(Strip Number 1193, Original Publication Date, 20 August 1987)
Panel 1: We see a delighted John sniffing the air and thought-bubbling about how Marian is in the kitchen.
Panel 2: His face is fixed in an unsettling leer when he reminds himself that he looks forward to her incredible baking whenever she visits.
Panel 3: When he gets there, he comes upon Elly trying to get Marian to mix with the people and do something that isn't wasting her holiday in the kitchen.
Panel 4: Since John is a greedy shnook who loves treats, he blusters about how one cannot curb genius.
Summary: This is part of a two-parter that's pretty much the last bit of the Elly Patterson: Lethal Chef joke. After John buys her an up-to-date oven, her cooking becomes more palatable. Also, Lynn's mother must have tossed out an issue of Mad that would have put a new spin on things. In it, David Berg had someone in Marian's position muse that spending her time baking sure beat trying to make conversation.