This Week in Milford

October 27, 2015

Kids With Problems


I don’t know which panel is the funniest today.

Panel one: Where Alan glibly discusses inflicting (additional) emotional trauma upon adolescents?

Panel two: Where Holly is all about inflicting said trauma? Incidentally, the topic of the ‘reality’ of this reality show has been brought up a few times in comments and elsewhere, so to that point, may I ask if we’ve seen any other staff on this show?

Panel three: Where True, fresh off of his victorious campaign to overturn the corrupt collegiate recruiting system,* is being introduced to the show in an interview format I guess? Gil has taught True well in the art of passive-aggressive dickish responses to media questions.

* Wait, didn’t all of the kids commit to major D-I programs which implies that they almost certainly were offered, and likely accepted, nominally improper inducements? Also, weren’t they broadcasting all of this via social media at the same time True was denouncing the hype?



  1. Alan’s call for troublemaking on a massive scale reminds me of this storyline’s original conundrum: How in hell did this ever pass muster with the school board?

    And expecting drama, conflict, or kids with problems from True seems like the wrong move, unless Holly is using him to get to the far more interesting Boo Radley. Now, there’s a character made for reality TV.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 27, 2015 @ 9:25 am

  2. Alan: “We need love, drama, conflict, humor. And kids with problems.”
    Holly: “Kids with problems? This is a high school. We just need to make sure there’s batteries in the camera – for a change!”
    Alan: “That could have happened to anybody.”
    Holly: “Also, wouldn’t a real network have checked on all this before they green-lighted the project?”
    Alan: “That’s their problem. Besides, I know where to find more laughs.”
    Holly: “From the excruciatingly un-funny Dory?”
    Alan: “Exactly! As for the rest of it, we’ll stick the camera in True Standish’s face and hope for a miracle!”
    Holly: “Yeah, it’s not like he has some hovering, obsessive dad who’ll call in Seal Team Six if you get close to his kid.”

    Comment by Philip — October 27, 2015 @ 10:02 am

  3. Bittmayne definitely pronounces “drama” like Carl Spackler pronounces “Lama”. I wonder where he plans to get more laughs, though…

    Comment by billytheskink — October 27, 2015 @ 11:41 am

  4. Panel 2 captures the Beckettian absurdist fiction this story arc has become. “Can you find the rest of it?” “I know just where to look.”

    Sweet Jebus, that’s riveting dialog. We are all truly Waiting for go-Ducey.

    Comment by g2design — October 27, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

  5. That whole skit was gold, Billy. Gold, I tell ya.

    Comment by timbuys — October 27, 2015 @ 3:37 pm

  6. Is it wrong to be turned on by Holly’s back cleavage in panel 2??? Yes, I need help.

    Comment by Carl — October 27, 2015 @ 8:33 pm

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