Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mary Worth 1,718

Wha...? No long introductory speech? I really was hoping for a more honorific introduction. "Our first award recipient came to Promise Haven after her friend Mary Worth encouraged her. Mary had known hardship in her youth, but even without the support of our marvelous institution, she was able to lift herself off the street and into a wonderful condominium. But most destitute youth are not as resourceful as Mary Worth, and that's where Promise Haven comes in. Do we have any black people here tonight? No? Well, if we did, I'm sure they'd want to tell you the difference our award recipient's hugs have made in their lives. She's hugged a lot of black people, and I believe even a few Hispanics. Is that right? Yes, I knew it. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Shelly Cohen! ...Shelly, why don't you come up here and read a list of names."

Today's Full Strip


Yahoonski said...

For the love of God, Mary, let go of her hand and let her go up there before they give the award to somebody else. Somebody who never heard of you and won't tell the audience that none of it would have been possible without you.

Nance said...

Notice how Mary has not even attempted to applaud in either panel.

Wanders, that intro is gorgeous.

Sandi Ego said...

It appears Mary has palmed Shelly's bracelets.

katyb said...

You crack me up. I love Mary Worth & Me! The worst people in the world are like Mary Worth - telling you what you should do. Being kind is a good thing, but not to the point where you erase yourself. Keep up the good work! KatyB from Pittsburgh.

Imogene said...

Wanders, I bet that's the exact speech the emcee gave; it just wouldn't fit in a panel, so it had to be omitted.

Gosh, the applause from those four people in the hall must be deafening.

Peggy Olson said...

Of course there are some Blacks and Hispanics in that fancy hotel. Who do you think opened the door for the guests, filled their water glasses, and will clean up their mess after dinner?

Why, I bet DOSC will hug a few maids and kitchen staff on her way out.

This storyline is the best ever. It's crawling along at a snail's pace, but everyone's comments are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

LOL, Wanders, you've made my day! Shelly resembles Jimmy Carter in frame two today - a woman of many faces.

KitKat said...

Wanders, bravo!

That emcee looks like a regular lounge lizard. Maybe he'll burst into "What's New, Pussycat?" when DOSC climbs up onstage.

KitKat said...


What a surprise - it's all about Mary.

It baffled me that most of the men are wearing string ties (an homage to Bob Evans?). Then I realized those ties are Mr. Giella's version of formal white tie - egad. And what's with the guy standing next to Blonde Flip Woman - is that a turban (see how diverse this strip is!), or his hair? He never should have been admitted anyway since he's wearing a necktie, not a string tie.

Has the Waldorf Astoria legal counsel sent a cease and desist order to Moy and Giella yet?

Peggy Olson said...

Sunday Observations:

It looks like DOSC is speaking at a high school assembly. After her acceptance speech, she'll introduce the 10th grade glee club.

In the last panel, the guests have mysteriously come to life and are moving in on Mary. Maybe Promise Haven has been taken over by a mad scientist experimenting on the troubled youth. That would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Her award looks like the kind of plaque my kids used to win in 4H.

They couldn't even have one token black person in the group? This is entirely rich white people condescending to work with black kids?

Words cannot describe how pathetic this is, or the fact that Mary rushed across the country, avoiding a possibly meaningful time with Dr. Jeff, just to hear her name mentioned by this old biddy at this second-rate awards show. Bleccch!

birdie said...

When do they take up bats and start hitting those piƱatas?

Let the festivities begin!

Anonymous said...

"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" The day we've long awaited has finally arrived - Mary has been publicly thanked!! (Can we please bury this dead horse now?)