It's possible this moment had something to do with the decision to start making the comic in color. I'm certain there won't be varied reactions at all and that everyone will be totally happy with Tedd trying out a different look.
Yes, you heard me. Everything is awesome, AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT.
One might wonder why we didn't just skip yesterday's comic and go directly to this reveal. There are a few reasons, but here's a big one: This comic in general is primarily character driven, and we last saw George really interact with Justin around 400 COMICS AGO. I felt George and how he interacts with Justin without outside influence desperately needed a reintroduction.
Another reason is that "weedle" is a funny word.