The greatest America’s Funniest Videos are ones where animals go all kamikaze on little kids. ‘Cause I guaran-damn-tee you bratty children nationwide do worse to their supposedly beloved four-legged friends daily. Pull ears, kick bellies, yank tails…so really, dog doing the Liu Kang bicycle kick to the face and chest is the least those spoiled incorrigibles have coming to them.
(It’s wrong, but the Appalachian side of me just wants to pick baby Schroeder up and punt him into a swamp.)
The faces here are a wonder. In the first panel, Schroeder’s look is of pure joy at causing pain. What a little bastard! Then we have Snoopy’s tongue-jutting surprise, leading to his fuzzled anger. It’s hard not to share in his clear vengeful happiness at dropping the ball–literally. When I’m feeling really mean, I imagine it’s a shotput crashing on Schroeder’s head.