And y’all? Stop smirking. Indulge me this.
I loved Schulz’ latterly dependence on the beanbag. Comfortable, comical. Just the word “beanbag” is chuckle-worthy, and Schulz loved words that just sounded funny. (Cf. “zamboni”.)
There’s not much to the joke here, another wry Sally comment on the relative worth of her wishy-washy big brother. What propels this to just outside the Titanic Ten is how Snoopy is drawn in the last two panels. In the third square, he is reacting to Sally’s zinger from his cozy nook on the beanbag. His ears are not visible, his eyes are closed in delight, and a grin is just creeping up on his face. In the last panel, he has turned ever so slightly to reveal a bit of ear, but his eyes are still closed, and his smile even wider. Unbelievable cuteness that I shall not apologize for loving to pieces and bits.