dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 22 January 2017

As Mike and Lizzie bicker over who gets to sleep with Farley that night, their arguing forces him to seek less noisy companionship.

(Strip Number 6714, Original Publication Date, 24 January 1988)

Panel 1: It's bedtime at the Pattermanse which means that it's time for a pointless argument that adds to the resentment Lizzie and Mike feel towards one another. The form it takes tonight is Mike insisting that it's his night to have Farley sleep on his bed.

Panel 2: We set up the predictable end gag when Lizzie plays the "Oh, no you don't card" and insists that Farley is hers.

Panel 3: Mike ain't having it because he points out that since the dog slept with Lizzie last night, it means he gets Farley this night.

Panel 4: Lizzie tries pointing out that Farley wandered in to her room on his own which renders Mike's argument invalid despite his being right about their ultra-anal odd and even night arrangement applying.

Panel 5: Mike tries proposing a rather self-serving compromise in which if Lizzie gets him tonight, he gets him for three nights. Lizzie doesn't especially like this because why should he get three nights.

Panel 6: As things descend to the use of mild profanity, Farley saunters off elsewhere.

Panel 7: He enters a darkened room; as he does so, the door creeeeeks audibly.

Panel 8: He then astonishes John and Elly by plopping down on their bed because it's quieter there.

Summary: This is very much likely to result in a 'kids bicker over nothing because they're kids' Lynnsight because Lynn never quite managed to realize that it wasn't just her childhood that really mattered.

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