This Week in Milford

July 13, 2019

Guess Who’s Thorping to Dinner


I kept wanting to drop the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner reference in the past but I was really trying to shoehorn it into a plot. This week probably has been the most appropriate time to do it to date, what with Ed Asner V. Baxendale putting potential son-in-law Jaquan through the wringer. Granted Ed’s wringer is as dated as the one grandma had on the washing machine on her back porch, but having gotten a hand stuck in one of those once I can attest that they can do some damage.

Speaking of damage, check out Hadley going all Malory Archer on that glass of wine at Ricozzi’s. Girl’s got some pent-up hostility working there. Don’t check her out as much as Mimi’s checking out Jaquan, though. That would be awkward. Hadley manages to steer the chat toward something Gil’s more comfortable with… sportsball. Here comes the pivot to the tale of Tiki Jansen – the one we’ve all sussed out will be about Hadley doin’ some fierce lawyerin’ to get the Jansens into Trey Davis’ house, open a satellite office of her firm in Milford, and convince the Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans Charlotte Hornets team Jaquan plays for to move there as well.

Summer’s in full swing here. Break out your beverage of choice, sit back, relax and see how this all falls out.

Added the Ricozzi’s Pizza tag, will apply it retroactively as time permits.


  1. Magic mushrooms on your mushroom pizza, eh Mimi? In Panel 1 she’s sure tripping on some vision to the left, and is way out of the circle of table talk.

    I’m guessing she’s hallucinating a conga line of little purple elves coming out of the kitchen, chanting, dancing, and with clocks in their bellies. Don’t ask me why.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — July 13, 2019 @ 3:56 pm

  2. Nancy update: They have 5! After 3 months, we may get a game!
    Also, too : Some good articles out about how playing one sport 12 moths a year – especially on that involves jumping on wooden floors – is wrecking kids legs.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — July 13, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

  3. It’s nice they can all go to a Tank Town trough and not be hounded by autograph seekers. I remember an episode of My Three Sons where Chip won a date with Hollywood babe Nan Summers. Her publicity agent was always lurking. They went to a restaurant and he’d be incognito but was telling patrons, “ Hey! Isn’t that Nan Summers?! “ Poor Chip couldn’t make any time with his girl. So where’s Trey Davis saying, “Hey! Isn’t that Jaquan Robinson of the Washington Generals?!” Who’s he? I guess no one cares.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 13, 2019 @ 4:59 pm

  4. Thanks for sharing, Downpuppy. I was planning to post the same article as it is a recurrent topic on this site.

    Comment by timbuys — July 13, 2019 @ 5:27 pm

  5. HvB is such a boozer with the red wine, she can’t even hold a conversation without doing a boozer ventriloquist trick by drinking king and talking at the same time and gee, that Ed sure is a mean old prick… that’s why gil is sayin that yeah, JQ, it’s none of my biz, but it’s gonna be a tough go with him

    Comment by franku2016 — July 13, 2019 @ 6:10 pm

  6. Jive Turkey, your observation is a fair one. Many moons ago at my church, one of our members had a grandson who played on University of Kentucky’s team and was in attendance for the church service. Since Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky were only 10 miles apart from each other, E-ville had a huge chunk of UK fans among the still overwhelming Indiana University base.
    And after church service was over, of course, people came up to him wanting his autograph. And I couldn’t blame them to a certain degree, it’s only human. I still sense a bit of danger in all that because, given the nature of church, the mission is to save souls. A bit hard to do when you’re trying to witness to the same person to whom you’re shoving a pen because you want his or her John Henry.
    By no means does that only apply to Kentucky, an outstanding basketball program with a lot of tradition. Unfortunately, if the dude went to IU or Purdue, as examples, he’d be confronted with the same problem. And you’d think if he or she would be low-key during the sermon, people might not notice. But you saw what happened.
    I’d say that if you claim the name of Jesus Christ and go to church, as long as you are rooted in the Bible and make every attempt to let him or her know Jesus loves him or her, speaking as a Christian, there’s nothing wrong with asking for the obvious later in the show. I don’t think God would want us to be left empty-handed if we’re promoting Him as long as we are indeed AWARE OF THE DANGER THEREOF. Enough said.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — July 13, 2019 @ 6:59 pm

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