dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Today's strip is supposed to be about how leaving John in charge leads to chaos, ruin and squalor because MEN CANNOT BE IN CHARGE OF THE HOUSE!!!! but since we get the same results with Elly, the anti-male message is muddied to an extent.

(Strip Number 4482, Original Publication Date, 20 March 1985)

Panel 1: Having put her luggage away, Elly decides to phone home. She tells John that she's made it to room 1224.

Panel 2: She boasts about the wonderful trip, wonderful hotel room and how wonderful the idea was.

Panel 3: She then asks how things are at home.

Panel 4: Given that we've got a pot of food overflowing with the excess dripping onto the element and burning, crap all over the place and Mike screaming at Lizzie for using the dog as a dishwasher, John's comment on how wonderful things are is meant to be ironic.

Summary: Sadly, this message of how John is simply making work for Elly is blunted by the fact that the house looks the same when she's in charge.

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