(Strip Number 482, Original Publication Date, 15 October 1983)
Panel 1: We start things off with Elly telling John that she let Annie talk her into co-hostessing a Grubberware party at the Pattermanse.
Panel 2: Her blithely explaining that aside from the sales agent, there will be nine or ten other women before stating that she will have to clean and bake clearly gives him the screaming habdabs.
Panel 3: He asks her when this is supposed to happen; she asks if he intends to come.
Panel 4: He says "No. I'm planning my escape."
Summary: This is owing to his very real need to not be known as Domestic Man, the emasculated horror freak that attends Grubberware Parties and baby showers. It's better for him to become "The nutcase dentist who crashed a Grubberware party like a damned fool eight year old boy raiding his sister's sleepover."