dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

In today's strip, John 'celebrates' Valentine's Day by getting Jean to do what he should do so he can preserve his masculinity.

(Strip Number 799, Original Publication Date, 11 February 1985)

Panel 1: We start the Valentine's Day micro-arc with John telling Jean that there's one thing that he'd love to buy Elly for Valentine's.

Panel 2: Said desired purchase is a big, fancy, heart-shaped box of chocolates.

Panel 3: Since he's essentially Little Johnny Jump-up with an RRSP, he tells Jean that he can't imagine buying something so silly and sentimental himself.

Panel 4: In order to protect himself from being mocked by phantom classmates from third grade, he stupidly asks Jean to pick one up on her lunch hour.

Summary: No jeezly wonder Mike would go on to irritate the Hell out of Martha by giving her a gross-out Valentine; he's been brought up to believe that acting like a civilized human being means he's effeminate.

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