I know, right?? Does Moy call up Giella two minutes before deadline and say, "Waitaminnit!!! I changed my mind! I need a scene with Mary talking to Dr. Mike in the coffee shop! I want muffins, I want coffee, I want tension!" And Giella has to scrap the picture he's painstakingly drawn and throw something together just to make the deadline? I mean, really, what the heck?
Dr Mike knows his father's telephone number. He seems to know his father's "roommate". HOW does he know both these things if he hasn't talked to his father since he was a child?Is it me or does everyone demand sanity in the world around them as they age - I'll be 60 in five months - and Mary Worth brings up more insanity than is right.
Wow! Mike really needs to resolve this problem, and get some sleep, because he's aged about 25 years almost overnight! At this point, Jenna should just hang it up, and start up a profile on some internet dating site.
One bit of advice that Mary should certainly give the good doctor is never, never to wear a striped tie with a striped shirt. And though I assume that there's a law (in Orange county?) that every male has to wear orange suits, the good doctor would look better in his medical white smock.
Oh my Gosh! This is just...just... It's no use. The Mary Worth franchise has been taken in a direction... oh forget it. This is just nuts!
Next on CBS: Mary Worth Meets Scarface, played by that guy that won an Oscar, right after your local listings.I agree, Moy and G, what the heck is going on here? I'd take a writers strike, or a artists strike, but will someone call the Snuffy Smith artist, and don't bother with the resume!
But, nice crotch in the jeans to the left! Or ON the left!
Do the mothers of these people know how they dress?Do they dress in the dark?Do they dress in dark film noir movie sets?
Who can complain about a Benicio del Toro cameo in MW?
@heydave: Maybe Moy and Shulock from A3G can plan a crossover storyline -- Kat and Kitty can cross to the other coast to make over Mary, Mike, and Jenna. It would be their second triple makeover.
The only thing I find criminal is Moy's writing.
Has it occurred to Mike that his father may not be, in fact, still living? The best we know is that Lonnie said, "Your father isn't here."
I still say Lonnie is actually Mike's father but is covering up with the "roommate" story because he is too mortified to let his doctor son know what a loser he is.
I'm with Lonnie on this one. He might be doing all he can do for his poor loser son."Hey Fred, it's me. He didn't show up again last night.""That's too bad, kid.""Could you tell my dad that I waited all night on the bench again?" "Will do.""And tell him that I'm getting a little angry.""Sure thing, kid."
The hospital's interior decorater must have had a relative who took an adult ed beginner painting class and got a REAL DEAL on the rock painting. Can't you just imagine it..."Oh, this desolate, depressing rock painting would be just PERFECT for the cafeteria!"
My Dad stood me up See?Yeah! Dad thinks he can make a fool outa me!?I'm gonna give him one more chance See?He betta show if he knows what's good for em.Yeah! He'll be sleepin' with the fishes if he's a no show again See!?You'll keep ya wrinkled advice spewing pie hole shut if ya know what's good for ya See!?
i vote with trixietrudy that lonnie is dr. mike's dad. btw, trixie, your name is tricky. i almost transposed it into trixieturdy just now!
I'd say Moy wrote the book on terrible writing, but that would imply she had both the skill and the self-awareness to do so.But I am enjoying the Aug. 12th cameo by the ghost of Martin Landau.
Okay, I realize I've been confused. Lonnie IS Dr. Mike's father's name, and Fred is the roommate's name. Today's strip seems to indicate that Lonnie,the one with the glasses, may be Mike's father after all. My goodness, I can't believe I could misinterpret anything in this ridiculously written strip. @lovesmary 12:11: I see I got you so confused between Lonnie and Fred that you transposed my name, too. Trixieturdy--ha!
I can't believe my eyes. The plot was actually advanced! Something actually happened! Days like this are so few and far between. Love Dr. Mike's horrified reaction shot. Also, beer-guzzling roommate Fred in the August 4 strip is bald, and is clearly not the scary "I"M HERE" figure lurching out of the trees in today's strip. So what does Dad have to say for himself? Guess we'll find out in September... or October....
I love the cliche ways Giella depicts poverty--holes in walls, holes in clothes, cracks in sidewalks, etc... Otherwise, how would we KNOW!?And what to think of Lonnie? He certainly doesn't look much like the kindly, pipe-smokin' dad of Mike's imagination, now does he!? Would Jenna want to take their kids over to visit THIS grandpa? I think... not.
Considering that Mike hadn't seen his father in, what- 20, maybe 30 years?- how is he so surprised by his appearance? For a psychiatrist, this guy sure lives in a fantasy world.
"Hello, son. Spare some change for a guy down on his luck? What's that? Your dad? No, that was 'son' in the general 'you're younger than me' sense. Sorry... your dad's not here."
What's up with todays strip. It looks like Mike's Dad's worn jacket is flapping a whole section off the back of the left arm. And then it looks like the "ole' man's"... pipe? is falling away to the ground as if he started to speak without removing it and its flying out of his mouth as he stagger/shuffles toward his son. I feel like there should have been a twig with leaves included sticking out of his hair. Like he has torn his way through the bushes to get to poor Mike before he gave up and cried all the way home.
anon @ 12:47 I thought that Mike looked like Martin Landau also but M.L would never dress so tacky.
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