(Strip Number 4700, Original Publication Date, 27 October 1986)
Panel 1: As the kids laugh themselves sick because both Mom AND Dad are dressed like fairy princesses, Elly does the stupid palms-out pleading gesture when she tells a depressed and embarrassed John "Because all of the other costumes were taken, that's why?" in response as his query as to why he has to look like a fool in public so she can save a theater.
Summary: This sort of highlights how stupid the whole plan was, doesn't it? Elly can't even be bothered to reserve costumes for her and John because she isn't thinking this mess through. Also, Heavy is not only one regretting costume choice.