dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Today's strip not only answers those who would say that the Pattersons cheap-ass on giving their kids an allowance, it also allows Lynn to indulge in unwittingly making Lizzie into somewhat of a jerk. That's because Elly buys Lizzie a toy while not getting Mike thing one but trying to not say so as bluntly as Lizzie does.

(Strip Number 426, Original Publication Date, 22 June 1983)

Panel 1: Having noticed that Lizzie is playing with a toy tea set that he's never seen before, Mike asks her where she got it. Lizzie uses the baby-talk Mommy wants her to use to tell him that Mommy bought it for her.

Panel 2: This leads Mike to ask MAAAAHH!!!!!!!! why she didn't also get him something.

Panel 3: MAAAAHHHH tells him that well, uh, Lizzie was at the plaza with her and, um, it was small and besides Mike gets an allowance and....

Panel 4: Since Mike is fairly dense, he actually does seem to need to have Lizzie tell him that Elly is trying to tell him that she didn't buy him anything.

Summary: We can probably look forward to a bunch of idiots crowing about Mike getting an allowance. Too bad that said idiots weren't listening to what fairest1 said about her mother. Crap, I just realized that a lot of them approve of what Great Big Jerk Mother did. After all, they approve of John calling his children barnyard animals and think that Mike is a good dad so they're not right in the head.

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