Fridge / The Far Side

Fridge Horror
  • One strip features anthropomorphic ketchup bottles are at the movie theatre. The gag is that they're watching a horror film, in which an on-screen ketchup bottle is broken and oozing in the street. A father bottle tells his son, reassuringly, that "that's not real ketchup" in the film. Of course, in real life ketchup can be used as fake blood, hence the joke. This stops being funny, even by Gary Larson's morbid standards, when you think about it for awhile and wonder what they're using INSTEAD of ketchup.
    • Wait, what's so morbid about strawberry jam?
      • Stage blood. Nobody uses ketchup in film or theatre.
    • If it was ketchup, the father could have been lying.
    • Red nail polish.
    • Strawberry syrup is used sometimes in movies.
  • One panel shows a police officer telling a visibly shaken female deer that a human hunter was within his rights to break into her home and shoot her husband, since he was "in season". Without the fact that he has been blown on his back with his hooves in the air, this scene is pretty dark. As the victim's wife is told there is nothing that can be done, while the murderer stands right in front of her.
  • There are quite a few comics which show animals, typically deer and ducks, owning or living in houses. Despite living like civilized people they are still being hunted like common animals by human hunters. With a mother deer chastizing her children for playing in front of a window, because human hunters are trying to shoot and kill them!