I dunno, too tame? Too much like a joke that a mainstream daily strip might use? In my new 5-a-week mode, I can’t afford to worry about such things.
Originally I had God do the punchline. It seemed more in line with the sensibilities I have established in this strip to have a hidden wife rather than a hidden deity. Not that I wouldn’t do the God-to-man thing, but in this case, it felt more right to do it this way. It required that I set the joke up a little differently, but so be it.