Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. thejudge

    thejudge said, about 3 years ago

    Sophia Vegara lives in Milford?

  2. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, about 3 years ago

    There’s a character named Gil Thorpe (with an e) on Modern Family, played by Rob Riggle.

  3. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, about 3 years ago

    @kdizzle

    Excellent insight. I had the same bewildered look Gil has today. But let’s hope this blog doesn’t also carry over into the strip:
    Much as I love Rob Riggle, Modern Family does not need Gil Thorpe. His gross sexual harassment of Claire didn’t jibe with the sensibility of the show.

  4. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, about 3 years ago

    @chiphilton

    You’d have that bewildered look if your wife dressed you in those shorts and tube socks. Next stop for The Traveling Herkleshimers? Ringold, GA so Hairy can get a shave and some traveling money.

  5. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, about 3 years ago

    And to illustrate “Milford”, please allow me to fully extend my giant ham hand so that it partially blocks the view of beautiful Milford City Hall where the giant clock indicates that it’s still only 2 pm on Gil’s first day of summer vacation which began over 3 weeks ago.

  6. pioneer11

    pioneer11 said, about 3 years ago

    Pop calls the tune… I love Lucy and she loves meeee…we’re as happy as we can beeee…..

  7. softball coach

    softball coach said, about 3 years ago

    Modern Family? Say Hairy, is that the show sponsored by 20 Mule Team Borax?

  8. jalthomas

    jalthomas said, about 3 years ago

    @BitsyTwill

    I thought panel three was a shot of Ben Franklin visiting Philadelphia. Either that or it’s Doc admiring how they rebuilt the clock tower that was struck by lighting in 1955.

  9. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, about 3 years ago

    Gil hasn’t been able to watch any TV shows since the switch to digital broadcasting. He can’t seem to get anything on the old black and white Victrola.

  10. thejudge

    thejudge said, about 3 years ago

    Thank you @kdizzle, I (like Gil) don’t know much about Modern Family.

    I am not sure if having a senile eldery ex-wrestler “call the shots” is a good idea.

  11. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, about 3 years ago

    Hmm, seems like I may have seen the closeup giant hand gesture before in this strip. Possibly? Like about once a week for the last year?

  12. Pat Murray

    Pat Murray said, about 3 years ago

    The hand in P3 looks like the Hamburger Helper hand puppet

  13. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, about 3 years ago

    @Have Mop Will Travel

    Sadly, I actually spent some time looking for it earlier today. The best I could come up with was Knox’s hand oddly gesturing at Darby here: http://www.gocomics.com/gilthorp/2013/06/04

  14. WallyBeaumont

    WallyBeaumont said, about 3 years ago

    Is that the sandwich girl’s fingers tickiling Gil’s lips.

  15. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, about 3 years ago

    Finally figured out where I’ve seen Harry before, as depicted in panel 2. He looks just like one of the bad guys in Zorro, the corrupt captain who was oppressing the people.

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