Today's Bizarro pokes fun at an old favorite cartoon character faced with the reality of 21st Century automation. It is 2011 after all, and TV led us to expect floating vehicles that collapse into briefcases, beds that pop us out like slices of toast, and wisecracking anthropomorphic domestic help. Instead, the state of housecleaning technology is a slow-moving, overgrown hockey puck.My sketch had the dialog nailed down, but the drawing showed Rosie hiring an old-school pinstripe-wearing gangster, who Dan Piraro replaced with a slightly updated thug. Actually, he reminds me of a crook from "Car 54" dressed up in modern "street" gear.
An earlier sketch (below) showed Rosie drowning her sorrows as she lamented her replacement. This one seemed more sad than funny, so I did the other treatment with the scorned maid out for revenge. Giving her more of an angry edge improved the joke.