Another spur-of-the-moment one-shot. This is one of the comics with which I used to promote Gerbil. Mainly because of the lack of character in this comic. Hm. This is another example of the "a character is baffled because he didn't see the context or rest of the story" end gag, an old favorite of mine. Also, life is good when there are no little annoyances.
Tomato, Potato: With a character named Heinz I had to use the ketchup brand somewhere. I just had to.
Pop Culture Referenced: A lot, lately. Heinz comes in 42 varities instead of 57. 42 is the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything in The Hitchhiker's Gudie to the Galaxy. Whenever you have to use a number and you're in doubt, use 42. And don't forget to bring a towel. The first song Gerbil sings is Zip-Ah-Dee-Doo-Dah, from the movie Song of the South (1946). The other one is the from the Mickey Mouse cartoon The Simple Things (1953). The song the comic ends with is Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World. And in case you hadn't caught it, the song from "Trick or Treat" is from the Donald Duck cartoon Trick or Treat (1952).