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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Pattersons dragoon Greg and Connie into helping them get the refrigerator into the house.

(Strip Number 1312, Original Publication Date, 12 July 1988)

Panel 1: Since Lynn doesn't seem to have actually seen her new refrigerator get installed and thus probably doesn't know what a dolly is, we start off with a group of silhouettes straining to get the fridge into the house.

Panel 2: We next see a sweating John thanking Greg and Connie for helping them while not-at-all sweaty director of traffic Elly helps them rehydrate. Greg says "Any time" in response.

Panel 3: They part amicably enough.

Panel 4: As the two of them clutch their sore backs, Greg tells Connie to do him a favor and ask what the Pattersons actually want the next time they ask if the two of them are busy.

Summary: Elly and John remind me of a parting one-liner at the end of an episode of Law & Order wherein some corrupt idiot told the DA that he could use a friend and the DA shot back that this was the man's problem. Also, this sort of whack-a-doo crap does seem to nicely confirm howtheduck's suspicion that Lynn spent the reno holed up in her fantasy capsule.
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