Panel 2: Oh, jeez. This will end with John commenting on how mature and responsible Mike is, and it only took twelve million years to happen. Why is Elly lurking in the background, looking like John in drag?
Panels 3-4: :headdesk: If ever this strip had throwaway panels...And I don't know about y'all, but I've about had it with the word "amazing". ETA: And as qnjones points out, how is it amazing, anyway? As far as we know, Mike has never put a toe out of line. There was nothing for him to overcome: no discipline or academic problems at school, no "bad" crowd to be pulled out of, no problems with alcohol or drugs (which he's probably never even touched), no pregnancy scare with any of his girlfriends, not even a detour into long hair-heavy-metal-listening-smoking-and-d
So yeah, a kid who stayed firmly in the middle of the road grew up to be a conservative adult. The mind boggles.