Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mary Worth 759

With apologies to Sir Pauls McCartneys:

Ring my friend, I said you call Doctor Roberts
Day or night he'll be there any time at all, Doctor Roberts
Doctor Roberts, you're a new and better man,
He helps you to understand
He does everything he can, Doctor Roberts

If you're down he'll pick you up, Doctor Roberts
Take a drink from his special cup, Doctor Roberts
Doctor Roberts, he's a man you must believe,
Helping everyone in need
No one can succeed like Doctor Roberts

Well, well, well, you're feeling fine
Well, well, well, he'll make you ... Doctor Roberts

My friend works for the national health, Doctor Roberts
Don't pay money just to see yourself with Doctor Roberts
Doctor Roberts, you're a new and better man,
He helps you to understand
He does everything he can, Doctor Roberts

Well, well, well, you're feeling fine
Well, well, well, he'll make you ... Doctor Roberts

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Today's Full Strip


Lisa Lefstein Berusch said...

I can't believe you neglected to comment on the second panel. Someone has finally had it with Mary and has stuck an arrow through her neck!

Wanders said...

@Lisa: Hospital arrows have been around so long at Mountview Hospital, that I guess I got desensitized. But you are right. There's nothing funnier than the old arrow through the head gag.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised by your not mentioning the arrow through the head too. I remember how they kept doing that in a storyline way back when, and you kept making fun of it. It was hilarious!

Brick said...

The arrow is still pretty funny, but to notice it requires looking past the rolled up sleeves and Mary's Brawny Man arm.

Imogene said...

My first thought was that Mary doesn't really GET the arrow-through-the-head gag and that's why she was wearing it on her neck. Personally, I find it funnier in the original.

Did Bonnie just enter Mountview through the EXIT door? Is this allowed?

Oh, and thank you Wanders! Now I have a song stuck in my head for the rest of the night.

maconmemad said...

Arrow through the neck, brawny arms and the never ending shoulder grab by Mary- then Wanders pens a beauty of a song... well when it rains it pours!

Toots McGee said...

I think that Dr. Roberts is a follower of Drs. Hartman and Chandler of the Psychiatric Institute of Beverly Hills, who famously treated many celebrities (including Cary Grant and Esther Williams) by conducting therapy sessions aided by the administration of LSD.

The Beatles song alludes to pharmaceutical interventions. Mary highly endorses Dr. Roberts and we know that she's seriously trippin'. The whole strip has the feel of an altered state of consciousness.

Turn off your mind, relax and float stop your hoarding, now stop your hoarding...

She said, I know what it's like to be with out without Ernie....

Maude Findlay said...

Wow, is it me, or is this storyline just flying by at breakneck speed? (For Mary Worth, anyway!)I thought we'd be dragging through this till July, at the very least! From the ''A few weeks later...'' caption, I think we're just about ready to wrap things up.

Chester Thomas said...

What ABOUT Jenna Thomas? Playboy model by day, financial advisor by night.

I also did a quick search and find she is a poet, as well!

Anonymous said...

Looks like this storyline is wrapping up just in time for more trouble to come 'a knockin' at the Charterstone Memorial Day BBQ (after Mary pauses for a moment of silence in honor of our fallen heroes).

pandagrandma said...

I'm surprised nobody said anything about Bonnie?'s 6th finger in yesterday's strip (5/27). Maybe she had so much stuff because she had an advantage over the typical "five-fingered discount" shopper!!

Vicki said...

I have a swell idea! I think B?BJ? and Ernie? should renew their wedding vows at the next Charterstone Pool Party. Afterwards, it's ketchup and salmon squares for all! Oh, and Dr. Roberts and Jenna Thomas could set up an information table and hand out brochures and stuff.

Johnny Culver said...

When Moy writes...''A few weeks later...'' , it means she is bored too.

duckdg said...

Bonnie means "fine, attractive, or pretty".

With all due respect to all of the progress that's been made, I've seen her look better.

Steve_J_23 said...

@pandagrandma: well spotted with the 6th finger! I looked carefully at Bonnie's left hand, and you can tell if you look carefully -- yep, 6 fingers! That's 20% more to take than the usual five-fingered discount!

But then, if Bonnie did have 5 fingered discounts, she wouldn't be running up such credit card charges, would she?

pandagrandma said...

Steve, I think she just likes to mix up the game a little now and then. She seems to have several compulsive habits, doesn't she?