Friday, April 28, 2017

Mary Worth 2577

Watch your hands, Mister 
I'm glad Entertainer Esmeralda put on the dress from her opening number after the curtain call. It looks much more comfortable. 

Enjoy: 14
Love: 11
Nice: 5 

As some of you might guess, I'm traveling which means spotty formatting and iffy secret messages. But, this:



Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Congrats to Ms. Wanders! She looks beautiful and she's got a wonderful future ahead of her. (BTW, one of my friends went to Brigham Young. He became a pro wrestler, but that's a whole other story. Perhaps KM could contact me and she could incorporate it in this story somehow.)

With her voice, your daughter should try for Broadway. I hope you have advised her to stay away from the Bargain Cruise Line or she could end up like Entertainer Esme.

Speaking of today's strip, I see Mandrake the Magician is making a cameo appearance.

Toots McGee said...

Congrats Maggie and Wanders. Have a fun trip together. Make memories. See the world's largest ball of mud or the Corn Palace in Iowa.

How does Entertainer Esme's hand end up on Derek's shoulder? Things move fast on Bargain Cruise Line! Maybe Katie should do a little tit for tat and go schmooze with Mr. Tophat.

Nance said...

Congrats all around!

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "This Is As Close As You'll Ever Get To A Catfight In Mary Worth".

Terrific! Really!
--Thank you.
Great! Go!

fauxprof said...

Congrats to Maggie! Have a great trip home. I love road trips, and I hope you have time to go off the beaten path. One of my favorite unexpected gems was Mason City, Iowa, the original River City from The Music Man! Now, to MW: Is this a character trait of Katie's, instantly jealous of any attractive female (sorry, Toby), or does she have experience with Derek's roving eye. I think she's older than she looks. Signs of a crepey neck as compared to Entertainer Esme.

Toots McGee said...


"Crepey neck", that's a fun phrase!

LouiseF said...

Following Derek's declaration to Esme that "We REALLY enjoyed your performance!" a possible thought bubble from Katie: "What mean 'WE', white man?"

KitKat said...

Wanders, it seems like only a couple of years ago that you drove Maggie to BYU to begin her first year, and here she is graduating! Congratulations and all the best to Maggie, and a virtual hug to her proud dad!

In today's invisible panel 3:

Entertainer Esme: "Well, big boy,, aren't you going to introduce me to your kid brother here?"

Sharon said...

Congratulations to Maggie, and all best wishes for a happy, prosperous future!

Chester the Dog said...
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Chester the Dog said...

Katie is the jealous type, just imagine the scene if Entertainer Esme dressed up as a pack of Old Gold cigarettes during her final number...

Anonymous said...

"Entertainer Esme, this is my wife, Shrew Katie."

-- S. McW.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Congratulations to your daughter, Wanders! Enjoy your travels!

As for today's strip ... Oh. My. GOD!

Mary's Helpful Hint #29 (a two-parter): If the love of your (fantasy) life gives you her hand, DON'T arm wrestle with her! Raise her hand to your lips and ... KISS!
If your husband starts flirting with a beautiful, talented, and flexible stranger ... QUICK! ... whisk him back off to your cabin and let him ENJOY a cigarette! Maybe he'll forget about ... HER!

Easily Entertained said...

Entertainer Esme ... I am fascinated!

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...


Hmm, I can’t decide whether this “plot” is going to be about jealousy, adultery, or CIGARETTESSSSSS ... or maybe all three? Probably, it will be none of the above. I’m holding out hope for a lot of action, but I’m mentally preparing myself for “dangling dramatic action in front of the readers’ faces only to pull it away at the last second before anything gets really interesting, because ... MARY WORTH!”

Mary’s Helpful Hint #30 (it’s been a month!): If you’re on a cruise, LIGHTEN UP and ENJOY! If the gift shop cashier turns out to have some talent, if she dances and sings up a storm, don’t worry about it not being “Broadway quality” like I promised you, and DON’T try to cut off your husband’s praise of her mediocre talents! That’s just mean! Instead, tell her she was GREAT! and mosey over to the bar for cocktails with the hubbie! (That’s what Toby would do.)

Chester the Dog said...

@Dawn, dont be surprised if KM pulls a fast one and the story is really about towel folding.

Ian Cameron, PhD said...

It looks like Amazing and Terrific are coming from behind to give Nice and Enjoy a run for their money.

Next week at the Teaching Summit, I'll be leading a literary seminar on the use of proto-Orwellian adjectives in the works of Karen Moy. Before long Mary and Toby will be rhapsodizing about towel folding as "double-plus good".