The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’d go with just the TV, Joy — don’t confuse the boss about who you really are.

  2. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I agree with Purple. Hopefully something interesting is on and the boss won’t have to actually talk to you.
    Oh, and be sure to wear that shirt.
    Have t laugh tho, every time we went to dinner at my mother’s, they would serve KFC. My Dad loved the stuff!

  3. mikie2

    mikie2 said, about 2 years ago

    Wow. They’re really going all-out. The big bucket of KFC and everything. (Although I think that is their standard order when it’s just for them.) Just to make everything perfect, Burl should try to muster up a monster f*rt about half-way through.
    Full disclosure: I like KFC Original. Always have since HS. But I’m perverse that way. If my cardio knew, he’d have a fit.

  4. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Has she really tried to cook?

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I bet it’s even real KFC!

    They do buy that for themselves…. but it’s too expensive for them to give to their regular guests.
    So they save the bucket and refill it, depending on the company.

    They keep to a carefully thought out protocol….

    If it were just Marlene and Dale. it would be Crust Foods fried chicken… probably a couple of the 8 pc specials…. after they hide two “leftover” breast pieces in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch,

    For Verl and Jerry, or when it’s all 6 of them, they serve Banquet frozen chicken, which they bake and pack 20 minutes before dinnertime, so it gets that “bucket” texture.

    Instant mashed potatoes, canned gravy, and whatever cole slaw is on sale in the store deli, stuffed into washed styrofoam KFC containers…. and they’re set.

    Then they leave an old KFC receipt on the table and hope nobody brought reading glasses.

    For the boss, they’ll have an actual new KFC receipt to “accidentally” leave near his plate….

    Won’t he be impressed!

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Mikie…. you are not alone!

  7. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    Oh dear God, Susan, you just described my best friend’s sister! That’s exactly the kind of sneaky crap she tries to pull! And what kills me is that she loves to put on airs — reminds me SOOO much of Joy when she thinks she’s being ‘elegant’! (Oh crikey, there’s That Word again!) Oh, Susan, you really gave me my giggle for the day! Thank you, my friend!

  8. loves life

    loves life said, about 2 years ago

    Serve by candle only , no tv.. One small in the center of the table,that way he can’t see the way they scarf down the food. He’ll have one leg and a little of the sides(if there are any left).
    This will really impress him.
    I agree Burl should wear that shirt

  9. orbenjawell

    orbenjawell GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Re: Tonight’s TV movie: And guess who’s NOT coming to dinner here: EVER again!!

  10. Bakumanfan

    Bakumanfan said, about 2 years ago

    susan how much were you shook in santa rosa . I went to HS and JH in vacaville. I used to like KFC before they did the clamshell process

  11. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 2 years ago

    Definitely, TV and no candles. The darker the better in there, considering their hygiene in general. And the TV will provide something relatively more intelligent than the conversation.
    (It will actually work out well. The boss will recognize that he’s exactly the sort who belongs in the mini-storage industry.)

  12. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    Susan… I am thinking that they ARE serving Banquet or Crust Food chicken… it is a KFC bucket they have and save for these sorts of “special occasions”. Burl may have even shellacked the inside of the bucket so that it will not get grease stains from this minor subterfuge. The KFC bucket was filled with real KFC when they had their private, anniversary celebration.

  13. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, about 2 years ago


    He’ll definitely be impressed but not in a good way. And there was never any doubt about the shirt.

  14. imnormal

    imnormal said, about 2 years ago

    I go with TV on fairly loud so they don’t have to make conversation, and then a heavily scented candle from Dollar Dump to cover the mix of odors around there.

    If there is one thing that makes for fine dining it is a heavily scented candle. Perhaps an apple pie scent would be nice so he thinks she is a cook. Burl could run to McDonalds to get the pies.

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve never cared much for fried chicken; the closest I’ve ever enjoyed was my Cuban MIL’s chicken croquettes. She would even make chicken and ham in the same meal.

    I never could quite beat her recipe. Other things (like the black beans and fried plantain) I mastered easily.

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