The Annotated DFC : Good On You, Mate


In DFC #219, Jeffy appeared in a shirt bearing the phrase, "Good on you, mate!". As with all things Keane that make us scratch our heads and say "Whuh?", 'Good on you, mate!' went on to become widely used. The first several captions were more referential.


Well, you got "Good on you mate" off of my shirt, but you still made a bloody mess with that paint! [Mr. Ben]

Bil's early version of the "Jeffy Phone" was a complete failure. The Jeffy figure was too tall for desktop use; the outstretched hand was too small to hold the receiver; most people were tired of Jeffy; and those who weren't wanted to see him in a "Good On You Mate" shirt. [Joe Klein]

"It's Jeffy's lawyers. They feel my Phone on you mate joke is in violation of his intellectual property. Intellectual? Have they ever met Jeffy? Christ, the kid has enough problems with his bodily functions, let alone property... what do you mean, 'I'm on'?" [tv's Spatch]

"By god, you are right, my brother! I'm gonna take it straight to the man!" Jeffy couldn't help but smile as Dolly marched to her doom. Soon...soon the circle would be his again. "Good on ya, mate" he thought, his mind a dark, oily place... [Paul "Dante" Reed]

He wants the cookie AND the rights to my phrase "Good on you mate!" Nothin' personal, but I gotta draw the line somewhere! [Mr. Ben]

Sorry 'bout the mess, but it was a long fight. Still though, I got Jeffy to take off that God damn "Good On You Mate" shirt. Here, wanna burn it? [Psycho Smurf]

Rule one of flirting, Jeffy. "Good on you mate" is not an acceptable pick-up line! [Mr. Ben (and neither is "Y'all think rasslin's fake, honey?")]

Jeffy, you ass! Your bag is supposed to say "Trick or Treat", not "Good On You Mate." [nonentity]

Having been driven to the breaking point by his son shrilly screaming "Moo goo on you, mate!", Bil calmly makes out a list of objects to permanently imbed in Jeffy's rectum. [Jizmo the Wonder Horse]

If you dare do to me what you're thinking, the next thing that will be good on you will be my fist. [Anastasia]

While Dolly performed her piece, Jeffy took the pause to think: Good on who, exactly? [Thany]


Even from the impossible zone, the "Good on you, Mate" shirt continued to operate in the DFC by sending out spies, the "I'm a Happy Camper" shirt among them. [Magus]

Rather than ban phrases like "Bacon-head," "hypno-hair," and all the variations of "Good on you, mate," Grandma Keane decides it would be simpler to just lock Jeffy in the Impossible Zone...and throw away the key. [Jester]

He says he is holding my "Good on you mate" shirt hostage. It looks like we'll have to take him by force. [Terminus]

"I'm hoping a branch will fall on your head so I can use that 'wood on you mate' line I've been saving for months." [hangtownman]

"Food on you, gate! Hood on you, freight! Mood on you, date! Good on ewe, mate!" -- from Pushing a joke too far: Why Scott Adams is rich and we couldn't even afford furniture, by William Hearst Keane, Jr. [Heath]

"So he asked me how I liked my steak, and I said, 'Blood on you, Meat!' He was not a happy camper!" [Heath (Aren't y'all sick of this, too?)]

"Next 'Good on you mate' caption I get, and I'll whack 'em on the head with this!" [Heath]

Billy, who was looking back over his shoulder never saw the sudden eruption of steam from the geyser until it was too late. After that day, we always referred to him as "old faceless". -- Excerpt from Blood On You, Fate; Jeffrey Keane's Fight For Self Direction [Norm DePlume]


"I was pretty suprised the day PJ built a wagon out of a cake pan, a crowbar, and four mismatched saucers. I was completely floored when he used it to qualify fourth in the Daytona 500." -- From I.Q. on You, Mate! Biography of PJ Keane, Boy Genius [Westur the Unspeakable]

"That shirt soon became my curse. I remember the time Kittycat viciously attacked me. I needed help to reach the towels before I bled to death, but all I got was, Blood on you, Mate" -- From Circle on you, Fate: My struggle for identity, by Jeffy Kene. [CrAsH]

Keane's attempt to find favor with the Vatican by placing stigmata upon young Jeffy did not go unnoticed. John Paul II is quoted as saying "God on you, Mate!" to Keane in a private meeting. [Paul "Blessed is Bil" Reed]


"All right, all right! We'll put on the t-shirts with the cute sayings on it. But when someone submits 'Where's the beef, mate?' or 'Poop keeps me with stupid', don't say I didn't warn you!" [Heath]

"To trip, or not to trip in a nutsack in a frenzy of Dik play. That is the question. Whether 'tis good on you mate, or held in by poop..." -- William Keane the Second in the smash broadway hit, "Dfc does Shakeaspeare". [Mokohki-chan]

"Frood on you, mate! Poop holds the vacuum wher it is! Whooooooa I'm trippin my nutsak in a frenzy of Uncle Roy's dik play! Hey! You've only got one breast! Look out! Javelins! YAHHHHHHHH!" Dolly Keane. Once a child star, now a mindless vegetable. Just one more lost soul who fell over the edge...into the Difficult Zone. [Pete]

Okay, everyone give a hand to Agnes Crabtree who won the "I Want to Appear in the Difficult Zone" contest with the correct answers of Marfan and Vice Pope Doug! For those of you playing at home, the DZs in this panel: (a)Jeffy uses his Hypno-Hair on Agnes; (b)PJ offers her the chance to pull his finger; (c)Dolly enters with "Extreme Shopping!!! SURGE!!!; (d)Billy pulls off a double by trippin his nutsak while using poop to remain wher he is; (e)while Thel gives a rousing Food on you, plate!; (f) the cart is full of Soylent Green and Psychic Ferns; and finally (g) Bill and Roy stayed at home to do drugs and sodomize young boys!!! Again, thank you Agnes! Everyone at the DFC hopes to see you again soon! [Elbow (who think that there ain't a chance in Hell this will make it to green.)]

"...and the next guy who writes 'you on void, mate' on my shirt gets transferred to 'Tumbleweeds,' capiche?" [anon]

'Wee Pals'? Jesus, Turner, you're never gonna go anywhere with a stupid-ass strip name like that. 'Good on You, Mate,' now there's a strip name. [anon]

"Good On You, Mate" then spawned a number of 'parody' captions, one-liners that were direct bastardizations of the phrase.


Good on you, pardner! [tv's Spatch]

Food on you, mate! [coptician]

Boo on you, mate! [Doc Evil]

Goop on you, plate! [zen]

Wood on you, mate! [Mr. Ben McClellan]

Kid on you, seat! [Mr. Ben McClellan]

Good on you, bait! [Disco Fever]

Stood on you, plate! [ks]

World on you, slate! [Like this one's gonna make it]

Kid on you, wall. [The one and only Don C.]

Good on you, night! [not a chance in hell]

Wood on you, face! [Coyote]

Wood on you, mate! [Everybody's doin' it, Why can't I?]


Mud on shoe, mate! [Reverend Wholesomeness]

Prime on you mate!!! [R.J.M.]

Mate on you, wood! [Humblest Apologies]

Wood kung fu, mate! [Generik]


Brood on you, mate! [Lost in Erehwon]

Meaningless life of unfulfilled dreams on you, mate. [anon]


Good ennui, mate! [Kurt L]

Check on you, mate! [Mr. Ben McClellan]

"That puts you in check, Jeffy. Mom, that hairstyle looks good on you. Mate." [Werehamster]


"Adjective on noun, mate!" [Westur the Unspeakable (Deeply ashamed)]

Goo on shoe, mate? Aaauugh! Forgive me, it was a reflex, I tell you!!! [Riff]

"Jeff on you, mate. Haw haw, I slay myself." [Monkey Punch]