It sure was great. Daddy's leaving AND she got to eat scallops! Every eight year old's dream dinner.
Today's Full Strip
Ugh... Mary's face in panel one; I think we've just seen what an old Cameron Diaz will look like.
Along with its many powers, Chin Napkin is a Fountain of Youth. Scroll down to last Monday and look at each panel this week. Old Jeff is rejuvenating before our very eyes!He starts as the Central Park Troll's older brother, and then becomes younger each day. Today, he's glowing with the vigor of youth -- all due to Chin Napkin (or the apple pie).Way to go, Jeff. Now, drop off that Old Maid and return to your secret Vietnamese wife!
@Peggy Olson is right, Jeff is looking much better. He's not original Jeff, but this version works. However, Mary looks like a bad facelift springing a leak. And Weepy Mom looks more drunk than sad. Will she brighten up when she's told that the check has been paid? Or has she always depended on the kindness of strangers, so this is nothing out of the ordinary?
Maybe Mary's just trying to stifle a giggle as Jeff tickles her elbow.
Looks more like the former governator of Cawlyfornya than Jeff.
Yes Mary McSmirk, paying for their meal will make their life so much better - for about 10 seconds. Good work - time to pat yourself on the back once again.
Well-played, Mary!Dr. Jeff will naturally assume you paid for their meal, and you can bask in his adoration of your overwhelming generosity.Of course, you did no such thing. Why waste money when you can have the same adoration for free?
Notice how Chin Napkin changes tables so effortlessly. Such versatility.
Dr. Jeff's fledgling aura in Panel 1 is surely the result of being so near the saintly Mary.
So our take-aways:1) Big rumor out there that Franny';s dad may be leaving them. I'm still a little unclear on that.2) Mary likes to dine and dash.3) Franny's mom like to cry like there's a calamity to get free meals, cab rides, groceries.
Now now, Frannie's Mother, when the waiter shows you the receipt of the nice lady who picked up your tab, just memorize her credit-card info. You'll be able to charge stuff all over Santa Royale before the nice lady catches on.
Mary's visage is truly horrific today. Loved how Anonymous recognized an aged Cameron Diaz there. Astute, but it doesn't help with my shuddering! Could this really just have been a palate-cleansing mini story? Usually, going for a sunset cruise, dinner at the Bum Boat and "I'm sorry, Jeff, but I am happy where I am now; I won't marry you" is enough of an interlude before Mary embarks on her next adventure.So we either go on with Weepy Mom, A-Student Daughter and the husband/dad who... what did he do again? Is he on a business trip or something? They weren't very clear about that... or we are about to encounter our new story as Mary and Jeff leave this fine establishment.My guess is that the story will continue because St. Mary has not yet been properly thanked!
FridayIt looks like Jeff has driven his car into Santa Royale Bay.* That'll make is harder for Weepy Mommy and Frannie to track down Mary with their thanks.*Even the Prove You're Not a Robot noticed; the words are oouxpr water.
"It's being paid for? Then place add a surf and turf special in a carry-out container please."
Chin Napkin knew that Frannie's nose needed blowing and was up for the job!
FRIDAYFrannie's smug look says it all. Their plan worked; another free dinner, thanks to a meddling eavesdropper!
I thought the same thing, KitKat!
We may have seen the last of Weepy Mom and Frannie. They simply provided an opportunity for Mary to perform a random act of meddling...er, kindness. Just an entr'acte like the transgressing TV preacher several episodes ago.Pool party, anyone?
Ha! I knew it! Mary Worth would not voluntarily give up being publicly recognized for her meddling--er, good deeds. Somehow, Super-Mary is psychically connected to mother-in-pearls and her adorable moppet and gets to hear the waiter singing her praises!In other news, I am simply panting for a Charterstone pool party, darlings!
The way Mary and Jeff are giggling at each other, I think they must have planted whoopee cushions on their chairs for the next guests. Anything to lighten up the mood for the Weeper family! That Bum Boat is such a fun place.
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