Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mary Worth 1,070

Mary, you big tease. If you don't intend to marry Jeff, just say so. Don't string him along for years on end until someone better comes along. Jeff already broke up with you once when you denied you were seeing Ron Amalfi, and he only came back to you because you made seafood scampi. If you turn him down this time, he has to go for good. There's only so much rejection a guy can take. Even a guy like Jeff.

Today's Full Strip

26 comments:

Steven W. said...

Maybe Jeff can convince Liza to marry him.

I also suggest "Different Drum" for the jukebox.

mrvy said...

Eye color change alert! Look at those baby blues.

heydave said...

Shall we wait until we can tie our wheelchairs together?
That's a great idea... uh, I'm going for a walk.

Punky said...

Echoing heydave's sentiments from yesterday, I don't really want to have to picture these two as "friends with benefits."

Gina said...

I want Mary to have a dream where everyone she's ever meddled, led by Jill, lines up to meddle her about this. Or heck, forget the dream. Make it a real-life thing.

djangosmom said...

Since Mary is 130 years old and probably a vampire. That can be the only reason she is still alive, and it's been established that she has no reflection in mirrors, I can see why she may be reluctant to marry Jeff. She can't quite break it to him that he must become a vampire as well to mate with her.

kathyo said...

Although Jeff is in the foreground, Mary's head is about 20 percent larger than his.

Also, Jeff doesn't realize how deep Mary's passion for meddling actually is. Be careful what you wish for, Jeff!

Elaine said...

Oh, she so needs an intervention to discuss her lack of feelings. Could it be that she's a sociopath? Ponder this for a moment - Mary as a pseudo-psychiatrist/sociopath, gleefully meddling in everyone's affairs and never resolving her own. And never really worrying about the consequences. Wait, that IS what she does.

tuffenuf said...

Jeff needs to leap off of the balcony, now!

Who could ever face the world again after having your marriage proposal turned down by a 90 year old, old maid, meddler?

Poor Jeff. He will need a lot of face touching.

Paul Pennington said...

Dijangosmom hit the proverbial "head on the nail" with the vampire connection. Yes, this is it. Historically garlic has been used successfully to keep vampires away, and it is a popular ingredient in Vietnamese food items. Where is Dr. Jeff's dopey Peace Village -- Hanoi. Where is Hanoi? Viet Nam. What is popular food item there -- garlic? What keeps vampires away -- garlic. Get it. Mary would not be able to go to Viet Nam with Dr. Jeff because of the garlic which vampires find very offensive.

trixietrudy said...

Is Jeff using Just for Men? If Mary has gray hair, and presumably Mary and Jeff are close to the same age, why does he have a full head of orange hair? Wouldn't he have SOME gray by now? Especially after the stress of all those rejections of his marriage proposal?

phoebes in santa fe said...

trixitrudy@10.01a - Mary has WHITE hair. That's why I always think of George HW Bush and his mother...oops, wife, Barbara, when I see Dr Jeff and Mary.

Also, I think Dr Jeff can do better...

Anonymous said...

No, Dr. Jeff can't do better considering not even Mary will marry him and she's pretty much scraping the bottom of the gene pool.

Tony said...

Every so often, Moy has trouble thinking up an exciting new story line. So she runs through another iteration of Jeff's marriage proposal/Mary's rejection, thereby buying herself another week to develop a plot. The most exciting plot would be for Jeff to tell Mary that, no, he can't accept that.

James in North Dakota said...

Hands up: who wishes that the LiZa storyline was still going on?

Seeing Dr. Jeff pursue Mary is like watching an episode of Benny Hill. *cue the fast music and everybody running around in and out of doors in fast motion*

Vicki said...

Nothing like a marriage proposal rejection to SUCK THE LIFE OUT of the party at Venue!! And everyone was having so much fun. Way to go, Mary!

heydave said...

Can we at least flash over to those dopey kids on their fancy pants honeymoon?

Maude Findlay said...

I think that if Mary Worth ever ends (It can't really end, can it? What will we do?)it should end with Jeff & Mary's wedding.

Wilbur can walk Mary down the aisle, Toby can be the maid of honor, Drew can be the best man, LiZA, Jill, Adrian, & Dawn can be bridesmaids, and Ian, Scott, Charlie & Ernie can be groomsmen. Then the ghost of Aldo Kelrast can rise up from the Charterstone pool, to seek vengeance all all that led him to his grisly demise.

Wanders said...

James in ND: Fast motion?

Dave in Parma said...

@Phoebes: If a guy like the Professor can score Toby, Dr. Jeff can definitely do better in this Worthiverse.

I'm surprised that there were no comments today on Mary's new goth lipstick and Michael Jackson-esque nose job.

Carlye said...

Run, Jeff, run! Hasn't she kept you hanging long enough? And I thought it was supposed to be men that can't commit!

Shmoopie said...

Seriously, if Dr. Cory Sr. really wanted to woo Mary, couldn't he be a tad bit more romantic? Here they are at this log cabin-type "venue" that's supposed to be all highfalutin' (a mess of pastel balloons floating on the ceiling does not create a classy atmosphere) and chockablock full of "generous donors" (breaking into spontaneous waltzing as soon as they walk in the door) for this awesome cause (will there be at least a speech?), and all this dolt can say over and over again what a "great team" he and Mary make cause she's such a good little fundraiser. Heck, I'd say no too!

However, I do feel a great conflict arising. Did the more aggressive course of antibiotics not work after all and Jeff, although he looks quite strapping these days, is really dying a slow death? Or is Mary waiting for some lab results of a condition of her own, thus being unable to commit to "lighting up the sky?" Scariest of all, perhaps the entire Worthiworse is coming to an end and our kind writer is ever so gently preparing us for this "unsettling change." Is Mary Word releasing us? Is she preparing us to fly the nest? IS SHE CUTTING THE CORD? I, ... I, ... I think I need a drink! Please pass the potatoade. Thanks! I gotta lie down now!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff, I know a former nurse turned used-car salesman that I'm sure would be interested in you. Go ahead and dump Mary. Her seafood scampi isn't that good.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Schmoopie@3.44p - IF the Worthiverse comes to an end, I think we should all agree to meet, comment, heckle, etc at either "Apartment 3G" or "Rex Morgan".

"3G" is about as badly written and drawn as "MW", plus we appear to have the same white, WASP characters at "3G" as at "MW". Different coast, however...

Dave in Parma said...

Comment from The Thin White Luke (a.k.a. my soon to be 7 year old) upon reading today's strip: "he's too young for her anyhow"

Anonymous said...

Reading this latest "will they-won't they?" plot line...I hafta say it :
Who cares?
Get back to the interesting "meddling" that makes MW's heart sing!