(Strip Number 5178, Original Publication Date, 16 August 1989)
Panel 1: Mike is pissed off because instead of being allowed to wait until it isn't stiflingly hot to mow the lawn, Mrs "Well, I'M cool in my air conditioned house so don't come to ME with complaints about heat!!!" made him go back out and risk heatstroke because she wants to criminalize being a boneheaded teenybopper.
Panel 2: Something comes along to make him pause.
Panel 3: Said something is Martha; her presence makes him pretend that he likes doing yardowrk.
Panel 4: When she leaves, he goes back to pushing the damned mower and hating every bit of it.
Summary: What Lynn and Elly lose sight of when they try making a hypocrite of Michael is that neither idiot wish to admit that people willingly do things for people who actually appreciate the effort. If asked, Elly would make that ridiculous palms-out pleading gesture and deliver her usual pea-brained rant about how if Mike had the least clue that she liked him, he'd simply stop doing anything and just DIE in a puddle of his own filth.