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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

We lurch uneasily into a Sitcom 101-style arc in which John freaks the Hell out because the caterpillar Mike brought into the house crawls on his face. Today's strip sets the thing up by John NOT being aware of the situation.

(Strip Number 608, Original Publication Date, 8 May 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with John coming home from another Day From Hell; he thought-bubbles about having to had to deal with three root canals, a screaming child, and putting in a six-unit bridge in one afternoon.

Panel 2: As he staggers towards the couch, he thought-bubbles that if he doesn't get some rest in the next thirty seconds, he'll die.

Panel 3: Meanwhile, Mike is in the kitchen interrupting Elly as she's disguising somethingpreparing dinner by telling her that he had a fuzzy caterpillar on the couch and can't find him.

Panel 4: As Mike's caterpillar crawls on his face, Lizzie asks Daddy if he knows he gots one eyebrow bigger than the other.

Summary: I think it's safe to assume that there aren't going to be many thoughts this week; that's because Lynn doesn't want to admit that her 'creative gift' is much akin to Comic-strip Spider-Man's 'spider sense' in that she and Four-Panel Parker watch a lot of network television.
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