dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday. 3 March 2014

While John is cool with Elly taking a mental health week, Mike would rather not risk Daddy's cooking. This is because he's developed a tolerance to crud and can't eat normal food.

(Strip Number 813, Original Publication Date, 4 March 1985)

Panel 1: We jump ahead a bit to just after Elly explains things to John. To her surprise, he thinks that a business trip to Winnipeg is a great opportunity for her.

Panel 2: Since she still can't quite believe it, she again asks him if he really doesn't mind.

Panel 3: In response, he says that he and the kids can survive on his cooking for a few days.

Panel 4: Mike stage-whispers to Lizzie that that depends if they've developed an antidote for male cooking yet.

Summary: Lynn should be careful with this sort of punchline given that she's established Elly as a rather dubious chef. The unwanted subtext of this sort of thing is that we're left with the impression that Mike and Lizzie would die if exposed to properly cooked food because they've gotten used to swallowing down Elly's crimes against nature.

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