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July 4, 2016

#1702: Home Itch Remedies

Home Itch Remedies

[Megan and Cueball stand together while Megan loudly scratches her itches and Cueball holds a hand up.]

Megan: Argh, bug bites are the worst. I shouldn’t scratch, but… so itchy.

Cueball: Oh, you know what’s great for that?

Scratch scratch

[Zoom-in to Megan’s head.]

Megan: No, don’t tell me. Everyone always has weird home remedies that never work. I just want sympathy.

Cueball (off-panel): No, this one isn’t weird, I promise. It really helps!

[A frame less panel with a zoom-out back to Megan and Cueball. Megan is still scratching loudly and Cueball still holds his hand up.]

Cueball: First, take a hot shower. Then dip some ice cubes in vinegar and use them to crush one baby aspirin. Then make some tea, and…

Scratch scratch

[Megan walks past Cueball and away from him while Cueball turns and looks after her.]

Cueball: …then, you need a rare French orchid-

Megan: I’m going to try a different home remedy where I complain a lot and scratch until my skin comes off.

Cueball: Sounds effective.

Megan: It’s an old family trick.