Spoiler Alert! Panel 8 has two candidates for the 'dad jokes' file! Har de har har.
I can pretty much say with certainty that this strip (CTCC) is the first and probably only strip that you will ever see a female caribou with a male's name playing an electric guitar in the woods...certainty. Also the first strip to name "Ethno' Blues MOR, primitive reed, electro synth" as a music form (actually it may now be common but back in the day, there wasn't anything like it)!
Panel 6 is a direct result of personal experiences...and to this day I have fun on the ivories. I can't play worth a clink, but fun, fun, fun!