Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mary Worth 1,034

First of all, any doctor who needs the kind of advice that Jeff is dispensing probably shouldn't be a doctor. But now we know how incompetent Jeff thinks his son really is.

Secondly, I thought Jeff was just running a medical metaphor to the ground. I didn't realize that Jeff actually thought Drew was talking about a patient.

And third, did any one else pick up on the key phrase: "Outside advice!" Drew is going to refer Liza to Mary! How awesome will that be? Pretty awesome.

Today's Full Strip

26 comments:

Steve_J_23 said...

If Lizzza with a "z" (and a boiled rabbit) isn't yet a patient of some mental institution, she really really should be! Yep, she really does need to be treated gently. And then medicated to the gills.

It's a shame that both of Dr Jeff's offspring, while nobly following his footsteps in the medical profession, are not exactly the sharpest scalpels in the shed, so to speak. Drew's not exactly a Mensa candidate, and Adrian's as dumb as a bucket of rocks.

Word verification: "wecared". Actually, no, we *didn't*... but best word verification I've seen ever. Win!

djangosmom said...

I have come to believe that Giella hates his job in the Worthiverse. He only uses the secondary colors from his palette. Orange and green, never red, yellow and blue. I take that back, he uses the blue on hair.

Steve_J_23 said...

I was just thinking that Giella is inordinately fond of orange and purple. The men wear orange, the women purple, that's how you tell them apart in the Worthiverse.

Word verification: restived. Another win! What does it mean when the words relate to the cartoon???

Joolz said...

If the de-aging process continues at this rate, Drew will be an embryo by Friday.

Anonymous said...

My word is "nappe" - as in the very long one induced by this story. Does Mary have any clue of the tremendous job that she has coming? Maybe Moy et al had thought that the world would end before they had to sort this mess out . . .

Emmy said...

I just have a feeling that something very bad is going to happen when Drew tries to talk to Liza again...

And does this whole story arch remind anyone else of that episode of Seinfeld when George can't break up with that girl? He tells her they're breaking up, and she says "no," that it takes two to break up. I'm wondering how this is going to go down...

Steven W4922 said...

Let's not get too down on Drew.

He's smart enough to camouflage himself to match the walls, cabinets and exterior of the house just like "Charlie" taught him in "Nam".

This guy has got brains!!

Punky said...

Why in the world would Drew let his father continue to think he was talking about a patient? Did he intentionally make it seem that way to avoid embarrassment over his predicament? or did he just not disabuse his father of the notion once he realized his father was too stupid to pick up on the oblique references? I guess what I am getting at is: why even bother with this ancillary plot point unless it's clear what you are doing?

I'm also fascinated by Dr. Cory's kitchen, which seems to feature a black ceiling, a standing lamp (so many of us outfit our kitchens with one!), and a magically opening cabinet door. (And why is is broad daylight out, if Drew came home from his date and had Mary's chicken pot pie for dinner ("jeet?"). anyway? Could they possibly have talked about this all night?)

Verification word: gractr. Rhymes with tractor. Which moves 10 times faster than this storyline.

Graham said...

Milk Carton to the rescue!

djangosmom said...

Emmy, yes I have been thinking of that Seinfeld episode too.

Maybe Drew can take a tip from George also and use the old "it's not you, it's me" when he explains to Liza why they can't be lovers.

James in North Dakota said...

That's what I thought to! When I saw "outside advice," I almost dropped my round salmon things into the pool!

Oooh....there must be a pool party coming up! Drew will ask Mary there and, oh, guess who should show up: LIZA! And guess who Mary pushes into the pool and ceremoniously announces that Liza is the first person in the Mary Worth comic strip to actually use the pool!

I guess just hopeful thinking on my part.

Vicki said...

if this were Mary's kitchen, Drew would be climbing up on a tall stool by now to put the Kelk away.

Chester the Dog said...

To Dave in Parma...I love that you read MW to your kids, Hopefully it bores them right to sleep.

James in North Dakota said...

Joolz, I wouldn't say it's a de-aging process that's going on. I'd say that Drew is starting to slowly morph into other characters. Today, he's beginning to turn into Mark Trail. If he starts giving lectures on protecting the forests, or discussing the mating habits of the Canadian lynx, I'll take my readership elsewhere!

Amanda Kate said...

What's with the colouring in this strip? In the first panel, Drew and Liza's head look like bananas. In the rest of the panels, Drew and his father look like undead corpses.

heydave said...

The more we learn of Drew, the less we see of him.

Punky said...

Re Monday's strip:

a) who here thinks this talk will end well? Right, I thought so.

b) why is "today of all days" not the day to have yet another "we're no longer together" talk with Liza that Liza will refuse to accept? is there something we don't know about Luvr-Boy?

c) how did Drew's red car turn blue?

Vicki said...

yes, we need a little more insight as to why "today of all days" is not good? Would Tuesday be better? Wednesday perhaps?

James in North Dakota said...

As Dr. Drew's car inches towards the hospital, his cell phone begins to vibrate.

Looking down, he see's a text message from LiZa:

"PLAY MISTY 4 ME LUVR!"

djangosmom said...

Maybe the reason today is a bad day is because it't Memorial Day and the Security staff is short staffed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe today is LiZa's birthday?

Elaine said...

Maybe Drew is just the stupidest thing, just shy of a mop! How can he not just level with his dad about what he's talking about? Does he have to live up to his 'Men's Fitness' image? To his dad?

I think perhaps Jill is going to get in on this, as part of her human relations duties. Now THAT would be worth reading!

kathyo said...

Why is today a bad day? Maybe Drew read his horoscope this morning and it said this will be a bad day to negotiate, just go with the flow today, or something.

My word is "puppi." Aawww...

LiZas Stethoscope said...

I hope, hope, hope there is a BIG SCENE at the Mountview Hospital cafeteria when these two fools get to arguing about whether or not they're a couple!

Toots McGee said...

Is there any way possible that two physicians could have a conversation where one of them thinks its about some kind of patient related issue while the other is talking about something completely personal? The conversation would have to be so vague that it wouldn't count as communication or the participants would have to be so dense, so imperceptive as to suggest that they would be just terrible doctors.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, they're grey.