Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 17, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    But Chase wouldn’t ask you to do it. He wants to remain in the closet.

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    RonaldByrd  6 months ago

    Chase may be overlooking the bigger picture of Mark introducing his significant other to his family. Mark wouldn’t do that unless he cared a great deal about Chase. There’s the option of considering it flattering.

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member 6 months ago

    Dad, I’d like you to meet Bait.

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    robertthomasson  6 months ago

    This is not going to end well, I suspect. And I don’t remember this story line.

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    chuckcork1  6 months ago

    Easy to say ’I’d do it for you’ when that isn’t possible.

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    GreggW Premium Member 6 months ago

    Maybe he’ll be more upset that he isn’t Jewish.

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    Susan00100  6 months ago

    Does anyone else remember that Phil Slackmeyer billed his son for a refund of all the money he spent rearing him?

    I wouldn’t be sorry if this revelation kills him!!

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    RichardHunter  6 months ago

    I feel like the real issue is that Mark’s parents obviously don’t listen to his radio show.

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    mickjam  6 months ago

    I never liked their relationship. Chase always looks angry, and Mark at heart is still a stoner hippie.

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    prrdh  6 months ago

    Crabs make good bait, I’m told.

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    When is Mark going to get the slick haircut?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Almost everyone has to meet the parents sooner or later. Best to get it out of the way and get on to the BBQ and beer stage of things.

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    Will_Scarlet  6 months ago

    It’s obvious Mark picked Chase because he unconsciously reminded him of his father – and we all know how those kinds of relationships work out.

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    Convicted Pedant  6 months ago

    No, you wouldn’t.

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    rawalko  6 months ago

    Mark, did you at least call ahead?

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    ArtClogg1  6 months ago

    Does this situation ever end well?

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    Troglodyte  6 months ago

    Riiiiighttt – cut to the Chase.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  6 months ago

    Assuming he hasn’t already come to terms with them, and judged them to be good.


    Some people are just rotten, worthless scum by their own choice.

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    Snolep  6 months ago

    Even a woman’s parents would be askance if she brought home someone who looked and acted like Chase!

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    this is summerdog  6 months ago

    Another example of someone who can’t say “no” to a bad idea.

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    schaefer jim  6 months ago

    God what an ugly looking partner, Mark could do better!

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    Did ANYBODY like Mark’s Dad upon meeting him for the first time?The older he got the worse he became.

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    kauri44  6 months ago

    I don’t remember how this arc turned out but I’d think that Phil and Chase, having so much in common politically, might actually hit it off.

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    RonaldByrd  6 months ago

    Mark says it “time for THEM to deal.” I don’t remember Mark’s mother appearing in this story arc. Perhaps I’m thinking of a different one.

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    Eric S   6 months ago

    If Chase wants to remain in the closet, why is he wearing lipstick?

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    RonaldByrd  6 months ago

    I presume Mark didn’t force Chase into the car at gunpoint.

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    ChrisTrey  6 months ago

    Why couldn’t Garry Trudeau have come up with a better looking and nicer guy for Mark? Even a “young Republican” would have been better and would work with their opposite viewpoints. Chase is just an insult to or parody of closeted gay men, most of whom are just better than he is even if they feel the need to hide their partners from the world. Mark deserved better.

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    eddi_tbh  6 months ago

    Great moments in American drama/trauma. Chase and Mark’s dad do have one thing in common, Republican family values.

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    RonaldByrd  6 months ago

    All this “toxicity” about a character’s looks. Tsk tsk.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 5 months ago

    He says that now knowing he wouldn’t have to.

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