884: Rogers St.
Title text: 'We can also use middle names in place of first pet's names, but yours is something incomprehensible about dropping tables.'
This comic is a reference to the game of creating your "porn star name" by putting your pet's name as your first name and the street you grew up on as your last name. For example: Max (Dog's name) Pine (Street name). In this comic, Randall would have named his cat "Mister" and had moved to "Rogers" Street and so his kid's porn name would be "Mister Rogers" (from the children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"), which is pretty high on the very unsexy name scale (if there was one) especially for a porn actor, although it may attract people with weird sexual fetishes.
In this way, Randall has prevented his kid from getting into porn.
In the title text, he references the other way of creating a porn star name by using your middle name as your first name and the street still as your last name. Additionally, the title text references comic 327: Exploits of a Mom in which Mrs. Roberts puts SQL instructions into her son's name so that it will mess with the database at school. In 327, the kid's name is
Robert'); DROP TABLE students;-- and we are led to believe the person in the comic above may be the same Little Bobby Tables. His middle name supposedly would be
'); DROP TABLE students;--, which is something incomprehensible about dropping tables.
Here's a link to the location of Rogers Street, which is near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.
- [Someone with curly hair is standing in front of a sign labeled "Auditions". A judge of some sort speaks from off-panel.]
- Judge: Seriously?
- Judge: Sorry, no, that's a huge mood killer.
- Judge: Next!
- Before I have a kid, I'm moving to Rogers Street in Cambridge, MA, and then getting a cat named "Mister"
- Just to guarantee the kid will never go into porn.
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