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Eeeeee! Yes-yes-yes! Mike's gonna be a Gramps! Twins! And Toggle's gonna be a Poppa! And Alex is gonna be a Mom! Eeeeee! (Grins and dances and hope this goes well for all of them.) Thanks, GBT. This is the sort of sweet payoff that makes decades of reading investment particularly rewarding.
Geez, this strip is getting to be like Gasoline Alley, only more politically incisive! Way to shake things up, GBT. It will be interesting to see Alex's handling of motherhood, considering how wonderful her own mom was...
Every time I see a strip with Alex growing up -- getting married and now becoming a mother -- I am glad to be able to go back to the archives and remember those joyful times when she was just an impish child. I wish I could do that with my own grown-up daughter.
As a father of twins I wondered if Doonesbury would be able to capture the joy and challenges of having twins, but a quick search shows that Trudeau is also a father of twins. Any apprehension is gone; I couldn't be more excited to see his take on the experience.
Twins. There go the next twenty years. This girl was a baby genius. She graduated from MIT. Whatever happened to grad school? Where's the PhD? The genius-level, hugely rewarding job? Grandma Joanie made it on her own, and ended up with everything. She inspired my generation. And Alex?
One of the terrific things about Doonesbury is that the characters age pretty much in real time, grow old, and die. I'm delighted for Alex and admire GBT for this development, but in all honesty I suddenly feel very old.
Twins! Far out! This is going to be as much fun as the wedding. Sniff... Our girl is going to be a hoot to watch.
Whoa! A typically off-handed way to drop that little blockbuster in! It hardly seems like the second generation of Doonesbury has settled in and now we're going to be looking at a third. I can't wait to see how Joanie's going to take to the idea of being a great-grandmother...
Mike nearly fell to pieces at the sight of Alex in her wedding dress. How on earth is he going to cope with being a grandfather? Of two? At the same time?
Oh, happy day! Hugs and congratulations to Alex and Toggle. I can't imagine a better two for two -- to tackle twins in a trailor, that is. Time for bigger digs, perhaps. Enjoy the ride, the best adventure ever!
I'm reeling. I'm delighted that GBT is looking forward, and thrilled to welcome another generation of the Doonesbury family. As a friend of mine told me, upon the arrival of my first child, "There are two kinds of people in the world. Those with children, and those who are still children." Let's hope Alex finds parenthood a more transformative process than Rick. I can't wait to watch her being forged in the fire of twins!
Mike is going to be a grandad! Joanie is going to be a great-grandmother!!
Alex is pregnant!? Congratulations! I wonder if Mike is really ready to be a granddad. Then again, who is?
Twins. This is the begining of yet another generation in Doonesburyworld. A huge day! Can't wait to know the names.
One word for Alex: Congratulations! Seven words for Drew, borrowed from Carly Rae Jepsen: Here's my number, so call me maybe?
Wow! Sometimes B.D. comes out with something true and sorta profound, as in "Bubba's like free cable -- there for all to enjoy." We call him Cousin Bill, at our house. Happy Sunday morning!
Perhaps Jeff knows one small actual real detail of a scandal that he could tell to Rick who could blow it open? That is my delusion of grandeur for Rick. That he finally breaks through. And it would be nice if he got an assist from Jeff.
Re: today's strip -- please tell me there really is a video of this!
Just when I thought I was the only person on earth who had insight into the true human character, you came along. You have kept me sane for the last twenty years. Thank you.
Props to Jeff for asking his dad for advice. He said it was a professional question, and so it was. Rick's answer was too. Writers must write or -- they don't. Is Jeff smiling at his dad in panel four? It's an awesome moment for the Redfern family, but those two can't start getting along now. Where's the satire in that?