Panel 1: John had his heart set on the Excess-of-Fifty-Years (tm Anonymous)? How long do you have to have an idea about something to be able to say your heart is set on it? Surely longer than a day (which I believe is how long this sequence took in strip time)? And if Elly's happy, John's happy. Too bad it doesn't work the other way around.
Panel 2: Where is Elly's hand? All I see is the ruffle at the end of her nightgown sleeve. And those bags under her eyes make her look like Mrs. Rochester. And, so this is what it takes to get her motivated to go in to the store? Wonder what kind of car Moira drives, that she's so willing to pick up Elly's slack all the time?
Panel 3: AAAUGH! That's gonna give me nightmares!
Panel 4: Sigh...Elly turns her back on John once again. But I don't quite get his thought balloon. Was that the real plan---to get himself into debt? Way to set an example for Dr. Morsel! And why does he look so terrified now? Is a practical car going to get him further in debt than the penis extension would? And what was all that talk about losing money on a car being no big deal? Is it only something to be shrugged off when it's his car?