This Week in Milford

November 23, 2022

A Springsteen Song Parody Here Would Be Too Easy

Filed under: Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 3:01 pm

Let’s start off today’s post by noting that Gocomics is back up and not completely behind a paywall. I apologize for spreading rumors to that effect; dealing in rumors really is not my thing. As was pointed out in Monday’s comments, there are other places online where you can read Gil Thorp for free. Now let’s move on to today’s strip.

The Orville Redenbacheresque teacher who teaches anthropology and displays fine tackling form has a name, and it’s Turturro. Here I thought it was Luke Martinez Sr. who was giving off the Turturro vibes. How and why he came to be the custodian of old Mudlark football game films remains to be determined. Might have something to do with that anthropology, or maybe he’s the only faculty member who still has a VHS player.

No matter, thanks to Turturro Gil’s gonna do his best Warner Wolf impression and go to the videotape. Why? To watch the 1987 loss to Valley Tech. Will this corroborate Luke Sr’s spiel to Marjie for the Star? Will Gil use the tape to draw up his game plan for this year’s Tech game? There’s no way VT would expect Milford to run a decades-old offensive scheme against a modern defense, is there?



  1. If Gil actually finds something useful in these old game tapes that he can use against Luke, Luke only has himself to blame by running his mouth to whoever would listen about some bug that he’s had up his ass for the last 35 years. Go on with your bad self, Luke, and tell everyone what an ass kickin player you were in high school and how Gil was “scairt” of you, like anyone could give a fuck. What a tool….

    Comment by franku2016 — November 23, 2022 @ 6:36 pm

  2. You want a soundtrack? I got your soundtrack! Now if I could just find a working VHS player….

    Comment by Downpuppy — November 23, 2022 @ 8:13 pm

  3. […] in watching them. I can just see Gil sitting there in a daze with his chin resting in his palms, reviewing these tapes in Mr. Reddenbacher’s, make that Maestro Turturro’s, classroom (aka the MHS memories […]

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