Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mary Worth 966

Okay, I'm a dad. So, I can sympathize with Wilbur's desire to spend time with his daughter and to maintain a certain level of communication. However, inviting her to a movie (too busy), and then to the Most Romantic Restaurant on Planet Earth (not hungry) is more than a bit weird.

Wilbur, may I suggest the following, "Dawn, since even before your mother left me, I have cherished you. Not only do you reflect all of her finest qualities, you have become your own person; an adult with great talent and potential. That you have chosen to live at home while you finish your education is a great joy to me. However, while you choose to live rent free under my roof, there are a few basic standards that I wish to maintain... Now put down your texting machine and make me a ham sandwich."

Today's Full Strip

28 comments:

Drak said...

Is it just me, or does Wilbur suddenly look like Karl Malden?

Wanders, do you get paid whenever we click on your Google Ads?

Tony said...

At last, the real point of this story line: Dawn's anorexia.

pamster said...

Anorexia, or is that Dawn's heretofore hidden alien face emerging in panel 2?

Kevin said...

It is a coincidence that Dawn's phone looks like a bar of soap?

Elaine said...

At least Wilbur is starting to look like his old self...or is that just a clever ploy, to fool Dawn into believing he's just a normal creepy dad? Come on, Dawn, eat something for heaven's sake!

kathyo said...

I wish I were as tactful as you, Wanders. Who's paying Dawn's cell phone bill anyway? Apparently she dropped out of Local U. several years ago, and she has no job. Cut her off, Wilbur, and make your own dinner.

Geez, and Wilbur writes an advice column??

Steven W4922 said...

La Rosa is Spanish for La Rosa

Maude Findlay said...

Wanders, your heartfelt dialogue for Wilbur could be the script for the strip for the next 2 months, if stretched into one strip per sentence! I fear tomorrow's strip will be Wilbur asking Dawn how she feels about the Bum Boat, in another creepy attempt at dating his own daughter.

Jeez, Walter, Dawn is an internet addict! Just order in a pizza with at least 2 toppings, a six pack of grape soda and some garlic knots- she'll come sniffing out of her room for it!

Dave in Parma said...

@kathyo: it's obvious that there is role confusion in the strip. Mary should clearly be writing the advice column, and to fill the void (voids?) in his life, the technologically savy Wilbur should be data technophile Dr. jeff Cory.

duckdg said...

Emma Roberts tweeted about Justin Bieber who changed HIS HAIR! all while Dawn's been stuck in the kitchen with a pathetically desperate Wilbur. She's remained calm so far, but I imagine she'll be getting the sweats... or the shakes real soon.

trixietrudy said...

@kathyo: Yes, how DOES she pay her cell phone bill? Perhaps that's why she can't go to dinner or a movie with Wilbur: she, um, works nights?

djangosmom said...

I think this whole Dawn addiction story is Wilbur's fault in the first place. He ignored Dawn to cavort with his 'soulmate' Kurt,so she moved on.

Maybe Wilbur should be more concerned with Iris' disappearance.

Anonymous said...

I repeat...Dude, she doesn't want to go out with you. Take a hint before she takes out a restraining order against you.

Vicki said...

Meanwhile my verification word is "buthich", which seems like such a great word to describe Wilbur!

Chester the Dog said...

Yea, where is Iris anyway. Did her sister fall down the stairs again?

Was she tweeting while she fell?

Charley said...

I think Karen Moy is confusing the dangers of tweeting too much (paying attention to your cell during dinner with your parents) with the dangers of MMOs (skipping dinner with your parents to stay in your room because you have a raid and everyone's depending on you, and also stopping showering because it takes too long).

Elaine said...

Zzzzzzz ZZzzzzzz.... oh! please wake me up when this storyline is over!!!

Punky said...

Elaine - be careful what you wish for. No guarantees that the next storyline will be any more scintillating. "Mary readies her garden for spring." "Toby and Ian pop their Sean Finnery DVD in the player again." And so on.

And re today's strip, and Dawn's exit line, is anyone else reminded of Harry Chapin?

"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when, But we'll get together then, Dad. You know we'll have a good time then."

Dave in Parma said...

@ Punky: good read--let's hope though she doesn't "grow up just like him (sic).:" Fat and Stupid is no way to go through life Dawn.

I can almost see Moy & Giella sitting around the office throwing darts. Should the plot veer into anorexia? Separation from a child ready to leave the nest. The battle of youth vs senior technology use and social ettiquette, eating ham sandwiches at home vs out at an Italian restaurant. So little to do, so much time; no wait--reverse that.

Dave in Parma said...

Maybe the plot is evolving to Dawn, light-headed from not eating, and texting while driving, pulling an Aldo and driving launching her car off the cliff.

Someone wake me up when either the story picks up or the snow stops.

duckdg said...

Wouldn't it be cool if Dawn was Asma Mahfouz?

Elaine said...

@duckdg - so true! But wouldn't it also be cool if this story suddenly got interesting??

Vicki said...

"I do not like them here or there, I do not like them anywhere. I do not like them, Wilbur I am, I do LIKE green eggs and ham!!!"

meg said...

Well, there is additional Mary Worth action to report today (Feb 25). Mary and Rex Morgan make a naughty guest appearance in Mother Goose and Grimm. Check them out at grimmy.com

trixietrudy said...

Wilbur, Dawn is JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU.

But when she is rushed to the hospital for "not looking well" and TMT disease ... payback time!

Vicki said...

lol, oops...above I meant to write "I do NOT like green eggs and ham!!!" (ala Dr. Suess.) I mean sheesh! how many ways can Dawn turn down her dad's dinner invitations before he gives it a rest?

djangosmom said...

So, is the story Wilbur eats too much while at the same time Dawn eats too little? or that Dawn would rather tweet than eat?

Vicki said...

Compare the size of Wilbur's hands to that itty bitty cabinet door handle! How does he even OPEN that thing--with the tip of his pinky!? Apparently it's not a problem, though.
Anyway, I think Dawn's only worry is that they've run out of straws for her "cola" cans.