Monday, May 20, 2013

Mary Worth 1,597

Ashamed? Why? Because you wear a blue onesie and like to sit on my lap? Of COURSE NOT.

Today's Full Strip

19 comments:

Peggy Olson said...

In the movie called Flirting with Disaster, a character has an odd attraction to a woman's armpits.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116324/

Now, why would today's Panel One remind me of that? :-)

fauxprof said...

He's wearing black socks and loafers with his jammies, so this isn't as scandalous as it seemed at first glance.

KitKat said...

Dating (a.k.a. "being a couple") for TomBeth seems to be confined to pawing each other (note Tom's massive hand and its placement in the second panel) and eating revolting meals. Now THAT'S something to base a marriage on! These two losers make Adrian and Scott look like Heloise and Abelard in comparison.

Gina said...

*SNORK*

Best caption ever. (Or at least, up there in the top five!)

Dave in Parma said...

I need to get one of those Maytag repairman unis so I can lounge around the house in style like Tom Harpman.

Given that these storylines are 'ripped from real life', I wonder if Ms. Moy has told her mother about her relationship yet.

Sandi Ego said...

"Harpman apartment" is an awesome tongue twister.

meg said...

KitKat- Heloise and Abelard? It's a good thing Beth doesn't seem to have any uncles. (Although wouldn't ya love to see Elinor's brother?)

KitKat said...

@meg at 1:14 PM, I hope there IS an uncle (Elmer?), who takes vengeance on Tom in a memorable way. We've never had that kind of excitement at Charterstone.

Dave in Parma said...

If this was a TV show, the actor/actress who plays Elinor would also play the role of the uncle (like Jeffrey Tambor playing George Bluth Sr. and his twin Oscar Bluth in Arrested Development).

Anonymous said...

Is Beth rich? Is Tom's job wooing wealthy women and then stealing all their money? Is that his line of work? Other than that I just don't see any evidence of him doing any kind of work at all.

meg said...

Tom's job? According to Dave in Parma he's a Maytag repairman. (I was always under the impression that those guys had little to do.)

phoebes in santa fe said...

"Ashamed"? Hell, I'M ashamed to be reading this comic strip.

Delilah said...

The ants are massing in the pink curtains prior to a ruthless onslaught. The houseplant looks visibly frightened, frantically waving its leaves for attention. "Help me! Help meee!" Just like in the classic horror flick "The Fly."

Chin Napkin Groupie, said...

If Tom's problems included being a lonely workaholic bachelor, it appears that Beth has cured the workaholic part.

Anonymous said...

Caption Of The Year, Wanders! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

--Beagle Vet

NonnyMus said...

I agree on the caption of the year. I also love the artwork in today's strip: the ants, the awkward body postures, the hand...

Pure comedy gold!

Nancy said...

I know what's going to happen. Tom's arm will go numb from Beth having laid on it so long and it will have to be amputated. Then Beth will lose Tom to whats-her-name, Wilbur's daughter who once had an amputated arm that mysteriously grew back somehow. My work here is done.

Dave in Parma said...

@meg: In fact Tom is on the clock right now. This is hard work!

(at least he doesn't look like Gordon Jump)

KitKat said...

"Tom, dear, anyone would love you!" How about the first Mrs. Harpman, who presumably stopped loving Tom at some point. What's the skinny on that? Does Beth even know there was a first Mrs. Harpman? (I must say, after observing Tom the past couple weeks, I can only say, "You go girl!" to the first Mrs. Harpman.)