(Strip Number 950, Original Publication Date, 30 September 1985)
Panel 1: We find Deanna trying to get cement-headed clod Mike if he notices any changes in her appearance. Since he's kind of stupid, he is unequal to the challenge.
Panel 2: She again asks the question. Since he's finally noticed that she wants him to look closely but since he is still at pains to keep his standing with the other he-man woman haters, he asks her if he got her face straightened.
Panel 3: Deanna reacts the way a normal child who wants to impress people would react to being insulted by the dolt she's trying to impress by yelling "I GOT MY EARS PIERCED, DUMMY!!!"
Panel 4: Gordo comes over and expresses his admiration for Smiley-Faced Doorknob Mike's way with
Summary: Mike, I should think, is incapable of understanding what he's doing wrong when he brainlessly agitates the women in his vicinity. As we'll see Friday, he's being raised to believe that being an asshole is normal and good. As we'll see at the pay-off of this idiotic saga, he's the creation of a woman who never did get the hang of age appropriate behaviour.