dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2
binky_betsy

Monday, 23 June 2014

We begin the lemonade stand arc with Elly reminding us that she'll be doing all the heavy lifting.

(Strip Number 877, Original Publication Date: 24 June 1985)

Panel 1: Elly and Anne talk over the fence when Michael asks to set up an lemonade stand because it's a hot day out.

Panel 2: Anne suggests encouraging a little free enterprise.

Panel 3: Knowing she will do most of the work, Elly thinks that it might be free for the kids, for her it's an enterprise.

Summary: Again, we have the insistent theme that it's evil and wrong of the children to involve Elly in their lives because doing so will ruin her life and is also a sign of ingratitude because they owe her and John for allowing them to freeload off of them .
Subscribe

  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021

    John appeals to Elly's dying sense of romance to pry her away from her life of busywork. Synopsis: John's in the mood for a nice evening walk and…

  • Tuesday, 26 October 2021

    The one where Mike reminds us that he'll never really grow up. Synopsis: Mike reacts to being caught pilfering Elly's baking by engaging in…

  • Monday, 25 October 2021

    The one where Elly reminds John that she lives and dies by what other people think of her. Synopsis: When John has the temerity to question Elly's…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 32 comments

  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021

    John appeals to Elly's dying sense of romance to pry her away from her life of busywork. Synopsis: John's in the mood for a nice evening walk and…

  • Tuesday, 26 October 2021

    The one where Mike reminds us that he'll never really grow up. Synopsis: Mike reacts to being caught pilfering Elly's baking by engaging in…

  • Monday, 25 October 2021

    The one where Elly reminds John that she lives and dies by what other people think of her. Synopsis: When John has the temerity to question Elly's…