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What Is It, Tink, Is Pan in Trouble?: A Doonesbury Book

Trudeau, G. B.

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ISBN 10: 0836218868 / ISBN 13: 9780836218862
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Title: What Is It, Tink, Is Pan in Trouble?: A ...

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing


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Grab your Dramamine--it's Silly Season, and the election handicappers are losing their shirts. Kudos to Rick Redfern for the first bombshell: His evidence that Quayle handlers conspired to silence a federal prisoner causes Dano to wail and editors to bail. Out on the campaign trail, Mark Slackmeyer tracks His Incumbency, causing a stir by serving up accurate--if incomprehensible--transcripts of primo Bushspeak. Meanwhile, over in aisle two of the Cosmic Supermarket, Jerry Brown, Insider, has doubled his shelf-life by repackaging himself as Jerry Brown, Outsider. And as Roland and Rick find themselves in the tank for the semi-flawed character from Arkansas ("Look out, Mt. Rushmore!"), the two Dukes, David and Uncle, conspire as only distant cousins can.

Of course, things are tough all over--as everyone but Poppy has noticed. Of the core Doonesbury cast in What Is It, Tink, Is Pan in Trouble? only one has a job that requires getting out of bed. As Mike enters his second year of full unemployment, and B.D. realizes he needs to get a post-Ground War life, ex-nanny Zonker finesses the recession by returning home to his terrified parents.


The 1992 presidential election was a rich source of inspiration for Doonesbury's particular brand of satire. Dan Quayle did not like many of the strips collected here, especially Rick Redfern's evidence about Quayle's attempts to silence a potentially damaging witness. George Bush was also pretty peeved when Trudeau printed--verbatim--transcripts of presidential waffling. Sometimes a satirist can just sit back and watch a politician shoot him- or herself in the foot. Over and over again.

Meanwhile, Uncle Duke quits Club Scud and heads back to the U.S. to manage the presidential campaign of his rabid right-wing cousin David. Mike is unemployed and running out of self-esteem, B.D. suffers the aftereffects of Desert Storm, and Zonker returns to the bosom of his family. --Simon Leake

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