This MUTTS strip pays tribute to Gene Ahern's classic comic The Squirrel Cage. It shows Mooch and Earl riding in a small red car. "Look Earl, a hitchhiker," says Earl. They approach a man who asks, "Nov shmoz ka pop?" "Shorry," Mooch replies as he continues to drive pass the man. "I have no idea where this is going," Mooch says to Earl.