This Week in Milford

November 20, 2019

Carol Forsman Is Deep Throat!

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I can understand why Carol Forsman wanted Marjie to meet her at home; she has a history of getting injured in bars.* Also she probably didn’t want to run into Chet Ballard while she was diming on him.

Normally I bristle at exposition strips, but I’m kinda thankful that we didn’t have to see Carol connect all the dots Marjie gave her. The quicker we wrap this stinker of an arc up the better. It’ll be amusing in that schadenfreude way to hear Chet blubber about how he did it all just to hear Charlie call him “Dad” at the custody hearing. He’ll lose his position on the school board and his marriage but hey, he’ll still have that insurance business. As long as he keeps his nose out of Mudlark athletes’ home lives all will be well. Only Gil Thorp and his posse can do that.

Know what else might need a little investigation? How Carol got Steve Luhm to come over to her house and polish those floors. Membership has its privileges.

Oh, I guess there’s that matter of where and what happened to “Blowtop” Chance Macy’s parents. Would it really be so hard to portray some Milford parents as caring and supportive of their children, rather than manipulative, drug-dependent, or living vicariously through them – that is, when they’re present at all? It couldn’t be much harder than showing sports coaches actually, you know, coaching their players.

 

 

*The real-life Carol Forsman has dealt with her share of tragedy, and that’s all I have to say about that. Then again, this could be the Carol Forsman who was married to Rodney Benson which, given Rubin’s proximity to Ann Arbor, is more likely the case.

6 Comments »

  1. If you threw Steve Luhm into this strip, there would be an overload of bespectacled blond(e)s.

    Comment by billytheskink — November 20, 2019 @ 8:56 am

  2. The Thorps traded their kids to the Macy’s for a kid to be named later. That kid was Chance who the Thorps promptly waived. That’s when the grandparents stepped in.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 20, 2019 @ 9:40 am

  3. Boy, Teenchy, this has all the drama of “All The President’s Men” without all the drama. Is Gil another Benjamin Bradlee in real life? And is Chet another H.R. Haldeman?

    Sarcastic? Moi?

    Comment by tdrewhardin — November 20, 2019 @ 12:19 pm

  4. Nice half moon window (or, per internet search, lunette) over Ms. Forsman’s front door. I wonder how many times she’s had reporters show up at her house. I wouldn’t think too often but she seems pretty cool with it.

    Comment by timbuys — November 20, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

  5. Sometimes called a “palladian” window as well, after the 16th century Venetian designer Andrea Palladio. Nice contrast to the prairie windows at the school. I’ve begun to think that the rump plot this summer (Hadley saves kid from board member) may simply have been exposition for this plot, to foreground Chet as insecure, weak, and meddlesome.

    Comment by vaganova — November 20, 2019 @ 1:58 pm

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