More Bob jokes

I keep seeing more and more examples of cartoonists using the name Bob to make a cartoon funnier, especially if the character so named is a bit of a doofus. Why this perfectly good name has been singled out for this dubious recognition is a mystery. Here are some recent ones.

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  1. says

    How about “Eric?” You know, Eric the Cat, Eric the Fish, Eric the Half-Bee, Eric the Rich Brat who’s Dumber than any of the Other Erics…?

  2. chigau (違う) says

    “Bob” is one syllable. That leaves the jokester lots of space to finish the joke.
    If the protagonist is named “Sylvester”, that is the joke.

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