October 13th, 2008

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

It seems to me that the strip I originally thought ran Monday:

Panel 1: As Elly feeds Lizzie, Stupido tells her that he's narrowed the field of five candidates for Marie's replacement to two.

Panel 2: The first has great references, has tons of experience and is making a career of her work.

Panel 3: This piques Elly's curiosity. After all, if the first is perfect for the job, she knows that John must have an ulterior motive for keeping the inferior candidate in the running. She asks him what that motive is.

Panel 4: A sheepishly-grinning John tells a disbelieving Elly that Number Two's qualification is her looks. In the old days, he said Cheryl Ladd. Here in RetconLand, it'll probably be a more generic term like "bikini model."

is most likely to run today. It occurs to me that howtheduck is right to assume that that the one that has Elly approve of John's choice will be replaced by one that has her disapproval greeted by John's smug incomprehension. Lynn, after all, has to make John look as awful as she can.

ETA: Instead of looking like Cheryl Ladd, Marie's replacement looks like Shania Twain. This does two things. First, it gives Lynn an opportunity to show off how Canadian she is. Second, it proves that these aren't the Pattersons we saw last August. Ladies and Gentlemen, we're dealing with Ultimate Foob!