Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mary Worth 487

I know I'm trying to stay true to the weekly format, but how could I ignore today's abuse of our Constitutional protection of a free press. I have edited the image because we're family friendly here. Unlike, apparently, Mary Worth.

Today's Full Strip

37 comments:

tuffenuf said...

hahaha!

Dr. Jeff shows just what he thinks of T/edward!

Anonymous said...

Oops! I take back all my adamant assertions that Mr. Giella had graduated cum laude from his correspondence course in drawing realistic comic strip hands.

--wheelhead

Vicki said...

Shame on you, Jeff! Mary would not approve of a gentleman gesturing with *that* finger. By the way, where IS Mary!?

duckduckgoose said...

Thanks, Wanders, for blurring Jeff's disjointed finger gesture. LOL

I don't mean to be persnickety about Adrian's rendering of past events today but ...hadn't she come right out and TOLD Ted about her dad's background check?

And then she speculates:
"It could be why he wanted to leave town!"
... just hours after she wired him all of that money...?! "What do you think, Daddy?"

Jeff is agitated to the point of censorship because he KNEW he shouldn't have let baby Adrian eat those small chips of paint on the windowsill near her crib.

Chester said...

I think its pretty creepy how cozy Jeff and his daughter are sitting on the sofa of the week, sipping Sanka.

Jeff is a doctor? With those odd fingers? Oh my!

But does Adrien get her 50 grand back?

Tony said...

I tried replicating Dr. Jeff's, uh, gesture with my own right hand and found I needed a sixth finger.

Anonymous said...

Tony, I too tried replicating Dr. Jeff's, uh, gesture with my own right hand and found I needed a sixth finger...
implanted about half way up the 3rd metacarpal bone, don't you think? Or have I spent way too much time on this?

viscosity said...

whenever I lose 50 large to a conman with a hard heart I like to sit with my father over tea and make frivolous small talk about how it could all have been avoided. Mary (still pruning roses in the Charterstone gardens) is secretly mocking her beau.

Personally I think Jeff got a plastic surgeon friend to graft that extra finger in place so that he can point at himself and say "you're a bad,bad boy Jeff".

maconmemad said...

Six Finger, Six Finger Man alive!
How'd I ever get along with five! How about that trip down memory lane PG?

Numbat said...

What duckduckgoose said. :)

It seems Adrian is doing her bit to shatter the credibility of the medical profession.

And Dr Jeff, why Dr Jeff is just plain rude.

pandagrandma said...

macon,
I had forgotten about that toy! 'Course I was about 13 when that came out, so I suppose I wasn't paying much attention to such nonsense!

But-- back to our story. Perhaps with time Jeff, too, will evolve beyond hatred and revenge....
(with reference to the classic 1963 Outer Limits "The Sixth Finger" Episode -- more what I was into back then!)

Vicki said...

Golly, Adrian, and don't forget--you can call on Detective Scott Hewlett "anytime" (he said so!)and cry on his shoulder, too! And on his shirt, his sleeves, shoes, etc. He still has that box of pretty kleenex, I'm sure.

duckduckgoose said...

Adrian, in questioning her own judgement, comes as close as she EVER HAS to clarity and growth, when her father, removing his back brace for emphasis, adamantly DISagrees!

"No, Honey", he says, "By all means, trust your judgement with men."

"Just bring me their information sooner so as not to delay my background check."

Anonymous said...

If Mary doesn't show up soon,they need to change the title of the srip to 'The Coreys'

beth said...

I think that bowl of lemons is to remind us that when life gives you lemons, make some...Sanka?

Robert said...

I love how the couch is situated so close to a picture window so that passersby can also share in the drama/sitcom "Life With The Coreys!"

duckduckgoose said...

Maybe that's why Mary isn't around...
She keeps passing by the picture window, killing time, waiting for Adrian's drama to wrap-up already.

Sorta like what I've been doing!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Adrian is drowning her sorrows in cupcakes...instead of the traditional Ben & Jerry's. lol

duckduckgoose said...

For today's strip, the kitchen set from 'Father Knows Best' has been pulled from storage, so that Dr. Adrian can comfort herself with a pink cupcake while her father warns her against men who call her "queenie" and directs her toward men who call her "princess" or "kitten".

Vicki said...

I'll just say it--Jeff's kitchen is butt ugly!! No wonder Mary prefers to hang out at Toby's place. At least Toby has a beautifully-tiled kitchen floor, better quality coffee, and much tastier cupcakes, I'm sure. It's pretty doggone obvious Mary couldn't care less about Adrian and her problems. I'm with Mary on this one.

Robert said...

Are we sure Mary won't swoop in at the last minute, advising Adrian that the best way to deal with a broken heart is to leave the country and help her brother with those sick Asian children?

Chester the Dog said...

If only Jeff lived at Charterstone...

Tony said...

Is Adrian's "Oh, no" expression today (Friday) a residue of the recent unpleasantness in her life, or her reaction to the prospect of hearing Mary's "good perspective?" Or to the thought of another meal at the Bum Boat?

Anonymous said...

Adrian, nothing will cheer you up better than eating diner-style seafood with a couple of disconnected-from-reality geezers and listening to Mary spout platitudes all evening. C'mon, it'll be fun!

--wheelhead

Chester the Dog said...

Lordee, Jeff's weight seems to go up and down in every panel this week.

Adrian cannot possibly go to the Bum Boat, as she is too busy trying to keep that plate of cupcakes from sliding off the harvest gold kitchen counter.

Next Saturday, thats years away in MW time.

duckduckgoose said...

Today's first panel brought back fond memories of California's Knott's Berry Farm and its Haunted Shack.

How it worked was that one guest, Adrian, would mysteriously changed their height and then,
when Jeff decides to stop leaning against the counter, he'll find it nearly impossible to escape it!

Good times...

Vicki said...

Yes, that kitchen does defy all known laws of architectural design and perspective.

And goody, I can't WAIT to go to the bum boat again! Waiter McSnooty will be serving up plenty of coffee and shrimp scampi.

Mary will have all the right words to say, and of course, Det. Scott Hewlett and Det. Green Jacket will coincidentally be at the next table. And Adrian will blush like a schoolgirl. Did I miss anything?

Anonymous said...

When Adrian goes to dinner with Jeff and Mary, I think it would be so great if Mary said to Adrian,"What did you do to run this one off?, He found out you weren't really a doctor didn't he? lol

Vicki said...

Anon: Oh that would be SO great!! Or have a patient or family member of a patient recognize her and go off on her about her negligence as a doctor! (And have it witnessed by Det. Scott Hewlett sitting at the next table.) Delicious!

Anonymous said...

Vicki, Or even better, if Ted came back after Adrian because her $50,000 wire didn't go through because of insufficient funds. lol

Robert said...

Mary has waylaid Adrian at the hospital in order to gloat and offer cheap platitudes to ease the heartbreak. Everything's all right with the world!

duckduckgoose said...

And doesn't Mary look delighted; no, THRILLED?

Even the stranger at the desk, who I assume is dealing with some medical situation, looks amused to be witness to it.

I wish she hadn't interrupted Adrian in that second panel, though. It would have been nice to know what exactly it was that she had to get back to.

Vicki said...

Mary left out a few people as in ... "your father told me, I told Toby, Toby told Ian who mentioned it to Wilber who told Dawn....well, Adrian, basically ALL of the Charterstone residents know what an idiot you are.
Oh, what a rotten day Adrian must be having! All the staff are coming up to her innocently asking, "so Dr. Corey, how are the wedding plans coming along? Have you picked a date? I bet you're so excited!"
And lol, Mary just can't seem to contain that little smile as she expresses her "condolences", can she!?

Numbat said...

This is Adrian.
This is Mary.
See Mary gloat.
Gloat Mary, gloat.
See Adrian run.
Run Adrian. Run.

Anonymous said...

Forget it Adrian, once Mary lays her Charterstone Busybody Grip on you, escape is impossible. She doesn't care what you have to get back to. You WILL discuss your intimate problems with her...

duckduckgoose said...

Way to get back on the horse, Adrian! But who is it?

Is her date with the Kleenex detective who would change his own appearance to gain our trust?

Or did Adrian quickly arrange something with the smiling stranger at the desk when she saw Mary approaching?

Either way, good move.

Chester eating grass said...

This is for Vicki.

Waiter McSnooty: "Oh no, not you people again."

As he tries to figure out his schedule between the BUM BOAT, GOLDEN CORRIDOR and THREE OAKS.

Poor guy, he is in as much pain as we are.