Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mary Worth 911

Say what you want: Jeff may have confused the rehearsal dinner with the reception; he may have confused the rehearsal dinner with the actual wedding; and he may have confused "father of the bride" with "best man" or even "minister." But he's the only one who figured out how to get Jill to stop drinking.

Today's Full Strip

17 comments:

TeacherPatti said...

I'm speechless! He actually said "husband and wife", not the old "man and wife". Now let's see if Adrian promises to "obey" her husband (whose name once again escapes me)

Imogene said...

The man in the fashionable checkered suit is trying to push Jill out of her chair. And who can blame him?

When Jeff is done rehearsing his reception speech, he can have some of that delicious Food Under Dome.

duckdg said...

Pretty sure Jeff was a klingon in high school. Scott's late father was able to shake him off back in '62 but no one will protect his soul from this, their forever sacred union.
I like to imagine that Jill is channeling Sam Hewlett in this scene.

Maude Findlay said...

Jill seems far too young to be this morbid. When will we hear her sad and tragic back-story? At the rate this strip moves, I'm guessing around New Year's?

Vicki said...

I see the McSnooty Banquet, Drink & Dance Hall staff did manage to scrounge up something from the fridge and throw it on a tray. The tuxedo-clad server looks pretty upbeat about it! (It's only a week old--probably still ok to eat)
Jeff and his embellishing! We all remember how he lost track of his dear "close-as-a-brother" high school friend and didn't even know he'd died!

phoebes in santa fe said...

Yeah, Vicki@2.18p - Jeff's great, lifelong friend - what's his name? - that he wouldn't have even thought of again if his son hadn't been stupid enough to get engaged to Adrian. Can you imagine the IQ levels of this bunch...?

Ted Confey said...

ok, well I'm out on parole now and they said I could come to Queenie's "reception" (only now I find out it's a "rehearsal"!) if I agreed to sit next to Mary Worth. So I'm sitting here kinda' digging that cute gal with the yellow ponytail! Hmmm...I wonder if she's got lotsa' $$$. ???

birdie said...

I love the mini waiter who seems to be forcing that domed meal on Pony Tail Girl. This looks like a fun bunch.

maconmemad said...

Priceless post Wanders. My bride and I laughed out loud together when we read it.

Robert said...

The reason Jill won't drink to that is now she's gotten a good look at Jeff and realizes what a fool she was to throw herself at THAT.

Toby Cameron said...

I am pretty sure Jeff remembered Scott's dad's name as Jeff is the one who strangled him in a gay snuff film.

katyb said...

Adrian and Scott are nowhere to be seen, so Dr. Jeff it talking to his glass.

Meanwhile, Jill has flung her pearls somewhere and changed from a purple V-neck dress to a purple scoop neck dress (showing much less cleavage!) that has cuffs.

And waiter McSnooty waits patiently in pinstripes.

The denouement is going to be awesome!

Of course, in this universe, awesome is (fittingly) a cocktail of disappointing resolution with a platitude chaser.

Anonymous said...

"... neither cast ye your pearls before swine..."

Yo Jill! Ya seem to be missin' yer pearls! In whose path did ya cast 'em? Who among this assembled group? Huh?

Anonymous said...

And I thought Jill would drink to anything.

Chester the Dog said...

Lord, Jill cannot stop guggling it down. The salad (iceburg with a crouton) has not even been served.

But remember, as Jeff toasts the newlyweds. "Hewlitt, I had a printer by that name"

On another note. thanks to you few that came to my script reading in Forest Hills, Queens NY yesterday.

You made my day!

heydave said...

Oh, sure. The clown in the the orange suit always gets to pontificate!

Gotta love how the rubes actually pay attention to him.

Syndi said...

Jill had no choice but to change into her other purple dress...she vomited wine all over the front of the v-necked one.