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Figuretoon Quickies

"Meeting Your Heroes"
6/23/10

In typical OAFEnet fashion, this Figuretoon requires an esoterc blend of knowledge about classic literature, '80s wrestling, and comic convention etiquette. And it's still not very funny. We should totally be writing for The New Yorker!

The basic premise is Dante meeting Virgil - like we said in the review, Inferno was one of history's first self-insert fanfics, because it involved the author meeting all his favorite historical figures. Of course, the Virgil in question was the classic Roman poet, not the wrestling valet.

We honestly don't know what Virgil (real name Mike Jones) charges for an autograph. Maybe he doesn't charge at all. But if you go to enough comic shows, eventually you'll see him sitting at a signing table. It was just funnier to portray him as something of a jerk, to contrast with Dante's enthusiasm.

Vision-Impaired Transcript

Dante: Wow, I'm so excited! It's such an honor to meet you! I've been a huge fan for years! Can I get a picture?
Virgil: Twenty-five bucks, kid.

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