(Strip Number 584, Original Publication Date, 2 April 1984)
Panel 1: We fast-forward a few minutes ahead to find John and Elly in the kitchen. As he drinks his coffee, he tells her that Susan is absolutely beatiful.
Panel 2: Elly is mildly perturbed by John's gushing over the fact that Sue's got perfect hair, a perfect face and perfect teeth.
Panel 3: She acts on this frustration by pointing out that if the two of them were single, he'd probably then date her.
Panel 4: John is amazed that Elly would say that; after all, women like Susan scare him to death.
Summary: In the real world, this was probably inspired by a compliment that Lynn insisted on taking the wrong way. My guess is that the notes will confirm this hunch of mine.