The Stupid-as-Diamond Lil story arc ends with a take-off on another recurring theme ... where Lil derides her fellow barflies, in this case Herman:
I have realized, as we continue this story arc where Stupid the Bird fills in for Diamond Lil, that many of the jokes don't make sense unless one is a regular reader of the strip.
For example, Lil and her best friend Edna -- both senior citizens -- often interact while looking out the window, as in this strip (a parallel to this one).
Today through Monday, another Stupid the Bird saga as he fills in for the title character of Diamond Lil. The man on the left is Lil's boyfriend Sam.
This Birdbrains requires no explanation, really.
A 1973 Peanuts strip for everyone who, back in the day, mistook Woodstock for something other than a bird:
A Mutts strip themed for the day.
Another in the "Animal Problems" series. You have to wonder how the pigeon at the far left got his head stuck in a Pringles can ...