Writer: Dan Parent
Pencils: Dan Parent
Inking: Jon D’Agostino
Lettering: Bill Yoshida*
Coloring: Barry Grossman*
Original Publication: Cheryl Blossom, No. 9
Cover Date: February, 1998
Length: 5 pages
*These roles aren’t credited in this story; I assume the credits from the lead story apply here.
Although I have the original issue, I’m reviewing this story from the digital edition.
At Club Blossom, Louella watches the snow fall hard outside. The doorbell rings. Cheryl wonders who could be out here in this weather. She answers the door. It’s Archie. He’s delivering stuff for Hanson’s Sporting Goods Store, but the roads are getting slippery, and he thought he could seek shelter at her inn. Jason finds this convenient. Cheryl lets Archie stay a bit.
Cheryl and Archie play two games of Monopoly (and eat popcorn) in front of a roaring fire. Two games are her limit, so she decides to send him off. But then a cop arrives and informs her that all of the roads are closed, and no one is to leave; it’s very dangerous. Cheryl’s shocked, but Archie’s more than okay with it. I don’t get why Cheryl’s upset; she has the perfect excuse to take Archie upstairs for some hot fucking. Some guests are inconvenienced. The officer apologizes as he leaves. Cheryl suggests they watch some TV on the large screen in the den to pass the time.
Unfortunately for the guests, Cheryl submits them to hours of home movies and media coverage of herself. The only movies that she has to watch are “a couple” that she made starring herself. Huh, I guess she made another movie after Cheryl: A Life. Cheryl suggests singing Christmas carols and decides to go first; she has Jason film her.
An hour later, Cheryl has turned off the guests by hogging the spotlight. Even Jason unfavorably compares her to Liza Minnelli. Desperate to keep the guests around, Cheryl suggests they play charades. She has them stumped for an hour (the answer was her). A guest asks Archie what sort of sporting goods that he was transporting.
It’s winter stuff like skis and sleds. They use the equipment to escape from Cheryl (which Cheryl suspects). A worried Archie hopes the guests plan on paying for all of this.
This story is pretty funny. Not much else to say.
After the story is a 2-page “Dear Cheryl” letters column by Sara Algase.