Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mary Worth 2138

Mary's apartment is filthy! As soon as she's done with the doorknobs, she's really going to have to work on those floors.

Today's full strip

22 comments:

fauxprof said...

Since Ian seems to be Charterstone's self appointed parking lot monitor, won't he notice that Toby's car is still there?

Peggy Olson said...

Is Mary holding the orange cleaning bottle in Panel Two? It looks like she's squeezing a lily. (Of course, Mary would never do that.)

Yea, Mary is back! Let the cliches and trite advice begin!

Peggy Olson said...

fauxprof, very good point.

Of course, Ian will consult his Shakespeare Primer to figure out where Toby's gone. He won't think to knock on Mary's door.

Yahoonski said...

I forget. Did Mary open the door with her mouth? Because both her hands are still full. Anyway, she can use that rag to dry Toby's tears.

Yahoonski said...

Actually, I went back and checked, and the rag in question is nowhere to be seen as Mary opens the door. Perhaps she held it temporarily between her knees? I did notice, however, that there seems to be a huge port hole in the door.

KitKat said...

I'm confused. In the first panel, a white cloth is in Mary's right hand (is that Chin Napkin doing a cameo as Cleaning Cloth?). In the second panel, Mary is holding an orange object. Is that supposed to be the spray bottle? If so, did Mary make a quick transfer in mid-hug? Or did the cloth turn orange?

Just wait until Toby sets up her studio in Mary's apartment. The gobs of gray clay will drive Mary bonkers.

meg said...

How does Mary know how seldom they fight? Oh, yeah, I just remembered she has (as unofficial manager, of course) secret security cameras installed in all the other units.

Dimensional Otter said...

I don't think it's so much her floor is dirty, in fact it's the opposite, her floors are made of stainless steel.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

Did someone say Chin Napkin? Could he have fallen so far? Please say it isn't so.

Toots McGee said...

When did Toby go get that Twilight Zone plastic surgery?

Limber Joe said...

@ Toots McGee: Good point. I also saw Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton).

tkraft said...

Good one, Dimensional Otter, you could be right about the stainless steel. I was thinking Mary had glass installed to better meddle on the residents one floor down. She can shade it selectively.

meg said...

Let's face it: Chin Napkin's career is all but over. He's lucky to have respectable and dignified work in a strip that features so little actual eating. Of course, if I'm right, he may have a bright future as Baby Cameron's diaper! Mwahahahahaha!

Toots McGee said...

What are you saying, meg? Do you think that an Ian-Toby reconciliation will lead to Toby getting, um, in "the family way"?

Karen Moy knows how that works, right?

meg said...

Well, so far I've been wrong about everything else in this strip- just look at my posts to see if I've ever been correct about ANYTHING. I think you have your answer.

KitKat said...

There is a precedent - I recall Delilah and Lawrence expecting a blessed event after their marital bump in the road. Of course, D, L, and expected child disappeared from the strip and have never been heard from again. I can't see Toby as a mother. Toddler Cameron would likely fall into the pool repeatedly during Mary and Toby's poolside gossiping/imbibing. And Ian as a father???

meg said...

KitKat- I can only say I would love to see Ian as a father.
"Rock a cheerio th' noo bairn, while Ah hae a wee bevvy..."
Tartan diapers, post-partum Toby, Mary as baby sitter, condo association complaints about crying and shouting. It's all good.

Chrissy said...

The cloth turned orange because, in her confusion and distress over Toby's dilemma, Mary tried to clean the spray bottle itself.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the humanity!

Joolz said...

Surprising: Mary has a black light picture (visible in panel 2). Not surprising: Toby has a vintage 1970s, mint-condition Samsonite luggage set.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

I think panel two should be panel of the year! I love the hug! I especially love how halfhearted Mary is about it, one hand in the air, not daring to touch Toby. My prediction: Toby will get on Mary's nerves real quick. Mary enjoys Toby's company, but only at a distance--poolside, with a "lemonade" in hand. Once Toby starts touching all of Mary's doorknobs and leaving Splack crumbs on the kitchen table, the honeymoon will be over!

Stepford Husband said...

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