Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 4 years ago

    Cool! An 86" flat screen HDTV with 3D. LOL


    FENRISULFR said, about 4 years ago

    Just a note about panel 2 of yesterday’s strip [if anybody cares to check back]: Jack’s depiction of Priest Ikan going up the stairs looks really awkward. It makes me think he’s using one of those old wooden artist manikins, except he can’t seem to place it right. It looks like it’s about ready to fall over [tape it to the wall, Jack, tape it to the wall].

  3. Wiselad

    Wiselad said, about 4 years ago


    he looks like he was ready to tell Ooola, “oh sorry, not taking you, just need to go to the men’s room”, he looks “ready to go” in yesterday’s 2nd panel

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 4 years ago

    Is the game going to start this week, ya think?

  5. rdmacgregor

    rdmacgregor said, about 4 years ago

    I wonder if Ikan feels funny wearing that butt-head hat?

  6. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    High above the stadium floor

    Is that a window or a door?

    Whatever the portal may be

    It allows those there to see

    The play upon the field

    And the carnage it may yield

    The game of Pitz is rough and tumble

    Woe to him who there may stumble

    With head, hips and feet, no hands

    They perform before the stands

    That rubber ball, it’s not soft

    So at this game do not scoff

    Things soon could get really ugly

    Kind of like a game called rugby

    So we wait now with bated breath

    To see if this ends in death

    Will Ally go down in defeat?

    To some that would be a treat

    To the Benders I say, you do not have to worry

    Just ignore the comment of ol’ Gweedo Murray.

    Thank you all, for your comments yesterday.

  7. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The wall in panel three has changed a lot over time. First, some time back, there was just one stone ring about 6 feet off the ground, no markers or penant flags. Then, several cartoon days later, we saw one yellow marker, then, later still, two or three yellow markers, then the stone ring again, somewhat higher up with penant flags on either side. Alley was able to slam dunk the rubber ball through that ring so it could not have been more than 10 or 12 feet off the ground. Now, the stone ring is near the top of the wall with four flags!! And, six yellow markers below that! I wonder if the grounds crew put all the extra stuff up over night, and moved the stone ring about 20 feet off the ground? They were busy little beavers all right!!

  8. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    As for Ooola. The only thing on HER mind is: ok, Ikan, where’s my chocolate! Gimme my chocolate!!

  9. dheine1971

    dheine1971 said, about 4 years ago

    It’s just a stadium!

  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 4 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all. I’m impressed, luxury
    box seats. I wonder what snacks they serve besides
    Hot Cocoa?

  11. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    It’s Sunday Sept 9 and Jack and Carole are discussing
    The strip.

    Jack – Well Carole, It’s been almost 5 weeks since Yochi gave Oop 1 week to practice. How do you want to progress the story over the next 10 days?

    Carole – We’ll send in a guy to tell them it’s time to start the game, and we’ll show them getting dressed for the game.

    Jack – Ok. That covers about 2 days. What else ya got?

    Carole – Can’t we stretch that out over 10 days?

    Jack – I guess, but I think our readers are starting to get really annoyed with the slow progression.

    Carole – Ok. We’ll show Ooola going up some stairs and to make everybody happy, we’ll only make it take 2 days to get to the top.

    Jack – Ok. That’s good. When are we going to start the game?

    Carole – Start the game? Don’t rush me. Can’t you see we’re building suspense? Every day the excitement builds and people can’t wait to see what happens next.

    Jack – Suspense? Excitement? You sure you’re talking about our story, or have you been ready Larrys and Night Gaunts stories?

    Carole – Oh shut up. I figure once the game actually starts, we can make it last until the world ends in December and we won’t have to do this anymore.

    Jack – Good plan.

  12. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The worst thing, by far, about this comic is the comments section.

    Day after day, week after week, month after month, the same whiners show up to whine about the (in their humble opinions) slow pace of the strip.

    Other topics for whining are the perceived changes in background details. This is a popular refrain, even where the supposed changes are simply the result of showing the scene from a different viewpoint. Do these whiners comment on the other strips (practically all of them), where the amount of detail in the background varies a lot?

    Today, we have whining about the way the priest was drawn yesterday — even though it was a very realistic drawing of a man ascending steep, narrow stairs (where one naturally leans a bit forward).

    Whiners whine about the pace of the strip — yet a lot seems to sail over their heads. For instance, the priest is one of the most important people in the city — naturally, he knows when the game will start. It will start, when he has arrived to watch it.

    Give it a rest people! Get a life! Failing that, take your miserable excuses for a life to some other strip.

    Flame away. At least, it’ll be a break from the usual whine fest here. l

  13. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @All: I sincerely apologize for the part of my previous post that begins with: “Get a life!”, and continues to the end of the post. That part wasn’t called for, and is unnecessarily rude. I stand by the rest of it.

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 4 years ago


    Again, wndrwrthg, you’ve given a great poem! I’ve seen 1 rugby game, on tv, and it seems very rough and tumble, but also very team-work oriented. I liked it.

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 4 years ago

    NightGaunt, I worry about Alley’s safety should he go lucidly into Dr Tucker’s dream. The Baron/Baroness will make a move and Alley will be helpless. Doesn’t his caveman instincts tell him to ‘Be Ware of Baroness!’?

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