Tuesday, August 23, 2005

What's Up With (Evil) Mary Worth?

With my AOL blog, I had started up a mock comic strip of Mary Worth that I was jokingly calling "What's Up With (Evil) Mary Worth?" For those who don't follow the newspaper funnies, Mary Worth is a small town yenta who is always counseling people. In the past, Mary and her friends have usually been very staid...and boring. Recently, the creators of the strip added a character named "Rita" who is an alcoholic, which put a spin on the story line that has never really existed before. Rita gets drunk, blowsy, smashes things, mouths off, and then gets repentant and begs Mary's understanding and forgiveness. The fact that the cartoon artist would add this dimension got me to thinking about ways he could really push the cartoon "out" and spice things up: Mary Worth as Madame, pimping out her drunk friend.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like some of Mary's evil needs to rub off on Rita. C'mon, Rita, an old fashioned girl like you should know how to move into the oldest profession! Down a jaeger bomb and move on, woman!

"I just adore gin!"


1:00 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Outstanding, WC!

I would love to hear Mary tell a 'john' "twenty in tha' front, fo'ty in the back.."

1:16 PM  
Blogger DC Cookie said...

Did you ever read 'Prince Valiant?' You could do some wonders with that comic too.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WC...you are so naughty! I LOVE it!

4:15 PM  
Blogger ThaiMex1 said...

I can just imagine Rita being the "Grande Dame" of them all!!! Rita should try her new career by becoming comfortable with domination...why, the Johns would love the privilege to clean her house for her and Rita'd earn money while they do the work for her! Low-tech is the way to go...all Rita might need are the twelve-pack boxes of Duracell "D" batteries.

4:34 PM  
Blogger DCSportsChick said...

I love that! Well done!

8:54 PM  

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