Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mary Worth 2829

I seriously fear for Jeff's safety.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...


Ha ha, excellent commentary today Wanders, as usual.

I wonder if they'll be having the muffin appetizers again.

-- Scottie McW.

KitKat said...

I thought Jeff was retired. This being Santa Royale, maybe Moutainview Hospital lets people wander the halls wearing white coats. Jeff's holding his phone in that peculiar Worthiverse way, too.

Good thing Mary specified Ted Miller. Otherwise, Jeff would bring the 27 other guys named Ted he knows. Perhaps that chicken will have muffin stuffing. Jeff would be wise to stay out of Mary's knife range, and if she insists on serving him "something special" he better be ready to run.

Anonymous said...


Oops, I guess those were muffin hors d'oeuvres, not appetizers.

You can't take me anywhere.

-- S. McW.

fauxprof said...

Mary’s emphasis implies that she’s still very angry and is taking it out on the chicken.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"Wanders Stole My Idea For A Title With His Secret Message".

Dinner?
Sure! What?
Roasting chicken. Yourself...no Ted Miller.
Replied. You?

Chester the Dog said...

Would Ted have not gotten the message by now that even if Jeff asked him to go, he is not welcome at Mary's place?

meg said...

Later that same day...

Mary and Toby sit poolside, drinking their Bloody Marys and Rob Roys, respectively.

Mary: How’s Ian (if he ever came back from that so-called teaching summit in Seattle, ha ha)?

Toby: Oh, he’s very excited! An old friend of his (whom he once sat next to on a bus in Dundee in 1973, but they got along really well) is in town, and they’re working on a money-making project. Ian is going to recruit his students for a bagpipe marching band, and Tod is going to source the instruments, the uniforms, and the sheet music. Ian will coach and train the band while Tod books gigs for them at weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Mary: Tod?

Toby: Yes, Tod MacMiller- he’s quite the character!

Mary: (speechless for once, but still firm in her belief that people have to learn from their own mistakes).




LouiseF said...

Well, Mary may be cooking Jeff's goose, but I hope she's preparing a side of crow to go with it.

Yahoonski said...

Before I got to second panel, I imagined Mary's reply might be "Muffins, Jeff. WTF do you THINK I'm cooking? It's all I seem to do theses days. That and fight off mashers." Jeff, by the way, seems to have shed about 20-30 years since last we saw him.

MissScarlet said...

Meg! Yeah!
However, I do believe that Ted Miller is gone, gone, gone. He won't be answering any phone calls from Jeff or Mary again.

Jim Short said...

Meg, you are a treasure!!!

Delilah said...

Does anyone else but me get the "Fatal Attraction" buzz about Mary 'roasting a chicken' for Jeff? Ish. Mary is one scary dame.

Mr. Uninformed said...

Will Mary be serving chicken salad appetizers with dinner tonight? Or would that not be appropriate with roast chicken? And is that Mary's son in panel two? It's great that Mom and Jeff get together and talk over dinner!

Chester the Dog said...

Jeff: I love roast chicken. Hey there's a brown hair in my stuffing...Ted had brown hair...but he left town...

Mary: ...and Mary's Muffins for dessert! We can play the Sweeney Todd cast album after dinner!

KitKat said...

Friday
Ted Miller: “Character” to “Weirdo” to “Odd.” Apparently “Assailant” didn’t make the cut.

If Jeff isn’t playing dumb for passive-aggressive motives, he is The Most Clueless Person in the Worthiverse, outstripping even Toby and Dawn.

fauxprof said...

@KitKat. I agree about Jeff’s cluelessness. But that men’s hair coloring he’s so obviously using has a certain lead content, and it’s leaching into his system.

Actually, the only denizen of the Worthiverse not entered into the cluelessness sweepstakes is Mr. Allora. He keeps his head down, does all the work, and, when Mary presents him with a basket of muffins, he uses them as fertilizer to try to repair her depredations in his rose garden. Pobrecito.