That $10,000 will go really far when you're living in New York City for eight months on apprentice wages. Hopefully, Chef Pierre will let you nibble on some Cheez-its while you fetch him stuff.
Today's Full Strip
In Panel Two, Dill has an evil John Barrymore vibe going on. The Great Profile is ready to drag Mary to Pierre's kitchen by force.
Well, at least it opens up a nice unit over at Charterstone. John will toddle off to Manhattan and open a new chapter in his life - days at Chef Pierre's school, nights in the piano bars and low dives of the West Village.I don't see Mary following suit, though; she hasn't ventured further than Goleta in years.
John can use the $10,000 toward a membership in the Manhattan Gold's Gym, since he'll need to be strong enough to move future cakes by himself.
Oh, this is better than I hoped for! Now Mary gets to spend weeks and weeks trying to get out of going to New York as John's cake assistant!
Just when I had hopes of this being a nice little two-month arc (Dec. 17 to Feb. 17), we have this little complication. I agree with Gina, Mary will chew up tons of time convincing John Dill that she has too many responsibilities ("Ask Wendy", meddling, volunteer work, meddling, putting off Dr. Jeff, meddling...) to go off to New York for eight months.
Get ready for a stream of flashbacks in Mary's beautiful mind, rehashing all the vital things she does in Santa Royale.
Chef Pierre is on Twitter:https://twitter.com/LeChef_PierreHowever, he is in Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territory (250 miles south of the Arctic Circle), not New York. What gives, Mr. Judge holding the Contest Rules? Is this a scam that Mary will warn us about?
Oh, this is almost over! Mary, of course, cannot go. She will suggest that Dawn, who has shown a great interest in cooking as of late, go in her stead. Wilbur, who has friends all over the world, will call one of them, and Dawn will stay at the friend's apartment, learn from Chef Generic And Obvious French Name, and eventually come back to Charterstone when a story arc is needed. John Dill will go and never be heard from again.Mary will stay in Santa Royale and Dr. Jeff will be happy although he will say that he never would have stood in her way should she have wanted to go. On to the next Life Needing Some Meddling!
Mary will stay with Gina and Bobby, John will find a flea bag hotel in Newark to live. Dr. Jeff will have to watch TV for the next 8 months.
Eight months, eh? Just about the length of a typical MW story arc. Meaning off she goes to NY to meddle in Chef Pierre's life. Meanwhile, watch for the John Dill celebrity line of pink bakeware, coming soon to QVC.
So let me get this straight. The first place prize for this low-budget contest (which apparently had only two cakes entered) is $10K and an 8 month apprenticeship in NYC with somebody who is supposedly famous. And that is written in the "Contest Rules" which every contestant (on both teams) should have read. And John and Mary are now surprised to hear this?
Yes, the great Chef Pierre! You know, that guy working at that bakery next to Bob's Bait Shop? Near the wharf? He has a basement apartment you can crash in, but it has a lot of water damage... Oh and did I say $10,000 cash? I meant $10,000 worth of recycled beer cans.
Note the contest emcee does not say "Ten thousand dollars" or "ten thousand dollars in cash," but "TEN GRAND." Not nearly enough gravitas for such a glorious moment.
You know, I'm beginning to suspect that this whole cake contest was an elaborate, fiendish plot on the part of the residents of Santa Royale to finally get Mary and her meddling ways out of town.
Customers who bought "Contest Rules" also bought "Cartel Update".
Chef Pierre makes the sandwiches in Ruppert G's Hello Deli around the corner fromt he Ed Sullivan Theater.Better surprise options:--Mary on Hell's Kitchen--Apprenticeship with Chef Boy-ar-dee--A two month plot twist of Mary recovering from SACKS (Shaken Apprentice of Cake & Kelk Syndrome)--Mary going and being absent from the strip for 8 months.
I expect that Chin Napkin will go in Mary's place. He's always fancied himself as a big city kind of serviette.
Chef Pierre!!! OMG!!! I have all his cookbooks. I'm so jealous.
Jealously is an emotion that I least expected.
It's too bad the apprenticeship isn't with Pastry Chef Harry at the Bum Boat. A local gig would make a LOT more sense for the winners of a local cake contest... even one televised on local teevee!
Uh oh! Mary's about to hulk out!Chef Pierre. Yeah, right.--Beagle Vet
Mary will dramatically turn down this wonderful opportunity. Dilly will have to be satisfied with bringing his Mothernaturebutterwoth statue as his Muse. Chef Pierre will find this odd, but he he will amuse himself by daily hiding the statue in peculiar places.
Are Mary and John contractually bound to go to New York for 8 months when they signed the application forms? I hope so.
I'd like to see a "meanwhile" panel of Dr. Jeff seething while he watches all this on TV.
SATURDAYI love how Chef Pierre is referred to by John Dill today as the most famous "cake decorator."All this time, the term "cake designer" has been bandied about like a big honking deal. Now that a famous chef is involved, HE is reduced to a mere "cake decorator."Lots of fists today. John Dill looks like he will clobber anyone who gets in the way of his dream now.
@Nance: he will clobber anyone standing between him and the closet door!
Mary's head looks like it's morphing into a bread box in Saturday's second panel.We know that while may isn't interested in learning cake decorating from Chef Pierre (who knew there were world class cake decorators), she'd really love to pick up some of his world class meddling tips.
This Chef Pierre person... he just signed a contract with the Food Network for a new reality show where he takes on incompetent cake designer-wannabes and lets them flounder around the kitchen for comic relief. It's the culinary take-off of "An Idiot Abroad" called: "An Idiot in the Kitchen"
John Dill in Saturday's second panel reminds me of the inflatable Bozo the Clown:http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2336811The black area on the left side of Mary's face foreshadows why apprenticing with Chef Pierre is NOT a dream for her: The last time she went to NYC (for Bobby and Gina's nuptials), she stole a bathrobe from the mansion. If she sets foot in town again, she'll be arrested and sent to Riker's.
Wanders, don't you know that in the Worthiverse, cake decorating apprentices earn $120k/year?!?!?!?John Dill will be jest fine!!!
(Sunday) Just look at the worshipful gazes as people contemplate that pink monstrosity - err...cake! The blonde woman (Toby, is that you?) looks beatific. Mother Mary Worth Nature, a goddess for our time!If ever John Dill resembled Mr. Whipple, it's in today's last panel.Will it be a recap with Toby tomorrow, or a full-blown Charterstone pool party? New plot: Who will sublet John Dill's apartment when he goes east? (And who else figures that eight months will be forever? We'll never see his beady eyes again.)
@KitKat, I'd pay good money to see "Mary Worth at Rikers"!!
Poor Mary! John has pulled her hands right off her wrists!So I guess Mary wouldn't be able to do an apprenticeship well anyway, what with having no hands and all.--Beagle Vet
A pair of reactions on sunday's strip: John dill is practicing his V for Vendetta disguise, and gagged I am.
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