Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mary Worth 2234

Oh, yes. John Dill has become a master of restraint. If he was more impulsive, he'd have to deal with mother nature!


fauxprof said...

Glad to see John Dill wears oven mitts. Mary is a hardier sort, who usually takes piping hot things out of the oven using only a thin dishtowel as protection. And, on another note, does any child on earth talk like Olive?

KitKat said...

Ditto, @fauxprof. I think that Mary is a ventriloquist, and Olive is her dummy.

KitKat said...

I see that Dill Man has reverted to a nature theme on the cake - looks like fish swimming around the middle layer. And wouldn't a commercial bakery have giant containers of supplies, not small boxes of flour, sugar, and an unidentifiable box of something behind JD's right shoulder? (Splack?)

Mary looks less than delighted with JD's physical contact. JD doesn't know what happened to Aldo Kelrast. Watch it, buster!

Nance said...

Is this strip now going to shill for Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem since its Macy's plug is over?

John Dill: I only eat a small amount, or else I would gain weight.
Olive: Sounds like you have a lot of restraint.
John Dill: Oh, I get a lot of support from my friends at Weight Watchers. With their new Quick Start diet and points system, it's easier than ever!
Olive: My tummy brain keeps me from overeating.
Mary Worth: Man does not live by bread alone! Friendship is more satisfying than fettucine!

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

What is this, Apartment 3-G? Just a lame recap of the past strips? And missing the hilarious thought balloon of Dill cravin' Mary's bod! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Will Mary and Dill (and little Olive) be snowed in and stuck in the bakery together for days on end? There's a travel ban in New York, isn't there? That would be SO ROMANTIC!!!!

Lucky for me, I'm in Santa Royale, chillin' poolside at Charterstone, where the weather is warm and the people are cool!

fauxprof said...

Ugh, John Dill is getting handsy, and creepier by the day. Love @Nance's Weight Watchers commercial... Let's put John Dill and Oprah together for a double dose of annoying. Excuse me, but I need a nice comforting bowl of ice cream, since I have no restraint.

Vince said...

Since he's getting paid to make the food, he really shouldn't be eating any of it, should he? I guess maybe he eats a small amount to test it out or something.

Robert said...

Ha! Love the reference to the Goddess Mary cake topper from John's previous story in the strip.

carlnepa said...

Mother Nature or Mother Mary?

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me,
Speaking words of platitudes, Let Olive Be.

And in my hour of baking, she is standing right in front me,
Speaking words of platitudes, Let Olive Be.

Let Olive Be, Let Olive Be, Let Olive Be, Let Olive Be
John Dill wants an answer, Let Olive Be.

Yahoonski said...

Kitkat: I thought the same thing about the boxes on the shelves, but I don't think there's room for the "SU" in "SUGAR"; it could be "AGAR" perhaps, or, given the fish-themed cake, perhaps it's just plain "GAR."

KitKat said...

@carlnepa at 9:08 a.m., I can just hear Paul McCartney singing that.

On to Monday's strip...

1. Mary must be really turned off by the Dill Man to us "prior arrangements" with the Tee-Hee Twosome as an excuse. That's even worse than "I have to stay home to wash my hair."

2. Olive really IS Mary's ventriloquist dummy - she looks just like Jerry Mahoney!

I bet Mary can "speak" for Olive as Olive "munches" the cookie! (And, boy, am I dating myself with a reference to Paul Winchell.)

meg said...

Yahoonski- you're on to something. The box behind John Dill's shoulder seems to saw "FLUKE".
Chef Pierre: "I cannot understand why my fish-flavored pastries have not taken the New York foodie world by storm."

fauxprof said...

@KitKat--with you on all frequencies, from Mary's totally lame excuse to memories of Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney. Do you recall Kukla, Fran and Ollie too? I even had a stuffed bunny named Fletcher Rabbit from that show.

KitKat said...

@fauxprof, I sure do remember Kukla, Fran and Ollie! I liked Kukla (so gentle!) but was a little frightened of Ollie and his prominent tooth.