If you had asked me six months ago what words I would expect never to hear in this comic strip, "I KNOW you want ME as much as I want YOU, Mary!" would have been my exact answer. But here we are.
If this panel isn’t a shoo-in for Panel of the Year in the next Worthy Awards, I will eat my hat, which is probably tastier than one of those muffins.Sunday: Jeff enters and says, “You two are getting along so well! Ted, you’re such a character!”Does this mean Mary Muffins has crashed and burned before even hitting Aileen’s?
Ted appears to be looking at Mary's lips in P2 to see if they're puckering up like his own are. I guess a really good salesman never takes no for an answer.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"In Which Either Lesley Gore Or The Supremes Could Provide Suitable Background Music".Quit it, Ted!Know me you!You are mistaken! Stop! I mean it!
Not to detract from the serious subject matter, but I'm beginning to suspect Ted is simply manic."Ted, here try a muffin." "OMG, these are the best muffins evar! We need to build a muffin megafactory from which to propagate our incipient muffin empire!" "Oh, so you like them. Here try a blueberry.""Ted, meet my friend, Mary." "WOW! You're the bee's knees, honey! I've died and gone to Heaven 'cos they're missing an angel! Homina, homina!" "Pleased to meet you, too, Ted."
Will Mary administer a sharp knee to the you-know-where, or will Mr. Allora burst in wielding his hand truck? More likely Wilbur will stop by saying “Don’t let me interrupt, but I thought I smelled muffins.”
Well this is awkward. Hope Toby doesn't show up, she'll gossip relentlessly and Mary's reputation is as good as gone.TimP, I agree that Ted seems manic and I love your dialogue!
Muffin Mary now stars in BREATH OF A SALEMAN...
"I know you want me." Whoa, what a smooth talker! What woman could resist that romantic come-on?Sheesh.-- Scottie McW.
I expect Ted to start chasing Mary around the couch a la Harpo Marx.
How old is Mary? Her adventures first became prominent in the 1930's, but how old was she then? I think it's great she can be so alluring at her age.... whatever that may be
Did the muffins end up on the floor? That may make Mary more angry than the "what a character" pushy advance.
Thanks for the wonderful image, Nance. Whenever Ted speaks, I'll imagine Diana Ross in a 60's gown and teased hair. She and the Supremes will be singing "Stop! In the Name of All that is Decent!"
June has outdone herself with the Sunday strip. I am finally on Mary’s side, and the cinematic UGH! as Ted careens through a cloud of carrot muffin crumbs is a strong contender for panel of the year. Now she just needs to whip out a Swiffer and wrap this up as a confirmed Sweeping Success. #marytoo
Not to mention the muffin resting on his head. Comedic gold.
@Peggy Olson--My pleasure. ;-)
Wow- miss a few days...I'm not sure if I'm more shocked at Mary's resolve, the fact that Ted can't finds Mary and her muffins so hot, the fact that May shoved him vs hitting him over the head with a muffin, or how far the strip had come.#MuffinToo
In the words of Steven Tyler/Aerosmith (Walk This Way):"He said, you ain't seen nothing'Till you're down on a muffinThen you're sure to be a-changin' your ways..."
Steve offers a new spin on "muffin top."
Sunday's strip, last panel - that depiction of Ted just can't be an accident. Whoa, Ted, is that a muffin on your head or are you just glad to see me?
So, I take it that the gig at Aileen’s is off?We have Panel of theYear, friends! Ted’s little muffin crown is as laugh-out-loud funny as the fabled “reminds me of Dave”.
Thank you, sandi! I'm glad you got a chuckle out of that.
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