1452: Jurassic World
Title text: Hey guys! What's eating you? Ha ha ha it's me! Oh, what fun we have.
This strip refers to Jurassic World, the then new Jurassic Park movie, and the titular theme park. White Hat explains to Megan that, in their park, they have genetically engineered a better Tyrannosaurus. Megan doesn't feel that the historic Tyrannosaurus can be improved upon, but White Hat insists they've created an even more terrifying, smarter Tyrannosaurus for this new park.
White Hat refers to Tyrannosaurus as "two decades old", indicating that he has switched topics from the movie's plot line to the animation techniques that created the Tyrannosaurus on-screen in 1993 versus today. Clearly, in the computer animation world, we should be able to create something more convincing with modern technology. Megan comments that she is fairly certain it is older than two decades, suggesting that she is referring to the actual Tyrannosaurus that lived millions of years ago.
In the final panel, White Hat introduces the "new" Tyrannosaurus, who is immediately recognizable as the green Tyrannosaurus from Ryan North's Dinosaur Comics; specifically, from the last panel of said webcomic - which in turn is from clip art. Anyone who has read so much as a handful of Dinosaur Comics will know that its Tyrannosaurus character "T-Rex" is about as far from smart and scary as it is possible for a Tyrannosaurus to be (see this example from the day this comic was released).
The title text is an example of what T-Rex (the character) would say to a couple of humans, and it's a poor joke which would only be funny when it's a talking T-Rex saying it. Despite his goofy mannerisms, he is still a carnivore who attacks (or at least accidentally steps on) humans, as can be seen in panel 3 and 4 of the webcomic.
- [White Hat holding one hand up in front om him and Megan are walking together.]
- White Hat: In Jurassic World, we've used genetic engineering to create a better dinosaur.
- Megan: Tyrannosaurus is the most charismatic animal that ever lived, and you think you'll upstage it?
- [White Hat now holds both his hands up in front of him as he and Megan walk on.]
- White Hat: Tyrannosaurus was cool, but it's two decades old!
- Megan: I think it's a little older than that.
- [In this frame-less panel White Hat points up as they continue to walk.]
- White Hat: We took Tyrannosaurus and we improved it. Made it scarier, deadlier, smarter.
- White Hat: Look–there it is!
- [White Hat (drawn without his hat) and Megan are dwarfed in the bottom left corner as they stare up at a facsimile of the green T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics. They only reach T-Rex to it's knees.]
- In the last panel Randall forgot to draw White Hat's hat so he looks like Cueball, but from the first panel where White Hat walks with Megan and points up at the Dinosaur, it is clear that it is those two characters that are standing beneath it in this last panel.
- Note that in the two other comics with T-Rex, Randall put in a small Cueball under the foot of T-Rex in the fourth panel of 145: Parody Week: Dinosaur Comics, and in the T-Rex story line from 1350: Lorenz, he also forgot to drawn Hairy's hair, thus also there including Cueball though like here by mistake...
The entire Dinosaur Comics was parodied in 145: Parody Week: Dinosaur Comics, where Randall copied the drawings himself, and T-Rex has appeared in one of the story lines in 1350: Lorenz (see this example story line and also the Dinosaur section under Lorenz themes), where the actual images from the first three panels of Ryan's comic are used, just like here where it is the last panel which is used.
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