjoyed that extended comment, now back to my family . . .

      1. Hiya, Wilt! It is always a delight to read your comments!

        I agree with you wholeheartedly concerning British vs. American humor. I was just remarking about that to Anna Nolan on her comments on my latest Alistair and Alexis story, how British humor is much more subtle and intricate and internal, whereas American humor is blunt and simplistic and external. I like your phrase “telegraphed”. You are exactly correct! And if it were not telegraphed enough, they have to tack on ridiculous laugh tracks just to make sure the viewer knows he’s supposed to laugh at certain places.

        I had a similar reaction to yours concerning the British vs. American versions of “The Office”. I saw the British “Office” long before I saw the American version and I thought it was extremely witty, that the characters were sympathetic. And when I saw the American version a few years later, I was frankly appalled that they had managed to ruin what was a very good concept. I did not find it funny at all. Perhaps I would have felt differently if I had never seen the British version.

        I have not heard of some of the British comedies you mentioned, but I will definitely be looking for them now! I have been a Goons fan since the early 80s and they NEVER fail to make me laugh. The Goons are pure comedy genius, and they all deserve to win Nobel Prizes.

        Thanks again for your insightful and always welcome comments!

  2. Lovely comment, Biff. I am uploading more written posts, less cartoons. Mostly about things that I like (which is always without peer, or Pierre, a phony French waiter I know). Do check in at your inconvenience. 😀

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