dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

In today's strip, Michael is evil because he looks at Elly and doesn't see someone who could do aerobics.

(Strip Number 4399, Original Publication Date, 10 January 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike asking Elly what 'aerobics' is; she tells him that he's seen it. It's that thing on television where women do exercises to fast music.

Panel 2: After Mike confirms that he knows what the word means now, Elly tells him that that's what she was doing last night.

Panel 3: He looks at his same old frumpy mom who wouldn't know cool if it bit her and tries to picture her doing anything impressive.

Panel 4: His declaration that she's gotta be kidding him indicates that he's failed.

Summary: It's a good thing that Elly usually doesn't try to be cool. Her allergy to being with the program (because they keep changing the channel) spares her a lot of indignation because her children think that she's never been with it and never will be.

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