This Week in Milford

December 1, 2008

When all else fails, just make poo jokes.

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon, Mimi Thorp — jasbeattie @ 1:10 pm


“A beer, at home? On a weeknight?”

Oh, at-home alcoholic Gil, you’ve dragged Mimi down with you now, haven’t you? Though the fact you’re still talking about the Wing-T while she shoves a bottle in her cleavage to attempt to seduce you is kinda sad. Apparently she left the windows open at night so that snoopy, voyeuristic neighbors could watch.

Meanwhile the four stooges who comprise WHCC-TV have their usual meeting in which they all cram into one end of their ginormous table in their fancy triangle boardroom. While they may be concerned about upcoming changes in Marty Moon’s Prep Spotlight show, rest assured their most popular show, (running 23.5 hours a day) “Flaming Stick of Poo!” is still a relative ratings smash. Relative to Moon’s show of course.

The top secret in the third panel: The rights to “Flaming Stick of Poo!” have just been purchased by the Fox News Channel!


  1. That’s not beer. That’s worcestershire sauce.

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — December 1, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  2. Don, I think they’re drinking ketchup.

    It’s kinda disturbing that Mimi has to get drunk in order to make Gil seem interesting.

    Billy Dee Williams is morphing into a Dick Tracy villain in panel three.

    Comment by Regina — December 1, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

  3. When Marty finds out about the evil four’s diabolical plan, he’ll be over a Gil’s for some drunken hijinks…maybe even a threesome…ugh…forget I even thought, let alone typed it.

    Comment by Regina — December 1, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

  4. And not just any beer, a TALKING beer! That Mimi — a basic vibrator would be good enough for anyone else.

    Comment by Elmo — December 1, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

  5. Telling someone to “keep this quiet” in Milford is the surest way to mass publicity. You might as well rent a billboard.

    Just look at what happened when Gil benched Sackodog: he couldn’t explain the move because of confidentiality rules. And within two days, everybody in town knew about it. How long before somebody tells Marty that his replacement — a mopey high school student with a bad ticker — is having secret auditions?

    Comment by johnw — December 1, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

  6. I’d just like to point out that Billy Dee Williams was cast as Harvey Dent in the original, Tim Burton Batman. Although he was replaced by Joel Schumaker (no I’m not gonna bother looking up the proper spelling of that hack’s name) in Batman Forever, clearly he is still clinging to the role in Panel Three. Be sure to keep him away from beakors of acid!

    Comment by Lomion — December 1, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

  7. Marty, in a simultaneous bid for revenge and publicity, will hide behind his desk and jump out at Ponczak during taping, causing the kid to keel over from a heart attack.

    Comment by Scott de B. — December 1, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  8. #6 — I was thinking exactly the same thing.

    Also, I’d like to add that, since the Burton movie, I’ve always wanted to see how Billy Dee Williams would have looked like as Two Face. Rod Whigham, you’re making all my dreams come true!

    Comment by El Santo — December 1, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

  9. I didn’t know Sally Forth worked at WHCC-TV! She can’t fool me – I’d recognize that hairstyle and that foofy bowtie-blouse-thing anywhere.

    Comment by jules — December 1, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

  10. Correction – WHCC = Wireless Home Cellar Channel.

    Lol the excremental refs, JB; so appropriate.

    What the neighbors saw but not the readers – is Mimi has a way to open the bottles in a way that a man cannot. And when Marty shows up she’ll show him how she can blow out a candle. Those heavy work-outs are good for something after all. Hey that reminds me… what ever happened to their kids? Incarceration perhaps or they emancipated themselves and went to live with relatives.

    Comment by SemperFi4evr — December 1, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

  11. Admit it, people. You all miss Frank McLaughlin.

    Comment by mr. beautiful — December 1, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

  12. nice sweater, Gil

    Comment by gwilo — December 1, 2008 @ 4:38 pm

  13. The WHCC brain trust from left to right: Sally Forth, Roz Chast, the night manager of the A&P, Billy Dee.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — December 1, 2008 @ 6:13 pm

  14. #11 (mr. beautiful)–I’m still missing Jack Berrill.

    12-2–So, the Valley Tech coach is spending valuable practice time trying to defend against the wing-T in case Gil uses it for one game. This storyline is getting stupider and stupider.

    Comment by Doug Puthoff — December 1, 2008 @ 6:32 pm

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