(Strip Number 507, Original Publication Date, 24 November 1983)
Panel 1: As our story continues, we rejoin Mike at school. As he, Gordon and Lawrence use the swing set, he tells Lawrence about Elly's anti-advice about being nice to Brad before wondering if she thinks that he's crazy, stupid or both.
Panel 2: He goes on to tell Lawrence and Gordon that if he asked to be friends or something, Brad would simply mash him.
Panel 3: Gordon says that it's worth a try and Lawrence asks him what he has to lose.
Panel 4: Gordo pipes in with a cheery (and unsettling) "He's just going to mash you anyways."
Summary: Now, if this strip had been written by a person who understood how children thought, the end result of this would be that Gordon and Lawrence would be proven right; since it's instead written by a woman who thinks that life is a television show, Elly is proven right.