A ghostly tale for Halloween!

Today, our beloved Rich family moves into a haunted house and hijinks abound! Happy Happy Halloween!

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Hee hee, everyone floats into Cadbury’s arms! I think this is the house for me!

I love that furniture is flying everywhere and Richie says he is just off to run an errand. No biggie, Mom, Dad, Cadbury, you guys just keep flying around the room, I have some dry cleaning to pick up. 🙂    Happppppppy Halllllloween!

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Gawsp! Mrs. Rich behaves vulgarly!

Even the richest woman in the world can have a tacky moment. In this story, it’s hard to tell the difference between Regina and Aunt Novoo Rich. Be careful not to scrub your face when visiting the Rich mansion, ow!

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Plumber’s helper! I love it! It sounds much more dignified than plunger. Although those jewels would scratch the crud out of your porcelain throne.

Not exactly sure I understand why a sparkling mansion would be equivalent to a marmalade factory explosion, but having never seen one, perhaps they are also rather sparkly due to the jelly colors and broken glass. What did you think?

Richie is unimpressed by a 700 year old man

In today’s tale, Richie behaves like a typical, young whippersnapper; more concerned with partying than gleaning pearls of wisdom from the aged. Let’s see if you have more respect for your elders, sonny-boy, and read on…

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Call me crazy, but were you not expecting a huge party? I was a bit disappointed that it was just the “gang”, plus a few randoms.

Who do you think this mysterious child is? Could he be the ghost of Heathcliff?

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It’s curious that Richie is so nonchalant and non appreciative of meeting a 700 year old person. Why wouldn’t he want to hear tales of ye olden days and about Heathcliff Rich? How much better would the party be if you could say, “Yea, we were at Richie’s bobbing for apples and whatnot and then this 700 year old guy started telling us about mutton, forging metals, and scarlet fever.” That would be the party of the year!

And what exactly is that cut of meat, Pierre? An entire cow sans head, tail, and feet? That is a lot of food for nine kids. But, Richie always has too much food so I’m pleased the dragon and the Red Knight could eat it. What do you think they have been eating all these years?

I would really like a follow up story of the Red Knight and dragon discovering the modern world; thinking cars and airplanes are dragons and such. “Hark! Thar be tiny people trapped in that magical television box!”

What did you think?

Bascomb drives a piano and now Mrs. Rich loses her clothes!

And now we go back to a fluffy little morsel, starring that horrible babysitter; yet fabulous driver, Bascomb. I always read Bascomb’s voice in my head as being the same British accent as Cadbury’s. But, the gap in his teeth makes me wonder if he should have a more hillbilly accent. How do you read him? Enjoy this fun vehicular romp!

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Really, Richie? You couldn’t have offered him a playhouse? He has to live in a cave? You have hundreds of empty playhouses!

And where did this taxi come from? Taxis just drive around the Rich estate? Curious…

Deep Thoughts…….by Richie Rich

As you may have noticed, I am partial to the fluffier Richie stories vs. the action and adventure ones.  As a girl, I would definitely have flipped straight past the below story because I would have judged it too “boy” for my taste. But, as an adult, I love any Richie story I can get my hands on and therefore have read all kinds of new (to me!), exciting stories that I missed the first time.

The benefit of the fluffy stories is that I can accept them as is and happily move on to the next one. But, this Ernie Colón story has my brain working overtime!

The basic premise is that an evil scientist has created a way to dehydrate soldiers into pill form, thereby easily transporting them to enemy territory. Once there, just add water and the soldiers pop back into human form with no ill effects and can go win whatever battle needs to be fought.

But, I ask you, what kind of a person would volunteer for this?

What is running through their minds in the final moment before dehydration?

What if the lone evil scientist has a heart attack and dies right after finishing an entire batch of soldiers?

What if a fire burns down the lab while you are still dehydrated?

What if you are the one pill to roll off the table and a rat hides you in the wall? Do you have a consciousness that would be aware of this?

What if an ant thought you were candy, took you into the ant hill and thousands of ants took a nibble of you? Would the ants’ saliva cause little pieces of you to come popping through the ants?

What if you were flushed down the drain accidentally and then the water in the drain popped you back to life, yet you were in a three inch tube underground?

Ahhh! My brain can’t stop the What ifs!

So, in the spirit of Halloween, I say, read on….IF YOU DARE!!!

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I must assume this Captain Trace has no family; what wife would agree to this? Or perhaps all the estate guards are Jason Bourne-type men that don’t have any memories of family or friends and just do their mission.

And excellent job, Bascomb, just drop Richie off in the middle of nowhere because that’s safe! Did he not read the “Eevil Laboratories” sign on the door? Never let Bascomb babysit your children, friends.

What “What ifs” were you thinking? Will this story haunt you all day? (Insert scary laugh here)!

Cadbury discovers the fountain of youth and loses his clothes again

Wow, what a week it has been in Richieblogland! If you didn’t read the comments on the last post (The funniest Richie Rich story ever), you must! I am still dancing on air!

As I explained to my non Richie-loving friends; it’s like having Tom Cruise comment on your Tom Cruise blog. Or in my case, it’s basically Richie Rich himself commenting! So, as I am still babbling and wandering around in a daze, I thought I would bring you a fun little Cadbury tale where his shirt goes bye-bye and he goes goo-goo! Enjoy!

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I think that Cadbury is the only person on the planet who uses the word “Deucedly”. Have you ever used it in a sentence?

The funniest Richie Rich story ever!

Many Richie Rich stories end with Richie and his Dad chuckling away at a one-liner one of them has made about whatever hijinks have just transpired. These “jokes” are not really ha-ha funny situations. They can often be amusing, or extremely pun-y, but are certainly not humorous enough to merit the guffawing going on. UNTIL THIS ONE. 🙂

I literally cannot stop laughing during the last two pages of this story; it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read it, I laugh every single time! And the first time I read it, I was in tears! Now that I have given it such a build-up, you may not laugh at all, but I think you will because it is FREAKIN’ funnnnnny!!!! Put your engine into giggle gear and enjoy this hilarity! HEE HEEE HEEEE!

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Oh good lord, I’m crying again! Tee hee hee heeeeee!!!  What did you think? Did it live up to the hype? I must now read it again!