Morphological overlap portmanteaus

The Commencement Weekend cartoon fest continues with a Rhymes With Orange with a playmanteau (a playful portmanteau) of an especially satisfying type, in which both contributing words are preserved intact, via sharing material in the middle: a MOP (morphological overlap portmanteau) parallel to the POPs (phrasal overlap portmanteaus) illustrated here — both of the form XYZ, with contributing expressions XY and YZ. Here. Guggenheim + Heimlich:

[The cartoons. and other postings too, have been piling up for some time, as I cope with many days of interrupted internet access. Won’t be completely out of the woods for at least another four days, but I’m doing the best that I can.]

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