Friday, May 20, 2011

Mary Worth 1,027

In the most remarkable feat of continuity ever, Liza's name badge continues to read "Lisa." It's been an entire week. I thought for sure that by now it would read "Vera" or "Mel" or "Bert."

Today's Full Strip

32 comments:

heydave said...

I find the cabinets in the background more interesting than this conversation/manipulation/odd thing.

maconmemad said...

Are you sure the name tag doesn't say NASA?

Steve_J_23 said...

It's about now Lizzzzza / Lisa / NASA / psycho stalker rings the radio station and asks them to play Misty for her. And Radio Santa Royale, playing all your middle of the road AOR, will be more than happy to oblige. "Name that tune" for tickets to the next Hombres game!

Shmoopie said...

Due to the position of the smallish stethoscope (rhinoscope?), it is indeed hard to make out whether the name badge still reads Lisa or has been changed to Nasa.
Perhaps this female's name, much as her ever-changing facial features, will slowly morph, letter by letter, over the next few Worthiworse time units.
Possible option:
LIZA
LISA
PISA
PITA
PITS
PETS
NETS
NUTS
....discuss!

Shmoopie said...

Oh, and one more thing, yesterday Dr. Drew Corey ended a sentence with a period, not an exclamation mark! Very noteworthy, in my opinion!

trixietrudy said...

Oh, Smoopie! You noticed! I try so hard to end every sentence with an exclamation mark! It makes my bad writing seem so much more compelling! I love you! We should have dinner! I'll pick you up at 8! Buhbye now!
Love, LiZSa

trixietrudy said...

@Shmoopie: I meant "Love, Karen!"

Shmoopie said...

I will be at the Bum Boat tonight at 8 for the all-you-can-eat lumpy brown thing buffet! Anyone who would like to stop by and discuss the use of punctuation in today's fine writing is welcome to joing me! Bring examples of your own writing! Or your drawings! Or your dream journal! See you tonight!
Karen!

Chester the Dog said...

Liza/Lisa/NASA just does not get it.

Anonymous said...

Visual evidence that Drew is a pinhead: check out the thingies on HIS stethoscope that go in his ears. Is that the one that came with his hand-me-down Wetsy Betsy when he was a child? Seriously, there is no way he can use that in his ears. And it's way too big for his nose. Holy cow! What's up with that?

--wheelhead

iness - so close to illness, which is what I am feeling right now whenever I see Liza's clueless desperation. It could also stand for "I-ness" as in, it's all about me. So appropriate for Dr. Drew...

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show you that Giella doesn't even read the strip anymore.

Anonymous said...

And here's a thought about the background: Maybe Drew's getting ready for a career change to stand-up comic, and he's trying to one-up Steve Martin with his patented "cabinet through the head" get-up.

--wheelhead

talie

Emmy said...

There is something sinister about Liza's face in the second panel....Drew is in for a whole mess of trouble that he just didn't see coming...

Punky said...

I think I may have to change my Mary Worth name from Punky to "Says You!" Meetcha back in the fourth grade, LiZa.

Today I'm really taken by LiZa's specious reasoning of "we have to eat, don't we?!" Just because I have to eat dinner tonight, LiZa, doesn't mean that George Clooney might as well join me. I think she's pulled this line of reasoning before, with her "might as well eat at 9 rather than 6!" approach to getting Drew to buy her dinner. She sure is fixated on having meals with him. "Can I bring my smallish pony?"

James in ND said...

When Liza/Lisa said "Says you," did anyone else hear that music from "Psycho" when Janet Leigh was attacked in the shower?

Oh yes, this is going to get interesting! *rubs hands together*

kathyo said...

I thought the name tag says USA; another ploy to keep Drew from thinking of Vietnam and those reports he has to review.

Dave in Parma said...

This may just be a (very) roundabout way to introduce a new character, you know the one who lives for a month or two in the transient condo at Charterstone, leaving only when his/her/their plpotline ends.

I sense the character will be a lawyer, and said lawyer will be conscripted to file a restraining order for Dr. Drew against Liza/Lisa/Nausea. It won't stick of course--good luck getting the right name on the legal document.

Brick said...

If only Mary was open to texting. She could provide just the right intervention in a way that LiZa might understand... by text:
"shoo. u'v no R/Ship. kapish?"

Anonymous said...

I think Drew has been away from Peace Village for way too long. I bet they even have functional stethoscopes there. And what of those reports that were so important to review with Jeff?

TG said...

Drew, it's time. Board the first flight to Vietnam and get the heck out of dodge. This woman is bloody insane. I admit the storyline is amusing, but her crazy mug is irritating me.

Mary said...

Exactly what "relationship" are they talking about? All I saw were bland conversations over bland food, with a few thought balloons here and there. It's not as if they flew kites, or discussed the varied landscape. Heck, they never even made it to the Bum Boat.

birdie said...

I see where this is going now. As LiZa/Lisa/Nasa, or whoever she is (and she has no name at all on her tag today) has a fit, they have to call in the administration to handle the situation.

That would be Jilted Jill, freshly over her hatred of marriage and ready for a new relationship. When she encounters Drew, they both fall suddenly and deeply in love.

Brick said...

Wow Drew... that's twice now that she's called you "lover". Let this be a warning to you:
Sudden acquaintance brings repentance. ~Thomas Fuller

Elaine said...

@birdie 10:20 a.m. - ah, let's take that one step further - LiZa then holds Jill hostage, cuts off a hank of her hair and threatens her with a pair of scissors... Nah, maybe they just sit down in a corner together with a bottle of moonshine.

Anonymous said...

I think we're onto something here: The one or two REAL professionals at Mountview Hospital have come up with a clever way to secretly identify who's a "Volunteer" (euphemism for "incompetent") and who's legit.
They hand out toy stethoscopes from the gift shoppe as a "welcoming gift", knowing the faux medical staff will be super impressed and won't know the difference! The faux "doctors" also get nifty clipboards! while the real professionals quietly tap data into computers.

Doug said...

Yeah. Drew, those reports aren't going to go over themselves.

TG said...

Holy moly, she's making Aldo Kelrast look like a perfectly normal, sane individual.

Who was that huge bearded guy that sent Aldo on his drinking binge and then to his grave? We need him to take a little action for Dr. Drew here.

kathyo said...

Drew has to go; the Steak & Shake waitress in Sunday's last panel just called out that his order of burger and fries is ready.

Punky said...

Best part of Sunday's strip: the EMERGENCY arrow, pointing right at.... LiZa! Who here thinks that Drew's weak "Maybe I should just avoid her" thought bubble will work? Anyone? I thought not. And the nurse in the nurse's cap in the last panel was a nice touch - good to see it's still 1955 in Santa Royale. Except for those Kindles. I mean, reading devices.

Vicki said...

I have respect for the "real" nurse in the last panel, what with her freshly starched white nurse's cap and carefully pressed dress and polished white shoes! (Actually my mom was one of those type nurses, decades ago-- "back in the day"!)

Lol, I bet THAT nurse has a PROPER stethoscope! No gift-shop kiddie play scope for her!

Anonymous said...

Somebody, please...what is the freaking point of this storyline?? How pathetic a desparate woman looks?

Anonymous said...

The storyline is about a descent into mental illness....Moy's.