Come on…the hair with a messy center part, the oily smile, the smarmy dialog (not even mine!), the boldly-striped, casual shirts…evidently Santa Royale is just up the road a piece from Malibu, where Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) holds forth in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men”. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Oh, and the title? CC’s irrepressible Dingo notes from the badly-concealed loathing between Mary and Charley in Panel Two:
I’m sorry but the only way for two people to have that much contempt for each other is if they’ve slept together at some point in the past. Maybe he yanked her pearls at the moment of orgasm sending her breasts flying into porcelain swans. Maybe she commented on his “size.” Either way, these two bumped ugly in the night and Delilah had better watch out.
Well, maybe so…
Still, when passions like these diverge, there’s usually no hope for a cordial relationship, much less a friendly one:
Of course, the week plods along, with the highlight being the exchange of telephone numbers.
Normally, this would be IT in a typical Mary Worth storyline, but the appearance of Charley Smith and Mary’s knee-jerk reaction to him is pure, unadulterated Joy. Well, probably adulterated, in Charley’s case. Anyway…go, Charley, go!
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