What I find most interesting about this panel is that Joy is "too tired to even pick a movie."
I imagine that Burl and Joy suddenly realized that bedtime was approaching and they had no movie with which to ease their passage to sleep. They face the prospect of being forced into an alternate activity, such as conversation (reinforced by The Conversation movie on the shelf), reading (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), or worse (Being There's signature phrase "I like to watch").
And so they embark on a frantic search for a video rental store long after most stores have closed. The trek takes them as far south as Kentucky before they finally find a store which is still open. By now Joy is barely awake, but Burl is adamant that he will not return home without a movie.
And who can blame him?
- I hate to say this, but the movie shelves contain movies I actually like, such as the three mentioned above and Bull Durham. Please tell me that doesn't mean I share common taste with Burl and Joy.
- Do you figure the person in the back is just coming out from behind the curtain which segregates the adult section from the rest of the titles?
- The perspective in this panel is really strange. It's hard to tell where the shelves are relative to the people or each other.