On the Pearls pun beat

Yesterday’s Pearls Before Swine:

An outrageous pun, with which Goat taxes the cartoonist, Stephan Pastis.

From the Wikipedia page on Pastis, this quotation from the cartoonist:

“[Charles ‘Sparky’] Schulz is to comic strips what Marlon Brando was to acting. It was so revolutionary. Before ‘Peanuts,’ the writing was physical, over the top, but Sparky goes inside the soul. His influence on me is enormous. I’ve taken his backgrounds, the front porch, the beach and the TV beanbag. Rat is Lucy, Goat is Linus and Pig is Charlie Brown. Sparky is a template, whether or not you know it, he’s the template.”

The elaborate puns don’t come from Sparky, though.

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