Writer: Dan Parent*
Pencils: Dan Parent*
Inking: Jon D’Agostino*
Coloring: Barry Grossman*
Lettering: Bill Yoshida*
Original Publication: Cheryl Blossom, No. 8
Cover Date: January, 1998
Length: 5 pages
*Only the lead story in the issue is credited. I assume the credits apply to all of the stories.
Although I have the original issue, I’m reviewing this story from the digital edition.
At Club Blossom, as Louella explains to Jason, some teen TV show is getting Cheryl’s advice on beauty and fitness. The host, Joy, is impressed.
Joy suggests Cheryl give a makeover to someone that needs it. Cheryl suggests Louella, who’s not amused but goes along with it. Cheryl gets out the “powerful stuff”. Louella is glad that she’s “well paid”.
An hour later, Cheryl has seemingly done a good job. She’s certainly proud of her work.
Louella compares herself to Sharon Stone. Jason insults her. Another woman from the show shows up and asks Cheryl to do a makeover on a national talk show. Cheryl happily agrees. I’m not sure what power that this woman has to get Cheryl booked on a national show, but whatever. She and Joy go to “round up some needy clients” for Cheryl. Jason gets an evil idea to “help sis out”.
On the big day, Cheryl arrives on the set and asks if they found anyone for the makeovers. She’s upset to learn Jason found someone.
It turns out to be the Clumpitts. Cheryl is greatly worried and initially insults them but vows to do her best. She asks them why they didn’t take a bath before they came. Jason had told them to come as they were. Cheryl vows Jason will pay.
Soon, Cheryl has succeeded, but she’s overwhelmed. However, she does manage to catch Jason (who’s at the studio) and forcibly give him a horrendous makeover on national television, much to her delight.
This story was pretty funny, but I have a feeling, if it was done today, Cheryl would bypass television entirely and do makeovers on YouTube and Instagram.
After the story is a 1-page “Dear Cheryl” letters column by Sara Algase.