(Strip Number 4380, Original Publication Date, 25 October 1983)
Panel 1: As he and Steve drive around the neighborhood, John tells them that it was a good thing he went out for the evening because there had to be thirteen women at the Grubberware party.
Panel 2: Steve agrees with this before asking him what's in the box that's between them.
Panel 3: John explains that Mike wants to dress as Count Dracula for Halloween (you will note that there's a space between the e's for the apostrophe Lynn insists should be there or else Teacher hit her on the hand with a ruler for nothing) so he decided to get him a good costume.
Panel 4: As he puts the plastic fangs in his mouth, John asks a laughing Steve if this is appropriate for a dentist's kid or what.
Summary: He's laughing now but he won't be when the leaden moral of the new-ruin hits him. Getting clonked on the noggin will hurt less than being told that he's a hypocritical brute by an even bigger hypocrite.