(Strip Number 735, Original Publication Date, 27 October 1984)
Panel 1: We start things off with an enthusiastic Mike admiring his surroundings as he points out that the air is crisp and the leaves are really falling.
Panel 2: He then asks John "Don'tcha just love the colors, Daddy? Don'tcha just love the way they crunch? Don'tcha just love this time of year?"
Panel 3: A bummed-out and played-out John stands there, rake in hand and says "Yeah. Heaps."
Summary: This is the same idiot who eventually gets a bug up his shorts because Steve or Greg or someone defies tradition and gets a leaf blower. The reason is that Lynn doesn't like or trust anything that actually does simplify her life because she likes needless complexity.