(Strip Number 5122, Original Publication Date, 5 May 1989)
Panel 1: We find Liz about to ask Elly something at Connie's when she's done talking to Connie. What she doesn't realize is that Elly went over to Connie's place to have her hand held about her perm. It's been a month now but she still needs to be reassured and Connie is up to the challenge by telling her to trust her about how great it looks. The problem is that Elly is as determined to feel ugly as Connie is to be reassuring and still doesn't know about her coiffure.
Panel 2: As Liz stands there patiently, Connie tries using un-Elly like adjectives like (sexually) energetic, hauntingly wild and unpredictable to describe how the new do makes her look and gets an enthusiastic response of "Really?" because she really wants to feel attractive.
Panel 3: Connie tells her that the new hairstyle makes Elly look unique. When she starts to compare Elly to Cher and Bette Midler, Liz pops up and yells "Bride Of Frankenstein"; this last comparison sort of kills the mood.
Panel 4: As Connie rolls her eyes in frustration because children always ruin everything, an angry Elly glares at Elizabeth and tells her to go home.
Summary: The irritating thing is that at some point, Elly is going to start wondering why no one is ever honest with her because she doesn't want to admit that she doesn't handle candor at all well.