For the longest time, I thought it was important that Joyce and Sal never meet prior to It’s Walky!.  I wanted them to become friends because Joyce doesn’t realize Sal was that same girl she hated in college.  But circumstances with Joyce’s brain changed things by the time I got to It’s Walky!, and so me keeping Sal and Joyce apart in Roomies! was no longer necessary.  That meant I could go back and shove this story in!  And so I did.

Joyce’s parents are exchanging glances in the last panel because they were engaged at a very early age and are quietly not appreciating Sal’s skepticism.  Let’s just say that Joyce’s oldest brother was not necessarily a planned pregnancy.  Those Browns are horny.