Luann by Greg Evans for January 06, 2022

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    lvlax  6 months ago


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    Tyge Premium Member 6 months ago

    A well documented counselor’s ploy!

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    Rhetorical_Question   6 months ago

    A Fool’s errand for Bernice!

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  6 months ago

    Brilliant distraction. Hope this girl talk goes somewhere.

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    Prescott_Philosopher   6 months ago

    It’s rare these days that I give a ‘like’ to a Luann strip. Today is one.

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    Rhetorical_Question   6 months ago

    A cup of pencils magically appears. Bernice has not read the name plate yet!

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    Rhetorical_Question   6 months ago

    Will Luann read the name plate before Bernice?

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    limarick  6 months ago

    Miss Phelps is more astute then they ever imagined.

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    Rhetorical_Question   6 months ago

    Margo Fogarty!

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 6 months ago

    And, when you get done with those, there is a case of 5,000 pencils you can do next. At the pencil sharpener in the room down the hall…

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    SJhapamama  6 months ago

    The box label says “100 Pencils”—awesome!

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    Tyge Premium Member 6 months ago

    Someone blurred her nameplate. Has she renewed her counselors license? Only Greg knows.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 6 months ago

    Years ago, Margo’s nameplate changed with each panel. I remember it changing from “Counselor” to “Count Slur”. That Greg is sure a clever devil.

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    kenhense  6 months ago

    Wait a Minute! How does Bernice so cheerfully accept her demotion?

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    AnyFace  6 months ago

    Nicely played. ✨

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Margo saves the arc.

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    beb01  6 months ago

    She fell for it? Boy, Bernice isn’t as smart as she thinks she is/

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    notbornyesterday  6 months ago

    Bernice, deep down, is desperate for approval

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    luann1212 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Pretty good switcheroo there Ms. Phelps. Bernice is so eager; if she ever is to be a counselor or clinical psychologist, she might need to learn to have the perception and adroitness to that professional move herself.

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    TampaFanatic1  6 months ago

    Nice move by Mrs F! However, disappointing that Luann did not pick up on the ploy. I do like how Bernice blindly fell for the "boil hot water’/ “sharpen the pencils routine”. Now lets see if Mrs Fogarty can actually help Luann sort out her career plans; I think anything is on the table, especially Luann being told it is time to move on from certain people like Bern…..

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    beb01  6 months ago

    Bernice says that helping Mrs Fogarty will coumt towards to her “practicum experience,” Which I suppose is some attempt at Latin but I think in most professions it’s just called “practical experience.”

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    beb01  6 months ago

    So is the strip going to pivot to Luann’s problem or are we going to see more of Bernice’s over-achiever syndrome? Maybe Mrs. Fogarty will help Bernice that her “problems” wit Nil as well as her obsessing over being a psychologist is the result of her parent’s perfectionism. She was never good enough for them.

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    howtheduck  6 months ago

    Bernice is not the sharpest pencil on the desk, if you know what I mean.

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    Caldonia  6 months ago

    Now Bernice is just sucking up to a person I don’t think she respects. Can they just get on with it?

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    Black76Manta  6 months ago

    Now that the extra person is gone, the counselor will be able to do a better job!

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    nesto49  6 months ago

    Honestly, I think Ms Phelps-Fogarty will simply listen to Luann and encourage her to keep her options open, continue to explore and find where her true passion lies. At 19, she still has plenty of time to make a long range career choice!

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    capricorn9th  6 months ago

    Luann, you need to pick up on the obvious acts of clever ploys. What is surprising is not you not catching on this clever plot but that Bernice missed it – the psych student at that…

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    ronaldspence  6 months ago

    I think Bernice is missing the point more than those pencils!

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    Willow Mt Lyon  6 months ago

    Luann looks like she has been broken down by Bernice’s comments. Margo and Luann need to talk privately, and Luann needs a chance to unwind from all that Bernice has said and done. The only way for progress to happen at this meeting is for Margo to build Luann back up and spend more time with her than planned. I hope Margo has the time.

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    pekelopan Premium Member 6 months ago

    Luann really should have left Bernice at home.

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    Asharah  6 months ago

    Doesn’t work if you have the pencils where you just twist the top to sharpen them

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    cdillon85  6 months ago

    Not unlike having the father boil water while the mother was having the baby…

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 6 months ago

    On one hand, she doesn’t hurt Bernice’s feelings, on the other hand, she can finally talk to Luann without interferences. Mrs Fogarty is truly diplomantic! And maybe seeing how Bernice was turned away for her sake will make Luann understand a thing or two about her BFF.

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    imagenesis  6 months ago

    Clever woman… she has experience! ツ

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    bluegirl285  6 months ago

    Oh, she’s good!

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    R.J.C.  6 months ago

    That’s definitely a brilliant move. Well done!

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    daddo52  6 months ago

    Smart lady

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    Don Draper  6 months ago

    Why the tricks? Just tell Bernice to wait outside for a little while. It’s not going to break her.

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    Pet  6 months ago

    Well played, Counselor.

    Well played…

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    D.E.N.  6 months ago

    Good … very good tactic. Eliminate Bernice’s distractions without hurting her feelings and begin to help Luann at the same time. Compassionate lady .. good.

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    Decepticomic  6 months ago

    Speak quickly before she finishes.

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    OneTime59  6 months ago

    Funny. Very good, subtle way of getting an unwanted nuisance out of the way.

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    Johnnyrico  6 months ago

    Margo’s desk sign has reappeared… Luann is a bit slow on the uptake…

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    rrogersthegreat  6 months ago

    Bernice is a self-absorbed twit.

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    leighabc123  6 months ago

    I guess Bernice isn’t so bright after all!

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    JonnyT  6 months ago

    Maybe next she can advise Bernice on how NOT to be a therapist. Talking at people and declaring what’s wrong with them is a no-no. A good therapist LISTENS.

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    OHSOFUN  6 months ago

    I understand that Mrs. Fogarty wants to be kind, but this could have been an opportunity for her to teach Bernice to allow others to speak for themselves.

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    STACEY MARSHALL Premium Member 6 months ago

    We were trying to get Bernice to butt out!

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    Troglodyte  6 months ago

    Sometimes Bern isn’t the sharpest pencil in the box, is she? :D

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    Chris  6 months ago

    nice distraction plan.

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    Susan00100  6 months ago

    Mrs. Fogarty, you should give her something that would take much more time—like scrubbing the floors or shampooing the carpets!!

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    Susan00100  6 months ago

    Reminds me of the pilot episode of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, where Mary’s first day at WJM consisted of sharpening pencils.

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    Ellis97  6 months ago

    Bernice, why do you always have to make Luann look like a fool?

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    Vilyehm  6 months ago

    If Bernice discovers the already sharpened pencils, Margo need only mention that they are all number 3 and that she gave her a box of number 2.

    Margo definitely gave Bernice a big load of number two.

    “When you do do the pencils, make sure you empty the sharpener when you’re done.”

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    kingbrlee Premium Member 6 months ago

    It’s a good time for Luann and Mrs. Fogarty to move to another room.

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    chris_o42  6 months ago

    Sharp lady!

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    dalemcginnis  6 months ago

    cheap pencils with bad lead. by the time you get it sharpened it is just a nub.

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    Billys mom2022  6 months ago

    A simple “Please leave the room” would be better.

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    DM2860  6 months ago

    Well it is not “lock the door behind you” but it will work for while.

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    sueb1863  6 months ago

    Why didn’t she just tell Bernice to butt out and shut up?

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    comic reader 22  6 months ago

    Maybe while she’s gone Luann can tell Margo about Bernice’s bookkeeping skills so she can steer her away from being a counselor.

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    Cincoflex  6 months ago

    Luann should have recognized the ‘be my helper’ ploy!

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    reedkomicks Premium Member 6 months ago

    Great, 3 minutes for them, 4 days for us. Check back in a month.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Smart move, Mrs Fogarty!

    Make Bernice think she’s useful even when she isn’t.


    You really should have told Bernice to go get you a latte, like her old “boss” Ann Eiffel used to do.Then, when Bern has a “flashback” and goes all PTSD over the request, you can explain to her calmly, why she absolutely does NOT need to be a “counselor” under ANY circumstances.

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    Crann Bethadh  6 months ago

    Hopefully, the pencil sharpener is about 50 miles away.

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    YatInExile Premium Member 6 months ago

    “You wanna help me? Go away and leave me alone. That will help.”

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    BJShipley1  6 months ago

    And so once again Bernice gets catered to and distracted instead of getting the telling-off she deserves, just to ensure she never learns anything from this. Because god forbid she finds out that her behavior is unacceptable.

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    tremaine53  6 months ago

    “And when you’re done sharpening the pencils, Bernice, there’s a cliff outside I’d like you to jump off.”

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Smooth move….;-)

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    hoffquotes2  6 months ago

    Wouldn’t count as anything unless it was prearranged

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    kaycstamper  6 months ago

    I love this!

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Even fooled Luann!

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    BuckarooDave  6 months ago

    " Ms. Phelps, I can’t find the pencil sharpener!"

    " It’s Mrs. Fogarty, dear, and I guess you’ll just have to use the one next door!"

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    prrdh  6 months ago

    “Now, what were you about to say before you were so rudely interrupted?”

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    raybarb44  6 months ago

    Now WE can talk…..

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    Same2Ubuddy Premium Member 6 months ago

    In tomorrow’s comic we see Bernice happily sharpening the pencils. Suddenly, a lightbulb appears above her head. The last panel shows her with a scowl on her face while saying “I’ve been hornswoggled!”. Either that, or more accidental steaking.

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    Cheapskate0  6 months ago

    9 AM Mountain Time, the strip‘s been out at least ten hours, and only 175 comments?

    Are others tiring of this strip (as I am)?

    For what it‘s worth, I was hoping that the G&K change-up play was going to be Bernice getting career guidance, rather than Luann. Two days left, and being the first week, this will likely spill into the next, so that hope is not dead just yet.

    Not that I dislike Bernice at all. She is one of my favorite characters in this strip. (But hey, I like just about all the characters in this strip – except Luann)

    That said, I am particularly disappointed in how Bernice is being portrayed this week. I guess G&K are using exaggeration for their punchlines this week.

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    The old tricks are the best tricks.After she’s through,tell her to go pound erasers.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  6 months ago

    “I’ll Pencil You In”

    “Help Her, Halper!”

    “Sharpie Harpy”

    “Making Points”

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    Statick  6 months ago

    Good. I was growing tired of Bernice throwing shade.

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    kauri44  6 months ago

    This reminds me of when, during a baby home delivery, the father-to-be was told to go boil water.

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    locake  6 months ago

    Ms. Phelps-Fogarty seems pretty sharp to me.

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    ironbrigade1861  6 months ago

    Like throwing a stick to get a dog’s attention.

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    LFate Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’m going to try and have faith that G&K are going to find a good path for Luann, they did for Brad and he had to be the stupidest guy in the comics now look at him responsible, married, thinking about kids and a role model. If Brad can be more so will Luanne (hopefully).

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    Boltsfan2029  6 months ago

    She should have told Luann to lock the door once Bernice left…

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    RSH  6 months ago

    there’s a 100 pencils in that box and maybe Bern will have to go to another building to sharpen them. Good work Mrs Fogarty!

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    Dragoncat  6 months ago

    Well played, Mrs. Phelps… well played.

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    tutibug5  6 months ago

    Sharpen pencils …yesterday I thought to myself – send her out for coffee.

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    Airman  6 months ago

    I think that Margo has the same hair stylist as Pru did, so they could never appear in the same arc together. And, Bernice should be advised that counseling is not a spectator sport.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  6 months ago

    Smooth move, Fogarty.

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    w16521  6 months ago

    I would have just told Bernice to scram!

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Mrs. Fogarty, Margo, is smarter than the average wannabe. Not that Bernie measures up to “average”….

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    jdsven  6 months ago

    Bernice, you make Lilith Sternin-Crane look warm and compassionate in comparison.

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    finnygirl Premium Member 6 months ago

    I think Mrs. Fogarty should have suggested that Bernice go to an office supply store and purchase a brand-new pencil sharpener, to make sure that those pencils are done right!

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    David Huie Green-HavePityOnOthersYouWillNeedItToo  6 months ago

    Short and to the point.

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    spikelovesmusic  6 months ago

    Any fans of comedian Vaughn Meader here? (Sketch set at Ad agency for Magwich’s Iodine) “Uh… Arnold,Why don’t you go and sharpen some pencils?…”

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