Mary Worth is Hot Again!
There's something about Mary (Worth)--by Mark Schwed in the Palm Beach Post, via ajc.com:
"Mary Worth," the comic strip your grandma used to love, suddenly is red-hot.
Is it because an extreme makeover took away her wrinkles and the junk in her trunk, turning a frumpy widow into a saucy senior?
Or is it the holy-cow story line, which has her being hounded by a Captain Kangaroo look-alike who may have offed his wife?
"Mary Worth," the original desperate housewife, is the subject of gossip in The Vent. Thousands of people on the Internet are analyzing and debating her every move — something unheard of for a comic from the dinosaur age.