Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mary Worth 1946

To be fair, Hanna and Sean are not comparing themselves to Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. They are comparing meatloaf and mashed potatoes to Bogart and Bacall. And as poor a comparison as that is, given that Bogart and Bacall are one of Hollywood's all time sexiest and most romantic power couples, it's still much better than comparing meatloaf and mashed potatoes to Sean and Hanna.

Today's Full Strip


KitKat said...

Hanna and Sean are crammed together on one side of what appears to be a card table because (a) a drunken Toby Cameron, (b) a ravenous Wilbur Weston, or (c) a befuddled Dr. Jeff Cory are on the opposite side. This guest is waiting to spear one of the cucumber slices, which the nearsighted Sean assumes are avocados.

Martha Stewartston said...

... and for us laypeople:

Mashed Potatoes = Beige Blob
Meatloaf = Brown Blob
Shrimp = Pink Blob
Avocado Salad = Green Blob

Yahoonski said...

Yes, the turquoise ovals do so complement the pale coral glop. Seriously, is Mary actually serving all the stuff Sean mentions, or is he just rattling off a litany of famous pairings? In any case, they seem like the perfect couple until after dinner when Mary asks them if they'd like a beverage with their dessert.

Mary: "Sean, Hanna, tea?"
Sean: "Sean Hannity? I love Sean Hannity!"
Hanna: "What? You're a conservative?"
Sean: "You bet. Why? Are you some sort of bleeding heart lib-tard?"
Hanna: (tearfully)"I'll bet that tuna wasn't even dolphin-safe. Forget you and forget Somerset. Mary, I'm staying here at Charterstone!"

Sean throws down his chin napkin, storms out, and leaves in a huff. Unfortunately, it's a 2011 Huff with an outstanding recall for defective steering, and he's unable to avoid running down a portly kilt-wearing drunk in the parking lot.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

This would have been the perfect opportunity for Chin Napkin to make an appearance. The fact that Mary has seen fit to serve dinner without even a paper napkin, it would seem likely that Chin Napkin has his less formal associates have been blacklisted.

Shmoopie said...

The blatant inconsistencies of this strip have always driven my crazy – that is, until I found this blog! Now I appreciate the heck out of Moy and Giella. Their creativeness, artistry, wisdom and vision are really quite sublime. Much like the gustatory delights of meatloaf and mashed potatoes with shrimp and avocado salad. Bull’s eye, Ms. Moy!

Today I had a little time on my hands before picking up some items at the local pharmacy and wondered when exactly the transformation of Hanna the Hag into Not So Bad Looking Generic Older White Person happened. So I started scrolling down the page, and I had to go through many cycles of “Older Posts” until I finally arrived at posting #1909. If you have time today too, it’s worth checking out. Then I got depressed, because the Dr. Jeckyl-esque depiction of Hanna happened on October 13th, and the whole sorry started back on SEPTEMBER 25th!

Sigh! Now I wish I had spent my time petting the dog instead!

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Wow, Mary finally gets to see Sean and Hanna "interact" and, man, is it worth it! They're completing each other's sentences and even sharing thought balloons! (I bet Mary is able to read their thoughts, just like we can!) Anyway, all of this amazing action is throwing me into a tizzy! Please pass the shrimp and avocado salad. (It's lonely over here on the off-panel side of the table.)

KitKat said...

@Shmoopie at 11:23 AM, that is such a coincidence! 1909 is the year Mary was born.

Regina the NY Diva said...

"Like Bogart and Bacall"!

More like Abbott and Costello.

Wilbur Smells Blob Food said...

How kind of Sean to bring his VHS tape collection to dinner and plunk it on the table.

Nance said...

@Yahoonski--Nice play on words, there. I doubt KM is even aware of politics, and I know for sure such a thing doesn't even exist in the Worthiverse (even though we thought we saw a Hillary poster in NYC).

I'm straining to fathom how a light, summery salad like avocado and shrimp pairs well with a heavy entree like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The only beverage to serve with that is The Beth Kinley Highball, Plain Water.

birdie said...

I was looking forward to seeing if Dr. Jeff was even invited to this dinner. Moy is obviously toying with us by not revealing the other side of the table.

That's probably because she doesn't want us to observe their interactions, which have become too dull even for this strip.