Oh no! I don't know who dropped the cake, but I hope it was somebody YOUNG!
Today's Full Strip
Isn't this a rather ridiculous cake-decorating contest, in which carrying the cake a few feet is a part of the procedure? If this is not old and feeble John's and Mary's cake, how many other cakes are dropped?
I guess no one has bought the naming rights to Santa Royale Convention Center. "Wilbur Weston 'I'm Alive!' Arena" has a nice ring to it. Since this is only (!) Monday, will we have to endure an entire week of gasping until Team DillWorth triumphs? Will that bird in the hand of Mary/Mother Nature fly a victory lap?
Joe was tired of drawing that pink cake. Can you blame him?
"People gasp when a cake is dropped!" is my new mantra. It's a statement that is both undeniably true, and yet somehow utterly meaningless. Moyische genius at its best.
"People gasped when a cake is dropped" is made all the better by the "Gasp!" bubble in the previous panel.I, for one, am glad not to be looking at John Dill today. In the past few days he has begun to look like that guy whose picture is always on the pizza box.
Oops... people gasp, not gasped.
KitKat, thank you for bringing Wilbur back to us, and in such an alliterative way."People gasp when a cake is dropped." That sentence almost makes me wish I was still in the classroom and teaching the adverbial clause.I'm so relieved that MW is Pinkless today. It was giving me a Sick Headache.
John Dill is a terrorist. The Mary Worth Idol is filled with Ricin.
I'm betting Mary tripped a youngster; you all know what happens when you assume. If it was Team DillWorth though, I'm disappointed we weren't able to share in the gasp. John and Mary should have stuck to filming a Taco Bell Super Bowl commercial. What I found most amazing about the strip was one simple word: "people". Yes, person, in the plural; it assumes there's actually an audience, unless by 'people' the reference is to John and Mary. And someone in Santa Royale, watching the evnt on cable, Dr. Jeff snickers, and considers his next marriage proposal.
Oh, the subjective suspense! "A cake is dropped" but we are not told by whom the cake was dropped. Considering thay Mary and John were holding it with only their fingertips in the Sunday Summary, the evidence points to a DillWorthian disaster.
Considering the color of the cake, it is probably radioactive. We now have a meltdown at the convention center! Call the Hazmat guys!
Mary will be quite smug tomorrow - with a "practice makes perfect" type of message. Yes, all that rhythmic practicing carrying pink tins full of rocks around will have payed off for the DillWorth team. My prediction is that the pink eyesore of a cake will come in 3rd place.
Mary's extreme confidence in their ability to win seems less foolish when one looks at the list of trophies to be awarded. Among others, the prizes include:Q&L Inn Award for best cake by retired hotel manager Mattel award for best "Elderly Barbie in Widowhood" cake Proctor and Gamble Pepto Bismol award for pinkest cake Schiaparelli award for best "shocking pink" cakeAward for any cake by someone who voted for Warren G. HardingAward for best cake by an unofficial manager of a condo complexAward for best cake by a Rudolph Valentino fan club memberAward for "Cake Which Least Conforms to Beauty of Nature Theme" The Prestigious Mary Kay Cosmetics award (includes a pink Cadillac)Award for first cake to fall to the floor
They almost made it, but John Dill's nervous bladder kicked in when Mary and John Dill's fingertips were millimeters away from the table and he let his side down. It must've been all that shaking that did it!Although I really like Dave in Parma's visual of Mary Worth tripping some youngster!!
My hope for tomorrow is a view of John Dill collapsed on the floor, sobbing and clutching the remains of the glorious Mother Natureworth figurine, while Mary stands over him saying, "I... I'M... SO SORRY, JOHN!"
What Thorpnotized said.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have sad news coming to us from the Santa Royale Convention Center. After months of preparation, the senior cake decoarating team of former hotel manager John Dill, and local humanitarian Mary Worth, have failed to make it to the finish line. Although they knew that winning was a long shot, they none the less competed valiantly with entrants who were decades younger. All was well until the final stage of the contest when the competitors, after hours of grueling effort, gathered their last ounce of strength to carry their creations from the work table to the judging table. The team had nearly completed the arduous task when Mr. Dill slipped on a patch of pink icing and dropped the cake as he collapsed to the floor. There have been no reports of injury. Sabotage has not been ruled out. Further details at ten.
I hope Chin Napkin is ok!
Tomorrow we will see a voice balloon over the Convention Center: "You meddling biddy! I never wanted your help!"
Clap Your Hands if You Believe in Moy and GiellaSome of us are doubting that it was the Pink Icon which fell to the floor. Some of us are doubting that we will see the cake lying all broken on the floor. Not I! I believe in Karen and Joe.Some of us believed we'd never see Mary fly off to Vietnam.Some of us believed we'd never see Aldo Kelrast die in a fiery crash.Some of us believed we'd never see Jill Black get drunk and disorderly at a pre-wedding party.Some of us believed that we'd never see the happy ending for Bobby and Gina.Some of us believed we'd never see the end of the identity theft story.Some of us believed we'd never see Wilbur and Dawn touring in Italy, or nearly perishing in a shipwreck.Some of us believed we'd never see Jim's left arm.But we did.None of us believe we'll ever see Jeff and Mary take their relationship to the next level. (First base, anyone?)An' some of us (I'm looking in the mirror here) thought we'd ne'er see Ian Cameron sae cruelly cest aside in favur ay other characters.But we did an' Ah will ne'er forgife th' traitors Moy an' Giella.But I still believe that we will see the crushed cake and its tragic raging aftermath.
@meg, you win the internets again... or at least the Worthiverse internets!@Dave in Parma, me too. It would be tragic if C.N. was hurt on the heels of its Sunday triumph (front and center in three panels!)
@meg - I am hoping you are right. I will be making a toast and drinking fine wine in celebration if the pinkest cake in all of history was the one that hit the floor, live, on local TV.
Wouldn't it be nice if Mary and John win by default, all other contestants' cakes having been inexplicably dropped?
I respectfully disagree Tony @ 2:04.Tomorrow, the dialogue bubble over the convention will read: "@##$%$&*!"Some foreshadowing of this event would have been helpful, perhaps a mary dialogue bubble over the convention center exclaiming "Aiuto!"
Reminds me of Dave.--Beagle Vet
there is going to be some serious face touching if mary dropped that cake, just like (face touch) "oh dear, john, im sooooooo sorrrrry! youve got pink cake on ur face, and mine" and then she will lick it off and the story will take an amazing new twist
This time we almost made the pieces fit, didn't we girl? Didn't we almost make it, this time?
@Dave in Parma,Mary Worth is Italian?!?!?!
YES! Cake dropping action! Life is brutal!
@meg: I agree with NonnyMus, you win the internet!
suspense in Mary Worth?? Too much for my fragile vital organs!
Has anyone suggested 'MacArthurs Park' as a Jukebox selection?I think it would be perfect.
Now show me your "oof" face, Mary.
[Tuesday's strip]I'm glad we were told that blue-cake team dropped their cake "accidentally." I would have thought this was some type of performance art. Note how the blue gooey stuff oozes from the cake as it slides. Nothing to do with the beauty of nature, either!
I am not a suspicious person, but I think it's very clear that Wilbur...er...Dillber... er... John Dill has a corner of that other cake's frosting up his sleeve. He obviously yanked it and caused that cakedropping heartbreak. He should be disqualified. The giant camera we saw a few days ago probably caught that nasty little trick.
Oh,no! Tom Petty and Kathy Bates have dropped their cake! That's a heartbreaker, that's misery.On the other hand, the cake is a blue dupe of the original seahorses, unicorns, Village People cake that John Dill made.
Someone should have informed the blue team that to move their cake, they should stand on opposite sides of the cake, like Mary and John are doing. They obviously didn't practice their maneuver.Are monochromatic, boring themes advantageous in this particular contest?
@meg - "Tom Petty and Kathy Bates have dropped their cake! That's a heartbreaker, that's misery." Truly inspired! My vote for comment of the day.
Sure, you all scoffed when I told you about John Dill's nervous bladder, but in today's strip he is wearing orange-y brown pants whereas here he is wearing a grey suit jacket. Now either he was wearing those orange-y brown trousers with a grey suit jacket at the beginning on the contest or he had to change his pants!I'm glad pink Chin Napkin is o.k.!
Shouldn't GREEN be the predominant color for the "Beauty of Nature" cakes?
When the contest started we could only see three teams. One is out now after getting out of rhythm and dropping their all blue cake. So the DillWorth team will either take first or second place.
Tom Petty and Cathy Bates deserved to drop their cake. Looks like they both decided to hold just one corner of the tray. They wouldn't have won anyway, not with their sealion-heart-bird design. Mary, on the other hand, seems to have adopted the "stand as far away from the cake as you can and stretch your arms out" approach to cake carrying.
Damn kids; always in a hurry! Slow and steady wins the race.
TUESDAYWhat two people can't safely carry a sheet cake? Yet, who creates a completely blue-grey-purplish one for a Nature's Beauty theme? John Dill's remark is the More Civilized Version of "Sucks to be them!"Of course they will make it to the table...BY FRIDAY!Anyone else want in on this action?
"And down goes Bluecake! Down goes Bluecake!"The cake decorating announcer sounds amazingly like the late Howard Cosell.
This contest is a new version of the Hunger Games. When there are only two cakes left, it'll be a battle to the death.We'll see Mary's dark side. May the odds be ever in her favor!
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