January 17, 2018
sounds like only TJ will be at the Degroots’ dinner
Gee. It looks like the only member of the “staff” that’s going to show at the DeGroots is Old Smiley.
And to all of those who said that Tiffany may wind up at the Berger-Grays this Thanksgiving? THAT is beginning to look likely.
Especially if Ann crashes the father-daughter dinner like she did a year ago. Or Tom hits Tiff with even MORE bad news. (Engagement/Marriage)
Perhaps Thanksgiving day will feature two warm Thanksgiving family scenes:
1) The DeGroots Clan plus TJ (And maybe Jack)
2) And the Berger-Gray Crew, plus Bets and Tiffany.
Both representing the future of BOTH families.
Plans fall through, Tiff. ✨
Pru sighting! Pru sighting! Pru sighting!
Not only that, but not on a Sunday!
that’s really sweet that she offered though i think
And yeah, I agree, G&K are building Tiffany (and us) up for one heck of a let down!
Why doesn’t Tiff just tell people that she’s having dinner with her dad? Yesterday & today she said “I have plans”…
Nancy is lovely, always has been. I like that we are being shown the closeness of the Fuse’s staff, that adds a nice depth to the story. There is no joke in today’s comic. It’s not funny. Just kicking the can down the road. That seems a little lazy.
Tiffany now has fall back dinners for Thanksgiving.
Where is Les in this mandatory meeting?
Tiff has “plans” (cue: dum-Dum-DUM-dum).
I recall TJ at the Degroots noticing Luann a few years ago – until Brad shooed him away. Now Luann is a big girl. But this wouldn’t seem to be a good match. TJ & Tara, maybe.
(breathes sigh of relief) Whew! No heel-turn by the DeGroots, forcing everyone to work Thanksgiving! No Ann Evil renting the Fuse for a catered T-Day event so she can abuse the staff. No Ann Evil buying The Fuse. So, this week is setting up a heartwarming Thanksgiving strip, with perhaps a speed bump or two for Tiff, but everything’s gotta work out on Thursday! One can hope….
What kind of sadistic boss invites everyone to Thanksgiving?
Johnny Carson did that to Doc Severinsen one year…
This was a Thanksgiving episode of “Friends”. Everyone’s plans are going to fall through at the last minute and they’re all going to end up at Luann’s.
Most places like this are open for thanksgiving
Why do i have the feeling, from the look on Tiffany’s face that her plans not only involve her dad but gunther as well?
Heck, might as well invite all the customers. Also, all the ones Evil Annie scammed with the fake lingerie – then have Evil Annie show up. Now, let the festivities begin!
Normally, I feel gleeful at the impending appearance of our favorite villainess. Even I have a heart, though! Do we really have to do this to Tiff on Thanksgiving?
It’s refreshing to see that the DeGroots value Thanksgiving as a way to give back to their workers, instead of taking Thanksgiving away from them (luckily the speculation that the DeGroots would greedily accept money from Ann Evil for a catered event with forced OT turned out to be a non-starter).
As I had thought, The Fuse is a family-run business, with no corporate masters/overlords to kowtow to for profits, so the DeGroots were free to do as they pleased, and they came through, showing that deep down, they really are good people.
Tiffany is going to be so sad.
This is a nice gesture, but she shuld realize that most people spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.
This is setting up for a huge disappointment for poor Tiffany.
I really hope G&K don’t throw Tiffany under the bus (again). I’m tired of her being the punching bag for all the bottled up hate by the cartoonists. PLEASE let this be a nice dinner…and maybe an epiphany for Dad…
I just wish that Mrs. DeGroot would be there at the restaurant if Ann were to come back and start getting abusive with Tiff again so that you could personally throw Ann’s a-ss out on the pavement and tell her to never come back. For once, Ann would not be in control of the situation.
Tiffany really does love her father.
Times have certainly changed. Can you imagine Luann’s reaction back in the high school days if Tiffany had been invited over?
Yeaaaaahhh, don’t like where this heading.
Now I really have the huge sensation that Tiffany’s plans will be ruined by something (or someone) and she’ll end up celebrating Thanksgiving in the house of her good old frenemy Luann.
maybe her plans are with herself and nobody.
Depressing thought, but I think Tiffany’s “plans” are going to fall through and she will be completely left out of everything.
I hope her dad does not ghost her….wonder what ann awful is up to to leave her precious moneybag alone.
these plans of her are going to once again crash down around her.
She doesn’t want to jinx it but you know that Ann will do something to ruin it!
Aha! Got it right!
All this buildup, now I’m curious how this will ruin for her.
The tangled mess that is about to ensue is really to horrible to contemplate.
She doesn’t say they’ll be eating. The DeGroots may just be looking for wait staff.
I think she would like to go to the Degroots
Why do I have that feeling that Tiffany is going to have a heart break and end up with the Degroot?
Ok, everyone is expecting Tiff to have the rug jerked out with her either getting a notice that Ann will be there or Ann is there (in some form). Three possible solutions readily available (sorry Cheapskate0, no binary for you, treat as an or gate); 1) Tomorrow Tom says Ann will be there and Tiff pulls chocks. 2) Tiff meets Tom, either Ann shows up or Tom makes an announcement leading to Tiff going to either party on Friday (call it late Thursday in the strip). 3) Tom and Tiff enjoy some Turkey. There are other possibilities but I’m thinking decreasing probability with one of the solutions shown above being in effect. (Btw, no odds on solution 3 at this time. I list it because G&K usually do family for holidays which means we might not see the outcome till Friday or the show all the characters Thursday wishing us a happy T-day).
Bad news coming for her.
Tiffany will be there in tears.
Second turn down. Looks like we’re building to a HUGE Tiffany disaster. One more set up day before the hammer falls yet again!
Could Awful Annie come up with something to draw Tom away from the Dad-Daughter dinner at the last moment; leaving Tiff all alone on Thanksgiving evening? Of course she can.
Thursday will be a mega disaster for Tiff… slam dunk… take it to the bank!
I have a hunch that Friday or Saturday will see a big emotional rescue of Tiffany (most likely) by Leslie Knox! Thus starting, if not cementing, a long relationship.
Ah yes, Dez is reminding us all that she still has opportunities in life other than working for free while still paying rent to the people taking advantage of the free labor.
Presumably, you’d extend an invitation to Thanksgiving with more than 48 hours notice.
Just waiting for Tom to announce Ann has called him and needs him right away. Sorry Tiffany.
Nancy should have known that Pru would be out of town by now. Some are suggesting Pru will stay in NY. Probably not a big loss.
I dread whatever crushing blow is coming her way.
I think everyone will have a nice Thanksgiving Day and Ann will not appear until Friday or Saturday.
I wonder who will invite Tiffany tomorrow? Maybe Bets and Gunther will invite her to Al and Irma’s, not knowing that Les already invited her.
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson
Greg is setting us up for a bit of drama, maybe.
We have a three dinner setup so far. The Gray’s, the DeGroot’s and Le Petit Chateau.
Will T-Day be a 3 panel showing 3 happy dinners? Two happy and one morose? Will Friday show Tiff arriving at Al & Irma’s after her T-Day crash? Remember Tiffany’s last happy family moment was at the Gray’s Dinner. She even helped with the desserts.
This household could be a solid refuge for Tiff to become grounded. Will GnK finally let that happen?
I predict that Tiffany will be stood up by her dad.
Something I’ve been wondering lately – does Tom even know Ann has a son? Even if he knew Ann and Les had a strained relationship , I would think he would at least invite Les out to lunch the same way he insisted Ann and Tiff have lunch together.
Tiff is going to be stiffed by her dad. or her wicked stepmother will be there because her flight was snowed out. Good thing she has fallback offers.
Tiffany’s dad will cancel at the last minute to be with Ann and she’ll be welcomed at the DeGroot house with open arms!
Anybody else sensing TIF’s been setup?
two offers for thanksgiving just after Daddy made plans with her and assured her it would be just them.
I’m wagering either he’s going to put her off at the last minute OR have a “big announcement” concerning Ann. (I can see him using that as a good time to tell her he’s going to Marry Ann… But given how long Ann has been using him, he might be getting tired of her (and her spending) by now.
I fear a heartbreak soon.
I have feeling her plans will be interrupted by Ann changing plans at the last minute and will end up alone, or hopefully at the Dergroots.
Best laid plans can blow up.
Maybe she’s got a plan for Ann.
Tom, face unseen, is going to find a way to write off Tiffany. To make her an offer she can’t refuse, using Ann to deliver a symbolic horse’s head. Les will tell Uncle Al and Uncle Al will once again use his connections to put Tom and Ann into a world of hurt.
Betcha Tiffany ends up at the Degroots
I sometimes wonder how Tiffany feels working for the parents of the girl she consistently put down and belittled? And since this arc absolutely has to end with Tiffany, not with her Dad, but at the Degroot’s, how’s she gonna like eating a little crow for Thanksgiving?
Now I KNOW that Ann is going to somehow ruin Tiffany’s date with her dad. Tiffany’s redemption arc is slow and excruciating, but eventually (hopefully) she’ll come out the other side as part of the gang rather than a snotty, above-it-all outsider.
Why would the DeGroots figure everyone would be available on a day most people go to their family’s home? Thanksgiving is SO overdone. If they really want to be nice, invite everyone over some other random day. Or better yet, give them nice bonuses.
On the positive note: Tiffany DOES have holiday options here! …
- Dinner with Daddy … (seeming ‘iffy’ now)
- Dinner at the Gray’s … (possible)
- Dinner at the DeGroots … (seems likely, because LOOK at how Nancy is welcoming Tiff!)
Tiffany need a break from all the misery this year, please! …
Nancy: “Tiffany, can you join us?”
Tiffany: “Why? Are you falling apart?”
I’m upset that Tiffany missed such a wide-open straight line.
I think those plans include putting the screws to that harpy that’s her father’s girlfriend
We all know what’s gonna happen here. Tiffany would have a better chance at having a happy life if she jumped ship and became part of another strip. Maybe she could try “Mark Trail” and give Cherry a run for her money.
I love Tiffany but have you noticed lately how Greg is drawing her with such heavy eyebrows and eye liner? Hey I know it’s all about those Power Eyebrows these days but this is over the top. She looks prettier when she’s a little softer yet still made up.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have the dinner at The Fuse so they can take advantage of the Restaurant sized Kitchen and all the extra tables & chairs.
Who knows really? I am going to lay back on this one.
Nice surprise, but WHY wait until the day (or two) before to invite anyone to Thanksgiving dinner??? Most everyone has family or made plans with friends to celebrate by that time. Unless you know for certain that they do NOT have family/friends in the area, it is wiser to invite people a week in advance.
I still feel Tiffany is in for a helluva lot of further heartbreak. I still suspect idiot Tom “Cat” will break the news about his engagement/wedding plans AND further hurt Tiffany by asking for her help in picking out a gargantuan, mega-expensive wedding ring.
I must admit though, I have some serious trepidation too…. about how Tiffany will handle this. I am glad Greg has never gone as “horribly sad” as some of the permutations that have gone through my mind when reading this today.
Tiff is realizing she has friends and people to be with on Thanksgiving, and she may end up at one of these dinners after a few moments with her dad witnessing what may have to say.
Oh, this is cruel! Trusting Tiffany is being set up for a crushing blow. Annie Awful will crash the dad-and-daughter dinner? Or Tom-Dad has already been brainwashed by the con artist? Something Evil this way comes….
Tighten those belts and harnesses, Tiffany is heading for a rough crash.
Final thought. Tiff meets up with her dad, he turns around to see her, and we all discover that Greg has drawn a self portrait.
Pleasant, appreciative, hopeful.
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