Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mary Worth 457

This is the point in the story that I will forever mark as the moment it stopped being funny and became just plain painful.

I think it's time to pause for a commercial break:



Today's Full Strip

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

For several days Dr. Jeff and Mary have been sitting on a gold toned sofa (to match Dr. Jeff's hair highlights) which was near a window. Until yesterday. Someone moved the sofa to the corner without a curtain or window in sight. Now today, they are on a sand-toned sofa where the gold toned sofa was two days ago. Yet the conversation seems to have been continuous and on subject the whole time. Was the sofa moved, re-upholstered, was a window taken out and then put back in? What's up at Charterstone?

Anonymous said...

I've been feeling the pain for quite some time. Welcome aboard. By the way, do these people ever not have a cup in their hands?

In the full strip... said...

I see Ted had to remove the steering wheel in his car to make way for Queenie's flailing, forever-face-groping mitts.

All part of his ... MASTER PLAN!

Vicki said...

I think Mary has a sofa problem. Once a month she goes to the SR "Sofa King" furniture store and buys whatever sofa strikes her fancy. She never remembers to think, "will this clash with my LR colors?", D'oh! Sometimes she just re-paints the room. Poor Jeff has had to put up with this quirkiness for years! But it's worth it for all the free coffee.

Ted's bright blue car is making my head hurt!

Anonymous said...

Can we turn all of this face touching into a drinking game please? So we can then tolerate all the face touching.

djangosmom said...

It really is driving me crazy the way everyone is banking on Ted's pledge to the Village. IT IS JUST A NUMBER ON A NAPKIN! It means nothing! HELLO!

Anonymous said...

To Vicki: Didn't you notice in the first panel that the Charterstone walls and associated follage seem to be painted the same color blue as Ted's steering wheel-less automobile.

Wonder if this is Aldo Kelrast's former street cruiser, not completely re-conditioned, which may explain the lack of steering wheel.

djangosmom said...

Wait... it just occurred to me, I bet that the large number Ted wrote on the napkin is $18,000. The same dollar amount that Toby lost from her account when her identity was stolen.

Chester the Dog said...

This story is so painful, even the people sitting on the streetlamp lit park bench have left. Perhaps off to Sofa King, to get their own mustard colored couch. Or off to retile their own kitchens, which would be more interestng than listening in at Marys window.

Johnny C said...

Ted changed clothes again? Natures Geography employees have a very good expenses account allowance.

Somewhere in the background, I hear the strains of "Call Me" from "American Gigilo"

Anonymous said...

Queenie has not put on her seat belt, just to touch Teds face with more flexibility

Anonymous said...

Re: the sofa, Mary lives in the model home, used only for Charterstones appearances on HGTV's "House Hunters"

Anonymous said...

Note to Moy: My favor is for sale.
Bids are currently being taken on e-bay.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2 (Re: Always holding cups)--could be kind of like Linus Van Pelt's reason for always drawing figures with their hands behind their backs: because he can't draw hands. Maybe Mr. Giella just can't draw hands doing normal things, but, boy!, can he draw hands holding coffee cups. Indoors shots, outdoor shots, close ups, at distance.

Either that, or everyone at Charterstone has a serious caffeine addiction. Maybe they all have kidney stones, too, as a result. Ooh! Just think of the fun story lines we could have with that!

--wheelhead

Anonymous said...

Ironically, thanks to Mary Worth Time (TM), the entire process of kidney stone symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery would occur between panels two and three of a single strip.

Of course, we would spend the next 16 weeks (our time) watching the patient try to locate that gosh darned button that popped off their shirt. I think somehow it all evens out.