This Week in Milford

June 8, 2016

Send In The Clowns

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Mimi Thorp, Pissy faced Gil — timbuys @ 6:23 am


Gil is right to be confused and indignant that he’s getting a call at this late hour. What, exactly, is he supposed to do in this scenario anyway?



  1. Is Dobie Gillis also calling Gil? Call
    Marty too so he can join the pile up.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 8, 2016 @ 6:30 am

  2. Enter Chief Lind, by phone. In a change of pace, there’s been a brief fast forward. With all that’s going on, let’s not overlook that the Thorps’ home ringtone is that of the naval “general quarters” alarm.

    Comment by vaganova — June 8, 2016 @ 6:55 am

  3. Maynard G. Krebs saying “police” without mugging for the camera? Not buying it.

    Mimi may be wondering who would be calling this late, but Gil is standing beside the phone like he was expecting it to ring.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 8, 2016 @ 7:07 am

  4. Now look. It’s a Jeep. We know it’s a Jeep because Boo name-checked it when she first got it. There is no doubt that today we are looking at a Jeep, a slightly mangled Jeep but a Jeep nonetheless. There’s also no doubt that the Jeep brand is the iconic 7-slat grille. C’mon, we talked about this a long time ago.

    6 slats to 7 (briefly) and today it’s back to 8? The life of a poor innocent girl hangs in the balance; we don’t have time for these petty distractions.

    Comment by g2design — June 8, 2016 @ 8:20 am

  5. With that ringtone I expect Gil to pick up and hear “We’re so sorry, Uncle Albert…”

    Comment by teenchy — June 8, 2016 @ 8:37 am

  6. Gil’s left wrist appears to be between us and the phone. Laws of perspective imply that the portable phone is longer than his forearm. Maybe it’s that thing Michael Douglas used in the first “Wall Street” movie.
    Rubin has actually been surprisingly adept at managing the suspense. First, we wondered whether Del would hit Boo or True. Then we wondered about the extent of Boo’s injuries. After it appeared she was basically unhurt, he brought in what the accident report will call Vehicle #3, and now we’re left to guess once more what has become of her. Will he resolve it tomorrow, or leave us with a cliffhanger over the weekend?

    Comment by Philip — June 8, 2016 @ 10:52 am

  7. I think we’ll have some news tomorrow, including the identity of Driver 3 (unless it is a random stranger) but that there will be a cliffhanger of some sort by Saturday. I say there’s been a passage of time here because the call is presumably from the police or the hospital. The police would be on the scene assisting and investigating, and would have called the coaches only when they had time and only after parents. In other words, by panel 3 the picture is pretty clear though Whigrub has not told US yet.

    Comment by vaganova — June 8, 2016 @ 11:37 am

  8. Our family has a cat with a very similar goatee to the caller in panel 2. The cat’s name, of course, is Krebs.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — June 8, 2016 @ 11:55 am

  9. My God get the National Guard out there! This must be the first accident they have ever had in Milford. Looks like some crisis management training is in need here.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — June 8, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

  10. You forgot the Coast Guard, Bobby Joe. That would further show that Bob Denver appreciates the gravity of the situation.

    Comment by vaganova — June 8, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

  11. I’ve seen some crazy accidents, but don’t get how boo’s car ends up in position to get hit in the exact same spot by the pick-up. Maybe a physics professor could explain it.

    Comment by John A McNamara — June 8, 2016 @ 7:05 pm

  12. Love the Uncle Albert joke, teenchy.

    We haven’t done a bloody thing all day….

    Comment by nedryerson — June 8, 2016 @ 7:21 pm

  13. That phone must be at least 2 feet long :)

    Comment by Comic Paywall — June 9, 2016 @ 5:03 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: