dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Monday, 9 May 2016

As the ballroom dance class resumes, we find ourselves enduring John substituting a pun that should have been banned by the Geneva convention for giving a child a straight answer.

(Strip 6044, Original Publication Date, 11 May 1987-)

Panel 1: As they leave for the last class, Michael asks Elly why she and John are taking dance lessons.

Panel 2: Elly tells him that it's good for you because it develops self-confidence and poise.

Panel 3: Elizabeth asks John "what's poise" because she expects a straight answer from a grown-up.

Panel 4: Since John is a boorish man-child, he responds with a pun and says it's what a New Yorker calls a handbag.

Summary: This is probably one of the last strips lifted from a sitcom. This is because he is about to give stupid advice instead of relying on stupid wordplay.
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