328: Eggs

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Oh, yeah, we get tons of them at these casual sex bars.
Title text: Oh, yeah, we get tons of them at these casual sex bars.


Cueball seems to be using a common cheesy pick up line. So, how do you like your eggs in the morning? — implying that he will be the one cooking them, because they will still be together in the morning, after they spent the night having sex. The standard response to this pick up line for a woman seeking to brush off the potential partner — as one would expect a woman in a bar being propositioned by a stranger to do most of the time — is "unfertilized", switching the meaning of "eggs" from chicken eggs to female gametes. In fact, Cueball is not trying to solicit sex from Megan, but instead is trying to set her up for that punchline as he is in the habit of setting up jokes. Megan's desire for actual casual sex subverts his plan for comedy. He politely declines her offer and looks for the classic snowclone priest and rabbi setup.

The title text is a response to the comment about a priest and a rabbi. Megan points out that such religious leaders would probably not go looking for casual sex.

Alternatively, the title text could be implying that this is a bar where most people are looking for casual sex, and jokers are a common nuisance, in contrast with bars where most women are not looking for a hookup and men who troll for casual sex are a common nuisance.


[Megan sits at a bar; Beret Guy cleans a glass from behind the counter. Cueball approaches.]
Cueball: So, how do you like your eggs in the morning?
Megan: Ooh, sunny side up.
Cueball: Oh. Huh.
Megan: Is that a problem?
Cueball: Well, it's just that I was trying to set you up for the "unfertilized" line.
Megan: Ah. Bad timing; I'm actually looking for casual sex. ...interested?
Cueball: I'd love to, but I've got like 20 more jokes to set up tonight. Hey, have you seen a priest and a rabbi?

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Megan is at a hotel bar and Cueball (the waiter) is asking her a question on her breakfast next morning. After that this comic looks much more like a Monty Python or Faulty Towers skit. But if that is true we need a reference.

BTW: Please follow all instructions here Help:How to add a new comic explanation when creating a new page.--Dgbrt (talk) 15:16, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

My alternate take on the Title-Text is that the person looking for a priest and a rabbi is being (sarcastically? ...or totally not sarcastically?) told that they're indeed quite common in Singles Bars. 15:18, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

That's my take as well Gman314 (talk) 05:45, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Yet a third reading of the title text is the sarcasm that they get priests and rabbis looking for casual sex in that bar. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Doesn't the beret guy signify anything? According to my interpretation, he signified the futility of Cueball insisting on using traditional pickup lines when both of them wanted the same thing. 18:36, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure he's the bartender, set there to identify the locale as a pub. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

What joke is Randall referring to when he mention the priest and the rabbi? Never heard any before. 20:07, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

I Do not believe it is a specific joke, but a common setup for a joke, such as "a priest, a rabbi and an atheist walk into a bar.", just like many other constellations of people. However the different kinds of religious people tend to be a stereotypic setup. The jokes that follow after range from harmless clean jokes, to straight up blasphemy (from the specific religions viewpoint). --Lupo (talk) 09:16, 15 August 2019 (UTC)