This Week in Milford

September 19, 2017

No More Awkward Middle Panel Extreme Close Ups For Mike Anytime Soon

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, general nonsense, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 9:49 am


We don’t have a tag for it but, jeeze, that is a hell of a mug on Mike. I recognize it’s hard to draw differentiated characters absent giving them wildly varying hairstyles – befitting the spirit of youthful experiemntation – but I’m not sure just what the heck Whigham is going for here.


  1. Is that a kid talking in P2 or a ventriloquist dummy to be used in the talent show?

    Comment by franku2016 — September 19, 2017 @ 10:10 am

  2. P4: “oops…just forget about the friend part… i just remembered that you probably don’t have any other than those two strokes who were on the football field with you a few weeks ago”

    Comment by franku2016 — September 19, 2017 @ 10:12 am

  3. Everybody in the strip except Gil has the same blob end nose. The size and shape varies a bit from panel to panel – Pelwecki’s is sharp in P1 & bulbous in 3 – although not usually as much as Fillion’s huge P2 honker.

    Anyhow, if you’re calling someone Fillion, why not go ahead & draw a young Nathan Fillion?

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — September 19, 2017 @ 10:13 am

  4. P2: “Yeah, yeah, The Postman says ya oughta make your presence known and help a teammate out and show up at the Elk’s Club and watch him do his thingamabob. Ya gonna be a Levine priest and walk on the other side of the pavement? Leave him hangin’, Sluggo? C,mon, it’s only a buck fifty. It won’t dent your friggin’ allowance. He may have learned the guitar from a See ‘n’ Play, but I’d like ta see you Sluggos do better. YOU CAN’T, horse meat. BTW, Moose, was there a short in your blow dryer this morning?”
    “SHUT UP, FATS!!!!!!!!”
    “Why don’t YOU suck the life out of a plastic ketchup bottle, Sluggo?”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — September 19, 2017 @ 11:32 am

  5. Last week, Gil thought it was “Filion”. Now it’s “Fillion”. I suppose by the Valley Tech game, it’ll be “Filllllllllion”.
    Does anyone still hire copy editors?

    Comment by Philip — September 19, 2017 @ 11:39 am

  6. At this point, I’d prefer an untrained dog act. “C’mon, Oscar! Fetch the stick! C’mon, boy! …Awww, don’t pee on the nice lady’s leg!”

    Nice hair on Anonymous Black Dude in panel 1. Well, it’s either hair or a dead woodchuck.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 19, 2017 @ 11:41 am

  7. Since his introduction, Mike Filllion has thus far appeared every day. And he seems to be exhorting his teammates without the Hooray Henry excesses of one of his predecessors, the quarterback True Standish largely displaced. In other words the kid may be ok. But Kevin Palooka is reduced to a skeptical onlooker? Jeeze, the summer plot began with Walter Camp Burns coaching Palooka (just as last season began with her trying to prep him for a different position.) Reminder: there is a long history in football of individual players being used largely as decoys.

    Oh, Philip: no, nobody hires covfefe editors any more. We’re too expensive.

    Comment by vaganova — September 19, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

  8. More rah rah! sis boom bah from the Milford ham n eggers. Why don’t they just do their own thing and go 0-9. Ham n eggers is obvious reference to the recently deceased Bobby Heenan. When rasslin’ was rasslin’!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 19, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

  9. “Ham ‘n egger” is a wonderful term denoting the second rate journeyman such as the one Rocky Balboa denied he was. Trying to connect it with another venerable term, “the rubber chicken circuit.”

    Comment by Vaganova — September 19, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

  10. I put Mike Fillion firmly in the category of “enhancement talent,” which is the modern-day term for “ham ‘n egger.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 19, 2017 @ 9:13 pm

  11. […] Andre! Here he is as part of the crowd and here is where we confirm his name. We also see him here being kind of a jerk about supporting Little Ricky’s fledgling singing career. Way to go, Andre! That can-do […]

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  12. […] is this imposter claiming to be Mike Filion, anyway? Whigham needs to find a model for Filion and stick with it.  […]

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