dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

As eccentricities go, I'd say that Keith's mania for growing a pumpkin for the county fair is less destructive than most but that's not what Carol thinks.

(Original Publication Date, 9 October 1990)

Panel 1: It seems that before we trade mailshots about how happy everyone else is that Elly will be off the streets for a while, we have to endure garbage about Keith's hobby. This is begun by Carol holding a coffee pot and telling him that Elly's here. Keith says to come show her his pride and joy.

Panel 2: Since Elly doesn't have hobbies and looks down on those who do, it baffles her that he's talking about a mere pumpkin. Keith assures her that this is to be a first prize winner at an upcoming Fall Fair.

Panel 3: He gets kind of effusive when talking about her colouring and perfect shape before asking Elly if 'she' isn't the most exquisite thing she's ever seen. Elly tries to remind him that he's crazy because he's flattering a vegetable. I would prefer to remind him that aprilp_katje detests being lumped in with inanimate objects. 

Panel 4: Carol makes a waspish comment about how he used to say stuff like that about her

Summary: One of the things about bored housewives in sitcoms is their need to lambaste their menfolk for having weird ideas that get in their way. This is possibly because most sitcom writers have mommy issues. Lynn's deal is that male oddness is 'really' an attack on a poooooooor, ill-used housewife.
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