A slow meme

Today’s Rhymes With Orange plays on the proverbial slowness of snails:

(#1)

Slow snails are such a recurrent theme in cartoons that they can be seen to constitute a cartoon meme.

Some cartoonists specialize in snails: the New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti, for example, doted on dogs but had a sideline in snails, as in #6 in a 12/11/15 posting on this blog.

Slow snails can be combined with slow turtles, snails being even slower than turtles, as in this cartoon that came to me on Facebook:

(#2)

This turns out to be captured from an episode of the animated tv show Family Guy (s8 ep12); you can view the bit here. (Thanks to Google Images.)

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