Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mary Worth 2380

So, yesterday, long-time Citizen Kit-Kat asked the question of questions: How many days before Mary shows up with pie and platitudes? Answer: One. I for one am eager to hear Mary's advice on overcoming opiate addiction. Of course, as I recall, she was a passive bystander in Tommy's exam room when the former convict/addict was prescribed the Vicodin in the first place, so she may not have a lot of knowledge on the subject. But why should that stop her?

I love reading everyone's comments. The Citizens of Santa Royale are great! Just a reminder to keep it family friendly, or the Condo Board may issue a memo. And trust me, none of us wants that to happen.


fauxprof said...

Mary must have had a premonition that someone would need baked goods and counseling. And she's bringing out the big guns. Not healthy carrot muffins but an entire blueberry pie! Of course poor Iris has only a vague idea that something is wrong with Tommy. Mary has been peeping from behind the purple drapes and has seen him lurching into the building clutching pharmacy bags. Let the meddling commence.

KitKat said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Wanders! Maybe the blueberry pie a dandy remedy for opiate addiction, especially since Mary includes Splak in the crust.

Mary always has food on hand for every occasion. What does she do with it if no one needs her advice? Push it off on poor Mr. Allora?

Yahoonski said...

Iris seems strangely unfazed by the fact that Mary's eyes have been plucked from their sockets. Then again, she's been oblivious to all the empty amber pill containers surrounding her sweaty son,

meg said...

Mr. Trouble never hangs around when he hears this mighty sound:
"Here I come to save the day!"
That means that Mary Worth is on the way!

Shmoopie said...

I have been really impressed by June's beautiful art but, you know, in today's panel 1, I see a small pivot to Uncle Joe. Iris's left hand gesticulates in a just ever so slightly robotic and unnatural manner, and both ladies sport the charming concrete-gray shoulder bags introduced circa 1962. How long before we see an extra appendage somewhere?

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

I think the person who places the letters in bold missed a spot in panel 2.
What do you think Iris should be saying?

"That sounds nice." = So much better than hanging around my new flat with my mopey son!

"That sounds nice." = Well, I'm just being polite, but I can't stand the idea of sitting around for an hour with this boring busybody neighbor trying to micromanage me. Plus, her baked goods ... UGH!

"That sounds nice." = This will be a pleasant opportunity to dish about Tommy's love life with my nosy neighbor. That will be vaguely more pleasant than sitting through another boring lecture by Professor Jones (who only has eyes for Dawn, my future stepdaughter, anyway).

"That sounds nice." = unbridled enthusiasm for Mary's pie and advice (the least likely option)

r u ok? said...

What can Tommy do?
Has other things to think 'bout . . .
(lovely Vicodin)

Mary is summoned
Meddling powers unleashed soon
She will rock his world

Anonymous said...

Mary, is the answer Jesus?

Petunia said...

I wonder what lemon meringue pie would taste like with some blueberries on top?

I liked Uncle Joe's Mary better. She looked more grandmotherly. And she had eyes.

Barbara L. Hanson said...
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KitKat said...

Most people would cut a pie in the kitchen, place slices on plates, and serve them, but not Mary. She's training for the pie-slice-carrying event at the Santa Royale County Fair.

"Iris, it sounds like Tommy.NEEDS his mother right now. Drop out of the university, get a job, and support Tommy for the rest of your life."

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Wow, this plot hasn't progressed at all! With advice like that, I don't think I'm writing to "Ask Wendy" any time soon.

I love June's drawing, but I miss Joe's plastically perfect Mary. Her look fit her personality more.

And, how can Iris and Mary not realize the solution to Tommy's problems is ... DAWN!!!

Barbara L. Hanson said...

Read the strip aloud, stressing the random bolding. Nonsensical, at best.
Yeah, I prefer Uncle Joe's Mary, too. This prematurely gray chick does