Chin Napkin in his most dramatic role to date.
On Monday, we were told that AFTER DINNER, Jeff and Mary were about to order dessert. Today, however, Mary seems to be digging into, not Lemon Cake, but a yummy appetizer of Fancy Feast Salmon cat food. Continuity, Joe, continuity!And kids sure have changed since the 1950's. Most of us would have gagged at the sight of scallops, let alone order them. The only "seafood" we recognized was fish sticks and tuna sandwiches.(I love scallops now, but then, I'm 65.)
Appearing in a cameo, Jeffrey Tambor from the Larry Sanders Show "HEY NOW!"
And in another cameo today, Barbara Bush is playing the part of Mary Worth.Frannie and her weeping mother must be at the low-rent table - they have a cheapie candle in a glass container wrapped in plastic net, and it's not even lighted. Contrast that with Super Candle on Jeff and Mary's table.If Mary is considering offering to pick up Frannie and Mommy's check (Jeff is oblivious), it would be more helpful to contribute to Frannie's Therapy Fund. That kid is going to need professional help.
Gosh Darn it all, Mary. I specifically asked to be seated in the no weeping section.
What fauxprof said. Worst "lemon cake" I have ever seen in my life.I'm a little worried about Jeff's "apple pie", too. It caused him to sprout an extra finger.If Mary really wants to help Frannie and Pearls out, she should warn them off the food.
Mom, get a grip! Your crying in the shrimp.
It looks like Svengali just delivered a magical feast to Frannie and Weepy Mommy...
Shouldn't we be looking at the back of Mary's turned head in the first panel? She's been staring constantly at Frannie and her mother since Monday.As far as the candles are concerned, Mary and Jeff have the "romantic dinner" candle, while Mommy and Frannie have the family-friendly kind. I'm actually surprised by the continuity -- that one of the candles has not changed to a different type... yet.Also, did anyone else notice that the fish mounted on the wall behind Mary's head changed direction each day?
Thorpnotized, the fish changed direction because it's one of those "singing" fish, flapping away, doing a version of "Don't worry. Be happy" by Bobby McFerrin. .. . Singing fish are a service offered by the BumBoat so there won't be any bummed out customers. The waiters press the "play" button on the fish when they bring the bill. . .
Sometimes, I'm just stunned by the series of events in Mary's little parade, left with nothing to say, no Chin Napkin for my tears, and still left with only 10 fingers...
How many indignities must Chin Napkin endure? He has been on a steady decline since he was so rudely cheated out of a Worthy Award just over a year ago. I fear he is on the path to rehab.
Meanwhile, Shrinking Waiter grimaces. He's heard the sob stories before and the goal is always the same: To guilt those nearby into paying for the meal. How could you not want to help such an excellent child and such a heartbroken mother?Straight-A Frannie has learned her part well and says her lines perfectly. The "mommy" part probably worked better when she was in first grade, though. She needs to change that. Still, I'm sure this will work on "Stop that proposal in mid-sentence" Mary, anxious to get her meddle back on.
Mary sees an opportunity for a double meddle, or, if she can bring "daddy" into it, a rare triple meddle (known as a "tri-med" in the trade).
Waiter to Mary: Madam-Mary: What's that on your shirt? Perhaps you need to review past laundry practices?Waiter: -the-Mary: That beard is not a good look for you. Perhaps you need to review past shaving habits?Waiter: -other-Mary: We're frequent diners here. Perhaps you need to review our past tipping practices.Waiter:-people in the restaurant complain you are staring at them.Mary: !!!Well, I never!!!Jeff: Sure you are, Mary, you do it all the time.Waiter: High five, Dr. J!
Are those shrimp or pierogi?
Dear woman with the pearls and the precocious daughter,You say your husband wants a divorce. To that I say:Review past interactions for possible causes.
Friday:Mary: "They seem like GOOD PEOPLE, unlike that no-good, &%!@ *%!! husband and father! I've never met him and know absolutely nothing about him, but he's NOT GOOD. I'm the absolute authority on good!!"
Advice for Frannie' mom:Change hairstyles...you need a ponytail. All men in the Worthiverse are drawn to ponytail clad women. A new "do" might just be the thing to get your husband to stay. Maybe that will be one of the things Mary suggests.
Friday.Jeff's appearance keeps changing from day to day. Heck, from panel to panel! In panel one, he's being played bt Newt Gingrich in a brown wig. Where does the Bum Boat get all those mounted pink fish? I keep going into Dr. Seuss mode--"One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish", only they're all pink.
Little Frannie has an enormous skull. I hope she's okay.
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