Shocker: A non-recycled concept!
Interesting twist in today's strip, in that I don't think there's anybody involved that we're supposed to see as being wrong. Well, maybe Hocker and his wife for letting their kid answer the phone, but really, what can you do? (Side note: I had to read "Boss Honcho dials Hocker" something like 4 times to realize that the boss is named Honcho and the guy is named Hocker.)
Not that Boss Honcho comes off as sounding too nice. He probably doesn't know how to deal with small children, because throwing in a "Y'hear?" is not doing anyone any good. Also, "Do yez-z-z?" Ack. The child horrifies me. The puppy's name is "Soozu"? I just don't understand. Any why is the dog on a leash inside the house? Is she about to walk the dog?
I get the feeling from the "Heh heh" in the exposition box that we're supposed to be mocking the boss for calling and needing to talk to Hocker on short notice. Which...yeah, is a bit unreasonable. Was this phone call totally unexpected?
Obviously it's Friday; I'm just all over the place. But I do think that whenever somebody asks to talk to someone else, I'm going to say, "Ooko, who?"