You mean this isn't a story about starting a muffin company? What a shock.
Two possible scenarios:1. Ted Miller is a sexist harasser, and Mary would join the #MeToo movement if only she knew what a hashtag is.2. "Oh Mary, you remind me so much of my late mother! She baked muffins too!"
Instead of a (possibly interminable) storyline in which Mary is scammed by a barely plausible conman, it’s now looking like Aldo Kelrast 2.0.
The first thing I thought of when I saw the strip is that we're definitely delving into not family friendly territory. Ted looks way too happy. The next thing he'll say is "Oooh Mary, you smell like blueberry muffins You know what turns me on."The next thing Mary will do is look up the "Warvey Heinstein" scandal and how to be part of the "#wetoo" movement
Mary: "Uh, Ted, no sale."A sharp knee to the groin, quick slam of the door, and Mary Muffins Inc. comes to a sad end.-- Scottie McW,
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"In Which Mary Struggles For Her Tact As Well As Her Recall As To Whether Or Not She Gave Ted A Small Package Of Muffins To Go".Goodbye,Um,Appointment....Kudos galore to @Regina Wolfe-Parks for Warvey Heinstein and #wetoo.
I'm thinking this is an elaborate (for certain definitions of elaborate) prank setup by Dr. Jeff. He found this horny dope and told him he'd introduce him to a friend of hers who was a sucker for puffery and who would be, shall we say receptive to him, the moment Ted and she were alone. Just spitballing here, otherwise Ted comes off as pretty darn awful.
@Nance: Thanks, but I give all the credit to Baren Coy, who inspired me with her "Saul Lewman" reference. P.S. Your Boldface Haiku almost made me laugh out loud at work. (I work in a very small office-three of us, so I have to contain my glee on a constant basis.)
Ted's a little low on specifics except for that creepy hug...Likely this is the only instance of #MeToo being instigated by muffins, even if muffins ARE the future...
Apparently Ted IS a risk taker, and may end up at the bottom of a cliff soon. He is "quite a character" as Jeff said.
He looks an awful lot like Dick Van Dyke
She tells him, "I have an appointment to go to?" I think that ridiculously creepy look on his face justifies her giving him a good, solid kick right where it counts. After she does that, she needs to track down Dr Jeff and read him the riot act for bringing that creep along to dinner.
What man enjoys a hug from Mary Worth? If he doesn't pass out from the stink of Jean Nate, Mary's pruning shears are very close by.
I was told by someone (a clergyman, actually) over the weekend that the length of time to say "Alabama" is the right length for a hug. If you can say "Mississippi" you've gone too far.
Jean Nate, Jean Nate! (I still remember that jingle from 40+ years ago)Ted is making the face my cat makes when you scratch her behind the ears.Wilbur’s muffin sense has been tingling something fierce!
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