Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for December 21, 2022

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    lvlax  over 1 year ago

    UGH! Why is Frank so clueless on what to get Nancy for a Christmas gift??

    Women don’t want spatulas, Frank. Get her some perfume or something she has been hinting at…

    So what should Frank get Nancy for X-Mas??

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    J. Scarbrough  over 1 year ago

    “Pleasure comes in many forms”? Spatulas? Uhh . . . I take it Frank and Nancy are going to be playing a little “Baker in the Mineshaft” after lights out? I mean, apparently Raymond and Debra enjoy that. . . .

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    I don’t if this one scene in Alfred Yankovic’s “White and Nerdy” music video was set at Christmas or on the nerd’s girlfriend/wife’s birthday (or even the couple’s anniversary), but he got her a surge protector, which she happened to enjoy.

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    AnyFace  over 1 year ago

    Not touching this one. ✨

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    Tyge Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Of course it depends on how and where Frank intends to use those spatulas! (snort, wheeze, pant)

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    beb01  over 1 year ago

    Yes, pleasure comes in many forms. Frank’s is called a fleshlight.

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    One gets food turned over and stirred up, the other gets people stirred upand turned on…

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    gnmnrbl  over 1 year ago

    Frank, you are giving nancy something to beat you with. Good job!!

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    Pointspread  over 1 year ago

    Gotta work on your gift skills Frank…

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    Enter.Name.Here  over 1 year ago

    Depends on the cooking talents. NOT a gift for those who produce bad meals.

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    nightflight  over 1 year ago

    Tomorrow: Will Nancy show Luann her present for Frank?

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    Joe1962 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Frank has a way with words.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Actually Frank pleasure comes in many different types of forms.

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    Macushlalondra  over 1 year ago

    Brad you don’t give a woman a negligee for a gift for HER. It’s a gift for YOU. And Frank, honest,you don’t give a woman anything that has to do with housework or cooking. Are both of you competing for which one can give a more sexist gift?

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    All depends on the interests of the recipient. Frank may know (I hope) that Nancy is an accomplished chef and will appreciate the gift. If you look back at gifts women were happy to receive 70 years ago, a set of cooking pots was high on the list!

    My granddaughter was thrilled to get my gift- a gift card to an automotive shop so she can buy more mechanics tools.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Spatula City was having their annual “Buy 1 Get 10 For Free” sale. Frank figures if he gives Nancy two each year, he will have enough for 5 years, and one for a birthday. How thoughtful is that?

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    oldcomicsfan  over 1 year ago

    When a guy buys his sig other a negligee as a “gift”, it’s not really for HER, but for HIM. Like getting your wife a gift of new snowtires, for YOUR car.

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    JonnyT   over 1 year ago

    He didn’t say how they’re going to use the spatula.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Frank, the incurable romantic… :D

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    Cactus Jack Fan  over 1 year ago

    Nothing says I love you like a spatula, Go to Spatula City and get yours today!

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    The Joke Explainer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Spatulas are nice spanking instruments.

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    LawrenceS  over 1 year ago

    There is more than one way to a man’s heart. Stomach is one. But really it is a gift Frank is buying for himself, almost as self-serving as buying her that new power drill he’s been wanting.

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    PaulAbbott2  over 1 year ago

    I got me wife a bunch of sexy lingerie for her birthday a couple years ago. She immediately said “No, that was a present to YOU!” And she was right. Did I care, nope. She looked mighty fine in them duds.

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    OneTime59  over 1 year ago

    Brad’s question and expression seems to have given him pause and briefly think about how his and Toni’s futures will be as they get further along in their marriage. Frank has got to have a second part to that gift. How ’bout an extravagant night out away from the Fuse? Nancy has kept in pretty good shape. She would look good in a negligee.

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    comic reader 22  over 1 year ago

    Frank giving Nancy a spatula set for Christmas seems entirely in character for him. I want to see what Luann is giving people LOL!

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    Prescott_Philosopher   over 1 year ago

    I appreciate this arc because it is a throwback to the earlier Luann strips.

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    Purple People Eater  over 1 year ago

    Is that negligee for Toni, or is it really for you?

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    imoty2004  over 1 year ago

    If Nancy likes cooking, Frank isn’t being clueless. Brad, on the other hand, is. When a man buys a woman lingerie, who is it REALLY for?

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    You can tell that Frank and Brad are very similar to Luann. They are both gifts something that they will then use together with the person receiving the gift. More accurately, both are giving them something they want them to use, because they like to see their wifes use those gifts for them. Maybe it’s a bit selfish, but in my opinion it’s not a wrong way to give gifts, it helps them live better together. I hope Nancy and Toni will have a conversation like this too.

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    ctolson  over 1 year ago

    Enjoy the chase under teh sheets while you can Brad, as soon the hormones will begine to fade and a nightly occurence will evolve to monthly then bi-monthly, then …

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Brad knows just what to give Toni for Christmas. He should give Frank some advice on gifts.

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    The Anderson  over 1 year ago

    Are we ever going to go back and finish the “Manse Mystery?”

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    They say it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gift giving.

    And judging by what the guys are giving their “reasons for living,” they are expecting a “little something” in return.

    As for what the ladies are going to give the guys?

    Well, I hope they enjoy their ties. :-)

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    artegal  over 1 year ago

    So it’s really a present for Brad.

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    Kidon Ha-Shomer  over 1 year ago

    One year she and I gave each other a snow tire, those two tires got us through the next five winters.

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    rlfekete1 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    No, Frank, No! A nice necklace, bracelet, a comfy sweater’ not ever anything she needs to work with!

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    BuckarooDave  over 1 year ago

    not gonna touch that line …. nope …. :-/

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    MS72  over 1 year ago

    Bill Murray, “Stripes” Aunt Jemima Treatment scene

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    Droptma Styx  over 1 year ago

    I read someplace that lingerie was a risky gift. The garment (or lack thereof) may highlight a part of her anatomy she’s insecure about. Anybody have this happen?

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    oh i think Nancy in negligee would be cool and hot

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    DM2860  over 1 year ago

    My wife had a simple list: Jewelry or a bigger jewelry box.

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    Barnabus Blackoak  over 1 year ago

    Toni in a negligee is a present for Brad….

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    artheaded1  over 1 year ago

    I got silicone spatulas last year from my husband – great gift! Perfume and silly fancy undies have got no place in my practical life.

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    Deezlebird  over 1 year ago

    My favorite all time Christmas present from my husband was my KitchenAid stand mixer. I was really in to baking bread at the time. Still love it. One year I asked for a composter and that’s what I received. I seldom wear jewelry or perfume, why waste the money? Don’t assume all women want the same things.

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    DawnQuinn1  over 1 year ago

    Trust me, not all women want perfume.

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    MitmanArt  over 1 year ago

    I wouldn’t care for either of those “gifts.” They’re both actually for the giver, not the recipient.

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    WilliamVollmer  over 1 year ago

    Well, we know where both Brad and Frank’s minds are. But, as much as Nancy could probably use a new spatula set for the kitchen, I’d be surprised if she didn’t wish Frank’s mind ran closer to Brad’s. That negligee for Toni, though, might help get them closer to giving Shannon a little cousin

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    Aibohphobia  over 1 year ago

    I wish to disagree with the majority. I am laughing so hard right now. I haven’t bought a new spatula in years, because I feel like it would be an easy gift for my young children to buy for me (aka the hubs). Literally, I wrote on my secret Santa slip at work that I wanted spatulas (got 2! Score!) And my four-year old let it slip that she bought me a spatula. I actually really love spatulas and everyone always thinks I’m joking. Today’s strip is my life!

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  over 1 year ago

    I was watching an old WKRP. One of the guys asks, “Les, what do women want?” Les thinks for a moment and says “Tupperware.”

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    R.W.Singer -SF  over 1 year ago

    I hope we get to see Toni model it Xmas morning

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Giving sexy lingere for your lady friend is actually giving a gift to yourself.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Depends on what they plan to do with the spatula set.

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    FassEddie  over 1 year ago

    Looks like they both blew it. They’re not role models, boys.

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    jediller  over 1 year ago

    One should give both a nice spatula set and a cute negligee and put to rest the adage, one cannot have his cake and eat it too.

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    RadioDial Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Has no one seen “Stripes” with Bill Murray?

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    Komix Lover  over 1 year ago

    Brad’s the clueless one. He just bought and wrapped up a present for himself.

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    locake  over 1 year ago

    I would much rather have something useful than jewelry or a negligee. Don’t believe all the advertising. Many women like practical gifts.

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    Tetonbil Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Spatula set? For Christmas? Oh Hell no! I am going with the negligee! Every time! And Jewelry seems to work pretty good too!

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    pearlyqim  over 1 year ago

    A negligee is a gift for the man!

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    Cruise tickets would have been better

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Note that both gifts are self serving and not at all what the ladies want.

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    Stewbeef  over 1 year ago

    It’s how you use the spatula that matters.

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    tutibug5  over 1 year ago

    After reading the 1st post and the responding comments to it – I had a flashback from the good old days. 1st poster would post “first” – then 2nd poster would post “second”. Always made me smile. :-)

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    sallymargret  over 1 year ago

    I once told my husband that the only presents I ever wanted from him were things he made or drew for me himself. Those are the ones I cherish. I have his framed artwork all over the walls, and the house is full of things he made for me.

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    preacherman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Frank may have lost his good looks over time, but Nancy has still got it. Get a negligee, Frank.

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    Darth Nefarius  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of a scene in the movie Stripes and Bill Murrary with a female actor and a kitchen devise

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    Lola85 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Just give me a gift certificate to Amazon, and I’ll be happy.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 1 year ago

    A gift for themselves.

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    brick10  over 1 year ago

    Spatulas? OH! KINKY!

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    AUNTBEEEV  over 1 year ago

    I must have interpreted this wrong. When Frank says, Pleasure comes in many forms, I thought that Nancy may have been dropping hints that she wanted this set and he knew it was going to make her happy. And it is true that what gifts you may want do change over the years.

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    debx2  over 1 year ago

    No one is commenting on Brad’s gift to Toni. A negligee? That is a gift for him.

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    liberalnlovinit  over 1 year ago

    There’s the kinky reference again…Dad and the spatula, I mean

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    Tyge Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Brad looks more like he did 20-some odd years ago.

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    eladee AKA Wally  over 1 year ago

    True spatula story. My dad and my uncle were mountain men. To them, Christmas was for the children and the adults rarely got one another gifts. Even the children only got a few special treats or maybe a toy or two. So when my dad got my mom a teacup and saucer decorated with roses for Christmas she was offended and angry. Now in reality, he was being thoughtful. He knew she loved coffee in the morning and wanted her to have something pretty to drink it out of and maybe think of him when she did so. She called up and aunt and told her about his “gift” expecting sympathy. My aunt said. You are so lucky! All I got was an egg turner and a skillet! My uncle had noticed her old ones were worn out so he replaced them. Frank is right. Pleasure does come in all sorts of ways. lol However, in Nancy’s case I’d say something slinky and a few chocolate covered strawberries and some champagne might be in order. Or if he’s short on cash a massage.

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    The Quiet One  over 1 year ago

    Only if you let it Brad.

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    katzpawz1a  over 1 year ago

    I had a boy friend who gave me a big garbage pail one year for Christmas. Notice I said “HAD”? Get a clue Frank!!!!

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    anonymooseandsquirrel Premium Member over 1 year ago

    One of my favorite gifts from my husband was a blender. I asked for it (it’s way cool looking, chrome beehive retro). He thought I was joking, but I said to use your imagination. So he did, and included things like Marguita mix and tequila!

    Still have it, still use it, still love that he did that for me!

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    Lissalouie  over 1 year ago

    A pretty necklace or a spa treatment.

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    EdmundBabe  over 1 year ago

    Giving expectations

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    percheronhitch6  over 1 year ago

    A bottle of Baileys and some Excedrine.

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    slabrang999  over 1 year ago

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    RedsFan323 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    My wife asked for three years for a carpet shampooer for Xmas before I realized she was serious. The nighties are gone, but we still have that shampooer!

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Brad’s kind of gift might not be appropriate after, say, thirty years, but on the other hand Frank’s stupid gift is never gonna be a real winner….

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    finnygirl Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Good grief! Giving a sexy garment is not “sexist”, nor is it only a gift for the man. It all depends on the preferences of the woman. Giving a practical gift is also okay – it depends on the preferences of the woman! Making “blanket” statements about anything is dehumanizing We are all different, and that’s okay!

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    pontiac59  over 1 year ago

    Frank went to Spatula City

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Spatulas are OK as long as it’s not the only gift

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    tcayer  over 1 year ago

    Does Frank think that’s a good gift? Many men are clueless, but that’s ridiculous!

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    bakana  over 1 year ago

    In Frank’s case, it went from Negligee to Pancakes.

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    Kenezg  over 1 year ago

    Is the negligee a gift for Toni to enjoy or for Brad to enjoy?

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    stefaninafla  over 1 year ago

    It also goes from what you want to what your partner wants.

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