So.. the joke is that the robot is taking the byte thing to die?
What was the joke in the first cartoon? That he's too busy talking to notice a bot controller?
If I'm gettting these jokes right, I'm afraid I don't find them funny at all.
Maybe it's just me, lets see if others like them.
One important element I feel your cartoon is missing, is expressions. The characters don't move at all, and have no faces of expression. A big part of a cartoon's humour is not just in the joke, but in the delivery of it. And seeing Jon's face in the last panel of a Garfield cartoon makes it all the better for it.