dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Elly's attempt to lecture Lizzie about how much it hurts Mommy that Lizzie is careless collapses when she herself fails to watch what she's doing.

(Strip Number 7149, Original Publication Date, 6 January 1985)

Panel 1: We start things off with Lizzie getting a 2 litre carton of milk out of the fridge.

Panel 2: She takes care not to spill any as she pours it into a tumbler.

Panel 3: As Mike and Elly look on in shock, she accidentally knocks the glass over with her elbow and spills it anyway.

Panel 4: Instead of consoling Lizzie or playing the don't-cry-over-spilled-milk card, Elly goes all bitch-faced and complains about the mess she made.

Panel 5: Since Elly doesn't think that Lizzie feels nearly bad enough, she harangues her about being more careful.

Panel 6: She concludes by crying (or, more correctly, bitching) over spilled milk.

Panel 7: As she starts to lecture Lizzie about what to do next time, Elly knocks her coffee cup over as well.

Panel 8: Elly stares at the mess awkwardly for a second.

Panel 9: Awkwardness turns into sheepishness when Mike reassures her that we all make mistakes.

Summary: The big mistake being made here is treating Lizzie like crap on a cracker for something she didn't intend to do. Sadly, it's just another mistake Elly and John keep on making.

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