What Weekend Is It?

As always, it’s impossible to follow up the amazing posts of CBH, but here I go.

I’m guessing Rocky is carrying on Crankshaft’s illiteracy? Because I don’t know why Cory is reading that sign out loud if she can read it for herself. It’s also weird because it’s easily legible for anyone reading the strip, so there’s nothing at all added by him reading it. Of course the joke is “Cory’s mom is excited for him to get married” which I don’t think is a joke or really worth spending a day of a strip on, but that’s Batiuk for you.



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40 responses to “What Weekend Is It?

  1. billytheskink

    Good to see Cory brought his gym bag and his bowling ball bag. That and dressing like Jack Hanna should come in real handy during wedding planning weekend…

  2. sorialpromise

    I have no idea who these characters are. I have no idea why I should care. Have they even been in the strip since 2019? Without knowing their parents, I am going out on a limb, and say at least, no Les, no Dinkle, no Funky, and no Crazy Harry.
    (Keeping my fingers crossed!)

    • J.J. O'Malley

      Why, surely you haven’t forgotten already, sorial! Army vet, Starbuck Jones comics collector, and current Montoni’s worker Cory Winkerbean and his fiancee Rocky (Roxanne) were among the horde that descended at the last minute on Casa del Dinkle for Thanksgiving dinner in last November’s classic “how many characters that no one recalls and have nothing to do with Harry can we squeeze in?” storyline. Frankly, I’m surprised Cayla’s father Smokey and Jefferson Jacks didn’t pop up so we’d have proof positive they’re two different people.

      It’s mostly been one-shot turns by either of the lovebirds prior to that, especially back when they were talking nuptial locations to Funky, who proposed that they have their wedding in (where else?) Montoni’s. Those strips appeared way back in–wait for it–AUGUST OF 2018! That’s right, these two supposed adults haven’t gotten around to finalizing wedding plans they were making NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO! Leave it Batiuk to pick up a dangling plot thread that truly no one remembered or cared about.

      • sorialpromise

        Thank you, JJ. 😎
        SON OF a…I guess we are STUCK with FUNKY!!!🤬🤢🤯

      • Captain Gladys Stoatpamphlet

        Judging from the SOSF archives, it looks like they got engaged in 2015!

      • William Thompson

        They were probably waiting for her to get pregnant, so the wedding plans could face an (obsolete) complication.

        I’m sure we can all believe it would take Cooty and Rocky this long to figure out the baby-making process.

        • Banana Jr. 6000

          I’m sure we can all believe it would take Cooty and Rocky this long to figure out the baby-making process.

          Pete and Mindull are scheduled to get married in June 2063.

          • William Thompson

            Climate-change experts calculate that storks will have become extinct years before then, so there’s no risk of them having a baby the old-fashioned Westview way.

  3. Sourbelly

    Ayers had a perfect opportunity to give us some truly stunning brickwork…and instead he gives us a plain gray exterior. Sorry dude, but the 20 windows you gave us on the right side of the house doesn’t make up for it. Especially since said windows are just lazy blobs.

    Please do better, Ayers. You have a lot to make up for given the profound lack of effort put forth from the author. I mean, Cory and whoever?

  4. erdmann

    You would think over the course of their seven-year engagement Holly’s excitement would have ebbed away. In real life, these two would have a kid old enough to serve as ring bearer by now.

    It’s never easy to predict what direction is going to take a storyline, but my guess is Holly’s mom will butt in, wanting a big church wedding with Holly leading the processional with her flaming baton.
    The kids (who are what now? Thirtyish? Fortyish?) will go their own way, however, opting to marry at the park gazebo with music provided by the Bedside Manorisms and Dinkle’s church choir.
    Of course, along the way, Funky will commiserate with Les, which will lead into a two-week flashback about the wedding of Les and Dead St. Lisa.

    • erdmann

      “… what direction BATTY is going to take…”
      Proofread before posting, erdmann! Geez!

      • Y. Knott

        We just assumed it was an entirely reasonable “he-whose-name-shall-not-be-spoken” sorta thing.

    • erdmann

      Oh, and just one more thing… The reception will be at Montoni’s… because of course it will.

  5. The Dreamer

    How long have Cory and Rocky been engaged? It must have been a decade since Cory got out of the army and sold his Starbuck Jones comic collection to buy Rocky a ring. At least TomBat isnt drawing Cory as a clone of Wally anymore

    • be ware of eve hill

      Cory now resembles a clone of Ed Crankshaft’s buddy, George Keesterman. You know, the guy whose mailbox Cranky keeps running over.

      The resemblance is uncanny, considering that they’re two different characters in two different strips drawn by two different artists.

      Have we ever met Holly’s ex, a.k.a. Cory’s father? Could it have been Keesterman? 😱

  6. Gerard Plourde

    I suppose I should be saying something about how progressive TomBa is in having the groom’s family organizing the wedding instead of the bride’s, but I suspect that wedding planning is going to become another entry on the “Things TomBa doesn’t know about” list.

  7. ian'sdrunkenbeard

  8. ComicTrek

    Not as “excited” as she’ll be when she finds his stash of whatever he’s smoking. Seriously, what’s with that face???

  9. Banana Jr. 6000

    Batiuk can take sixth-tier characters you haven’t seen in years, and make you instantly hate them. Cory thinks mansplaining an obvious sign is the world’s funniest joke. And Rocky looks like she just farted, with that “oops, teehee” face. Could these two be any more smug and punchable?

  10. Based on all the shit that Cory is unpacking from the car, you’d think that he and Rocky drove down from Cincinnati or some remote place to stay at Chez Funky for the weekend, but we all know that Cory works at Montoni’s as the Chief Counter Wiper, and as such must live in the same neighborhood as Funky, so it wouldn’t be necessary to pack all those bags for a day trip, unless of course this “wedding planning weekend” is some kind of immersive boot-camp experience where Holly locks them in and won’t let them go to the bathroom until the planning is finished.

    • none

      Last Christmas was the same sort of crap, wasn’t it? They went to The Palatial Funky Estate and stayed overnight, but they all live in the same town.

      Does Funky have two houses?

  11. Banana Jr. 6000

    This must be the forthcoming wedding Batiuk pitched on his blog in March. And it’s Cory and Rocky? Not Pete and Mindy? I guess we should be glad it isn’t something he can turn into a two-month comic books arc, but isn’t this kind of underwhelming?

  12. Maxine of Arc

    Max’s Shiny Nickel ™ wager for this week: Rocky will not get to speak a word while “planning” her own wedding.

    • sorialpromise

      Never get into a knife fight with Maxine of Arc!
      She will cut you to the bone!
      Great insight, Max!

    • RudimentaryLathe?

      That was my first thought upon seeing this strip. Rocky might be the worst female character Batty has created, and that’s saying something.

  13. I’m sorry but didn’t they get engaged like FOUR years ago!?

  14. Dood

    Is Cory the perpetrator of the great Lisa’s Legacy Fund heist? If so, good on him.

    Who is Cory’s father (Holly’s first husband)?

  15. Dood

    Oh, and why is it in Winkerbean-landia that women are nearly always assigned the fingertips-to-mouth, giggle-giggle, tee-hee role? Just wondering.

    • William Thompson

      At first glance I thought she was preparing to barf. Then I saw that hint of a smile and I thought she was preparing to barf on the announcement.

  16. Epicus Doomus

    Remember back when Cory was a sneering, ne’er do well? Well, now he’s Henry for some reason. That is one of the worst FW drawings I’ve ever seen, and I remember Cayla’s dreadlocks AND when Boy Lisa had a needle nose. Yikes.

  17. That’s Cory? Good Lord, how much has he aged since his last appearance? He looks to be in his late 40s here.

    • Epicus Doomus

      It’s totally absurd. Apparently the army did some sort of weird testing on him and cartoonified him by 1000% or so. Tragic.

  18. Hitorque

    Yeah I’m a lifelong bachelor, but isn’t the bride’s family supposed to plan the wedding?

    • newagepalimpsest

      Yes. But since the bride-to-be has no family, it’s very kind of the Winkerbeans to put aside tradition in order to make whosername feel welcome.

      • Epicus Doomus

        Rocky’s mom has appeared in the strip, during the Starbuck Jones collection arc I believe. She was sort of nervous and harried, if I’m remembering her correctly.