The Central Park Troll has vastly underestimated the super powers of The Meddler.
Good Call by Schmoopie yesterday predicting the Central Park Troll's slacks. The farm is saved.
Today's Full Strip
Is that shoulder bag Velcroed to Mary's side? Although she's falling forward, that bag is not dangling. We're apparently in an alternate universe time as well, since the trees are in full green leaf.
Unless Mary is packing heat -- we can only hope! -- she had better not fight back. He appears to have a black belt.
Kudos to the Troll for finally knocking that smug expression off Mary's face after all these decades!!
I have been waiting for this moment since... forever. In the first panel, I thought Mary was being mugged by Ellen DeGeneres. In the second panel, we can see that the culprit is merely a well-dressed pig-nosed man in a leisure suit... big difference and I regret jumping to conclusions.
Moy didn't tell us that Mary was wired to explode, although that is clearly what is happening on her back. The "troll" may have bravely saved the many lives which would have been lost had Mary detonated n a more public area. Do you think it was DOSC who wired her? She seemed mighty happy to send an old lady to walk alone in Central Park.
Maybe the trollkin isn't after Mary's purse or something more sinister. Perhaps he will kidnap her and subject her to forced meddling.MEDDLE, MEDDLE, PRY, PRY, PRY... How do you like it when it's done to you, Smuggy?!
I've been wanting to do that for years.
You mean a "Troll in Central Park?" XD to be honest as dull as Mary Worth is it's way more entertaining than that movie.
"Mary doesn't notice when..." ... she's shoved violently to the ground. Ummmm, I think she noticed.
Today's secret message :)
If I'm ever mugged, I hope that my mugger will use jazz hands to push me.
Now we're talking! The troll reminds me of a character out of the creepy comics of the 1970s, part Mad Magazine, part Chick Christian tracts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_tract
And then John C. Reilly says to her, "See that? We call that concrete. Not cement.""jazz hands" lol!- Waldorf Klink
I'm thinking Schmoopie should pick my Power Ball numbers or something. Good call, you nailed it! I recently read about a woman who was walking in Central Park, pushing her baby in a stroller. The bad guy jumped out and tipped over the stroller. The angry mama (in full-on Mama Grizzly Bear mode, I'm quite sure!) beat the stuffings out of him with a metal bicycle pump she carried. The guy even apologized to her while running away. Mary should have brought a bicycle pump in her bag!
YOUR TAZER, MARY! PULL YOUR TAZER!
C'mon--we've all wanted to give Mary a shove at one time or another.Other important questions:--Can you get Mom jeans like those at Lord and Taylor?--Is this a 'shoving' or a 'mugging'--Will Mary refer the lad to Hope Haven?--Will Dr. Jeff return to perform Mary's hip surgery, or will Mary be life-flighted to Vietnam?--Will we be subjected to a 6 month 'plot' of med-lees' being forced to come to Mary's bedside as she convalesces in order to receive their proper meddling?
The Troll reminds me of those grotesque Irish caricatures of old. Why did he not just grab her purse? I am loving the leap trails in panel two, though. And his outfit. Really, I love everything here. It's days like this that make it all worth my time.
Shelly is going to be a basket case over this and blame herself. Mary will console Shelly while at the same time implying that the shovemugging really was Shelly's fault (Shelly didn't HAVE to work on the fundraiser after all). Mary is, of course, completely blameless for any bad event that occurs in her life.
The question is who hired the hitman. There are so many possibilities.
Oh no...a terrible thought occurs to me. What if this means Mary does get injured and we have to suffer the pain of her, in a hospital bed, doling out advice to her roommate and telling the doctors and nurses how they can raise some much needed funds for their hospital! I will need he pain killers stat! Why if that is where this story is heading!?
@BonnieP, 12:22 PM- If this really were a Chick Tract, the Trolly Guy would not be mugging Mary, but instead whisking her off to some ungodly activity, (Like a party, or a rock concert) resulting in her eternal damnation. The strip would end with a cartoon devil poking Mary with a pitchfork, while flames devour her, all the while with Mary screaming; ''Noooooooo!'' Isn't that how all those tracts end?
I hope this doesn't develop into another identity theft storyline.
The troll looks like a villain from Batman. Is it possible that Karen and Joe are retiring after Mary is pronounced dead on Sunday?
@Sandy: "all worth (your) time?"I saw what you did there...Will we now get treated/forced to the pontifications of a convalescing Mary? This is almost too much to bear.
BAM! The guy is obv. packing heat. Of course, that black shoulder strap could be a traveler's wallet from QVC. Maybe he is teaching MW a lesson about solitary old ladies wandering Central Park with dangling shoulder bags.
I wish Mary's dentures would have shot out of her mouth...
If Mary lands on her hands, using them to break her fall (as it looks like she will), she is likely to fracture her Hook of Hamate. Then again, perhaps that scaly plate thing that suddenly protruded from her back like some kind of dinosaur fin may steady her.
Why does everyone keep calling the mugger a "troll" and, even worse, "he"? Can't you see? It was ME!!! Bwah ha ha ha ha ha!
As my husband and I were walking in Central Park this morning, I said "Mary Worth was mugged in Central Park today"He said "Who?"
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