dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

In today's strip, Elly declares that Michael somehow deserves to be beaten to a bloody pulp because he is unaware of Richard's presence and acts accordingly.

(Strip Number 796, Original Publication Date, 5 February 1985)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Lizzie about to ask Mommy howcome she's puttin'Richard in her bed only to be shushed.

Panel 2: She starts to tell Lizzie to be very quiet because she just got him to sleep and doesn't want to wake him.

Panel 3: To her disgust and horror, Mike slams the door hard and yells "HI-YA, MA!!!! WHAT'S TO EAT?!" as loudly as possible. This results is Richard being woken up and going back to screaming his head off because his Mommy has left him forever and put him in the house of the scary lady who yells all the time.

Panel 4: A rage-filled Elly tells Mike that she thinks that yes, she thinks that she is capable of great physical violence.

Summary:: This is not only because she just put Richard to bed after an afternoon of scrambling around like the panicky, ill-prepared idiot she is. What really angers her is that she knows that he's going to tell an evil lie tomorrow when he says something patently absurd about his not knowing or being supposed to know that Richard is there. This makes exactly no sense to Lynn or Elly because they assume that everyone everywhere knows exactly what they know.

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