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No. 743: Self gratification

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Self gratification

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Strip by: Sharruma

Delkin: And the elephant said, 'that'll be one dollar eighty
Random crowd: Hehe hehe hehe! hehe!
Oliver: Oh Man! That's the greatest joke ever!
Holly: Humph!
Meridien: What is it Holly?
Holly: I really hate it when the writer pats themselves on the back like that.

The author writes:

Admittedly I'm not sure this works as a comic, but it is one of my pet gripes.

In a movie where the hero gets up and gives a mediocre speech[1], but the crowd cheer anyway because the same person wrote both the speaker and the crowd.

A man (or woman) who comes up with a plan and another character says how great that plan is, again because the same person wrote both parts.

And yes someone saying how great a joke is when it's old tired and was never really funny even when it was fresh. The only time it works for me is when the writer is clearly being sarcastic.

[1] Sometimes the speech is actually good and the crowd might respond the way they are written, but even then it still feels as if the writer is too pleased with themselves.