Was poor Emily Smith hung on the back of a chair? (Yes, Wanders, I agree. Even before I read the Secret Message, I marveled at the consistency in the poster over two panels, despite a slight change in perspective.)
In fear of the next "plot," all I can point out is the lovely bow on the side of the missing girl's head. Like a perfect little winup key.Oh, and face touch!
Whoa, whiplash! After over two weeks of "Shame on the world that lets Mary Worth get pickpocketed but hooray she's got her list!" we suddenly cut to her admiring a missing kid poster. But then again, after two weeks of coffee, questionable cake, and platitudes, Mary would need groceries. Direly.
It's nice to see that Toby is sharing her purple outfit with Mary. Either that or Mary is trying to be "hip" by adopting the fashion sense of a more youthful woman. The next story line will feature a midriff-baring Mary which is, frankly, a little frightening to contemplate.
I for one am grateful to Karen Moy for digressing from serious stories (like about Gina and Bobby) for a helpful Public Service Announcement concerning wallet theft and the importance of maintaining a list of one's credit cards. That PSA was not only timely, coming at the start of the shopping season, but was surely the shortest storyline in the long and glorious history of MW.
"Another" child!? How did Mary not involve herself in the first incident? Perhaps she was so busy with Gina in Diner that she missed that poster.heydave@8:05 AM, thanks for identifying the object on Emily's head as a bow. I thought it was two-thirds of the radiation-hazard symbol.
Wait, hold on here... What happened to the nogoodniks?? I was so looking forward to a little more insight into their tainted childhoods, their need to find love, their...well...just everything. And now this - a missing child?? Moy, where are your priorities?
@Elaine, "I was so looking forward to a little more insight into their tainted childhoods, their need to find love, their...well...just everything." I think that we are not changing stories, that the missing child has Mary's wallet and will return it after being abandoned by her accomplice and remorse sets in.
Wow! I may just tune in tomorrow to see where this story is going!Well... maybe next MONTH.
From one PSA to another, eh? Good grief, I just finished making a list of everything in my wallet. Now I'm going to have to make a list of all my kids, too? What a world...
Do children go missing all the time in Santa Royale? This one, being the standard blonde girl, should have been on the news 24/7.
She is not "missing" She ran away, as fast as she could, from Santa Royale. Smart girl, that one.
How long has she been missing? My guess is that Toby was kidnapped as a child, but repressed the memories.
So if by chance a person does see Emily, what are they to do? There is no information on the poster about who should be contacted! (BTW, someone needs a lesson in perspective drawing. The poster should appear narrower in the first panel, not wider!)
Yay! New storyline!!!Right?After reading Elaine's comments, it got me thinking. Maybe we're still on the pickpocket storyline and Emily Smith, the missing child, is somehow connected to them. Perhaps Emily is their daughter? Or maybe they kidnapped her and are trying to groom her into being the next Artful Dodger?All I know is, I'm glad for the change of scenery!!!
Nice segue, Moy.
Aaugh! This strip slams you violently into the next storyline! [/MST3K]
Wait, someone got a time machine and kidnapped a pre-teen Toby!?! What's going to happen to the time space continuum? and did her parents make a list of numbers to call when your kid goes missing?
@Mike in Cleveland, Loved your post! Truly funny!
Does this mean that we will be welcoming back Santa Royale detective Mr. Dr. Adrian Cory-Hewlett to investigate the case?Though it would be funny if Mary finds the child in the park, takes her back to the apartment for coffee and light discussion, then after hearing of Emily's childhood of abuse and neglect, decides to hide her in the apartment. Of course Emily gets the last laugh by stealing Mary's wallet and racking up some online shopping charges on the personal computer.
When we finally meet Emily, she will appear to be about 25 years of age.In todays firat panel, Mary looks upset enough to lose her lunch. I hope she makes it to the parking lot in time...
Lol @ Gina and the MST3K reference! (Girl in Gold Boots, right?)
Actually, the poster has given Mary an idea. Since Mary surely has pictures of her wallet as well as a list of its contents, she will now place posters all over town, "Have You Seen This Wallet?"
@Anonymous 3:56I was thinking the same thing about Mary distributing posters with pictures of her wallet..."Have you seen this wallet? It's 40 years old, light blue to match my purse, and frayed at the seams!"
Maybe the pickpockets are part of a Oliver Twist-like kiddie pickpocket crime ring?
I tell ya', Santa Royale is becoming a real cesspool of crime! It's just been CREEP CITY ever since that drug cartel shootout!!! And I think Mary knows more about this than she's letting on..."not ANOTHER child missing!" hmmm...is there someone she's suspicious of??
And how do we know she's a child? She doesn't have a ponytail.p.s. Great way to start us off BaHa--I'm still laughing!
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