And the Tony goes to…

Tony’s back in today’s strip you all!
TONY! IS! BACK! Ring the bells! Toss the confetti! Kill the fatted calf!

Yes, he’s back! Wearing the same shirt he had on when he left for “God’s waiting room” back in October, no less. And carrying the same suitcase, because… he lives at Montoni’s?

Also, Rachel is handing out invitations A WEEK before Wally’s graduation? Miss Manners ain’t gonna like this… I know I don’t.

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12 responses to “And the Tony goes to…

  1. Gerard Plourde

    What’s going on in Florida that’s prompting the snowbirds to return to Ahia in the middle of winter? First Holly’s mom decided to stick around since late summer and not go back to Florida even after Christmas and now Tony arrives unannounced.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I know. Most of my neighbors just left for Florida. They still till the holidays are over and then they return in the spring. But not Tony Pesto!

    • Buckeye Feculence

      With climate change, there’s less reason to leave the cheery environs of Westview

  2. billytheskink

    Thank goodness Tony is back for Wally’s graduation. He has been such a big part of Wally’s life, founding his employer (also the employer of his current wife and one-time employer of his former wife) and actually speaking to him on 4 or 5 occasions.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Wow, continuity overload. It seems like Tony just left and when he did leave it was like he was never there. Pretty trippy. Gee, I sure hope nothing spoils Wally’s big achievement, like an air raid siren or his daughter becoming a Mennonite or something. Sigh.

  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Well this was unexpected. I guess Tony can drive Holly’s mom back to Florida. He going to be pissed when he finds out his girlfriend has been fooling around with Funky’s dad.

  5. Max Power

    Why is it so important and deeply significant for Tony to be at 45-year old Wally’s January graduation? Was he at either of Wally’s weddings? (I’ll assume he was at the Act II Montoni’s wedding with Lefty) Was he at either of Wally’s “Welcome Home from Being MIA/KIA” ceremonies?

  6. This strip’s intense focus on trivia would be fascinating if it weren’t so dull.

  7. Paul Jones

    As annoying as this non sequitur is, we must not lose sight of the fact that Batiuk is willing to do violence to continuity and common sense in the name of his ‘art’. Let a thousand asspulls bloom and a thousand smug comments about being called writing come forth.

  8. spacemanspiff85

    These strips are probably the saddest/most pathetic, because they’re entirely predicated on the idea that someone, somewhere is excited to see a Funky Winkerbean character.

  9. Charles

    Yes, and if he had shown Wally’s graduation without Tony being there, how many people would have asked, distressed, “Wait! Where’s Tony? He SAID he would be there!”

  10. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    Guru: “Tony Montoni! We are here for meditation, not graduation!”