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Strip For 092479
ID: 3689
Publication Date: 1979-09-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Envying other's lives, stay at home mom, working dad, Elly, John, Michael, Elizabeth, Jean, hygienist Marie.
Caption: I Really Envy Elly's Easy Life, The Luxury Of Home ... Comfortable Surroundings ... Fun With The Kids ... Time To Relax ... The Freedom ...
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Strip For 111679
ID: 3725
Publication Date: 1979-11-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Giving Elly a break for the weekend, dental clinic, taking the kids, regrets, John, Jean
Caption: I'm a saint.
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Strip For 112179
ID: 12
Publication Date: 1979-11-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Jean asks John how he handled the housework while Elly was away. Floors, laundry, dishes. John says he left it for Elly to do when she got back.
Caption: I left it all for Elly.
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Strip For 021780
ID: 6650
Publication Date: 1980-02-17
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: John and Jean at the dentist office. John has a tough day at the office with a lot of difficult patients. John remains pleasant all day but growls and is in a bad mood when he arrives home. Michael
Caption: Growl
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Strip For 031480
ID: 3790
Publication Date: 1980-03-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John uses his off-key singing to test whether or not his patient is properly sedated. Jean.
Caption: I figure they're well sedated if they can stand my singing.
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Strip For 062080
ID: 3843
Publication Date: 1980-06-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: John talks to Jean about going out on the town with Ted McCauley. While the cat's away the mice will play. A lot of mice turn into rats.
Caption: But - When the cat's away, a lot of mice turn into rats.
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Strip For 080980
ID: 3870
Publication Date: 1980-08-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Dental clinic, insured hands, "hands of an artist", reading writing, John, Jean
Caption: Good ... Maybe Now I'll Be Able To Read Your Writing ..
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Strip For 081180
ID: 3871
Publication Date: 1980-08-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Jean tells john that Brawling O'Brian has shown up at the dental clinic with an emergency tooth ache. John is terrified by this enormous man who grabs him only to discover that its O'Brian who is terrified.
Caption: I'm Scared!!
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Strip For 081280
ID: 3872
Publication Date: 1980-08-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: John laments the social attitude towards dentists while having coffee with Jean. Even though he's a nice guy he gets stuck with a bad image. Jean says that he could have studied law or something. Lawyers are all crooks. Hypocrisy.
Caption: Nah! ... Lawyers are all crooks.
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Strip For 082980
ID: 72
Publication Date: 1980-08-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Getting a microwave, John talking to Jean while they work on a patient.
Caption: Yeah. Now she can burn dinner in one tenth the time!
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Strip For 091880
ID: 3893
Publication Date: 1980-09-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Dental clinic, working on a patient, talking about understanding Elly, John, Jean
Caption: (Forceps)...I just don't have as much time as she does to think about what she's thinking about.
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Strip For 100880
ID: 3904
Publication Date: 1980-10-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Dental Clinic. Jean asks John if Elly is going to get a job now that Michael is in school. John hopes not. Elly can be as liberated as she wants, as long as she does it at home. Jean and the patient are not amused.
Caption: ...as long as she does it at home.
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Strip For 100980
ID: 3906
Publication Date: 1980-10-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: John knows it's selfish but he doesn't like the idea of a working mother. A house should be a home. He expects Jean to call him narrow-minded or old fashioned but tells her that if she oinks at him, she's fired. Male Chauvinist Pig.
Caption: but oink at me once and you're fired!
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Strip For 101380
ID: 81
Publication Date: 1980-10-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: While Elly does the dishes John tells her that Jean is on holiday for a week. Since he needs someone to fill in anyway he asks Elly. She gives him a big hug, but John wonders what he's signed up for.
Caption: What have I done?
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Strip For 102080
ID: 3911
Publication Date: 1980-10-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: At the Dental Clinic Elly is helping John while Jean is away. She points out that the last time she helped John was just out of school and asks if it brings back memories. John says that was back when he still enjoyed working.
Caption: Sure. That was when I still enjoyed working.
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Strip For 112680
ID: 3924
Publication Date: 1980-11-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Dental Clinic. Jean tells John that Miss Moreau is in. John can't remember her. The one with the playboy body and skin tight wardrobe. Nothing. She tries anterior hypoplasia and crossbite. John's eyes widen. He knows patients by their teeth
Caption: Oh, Her!
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Strip For 112780
ID: 3925
Publication Date: 1980-11-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Dental clinic, dentist's image, painless profession, John, Jean
Caption: So kindly stop referring to incoming patients as "the next victim"!!
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Strip For 041881
ID: 131
Publication Date: 1981-04-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John is at the dental office telling Jean the story of the stereo. His patient tries to say that John should take back the stereo to fix things.
Caption: That's easy for you to say!
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Strip For 050981
ID: 4003
Publication Date: 1981-05-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John uses outer space patter to relax his child patients at the dental clinic. Lift off, astro probe, alien life forms. It works but the next time he refers to Jean as "the droid" she'll quit.
Caption: Fine ... But the next time you refer to me as the droid - I quit!
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Strip For 052181
ID: 4011
Publication Date: 1981-05-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the dental office, John asks Jean for her opinion on his checked pants that Elly hates. Jean is afraid to answer and asks about her job security.
Caption: ...How secure is my job?
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Strip For 060181
ID: 139
Publication Date: 1981-06-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John asks Jean at the dental clinic who wrote up a dental claim form in handwriting so bad it looks like a primitive scrawl. Jean says it looks like John's writing. John defends his writing as not primitive, just illegible.
Caption: - It's just illegible.
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Strip For 102781
ID: 187
Publication Date: 1981-10-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the dental clinic John sets up the voice mail, answering machine. Jean loves the part where he says "I'm not here." At the sound of the tone Please leave your name and number.
Caption: I just love the part where you tell everyone you're not here.
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Strip For 110681
ID: 191
Publication Date: 1981-11-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the Dental Clinic John and Jean prep a patient. Stereo headphones, nitrous, rubber dam, frame, clamps. John thinks modern technology makes dentistry almost fun for the patient. Jean can't see the patient under all the stuff.
Caption: What patient? Mf?
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Strip For 110781
ID: 4091
Publication Date: 1981-11-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John closes up the Dental Clinic but before he can leave Jean gives him a list. Milk, dry cleaning, gas in the car, and tells him to drive carefully because he looks tired. She tells him she works for his wife on the side.
Caption: I work for your wife on the side.
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Strip For 110881
ID: 6077
Publication Date: 1981-11-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: More Than a Month of Sundays
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John and Jean working at the dentist office. Doesn't like this patient because it's always a mad house. Screaming kids. Michael has a check up.
Caption: Hi, Daddy
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Strip For 011082
ID: 7105
Publication Date: 1982-01-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John has a rough day. Too many women in his life. Jean works through lunch. Elly wanted him to bring home chicken. Emergency patients. Receptionist left early. Elizabeth, sees how worn out John is and makes it better with a hug and kiss.
Caption: Aaaah... I was beginning to think there were too many women in my life!
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Strip For 021582
ID: 4127
Publication Date: 1982-02-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the dental clinic John tells Jean about his vacation. They walked on the beach, got to know each other, drank good wine and remembered why they got married. The patient says he drinks to forget.
Caption: -Strange. I always drink to forget.
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Strip For 033082
ID: 4155
Publication Date: 1982-03-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the dental clinic John is fuming about Ted's attitude towards Connie. He used to like him but he's a selfish, pompous, inconsiderate... Jean asks what's bothering him as he has just stuffed two cotton rolls up the patient's nose.
Caption: You've just stuffed two cotton rolls up Mr. Morberg's nose.
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Strip For 033182
ID: 6061
Publication Date: 1982-03-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John offers Jean a ride home from the dental clinic. They are in bumper to bumper traffic never going above 15 MPH and John wonders who the idiot was that called this "rush hour."
Caption: Who in heck was the idiot who called this RUSH HOUR!
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Strip For 070382
ID: 4195
Publication Date: 1982-07-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the dental clinic John complains about Phil practicing his trumpet all of the time. Jean says it could be worse, it could be bagpipes.
Caption: Cheer up, Doc. -It could be worse. What could be worse? Bagpipes.
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Strip For 072182
ID: 288
Publication Date: 1982-07-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John and Jean close up the dental clinic for holidays. John does a jig while he gets into his car and thinks about freedom while stuck in rush hour traffic.
Caption: It's great to be free!
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