"Dad's Dead!" vs. Bort
It's comedy = tragedy + time + Laurie Metcalf doing her thing on the phone vs. an unusual name that's not so unusual!
The case for Bort
It seems that all the Borts in the world come to Itchy and Scratchy Land. They have to stock Bort license plates (and restock them)! Confusion reigns when the name Bort is spoken because of all the Borts about!
And what's with the tone from little Bort's mom? Her imperious dismissal of big Bort is probably typical of people who would name their kid "Bort."
The case for "Dad's Dead!"
Jackie straining for clarity amid grief.