Friday, February 21, 2014

Mary Worth 1776

Here's a few things you can do to get ready, Tommy. Change your shirt, cut your hair, maybe even put on a tie. And if all else fails, follow your mother's example and hide your face behind a giant word balloon.

Today's Full Strip

20 comments:

KitKat said...

Iris sure jumps to conclusions. On Tuesday she told Tommy "You're going to get a job," and today she refers to Mary's casserole as "delicious."

The decor in this apartment is fascinating. What is the object above the plant in the first panel? A painting of icebergs and clouds? A microwave oven with a picture pasted to the door? A flat-screen TV tuned to the Antarctic Channel?

fauxprof said...

Better the word balloon than Iris' face in panel one. That forced frozen smile smile says "Everything's fine. Really it's fine! Just FINE!"

As to the dinner party at Mary's, please let her invite Wilbur and Dawn. Please?

KitKat said...

@fauxprof at 10:15 a.m., Elinor Kinley should be added to the guest list also, as long as it's the nasty, pre-nightmare, harpy-of-harpies Elinor.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

The bigger the word baloon, the less drawing Uncle Joe has to do. Can't blame him. Anything more than stick figures are too good for Moy's writing.

Nance said...

I don't object to the length of Tommy's hair at all as long as he does something about its lack of style.

I'm far more distressed about the fact that his eyeballs are solid black and demonic. Not only is that generally not a Good Look for an ex-con, it does not bode well for this dinner party.

Do you think anyone from The Haven will be invited--you know, as experts in dealing with The Fallen?

Toots McGee said...

I told you, Mom, I'm never going to be really comfortable living around other people unless you can provide me with a place to live with other Twilight Zone Pig People!

Thorpnotized said...

In the second panel, Tommy looks like one if the zombies from The Walking Dead. Not a good look.

Gina said...

But if he gets his hair cut, he'll no longer resemble the love child of He-Man and Skeletor!

Chester the Dog said...

@KITKAT: I was just going to suggest Elinor as the perfect dinner guest. "Did you enjoy the plain water at your jail, Tommy?"

Or the whining chick in sweats from Pax Resort: "At least you had a cellmate!"

Anonymous said...

I don't know but the parted hair? That tiny pinched nose? I'm seeing Michael Jackson.

meg said...

Hulk sad. Hulk no want to go to Mary's for dinner.

TimP said...

I was with you until the tie comment. Man, ties are the worst. I pretty much have to be showing up in court (which I guess Tommy has done more than a few times), or going to a wedding or a funeral before I put on a tie and even then I think it's a little ridiculous. That's just me though.

fauxprof said...

Sunday.

That bluish-gray mass on the platter--is that the roast beef or the mashed potatoes? Either way, they might be better off sending out for pizza or Chinese food.

Love the thought balloon chorus, though.

WakeMeUpWhenItsOver said...

Wow, looks like a read-hot love affair between Iris and Wilbur is sure to ignite again by the way they greeted one another. Geez, tone it down you two.

meg said...

Mary to Tommy:

'You look so nice in that dress shirt. Orange is a good color on you. Hope the cuffs aren't too tight. I'm happy to have company- I'm used to solitary eating. Please eat without restraints, er restraint. We're having my favorite dish- shanks. Help yourself."

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

SUNDAY
I love the frenzied thought-ballooning in the last panel! Everyone's so full of hope, and we all know that those hopes will be thwarted! My dad Wilbur's thoughts: "I may have a chance with Iris again" (ewww!) totally conflict with Iris's thoughts: "It's great to be back among friends." Dad, she just isn't that into you. Certainly not as much as you're into sandwiches.

P.S. Does anyone else read Judge Parker. Today...SO GROSS!

heydave said...

And hope that this plot will be anyway near less sillier than usual floats away, like so many thought balloons, never to be seen again.

Muscato said...

Okay, I've only been a hanger-on in the worthiverse for a year or so now, so I'm really a total newbie.

I mention this because I just want to find out if Iris and Tommy, before they left last time, had some sort of horrible accident that is now taken as a given - did they? If so, the way they've been drawn makes sense. If not - Oh, dear. Something's not right chez Giella.

Anonymous said...

i agree with anonymous, tommy looks BAD. in fact he looks like a SMOOTH CRIMINAL. I might SCREAM

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