This Week in Milford

September 24, 2015

Gil’s Got His Old Flame Coaching for Free? Impressive.

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, football, freak hands, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:11 am


Uh-huh. Now we’re expected to believe Holly’s got these mad O-line coaching skills. Of course she’s had time to develop them since “Room 4 Rent” got cancelled sometime during the first Bush administration. (I wonder if #66’s foot problems stem from the fact that one of his shoulders is six inches lower than the other?) Steve Boone doesn’t care: he’s imagining his own version of Trading Places in which Holly stays in Milford and he goes back to Hollywood to star in a reboot of The Fugitive.

I can’t wait to hear about more of Holly’s surprises. Maybe one of them will involve a missing Thorp child.



  1. “She’s always been full of surprises. Why, I remember one day after school she called me into her classroom, and there was a trampoline and a Costco tub of Vaseline and a case of Jack D. I couldn’t walk straight for a month after that.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 24, 2015 @ 5:47 am

  2. “One of my legs is shorter than the other and both my feets’ too long…”

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 24, 2015 @ 7:16 am

  3. I hear they call #66 “Eileen”.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 24, 2015 @ 7:33 am

  4. It might be time for another round of scoliosis screenings at Mfnrd High!

    Comment by nedryerson — September 24, 2015 @ 7:50 am

  5. I love subtle jokes. Good one on “The Fugitive”, Steve wouldn’t even need any wardrobe or CGI to take on the role!

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 24, 2015 @ 8:28 am

  6. Hooray! Gil found someone else to do his coaching for him again! Back to normal!

    Comment by Philip — September 24, 2015 @ 8:42 am

  7. If this plot continues to the holidays — and a certain Diet Coke-box bikini wearing woman were to return — why, we could have a Holly, Molly Christmas this year.

    Comment by Dood — September 24, 2015 @ 9:24 am

  8. Boo will soon put Holly in her place, won’t she?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 24, 2015 @ 10:27 am

  9. Thank you, Jive Turkey, for bringing up Boo Radley. I was becoming convinced she was in the same storage locker as the Thorp kids. With all the fanfare her introduction involved, she cannot have been placed in Mfnrd just to field True’s calls from camp. Secretly hoping she does something salacious on camera which leads to Holly Wood’s show getting canceled and our getting back to football and kids.

    But I would settle for the revelation that this story is an analog to the Body Snatchers, and that the super, the board, and Dr Pearl will be shown to be smilingly cooperating with a band of invaders set on absorbing Mfnrd into some nefarious collective. Few other things could explain this preposterous “reality show” plot.

    Comment by vaganova — September 24, 2015 @ 1:19 pm

  10. With Gil’s dialog, panel #3 could have been tremendous, really, if only the jersey number was 69.

    Comment by g2design — September 25, 2015 @ 12:31 pm

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