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Metapost: Two quick tributes to Aldomania

Say, have you ever wanted to watch Aldo stalk Mary Worth to the wacky tune of that music from Benny Hill? Thanks to YouTube, now you can!

And say, have you ever wondered what it would be like if Mary had her own blog, which she updated in between bouts of meddling? Well now, thanks to Blogger, you no longer need to wonder!

This is all starting to freak me out just a little bit.

46 responses to “Metapost: Two quick tributes to Aldomania”

  1. The Paradox
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:37 pm [Reply]

    That’s “Yacketty Sax” by Boots Randolph.

    You’re welcome.


  2. april glaspie
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:44 pm [Reply]

    I’d been thinking that the fashions sported by Tommie and Mary Worth the last few days were about as bilious and nauseating as any shade of green could get. Then I saw Sergio Garcia’s shirt in the opening round of the PGA. This is starting to feel like some sort of conspiracy.

  3. Josh
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:45 pm [Reply]

    That video has truly made my day.

  4. Woodstock
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:46 pm [Reply]

    Now if we can just get Aldo’s blog, we can solve the kidnapping before he drugs Mary, throws her in the trunk and keeps her prisoner in the basement. Maybe I don’t want Aldo’s stalking to be solved after all.

  5. Jeff
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:50 pm [Reply]

    Most excellent – thanks for pointing it out!

  6. Meridith
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:53 pm [Reply]

    Before I ever came on this blog I didn’t give MW a second thought, now I find myself the happiest girl in the world because I just watched Mary Worth being chased to the strains of “Yakkety Sax.”

    Oh, how I have fallen. For Shame.

  7. Derelict
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:55 pm [Reply]

    MW has been around longer than I’ve been alive. Nice to see that SOMEONE is finally getting some productive mileage out of that strip. That animation is the best use I’ve seen for MW since Mad Magazine did their “How The Comics End” series back in the ’60s.

  8. Johnny
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:56 pm [Reply]

    Wow, that video is brilliant. Nice attention to detail, utilizing all the different poses/facial expressions of Mr. Kelrast.

    Why is this a “metapost”? I’ve always been baffled “metaposts” like this — the post isn’t about The Comics Curmudgeon, so I don’t understand what’s “meta.” It’s just some good-hearted wild and wacky stuff from the vast Mary Worth fan universe. Despite not including any strips, I think it deserves to be deemed a full-fledged “post.” [shedding a single tear]

  9. Justin
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:56 pm [Reply]

    Seriously. Thank the Lords of Irony, for they in their graciousness have allowed us to enjoy the wonder that is Mary Worth. She brightens my day and haunts my quiet moments.

  10. Johnny
    August 18th, 2006 at 1:57 pm [Reply]

    That is to say, “baffled BY ‘metaposts’…”

  11. FleaBailey
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:03 pm [Reply]

    I must admit, today’s MW [Aldo: "Your lips (well, he says 'words' but we know what he means) may say 'no, no' but there's 'yes, yes' in your eyes"] is just fabulous. Strip has finally gone around the bend from lunatic to campy, and I, for one, am rooting for Mr. Kelrast.

  12. Aaron
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:12 pm [Reply]

    When is Aldo going to get his own, self-titled strip? I think his sad lonely life and dangerous obsession with Mary Worth would make a great syndicated feature. The tone would be just like those Garfield cartoons that fans created by taking out Garfield’s dialogue to emphasize the disturbed and lonely isolation of Jon….but without the jokes about spiders or Mondays.

  13. Ned Ryerson
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:21 pm [Reply]

    I tried my hand at a gag Mary Worth. This is harder than it looks.

    Mary Worth my way

  14. Wha?
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:22 pm [Reply]

    Ohh! Cool! Mary has a blog. Let’s just hope it doesn’t deteriorate into stupidity like April’s “Real” Blog has.

  15. Dub Not Dubya
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:29 pm [Reply]

    13 Ned, that was awesome! As were the features that Josh linked. Who knew anyone could get such joy from Mary Worth as I currently am? (Gad, that sounded like something she would say!)

  16. Freezer
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:31 pm [Reply]

    And yet, that animation still shows better grasp of perspective than your average Mark Trail strip…

  17. Rook
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:35 pm [Reply]

    It seems strange that the only things I’ve ever seen with that music in the background have been parodies. Well, no, actually it doesn’t seem strange at all.

    But it does seem hilarious…

  18. Brian Schlosser
    August 18th, 2006 at 2:37 pm [Reply]

    # 12: Like these?

  19. lushj
    August 18th, 2006 at 3:32 pm [Reply]


  20. Marc
    August 18th, 2006 at 3:36 pm [Reply]


    I love this!!! And who is in charge of the Mary blog?

  21. Angie
    August 18th, 2006 at 3:36 pm [Reply]

    Hey Josh, did you see that you—and the YouTube Aldo video—got a mention over at Editor and Publisher?

  22. cuccubear
    August 18th, 2006 at 3:53 pm [Reply]

    Who the hell is ALDO KELRAST? Where the devil did he come from? If I may be so bold, I offer these anagrams which might give us a clue:

    “Dollar Steak” – maybe his plans for the hot date with MW?
    “Real Old Task” – a cry for help form the story editor?
    “Steal Lard, Ok?” – a subversive message to the unwitting fried food eater?
    “Last Elk Road” – a comment on endagered species?
    “Sold Rat Lake” – declaration of his dubious wealth?

  23. g.
    August 18th, 2006 at 4:20 pm [Reply]

    my GOD, u people have too much time on your hands… !

  24. mooselet
    August 18th, 2006 at 5:20 pm [Reply]

    Oh jeez, that was hilarious! You’ve made my morning. Of course I’m going to have that image in my head all day, but it was so worth it.

  25. Mooncity
    August 18th, 2006 at 5:41 pm [Reply]

    God, that video is brilliant! “Yakety Sax” fits it perfectly, too!

  26. Marion Delgado
    August 18th, 2006 at 6:06 pm [Reply]


  27. Impetua
    August 18th, 2006 at 6:14 pm [Reply]

    I laughed out loud at the video. And Mary Worth’s blog. But I will need many, many holes drilled into my skull to release the image of her conservatively cut underpants being uncomfortably damp.

  28. Vince M.
    August 18th, 2006 at 6:35 pm [Reply]

    7 – My favorite: I saw a Sunday installment of ‘Li’l Abner’ printed in a book where a long-suffering comic strip artist uses his mother-in-law as the model for his ‘Mary Worm’. To give himself a break he sends her off on a vacation, and she hauls off to Dogpatch to meddle in Abner and Daisy Mae’s marriage. Wish I could see where they went with it.

    13 – AAUGH! That was hilarious! Nasty, but hilarious.

  29. brendan
    August 18th, 2006 at 7:03 pm [Reply]

    the mary worth blog is run by some of the foobiverse posters.
    And they link to Howard Kelpfroth’s blog too. And April Patterson’s real blog. It’s really good stuff, all of it!

    Foobiverse and its associates is amazing, a must visit for any FBFW critic.

  30. Opus
    August 18th, 2006 at 7:08 pm [Reply]

    This is pretty great. I was wishing for more “Is Mary Worth Stalking” news (and thanks to the commenters in a previous thread who provided some) and now, on my birthday, I get a triple hit. Fab. Not only that, but as FleaBailey points out, Aldo’s last comment is pure camp. What’s not to love?

    (Answer: Josh’s musings about Mary and mustaches. GAH. Must find bleach to rinse out brain.)

  31. JMRC
    August 18th, 2006 at 8:07 pm [Reply]

    I watched it TWICE! Twice man…! Gotta find scissors and run with them.

  32. Key Lime Pie
    August 18th, 2006 at 9:31 pm [Reply]

    Aldo (Dinty Moore-esque in his plaid polo shirt) appears to be seated somewhere early-on in the evolutionary succession of pioneer date rapers.

  33. mumbles
    August 18th, 2006 at 9:39 pm [Reply]

    Outstanding. I snarfed when Aldo appeared from the tree.

  34. Sarah
    August 18th, 2006 at 9:43 pm [Reply]

    That is the most hilarious thing I have ever seen from youtube. Someone must have a lot of time on their hands.

    How did you stumble across it, Mr. Josh?

  35. Anonymous
    August 18th, 2006 at 9:49 pm [Reply]

    I remember song lyrics from long ago, – Your lips tell me “no, no,” but here’s “yes, yes” in your eyes. -
    But that was before all the young Aldos should have learned No means No!

  36. Richard Onley
    August 18th, 2006 at 10:54 pm [Reply]

    And when Dr. Do-Good returns, I’m greatly looking forward to the sequel, when Mary karaokes “My Boyfriend’s Back” . . .

  37. Mibbitmaker
    August 18th, 2006 at 11:29 pm [Reply]

    Of course, great YouTube bit. Only thing missing is somebody patting the bald head of a short, old guy. Maybe the gent sitting on the park bench.

    Actually, I’d love to see the same footage using the “Capt. Kangaroo” theme music. Not sure why, just goes well with it.

  38. rich
    August 19th, 2006 at 3:25 am [Reply]

    13, Ned: That’s really good! Nice ending.

    I also loved the video, and Mary’s blog!

    Who could possibly be unhappy to be married to a Robert Keeshan look-alike? Such a woman would have to insane.

  39. MadMup
    August 19th, 2006 at 7:39 am [Reply]

    That just might be about the best dang thing I’ve ever seen.

  40. AppleGirl
    August 19th, 2006 at 10:21 am [Reply]

    Who’d have guessed that the comic for the new millenium would turn out to be… Mary Worth?

  41. brendan
    August 19th, 2006 at 12:42 pm [Reply]

    every time I watch that video, I laugh even more.

  42. kingklash
    August 19th, 2006 at 2:08 pm [Reply]

    The only way it could be improved is if it followed the premise to the logical end of a whole crowd of people chasing Mary around. Maybe Dagwood, Mark Trail, Dick Tracy, The Phantom, Margo in her Double Snakebite Finger-Quotin’ stance, and others. Except the guys from Rex Morgan. They only stalk each other.

  43. bonnach
    August 19th, 2006 at 8:44 pm [Reply]

    What’s even more weird is that this video is suggested after the MW one. Stalkers abound!

  44. Tracker
    August 20th, 2006 at 1:12 pm [Reply]

    This was created over at Forumopolis:

    We’re big Aldo fans.

  45. jailbird
    August 26th, 2006 at 11:23 am [Reply]

    I watch that video of Aldo stalking Mary often because sometimes one just needs a good laugh. One thing that I think may add something to it is if a laugh-track was added, like in Benny Hill. Someone get on that! Chop chop!

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