dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

In today's strip, Bad Influence Gordon is a bad influence who is bad because he tries to influence Mike into being bad to Elly by boasting about sabotaging his mother's attempt to civilize him out of dimwitted malice. As babsbybend warns us, we're in for a Lynnsight about how Aaron used to suck at doing laundry until he had to do it for himself just to be a dick to her.

(Strip Number 713, Original Publication Date, 26 September 1984)

Panel 1: As he and Mike walk down the street, Elly-disrespecting, murder-simulator-loving Gordo tells that he and his dad had to do housework like they were girls or some junk when his mom went back to work.

Panel 2: Why, he even had to lower himself by doing the laundry once.

Panel 3: Michael asks how he got away with only doing it once.

Panel 4: Bad Influence Gordon smugly tells him he did it wrong.

Summary: Remember how up until he was Touched By Pattersons, Gordon was a BAD INFLUENCE whose advice must be avoided at all costs because he wants to corrupt Mike into serving CHAOS? We're looking at a prime example right here, gang! He ain't some dumb kid who wants to avoid being razzed by other scruffy little muttonheads. He's an evil monster because he flat-out tells Mike that Elly doesn't know what she's talking about a lot of the time and isn't really looking out for Mike's best interests. He's also a stand-in for a little boy who's going to be the subject of a nasty comment in which he's being made out to be pure evil because he isn't instantly good at something his idiot mother doesn't have the time to show him how to do.

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