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If you closely examine the cosmic background radiation, you can pick up lingering echoes of 'I Got You Babe'.
This comic is a mash-up of the American movie "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and the work of James Ussher who was a Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar, who most famously published a chronology that purported to establish the time and date of the creation as the night preceding Sunday, 23 October 4004 BC, according to the proleptic Julian calendar.
This comic is purporting to say that unlike in the movie, Bill Murray and Rita (Andie MacDowell) never move on to February 3rd, but instead create our world with some sort of "sexual infinity".
And of course, the image text, there is a reference to the song "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher, which is the song that Bill Murray's character wakes up to every morning of February 2nd (and Spoiler Alert: February 3rd as well).
According to the other wiki, the final scene has Bill Murray's character wearing the same clothes as the night before, implying he didn't sleep with Rita after all.