dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 28 December 2012

In today's strip, we find the Pattersons honoring another Foobiversal Christmas tradition: keeping Christmas cards from people they don't remember just in case they happen to be relatives.

(Strip Number 529, Original Publication Date, 29 December 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly holding up some envelopes as she says "Look at this! We're STILL getting Christmas cards!!"

Panel 2: As she reads the first of the late arrivals, her happiness at being wished a happy holiday is replaced by confusion; given that she's asking John who Stan, Gretchen, Barb and Kenny are, this is probably because she has no idea who sent them the card.

Panel 3: John hasn't the blindest idea either and asks if they left a last name or return address. Elly says they left no clues at all.

Panel 4: A baffled John tells her to hang on to it because they might just be relatives.

Summary: The interesting thing about this strip is that this is not the only time this happens. The other interesting thing is that we're probably going to see a Lynnsight that has her crow about giving friends a shout-out.

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