Originally, this strip had a punchline, but it was removed in the interest of expressing our tall friend's humor through as little speech as possible.
HISTORY LESSON: Though Jefferson was one of the best and most eloquent writers of his time, he was terribly shy in public and lacked any substantial skills in tackling matters verbose. In fact, throughout his presidency, he only made a total of two big public speeches.
Moreover, the school that he mentions, Fleur-de-Lis Academy, is a French private school acting on many of the same principles as the Colonial Academy.
Though no one was mentioned by name in this particular strip, you might recognize our silent friend and our portly, bespectacled professor, there!