Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mary Worth 1,208

I am so glad that Mary Worth has a conscience in her guts to give her courage. This is what sets her apart. If only other people had consciences. Then we could all be as awesome as Mary Worth and talk about our awesomeness for nine days straight.

Today's Full Strip

27 comments:

heydave said...

Seriously!
C'mon!
Please!

What's that scraping noise? OMG, we hit a reef!!1!

KitKat said...

All right, I've had enough of Mary's endless self-congratulation! I'm tossing her overboard. Sleep with the fishes tonight, oh tiresome woman!

WV: "pinatown: Locale of next MW plot, in which an inept waitress at a greasy spoon diner gets fired for ignoring patrons

Dave in Parma said...

Conversations like this are why Jeff is still single.

Cue the music: bum-bump......bum-bump...Bum-bump, bum-bump...bum-bump bum-bump bum-bump....

Cue the shark...

Shmoopie said...

I couldn't figure out why Mary's face is so horribly disfigured today. Then I realized, she's all puffed up with pride.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Enough, already, with the self-grandisement, Mary. Jeez meneez...

Maude Findlay said...

Weeks of Mary & the waitress ''stalling'' Thuggy & Emily at the diner, and we don't get the payoff of Emily's parents? Who I'm sure would have been a blonde mom that looked eerily like Toby, wearing a purple or orange dress, and a blue haired father that looked eerily like Drew, wearing some sort of 1950's style orange sports jacket. I guess I will write the happy ending we didn't get to see-

Emily's parents come racing into the diner. Both of them have ''!'' balloons over their heads...

''Hello, we're Mr. & Mrs. Smith, from Goleta. We were told our daughter Emily was here.''

''Yes, she is. Emily?''

''Mom! Dad!''

''Emily!''

Group Hug, ''I love you'' all around. Mr Smith turns to Mary-

''How can we ever thank you?''

''No need to thank me. I did what any good person would do, under the circumstances.My thanks is seeing the happiness on all of your faces. It's truly a feast for the eyes!''

Enter the waitress...

''Speaking of feasts, how about some pie? On the house!''

Everyone laughs, and Emily pipes up-

''Can I have my free ice cream now?''

There. Now we have our proper ending. The whole thing could have been stretched into at least three weeks of strips!

meg said...

SANTA ROYALE WEEKLY WHIG HERALD
all the news that's phynmxx to print


Police: Wayne Not Cooperating

Worth: I Can Make Him Talk

Sources within Santa Royale Department of Public Safety and Doughnuts have told this reporter that the alleged perpetrator of the Emily Smith kidnaping in Goleta , Wayne Bourdain, has refused to answer questions.

Mary Worth, the local elderly busybody who helped stall and apprehend Bourdain, was seen arriving at SRDPSD early today. Worth, 131, wore her familiar Santa Royale Mauve Lady hospital volunteer scrubs, accessorized with an orange shoulder bag, and carried what appeared to be a gallon container of rainbow swirl ice cream.

Although no official comment has been released, our sources tell us that Bourdain was heard to say, "Let me tell you a story, Mary, but first give me the *&^%$# ice cream."

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice in Mondays strip that the steering wheel of the boat (the bum boat) was on the wrong side? --should be on the starboard side

Anonymous said...

I am constantly amazed at what a great turn of phrase Moy has. No one else on the planet writes like she does.

Anonymous said...

If Emily and her family don't say thank you soon and send flowers or something we will be hearing about it from Mary - just like when Mary whined when Gina left without saying thank you. Mary always expects a quid pro quo of some sort with her self-declared, better-than-thou "courageous" actions.

Anonymous said...

Dialing the police is one of the most couragous acts I have ever seen.

Sandi Ego said...

I think Mary's developing a goiter.
My daughter looked at the seagull and commented on the drawing of it "Well, it was a good try." Indeed, you could say that about most of the art work. Looks like the boat is a shape shifter, just like Diner and Mary's kitchen and, gosh, everything. Keeps us on our toes, I guess.

Vicki said...

If someone has to blow their own boat horn about their "conscience", they probably don't have a very good one! Remembering Aldo Kelrast...may he RIP.

Marge said...

@Maude Findlay, Loved your ending. I think we should start a "Draft Maude" petition to send to Comics Kingdom.
At another site, a commentor asked, "What will be the next public service announcement?" Mary has done one on identity theft and see something, do something.

LouiseF said...

Can't help thinking that today's strip has that patriotic Mary Worth channeling the US Department of Homeland Security's "See Something/Say Something" campaign in her ever public service minded way. Wow! Warnings about identity theft at Christmas and now dealing with violent offenders! Think how many lives have been saved by her pronouncements. . . Really, she should be a spokes comic for the US Dept. of Homeland Security. Can't think of a government agency that is MORE in need of such a service. . . .

Pat P. said...

@Schmoopie: I thought Mary's weird-looking profile was due to losing her false teeth overboard, probably from patting herself on the back too strenuously.

Dave in Parma said...

@Marge--I see a tie in with the Dawn Weston and Jeff Cory technology issues and the boat. Ripped from today's headlines (any tie with real people is purely coincidental though)Dr. Jeff will veer the boat into some rocks while texting or talking on his circa 1980's cell phone.

If we're lucky, maybe Mary will get poked in the eye by the long antenna.

Anonymous said...

Many LOL comments today! Great performance by the Worthiverse faithful.

I can't believe Mary's 131. She doesn't look a day over 120.

--Beagle Vet from Goleta

Robert said...

Is all this time on a thrilling motorboat race going to lead to an exciting story of international smuggling, or just a week's worth of smug self-congratulations?

tufenuf said...

Today's comments are HILARIOUS!
Thank you all, but a special thanks to Maude and Meg for two great comments. The real ending and The News Story.

Loved 'em both!

Tony said...

"You still won't agree to marry me, Mary. Have you no conscience?"

maconmemad said...

Mary Worth is rivaled in endless self-congratulation and self-grandisement only by Madonna at the recent Golden Globe Awards, where she must have said "my picture" over 100 times in her Mary Worthy acceptance speech.

Thorpnotized said...

Why is Dr. Jeff wasting his time on Mary? She looks like she's old enough to be his mother...

Joolz said...

What started yesterday as a "sunset cruise" has turned into an overnight trip -- it's light out again. Are Mary and Jeff in international waters yet?

Imogene said...

Brilliant comments, Maude & Meg! I especially love the news story; if only "comic" strips were as funny as that.

In the meantime, in panel one today, Jeff seems to have run over a Windsor-style dining room chair; I hope no one was sitting on it!

meg said...

Jeff and Mary are shrinking. In panel one, their shoulders are looming robustly above the seats. In panel two, the seats are looming above them. Can't wait to see tomorrow's strip- the parts of Jeff and Mary will be played by the Munchkin Mayor and his wife.
Thanks for the kind words- I'll be here all week.

Petunia said...

How far offshore ARE they? Yesterday the sun was setting behind them, indicating that they are headed east. Today shows the view ahead, and the coast is nowhere in sight.

A three-hour tourrrrr....

--Beagle Vet from Goleta, Who Wouldn't Be That Far Offshore in a Speedboat Without Wearing A Lifejacket