dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 27 October 2014

Today's strip not only has Elly thoughtfully destroy Mike's credibility with his friends because she loves him too much not to totally embarrass him, it sets up a stupid gag that has her not know why children either refuse to take her seriously or scream CLOWN!!!! and wet themselves.

(Strip Number 968, Original Publication Date, 28 October 1985)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the school's gym; as the boys look at the decorations with an impressed look on their faces, Gordon says "BOY! Our first real dance!!"

Panel 2: He then asks Michael where his Mom is since he thought Elly was going to chaperone; Mike tries to explain an inconvenient truth but is cut off by some external force.

Panel 3: Said external force is Elly asking them if they're having fun. Since she's wearing an ugly and garish clown costume and doesn't realize how God-awful she looks, she doesn't know why her evil son is evilly rejecting her love by being embarrassed by and for her.

Summary: This gets a bookend at the end of the week when pea-brain Elly can't figure out why children weren't treating her with the respect they give her in regular life. The wind does not respect a fool and children laugh at the obviously insane because they do not yet know to fear or pity them.

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