WAA HAA! Dollars and Census! Send me back in a time machine and I could write some Richie cover puns. 🙂
Today’s story is in my favorite Richie genre of….Richie explores the mansion! And the very end of the story is so fun and unexpected and clever, it is one I never forget.
I do have a beef with this story and it is in the very first panel. Really Regina? Your beloved son is lonely and you say, “Well, go play with your friends. And leave me be!”
NO, REGINA. The proper response should be, “Lonely? What am I, chopped liver? I’m just sitting around my duff doing nothing, your childhood is precious and fleeting, let’s go play!” Humpf. Even Reggie’s dad is a better parent in this tale. But, then it gets good, so off we go, apologies in advance for the poor quality….
I love this end panel! All these random beatniks are just living in the mansion and no one has a clue! And probably stealing food from the kitchen each night like this tale: https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/illogical-yet-interesting/
The year 2000 is so happy and beautiful and peaceful. And we lived in it! And I remember very little except buying a lot of Y2K emergency supplies for no reason.
And if you also love exploring the mansion, you might want to reread this awesome story: https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/its-magic/
And now a bonus tale that I was saving for the year of the U.S. Census, but that will be in 2020 and by then we will all have every Richie Rich story on a microchip implanted in our brains, so why wait?
With all that staff you would think someone would have discovered the hippie poets in the west wing!
What did you think?
Very interesting choice of stories. The census story seems like a lame way to introduce the supporting cast, or to emphasize the number of people who work at the mansion. But census takers count people who live at an address, not just who happens to be there at the time they show up. So do all the staff live at the mansion? If that were the case, they would probably fill all those rooms, even bunking cruise-ship style several to a room, and there would be no room for lost uncles or random beatniks!
Good point, although maybe they all live in sub-cellars of Richie’s playhouses. There is that underground tram that connects all the playhouses to the mansion, so it’s possible. 🙂
Hmm, I wonder if “Triangle Love” ever made it onto vinyl. I chased down a bunch of Harvey songs on YouTube lately, and aside from “The Wand of Wendy” they didn’t sound like that cat’s kinda groove.