Richie desperately needs a double “Z” machine screw for his train set!

Happy April! As you probably know, because I repeat it ad nauseum; my favorite stories are Richie exploring the house stories. So, let’s brighten your day with a cute one pager!

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I hope they leave snacks and water in every room or there will be many dead bodies accumulating over the years!

And one more for good measure…

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What a house!

And now, onto the main event. Richie needs a Z screw, because if his train set isn’t running, what on earth will he do with his friends? They certainly couldn’t swim, race cars, fly a plane, climb Mount Richie, watch a movie on a giant screen, play outside, count money….

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D’oh! Richard Rich, you spendthrift!

One can only hope that the giant transformer they took the Z screw from is not part of the machinery necessary for making a Z screw or this will really be a cluster.

I feel bad for my love, Cadbury. It’s such a good feeling to be organized and on top of things, like having a bandaid in your purse when someone needs one or a mint, but to have every single screw in the world, but the VERY ONE RICHIE NEEDS….oh…it is truly tragic. My poor chap, Cadbury, he tried so hard. Let’s give him a virtual hug.

 

 

Richie Rich goes to a shrink, plus some opening day fun!

Happy Opening Day! Most of what I know about baseball I know thanks to our dear Richie. Such as, did you know that baseball players used to play without gloves? See below!

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Thank goodness they will get cuter outfits in the future, otherwise, what is the point of this game? :)

To read the rest of the baseball story, head over to Occupy Richie Rich where they posted it a few weeks ago. http://occupyrichierich.tumblr.com/page/8.

Note: This link keeps changing as ORR adds new stories, so you may need to scroll back under “Older Stories” to find the baseball story if it’s not on the page in the above link. The story starts on the bottom of the page and scrolls up. Who knows what else you will learn?

 

And now to our story of the day, Gloria forces Richie to see a psychiatrist!

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I love how the psychiatrist thinks Richie is sending Gloria to him at first!

Richie has many necessities to buy each week, such as boats he can drive around in his pool. Erm…what?

I feel I must be missing something with Dr. McFogg, usually there would be a pun in the name, but other than him clearing up your head fog, I’m not getting the pun. Do you get it?

What would your advice to Richie be?

 

Richie Rich meets Blackbeard! And Nixon (kinda sorta).

Wow, this is quite a tale with many interesting characters! We have a Richard Nixon clone who is called Uriah Heap, which I only knew as a 70′s band, but which apparently is a Dickens story where Uriah Heap is the original brown-nosing “Yes man”. Although, he is not very full of yesses in this story.

The quality is not the best, but it’s long and hearty me harties, so set sail and enjoy!

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Ooooooh, so that’s why his last name was Index, so that his machine could have the TIME acronym, ooooh….

My, Blackbeard was a nice fellow in this story! Nothing like the villain he was supposed to be. Although, I just looked him up on Wikipedia and it says there is no proof that he ever murdered anyone, so perhaps he was a likeable fellow.  I did not read anything about him having a tattoo and the Mom with a heart tattoo seems very tame. But, if he was the first guy to have a Mom with a heart, I’m sure Mrs. Teach was very flattered.

What did you think?

Welcome to the world, Penny van Dough!

Hello, Richielovers, we had a special request for this story and I am happy to oblige. I will admit though, this story is one of those that I get far too emotionally involved in; so I will allow you to read it first, without my diatribe polluting your thoughts!

This story does contain a glaring typo in it that gets my goat every time. For some reason, I expect it to magically be fixed by the next time I read it, but no, there it is! Anyhoo, enjoy!

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Did you spot the typo on page 1? “H’lo Aunt Regina”????!!!!!!”  REGINA is your mom Richie, VANESSA is your aunt, how did no one spot that in copyediting? Aaaaahhhh!!!!

This is the one story where I actually feel sorry for Reggie. What kind of parents spend no time whatsoever with their child so that he could actually see his mom was pregnant? And why was there no conversation with him whilst tucking him into bed where you hand him an “I’m the Big Brother” tee shirt and everyone hugs? Why must a child have to see his parents race to the hospital and think they’re possibly dying when you could just tell the kid what’s going on in 1 second?

And why is a 10 year old driving? Just kidding, Richie always drives!

I would be so much happier if Richie had come over and all three Van Doughs were freaking out and no one told Richie what was going on so he had to follow them and discover the truth. Poor Reggie, his family has no love for him. I don’t usually either, but he should get a hug in this story.

Does this story “stick in your craw” as they say, or do you love it and have good memories? Please share in the comments below! :)

Sometimes a boy just needs his dad.

Here is a sweet little story of Richie and Richard understanding the power of father/son bonding.

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It is a strange day indeed when even REGGIE’s dad wants to hang out with him!

Do you think the polo dad meant, “that Rich boy (as in his last name) is fantastic!” or “that nattily-dressed and snobby looking child is fantastic?” It is very logical that an 8? 9? 10? year old boy would be better than the Argentine national team.

And Mr. Rich will keep in touch with Miss Jones by radio! Waa haa! Well, that is until she gets married or pregnant and then off with her head!

What did you think?

Join Richie and Gloria for a romantic, yet bleak Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s story is so romantic and it proves that it’s not about hearts and flowers, it’s just about a well placed romantic line here or there to make a lady feel appreciated.

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How amazing is that little gadget? You could have a paradise home anywhere in the world.

I would like some explanation on where California is on this map. Or Texas for that matter.

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What is the most romantic Richie and Gloria story you remember?

The legends were true…Richie Rich meets the New Kids on the Block!

Say what? Yes, NKOTB and RR together, as the prophecy stated.

I thought this was the strangest thing I had ever heard of, but there is also an entire series of Wendy hanging with NKOTB too! I guess it was a marketing strategy to get kids/girls interested in Richie again after Harvey came back from a four year hiatus. If Harvey was publishing today, it could be Richie and Bieber racing lamborghinis together.

I will admit, this strange pairing did not interest me until I saw that the New Kids were lost in the Rich mansion. So, I bought it from ebay, only $1, and now I share it’s pop culture phenomena with you! And now I cannot stop humming, “Oh oh oh oh oh..the right stuff.”

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I feel it’s a bit dramatic that Richie can’t go to the show. Just buy the stadium, or buy all the tickets for the next show and take your private plane to wherever it is, or better yet, buy all five New Kids and keep them in the mansion as playthings, you have the money! And those robotic clowns are terrifying, why would you have them running around in your house?

Very handy to have a removable roof built, just for situations such as this. What did you think?

Here’s a bit more information on the story:

http://erniecolonunlimited.blogspot.com/2012/01/richie-rich-new-kids-on-block-ltd-n1_29.html