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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Today's mildly amusing slice-of-life strip shows us the mildly humorous side of unleashing a goofy little kid who can't be expected to actually know better on one of those pick-your-own strawberry places. Simply put, more ends up in Lizzie than in her basket.

(Strip Number 7197, Original Publication Date, 8 September 1985)

Panel 1: We find the Pattersons at a farm today. As John's silhouette looks on, Elly puts on a big, dopey grin and tells Mike and Lizzie that they're going to have a lot of fun picking their own strawberries.

Panel 2: Having seen through Elly's fake bonhommie (and also having realized that they're going to have fun OR ELSE!!!!), Mike thought-bubbles that it sounds more like a chore than it does fun.

Panel 3: The four of them take some quart baskets from a stand marked "Pick Your Own Strawberries."

Panel 4: We see the family picking strawberries.

Panel 5: They continue to fill up their baskets.

Panel 6: Having picked enough to last for a while, they pay for their strawberries.

Panel 7: Having noticed something curious on the bill, Elly reminds John that they picked four quarts' worth of berries and asks why they were charged for more.

Panel 8: He holds a strawberry-stained Lizzie up where Elly can see her and tells them that they weighed her. Since Elly is a stupid idiot who doesn't understand children, she stares at her in baffled horror.

Summary: Normal people would interpret this is a bland slice-of-life thing in which a goofy five-year old kid did something mildly silly because she didn't know better and wasn't told not to. Lynn and her 'kind' see this as Lizzie ushering in an era of chaos!!!!!!! because she lives to humiliate the mother she hates.
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