Shower Scene

Evidence of Miranda’s slatternliness extends to every room of the Winkerbean home. It’s enough to make Funky consider converting the half bath in the guestroom to a 3/4 bath with the addition of a shower. He’s pretty resigned about it too, which is surprising; the Funkman strikes me as someone who’s pretty tight with a buck.

November 25, 2019 at 8:10 am
Isn’t Holly’s mother roughly the same age as Funky’s father? Why aren’t they just sticking her in Bedside Manor?

I guess it’s cheaper to make the old crone comfy at home, rather than to put her up with horny ol’ Morton at Bedside Manor. And if Funky adds a mini fridge, a hotplate or microwave, and a sturdy lock on the door, he can keep his mother-in-law out of sight and out of mind ’til she blessedly croaks!


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13 responses to “Shower Scene

  1. William Thompson

    This is the point where you need to get a psychiatrist to evaluate mom’s mental state. Unfortunately it’s also the point where some loving, clueless relative denies there’s a problem. The surprising thing is that Batiuk didn’t make Funky the clueless one.

  2. billytheskink

    I think we know which parent Cory and Rocky won’t be asking to move in with them in Seattle in 15 years…

    Which parents, sorry.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    Sure, this is a dumb and boring premise full of dumb boring gags about dumb boring characters, but when you think about it you realize it’s about as inoffensive as FW gets, which makes it tough to really get annoyed and or angry over it. Holly’s optimistic dingus act gets old after a while, as does Funky’s eternal sad-sackery, but it’s nothing next to Les or Dinkle or Linda or so on (and on and on). I mean yeah, it sucks and all but it could (and will be) much worse.

  4. It’s nothing but misery as far as the eye can see. Wow, Tom Batiuk, you seem to have no idea how the future will perceive you.

    • William Thompson

      A generation or two hence, the descendants of nuclear-holocaust survivors will dig through the ruins of the modern world. They’ll find a Funky Winkerbean collection, read it and decide the world is a much better place.

  5. comicbookharriet

    I found this one kind of funny. Because my parents have been putting off getting a desperately needed kitchen remodel for YEARS. The Kitchen hasn’t been redone since the house was built in 77, the oven’s wonky, only one burner works on the stove, cupboard doors have started to crack, the bright orange counter tops have started to discolor, the lino is cracking. And despite having sufficient funds…they keep just /taliking/ about it.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Ha, my father is the same way. In his eye, everything still looks brand new and he is just incapable of making a decision.

    • Epicus Doomus

      My parents were the same way, their house was like a time capsule where it was forever 1983. Mom refused to part with her avocado green wall-mounted rotary phone in spite of all efforts to change that.

  6. Paul Jones

    I know how this mess works out. When Holly’s mom passes away, it’ll be all Funky’s fault for not making Holly see things she didn’t want to.

  7. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “I was thinking we should put a shower in your mother’s bathroom. And maybe build a wing onto the house for her. And while we’re at it, let’s buy her a car, and have the garage widened to make room for it.”


    “Why are you wowing, Wig Funky?”

    “Because I’m trying to figure out ways to get her to move out, and you’re trying to figure out ways to get her to stay AND spend a ton of money. Fat dumbass.”

  8. Banana Jr. 6000

    Opus and Bill The Cat ran for president. Calvin and Hobbes went on surreal adventures. Charlie Brown went to France, qualified for a spelling bee final, and took on other big challenges for a kid his age. In Funky Winkerbean, they talk about maybe remodeling the shower.

    • comicbookharriet

      I don’t know. It’s kind of whimsical to imagine that Miranda hasn’t bathed since she arrived, and Funky is only now realizing his mother-in-law needs a shower.

    • Hannibal’s Lectern

      But Hairy Tinkle went to Belgium to collect an Award! And Les keeps promising to take CauCayla to China… just as soon as he aborts the second attempt to make a movie about the Deadwife. That’s gotta count for something… however little.