This Week in Milford

January 23, 2011

This Week’s Bucket Special: The Big Frog, Only $4.75

Filed under: Coach Kaz, freak hands, Milford Weirdos, The Bucket — nedryerson @ 2:16 pm


This strip has everything: an awkward high five, a bloody towel, two stupid haircuts (Parker went into the barbershop and asked for a “Gil” and Lini used a can of AquaNet in the locker room to achieve a sports proofed coiffure) , and a Bucket sign painted by Milford’s Webelos Troop.


Hey, remember how we’ve all been wondering what’s been happening with the romance between Parker and Kayla? Oh, that’s right, we haven’t and probably just assumed it wouldn’t be brought up again. Well here’s an update. The days of milkshake sharing may be over. Too bad. They were a cute couple. He has Gil’s haircut and she has a sweater that is, um, unique.

We’ve commented endlessly around here about the bizarre tendency for the faces drawn in profile to lack pupils, but Panel 1 offers a new, even more bizarre variation: pupils that are looking at us even though the faces are actually pointed away from us, invoking yet another malady: Milford Dislocated Eyeballs Syndrome. Meanwhile, the only character in Panel 1 that’s not totally freakish about the eyes (Traceeeeeee, I think) is displaying her love of excessive accessorizing.

Wait, no I remember where I’ve seen Kayla’s top before….Logan’s Run:

No time for nursing split lips, you’ve got runners to catch Sandman!



  1. When did Punky Brewster move to Milford? Is this the episode where she learns about gay people? Just say no Punky!

    Comment by Dieclambakedie — January 23, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

  2. I could have sworn Kayla was wearing a Nutboy sweater (it’s shitty!). Or perhaps a peekaboo panel sweater, so Kayla can show off her mini-boobs lined up like piano keys.

    Comment by Fran Ledue Page — January 23, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

  3. 1/22 panel 2 – who is the girl and who will need stitches? Is she threatening someone or making a medical prognostication?

    These people should wear nametags or clothes with initials like Laverne and Shirley. Better yet, there would be explanatory boxes like the old Dick Tracy [wrist radio] things.

    Comment by dale — January 23, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

  4. I’m still waiting for Leeni to give the basketball team a “queer eye for the Milford guy” makeover.

    Comment by Regina — January 23, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

  5. Regina, Lini’s already working on it with practice uniforms, colors, etc– the guy has a sense of self-parody I have never seen in GT before. Parker accepts him as a teammate, but maybe we should have a pool over how long it will take before Cortez doesn’t. Meanwhile, we can follow this latest engrossing development of the Kayla and Parker show. That IS Kayla, right, with the bizarre panel sweater?

    Comment by vaganova — January 23, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

  6. Webelos?! They’re shitty! Count it!

    Also, 1/22 panel 1 is Flo from the Progressive TV commercials! Count it!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — January 23, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  7. Girl speaking in panel 1, Jan. 22 has an earring that is unattached to her ear. Girl with odd sweater wears white earrings in panel 2, black earrings in panel 3.


    Comment by Richard — January 24, 2011 @ 6:56 am

  8. Is Crayola Kayla the Thundercats ho?

    Comment by Dood — January 24, 2011 @ 7:50 am

  9. #6, Don: Discount it!

    Comment by Dood — January 24, 2011 @ 7:51 am

  10. mini-boobs lined up like piano keys

    Hilarious (and shitty), Fran!

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — January 24, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  11. 4. Regina: I waiting fer that too.. & to include a cardboard codpiece going viral.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — January 24, 2011 @ 9:43 am

  12. Kayla, your next assignment: Get Gil to Carousel. Immediately.

    Comment by Drew Funk — January 24, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  13. “Where can they go and get a really big frog, and a damn fine peach?” –Peter Cook. Well, now we know.

    And this is a small item in the pantheon of annoying GT mistakes, but Kayla appears to have received a neck wedgie between panels 2 and 3. In panel 2, her sweater is high in the back and a bit low in front. In panel 3, it’s low in back and high in front. Wake up, Whigham!

    Comment by jvwalt — January 24, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

  14. Apparently sweater wedgies occur naturally when you have mini piano key boobs. Count it!

    Comment by Milfordian — January 25, 2011 @ 7:55 am

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