It doesn’t take much. They really tolorate TJ. but wait until they start having children.
Yes finally we back to brad and toni
as the phrase goes, “two is company, three is a crowd” and T.J. is definitely becoming quite a crowd for the married couple
TJ should stop eating so much tacos and bean dips all that gas is gonna be poisonous for the couples health
I guess this is almost the first Brad-Toni arc since their wedding.
An example of how sharing space can be hazardous.
At least Toni doesn’t have to… you know.
Yup. TJ’s leaving for another place.
He will move.
Aah, the old “sink etiquette” question…
Eww…..the old “stink etiquette” question….
I’m thinking that Brad wishes he had his FD breathing apparatus! LOL
Does Greg have his grandson writing the strip now?
When they were remodeling. They should have added a powder room for TJ.
B & T want TJ living with them for a while, to save money. I suspect they’ll put up with the arrangement for a good while, before finally evicting him.
The house I grew up in, prior to high school, had only two bedrooms and one bath. So I shared a bath with my parents. And so did any guests. As a kid, I guess I thought that arrangement was standard, for ordinary people.
By high school, we had a better house with two baths. Much better, of course.
It occurs to me that with TJ’s construction talents, they could add another bath.
Put a potty chair in TJ’s room.
TJ’s on the lease, Toni isn’t.Beside, this is stupid, the house has always been alluded to have two bathrooms.
get TJ out of there!
Toni’s cute in her PJ’s.
Small house. No master bath. Occupants all share one bathroom. As a married couple, Toni and Brad will eventually pin for privacy and either kick TJ out or go ahead and buy their own place and stop paying rent to Nancy and Frank. For myself, I have 5 people in my roof and I know I will absolutely not share my master bath with anyone. I am the only female and I value a clean toilet and the floor around the base. I feel for Toni. Hope she will push for their own place.
While I would like to think Toni is talking about using the tooth brush she is carrying in kitchen sink, there is another part of me that thinks, “Brushing your teeth in the kitchen would not put off a macho firefighter like Toni.” So, now I am thinking Toni is going to use the kitchen sink for something other than tooth-brushing.
There’s always a certain “air” about J.T. at times.
“The Mettle Of This Stink Shun”
“The Dukes Of BioHazard”
“Hunting Hygiene And Low”
“The New Bride, And Her Grooming”
“Anything But The Kitchen Sink”
“Toni Finds A New Direction”
“T.J.s New Business Stinks, Too!”
“Can You Take Me Out Of Funkytown?” (♪)
“Room With A Pew”
“X Stench ’Uns”
“He Stinks, Therefore, It Is”
“The De-Stink Possibilities”
“A Full House, A Straight And A Flush”
“No One Dares Break Into Fort Noxious”
“Fixing For A Fast Brush, And No Officially Fresh Flush”
“She Prefers The Company Of Fresh Men”
“To Air It Out Is Human…To Give It Five Minutes, Is Also Fine”
The 80s music group, Whodini , had a hit called “Five Minutes Of Funk”(♪) . I didn’t know TJ was so musically inclined, as to attempt to come out with his own ‘cover version’….
At least TJ didn’t use the sink…
Meh. Off to a bad start tis Monday.
WHY the heck is TJ still there?? He’s not poor. Either he has to move or they do.
Mis Amigos. This is a comic strip, no reality required.
This sink… makes me think… of other sinks and of sinking. Many know that Molly Brown survived the sinking of the Titanic. Few know that besides her inherited fortune, she earned a great amount of money as an inventor in her own right. She devised and marketed, initially to the restaurant industry and later to individual homes, the very first stainless steel sinks. Yes, the Unsinkable Molly Brown brand-named her product as The Unbrownable Molly Sink.
Reminds me of Uncle Charlie in My Three Sons.
Looks like they could use a bottle of V.I.Poo
I’d rather live in a one room garage apartment than share my love nest with TJ.
TJ seems to have money but no ability to live on his own. He doesn’t strike me as a special needs individual (Let’s forget his schemes for now). And are fire fighters paid so poorly that they need to rent out their couch to a third person? Normal newlyweds run around the house in their underwear, or less. Toni and Brad have to endure unnatural modesty due to TJ’s presence.
I hope this is the beginning of the “TJ Leaves the house” arc. Brad & Toni absolutely need their privacy. I don’t see them leaving… this is the old “Ms. Horner house,” and I think it was meant for them to have. Then again, if they’re going to have children (and/or Shannon), to paraphrase “Jaws,” “They’re gonna need a bigger house…” Maybe TJ will stay, assuming he earns enough from KK to cover the rent, or finds another roommate.
One way or another, Brad & Toni need their privacy or they’ll never get a family started.
What’s to “ew” about using the kitchen sink?! American comic characters are such idiots.
TJ still hasn’t moved out yet? Why didn’t he take Toni’s old apartment?!!
methinks they need some scented candles ….
The Tiffany/Gunther arc was so exhausting, it should have ended with them falling asleep together on the sofa. No sex, just two people discovering that they care for each other.
Have they not heard of Poo-pourri? It really works. Better than the after-spray.
LIGHT A MATCH!
I called it — this week we got Brad and Toni (with TJ thrown in).
You know there are so many levels where this arc in Luannverse is close to the experiences of Millennials in today’s society. Many times they live together, or have moved back to parents, in the old room, or the basement, even if they have a full-time gig. Plus, in spite of some fevered opinions, TJ is Brad’s best bud, or BFF, even when they have had some dust-ups in the past. These two men really love each other, and TJ showed how caring he is in the preparation for the wedding. Moreover just being around Brad’s parents, who are the most decent people, has done enormously good things for him. Toni does not seem to have a best bud, but she has accepted TJ as Brad’s friend. All that being said he needs to move, and allow them privacy, to be a young, married couple, and when they have kids. Shannon is not a problem, she can handle TJ. When will this problem be faced? How? Whose idea will it be to move? What will be the outcomes of this move? And will TJ continue to be the unique guy he is now, or even grow? Or go the other way? One thing for sure: he was never a Leslie Knox.
That air deodorizer will kill you faster than the stink will. Light a match. p
That is why you keep a box of Kitchen Matches in the Bathroom and light one during and after the event. Helps remove the explosive gases found there.
For me, today was a pretty decent start to a Brad & Toni arc.
I see no reason for Toni & Brad to be rushing to move out of the living arrangement or to kick TJ out at this time. 1) Toni & Brad have the stated intention of having this arrangement to help them save money for their future, 2) Brad & Toni have their own bedroom (plus their sleeping quarters at the fire station as well and seem to be frequently on opposing shifts, 3) TJ surprised them with a remodel of the house, which apparently was happily received, and of course 4) keeping the amiable and generally good-natured and “smiley” TJ around is a very good comedic plot device for Greg to use.
What I am wondering for this week is… will this also become a “Shannon” week as well? We have not really seen her in quite a few weeks. I have tended to enjoy the Shannon arcs especially the last few, so I am hoping she enters the picture in the next few days.
And, for a relatively smaller home, having a single bathroom is still pretty common in my neck of the woods. Even though it may not be the “standard” everyone hopes for these days, there are many, many families (my own as a youngster) where parents and a whole batch of kids shared one bathroom. In my own upbringing, we had a smaller 3 bedroom home with one smallish bathroom that was shared by 7 people. It is perhaps not “desired” now, but I really see no hardship for the three of them to share a lone bathroom. All it takes is a willingness to get along and to be considerate.
Toni is cuter than a spotted pup under a red wagon!
It’s a trade-off, isn’t it? True there is the occasional feeling of three’s a crowd. But TJ cooks, is always upbeat, tidy and helps with the rent.
Ah, yes….. nothing like being newlyweds and having your husband’s best friend living with you!
In hard times – I mean really hard times – TJ might have to share an apartment with Ann Eiffel.
You think they would of done an additional bathroom when the re-modeled the house. But how is Toni going to hover over the sink to tinkle? Most sink counters are above the waist unless she gets on the counter and squats right over the sink. Very awkward!!
Please, no more toilet “humor.”
@RON DUNN –
It was a fairly large house to begin with, even before the remodel.
Oh boy, a whole week (or two!!) of “newlyweds share their house with a trouble-making third wheel” high jinx! This is essentially the premise for the sort of wacky (???) sit-com that would have run on ABC in the 1980s and would have been cancelled after one season.
Toni spends long shifts (including overnight) working at a fire station inhabited by men, right? But this is more than she is willing to endure? Just checking.
A female friend of mine considers it to be a faux pas to wash your hands in the kitchen sink.
BTW, did TJ evict Toni from the toilet or does she keep her toothbrush and paste elsewhere?
This is why all bathrooms must have a fan in some areas.
I’m sure Toni says Ew a lot, living with 2 guys. Didn’t they rebuild this house after a fire? Wouldn’t they have 2 bathrooms, or at least 1 1/2.
“Kablooey” follows TJ everywhere he goes.
This is in fact a reasonably large house, and it has more than a single bathroom. Has all that been retconned, now?
Don’t they keep their toothbrushes in the bathroom, possibly in the cabinet? Where did she get the toothbrush and toothpaste from since TJ was occupying the bathroom? We do not keep our toothbrushes and toothpaste in our bedrooms, the living room, the family room, the kitchen, the dining area, the foyer, the library/office, or the garage…
Re above comment, two firefighters should be able to easily afford their own place without a roommate
There’s an image I’d like to see…
There are too many peripheral characters in this strip. They need to split it up into several spinoffs….
What TJ needs is a lover of his own. If he’s straight, maybe they could bring back Delta. She could ground him. If he’s gay, introduce another character.
If the sink has one of those hose sprayers, Toni could also use it to wash her hair!
Loving Panel 2: .
GuySpeak: (No big deal. Just…) ‘Use the kitchen sink.’
GalSpeak: (Honey, I love you, but…) ‘Brad? Ew.’
Love Toni’s look in P2 also … who am I kidding? Love Toni’s look at any panel/angle!
Oh, not THESE TWO again!!!!!!
Despite mentions of “Brad’s” bathroom,
Team Evans set up this “comedy” angle earlier this year.
Urgently use the toilet?? i would think spitting out toothpaste would fall in that category. i thought she needed to use the toilet but the toothbrush gives another explanation. I just can’t see how she’d be that casual about going in the sink.
Hate to say it but Brad and Toni are the ones I care the most about. In them we have seen real growth and real character development.
Just light a match and stink is gone. (if the house doesn’t explode)
Toni is cute in her PJs. Brad is sensible-sensitive to scent. TJ had to go. Now, TJ’s got to go! Out, out, damned boarder!
Potty humor? For real?
Not for nothing, but TJ might have avoided stinking up the bathroom (or at least leave much less of a smell) if he’d have immediately flushed each time he let one out. That’s what I do.
I bet anyone anything that this arch is gonna end up with Tj being kicked out, and maybe he will try to stay at Tiff’s……….
Toilet humor is the best kind. We have all gone there, it gets to you, is a relief and lingers.
It’s always fun to see Gunther and Tiffany interact. I do hope next time it is somehow a more fun adventure.
A Roil Flush !!!