Heartwarming: Bloom County

  • Opus's ultimate fate: living inside Goodnight Moon.
    • To give you an idea of how heartwarming this is: Steve Dallas, of all people, took off his sunglasses and is smiling.
  • The ending of "Opus".
    • Not to mention the endings of "Bloom County" and "Outland". Berkeley Breathed is good at this.
  • Yaz Pistachio bemoans the fact that she doesn't fit in anywhere—not with the jockettes, cheerleaders, valley girls—nowhere. Opus says otherwise.
  • Opus meets Cutter John for the first time. Heartwarming ensues.
  • In the Complete Library, after oh-so-many pages of Breathed's commentary bemoaning the outdated pop-culture gags, creative missteps and overt political commentary, he gives us this gem, showing us in some small way that he doesn't think it was all bad.
    I laughed at "Elisabeth Dole's olive" 25 years later. In case some of you think me too jaded to still do so.
  • In one of the earliest Outland strips, Mortimer and Tim W. Forty brave the filth and gunfire of Ronald-Ann's neighborhood to smuggle her back to Outland, where she can sleep peacefully.
  • Cozy asking Milo about what the deal with Cutter John is, and we learn that the reason he pretends his wheelchair is a spaceship, and he was injured because "his co-pilot dropped him in a TIE fighter crapstorm" and that it is easier to forgive a Wookiee than Bush and Chaney. Cozy's response?
    Cozy: Am I going to need seatbelts with Spaceman Spiff?
    Milo: Buckle up.
  • Opus' "Wooing service" - he and his friends are dressed as chocolates. When he finds out Cozy has already agreed to date Cutter John, he asks if there's a "Wooee-in-Waiting" to render services to. Cozy's daughter Abby volunteers. Opus, Oliver, Binkley and Bill preceed to entertain her.