Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 3 years ago


    Sunday recap followed by Monday preview . . .

    All in all, not a bad way to start the day . . . other than with a good breakfast, of course.

  2. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago

    Day 7 of Oop goes to see the doctor. I still can’t get over Alley’s response to “Insurance” – No, it’s Alley Oop". Makes no sense whatsoever.

  3. Johnny Robo

    Johnny Robo said, about 3 years ago

    in trouble? for what? its not like hes billing an insurance company.

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    Can this possibly get more boring?

  5. tocabear

    tocabear said, about 3 years ago

    Well, whatever date he can come up with, will have ‘BC’ behind it.

  6. Ray Jones

    Ray Jones said, about 3 years ago

    Sad to see the decades finally catching up with Alley Oop. He didn’t need medical attention after a little fall off a cliff before.

  7. John Dohany

    John Dohany said, about 3 years ago

    Well, when you’re 2313 years old…

  8. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, about 3 years ago

    Unca Scrooge, thanks for the personal background you provided yesterday.

  9. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, about 3 years ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    Last week, Tarzan didn’t sink a PT boat docked alongside the one he stole. Then he had to use DEPTH charges to sink the chasing PT boat. All that happened on a river, where PTs are ill equipped to operate. Where’s the sense in that?
    Meanwhile, over at Comics Kingdom, Mandrake is investigating a giant frog that wears glasses, has teeth, and peeks into people’s windows.
    In print, Mark Trail just caused the death of a corrupt senate aide by using a story about a recording that didn’t exist.
    In comics, there’s a lot of “Makes no sense whatsoever” going around, huh?

  10. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, about 3 years ago

    @Johnny Robo

    For claiming a pro-bono services write-off on his tax return? Can’t prescribe pain killers to an undocumented patient? Or, most ironic of all, a malpractice suit for treating a patient without enquiring about his (wait for it. . . . ) medical history?

  11. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and readers of Alley Oop, The question of age can be given in astronomical terms. If Halley’s comet visited earth back in Alley’s time and he is 35 years old in comic strip fantasy years then he could say
    he was born 8 seasons before the last appearance of
    Halley’s comet. (For us the last appearance was 1986)
    This is only a approximation as all time is relative to the time machine. Of course Doc could just lie for him
    Alley does need snappy comebacks, When the receptionist
    says Insurance. Alley’s comeback could be No Thanks
    I’ll take my chances with the Doctor.

  12. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago

    @Fuddy Duddy

    Those are examples where you can question the logic of events and whether it makes sense in the context of how that comic is defined. This is a response to a basic question and since the answer doesn’t make sense it signifies sloppiness on the part of the author. Had she taken the time to read this over, she would have seen that Oop’s reply is goofy. It could be Jack’s fault (if he also does the lettering) in that he might have missed part of Carole’s script – she may have written for Mabel “Insurance? Name?” and he left it out. As it stands, it just looks poorly written.

  13. robert1947

    robert1947 said, about 3 years ago

    Why can’t Doc tell Dr Mark a quick story if they are such good friends. Then get Dr Mark busy checking out our Hero Alley Oop.

  14. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    actually i think it was carole’s lame attempt to be funny.

  15. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, he does. Now how is Wizer going to transfer Oop’s records to Dr. Lambert? And what is Wizer going to do with Oop’s x-rays when he gets them?

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