Good advice that you just didn’t take

Montoni’s is busy in today’s strip! What? And Holly is flustered to the max and jealous of unhealthily self-conscious Cindy all the sudden*? Crazy!

Speaking of Crazy, his advice… isn’t ironic? I don’t know, actually, but I do know it’s been relevant to TB for decades. If only TB would take it one day.

Wait, Montoni’s is busy with regular FW cast members. Sheesh, this strip doesn’t even truly earn its “the rare Montoni’s customer” tag. This, THIS level of business has Holly frazzled and exhausted? She is as cut out for food service as Funky is for giving out marriage advice.

* Holly being self-conscious about her body hasn’t happened in a while, but to be fair, it actually isn’t new. It even goes back to when she was the other shoe.

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10 responses to “Good advice that you just didn’t take

  1. Epicus Doomus

    That BatYarn, always with the stable of strong, secure female characters. Well, at least until Summer vanished, that is. This is more embarrassing than anything else, but I guess he assumed Holly’s sudden burst of insecurity and jealousy would be a cute little slice of “marital bliss”, FW style. But, of course, it’s mostly just out of character and stupid.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Such dated hairstyles. Cindy is wearing the same look that Holly had twenty years ago!

      Batty just can’t draw women’s hair, much like how Karen Moy cannot draw a proper cat.

  2. Paul Jones

    Always and ever with Batiuk, we have the inability to quite understand women. He thinks it’s typical that they act way too high school for their own good.

  3. comicbookharriet

    The correct answer, “You ARE fat and frumpy next to Cindy. And I’m a boiled peeled potato next to Masone. And a team of Harvard researchers has discovered that beautiful people are more likely to divorce. So by the time Cindy is as old and ugly looking as we are, she’ll probably be all alone too. Schadenfreude, honey. It’s the closest we’ll ever be to happiness.”

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Oh Holly, you know Cindy has had tons of work done. But she made the mistake of wearing a short dress. Look at her knees, they always reflect real age.

      Besides, you used to look just like Cindy, and look at you now. Therefore, take comfort in knowing that Cindy is one strip away from looking like you!

  4. TB is wrapping up the Free Comic Day arc with a standard sitcom ending. The entire cast is gathered around the pizza table (we even get an appearance from Jessica, though I guess Skyler is still running amok at Ann and Fred’s). Of course he has to throw in one if his favorite sitcom tropes – the wife’s insecurity about her appearance compared to the ex and the husband’s bumbling effort to ease her anxiety. Nothing new here, just another awful FW arc in the bag.

  5. I know we should never read too much into the “art” in this strip, but in panel 1, Haystack Head Jessica appears to be rushing into the arms of Darin as if they’re just reuniting. But she flew back with Mason and Cindy, who have found time to swing by Komix Korner. Where’s she been? Hopefully, re-bonding with Skyler and giving Ann a respite from having to care for a young child and an invalid husband.

  6. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    That’s HOLLY in the flashback???? I was absolutely sure it was Cindy! Great artwork, BatHack.

    “Gloria Daze.” BatWit needs to make everybody’s name a slapnuts hilarious pun. Oh, BAW HAW HAW HAW HAW!

  7. Eldon of Galt

    Maybe Holly will have a few conversations with Cindy. When she finds out that Cindy regards herself as fat and old and undesirable despite looking thirty years younger than her former high school classmates, maybe Holly will decide that being a moderately overweight middle-aged woman is preferable to paralyzing insecurities that pretty much amount to a
    mental illness.

  8. Charles

    It would have helped Holly to be this self-conscious about her weight when she was nagging Funky to go to the gym while looking like a damn parade float. She was noticeably more obese than usual, and if it had been done by any artist other than Batiuk, I’d have thought he was making a point with drawing her in such a fashion.