Annotations: "Varty" is supposed to be Vartan Gregorian, Brown's goateed Armenian president who left in 1997 and was replaced by Mormon nerd E. Gordon Gee, who only lasted two years before he opted for a sweeter deal at Vanderbilt. Gregorian always told each new freshman class that they were the "best class ever", hence the joke in the second panel. And while it's not strictly necessary to have seen Perfect Strangers to appreciate this comic, it would probably help.