dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

According to Lynn, Mike is a self-absorbed piece of crap who thinks that Elly should drop everything and cook for him because he will die being ungrateful and worthless. You'll get what I think in the summary.

(Strip Number 4881, Original Publication Date, 21 October 1987)

Panel 1: Elly tells a clearly reluctant Mike to get his own supper because he can see she's busy.

Panel 2: As by way of example, he could make himself a pot of Kraft Dinner.

Panel 3: As she reads the directions, she asks him what could possibly be simpler than that.

Panel 4: When he says 'watching HER do it', she's gobsmacked.

Summary: What we have in Mike is a gloomy nitwit who's pretty much a male Elly moaning that actual Elly hates him because she won't cook for him. The idea of helping out is seen as just part of the oppression. In any event, this starts something that never actually stops: wailing about how evil and cruel teenagers are to the victim parents that live in fear of them.

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