Comic 1124 - Benny Hill - Datachasers Style

15th Jan 2015, 9:18 PM
Benny Hill - Datachasers Style
Average Rating: 5 (26 votes)

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Haegan2005 15th Jan 2015, 9:24 PM edit delete reply

I do get the monty python reference here :D!
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 9:31 PM edit delete reply

GOOD thats exactly what i was going for with the "cutout" style :D
Beltboy 16th Jan 2015, 2:06 AM edit delete reply

As long as the animator having a heart attack isn't the way the heroes escape.
Sheela 16th Jan 2015, 7:23 AM edit delete reply

And he bravely ran away ?

Well, they must be heading for the Castle Aaaarghh then. :)
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:41 PM edit delete reply

arrrgh .. you caught me :D
Oldarmourer 27th Jun 2019, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
The silhouette reminds me more of the Guide entry for the Bugblatter Beast of Traal ;)
Stormwind13 16th Jan 2015, 5:37 PM edit delete reply

That was my first thought on it too Haegan. It just screamed Monty Python and the Holy Grail to me.

Now that I think about it though, I can see Benny Hill in it too. :-)
The Old Scribe 15th Jan 2015, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

Panels 2 and 4 need 'Yakety Sax' playing for the proper effect.
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 9:31 PM edit delete reply

hey I was when I was making the page :D
j0e 16th Jan 2015, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
For you. You can thank me later.
megados 9th Jun 2017, 8:43 PM edit delete reply

This scene is one that has endured in my memory all this time!
jamie59 15th Jan 2015, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

How much will this strain Ada's & TeeDee's friendship?
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

eh.. they are very old friends .. it wont strain it much - Ada knows Teedee very well.
Stormwind13 16th Jan 2015, 5:52 PM edit delete reply

TeeDee is being TeeDee. Ada might WISH she would be a little more 'sensitive' but she is her sister, warts and all. :-)
Dragonrider 15th Jan 2015, 9:42 PM edit delete reply

It comes to mind right now is a visit to the Docks by His Imperial Douchieness so he can check on how well his edict is working would be appropriate. I'm sure the beastie would appreciate a few more Redcoats to munch on especially with Imperial dressing on the side.
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 9:44 PM edit delete reply

hehe ok that would be .. amusing for all save Decimus :D
Dragonrider 15th Jan 2015, 9:58 PM edit delete reply

You could have a cheer section:

What's the word?

What did it eat,
Decimus,all but his feet.

Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 10:10 PM edit delete reply

LOL sung to the tune of the word is the bird?
Dragonrider 15th Jan 2015, 10:20 PM edit delete reply

That's a take off from a 60's radio commercial for some of the cheapest wine around at the time.
What's the Word
Bright cheerful female voice:
What's the price
Bright cheerful female voice:
Thirty Nine twice

It was .78 a fifth... worse than Mad Dog 20/20.
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

wow .. just wow.. LOL nice reference L:D
Dragonrider 16th Jan 2015, 12:10 AM edit delete reply

60's Announcer:
T-Bird, T-Bird
keeps me loose,
Hey there Man,
I want my Juice"

DC Cheerleaders:
M-turd, M-turd,
They are runnin',
Fast and loose,
You really gave them,
A dose of juice.

Another revisited commercial.
Jack of Clubs 16th Jan 2015, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
Let's not forget
"I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing"
DLKmusic 15th Jan 2015, 10:35 PM edit delete reply

Ba Roma Do mau mau, Ba Roma Du Mau de-mau

EDIT: I should probably edit this so people have a clue what I said there:

Haven't you herd about the Turd? Everybody knows that the Turd is the Word!
Ba Roma Do mau mau, Ba Roma Du Mau de-mau
Vivocateur 15th Jan 2015, 9:44 PM edit delete reply

Lol…someone has a dark sense of humour XD
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 10:09 PM edit delete reply

hehe this was actually My idea for the visuals .. this whole scene gave me horrible fits .. but I learned some good things along the way...
Rashala 15th Jan 2015, 10:37 PM edit delete reply

*passes TEdee popcorn *WHILE RECORDING it for her* Fifty luna cred the last guy Craps himself BEFORE it eats him!
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

what you think they haven't already?
Pirtnac 15th Jan 2015, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
That's what you call a "sure bet" :)
Sheela 16th Jan 2015, 7:26 AM edit delete reply

*makes bet with TeeDee wether or not she can manage to ride it into town before she has to kill it, because it tries to eat her*
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:41 PM edit delete reply

she just needs a lot of percussive training :D
Rashala 16th Jan 2015, 2:22 PM edit delete reply

I do have a feeling This incident is gonan make TEdee's Personal playlist of Funny crap that happened on duty. Riiiiight after the Ada Muderturd tree incident.
Skweeee 15th Jan 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

I was actually thinking "Scooby Doo" when I read this page!!

Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 11:08 PM edit delete reply

hey that works too .. I think I said - You know like those scooby do hana barbera repeating background chases :D to Rose when I was plannning this :D
Draginbeard 15th Jan 2015, 11:01 PM edit delete reply

oh yeah, I definitely get a great Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) crazy monster chase vibe, but it also reminds me, with all the pretty girls on the Run, of the late great Benny Hill, especially those hilarious fast forward Chase skits that he used to put on his show!

So here on one page, I have two of my very favorites. What more could You ask?
Centcomm 15th Jan 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply

Yep Monty Python and Benny Hill are exactly what I was drawing on there :D note the name of the page :D
Draginbeard 15th Jan 2015, 11:18 PM edit delete reply

Ah, missed the page title, but got the flavor right!
Mudge 15th Jan 2015, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
"Dickhole popcorn"?? My mind refuses to wrap around that concept. Teedee, you are something else again.
Tokyo Rose 16th Jan 2015, 2:11 AM edit delete reply

There really isn't any way to read that which doesn't make you throw up in your mouth a little, eh?
Sheela 16th Jan 2015, 7:27 AM edit delete reply

TeeDee is a classy broad, eh ?
Dragonrider 16th Jan 2015, 10:33 AM edit delete reply

I read that it makes me wonder what she does with her down time. And how many men in New Troy are now called shorty in the locker room at the gym.
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:40 PM edit delete reply

Teedee's odd duty time is spent watching action movies and field stripping weapons ...

She has a few other Hobbies as well.
Sheela 17th Jan 2015, 4:49 PM edit delete reply

One of her hobbies includes turning completely innocent looking items into weapons of mass destruction.

She hasn't found a way to make kittens into weapons of mass destruction yet though, but she's working on it!
plymayer 15th Jan 2015, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

Yes, I know it's hysterical.
plymayer 15th Jan 2015, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

Any chance of just one last red paneled chase scene?
Lurker 16th Jan 2015, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
I don't know how you put a monster chasing -2 redshirts, though...
plymayer 15th Jan 2015, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

Those red paneled chase scenes would be great on a t-shirt.
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:40 PM edit delete reply

They would .. HUH :D
mjkj 16th Jan 2015, 2:09 AM edit delete reply

Wow, simply wow...

I really like the sound effects that portrait what is going on.

I just hope that Connie made it to safety...

Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:39 PM edit delete reply

next page tells the take on that..
mjkj 18th Jan 2015, 3:30 AM edit delete reply

Good :D

I hope for the best...

Though I wonder if that is the reason for the second part of the comic's name... - ...though I doubt redshirts count as data. ;)

SquallLion 16th Jan 2015, 2:51 AM edit delete reply

Benny Hill gag :p
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:38 PM edit delete reply

xpacetrue 16th Jan 2015, 6:11 AM edit delete reply

If Dr. Silver was kind, she would leave an opening in the shield (panel 3) just large enough for the soldiers to squeeze by [not quite hugging the wall], but too small for the Murderturd.
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:38 PM edit delete reply

Dr Silver is protecting De Silver and her friends .. :D
Stormwind13 16th Jan 2015, 3:45 PM edit delete reply

I'm not sure the projector works that way anyhow, xpacetrue. It may just form a bubble.
Hornet 16th Jan 2015, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Lol, trying to imagine the sales advert for Dickhole Popcorn.
jas 16th Jan 2015, 8:24 AM edit delete reply

I think this is the closest I've seen to you doing slapstick comedy, Datachasers-style! It was almost Scooby Doo-ish (the chase frames)...except with real consequences if you're too slow! o_0

And Teedee! Who needs the entertainment feeds when you've got "real life" gore and death of poor Red Armor guys...
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:37 PM edit delete reply

hehe - hey I dont do slap stick much .. im glad this worked :D
KarToon12 16th Jan 2015, 9:01 AM edit delete reply

Even though I imagined the Benny Hill music, the panels there actually remind me of the opening to the Venture Bros. XD
DLKmusic 16th Jan 2015, 11:40 AM edit delete reply

Venture Brothers? Hmmmm.... TeeDee and Brock! that's a match made in Pasadena for sure!
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:37 PM edit delete reply

you know.. I get that :D
SFCGaTor 16th Jan 2015, 11:57 AM edit delete reply

Point of interest. Granted that critter is armored like a tank on the outside, is it vulnerable from the INSIDE? For biological reasons everything is soft on the inside although the creators may have judged this not to be so. Still I would imagine that the only way to take one of those things down would be to get it to charge with it's mouth open and then fire straight down it's gullet. Depending on the distance you might still die if you were unable to jump out of the way of its death throes. Considering the circumstance that's what I'd do if I was one of those guys. You'd probably buy it anyway but at least you'd go down shooting. OTOH rational thought is difficult with a man eating monster on your ass.
Centcomm 16th Jan 2015, 12:37 PM edit delete reply

shooting it in the mouth is pretty much the ONLY sure way to kill it.. however it has two brains and will keep trying to bite and eat even after its quite dead... once the body has had time to expends the chemical energy its dead dead.. so its not AS dangerous with a missing head ...
MirrorField 17th Jan 2015, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
I'd personally recommend an attempt to feed it an un-pinned hand-grenade, or several...
CptKerion 17th Jan 2015, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
I'd go for a satchel charge.
That's how I killed the warbeast in that alternity game.
Sheela 17th Jan 2015, 4:53 PM edit delete reply

Alternatively, you could use The Holy Handgrenade of Antioch ?
DizzasterJuice 16th Jan 2015, 7:39 PM edit delete reply

Murder-Turd Exterminators to the rescue!
Morituri 17th Jan 2015, 9:47 AM edit delete reply

Y'know, thinking about it, there are some more dangerous things they could have had in there. They could have put TeeDee in a high-speed, heavy-duty military chassis, handed her a BFG and had her wait inside, for example.

Heck, if they just wanted to cause as much destruction as possible they could have packed it with explosives. That would have turned out badly for the team though when Clauderius insisted on opening it right now with everyone still present.

But the murderturd was probably the best idea for causing widespread panic, it's something they can seek safety from when prepared for it (as with the shield, super-speed exit, and I'm sure Mr. Black had some hideyhole he got into within one second) and it's something whose rampage, once it got loose, doesn't tie up valuable personnel and may even have some plausible explanation that won't start a war.
Tokyo Rose 17th Jan 2015, 4:09 PM edit delete reply

As Mr. Black tried to tell Clauderius, the scythe lizard is legal cargo--it's a zoological specimen, requested by a priest of the Church of Genetic Purity for research. There certainly could have been more dangerous things in there, but this one had a 100% legitimate reason to be present. :)
Morituri 18th Jan 2015, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Wow. So they really did find someone stupid enough to specifically place an order for exactly what they brought in, and that manifest really did actually say they had a murderous hungry four-ton lizard in there. At this point, I'm ready to nominate Clauderius for that year's Darwin Award just for not checking the manifest before attempting to force the door.

Actually I probably underestimate. With its armored hide, that might be an eight-ton lizard.
Tokyo Rose 18th Jan 2015, 6:08 PM edit delete reply

Back on the page "Manipulations", Mr. Black--er, Barclay--is telling the gene-priest that his "standing request" will be fulfilled, after confirming with Kira that she and Pyre were indeed able to get hold of the beastie. :D

And yeah, if Clauderius had bothered to look at the manifest rather than swinging his dick around, he'd have rather quickly seen that that cargo container held a "zoological specimen", specifically an adult scythe lizard (Whatthefuckus ohgodhelpii*), and he might have managed to unass his head long enough to realize that whacking on a big metal box full of perennially angry eatmonster is a terrible, terrible idea.

* With my finger on the "delete message" button, I resignedly await a torrent of biology-wank messages lambasting me for an inappropriately structured binomen.
Centcomm 18th Jan 2015, 7:56 PM edit delete reply

Hey rose we should have come up with a better Latin name for the beast

im thinking ( stellio manibus ensis rampage ) or some such .... Just kidding .. don't kill me.
Sheela 18th Jan 2015, 8:05 PM edit delete reply

Eatus Angerus ?
xpacetrue 17th Jan 2015, 11:26 AM edit delete reply

Q: Would it have been a smart move to jump inside that big, beefy vehicle in the background? I'm thinking it would survive long enough for reinforcements to arrive. Even if it's locked, they could climb up on top of the thing and hope that huge monster can jump far.
Tokyo Rose 17th Jan 2015, 4:11 PM edit delete reply

With all the distractions running about panicking and shooting at the beastie, climbing into or on top of the vehicle would have been reasonably safe. Dr. Silver's view is "if we don't have to move from this spot at all, that's even better".
Sheela 17th Jan 2015, 4:55 PM edit delete reply

An even better place to go, would be inside the container that held the murderturd and close the door. After all, if it couldn't get out of it, it probably cannot get into it either.
Stormwind13 17th Jan 2015, 5:39 PM edit delete reply

Are you sure there isn't ANOTHER one sleeping in there, Sheela. Knowing the redshirt's luck... :-D
Morituri 18th Jan 2015, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Well, there was at least one guy who got off a call for a Heavy Weapons unit before the thing bit him in half.

For our valiant crew's sake, I'm hoping the reinforcements don't arrive with Kali at their head. But even if they do, Kali will spend her time dealing with the scythe lizard, at least at first.
Sheela 18th Jan 2015, 8:06 PM edit delete reply

If you put two murderturds in the same room, one will eat the other.
CyberSkull 18th Jan 2015, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

To ge the full Benny Hill, you need to have someone running in their underwear. ;)
ResonantStorm 12th Mar 2015, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Next Christmas, Teedee wants:
-her Hexaflow Valkyrie body, a Plasma Cannon, Several Combat Mods, Heavy Armor, A Striker package, and a Scythe Lizard.
Steven-Vincent 13th Dec 2015, 1:49 PM edit delete reply

This is an awesome page. I love the juxtaposition of the guys running from the lizard and them watching. The black on red is a great choice.
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