Comic strip queen Cathy Guisewite has announced that she’ll end her iconic Cathy strip this October after 34 years, reports CNN. Somebody pass the chocolate! The strip – which spawned over 30 books and an Emmy winning animated TV special in the ‘80 – was never really a big part of my life. But I have enjoyed seeing it spoofed by some of my favorite comedians. Remember when Andy Samberg did Cathy as a Weekend Update character with an occasional assist from Justin Timberlake? (If you don’t, check out the clip below.) Or on 30 Rock, when Wesley (Michael Sheen) tells Liz (Tina Fey) that her food obsession is “like being in a Cathy cartoon that just won’t end”? Or another 30 Rock moment, when Tracy points out to Liz that she had unwittingly quoted Cathy the other day: “Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Aack!” (Watch the clip on YouTube before it gets pulled.)
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So, Cathy, while you and I were never really close, any friend of Tina’s (and Andy’s and Justin’s…) is a friend of mine. I salute you. But what about you, PopWatchers? Will you miss Cathy? And what are your other favorite Cathy-inspired moments in pop culture?