New York City has been rolling out the Christmas decorations all day! This morning, as Mary headed out on her walk, there wasn't a poinsettia in site!
It's like a scene from MAME!
Today's Full Strip
I like how, now that Mary is being coquettish and openly flirting with 2K, he has suddenly turned into a Poor Man's Hairy Sean Connery.(Wanders, didn't you see the Young Kris Kringle jogging in the quote panel there? Not Christmassy enough for you?)
In panel two K2 has morphed into Ernest Hemingway. After being cured of his laryngeal affliction by Dr. Smith, he will star in the new musical "I Remember Papa".(meg, c'mon.)
"Few people enjoy the pleasure of their own company"-- "I, Mary Worth, on the other hand, am so enamored with my delightful wonderfulness that I LOVE spending days on end in solitude awash in the greatness that is me. But, no wonder others can't enjoy their own company. Not to have a self as fabulously amazing as mine must truly be a tragedy of epic proportions. I pity you all. Go take solace in the beauty of nature as that's the best you'll ever get not being me."
Just as with the three spirits who visit Ebeneezer Scrooge, all of this is happening in one day. It's truly a Mary Worth Christmas miracle! And we have yet another musical allusion, to Astaire's film "A Damsel in Distress." Karen Moy is in a musical frame of mind. I bet she is already at her TV, ready for tonight's broadcast of "The Sound of Music." BTW, the synopsis of the SOM in today's Plain Dealer (Cleveland) TV listing is "A governess falls in love with her boss." Holy mackerel!
...and few people enjoy Mary's company.If Ken-Ken like drama, Charterstone just might be the place for him.Good call out on the Hemingway morph fauxprof. I'm betting Dr. Jeff and Ken-Ken could have a fabulous time boating to the Bum Boat. The quote below seems to be Dr. Jeff's motto as it relates to proposing to Mary:“But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
Are there any good Photoshoppers out there who could graft Mary's floating head over a nativity scene? After all, it's Mary's infitinite greatness that brought us all that is holy.
Wanders, regarding that secret message, you are 100% right. Clever you!
Wow! Angela Lansbury could totally play Mary in the film or musical we're all waiting for.
I'll take old-fashioned comic strips for $100, Alex."The answer is bloomers."What is Mary Worth's favorite New York department store?"No, Sean, I'm sorry, the correct question is What does Mary Worth wear under her coat. Next answer is 'Nothing.'"I know that one, Alex! What does Ian wear under his kilt?"No, Sean, I'm sorry. The correctquestion is What can Shelly Cohen do to get Mary to go home. Next answer is 'Joe Giella.'"Oh, Alex, I know that one! Who draws the popular Mary Worth strip?"No, Sean, I'm sorry. The correct question is Who draws the totally unpopular Mary Worth strip. Next answer is 'Dr. Jeff.'"Well, Alex, could the question be...Who is Mary Worth's boyfriend?"No, Sean, I'm sorry. The correct question is Who is Mary Worth's former boyfriend. Next answer is 'foot.'"Alex, the question is What part of Sean Connery's anatomy is going to be placed directly on Alex Trebek's yanny, ye big glaikit divit? Aam comin' it frae behin' thes lectern an' ye will be sorry!"Mommy!!"
I've taken to reading Mary Worth before bed....nod right off.
Not that I care, but is K2 trotting out his best Popeye portrayal? And to what nefarious purpose?
If Ken is missing the drama, I should think the last place he would want to be would be in this strip.
Meg, I can just see Will Ferrell and Darrel Hammond in your Jeopardy skit. Of course, KK couldn't give the best response: "That's what your mother Mary Worth said last night, Trebek!"
KK must have lost his banana peel at the restaurant when a passing waiter assumed it had been dropped onto his head by a careless busboy.
I wonder how many times is Mary going to rehash the "mugging" and her thankfulness?"Well it's been 12 hours, I should really get home. By the way, thanks for saving me.""Thanks for saving me last week, Ken.""It's time to go back home, it's been two months since I've been here. Thanks for saving me, Ken.""I can't believe it's been 2 years since Ken saved me. Time for my daily call to remind him how grateful I am. -hits speed dial-"
Woohoo! Sexytimes ensue!
Saturday"Ken and Mary sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G. First comes love, tthen comes marriage, then comes Mary in a giant cab with a big meter."
Saturday.Mary thinks K2 is "dashing"? She's missing the guy in the background. OMG, it's Don Draper!
Oh dear, I see that in addition to his sporadically appearing male-pattern yellowness (of the hair), our KK is developing a facial tic. Hope he's going to be okay...
Do all NY taxis come equipped with Robbie Robots these days?
Hmmm, if KK combined his Hemingway looks with Nostradamus, his new show would be "The Old Man and the Seer."
@meg, I defy anyone to top that! The winner!
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