I think fifty or sixty years of the kid always being the smart one in the comic strip in enough, don’t you? I’ve realized, looking back, that I have more than a few “dumb kid” or at least “joke sails over the kid’s head as it actually would in real life” strips. Dumb kids are funny.
I realize that this woman kind of looks like Rosanne, and that I have given her some dialogue which would not have been out of place in that show. For a family sitcom, it actually had some very smart jokes. Someday maybe I will write a TV pilot. If I think I can do as well as they did in their best years, then it might be worth the shot.