The influence of television situation comedies is inescapable in much of the FLEA FLICKERS BY DAN BROWN silliness. Exhibit A: we took an adult-character-only strip and added kids for extra family-oriented-ness. Example 2: Cassie, who’s as smart as a whip, and Zeke, who’s as intellectual as an empty bag of doorknobs, produce the aforementioned children who follow the same gender-oriented I.Q. pattern. Proof Part D: the panels before the payoff panel have silly little lead-up gags of their own. Hey, if we can combine football and animals, we can also have a comic strip-TV sitcom hybrid going on!