Archive: Mary Worth

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Gil Thorp, 10/4/22

Oh, isn’t that nice, the Thorps are being hosted by Kaz and his girlfriend [record scratch] Rachel????? Huge news! Kaz had been dating Kelly since at least 2007 and the two of them were still doing Christmas cards together in 2020. But they were always something of a mismatched pair, what with Kelly’s highbrow interest in indie music and foreign cinema. Maybe that’s what drove them apart, or maybe the pandemic finally finished what the internet started and Kelly had to close down her travel agency and flee town to escape her creditors. But obviously a hunk like Kaz isn’t going to stay single for long, and he and Rachel really got to spend a lot of time “sheltering in place” during the quarantine [wink wink wink].

Mary Worth, 10/4/22

Oh wow it turns out Zak’s favorite childhood dish was actually prepared for him not by his family but by his babysitter? Who maybe, it turns out, was the one who really raised him? This probably won’t be discovered to have anything to do with his taste in significantly older romantic partners, at all!

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Mary Worth, 10/3/22

Ahh, after a little stalling, it’s a new Mary Worth plot, and it looks like we’re finally going to see the magic that makes the unstoppable Iris-Zak love story work. So far we have “Iris hangs on Zak’s every word and lavishes him with attention to try to make him happy” and “Zak has whole conversation with Iris that he just forgets, probably because it’s more efficient to use that brain space for coming up with new apps.” Sounds promising!

Dennis the Menace, 10/3/22

Dennis’s blank, uncomprehending look, combined with Alice’s sly smile, has completely upended the meaning of Dennis the Menace for me: it’s actually a Munchausen syndrome by proxy situation, but for menacing. Who do you think is carefully feeding Dennis all those rude things he “accidentally” blurts out in front of the party guests? Truly chilling stuff.

Dick Tracy, 10/3/22

This lady at the bar is all of us. She just wants to see something unbelievable, or at least interesting, but instead she gets caught up in an internecine feud between mutant criminal lowlife types. This is why more and more people are abandoning the bar scene for dating apps!

Slylock Fox, 10/3/22

We’ve seen this mystery before, but the text has gotten a substantial upgrade: instead of pretending to eat boring old beef broth, Count Weirdly is eating a piping hot bowl of cream of mushroom soup, which I think we can all agree is much funnier. I’m tempted to go commit some crimes just so I can say to the cops “But officers! I couldn’t possibly have done any of that, because I’ve been here all this time, eating this bowl of delicious cream of mushroom soup!” I would probably end up spending years in prison, but it would be worth it.

Gil Thorp, 10/3/22

Wait, I’m sorry, Coach Kaz’s dojo is a penthouse apartment? We always knew that high school sports were the backbone of Milford’s self-image, but I don’t think we quite understood how well even the assistant coaches were paid. Anyway, Keri, watch out for that bowl of green stuff, it’s mostly pork.

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Judge Parker, 10/1/22

Look, Sam is being yanked out of years of tedious domestic drama and thrown back into his derring-do role kind of abruptly, so I respect that he’s resisting it a little bit. Like, what if there isn’t any mystery to solve and he doesn’t actually have to do any work? Maybe the kid did do it! We don’t know! What reason do the cops have to lie about it? Other than the fact that the tough-on-crime judge whose family just got killed apparently considers police corruption to be a crime? Probably they’re not mad about that! Seems like Sam should just go back to Steve and tell him “the kid did it, actually” and then tap out. Maybe the crooked cops or the meth gangs will end up killing Steve, but, let’s be real, Sam didn’t really seem that thrilled to see him in the first place, now did he?

Mary Worth, 10/1/22

“Yes, Mary, don’t minimize your impact! Like, remember when you told my daughter’s distraught best friend that she should change the past just by altering her memory of it? That was real fucked up! If I had done something that harmful, I would have my license revoked. But there’s no license for what you are, and that’s terrifying.