Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mary Worth 1,598

Isn't it great that after they fell in love, they changed their names to Beth Dear and Tom Dear?

Today's Full Strip

20 comments:

Nance said...

TomDear has obviously left much of ExWifeDear's decorating in place. That's quite the sofa art there.

BethDear is awfully dismissive of Elinor. "My mother isn't anyone." Wow. This on the heels of Mothers Day, too.

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.)

Anonymous said...

"Baby man" ICK ICK ICK!! You've nailed it, that's EXACTLY what he is!

Upchuck Dear said...

"Dear" is one vowel away from venison. ROAST THEM!!!

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

Moy's dialogue tells us more than we should know about her experience with intimate relationships.

heydave said...

Just checking back to see how things are going...

Oh, dear, not so well, huh?

phoebes in santa fe said...

I don't get this whole story line. Have these two 30-somethings been sneaking around Charterstone for weeks/months and her mother hasn't gained wind of it? I know she stays inside a lot, but still...

And I do have to "second" KitKat's comment at 9.23a. I'd like to know much more about "the First Mrs Harpman".

Toots McGee said...

It's funny that Wanders used the term "babyman" because I have formed this association in my head btween Tom and Stewie from The Family Guy, but it's based soley on their hair. If you are familiar with the show, you might have noticed the way they draw Stewie's head in profile where the hair goes back in a certain way that seems to be the model for Tom Harpman's 'do.

Maybe I'm weird, but I can't unsee that now.

Thorpnotized said...

@KitKat 9:23 AM - Maybe it was Tom who stopped loving his wife.

I assume those are French doors in the background of the second panel, flanked by artwork. Who hangs paintings that high on the wall?

KitKat said...

@Thorpnotized at 11:14 AM, this plot would be a lot more interesting if Tom had murdered his wife. (Of course, that could have been preceded by him stopping the loving.)

My wv is directed to TomBeth: "yeMembe yourselves"

NonnyMus said...

Hey! Tom likes pink flowers! Remember the disappearing-reappearing vase of them on the table sometimes during the fateful carrot-and-pork-mush dinner?

Sandi Ego said...

TomBeth's dialogue is starting to sound a little passive-aggressive to me. Don't you think so,dear? That second panel with them taking each other's pulse and Tom about to poke his thumb through Beth's chin is completely bizarre.

fauxprof said...

Maybe Beth is concerned for Tom's safety. There's a string of missing past boyfriends in Skelinor's wake. She probably poisons them, and considering that Tom will eat any kind of disgusting glop as long as he doesn't have to cook it, well....sitting duck is what I'm sayin'.

Maude Findlay said...

If this were a 1970's made for TV movie...

Imagine cheesy 70's TV drama music, with that salacious sounding voice-over...

''The following program contains mature themes, and frank subject matter... Parental discretion is advised! Tonight, join us as we discover- ''The Dark Secret of Charterstone'' Sponsored by Geritol, Kelk, and Mutual of Omaha- With Bette Davis as Mary Worth, Olivia de Havilland as Elinor, Karen Black as Beth, and introducing Nick Nolte as Tom- with a special guest appearance by Elizabeth Montgomery as Toby.''

In the final ''Gotcha!'' twist ending scene, we would find out that the REAL reason Beth doesn't want Elinor to know about Tom, is because Beth is actually... Seth, the twin brother of the late Beth, who was raised as a girl by Elinor!

Of course, there would be NO logical reason for Tom to know otherwise, because they are not married, thus no ''funny business'' would be going on.

Anonymous said...

Boy is Elinor going to be pissed. Better stock up on the Depends.

Anonymous said...

The best secret message EVER! Thanks, Wanders!

jennahrationex said...

Beth's face seems to be swollen under the ministrations of Uncle Joe; this might mean that the two lovers probably haven't advanced beyond salted pork fillets.

Has anyone else thought it to be odd that after seeing each other for only a few weeks, they are calling each other "dear" and "honey," as if they are dating out of an instruction manual?

dennis pike said...

is Tom checking Beth's chicklettes errrrr teeth before committing

dennis pike said...

is Tom checking Beth's chicklettes errrrr teeth before committing

dennis said...

is Tom checking Beth's chicklettes errrrrrr teeth before committing