Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mary Worth 2911

After months of anticipation, we finally know if Tommy Beedie approves of his mother's intimate relationship with a 25-year-old. The answer is, yes. He does approve. Maybe a little too much, in that creepy, clueless, Out-of-Touch-Beedie sort of way.

20 comments:

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"Depressed Robots In A Chat Room".

See used. Boyfriend!
Happy?
Yeah. Happy love.
Lucky.

r u ok? said...

Brandy: "Yeah, I don't see my mom as much as I used to either." (Begins crying again.)

Hey Tommy, it might be a good idea to change the subject to something other than your mother.

Anonymous said...


Tommy's finally found a girl who's worse off than he is, and he's gonna ride that wave for as long as he can.

-- Scottie McW.

KitKat said...

“Amazing” is #2 on my list of wildly overused, meaningless adjectives (just behind the dreaded “awesome” - argh). Zak may be “amazing” to Tommy because Iris spends a lot less time at Charterstone, thus giving Tommy the run of the place. Maybe that car he has is Iris’s too. She spends so much time with Zak and his no-doubt “amazing”” car, she doesn’t need the old beater.

A turkey club on white bread and a triple portion of fries. I wonder if Brandy’s mother died from a heart attack.

fauxprof said...

I like my club sandwiches and BLTs (and I like them a lot) on toast. Wheat toast, if I can get it, but that’s just me. Also, most restaurants serve just one sandwich, cut in diagonal halves or quarters. Diner has its own unique presentation style. Very generous, when you think about it. Having been complimentary about the artwork yesterday, I’m back to snarky, but strange looking food in Mary Worth has alway been a preoccupation of mine.

Chester the Dog said...

No son would ever say about his mother "I am happy that she found love again", especially with a mouth stuffed with french fries.

Nance said...

Tommy praises Iris for "always being there for" him. Today he remarks that he doesn't see her much because her amazing boyfriend lives downtown. Didn't Iris pledge to be more involved in his life before, during his Vicodin addiction/therapy for recovery? Wasn't Tommy committed to religion, too, at that point?

Of course, that was aeons ago, back in the Summer of 2016...? He's perhaps made a Full Recovery from all of that.

LouiseF said...

Tommy is gesturing with that french fry in a decidedly unfamily friendly way....

Anonymous said...


@Nance

Tommy must have gone to the same therapist as Wilbur did. The guy's apparently a miracle worker.

-- S. McW.

RobC said...

Exactly LouiseF!

As Tommie publicly approves his mom's courgerdom, is that french fry in his fingers a sub-conscious manifestation of an Oedipal Complex?

Tim said...

I find it a little odd that Tommy isn't at least a little conflicted about his mother dating a guy the same age as he is. His approval actually seems weird unless he's hoping to get into Zak's will.

Sandi Ego said...

FWIW we constantly remark that our little dogs are amazing. But we say it with the knowledge that people use that word for things that aren't truly amazing. Of course, our dogs actually are, so, yeah.
Those sandwiches are amazing.

Maxwell Bacon said...

Dialogue from today's panel 2 and tomorrow's panel 1:

Tommy: YEAH. And I'm HAPPY that she found LOVE again.
Brandy: She's LUCKY.
Tommy: Maybe you can FIND LOVE, too, Brandy ... with the AMAZING and AWESOME Tomster! (points to self)
Brandy: !

Maxwell Bacon said...

@RobC: I didn't really get it at first, but then, there is that long, thick, upward-rising, diagonal white streak in the background behind the French fry.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes ...

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Tommy: "Yea Brandy, I'm glad she's found love again. Did I mention my stepfather-to-be is my age?"

What would be funny is if Tommy introduces Brandy to Zak and they run off together. Cue to Lookout Point with Iris and Tommy sitting there with a bottle of Jack in their hands.

RobC said...

Maxwell,

This _IS_ a family blog, so I won't comment on the napkin holder.

Tim said...

IIRC the age difference was considered when the Zak/Iris storyline was first introduced. That's why she broke up with him. It's odd it hasn't come up since apart from Wilbur being creepy Wilbur. If KM had any familiarity with the real world Tommy should have a problem with it.
Or maybe Zak and Tommy enjoy weed and game nights together.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

Just when I thought Chin Napkin might make an appearance. But no, he's decidedly male.

meg said...

Renowned Bit Character’s Career Ends Sadly

Chin Napkin, fondly known as “Chinny”, ended a decades long career in the Worthiverse when a mustard stain proved impossible to remove despite heroic efforts on the part of his creator. June Brigham enlisted the help of Joe Giella, but alas, the saffron-colored kidney-shaped stain would not yield to bleach, lemon juice, or sunlight. Some consideration was given to allow Chinny to continue to appear in profile poses only, but the Union of Sparkling Table Linens refused to consider it, saying ‘there are plenty of fully immaculate and much newer napkins just waiting for their chance.’

Defiantly, Comics Kingdom has vowed to use only paper products in future strips. Chin Napkin is now resting at Santa Royale Hospital Supply Company, considering his options.

MissScarlet said...

KitKat and fauxprof: I'm surprised you didn't mention the double sandwich. I don't know if there is a triple order of fries there, but Brandy definitely has two sandwiches.