Oh! That Chekhov
  • Appropriate Clothing
    June 15, 2010

    End of Act I

  • Craig!
    June 15, 2010

    My god.
    Bad Decision Dinosaur was behind every single step of Franz Ferdinands death.

  • scare
    June 15, 2010

    how does the gun end up behind the candle when he’s putting it in front of the candle in frame 5.
    this is going to trouble me whole day long.

  • Nadine
    June 15, 2010

    @scare- someone picked the candle up in act 2 and replaced in infront of the rifle. Why else would there be a candle on stage if it were not to be used?

  • immature guy
    June 15, 2010

    am I the only one that thinks the candle looks _really_ phallic? Like a cock’n’balls mounted upside down on a stand?

  • eddie
    June 15, 2010

    I always forget to read the title of the comic.

  • Daniel
    June 15, 2010

    Really, eddie? I always read it first!
    Which is actually bad, its usually best to read it last… but it’s a bad habit of mine. :/

    Anyway this is one of those Cat and Girls that I actually understand just from reading it — no extra Googleing.
    That being said, I enjoy this one very much.

    So who’s gonna get shot in the next Cat and Girl.

  • Offendi
    June 15, 2010

    I like this joke because it doesn’t strain my brain and I get the reference.

  • Declan
    June 15, 2010

    So perhaps it’s not just Chekov’s gun but also Chekov’s candle.

  • Nadine
    June 15, 2010

    Props in my plays would be like characters in Cardassian fiction- every piece would be used to kill someone, it’s just working out who kills whom with what.

  • Brendan
    June 15, 2010

    I like to think it’s Bad Decision Dinosaur who always has to post comments pointing out petty inconsistencies in the illustration. That way, I’m not so full of disgust and irritation.

  • yachris
    June 15, 2010

    And after a HUGE wiki-walk, I now get the comic… well done :-)

  • Roberta Mann
    June 16, 2010

    @immature guy: Perhaps it’s Freud’s candle of which you’re thinking…

  • Mark
    June 16, 2010

    I like “Cat and Girl” because it has more literary references than “Cathy.”

  • Scott
    June 16, 2010

    @Mark, you’re just not getting all the literary references in “Cathy.”

  • Tucker
    June 16, 2010

    @Daniel: Knowing the concept of Chekhov’s Gun, someone will probably be shot in 10 comics or so as opposed to the very next one.

  • David Thomsen
    June 16, 2010

    I was familiar with the concept, but didn’t realise it was called ‘Chekhov’s Gun’.

    In panel 5, the candle has been lifted off the mantlepiece so that BDD can slide the gun behind it. He must have fantastic dexterity to be able to do this with one hand, but still, it’s not a continuity error.

  • Chris
    June 17, 2010

    i think it is possible that between panels 5 & 6 he lifted the rifle over the candle to place it behind it.

    also, sometimes a candle is just a candle.

    also, sometimes this comic makes me feel very poorly educated.

  • al
    June 17, 2010

    totally agreeing with Chris here.

  • Major English
    June 18, 2010

    This is a Vagrant’s territory.

  • Erika
    June 18, 2010

    @Nadine: Kudos to you for making a Star Trek joke that was not the obvious one.

  • openuniverse
    June 20, 2010

    @nadine – finally, the connection between cardassians and cluedo- it was gul dukat, on the bridge, with the disruptor

  • Paulomus
    June 22, 2010

    If a character was seen lifting a candle in the background 10 strips ago, it would be doubly funny.

  • immature girl
    June 23, 2010

    I agree with immature guy, I instantly saw a cock candle.

  • Clif
    August 9, 2016

    I had to go back 10 strips just to make sure.

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