Comic 597 - Dinner for Two
1st Jan 2021, 12:00 AM in A ToyCo Christmas Carol
Dinner for Two
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
Happy new year, everyone!

The dinner that Bettina Timmy and Brian Morningstar have here is an allusion to Dinner for One.
This is an English language sketch from 1963, which gets traditionally broadcasted each New Year's Eve in German TV, and in the TV of a few other countries - but curiously it's almost unknown in Great Britain, where it originated from!

The characters in the sketch a rich old lady and her butler, but I changed the context here a bit:
Bettina is not old! Brian is of course no butler, he is the owner of the house they're in.
(Hence the Lightbringer Studios movie posters on the wall.)
User comments:
Wlllibald edit delete reply
"I'll do my best! " Not totally unknown in the UK.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Great to hear!
(It seems with the rise of the internet, it has become much easier to look beyond one's own country's cultural bubble.)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Oh BTW, regarding the "I'll do my best! " line - I wouldn't be surprised if the scenario in my comic page here is heading towards a similar finish... ;-D
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
man I hope Brian's intentionally going for slum-chic with his movie poster choices

Happy New Year to you as well!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
I guess Brian is just proud of his work, even if the film critics won't compare it to Citizen Kane anytime soon. ^^
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
you know what would be funny

if he did get pretentions of greatness (or at least of profit motive) and he produced an epic war film

of the Ostrich War

that glorified the Ostrich Riders

"because I'm helping my girlfriend"
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
oh whoops
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
"Future generations will hail this movie as a milestone of cinematic artistry! It will be named in the same breath as Triumph of the Will and The Birth of a Nation!"
- Brian Morningstar