Friday, May 19, 2017

Mary Worth 2592

The "sovenir" stand is right next to the bathroom?? Was Derek buying tacky caps for his assistants just four feet from Entertainer Esme as she locked up his wife? Or maybe that's some other restroom, and that's some other wife that Entertainer Esme has also locked up.

20 comments:

Dave in Parma said...

Nope. Didn't hear a thing.

Anonymous said...

I assume the proprietor of the right next door "sovenir" stand didn't come to help Katie, because Katie couldn't holler for help in Haitian.

Toots McGee said...

Wow! That's an incredible ACTION panel!

When I see that kind of bold, RUNNING ACTION, the theme from The Mod Squad always starts playing in my head.

fauxprof said...

Note to self: On a Carribbean cruise, be prepared to yell "HELP" in a variety of languages. French and Spanish for a start. Also, bring along your cellphone. Or maybe don't get off the boat at all.

I wonder how proficient Derek is at kicking down doors. He looks pretty good in the short sprint.

Anonymous said...

Help me = "ede mwen".

Thank you Mary = "Di ou m├Ęsi Mary"

Anonymous said...

The door is toast. He's not even going to slow down.

Peggy Olson said...

Toots McGee, I always hear the theme from Mannix!

You know that Derek is a newlywed. After many years of marriage, my husband knows to always check the bathroom first if he can't find me.

Toots McGee said...

Peggy Olson....another good one, lots of good running music but with a brief interlude to show Mannix's softer side. (Could be good for after Derek busts the door down and reunites with Katie.)

Derek is a real man of ACTION. He's probably going to need a cigarette after all this STRESS!

Anonymous said...

Quick recap of the heart-pounding action this past week -- Katie gets locked in the bathroom. Derek wonders where she is. Toby and Mary give helpful suggestions. Derek walks back and hears Katie yelling. The end. Personally, I feel a little let down.

-- Liz

Dave in Parma said...

I'm going with an off the board theory, one that makes way to much sense to be used:

The 'plot' is very clearly telegraphing 3E as the sinister element at work. The good money though is on Toby; it makes perfect sense. Toby locks Kate in the bathroom. Toby offers to check the ship, ensuring she's on board when it departs. Toby recommends Derek check the bathrooms and recommends Mary stay on the dock, full well knowing that Mary can't be that far from a good meddling opportunity and will follow Derek. We now have Mary, Derek and Kate at the bathroom and the ship leaving port, Toby now rid of Mary.

Pan to Toby and Esme on deck, smoking cigarettes together, painting clowns with 3 small specks frantically waving on the distant shoreline. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Anonymous said...


Instead of feeling grateful and relieved to have finally been rescued, I have a feeling that Katie is going to lay into Derek with enough anger and ferocity to draw the attention of the local gendarmes and cook Mary's eardrums.

-- Scottie McW.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "The Heck With Spelling Errors; The Laws Of Physics Dictate That Derek Isn't Making That Turn".

That?
Help! Somebody
Open the door!
Katie!


@Peggy Olsen, Toots McGee--I always hear the music from Mission Impossible. And sometimes this.

Chester the Dog said...

So she was locked in the bathroom for, what, five minutes in real time? I hope the light was on when she was touching up her makeup or else she will come out looking like the "makeup woman" in Airplane!

http://imgur.com/gallery/A9Me9YR

@ Dave I love your "3E"!

Sandi Ego said...

Derek looks like he tripped and is about to face plant in front of the Plus Size Restroom. How is the door locked or jammed shut? There's no door handle... I'll have to go back to look at the panel where Esme does the dirty deed. And Mary looks a little unsteady back there. One too many glasses of cremas, dear?

Garnet said...

Derek looks hilarious. I think he's going to crash into the ground or the door.

Yahoonski said...

Peggy Olson: Were you by any chance named after Joe's secretary? And wasn't her son's name...TOBY? I loved that show AND the theme. Thanks for the memory. And thanks everybody for the hilarious comments today. I must admit this story line brings back another more traumatic memory for me, though. When I was, I'd guess 4 years old, while my dad and I waited in the DeSoto for my mom, who was shopping in the Tower Shopping Center in Melrose Massachusetts, he allowed me to go to the men's room of the nearby Gulf station on my own (we were parked no more than 50 yards away, in a direct line of sight). When I finished my business, however, I could not figure out how to unlock the door, and since I couldn't signal him through the obscure window glass, I panicked. I was a quivering, tearful mass of fear and embarrassment when he came to rescue me a few moments (though it seemed like hours)later. Fun fact: in 1965 the shopping center EXPLODED!

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Personally, I hear the Superman (the TV show...I'm THAT old) theme as Derek runs. I half expect him to leap into the sky, a la George Reeves.

I expect Katie to be full tilt witch when Derek asks how she got locked in the bathroom, she says "WHY DON'T YOU ASK YOUR HARPY HOW I GOT LOCKED IN THE BATHROOM!"

Chester the Dog said...

@Sandi Ego: It was never explained how 3E locked her in, maybe she will spill the beans when she is stripped of her "Cheap Cruise Entertainer of the Year" sash.

Peggy Olson said...

Yahoonski, I'm named for the secretary-turned-copywriter on Mad Men -- but you're right. Mannix's secretary was Peggy! She was played by Gail Fisher, who won an Emmy for the role. Thanks for reminding me. I was so impressed with her. She was a cool, resourceful African American, a rarity for TV back then. And I loved her mod 60s clothes.

I wonder if Mary wore mini skirts back in the day.

Moss_Moses said...

Peggy would always inquire about Joe Mannix's caffeine situation. "Joe, would you like another cup o' coffee?" I think it is blasphemy to compare the dull witted Derek to the brilliant Mannix, though.