Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mary Worth 642

Yeah, yeah, we're all familiar with Jeff's commitment to family. The strings he pulled to get his children through medical school, and then placing them on the staff at his own hospital where he can continue to cover up for their malpractice. But at least he has contact with them, unlike Wilbur Weston, who last we knew was weighing the consequences of actually sending an email to his illegitimate son. What a great story that was. And it only took two weeks to tell. The new mini-format needs a little work, but if Karen Moy excels at anything it is telling stories in ways no one else would ever even consider.

54 comments:

Vicki (lost my appetite) said...

We're being punk'd!! Toyed with! Teased! Yesterday it looked like Adrian had one arm amputated, and now the hands on Dr. Jeff Cory's chest indicate BOTH arms have been cut off!

Wow, makes you wonder what Mary is cooking over there in her boiling pot! Uh...yeah, this is a GREAT send-up for Christmas, Moy.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Are those Adrian's hands on her father's chest? Or some hands from a Oiuja board?

Tony said...

Why do Joe Giella's clocks always look a little strange?

Chester (at Arbys) said...

OR could we be experiencing...gasp...two dull stories at one time?

You know Mary has been cooking creamed salmon squares, thawing and melting the remains from the summer, ready to pour over a mound of Minute Rice. But a minute in MW time is forever, so I am going to Arbys for dinner instead.

maconmemad said...

Vicki, phoebes... I've been saying since the whole Adrian waiting for Scott to come out of his Hi Fi assisted comma episode that she has some kind of detachable arm(s).

Taryn said...

Now more than ever "Careless Hands" belongs in the jukebox. Where did they come from? Are they just detached hands that decided to latch on to Jeff?

Carol said...

I think Dr. Jeff is crossing his heart by crossing his arms in front of his chest.

Tony said...

On Wednesday, we see Mary and Adrian toasting Jeff with glasses of wine (or possibly cranberry juice), while Scott (to maintain his squeaky clean image) has a glass of milk.

Limber Joe said...

I think those are Scott's hands...

tuffenuff said...

My suspicions about this panel have been confirmed today 12/23. As the only folks in Mary's house are Mary, Jeff, Adrian and Scott, those hands can only be Officer Scott's.

Oh and another thing. Mary is serving empty plates and glasses of blood, while Wilbur is treated to a dinner of gruel? It's no wonder why he mails ham sandwiches into his mouth like Christmas cards into a mailbox!

Tony said...

(Please forgive my obsession with clocks.) I notice that while dinner at the Cory's is at the reasonable time of 6:25, Wilbur and Dawn appear to be enjoying a late supper of gruel at 10:10.

Chester said...

Gosh, what a strange dining room table Mary has.

It looks like they are all sitting at a tiny card table in the corner, playing "grown-up"

tuffenuf said...

Wanders,

In case I don't get to visit again before Friday...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Your blog has continued to crack me up. I have now passed a tiny torch on to my daughter, who has started reading it (and loves it) as well!

We really do appreciate you!
All the best for the season, and beyond.

Tuffenuff (from Maryland lineage, of course!)

K in LA said...

Happy Holidays to Mr. Wanders and everyone who continues to make my day brighter by sharing in the Mary. But as to today's strip, don't we say "here, here" to a cheer to join in its message? "Hear" just confuses me.

duckdg said...

Either Adrian has removed her ring or one of the men has been washing dishes with Palmolive ...for silky soft hands.

pandagrandma said...

Re: 12/24 Strip
Oh, so there's more than one??
Wilbur!

djangosmom said...

Merry Christmas to the Wanders'family...and thank you for keeping all of us off the streets and at our computers this year. lol

Robert said...

Pandagrandma, I was thinking the same thing! Dawn makes it seem as if men claim to be Wilbur's son on a weekly basis!

djangosmom said...

in response to Pandagrandma and Robert,"Eww".

Vicki said...

Wilbur must have been quite the stud in his pre-combover days!

mrvy said...

A very happy, holy, and merry Christmas to the Wanders clan and all of the Mary Worth and Me aficionados.

pandagrandma said...

I hope Wilbur bought Dawn a box of Miss Clairol for Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to Mr. & Mrs. Wanders and all of my fellow MW bloggers!

Robert said...

The Christmas strip is funny! Even Abby thought Wilbur was a loser back in the day. Notice the "L" she's signaling to the photographer.

djangosmom said...

the young Wilbur looks like Ernie from the old show,"My Three Sons".

Paul Pennington said...

Uh oh. The cab driver looks like Aldo Kelrast. One of us needs to warn Wilbur's son to hop out at the next stop.

Missed most of y'all at the 17th annual Succotash Festival yesterday to see history in the making. The new Dutch West Indies Company and the Patroon System are alive in well in Succotash Town.

djangosmom said...

At the very least, Wilbur is going to have boundary issues regarding his new 'son'.

and Paul,my husband read today's strip and said the same thing about the cab driver.

Robert said...

Pushy kid, isn't he?

I have a feeling it's going to turn out he isn't Wilbur's son, all to give Dawn a new boyfriend.

Imogene said...

I think Dawn may have already had a little too much wine with her Christmas dinner; she forgot to lift her glass for the toast Wilbur is making.

Looking at the picture of Young Wilbur, I don't think the guy in the cab is his son. Notice how his hair sticks straight up...he'll never achieve a good combover in middle age! Also, he seems to have very bad acne. Now let's see if he tries to trick Wilbur out of...oh say, maybe $50,000?

And, if we're lucky, a new character is being introduced: Aldo's brother the cabdriver, who was the good kid in the Kelrast family.

Vicki said...

Kurt "has his reasons" for needing to see Wilbur. Perhaps he mistakenly thinks Wilbur is a dermatologist?

Brick said...

Kurt looks like Scott, a tired and frayed, possibly sick Scott. Scott should have looked like this guy while fighting for his life.

Kurt is after Wilbur's kidney.

Chester the Dog said...

Just to remind you all, Moy used that soppy "I'll be home for Chritsmas" trick a few years ago when Chester the Dog was stayng with her.

Who knew Dawn was a natural blonde? Maybe she and the kid in the cab ARE related?

djangosmom said...

My question for today:Did Scott's dad also attend the same school as Wilbur Weston?

tuffenuf said...

@Brick - I bet you are right about the kidney... Good call.

Vicki said...

Pushy kid is right, Robert! The nerve of him to locate Wilbur's address and show up uninvited!!
And don't we just KNOW Mary saw the taxi drive up and told Kurt where the Westons' unit is!? She's prolly on the phone right now gossiping with Toby. "And another thing Toby... that taxi driver looked awfully familiar--gave me the creeps, he did!"

phoebes in santa fe said...

Did you also notice that Wilbur's thoughts are coming out the window on the fourth floor, but he seems to open the door to the kid on the first floor?

I'm telling you, Giella's just phoning it in.

Vicki said...

@phoebes in santa fe--

OMIGOSH, you are correct!!! I hadn't caught that!

This is curious indeed, b/c we all know it is MARY who lives in that ground floor unit with the outdoor fenced patio, the rosebushes, etc...

Brick said...

Charterstone, much like Mountview, has a wonderful way of being both a metropolis and a suburb.

Chester the Dog said...

What could be in Kurts backpack?

Toots McGee said...

When has anybody in Charterstone had a front door that opened outside (and a "doorstep" for that matter)?

Hasn't Giella drawn enough of those interior hallways (with random passersby eavesdroppping on the principals) to know this by heart?

Paul Pennington said...

With regard to Phoebes comment on first floor/fourth floor, there are two possible solutions: (1) Hot air rises; (2) The Leaning Tower of Charterstone on Sunday -- it is at quite the tilt. Perhaps SR is in an earthquake zone and one occurred simultaneously with Wilbur's thought bubble.

Next: Tuesday's Wilbur's thoughts that little Wilbur Junior looks like his mom, he (and she) look like half of the MW characters.

Last: What is it about those brown tones in C-Stone? It is everywhere -- interior, exterior, clothes. Icky. Ugh.

Vicki said...

Chester brought this up yesterday--WHAT, pray tell, is in Wilbur Jr.'s duffle bag? It's so large it looks like he's either planning to stay awhile, or else he's brought the Westons a Christmas gift of... patio furniture! Anyone else care to hazard a guess of what is in that thing?

Robert said...

Yeah, Paul Pennington, I thought it was funny that Kurt supposedly looks like him mom, 'cause I don't see it, although Abby sure looks like almost every woman in Santa Royale. Isn't it more likely she's Vera's mother?

Taryn said...

Is Wanders on vacation? I miss his hilarious commentary and secret messages...

Imogene said...

Helloooo..Wanders! Hurry back---things are moving very quickly in Santa Royale! Kurt Evans has shown up on Wilbur's doorstep, which is either on the 4th floor or on ground level, it's hard to tell which (maybe he vaulted himself and his rucksack onto the balcony?) and is insinuating himself and all his "belongings" into Wilbur's daughter-containing home on the basis of "intriguing" emails he and Wilbur have exchanged. And now Wilbur has said Kurt looks like Abby (although, in my opinion, he also looks like a young Ian Cameron) and what will be next? Dawn will have to donate bone marrow to Kurt?
Without the Secret Messages, how am I to know what to make of all this? Come back, Wanders!

Anonymous said...

I see red flags all over the place for Wilbur.

Anonymous said...

I see red flags all over the place for Wilbur.

Chester the Dog said...

I smell trouble in Charterstone, or is Mary cooking again? Where wil Kurt sleep? On the hard sofa? On patio firniture by the pool? Will he and Wilbur sit in the kitchen downing endless cups of coffee? Will Dawn peek at him while he showers? I have goosebumps!

Vicki said...

Yep, what Imogene said!

This guy, Kurt, is going to suck the life out of the Westons! Mark my words, the ONLY way he'll leave on his own is if he gets sick of ham sandwiches on Wonder Bread.

Robert said...

He's going to mention needing $50,000 at some point during this story. Alas, he won't call his new sister 'Queenie.'

katyb said...

Since the ghost of Aldo Kelrast showed up as a cab driver, I'm predicting this story line ends up with a spectacular intervention (with even said ghost and ghost of Abby Evans making appearances!).

The Charterstone community will back Wilbur and tell Kurt to get the heck out. Then Aldo's earthly doppleganger will drive him over a cliff.

There will still be the question, though, of that $50,000, lost to Internet trickery and waiting out there in the ether, for Mary to reclaim it through mega-meddling.

Wanders... I sense a $50,000 Charterstone money contest upon your return! :)

Cheers and thanks for this blog. It is tremendous fun! & Happy 2010!

Robert said...

The 12/31 strip makes things clear. A ghost is rearing its head, but it's not Aldo, it's Abby. She's clearly the "demon" that needs putting to rest. Which means that Mary is going to put on her ghostbusting jumpsuit and meddle with the spirit world. Good times!

Vicki (is Dawn still busy?) said...

Hahaha, wait til the 'demons' meet the force of nature that is...DAWN! Pass the popcorn, please.

Anonymous said...

Jiffy Wanders update from glorious, snowy Maryland: well...actually I don't have anything on Wanders. However, I did play laser tag with Mrs. Wanders and their two oldest children on Tuesday evening. They all seemed to be in high spirits. However, the absence of the family patriarch and the youngest child, and his absence from the blogosphere since Christmas lead me to believe that alien abduction is involved. And by "alien," I mean "illegal alien." I'm pretty certain Wanders is attempting to "hire" someone to keep the household, allowing Mrs. Wanders to pursue her dream career in extreme macrame. The youngest child, being at just the right age and of the right physical build to really draw in sympathetic matronly types, is the bait.

Please remember, people, that's just a theory.

--wheelhead

Barbara Hanson said...

Happy New Year, Wanders, wherever you are!