9 Chickweed Rage

015: A Butt of Malmsey: Happy Thanksgiving from Brooke McEldowney!

November 21st, 2022

To celebrate Thanksgiving, we check out a handful of strips that ran on Thanksgivings in the past. Naturally, Brooke McEldowney wants NOTHING to do with such a common holiday. So we have to find our own way to give thanks for Juliette burning her old Daisy Dukes, Rita Hayworth throwing hot dogs at virgins, Edda getting furious at a butt of Malmsey, Amos & Edda ogling a mystery woman together, and a character we've never seen before attempting to jump off a diving board while giving a piggy-back ride to another character we've never seen before. But the real thing to give thanks for might be our conversation about vampires and how the rules of vampires make Brooke (Dillman) absolutely furious.

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

Juliette burns her Daisy Dukes, Rita Hayworth throws some hot dogs around, and Edda hears "butt" everywhere are here.
Edda & Amos stare at some lady's bazongas and the nude diving board shenanigans are here.

This episode's thankful journey includes:

  • Jeff hates Thanksgiving
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Turkey butt
  • Corn pudding
  • Candied yams
  • Green bean casserole
  • Daisy Duke from Dukes of Hazzard
  • The girl from The Ring
  • The Weber Grill
  • World War II
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Rita Hayworth
  • Hot dogs
  • Richard III
  • Stuffing
  • Ramen noodles
  • Carol Burnett as Norma Desmond.
  • Harvey Korman
  • Bugs Bunny dressed up as a lady.
  • Period abuse
  • Consonant blends
  • Diving boards
  • Billy Joel
  • Let the Right One In
  • Vampires
  • Wizards

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