“Yes, a little one” is definitely an allusion to the Crunchy Frog sketch from Monty Python.  It’s such a perfect, dry, British line that I had to use it as the spine here.

I was seriously contemplating a very bad rule break, because of how easy it would have been to make these little characters gesture and change positions.  I am glad I didn’t, but the evil thought was there.  I won’t be able to resist it forever.

No idea if any Egyptian pharaohs died in infancy.  Could probably look it up, but eh.

Note:  this strip contained a spelling error.  “Pharaoh” was originally spelled “Pharoah.”  This was caught by a Dutch reader, for whom English is a second language.  Shame on me and the rest of us native readers.