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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The one where Mike uses atrocious wordplay in a failed-on-purpose attempt to reassure Liz about embarrassing herself.

(Original Publication Date, 18 December 1990)

Panel 1: As they get ready to drive to the arena, Elly tells Liz to not be so nervous because she knows all of her routines and it's only a dress rehearsal. Don't wanna be that guy but when Elly has to speak in public, she doesn't wanna be told anything like this. She WANTS to feel nervous.

Panel 2: Liz tells Elly the truth: she doesn't understand why she's nervous. There is this one part where she's the only one on ice and she has to jump over a candy cane and always falls.

Panel 3: Elly reminds us that her idea of consoling a child is "You should know that concerns that don't concern me don't bother anyone" when she trivializes Liz's fears and says that lots of kids fall down so have the same low expectations Elly has and not worry about being perfect. This allows Mike to intrude on the conversation by starting to agree.

Panel 4: He then makes a stupid riff on "Ice Follies" by asking Liz "Why do you think they call them the fallies."

Summary: I don't know what's worse: Elly's inability to relate to Liz's fear of public humiliation because she's not on stage or the bad joke.
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