More Richard Scarry's 21st Century Busy Town Jobs


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/10/more-richard-scarrys-21st-ce.html

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the classic childrens’ book series is again brought into contemporary times.


#2

I’m laughing and crying at the same time.


#3

Extinction%20Level%20Burn


#4

Impossible to pick a favourite.


#5

On a cartoon level, I liked the picture of a fox being kicked in the balls, and the fact that the snake is wearing a shoe


#6

Wonderfully spot on! I loved scrolling down to “Lowly the Worm” as the lowly immigrant.


#7

Wow, I think Ruben’s really done it with this one. Probably his best.


#8

This is as brilliant as it is depressing. Bravo!


#9

The mystery that they need to solve this episode is the case of the rapey Supreme Court candidate. I bet that they will do a better job than the FBI.

He did it, but he keeps lying for the good of God and Country. He confesses right after every time he lies, so his sins are always forgiven.


#10

Shouldn’t that really be “Richard SCAREY”?


#11

" fact that the snake is wearing a shoe" - like the original Richard Scarry.


#12

Superb! Brought back childhood memories with a brutal modern twist.


#13

That’s not a snake, it’s ‘Lowly Worm’.


#14

This is almost like The Garden of Earthly Delights, panel 3.


#15

That’s Lowly Worm, or in this case “Lowly Immigrant”. Hi-larious!


#16

Bolling’s a genius.


#17

TIL this:
About 500,000 Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat finger puppets, distributed by Taco Bell in 1993, were voluntarily recalled by Taco Bell following complaints that the puppets had become stuck to children’s tongues.[6]
Thanks, Wikipedia!


#18

I had a horrible feeling that story was going to end differently. Glad it didn’t.

Somebody tried it though, right…?


#19

It’s funny because it’s true. Although I’d take one exception - despite Trump’s claims, “Wall Builder” isn’t actually a job. “Imaginary Wall Builder,” maybe.


#20

Me, too! And of COURSE the “ice man” is from ICE.