I agree, as much as I love the unerrring side-cracking humor, I feel that there should be AT LEAST one or two slices-of-life or, at the worst(or best, depending on your opinion) a heartwarming panel. Just something to show why after all this time they're still friends...that DOESN'T involve stupidity, slap-stick, or out right mind control. At the least, ONE story arc. Just a personal suggestion, do with it as you will.
I was going to say "looks like they went to Norway for a vacation", but come to think of it English language signs are more likely in Colorado. On the other hand, moped routes are an impossibility in the Rockies. So, they must obviously be here in Canada.