Great Moments in Culinary Science

I have a file labeled TO BE FINISHED, and it encompasses all of time. My time, anyway. This is an old pun reworked into a possible t-shirt design. Along the way a few things changed. In the original it’s clear that the man is shaking the table. It’s clear because the other scientist says, “Keep shaking. I think we’ve discovered something.” To simplify the design I dropped the speech balloon, and went straight to the punchline.

So if you’re inclined to play cartoonist:

Should I put the speech balloon back in? Or does the cartoon work as it is? Is it clear that the plate is moving because of the disheveled scientist shaking the table?