The Morning Line: The Riffys Go "Forth"...
Nothing like a tantalizing storyline -- a plot brimming with sudden sexual heat -- to re-stoke one's interest in a comic.
Sally Forth, you have our complete attention. Or in this case: Ted Forth does.
In a matter of days, Ted "Lady Hands" Forth has morphed from woebegone wuss without a friend in the world to -- what's this now? -- office manbait. Apparently even his '70s attire (that tie could house small pets) is not enough to dissuade a fellow sci-fi geek from approaching our humdrum chum. Or perhaps she's drawn to him because of it. They're namechecking films from the early '80s, after all.
To quote "The Last Starfighter" (via imdb.com), Ted, all we can say is: "Divert! Divert!" Or soon, you'll be following the words of another character in that film, who says:
"Things change. Always do. You'll get your chance! Important thing is, when it comes, you've got to grab with both hands, and hold on tight!"
Talk about your sudden sexual heat.
So "Sally Forth" gets our Riffy for Favorite Storyline o' the Week. Our other Riffys go to:
2. FAVORITE TOPICALITY -- NON SEQUITUR: As they say about comedy, timing is everything. Bravo, Wiley -- this cartoon ran Monday, the same day as the banking crisis headlines blared. (And in this, we agree completely with commenter "Non Sequitur Actually Not.")
3. FAVORITE STYLE -- ZITS: The wonderful Pierce can pull off the fine-strand haircut. Jon "Rugrats" Arbuckle in GARFIELD, however, cannot.
| September 19, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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