Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mary Worth 1,036

Right now there are a whole lot of sick patients wondering where the medical staff might be. But don't worry, they aren't far! All 217 staff members are down at Conference Room Three wishing happy birthday to the most popular doctor in the world... that guy who no one has seen for three years while he was in Vietnam and who has probably broken up with four of the women in the room... well, maybe only three and a half.

Today's Full Strip

43 comments:

mrvy said...

He's three years old?
Grumpy Chinbeard has been replaced by Grumpy 'Stache.

Mary said...

So Drew was going to break up with someone in a conference room, while holding a briefcase, on his 3rd birthday. That guy is quite a catch.

Gina said...

@Mary -- LOL. Literally.

kathyo said...

Drew's one last chance is to make a wish and blow out those three candles. But with his luck, they'll be those trick birthday candles that magically re-light.

heydave said...

Drew looks like he's having a 'Nam flashback. Don't give him the knife to cut that cake and everyone else!

birdie said...

In any real workplace, everybody would know the kind of man-chaser LiZa is. They would certainly not be telling Drew he's a lucky man, unless it's meant sarcastically.

They might, however, be really happy to have Drew there, because he's finally pulled LiZa off of her last victim. They're probably hoping he'll take her back to Vietnam.

Happy 3rd birthday, Drew. That explains a lot, actually.

Elaine said...

@heydave - I think Drew's expression looks like he just sucked on a lemon while having a stack of birthday gifts dropped on his toe!

Who has those kind of elaborate celebrations for someone who has been absent for years? The hospital must keep spare gifts and birthday cakes in their supply room for when these little things pop up at the last minute.

Brick said...

@kathyo - - "those trick birthday candles that magically re-light" haha!! ... As the blackened wicks in front of him burst into flames for the third time, Drew looks up, feeling LiZa's maniacal stare...

Anonymous said...

Was that woman in the blue suit there yesterday? Her Evil Clown Face is giving me a serious case of the creeps.

Toots McGee said...

I think Dr. Bill Lumbergh there just pranked Drew with a joy buzzer.

James in North Dakota said...

Did LiZa also arrange for Dr. Drew to quickly morph into Jimmy Carter?

Vicki said...

this is so awesome on so many levels!
I'm loving Grumpy 'Stache! His specialty is Proctology, of course, and he doesn't find too many things amusing. Obviously surprise parties don't amuse him.
He's got a full load of patients on his schedule. No time for cake nonsense and such.

Punky said...

Vicki, I totally agree that this turn of events is awesome. LiZa has gone from being merely passive-aggressively in denial to being cleverly diabolical. I give Moy some props for coming up with a plot twist we didn't see coming, and one that very publicly states LiZa and Drew are a couple, otherwise why would she throw a party for him? Thus turning public sentiment at the hospital against him when he tries once again to ditch her.

My favorite character today is "aren't you a lucky man" Four Eyes with the bad toup. And Drew's expression is priceless.

Dave in Parma said...

@ Anonymous: I think that woman in the blue suit with the "Evil Clown Face" may be a cameo appearance by Madeline Albright (or, for those in the 216, Mary Rose Oakar).

Regardless, the creepy look and the big hand attempting to push Dr. Drew over scare me too.

Chester the Dog said...

if I were Drew, I'd be very angry right now. He wanted his party at the Three Trees, not Conference Room 3!

Anonymous said...

dam toots mcgee i knew it was the guy from office space just forgot his name . LUMBERGH

Maude Findlay said...

Will evil LiZa stop at nothing? Next thing you know, she'll be having his car serviced, picking up his dry cleaning, and paying his cell phone bill. That witch! Oh, where is Mary with a canned soup casserole and some sage advice to save poor Drew?

Imogene said...

I would have thought Drew's own father would have remembered his birthday and said something about what he'd like to do for the occasion. I guess Jeff fell so in love with his professional opinion on patient information he forgot. I notice he was not invited to Conference Room 3; the rest of the staff must not remember him or his daughter.

Steve_J_23 said...

I can only take the rays beaming out of Drew's face to mean that he's been canonised as a saint. Putting up with psycho-Liza and the general lameness that is the Worthiverse, he *would* need the patience of a saint... that's *patience*, not *patients*.

Today's message has been brought to you by the word "bitiodi". Yes, it IS a bit idiotic...

Three Candles said...

This is one hot mess Drew has gotten himself into!

hia5 said...

Drew is not three years old, Drew is two (hey, that rhymes!) As I recall from my antediluvian childhood, you have one candle for each year, PLUS an extra candle "to grow on." Ergo, three candles are for someone turning two. I think that two is more likely, given Drew's social development.

Graham said...

Might be an anaesthetic shortage in OR ,
as the cylinders were emptied to fill the balloons.

Steve_J_23 said...

@Graham: which could be embarrassing when the balloons start popping and people start passing out. I guess the old "fill 'em up with chloroform" trick can backfire horribly. Although let's hope Mr Grumpy Beard / Moustache gets a good whiff, he looks like he could do with some cheering up...

Chester the Dog said...

LiZa has been reading Drew's personnel file!!! Grounds for firing!

Toots McGee said...

Looking at the 6/2 strip: Doesn't it look like Jeff and Mary are in Conference Room 3?

Punky said...

Hey, who invited C. Everett Koop??

Dave in Parma said...

ha ha--total C Everett Punky!

The big question though: can Liza make a mean pot pie?

James in North Dakota said...

Toots McGee: I love your profile pic!

Either LiZa broke into human resources to pull up his file to ascertain his birthday, she snuck a peek at his drivers license, or maybe she's just psycho...er, psychic.

And I agree with Imogene....why didn't Jeff say anything to Drew about it being his birthday. I'm just hoping that Mary Worth stumbles into the conference room with her book cart and "meets" LiZa. Please, please!!!!!!

My word was surperf.....which is how Drew described Mary Worth's cooking, with his mouth full of pot pie. Either that, or that's what he'll be exclaiming when LiZa puts the chloroform rag over his mouth.

Tony said...

I think Liza found out Drew's birthday, and much more about him, by hacking into his online records. (The gifts at the party were purchased using his credit card number.) This will be more evidence in Moy's campaign against the evils of the Internet.

James in North Dakota said...

Tony...never ever say "online" and "hacking" in the same sentence. It will only conjure about Terri whats-her-name, the woman who spent a month educating Toby (whatever happened to her, too?) about identity theft.

Sharon said...

Crushed at lack of secret message. If I was an anguished, claw-my-way-to-the-top defense contractor, I'd be jumping off the top of a Broadway theater right now.

Vicki said...

I can't believe Dr. Koop is shaking the birthday boy's hand. I mean, are birthdays THAT rare for grownups in Santa Royale?

It's like: "oh wow, congratulations-- you're having a BIRTHDAY!!! Awesome dude, that's just fantastic!!" (Also, I can't help it-- I'm wondering where that hand has been!?)

djangosmom said...

As MisterRogers would say,"Can we say 'boundaries' boys and girls?"

heydave said...

Still can't get over the adults (?) in this world celebrating the incredible awesomeness of a birthday!

Wow, how will you ever top this next year?

Anonymous said...

Friday...Dr. Drew's plan is going so well. I'm impressed.

Elaine said...

When will the madness end?? I think LiZa is about take Drew hostage - that was a very subtle threat she delivered. They'll talk, but first he HAS to enjoy the party because she invited people for him?? Be afraid, Drew, be very afraid...

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jeff skipped his own son's birthday party because he's busy going over those reports from Vietnam.

Gina said...

Today's last panel is just begging for a caption contest. (ANY caption would be better than "I invited people to come here for you!")

kathyo said...

"I invited people to come here for you;" sounds special. Who's coming--Indiana Jones? Captain Jack Sparrow? Marty the Birthday Magician? Some Hombres players? Or maybe the theme is "This is Your Life."

Anonymous said...

Is that Jill Black in the background!?!

Please let it be her. Fresh out of Alcoholics Unanimous or Betty Furd. She'll console Dr Drew and beat the snot out of Lisza.

Barbara Hanson said...

Liza: You don't enjoy morning parties? You must! I invited people by making words with my mouth!
@Sharon: And my companion on the roof, the Judge, has a publicist who is, um, publicizing it. And played there as a child.

Peggy Olson said...

Toots McGee, does your profile pic show Dr. Leila from Space Mutiny? Oh, just think what Crow T Robot and Tom Servo would say about Drew's surprise birthday party!

Why didn't LiZa invite Dr. Jeff and Mary to the party? Are they the only ones actually working at that hospital?

Anonymous said...

Since "lucky" isn't the word for it, what is?

Everyone, get out your Thesaurus and help Dr. Drew express himself.