dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Today, Lynn subjects us to yet another strip that celebrates wanton, idiotic cruelty to animals as well as blanking out on the message of "Don't tease dogs because they might just defend themselves no matter how cowed and somnolent they might appear to be."

(Strip Number 7171, Original Publication Date, 11 November 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly looking out the picture window because something on the front lawn has attracted her attention.

Panel 2: Said something has gotten her to chuckle.

Panel 3: She then tells John to come and look at the funny thing.

Panel 4: The funny thing is not so funny at all to this commentator because said funny thing is Lizzie putting a baby bonnet on Farley.

Panel 5: Their laughing at his getting tormented is equally unfunny.

Panel 6: We escalate from sickening to frightening they find the fact that he hates this and is going crazy trying to get away amazingly funny.

Panel 7: According to either Beth or Steph, John decides that he'd better go out their and put a stop to this so as to rescue Farley.

Panel 8: He opens the front door and yells Lizzie's name.

Panel 9: When he gets outside, he feigns anger when he tells Lizzie that he's told her time and again not to tease the dog.

Summary: The problem I have with this one is the same one I have with all the others that feature Farley getting comically tormented. Said problem is that the child is getting yelled at for having fun instead of being cautioned not to test Farley's readiness to defend himself against getting mauled by doughheads.
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