Friday, August 13, 2010

Mary Worth 821

Hey, dear readers, I'm sorry for bailing on you the last couple of days. I know I really let you down. I mean, Mikey's been going through so much. Changing back into his black mock turtleneck, returning to the bench of despair, and then out of nowhere stumbles Lonnie. Of course, he can't smoke his pipe anymore since having his lips surgically sealed. Which has helped both his weight and his heart. But it's Lonnie, and boy is he ever contrite! This is wonderful. Before you know it, Mike will be abandoning his own wife and children. I think it's time to give Jenna a call.

Today's Full Strip

18 comments:

Potato Queen and Mulch Boy said...

My goodness, it's Jerry Orbach, back from the dead as Lennie Briscoe! Oh how I've missed him

tuffenuf said...

PQ & MB:

My thoughts exactly! Also I was enjoying the cameo of "Lamp Post" in the background. How clever to relocate out in the field!

Toots McGee said...

Yeah, no wonder Dr. Mike hasn't been in touch with his father. He had to go all the way to Narnia to find him.

pandagrandma said...

Yeah, I noticed yesterday that there were no sidewalks through that "park".

phoebes in santa fe said...

They've been living in the same smallish town for 20 years and never managed to run into each other? "Mikey" knew how to reach his father but never went over to confront him; instead waiting patiently and pathetically for Lonnie reach out to him?

And I'm still confused over "Lonnie" and his "roommate". Who's "Mikey's" father?

Moy really can't write anything involving "reason" or "thoughtfulness".

Chester (shaking too) said...

Boy is he poorly drawn. And boy is he shaking. Ol' Dad must have a little stage fright, appearing in Mary Worth and all.

Mikey should never have conjured him up.

Jared said...

Lonnie has the DT's. Someone get him a shot. Old Granddad if you've got it.

TeacherPatti said...

Gee, I hope things are as simple if some of my students ever want to reunite with their crackhead parents. I guess you just have to go to some skeezy park and the parent who ditched you will show up and make amends. Lovely!

Punky said...

This is the longest, most absurd buildup to a call-back for a second date that I've ever seen. Jenna must be on her third case of wine and 100th pack of Kleenex by now. Keep the faith, Jenna!

Anonymous said...

With a line like "Dad, is that YOU?" Moy once again demonstrates that she is at the top of her game, a consummate story teller. And with no time for small talk or catching up Dad gets right to the point with his "Mikey". I think it may be time to cue the violins for the touching reconciliation to come.

Robert said...

Tomorrow's strip would be awesome if Lonnie goes, "Hope that apology helps! Bye!"

I have a feeling, though, we'll learn Lonnie is dying, and Dr. Mike will be caring for his dad in his last final days.

Vicki (with word of the day) said...

I think Moy was thumbing through her thesaurus one day and became quite TAKEN with the word "bail", and how it can be used as a VERB! Both Mikey and his dad said it. Cool beans, that words sounds so...gangsta! I bet Mary is even using it now!

Anonymous said...

He likes it! Hey Mikey!!!

trixietrudy said...

Not only does the "park" have no sidewalks, but the grass is so long, a crackhead could really get lost in it. This can't be pristine Santa Royale, but some abandoned lot Giella must have spent time in as a young man, waiting for his "art teacher" to show up.

Chester Hooch said...

@Punky: Poor Jenna is chain smoking Marlboro Reds by now, as well.

I agree. Dad has the shakes. He needs money for a pint of hooch. Hope Mikey will fork over a few bucks.

heydave said...

He's not shaking, he's materializing into Mikey's temporal/spatial frame, but only for the time being!

Miss Emish said...

I think this is Moy's Hamlet. That's why Mike's dad is monochromatic. He's a vengeful ghost!

Maude Findlay said...

I'm here now, Mike...and I want to eat your BRAINS! Arrrrgh...BRAINS!