(Strip Number 4898, Original Publication Date, 28 November 1987)
Panel 1: As we walks to his car, John tells Ted he's gonna take a rain check on dinner. Ted condescendingly states that he understands.
Panel 2: He gets all smug when he dares pity John for going back to the old routine.
Panel 3: He puts an idea in John's head when he says that after a while, a man starts to resemble the car he drives.
Panel 4: When he laughs and says that both car and driver are a few years out of date and have no juice in the battery, John is gobsmacked.
Summary: While it's fun to laugh AT Ted because we know that he's not nearly as smart or cool as he thinks he is, it should be noted that he unintentionally gave John permission to buy that sports car he always wanted. If John has a cool car, Ted will just have to shut up, right?