(Strip Number 6102, Original Publication Date, 20 March 1983)
Panel 1: We start things off with John walking into a barber's shop.
Panel 2: He and the barber have a conversation about a subject that so bores Lynn, she interprets it as so much yakyakyak.
Panel 3: As he puts his jacket in a closet, Elly asks him what he's done with himself. Not understanding why she's looking at him as if he's been harpooned, he tells her that he had a haircut.
Panel 4: Totally Panicked Elly tells him that it's too short and looks awful.
Panel 5: John, who still doesn't get that he married a woman who's spooked by anything like change, shrugs her panicked over-reaction off by telling her that he and the barber got to talking and the more they talked, the more he cut.
Panel 6: Elly reveals her true motives by hollering in rage like a Klingon, telling her that his slightly shorter ugly haircut is an intolerable affront and asking how he could possibly do that to her.
Panel 7: John stupidly tries using linear logic to mollify the irrational, paranoid, rage-filled dimwit he married by telling her that it'll grow back and, hey, she married him for his personality, not his looks, right?
Panel 8: Elly reminds us that she's not just an irrational, paranoid and rage-filled dimwit, she's also a CHILDISH, irrational, paranoid and rage-filled dimwit by sticking his tongue out at him.
Panel 9: We find Angry John wearing a hat as he reads his paper. As he tries to figure out what's bothering the moron he married, he angrily thought-bubbles "So much for personality."
Summary: Also so much for Elly as a sympathetic figure. I mean, what is her God-damned problem? Does she think that he got a buzz cut to attract a new sweetie? Is she so controlling that he can't even get a hair cut without her approval? Does she think that people are going to come in, break down the doors and lynch them all 'cause he got a new hair style? Will we ever learn the answers?