Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning to all Alleygators and Oopsters!

    Sunday recap . . .

    Monday preview . . .

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  2. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 3 years ago

    So apparently, all those exams weren’t necessary since the doctor declares Oop healthy as a horse. We’ve reached the end of this cul-de-sac so let’s turn around and hit the main highway to a real adventure posthaste.

  3. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 3 years ago

    I’m just here to help. LOL

  4. kbnj6910

    kbnj6910 said, about 3 years ago

    Well since the balloon failed to fill up with the air of excitement, there was no pop in this climatic unfunny story since July went it started. Next!

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    Hopefully, this ridiculous arc is finished now.

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    I really enjoyed the discussion yesterday. It looks like most of us have learned how to express our various opinions without being ugly and insulting. It’s pretty obvious where Night-Gaunt, Gweedo, Bildi, APOI, Unca Scrooge, Wootietoot, and I stand on the issue, and others I can’t remember at the present. And it’s equally obvious where others stand too. Frankly, I do not understand how anyone can be enjoying the Benders’ rendition of this classic comic strip, but everyone has a right to their opinion. Those of us who are dissatisfied with the Benders’ work will just continue to be patient. Eventually one of two things will happen. Either the strip will be cancelled like Annie, which would be a terrible thing, or it will be improved like Dick Tracy, which is what I think all of us would like to see.

  7. Tigershark

    Tigershark said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t understand why those, who hate this strip so much, keep reading it and complaining about how awful it is. I read the strip for an entertaining diversion. After all, it is a fantasy.

  8. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    We have at least another week of this arc.
    On the other hand, Oop may be healthy as a horse, but he’s as stubborn as a mule!

  9. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Some people just like to complain about everything. They’d likely complain about being hanged with new rope.

  10. UM5

    UM5 said, about 3 years ago

    Not only is ally as healthy as a horse, stubborn as a mule he could probably take both in a not so fair fight. Two big ax blows and it would all be over.

  11. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and readers of Alley Oop It’s good
    to read comments and people making nice I don’t forsee
    Alley Oop changing in the near future. I am enjoying the
    Benders vision of Alley Oop and many others do so also.
    It’s too bad the Doctor didn’t have a better Doctor-patient
    manner. He could have done so more more to make
    Alley Oop feel comfortable, Instead Alley doing the logical
    thing and exiting as fast as possible..

  12. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    we don’t hate this strip. I grew up reading this strip, a bona fide classic (not me the strip) and I for one am simply distressed and frustrated by where the benders are taking it. a classic strip should be entrusted to those who respect its past and who will make it relevant for modern times. the benders imo do neither — carole’s writing is incompetent, her attempts at humor fail miserably. c’mon, two weeks of nothing happening at the doctor’s office but trying to say something realistic about health care (I guess) using low humor and incoherence. that’s not fantasy, carole would not know fantasy or anything about a man’s prostate) if Gandalf appeared at her doorstep.

    as for the tired trope about continuing to read something one doesn’t like — i can read whatever I like or don’t like without any advice from anyone. how would you feel if someone told you should stop reading the comments if you hate them so much! that reasoning is absurd.
    i root for the seattle mariners through thick and thin; and there’s been a lot of thin lately! i won’t abandon the ball club because it is frustrating and bad; in the same way i won’t abandon oop, maybe someday it will return to glory.

  13. robert1947

    robert1947 said, about 3 years ago

    Good Boy Alley. Now lets get back to Moo, an Ooola and some real excitement.

  14. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago


    And I don’t understand why those who hate the comments keep reading them and complaining about them. I read the comments for an entertaining diversion.

  15. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago


    My guess is that Oop will head back to Moo where he will find Ooola has a new boyfriend and is insanely jealous. Things will boil over and the two will reconcile in time for Valentine’s Day.

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