Enter the Mother- in -Law. I believe that every comedian needs a straight man, whether it be himself, the audience, or another person. In the case of this strip, George is the comedian, although he doesn't realize it. Enter Violet Brudel, Sheri's mom. As you will see, for every barb George hands to her, she gives back 10 fold to George. They are fun. They make me smile, and you know what? It feels good!!