I wrote this one a little while after the Carmen Sandiego caption I posted a few weeks ago. I thought it was a fun diversion and I wanted to use more pop culture references, since many people dug what I had done with the cartoon super-villianess. I also wanted to pay a bit of tribute to my friend Bimbo Jessica (who I mess dearly and wish wasn't so busy so we could have fun online again!) She is a huge Warner Brothers fan, and I wanted to highlight a lesser known set of cartoons made by that studio. As much as she is into the cartoons, she digs Monty Python as well. Those two things were the main influences on this caption.
Some people enjoyed it for what it is at face value. It is a decent enough, with some humiliation, abuse, and some cuckolding thrown in at the end. However, I would think that if you knew the references behind it, then the caption is much more enjoyable.
Here is what I posted a few days later, as a way to explain for those that didn't quite get what I was going for.
The Warner Brothers part is the Ralph the Wolf and Sam the Sheepdog cartoons. Ralph would try to steal sheep, and Sam would thwart him, mostly using standard Tom and Jerry type methods. At some point though, the work whistle would blow, and they'd punch out with a time clock. Once that happened, they'd be quite friendly, then say, see you tomorrow!I don't think I succeeded as well as I would have, but all in all, it is still a fun little romp in TG captions. In a way, I think it flogs the whole "Doms are nasty and evil people that want to ensnare every man so that their feminist plot will help them take over the world."
The Monty Python stuff is The Argument Sketch from the original series. Its more of the beginning part with Graham Chapman, but still has that "turning on (or off) strong emotions at the whim of a cash payment."
DISCUSSION QUESTION: How dis-jarring was the "DING" in the caption for you as a reader? Did you see where the the caption was heading? Did it enhance or distract from your enjoyment?
BONUS: Here is one of the "Ralph and Sam" cartoons.