Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Secret Identity Edition
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"So. . . Is Detective Morris really Hazel Kim? Or at least a relative of hers?" -Corina
I like this theory! It's fun. And I certainly don't blame you for thinking that. They do have kind of similarly-shaped heads! But they are definitely different people. Actually, here's a little piece of trivia for you... that's a young Morris in the top left corner of this comic. Surprise!
Relatives? Also a fun theory! Alas no, not in this case. But that said, Detective Morris is related to former-main-cast-member Getrude Dupont. She's her aunt! So it's still a small world (after all.)
"In this comic, Sin implies that "Fuzzy" was a pseudonym for Fuzzy/Eric in the past. So when Hazel "first met" Fuzzy in the dumpster she chose to call him Fuzzy because it was convenient? Does this retcon your previous retcon of how Sin knew Fuzzy's name?" -Tom
I still think Hazel called our tiny protaganist "Fuzzy" in the alley primarily as a play off of what he said, without even realizing he would adopt it as his permanent new name. I just added the wrinkle that now, as we learned in last Monday's comic, "Fuzzy" was also one of many pseudonyms Hazel used for Fuzzy/Eric when they used to work together.
And yes... as you and many others guessed, I worked in this piece of minute trivia to address my most famous and frequently discussed super-embarassing continuity error! Why does Mr. Sin call Fuzzy "Fuzzy" and not Eric when they are first reunited, and why is "Fuzzy" (presumably) the name on the Blamco Toys licensing agreement? Now you know! Now let us never speak of it again.
PS: Never actually sign a contract with a pseudonym. It's probably not a good move.
"Was it Hazel on the blurry background on the 4th panel of this
comic? And - it doesn't hurt to ask - were those a shark and a wolf on the previous panel?" -Carlos
That is indeed Hazel -- and in the previous panel, Rexford and several other members of the committee. But their "appearance" was strictly symbolic, my friend! None of them were actually present, riding in the neighbouring teacups. It was just an excuse to use an interesting visual device.
All right! That's another week in the can. Come back on Monday for our next comic!