(Strip Number 402, Original Publication Date, 17 May 1983)
Panel 1: Elly looks at the God-awful mess that Phil lives in and asks him if someone came in and ransacked the place.
Panel 2: Phil makes a tired excuse about preferring to live in what he calls a natural environment and what a human being with pride in his surroundings would call a mess not fit for a pig.
Panel 3: Elly tells the lazy lump that he needs some self-discipline.
Panel 4: Since he was raised by Marian to think that women were put on God's Earth to pick up after him, he doesn't get that his declaration that he needs a wife would somehow astonish Elly the way it does.
Summary: Like I said, I'm not especially astonished because I know what drives people like Phil to think of women as his servants: being fussed over by a mother who didn't let him life a damned finger growing up. Marian called it 'mother love'. I call it an oar to the stomach of every female contemporary that ever crossed his path.