dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Lynn introduces the Enjo family with a strip in which Elly tries to keep him from making the racial slur that he wasn't actually going to make despite her belief otherwise. Projecting much, El?

(Strip Number 934, Original Publication Date, 6 September 1985)

Panel 1: As our story continues, we find the mover telling Brian and Dawn to step aside as the load he's carrying is fairly heavy.

Panel 2: Mike starts to say something about the two of them only to have a terrified looking Elly (who notices that they're Asian and just knows that her horrible son will inevitably embarrass her by referring to them by some sort of derogatory term) tell him to be quiet.

Panel 3: He again tries to say something about the new neighbors only to again be told to keep his peace by his anxious, panicky mother.

Panel 4: When he reveals that the only thing he notices is that the two new kids are his and Lizzie's age, a deflated Elly stands there looking depressed.

Summary: Oh, poor Elly. Here she was, ready to deliver some pious and hypocritical lecture about tolerance that revealed that she's far more racist than her kids are only to have the brat actually be race-blind. Well, that's what happens when you know crap-all about your kids.
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