(Strip Number 4715, Original Publication Date, 17 November 1986)
Panel 1: Elly can barely contain her excitement about how Phil is (finally) talking about marriage.
Panel 2: She asks Super-Glum Phil what made him start thinking this way.
Panel 3: Phil explains that he has given up drinking, smoking, and carousing for Georgia.
Panel 4: This means that he might as well give up everything else that makes life worth living.
Summary: What Elly doesn't quite get and never will is that she's a rather poor advertisement for being a married person with children. Perhaps if Phil had a married friend who didn't go out of her way to make herself miserable and was also competent to run her own affairs and wasn't a vindictive bitch and didn't spend most of her free time belly-aching about how HORRIBLE and UNGRATEFUL children are when they're sitting right next to her, he might think better of the process.