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[-] flossdaily@lemmy.world 32 points 10 months ago

George Burns died 27 years ago.

I'm guessing this comic was written before 1996, when George Burns died at ~100 years old... his last movie was in 1994.

This is akin to the Betty White jokes being told up until her recent death.

[-] thrawn@lemmy.world 17 points 10 months ago

Copyright is dated 1991 top right

[-] ComfortablyGlum@sh.itjust.works 3 points 10 months ago

Come for the comics, stay for the discussions.

[-] ChaoticNeutralCzech@feddit.de 2 points 10 months ago

Is this a reference to The Simpsons’ “immortal” villain Mr Burns?

[-] turtlepower@lemm.ee 21 points 10 months ago

No, that is Montgomery Burns. George Burns was a real actor/comedian who was famous for playing God (like Morgan Freeman is now) and lived to be very old for the time, so people would joke that he would live forever/actually was god/etc. "Oh God! You Devil" is a classic if you want to see his work.

[-] everett@lemmy.ml 6 points 10 months ago

No, George Burns was a real comedian (who was really old by 1991).

[-] sab@kbin.social 17 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Born 1896, died 1996 at the ripe old age of 100.

Ended his stage career after a bath injury in 1994. Caught a cold at Frank Sinatra's Christmas party a month before his 100th birthday, and never fully recovered.

If you're in a position to attend Sinatra's Christmas party a month before your 100th birthday you've already done well.

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