dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Friday, 18 May 2018

Gordon isn't really all that sympathetic about Mike having to be punished and when Mike asks what the point of Elly's idiotic and pointless punishment is, offers up the same sarcastic answer Lawrence did the last time Elly lost her mind because he swore in public and she feared being blamed for something that is so her fault.

(Strip Number 5133, Original Publication Date, 19 May 1989)

Panel 1: Gordon does something Brits call taking the mickey with Mike when he asks how he's doing on Day Two of Elly's No Televison campaign. Mike acts as if he's going through withdrawal syndromes and talks about how faint and weak he feels.

Panel 2: Gordon isn't really all that sincere when he clucks his tongue in mock sympathy and tells him that he doesn't know how Mike can stand it. Since Mike would be stupid if television didn't exist, he blanks out on that and says that it's real tough.

Panel 3: We get a wall of text about how unreasonable Elly's bein' 'cause all Mike said was two words and now, he's gotta suffer for two weeks. He asks what the point is and what he's s'possta learn.

Panel 4: Since television isn't actually why Mike's brain is blank, Gordon's saracstic suggesting that his take-way should be to swear out of earshot floors the doorknob.

Summary: Given that when she folds, he takes his sweet time readjusting because he doesn't want her thinking that she's succeeded at anything, we're learning (or at least being reminded) that he doesn't like the idea of Elly being right about anything. If Elly is right, he is wrong and that's wrong. Also, he's too dumb to realize that most of his friends look down on him.
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