Sometimes, you look back on a cartoon with fresh eyes and you can see where you might have gone wrong. I think this one is sort of teetering on the edge, but just in case, let me offer this explanation.
The guy in the chair is tall and shown in profile.
A weak joke? Probably. It seemed funny at the time, but, well, they can’t all be home runs.
How about us who are short in length? 😉 I am OK with having a “low” profile…