Christopher Robin Hood

Yet another Bizarro POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau) — Dan Piraro is very fond of them — from 12/22/19:

(#1) (If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 8 in this strip — see this Page.)

So: Christopher Robin + Robin Hood — plus, of course, the outrageous Robin Hood pun: he steals from the rich and gives to the Pooh.

The contributions are the Winnie-the-Pooh books, about the fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne (and his human companion, the boy Christopher Robin); and the legend of Robin Hood, who famously stole from the rich (in Nottingham Forest) to give to the poor. Both, of course, explored in earlier postings on this blog.

2 Responses to “Christopher Robin Hood”

  1. John Baker Says:

    While this is an excellent cartoon, Piraro seems to be under the impression that in the Hundred Acre Wood/Nottingham Forest the rich speak with a cockney accent. However, I suppose it was easier than coming up with something to represent received standard English.

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