Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Cutting Loose in Sin City

So, I never pictured the Drabbles as the WholesomeWear demographic, but clearly I was wrong. Her STRAPLESS APRON is IMMODEST! HA HA. He's so concerned that she looks like a "showgirl" that you can see the worry on his face in Panel 3.

But, it does all sort of make sense. Mrs. Drabble, in her sensible shoes and Alice-the-maid house dresses, her gray bun, and her Wilma Flintstone-sized pearls HAS always looked more like kindly, frumpy, elderly Mrs. Wilson than, say, the more sensibly dressed modern mammas like Wanda MacPherson and Andy Fox. She's certainly a lot more dowdy than Mrs. Alice Mitchell (who today looks to be entertaining a friend while wearing her best little black dress), or the Queen of Housewife VA VA VOOM, Mrs. Blondie Bumstead.

It's why for the longest time I assumed Mrs. Drabble was the grandma. Now I see that they are just of the "cover yourself up woman!" school of thought.

P.S. Where do the Mitchells live that their guest brings a coat to the house? It's August.


Blogger Marc said...

Regarding the Mitchells': I think the bigger question is why Mrs. Vaughn's forearm connects to her boobs, while four, perfectly manicured fingers protrude on the side.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Jacey said...

All I want to know is how a strapless apron stays on.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Scott Haley said...


9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone read today's (8/23/2006) Funky Winkerbean? I'm totally confused by it...

2:00 PM  
Anonymous M. Mariel said...

Lisa doesn't want Les to have to hear anything about school while he's on his vacation. Which means he can't hear the word "graduation." ZZZZZZ

Although think about it: they've talked plenty about lisa's cancer on this trip. So: his job as a high school teacher makes him more miserable than his wife's cancer. Huzzah!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that's right! Duh! I should've remembered that.

I bet alot of readers who don't regularly read it and looked at it today probably didn't have a clue as to what was going on...

2:31 PM  

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