The Prodigal Corpse
Book One, Episode Eight
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Series Life with Lamarr
Release date 13th February 2009
Length 13 Panels
Created by Co Fiori-McPhee
Link Life with Lamarr
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Death's a Beach
Barney Helps Out


Kleiner and Barney are attempting to shake off Earl and Roderick, but Earl refuses to leave until they help him bring Roderick back to see his sister Pearl - Roderick's wife. Barney shows Earl the way on the condition that Earl leaves them alone forever afterwards. After dropping Earl off, Barney leaves Pearl's tenement block and we see a loud argument between Earl, Pearl and Tom, Pearl's new husband. Shortly after Roderick is thrown through the window, landing in the street below.

While Earl is consoling the corpse, he lets slip that he and Roderick know the location of a large amount of money. Barney, overhearing, decides to bring them back to Kleiner's apartment so that they can help pay the rent.

Cubbage CommentEdit

Cubbage says Cubbage says: By Jove! Locked in a cellar all that time and when you get out your bally wife is hiding the hog with another man! Enough to send a chap clean orf his nut, what! Still never mind - everyone is going to live happily together now so that's turned out all right! Good show!


  • The woman in panel two, who appears to be a passer-by whose attention was caught by Earl was not posed, but generated by the map and just happened to be in just the right pose and position when the screenshot was taken.