dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Monday, 10 September 2012

In today's one-shot, John is mildly perplexed by the fact that Mike knows things about his teacher's private life. The punchline reveals that when he was in elementary school, he thought that the teachers lived in the schoolhouse.

(Strip Number 464, Original Publication Date, 12 September 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with John asking Mike what his new teacher's like. Mike says she's okay and then goes on to say that she's married and has two children.

Panel 2: His explaining that his teacher's name is 'Sheila', that one of her children has a mild learning disability and that they live in an apartment on Fifth Street has John mildly baffled.

Panel 3: So does being told that Sheila's machinist husband has a food allergy and that they've got a blue Chevrolet and yellow budgie.

Panel 4: John thought-bubbles that back when he was a child, teachers didn't even have first names.

Summary: I doubt being told that most children still don't know a lot about their teachers will improve John's mood much. He likes to have his authority figures unapproachable and it shows.
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