In the second panel, did Brian say something that nobody else could understand, or did he make a joke that only he found amusing? It can be interpreted either way! I was always wildly inconsistent regarding just how much Brian could communicate with the others, often playing it up or down for its comedic value.
I know they don’t make people wear those cones, but I thought the idea was just too funny to pass up. And considering Orneryboy’s utter lack of empathy towards Soya Sauce having to wear a cone, it was fun to give him his comeuppance. Or should I say, his “CONE-uppance”. Wocka wocka!