Lots of what I do could be categorized mash ups. It’s simply the easiest way to tell a joke. Being as I do one of these everyday, I need a gag that I can illustrate as quickly as possible.
I always try to do a little more than that. A play on words, or something to tie the characters in together. But on occasion, I find I’ve written an actual joke. Which is why this is one of my favorites.
I love the idea that the smoker isn’t even acknowledging the fact that there’s a Lego man talking to him. It’s as though the Lego man is in that bar all the time, bitching about something. Also, where’d he get a Lego cup that big?