- Barnaby and Loaker
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
"Bath Time With Loaker"
Issue#83: "Bath Time With Loaker"
Loaker has a bath with his rubber ducky but only one of them survives...
Notes and References:
This issue is one of the earliest Barnaby and Loaker scripts that I have written (2013). I wasn't entirely sure if a mostly silent issue would work until I ran the idea by Louise Mackean (My mother) who convinced me that it would work.
This is the second issue to use a different header font. The first issue to do this was issue#56: "Kathy and the Real Boy".
The issue continues Loaker's gremlin-like behaviour of devouring things. Other examples of this can be seen in issue#9 "Loaker, Interrupted" and issue#31 "The Further Desolation of Moloch by Loaker Banks".
The use of a rubber ducky is partly inspired by Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie sketch where Ernie has a bath with his duckie. The sketch included a song entitled "Rubber Duckie" which was written by Jeff Moss in 1970. The song was so popular that it was nominated for a Grammy award for "Best Recording for Children". It ultimately lost to The Sesame Street Book & Record which ironically includes the Rubber Duckie song.