An Oscars-night groaner

… in yesterday’s Mother Goose and Grimm:


The reference to the Oscars (the Academy Awards, to be given out on March 4th) plus the name Gadot might have been enough, but just in case Mike Peters has also provided a reference to Wonder Woman — pointing us to the 2017 movie Wonder Woman, with Gal Gadot in the title role (though the movie got no Academy Award nominations at all), and providing an allusion to the Samuel Beckett play Waiting for Godot.

The pun works especially well orthographically — GADOT vs. GODOT — but it’s also ok, though more distant, in pronunciation: Anglicized Israeli Hebrew /gǝdót/ vs. Anglicized French /gǝdó/.

In my 7/14/17 posting “Wonder Woman gets Milk Duds at the Charcoal Pit”, there’s a section on the movie. And on the actor Gadot, from Wikipedia:

(#2) Gadot in a publicity photo, out of character

Gal Gadot-Varsano ( born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. She is primarily known for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and then the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017). She previously starred as Gisele Yashar in three films in The Fast and the Furious film franchise.

An earlier Waiting for Godot pun cartoon on this blog, in the 7/14/7 posting “Pun days” (with a section on the play):

(#3) Liam Francis Walsh cartoon

This one plays on the Waldo figure of the Where’s Waldo? books; on Where’s Waldo / Wally?, see my 2/17/18 posting “Tell them you haven’t seen him”.

2 Responses to “An Oscars-night groaner”

  1. joecab Says:

    I thought at first he said “WAITING FOR GROOT” which was funnier to me, coming from a dog.

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      For general readers, from Wikipedia:

      Groot is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber, and Dick Ayers, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960). An extraterrestrial, sentient tree-like creature, the original Groot first appeared as an invader that intended to capture humans for experimentation.

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