dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2
binky_betsy

Thursday, 5 February 2015

As John explains to the kids that Elly said there was not enough room in the car for the kids what with her, Jim, Marian and the baggage, his breezy talk about how unsentimental she is is proven to be a lie.

(Strip Number 1017, Original Publication Date, 6 February 1986)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike asking John why he and Lizzie weren't allowed to see Grandma Marian and Grandpa Jim off at the airport.

Panel 2: He repeats Elly's comment about how there simply wasn't enough room in the car.

Panel 3: He then says that they don't like long, tearful goodbyes anyway.

Panel 4: As he says this, we find that Elly and her parents are crying at the airport gate when the PA system announces that their flight is about to leave.

Summary: As we say goodbye to the olds for a year and a half, we do so in the knowledge that it'll take that long for Elly to deprogram the kids. We also do so in the knowledge that Jim was not sufficiently penitent to do something crazy like help pay the plasterer.
Subscribe

  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021

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

  • 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 reply will be screened

    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.
  • 13 comments

  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021

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

  • 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…