(Strip Number 4943, Original Publication Date, 25 March 1988)
Panel1: As Lizzie shows Mike the quarter she got from The Very Angry Tooth Fairy, Mike decides to channel Maynard G Krebs and say "Easy money, nan" about getting money that way.
Panel 2: We next see Lizzie surprising Elly by running away screaming.
Panel 3: When Rage-Face Elly asks Mike what's going on. he explains that Lizzie told him that she got a quarter from the Tooth Fairy.
Panel 4: Elly goes all bug-eyed with confused horror when he holds up a pair of pliers and tells her that he found a way to get Lizzie to earn a buck.
Summary: We never do get a slow burn or mildly peeved aside glance when the kids act like sitcom mutants. Either Elly is screeching in confused terror or she's about to do so.