Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Robbox

    Robbox said, almost 4 years ago

    The little girl on Santa’s knee is Dutch:
    “I’ve got everything I just want to have this lovely lady…”

  2. Patrick811

    Patrick811 said, almost 4 years ago

    What movie is this from?

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robbox

    That’s about right. I learned Dutch about 20 years ago, and he scene plays very differently when you can understand what’s being said. Otherwise, you might react like Maria.

  4. kidkeeper

    kidkeeper said, almost 4 years ago

    This is the scene from Miracle on 34th Street.

  5. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Right after I drew this, I went into the bedroom and saw that Chris had the movie on TV! Small world.

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    thought it was that rosetta stone commercial. don’t the dutch have father xmas with his demonic friend who kidnaps kids?

  7. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 4 years ago

    Impressive! Sorry Maria.

  8. wvhappypappy

    wvhappypappy said, almost 4 years ago

    Sinter Klaus. My favorite movie scene of all time. The original “Miracle On 34th Street” is the best Christmas movie ever.

  9. bordercolliedawn

    bordercolliedawn said, almost 4 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    That’s amazing!

  10. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, almost 4 years ago

    Right. But why would anybody put Dutch in an English cartoon? It’s as bad as PreTeena when they start speaking Lituanian. Thank you for translating it.

  11. Michael Reese

    Michael Reese GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Dampwaffle

    To teach you something beyond your frame of the world .. it’s a big world, and wouldn’t it be great if we learned about each other’s differences and honored them as much as we could?

  12. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve got to use “skatey eight years” in a sentence sometime!

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    We’ve heard that a lot. It’s only a coincidence. When we first developed this strip, someone else was drawing Working Daze, and Rita had long hair in a pony tail. Maria’s Day isn’t ’Working Daze Babies."

  14. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    That’s one quibble I have with the movie, charming though the scene is. That little Dutch girl probably would not recognize a Macy’s Santa as Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas dresses differently and comes early in December. She might more likely recognize this guy as ‘De Kerstman," which translates to ’The Christmas Man.’ But an American movie audience wouldn’t have recognized that name.

  15. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Dampwaffle

    The movie never bothers to translate it, so you get the same effect as you do in the movie. As I said, the scene plays better if you know what they’re saying, but most people in this country don’t. And I won’t be writing in Lithuaninan, because I don’t know any. WD has featured bits of Klingon before though!

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