(Strip Number 4502, Original Publication Date, 25 May 1985)
Panel 1: We find Elly trying to get a reluctant Lizzie to eat the yogurt that she's so scared of, her speech pattern has regressed to the "No wanna" phase.
Panel 2: Mike tells her that she should eat it because the bacteria in it are good for her. She stumbles on the new word when she asks what batkeria are.
Panel 3: As evidenced by his making every word its own sentence, Mike is clearly WAY too happy to sum them up to a horrified Lizzie as tiny little bugs.
Panel 4: When she shoves the HORRIBLE FOOD FILLED WITH BUGS!!!!!!! away, Mike tells an exasperated Elly that he was just trying to help.
Summary: Like fun he was. What he was trying to do was be a wiseass for the sake of wiseassism. Hmm. I wonder if the Liz of 2014 can go near a frozen yogurt stand without blanching in terror. (What I don't wonder is if the MIKE of 2014 feels anything like remorse about it. Since he's a MAN, he shouldn't be allowed to feel regret because only girls are supposed to feel guilt about what they do.)