Like any entertainment, cartoons have their own tropes to be revisited and reinterpreted. Psychiatry couches, sales graphs, desert islands, etc…
One of my personal favorites is the In/Out basket. There’s lots of room to play there.
Maybe you remove a basket, maybe you add some more. How much paper is in each and why? Maybe one basket is inside other. For such a simple idea, there’s a world of possibility.
So when one day I saw a local car dealer on TV yelling “We’re wheelin’ and dealin’!” the old In/Out baskets popped into my head for the above cartoon.