Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mary Worth 922

There, written in Bic ballpoint pen on Mr. Black's hand, it says very plainly, "Confirm groom has arrived, and THEN march Jill down the aisle."

Today's Full Strip

25 comments:

Punky said...

That is the oddest, most uncomfortable pose I have ever seen someone checking their watch to accentuate a plotline...

Look, no offense to dorks, but no one has yet mentioned the dorky quality of Jill's "perfect guy," seen in all his glory in Friday's strip. His one saving grace: his orange T-shirt and orangy jacket, proving that Jill did at one point read the Mary Worth memo that clearly states that "your dream guy must wear orange at all important occasions."

All that the Jill-ted At The Altar scene is missing is someone in the back saying HA HA HA HA to Jill's choice of dress.

Anonymous said...

if wilber weston shows up at adrians wedding he will be sure to be checking his watch for when the vittles will be served at the reception.

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heydave said...

I like the dreamy crowd vision. You can clearly identify wide ranges of annoyance on dumbness in their wee little B/W faces.

phoebes in santa fe said...

YES, Wanders! As I was reading the strip today, I asked myself, "why, oh why, would anyone - no matter how addled in the Worthiverse - walk down the aisle if there was not a groom at the other end?"

This story is getting stupider and stupider everyday.

Toots McGee said...

It's clear what Mary must do. She must find Jordan so that Jill can confront him and clear up all this resentment.

Jill:You miserable slug! You think you can talk your way out of this? You betrayed me.

Jordan: No I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!

Steve_J_23 said...

@Punky: indeed, in the Worthiverse, orange is the new black for menswear. It was successfully worn by Jeff and Scott, aka the Very Righteous Brothers, when bundling the drunk (and cussing!) Jill into a cab.

Similarly, the prescribed colour for ladies is mauve.

I think it's like the rules at Charterstone, similar to the Amish rules wear they can only wear clothes of a certain colour, only stricter and even more drab.

Steve_J_23 said...

PS the word verification is "tanksh", a cross between "thanks" and "tanked", as uttered by our now *very* tipsy Jill!

Maude Findlay said...

Is it just me, or does Jill look eerily similar to Mary, with her hair in an updo like that? I wonder if Jill's guy stood her up at the altar, because he was busy being a vigilante?

Richard Lindberg said...

We have to remember that this is "as told by Jill" version of the event, which may or may not be exactly what actually happened.

Imogene said...

Wanders and Phoebes, you have astutely identified what's-wrong-with-this-picture! And where did Jill's father go after he dumped her at the empty altar?

Proof, if we needed any more, that Karen Moy has never in her life attended a wedding. Or a rehearsal dinner.

pandagrandma said...

@ Maude -- When I clicked on the strip this morning, I, too, thought that was MARY! I thought she cut Jill's story off with, "No, let me tell YOU a story!"

Lefty said...

At Lest Mr. Black is left-handed. He wears his watch on his right arm, just like me!

Taryn said...

@ Maude - yup, when I saw it, I thought what the heck? That's a blonde Mary Worth!

Since Mary has hair that magically grows and shortens itself into that helmet head style she has, I guess that's how long updos have to be done in MW.

djangosmom said...

Steve J 23, I disagree, Scott and Jeff are NOT 'successfully' wearing
thier orange suits. They look riduculous in them. HA HA HA HA HA!

Anonymous said...

The groom probably found out Jill's a dude.

Vicki said...

Look close--the dude with the striped pants (the one that's looking at his wrist) is actually kneeling! Well, I think he is. At the very least he's sitting right on the edge of his seat and isn't lined up with that lady next to him.

Jordan, Jordan, where the heck ARE you!? How could you leave the sweet & lovely Jill Black standing at the altar? What a "sour experience" this is!

Steve_J_23 said...

@djangosmom: you're so right, they look ridiculous and bland. I wish they'd split up!

djangosmom said...

right Steve, this is what I am saying. lmao.

Robert said...

"Jill, I'm sorry about what happened to you... But it's unfair for Adrian to be affected by it!... Especially now when she's finally found happiness... unlike you."

The Restaurant napkin holder said...

Jill, I'm sorry Adrian was so insensitive and moronic not to even know that you're an out-of-control drunk and that you got jilted at the altar, resulting in wedding- planning "experience" that is borne of complete sour miseries! Here, have another cup of coffee"

Meanwhile, Jeff is back at the hall growling..."Where in blazes is Mary Worth!?

kathyo said...

Too bad Jill didn't read "The Six Signs Your Relationship is Headed Toward Marriage."

http://lifestyle.msn.com/relationships/article.aspx?cp-documentid=26657035&GT1=32092

Imogene said...

Every few years, Jeff proposes marriage to Mary Worth, she declines, then a night like this one comes up that reminds him why he's been lucky so far: Mary steps out "momentarily" and doesn't come back for several days because she's doing good-deed meddling that involves throwing around diner furniture as though it were balsa wood. Eating an entire shelf of pies gives her superhuman strength. Sadly, true, her belching is going to be recorded in Adrian's wedding video.


My word verification: unbme: what Jill is begging right now.

Chester the Dog said...

Jill has used her portable transporter to beam herself back to 1955, then realized that they all wore black and white back then. Also realizes that Scotty forgot to beam her groom down as well.

Anonymous said...

Jill goes on to say, "I didn't even get to be on Who the Bleep did I Marry"!