Monday, April 23, 2012

Mary Worth 1,283

Off to New York! Get my hat and coat! My favorite city in the world! Do not delay! Catch a plane or a train. New York is where you need to be! Broadway! Central Park! Battery Park! A wave goodbye and we're off! Oh this is going to be exciting!

Just to add to the excitement, here's a recent photo of Mrs. Wanders and me in Times Square.

Today's Full Strip

23 comments:

KitKat said...

How cute - Mary and Jeff are like an old married couple, except they're not married.

Who's the old friend in New York? I can't believe it's Gina Baroni Black, unless Mary is using "old friend" very loosely. (Then again, the Worthiverse space-time continuum is so flexible, Gina could be pushing 40 by now.) It will probably be one of Mary's dearest friends who she hasn't mentioned or thought of in fifty years.

Elaine said...

NO, wait, this is just wrong. Story about repentant minister - denied!
Story about Dan Smithers reuniting with his estranged wife and resuming his important role in Company - denied! And Nola - what fate awaits her??
And now, we're off to New York, on some kind of party whim? I wonder if Mary was hoping that Jeff would try to get her to change her mind...

hodces dirchnic said...

Unlike Elaine @ 9:03 AM, I am so relieved that Nola was not mentioned in today's strip!

I get the feeling that since Mary says NOTHING will keep her from attending this party in New York, some problem may indeed prevent her from going. I hope she does go though, so we can see how Giella depicts The Big Apple.

Thorpnotized said...

"hodces dirchnic"?? I'm not sure what I did wrong, but those were supposed to be my anti-robot words, not my posting identity. Let's try again...

Chester the Dog said...

I predict New York will look just like Santa Royale, circa 1964.

I live in New York, so maybe I will see Mary on the street! If I run into her, I will ask her if she thinks my girlfriend is cheating on me.

Or maybe she is going to visit Karen Moy (who lives here too), and see if she needs any advice?

This will be so exciting! On second thought, not really...

Tim said...

Looks like Mary's practicing her NYC victim pose in panel 2. Either that or she's planning on reffing the Jets game.

LouiseF said...

Oh, to lead the charmed life of Mary Worth, where her room decor changes effortlessly to match her current outfit. It's as if she lives in one big Mood Ring. . .

jmernl said...

Jeff is in his Magical Rotating Chair which has spontaneously rotated 90 degrees between panels.

Thorpnotized (a.k.a. “Hodces Dirchnic”) said...

@Tim 9:40 AM - "practicing her NYC victim pose" cracked me up!

Let's hope Mary has not been invited to a POOL party...

Sandi Ego said...

With no advance notice at all? Does she have any idea how much that plane ticket is going to cost? Somehow I just don't picture Mary being able to navigate the intricacies of online ticket brokers to get a good deal. Am so hoping there will be scenes from the flight - "Excuse me, stewardess?" Or a TSA pat-down. Some good possibilities here.

meg said...

Mary's old friend has kindly sent her a ticket so that she may travel to New York for the festivities. Mary decides to keep a journal of her travels in order to tell everyone every single detail when she returns.

On the appointed day of travel, Dr. Jeff drives Mary to the Greyhound station to begin her long journey east.

From Mary's Journal:

Day 1: How exciting this is! I think Jeff was even more excited than I am--he looked positively delirious, laughing hysterically, as he waved good-bye to me. What a nice man- Nola has offered to look in on him from time to time. She's so appreciative of what I did for her, she just can't thank me enough.
The man sitting next to me seems pleasant, although he is sweating a lot and doesn't smell very good. I think he would be more comfortable if he took his coat off; think I'll suggest it.
Hmmph! That didn't go very well. Oh well, he's getting off at Bakersfield, and it looks like a big group of his friends are there to meet him. And all his friends are police officers....

Day 2: What a big country this is. And so much sand out there. Unfortunately when I took my bathroom break in Las Vegas, I missed the bus, so now I will have to rent a car! Luckily, I won a few dollars on the slots in the toilet stall, so I should be okay.
Well, I never! Hertzavisthrifty rent-a-car refuses to rent to me. No one over 110 is allowed to rent- something about liability... Luckily a nice young man has offered to give me a ride to Omaha.

Day 3: I foolishly thought that the young man had a car, and that he would not charge me for the ride. You really see a lot from a motorcycle, though, and the young man- Ted Manson- was willing to take a credit card- actually he took all of them. Here I am in Omaha- think I'll call my old friend Warren.
Well, the nerve! Warren's secretary kept insisting that he was unavailable to take my call. Perhaps I'll try to hitchhike.

Day 4: Well, that worked well- I got all the way to Buffalo with Luke and Zeke and their friends. I wouldn't have chosen to ride in the back of a pick-up truck, but beggars can't be choosers. Not that I'm a beggar, but Luke and Zeke kindly offered to take my handbag in payment for the ride. They seemed to think it was a Louis Vuitton, but it's just a knock-off which Toby gave me for my birthday several decades ago. It's actually a Lousy Vuitton, but no matter.

Day 5: By selling my pearls, I've been able to get a ticket on a bus which will take me all the way to New York, and my old friend Ronald will meet me at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. I wonder if I will recognize him- he was just a boy the last time I saw him, but he was very tall and has a regular thatch of golden yellow hair, so I should be able to spot him.

Day 6: I'm waiting for Ronald...there he is! Oh, Ronald, Ronald Rump! Over here!

And then Ronald took me to the Rump Towers where the party is to be....

to be continued...or not

Vicki said...

Is this the "dear" New York friend Mary so glibly phoned last year on the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11 to show how "thoughtful" she was? Ugh.

@Chester the Dog: perhaps you should meet Mary's Pan Am flight at the airport?

Pat P. said...

Looks like Jeff forgot to log off from his favorite website, lightning.com.

Thorpnotized (a.k.a. “Hodces Dirchnic”) said...

@ Sandi Ego 12:05 PM - If Mary does decide to travel to New York on one of those newfangled flying machines, I sincerely hope we get to see her TSA pat down experience, or at least her getting a full-body scan.

Barbara Hanson said...

@Thorpnotized: For your own safety, you should know that native NYers have permits to shoot on sight anyone who uses that dreaded phrase, "The Big Apple."

KitKat said...

meg@12:37 PM, you had me laughing out loud again! Wait a minute - could you actually be Karen Moy, putting the hilarious material on this blog and the dreck in the strip?

Toots McGee said...

The "cloth" Jeff is holding is part of an illusion he's practicing:

"Watch carefully Mary as I extend my lap two feet away from my torso!"

Toots McGee said...

The M&M Liberty is trying to crush Wanders' head!

Shmoopie said...

I LOVED the picture of Mr. and Mrs. Wanders - until I noticed the furry tentacle snaking around Mrs. Wanders' shoulder. Some questions have been answered!

Anonymous said...

What, Why?....kind of what I ask after reading Mary Worth each day.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Youve all missed it, haven't you? Mary's gonna visit her old friends in Apt 3G. Karen Moy meets up with the writer(?) of that strip that's been around almost as long as the Worthoverse. I cant wait to see what mischief Maryll get into with the girls.

Sandi Ego said...

@ Pat P.- lightning.com, lol!
@ Thorpnotized/Hodces - yes, I want to see Mary getting the complete TSA treatment. Full size mouthwash bottle, time-consuming lace up orthopedic shoes, big metal belt, oversized carry-on... please, oh, please?

Antionette said...

You guys are too much!! Meg...omgness...Toots McGee, you are a riot!

Okay..(whiping tears)..continue