Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mary Worth 1,212

Yes, miracles like you, Mary.


Today's Full Strip

40 comments:

Mike in Cleveland said...

Yeah, Drew and Adrian aren't kids anymore. But they've both acted like such immature babes that they could have confused a child molester to kidnap them. That is something to worry about.

Oh, and nice job raising them, Jeff!

Punky said...

Are they eating in a fish tank? I could swear that fish behind Jeff was heading the other way just a day ago. I find myself wanting to encourage the fish not to turn around but to escape.

Bald James Lipton waiter dejectedly carries Mary's mostly untouched plate of gruel back to the kitchen as boozy older couple orders yet another bottle of wine. If he only knew there is a documented way to increase his tip: cue the sad sack life story....

wv: scalk. overcooked kelk?

heydave said...

It's a miracle this lame sham of self congratulatory pap hasn't taken itself out back and done away with itself.

although we know we are seeing real emotion: face touch! Pompous and proud!

Charlene said...

The fish appears to be embedded in Jeff's head. It's in exactly the same place "behind" his head in both panels despite the point of view moving.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Giella STILL can't draw a hand with an eating utensil in it.

Anonymous said...

can ted confy come back and kidnap his queenie .now thats a story

Anonymous said...

So Mary is petitioning for sainthood. Not a surprise, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Hollywood has come callin'...Disney is going to release "The Miracle Worker II" based on Mary's life. I heard Patty Duke is going to play Mary.

James in North Dakota said...

If I were Jeff, I would be worried! Adrian never came back from her honeymoon and it's been *looks at watch*, oh, nineteen years.

kathyo said...

Jeff should stop worrying about his grown kids and give some thought to his misshapen and overgrown left hand. It's also growing fur. Glad to see he got his wine glass refilled, though.

Surly Captain said...

Has this turned into a new story line? One where Mary just self congratulates herself for the next three months. It would probably be more exciting than some of last years storys.

KitKat said...

It's every child's nightmare that a fish will become embedded in his or her parent's head.

wv: "pulnesco" = Italian for "kelk"

Maude Findlay said...

@ Anonymous 10:46 AM- Ooh, I love it! I'm picturing Patty Duke as Mary, determinedly spelling out H-A-M-S-A-N-D-W-I-C-H over & over into Wilbur Weston's (played by Jason Alexander) hand.

meg said...

Christopher Walken, what do you think it would take to improve the Mary Worth strip?

"More Sanctimony!"

Vicki said...

hold the presses... Mary has finally acknowledged GOD as the source of miracles! That must be quite a comedown for her huge ego.

Anonymous said...

Well Jeff, the rest of us will be wondering what Emily's parents went through too since we were never let in on it - instead we only saw Mary bullying waitresses, calling 911 (and then hanging up), lurking around doorways and such. It may of added some drama to follow Emily's parents during the event, but, alas no, this is Mary Worth.

Anonymous said...

I know this is so rude, but the idea of Mary playing a deaf, dumb and blind person is not such a stretch.

meg said...

Anonymous at 7:09pm:

But can she play a mean pinball?

Thorpnotized said...

Dr. Jeff really needs to shave the back of his hands...

Tony said...

Punky @ 8:30 am: You are right that the fish near Jeff's head has changed direction. But it's a different fish.

erik said...

That Girl - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Anonymous said...

Why would Mary Jeff eating at a restaurant where fish randomly swim into their heads --creepy!

djangosmom said...

I don't have any comment that can top these entries. You guys are crackin' me up. thanks.

Vicki said...

If I were Mary I'd at least take a crack at the reward money for the dude on the HUGE reward poster in the background! Kinda' looks like Ted Confey.

I'm so pleased with my wv today: "pretiest" Why, thank you, thank you very much!

meg said...

Thorpnotized and kathyo, I am also concerned that Dr. Jeff has furry hands. Longtime readers will recall that Wayne McThuggy's hands began to grow fur, as did the young female cop who was comforting Emily.

Now what do these three cases have in common? Yes, exposure to Mary Worth.

I believe that she may be a
Fennoscandian werewolf. These were usually old women who possessed poison-coated claws and had the ability to paralyse cattle and children with their gaze.

Doesn't that just fit our Miss Mary? Wanders, may we discuss obtaining a silver bullet?

Robert said...

Sunday's first two panels are practically a commercial for The Bum Boat. Soon to be in your local suburbs, with salmon more delicious than at Red Lobster!

Gina said...

How. Many. Times. Are. We. Going. To. Have. This. Conversation??? It's like "The Twilight Zone" meets "Groundhog Day," with salmon.

WV: oberw. As in "Can this please be oberw now?"

Nancy said...

Why are Mary and Dr. Whatzisname eating their dinners with toothpicks?

kyapiphi said...

Had to comment just because of the awesomeness of my WV - "gagin" - what I am doing after reading the dialogue today.

Thorpnotized said...

meg @ 1/22, 12:45 pm: In addition to the hairy hands, there is the issue of the change in the colors of their hair. Over time, Wayne's hair changed from orange to brown, the policewoman's (if it is indeed the same person) from brown to light yellow, and today Dr. Jeff's is a weird yellow-orange shade.

Other obervations today:

Mary feels a draft and puts on a scarf over her turtleneck.

The fish on the wall are multiplying and will soon overrun the Bum Boat. (Bummer!)

Sunday's caption: "MARY AND JEFF CATCH UP OVER DINNER." Last Monday's caption: "MARY AND JEFF CATCH UP DURING A SUNSET CRUISE." It does take a long time to catch up when you say the same things over and over and over...

The most alarming thing in today's strip is the final panel where Policewoman is removing her prosthetic arm!

WV: "scali" - walls decorated with dead fish.

phoebes in santa fe said...

According to Mary in today's strip, "they" offered her a reward, but doing the right thing was enough for her. I wonder if the waitress and the manager felt the same way or did they grab the coin and run?

Punky said...

It is astounding to me that we have seen that family reunion scene, complete with those two smiling police officers, not one not two but THREE times. This is beyond phoning it in, Mr. Giella. It's more like not even bothering to pick up the phone.

Dave in Parma said...

@Vicki, while she acknowledged God as the source of miracles, she does still envision herself as part of the Triumvirate....

Thorpnotized said...

YIPEE! A NEW storyline!

Maude Findlay said...

Why do I have a feeling that Mary's ''special guests'' are just Emily & her parents, there to tell Mary just how wonderful she is, and rehash the story yet again?

KitKat said...

Maybe the "special guests" are Adrian and Scott, here at last to give Mary the details of their honeymoon. Won't that be a laugh and a half....

kathyo said...

Has Mary found religion? All this talk about thanking God, and today she's taking an oath in proper form, with her right hand raised and her left hand resting on the Bible.

kathyo said...

It's Jehovah's Witnesses at the door!

heydave said...

@Maude: Don't scare me! I've had just enough, no, make that WAY too much, of the gushing goodness that is Mary.

At least she has finally changed into a stylish royal purple Snuggli.

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