Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Review of "A Fistful of Rebuttals," by Ron Young and Jeff LeBlanc

 Review of

A Fistful of Rebuttals, by Ron Young and Jeff LeBlanc

Five out of five stars

Great parody of the western genre

 The classic plot of the showdown in western stories is the bad man and lawman that can’t stand each other. One or both of them reaches the point where they utter the classic phrase, “This town isn’t big enough for both of us.” That is the premise of this story as well, albeit with a deadpan ending.

 There is a speaking platform set up with tables on each end. There is a sign proclaiming, “Big Debate Today” and Off-White Ike is at one table and Marshal Mick Luhan at the other. The moderator moves back and forth between the two adversaries asking for their statements, most of the time their responses are limited to either “Yup” or “Nope.” Significant facial expressions are also part of the interplay. Finally, the confrontation comes to the inevitable climax of such stories, only to be defused by a logical question that is acted on. The final lines are another shot at a western movie cliché.

 Simple in image and dialog, if you are familiar with the western theme, then you will find this comic funny.

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