Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mary Worth 1,039

By my count, Drew has now officially broken up with Liza more times than they went out.

Today's Full Strip

35 comments:

Punky said...

Good point, Wanders. They/we've been stuck in an endless loop of "this isn't working for me" and "I'm willing to overlook this trouble spot" for weeks now. And the first sighting of "hello, the dreamy doctor returns!" was back at the beginning of April. Mary Worth is beginning to feel a lot like "Groundhog Day." I'm on Team Step Up the Crazy.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Can we say "restraining order", Dr Drew?

Elaine said...

@Punky - I wanna be on your team! Enough of the passive forgiveness, LiZa - show us your inner psychopath!

Liz said...

@Punky - Agreed!

I got really excited for Stalker LiZa when she said "you're making a big mistake"....but then with the "willing to let this trouble spot" etc., I feel like it is not ending.

She better lose it soon. I'm just saying.

Either that or they bring back Drunk Jill.

Chester the Dog said...

What a couple of twits, these two are. Drew, just ignore her.

James in North Dakota said...

I roared with laughter with Drew's Dr. McGrumpyFace look as he stormed away from LiZa. I'm digging the fact that "mistake" is in bold lettering. Not italics, but bold. Dare to be bold, LiZa!

Not only am I joining Punky's team, but I'll go door-to-door with a petition.

trixietrudy said...

I'm joining Punky's team, too. I can't stand this any more. And to top it all off, on Saturday I watched La Dolce Vita (1960) because I had never seen it. And there's Emma, refusing to let Marcello break up with her. Aaaarrrgh!

Shmoopie said...

I was shocked that Punky claimed this story had started back in April. So shocked in fact that I went to the archives to look for myself (ok, ok, it's a slow day!). April 1st!! Can anyone believe this? This non-story started on April 1st!! Well over 2 months ago!! Honestly, I've gotta hand it to Moy and Giella. Dragging a story about nothing out to these lengths takes real genius!

PS: Would it be most effective if we all signed up with Punky's team, or should be start our own regional chapters?

Emmy said...

Gosh...I seriously hope there aren't people like Liza out there in the dating scene...So far, I've yet to encounter any, but I sure don't want to!

Maude Findlay said...

Are Adrian & Scott still on their honeymoon? Someone wake me when Wilbur makes a sandwich or something. I think the ''Z'' in LiZa stands for ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Robert said...

So when does Mary get involved, to give LiZa a "Capische?"=flavored beatdown to get it through this poor clueless girl's skull? I'm getting a bit tired of every strip being Drew telling LiZa he's not interested while she bleats on that he's not given then a chance. This strip needs some gun violence a la "Shootout at Santa Royale Mart" or some mocking laughter from Jill Black.

Limber Joe said...

I've wondered about Mary and her whereabouts for some time now. Then a certain congress person, caught up in the evils of texting-interwebbery comes clean and confesses. Coincidence? I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

This is freaky-deaky. Dr. Drew needs a TRO and LiZa needs a shrink.

vicki said...

"trouble spots passing" sounds like a skin disease or something! Suddenly I feel itchy.

Nathan said...

Wow, isn't that so big of Liza? He's broken up with her, and she's willing to forgive that and stay with him anyway. Now that's true fidelity.

Robert--

Good catch. Has anyone else noticed that this entire story is literally exactly the same as the one that led to Aldo Kelrast's fateful demise? Like, the exact same plot but lamer and with the genders reversed?

Personally, I think it's high time the citizens of Charterstone staged an intervention into this sordid affair. I mean, after the smashing success of their first one, what could possibly go wrong?

And after Liza drives off Aldo Kelrast Memorial Cliff, Drew can feel bad about himself again ("I can't find peace!") and go back to Vietnam...or perhaps take things a step farther by deciding that he clearly wasn't meant for love and joining a Monastery. I'm sure the Mystic Monk Carmelites in Wyoming would love to have him!

Who's with me?

Imogene said...

Usually, "trouble spots" are taken care of with either acne medication or an effective laundry stain remover. No matter how many times I apply these items to my newspaper, this part of the story will just not go away. It may be time to call in Heloise with her hints, or in a pinch, and if she's till available, Mary Worth with her meddles. In any case, WE NEED HELP HERE!

heydave said...

Great. The times I can read this blog daily... nothing happens!

But now the "relationship" from hell has literally consumed years of my life, condensing me into a circle of seething repetition!

I give up; what do you want from me?!?!?

James in North Dakota said...

Who thinks that Animotion's "Obsession" should be on the Charterstone jukebox???

@ Shmoopie -- I'll take North Dakota.

@ Robert -- I fear that LiZa had a feeling that Mary Worth would be sticking her oar in the situation, so she lured her to the Bum Boat and pushed her over. Oh, Mary!!!!

Anonymous said...

moy is the master of changing a few words each day and having it run for a week and old joe is the master of ill just draw what i want not looking for anything to match. just wondering the comic strips that complain about being censorered always have a editor . the editor on mary worth has to be old joes wife.

meg said...

I think I know what the problem is.

Liza is actually one of a set of identical triplets. The others are Lisa and Nasa. Drew has broken up with all of them by now, so the problem should be solved.

Chester the Dog said...

"Happy Borthday, Drew, Give me a kiss"

What? In the workplace? At a hospital? Where is the head of Mountview personnel?

Oh, I know, in Conference Room Three, shovelling down her third piece of cake.

kathyo said...

"Drew!" LiZA tries desperately to warn him about that gaping hole in the floor, down the hall from Conference Room 3. He's already ignored the big arrow that (I'm guessing) says DANGER, and now he's about to fall off the edge into a bottomless pit.

Punky said...

I may be on Team Step Up the Crazy (welcome, fellow team members!) but LiZa has just joined Team Pathetic. Will she manage to turn Mountview Hospital employees against Drew, with her gaslighting ways? Because I truly believe that she is gaslighting him ("How could you break up with that lovely nurse? She threw you such a nice party!").

James in North Dakota said...

LiZa must be channeling Liza Minelli. I mean, she has the jazz hands down to a T.

Punky said...

Also, Drew seems to have changed back into his trusty black suit for his dramatic exit scene.

Maude Findlay said...

If anyone in the Worthyverse actually had sex, right about now would be the time for LiZa to get herself a lawyer and file a sexual harassment suit against Drew- but I don't think anyone in this strip has gotten lucky since Wilbur & Abby's summer of love back in '68... or was that '88?

Steve_J_23 said...

I love the fact that Lizzzzza is willing to let this trouble spot pass. "Out, damned spot!!!"

@James: I second the motion, or should I say, "animotion" for Obsession to be added to the jukebox. Subject to approval by the board, of course.

tuffenuf said...

First of all: To Robert: Hahahaha

I loved this line:

"So when does Mary get involved, to give LiZa a "Capische?"=flavored beatdown"

And secondly, Dr Drew is wandering around the useless staff at Mountview with a giant arrow protruding from his neck and nobody seems to care! (Except for... (sharp psycho-like violin notes)... LIIZZZA

Mary said...

When Drew entered the conference room (eight days ago!), there was an arrow pointing to the door labeled "Conference Room 3." Wednesday's arrow pointing away from the door should read, "This way to get away from the crazy person."

And didn't Drew go in there to try to explain the situation to Liza? I didn't see a whole lotta 'splainin' in there, although he did manage to change his outfit twice.

Robert said...

I so wish tomorrow's strip would feature Jill Black rounding the corner, pointing at LiZa, and laughing long and hard. I would deal with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday strips just fine if Jill continued laughing all three days.

Elaine said...

I. Can. Not. Stop. Reading. This. Inane. Story.!! When will our suffering end, and LiZa vs. Jill begin?

Elaine said...

Drew appears to have sprouted an arm and hand out of one side of his neck, an arrow out of the other. He REALLY is quite a catch!

duckduckgoose said...

@ Maude (June 8 12:30 PM)
While I reluctantly accept the possibility that Wilbur participated in a "summer of love", I cannot accept that any woman was "getting lucky" as the result of it.

But you bring this to mind: If anyone in the Worthyverse actually had sex, LiZa would SO be pregnant.

Anonymous said...

This all reminds me of the end of "Some Like It Hot" when Jack Lemon (Jerry) in drag has this exchange with would be boyfriend Osgood (Joe E. Brown):

"Jerry (Jack Lemmon): “Oh no you don’t! Osgood, I’m gonna level with you. We can’t get married at all.”

Osgood (Joe E. Brown): “Why not?”

Jerry: “Well, in the first place, I’m not a natural blonde.”

Osgood: “Doesn’t matter.”

Jerry: “I smoke! I smoke all the time!”

Osgood: “I don’t care.”

Jerry: “Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I’ve been living with a saxophone player.”

Osgood: “I forgive you.”

Jerry: [tragically] “I can never have children!”

Osgood: “We can adopt some.”

Jerry: “But you don’t understand, Osgood!”

[Finally gives up and pulls off his wig]

Jerry: “Ohh… I’m a man!”

Osgood: “Nobody’s perfect!”

Punky said...

OH THANK GOODNESS! Our prayers have been answered. Well fortified with kelk, hot beverages, and the love of a good man, Mary McMeddlesome emerges from hiberation, and none too soon!