5/21/2005

Living Upstairs from Satan

By Zephyra
(Promoted from comments)

All right, today's comic firmly establishes what I think many of us have suspected for some time now.

Mr. Kelpfroth is, in fact, Satan. Exhibit A is today's strip. Exhibit B is here. I imagine Mrs. Kelpfroth is some sort of lieutenant demon.

Hopefully, the Forces of Light will exorcise the evil Kelpfroths from the building. Once the baby Pattersons start interacting with the Kelpfroths, it'll be like kryptonite to Superman, guaranteed.

Today's strip

37 Comments:

Blogger Pete said...

Hey. First time reader, first time commenter. I came across your site because I googled "Kelpfroth" to see where on Earth such a name came from. My suspicions were confirmed: LJ pulled it out of thin air, probably to avoid libel suits as the characters are quite unsavory.

I stopped reading FBoFW for a while after the whole Kortney/train incident because I was fed up with the strip's moral absolutism. Kelpfroths are a good example. (I also stopped because that was when Lovey Saltzman was portrayed as a money-grubbing, eavesdropping Jew.) Now I'm reading again, with your commentary...

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovey...LaVey: coincidence? I think not. And all those "Yiddish" terms she misuses? I think she's actually speaking Enochian.

Oh, and of course Mr. Kreplach WOULD smoke. Just to prove that he's evil. Godamighty, LJ is a vile person.

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8:30 AM  
Blogger big al said...

Rearrange Mister Kelpfroth and you get:

Leftist Khmer Pro

If he's not Satan, I think it's safe to assume that he is a Hired Marxist assasin hiding from his past as part of the Cambodian Killing machine.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see how Lovey is money-grubbing. She's leasing a larger apartment to Mike and Dee with no increase in rent.

The eavesdropping I'll give you, but she's old.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZOMG they're "child-free" assholes AND they smoke cigars (and light incense, which means they are probably pot-smoking hippies, too).

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the point Pete was making is that at some point in the past, perhaps when the train incident occurred, Lovey was portrayed as money-grubbing. That doesn't mean it's happening now. Maybe someone said something to LJ about the nasty undertones of having her only Jewish character be greedy.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did Lovey have to do with the train incident?

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovey had nothing to do with it. I'm just stating that perhaps around the time that incident occurred, Lovey was also shown to be money-grubbing.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I just checked, and I see no evidence of Lovey being money-grubbing. When the Pattersons first moved in, the apartment was somewhat dilapidated, but she gave them a break on the rent in exchange for their making the repairs themselves. And way back when Deanna was pregnant with Merrie, Lovey told them that if a 2-bedroom apartment became available, she'd let them have it for only $100/month more, which Deanna seemed to find reasonable. And that was right after the train incident. Then, she offered to "help" with getting the porch in their old apartment converted into a mini-bedroom.

As for the eavesdropping charge, she was already in the Pattersons' apartment when Mira came by to gripe about their living conditions. Sure, she could have excused herself, but Mira didn't seem to care that she had an audience. And even before that, she was eager to share folk wisdom about pregnancy with Deanna.

I just don't see where Lovey has ever been portrayed as money-grubbing, or unpleasant in any way.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn should take a break, or at least allow Stephan Pastis ("Pearls Before Swine") to be guest-cartoonist for the Kelpfroth bits:

"Hulloooo Pattasun Neighba... Leesteen... we no like noise abuv us. We like smoke ceegarsfor zee aromuh...."

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't see where Lovey has ever been portrayed as ... unpleasant in any way.

Is that you, Lynn Johnston?!

If so, please research your Yiddish in the future. Your stereotype is even worse when she splutters fake Yiddish.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone refresh my memory on the train incident? I'm drawing a complete blank.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, that was not Lynn defending Lovey. It was me, Binky Betsy.

Glad to see this site back up, BTW!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Visaman666 said...

The train incident refers to the time when Elly opened her store and John displayed his model trains(no code) and they were stolen.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Binky Betsy -- I don't remember the exact strip that turned me off to Lovey as money-grubbing. I don't own any of the books. Is there an online archive that goes back that far? I do remember that I was very close to writing LJ about it.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

P.S. There was a separate eavesdropping scene, as the one to which I refer did not involve Mira if I remember correctly. Again, I'd need the archive to point it out. To anonymous, yes, I mean a long time ago, certainly not now.

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete, the online archive only goes back to January '03.

If you want to check the books in a bookstore (just browsing, like a lot of Elly's customers!), Lovey's first appearance is in With This Ring. The next book is Reality Check, followed by Striking a Chord.

When you find the crucial strip, let me know!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Thanks for the pointers! I dropped by two neighborhood bookstores earlier today, but neither carried any FBoFW books. (All Adams and Watterson.) I'll look further and reply back to this thread.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Sorry for cross-posting from Binky Betsy, but I found one of the offending strips: With This Ring, page 123, top strip.

Saltzman is showing Dee, Weed and Mike the apartment for the first time.

Panel 1: Saltzman: "I'll leave you IN PRIVATE to talk it over" as she leaves the apartment, closing the door.

Panels 2-3: The others discuss. Mike: "Do you think she would lower the rent a little if we did all the repairs?"

Panel 4: Saltzman barges in and says "That could be arranged," the joke of the strip being the fact that Saltzman broke her promise and eavesdropped. I rest my case...

Still looking for the strip that made me think she was greedy; I've run into my amazon.com "look inside the book" limit. Clearly not this strip :-)

Saltzman is clearly a very kind and generous person these days, don't get me wrong.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, as I said in FOOBiverse, one strip does not a yenta make. Especially not compared to the very nosy Mrs. Dingle.

But that's my opinion; it doesn't have to be yours.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to love FBOFW growing up and will keep on for the few years it has left before Lynn Johnston wraps it up...but I see now that it's got a lot of plastic "stock characters". Lovey is annoyingly fake and Kortney was always pictured with an upturned mouth like a villain out of a children's book.

Johnston said in a few years ago that Deanna "wasn't very likeable" and was "pampered, pampered, pampered". I NEVER got that feeling following the storyline. Occasionally I've read a few of the "monthly letters" on the official website, and it's clear that there's a gap between the storyline in Johnston's head and what readers see.

I don't think she's the best writer/creator out there but bully for her for making FBOFW all-Canadian. That's one thing that's always held my interest.

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