(Strip Number 845, Original Publication Date, 3 May 1985)
Panel 1: As he counts out his pocket change, a jubilant Michael tells John that he has finally earned enough to buy three Super-Komix and a Whoopee™ bar.
Panel 2: John tells Mike that he thought that he was earning money for Mother's Day.
Panel 3: Having just now remembered that it's the middle of May, Mike asks "MOTHER'S DAY?" only to be reminded that it's the next Sunday.
Panel 4: He then irritates the Hell outta John when he asks if he can get her something with the leftover change.
Summary: What really irritates me is not that Mike is about to be reminded that his money isn't really his to spend on himself because he's supposed to pay his parents back for the favor of raising him or that John doesn't give a rat's ass about Brad Luggsworth. What we end up learning is that Mike exists to make Elly feel good about being a parent.