Scrooge McSuck

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I don’t ever recall seeing the Montoni’s office before. The layout of this place, and the entire town really, just endlessly fascinates me. Was it always there or did Adeela include it during her big renovation? Ah, you forgot that she was Montoni’s official pizza architect, didn’t ya?

Anyhow, given that a) the cheese is a vital, vital part of pizza and b) at least a dozen people work there, one can only conclude that there was quite a lapse in the Montoni’s chain of command AND that Funky is as inept at managing as he appears to be at everything else. One can also conclude that right now Funky’s mozzarella dealer is anxiously pacing around his office, occasionally glancing through his window at the nine semi trailers full of cheese he’s sitting on right before the huge Westviewian Christmas pizza rush. That really is a sad, sad attempt at shoehorning the “holiday season” in there, I mean take that reference out and this thing could run in March or June or whenever, as failing to place a cheese order isn’t especially a seasonal premise.


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19 responses to “Scrooge McSuck

  1. Ah, you forgot that [Adeela} was Montoni’s official pizza architect, didn’t ya?

    She’s still got to wear the red apron like the rest of these losers.

    Awesome post title today, ED!

  2. William Thompson

    “No! Let them eat pizza!”

    Which makes no sense, isn’t based on a real quotation, and invokes someone who was beheaded. Good enough for Funkywork.

  3. William Thompson

    “I can afford to pay for the goose! I robbed the Lisa’s Legacy Fund while nobody was looking!”

    • Jimmy

      “What are you, an idjit, Wally? We serve pizza in here, not some stupid goose!

      Pizza! Ya know, with the cheese and sauce and whatnot?

      That’s why you’ve been passed over for promotions at least five times.

      Aw, screw it. Just head to the grocery store and get me some shredded American cheese, kid.”

  4. billytheskink

    Ha! Always the joker that Wally!

    We all know the Westview butcher shop closed in back in 1994, put out of business by the Super Kmart in Centerville… that closed in 2001.

  5. Doghouse Reilly

    “There’s still time for you to order the mozzarella?” You’re right there on the computer, Winkerbean! What in the name of Chef Boyardee is stopping you from clicking a couple of buttons and ordering the flippin’ cheese yourself!?

    Rather than shoehorning in the Dickens references the last two days, Battyuk should have made this a Hanukkah-themed storyline where Montoni’s only has enough mozzarella for one night yet somehow manages to make it last eight. Oh, who am I kidding? They’ll always have plenty of cheese, because no one buys their pitiful pies!

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      Battyuk should have made this a Hanukkah-themed storyline where Montoni’s only has enough mozzarella for one night yet somehow manages to make it last eight.

      Would actually be a better story.

  6. Paul Jones

    I’d take a pointless arc that highlights how bad he is at running the pizzeria over anything with Les any day. Sadly, we’re probably about to see why.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    I asked my cousin about this as he owns the local pizza shop.

    He says the supplier usually calls him as they obviously want to schedule the deliveries so the truck can make multiple stops to other restaurants.

  8. *deep sigh* Since this particular pizza shop has been in business for more than 50 years, how in heavens name can the manager/owner fail to order supplies. At some point, you establish a routine for ordering that either you or your supplier automate. And Funky is sitting at the computer, why doesn’t he place the order (which his dreams have been telling him HE failed to do) as opposed to telling Wally to place the order? Who is responsible for inventory control in this business? Wally? Funky? TB? Inquiring minds really don’t care, but someone in the strip ought to.

  9. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    I don’t want to be a Beady Eyed Nitpicker, but wasn’t Walleye (who gets more bald and gaunt every time we see him) hired as some sort of “manager” after he got his community college, whoops – sorry, K*nt State degree? Isn’t it the job of a “manager” to take care of day to day details so the owner doesn’t have to? Aaaand could one of these details JUST POSSIBLY be ordering food and supplies??

    Hmmfff… I guess this means we need to add “running a business” to the enormous – and growing – list of Things Batty Doesn’t Understand.

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Well, that takes care of the mootzarelle order! Hey, who ordered 20 pounds of C4 explosive, 50 feet of PVC pipe, 5 pressure cookers, 80 gallons of kerosene, and 30 backpacks??”

  11. Charles

    So Wally shows that his job consists of very little beyond “Standing around and listening to someone flap their gums”. Whenever someone has something stupid to say at Montoni’s, Wally is always there!

  12. Let me see if I can decipher this.
    1. Funky watches “A Christmas Carol.”
    2. Because of this, he dreams that he cannot open his high school locker.
    3. He interprets this dream to mean his younger self is warning him he has forgotten something.
    4. This “something” turns out to be cheese.

    I can’t see how any of that follows any of those.
    By the way, I’m pretty sure restaurants check inventory every single night at closing time. And I’m pretty sure it’s not common practice to have both the night manager and the day manager working at the same time, as we saw yesterday.

  13. AmigoLupus

    What the hell is this Scrooge analogy, Batiuk??? He’s not doing it to be a miser or treating his employees like garbage. Funky’s ordering the cheese because without it he can’t even make one of the dishes he’s supposed to sell.