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50 ccs
There's been a raccoon accident at an accordion bacchanalia! Double doses!
Title text: There's been a raccoon accident at an accordion bacchanalia! Double doses!

Explanation

Ambox notice.png This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: This needs further explanation. Even though the sentences are just made up using words with CC they should be explained.

Randall is making a joke about the use of "cc" in some fields, such as medicine, to refer to "cubic centimeter". In the SI system, "cubic centimeter" should be written cm³. 1 cm³ is equal to 1 ml (milliliter). Instead of using "cc" as a measure of volume, the doctor in the comic asks for 50 "cc" letter combinations, because she needs to write the words "hiccup vaccine" (which both include the "cc" part) 25 times.

In the title text there is a similar situation, but four words that need the "cc" letter combination, so a double "dosage" is needed.

Transcript

[Ponytail in a doctor's coat, walks right while reading from a clipboard, pasning Cueball walking the other way while she talks to Megan walking in front of her.]
Ponytail: Nurse, bring me 50 CCs!
Ponytail: I need to write "hiccup vaccine" 25 times!


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