Of all the original strips, this was by far the biggest headache of them all. I am not sure if any of the humor comes off anymore, because we rewrote the thing 20 or more times. We really shot too big with it, wanting far too many characters and far too much going on. Add in the fact that we were introducing three whole new characters and it was just a mess.
In the second panel at the bottom left you may notice a character wearing a mask. No, he is not someone random or a bad drawing of the blind professor, as some have guessed. He was actually a character named, creatively, The Masked Professor. He was slated to become a recurring character, but we simply ran out of time and couldn’t fit him any of the remaining strips that year.