Friday, May 2, 2014

Mary Worth 1806

This is what we call a "floating head sandwich," which is perfect for Jerry's sandwich shop. And the job as described sounds perfect for Tommy! It has to take at least 10 hours a week. And maybe, one day, after he's done scrubbing a urinal, someone will ask him to help make your sandwich.

Today's Full Strip

24 comments:

Nance said...

Today's Panel has it all:
1. Face touching
2. Pointing
3. Floating head
4. Lavender
5. Wilbur at an eating establishment for sandwiches
6. An arbitrary wardrobe change (Jerry's shirt is now tucked in)

I cannot wait for Iris to tell Tommy Beedie that he will be cleaning bathrooms, washing windows, and sweeping sidewalks. Probably...June?

Mary'sHairHelmet said...

Oh no! This won't go over too well with Mr. Entitlement. He'll decide to go back to selling drugs and blame Iris and Wilbur for driving him to it with suggestions like that.

(Something about his face in that oversized floating head bubble brings up the desire in me to give him a two-finger eye-poke.)

fauxprof said...

A spontaneous floating head thought balloon generated by two separate characters has got to be a contender for the next Worthy Awards. And what an atypically benign looking Tommy. Both Iris and Wilbur must have an optimistic outlook on how he'll react to the janitorial option.

KitKat said...

I agree with @fauxprof at 9:18 a.m. This floating head is a contender for Panel of the Year in the next Worthy Awards.

If Iris had a daughter, she'd look exactly like Tommy.

Although we all expect Tommy to recoil at this job, in the cockeyed world of the Worthiverse he will jump at the opportunity. Within a month, Jerry will make Tommy the assistant manager. The happy ending will be all due to Mary, of course, for engineering the Iris-Wilbur reconciliation.

Yahoonski said...

It sounded perfect until he said windows. Tommy doesn't do windows.

TimP said...

Wilbur has had this manic grin going the entire time for this lunch. It is really starting to weird me out.

Aldo K said...

Um, how many sandwich shops actually have a janitor? For that matter, how many large restaurants actually have a janitor?

Toots McGee said...

A sandwich shop which employs a "janitor". That is clasic Karen Moy.

Tony said...

Jerry's business has been so good BECAUSE he had a janitor (who just left for a comparable job at the Ritz-Carlton's sandwich nook).

birdie said...

Nola Wolverstein, determined to make up for her selfish ways, has received a degree in investigative journalism and been hired by the local TV station.

She is investigating the connection between that “Good Eats” column and the very special attention Wilbur gets when he goes to the sandwich shop. (Has Jerry so much as noticed any other customer?)

She will be even more interested in the hiring of his girlfriend’s son ...

Dave in Parma said...

Oh, too bad --Tommy doesn't do windows.

That said, I hope he takes the job. I can't wait to see a Giella rendering of Tommy in a hairnet. It will look like Spiderman sprayed down his head.

(wv started with 'endure' --ha!)

Thorpnotized said...

If Tommy gets the job, can we nickname him "Janitommy"?

Maude Findlay said...

Now it all comes to light! This was Wilbur's plan all along.

Step 1-Let Tommy borrow his laptop, supposedly to ''look for work'', when he knew all along that all Tommy would do is surf the web & order pizza.

Step 2- Annoy Iris at the sandwich shop, so she storms off in a huff, knowing full well that she'd confide in Mary, who would be guaranteed to advise her to make up with him.

Step 3- Return to the sandwich shop, recommend Tommy for the janitor's job- which he will most likely get, due to Wilbur being Jerry's best customer.

Step 4- Propose to Iris, get married in a lavish poolside ceremony at Charterstone, and reap in the benefits of an employee/family discount at Jerry's!

Dave in Parma said...

Saturday:

Iris will order a job for Tommy, and Wilbur will say 'One of these' and hand Tina the menu.

fauxprof said...

Tommy will give the janitorial gig a try after he meets Tina, the semi-cute waitress. Sigh! There go all my hopes for a disastrous Tommy/Dawn relationship.

KitKat said...

"Tommy and Tina sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G..."

Egad,

Mary'sHairHelmet said...

I think @fauxprof and @kitkat are right. As nauseating as the prospect sounds this is what I think will happen... Though he will initially rebel at the very idea of being a janitor, he'll go to the interview to placate Iris and Wilbur. He'll cast his eyes on Tina and will be so 'smitten' with her that he takes the job (which will also get his mom off his back, in his view). While he tries to charm her with his slimy manner, she probably won't give him a second look which will irritate the smug Mr. Tommy. He'll eventually see that he has to become a productive member of society first. Plus, he'll be touched by her 'hard luck' life story and realize how good his life has been all along and how he really screwed things up himself. The curtain closes with a double wedding: Tommy + Tina and Iris + Wilbur.

This is just the kind of drivel I'd expect at this point.

Delilah said...

"Jerry" and "John Dill" look like twins separated at birth. Maybe John's in the kitchen making a pink cake.

Muscato said...

For two days I've been trying to figure out who The Floating Head of Tommy reminds me, and suddenly this morning it hit me: throw some freckles onto that kisser, and you've got Hank, Brenda Starr's oddly androgynous newsroom pal. It really is a small world in comics-land...

KitKat said...

Sunday

Jerry's Sandwich Shop has morphed into the reception venue for Adrian and Scott's wedding. I'd recognize those pink drapes anywhere.

Shmoopie said...

I perceive Wilbur’s “crossed fingers” sign to be vaguely threatening – reminds me more of a gun pointing at poor ole Iris (who, by the way, looks different in EVERY single frame again. Such consistency, Mr.Giealla! Such artistry!)

Couple that with Wilbur’s remark “What we have is too good to give up,” and you got me totally creeped out (Ms. Moy, please, go to a real life diner and sit and observe and listen. No one, I repeat NO ONE on this planet has conversations such as you present us with!)

On the plus side, there wasn’t a single wardrobe change in any of today’s panels!

Nance said...

SUNDAY

Please go to the online version of the strip and click on "Buy A Print" so that you can see Wilbur in the panel all by himself saying, "Don't feel bad!" He looks like he's had, at the very least, a Lifestyle Lift. I've never seen him look younger and better.

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