Les sextraordinaires aventures de Zizi et Peter Panpan

That’s the title of a ’60s bande dessinée erotique created by Gérard Lauzier. Taken all in all, the French are admirably dedicated to giving other nations a laugh. “Panpan” — huh.

I was looking for something about Petit Con, a movie Lauzier based on one of his cartoon series, but all Wiki could offer was the same New York Times review I read back in 1985. The reviewer didn’t like the film, whereas I did. The piece does salvage a very good line: “Not a hint of rebellion in their frozen calf eyes!” That’s the thought on the moody young hero’s mind as his family eats its dinner.