The paradox is Greek. the opinion is strange, seemingly wild, puzzling, contrary to the general.
Dictionary of Dal
1) Paradox – an opinion that contradicts (sometimes only at first glance) common sense.
2) The paradox is a strange saying, diverging from the generally accepted opinion.
3) The paradox is a phenomenon that seems incredible and unexpected.
Dictionary of Ozhegov
In the cartoon – the “paradoxical” situation, the plot, the expressed thought – are an important component of the semantic drawing, helping to sharpen attention to the problem posed or sharper, to reveal the comic.