October 24th, 2008

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 25 October 2008

As we wrap up the week, it looks as if we might see Elly's reaction to Mike's disobedience. Her telling him to not get wet may have been ill-thought-out to the point of absurdity but she did think that he could have stayed dry if he really wanted to. Perhaps she expected him to stand stock-still underneath the umbrella staring at the rain. Whatever she'd hoped for, the end result is that she'll end up looking like the mother on Dennis the Alleged Menace. Of course, Mike might find a lost puppy today and then all bets would be off.

Well, he does 'find' a puppy! Ladies and Gents, Farley is about to make the scene.

Panel 1: We start off with DennisMichael on Mrs WilsonBaird's porch. He says Hello while she asks why he's out in the rain.

Panel 2: He says nothin', just playin' and asks her for cookies thereby paying homage to the Alleged Menace himself. She allows as she just made some.

Panel 3: She then sets up next week's plotline by telling him that there are five brand-new puppies downstairs. If he brings a grown-up, he can see them.

[Translation: When John comes home, he can see them. We know that Elly shares her mother's exaggerated dread of filth and contamination and will balk at seeing the filthy fur-pet.]

Panel 4: He bounds home to get shot down out of hand by his pig-ignorant lunatic mothershare the great news with Mommy.

Panel 5: Mrs Baird muses that good news travels fast.

Summary: Next week will be mostly reprints. The exception will be John and Mrs Baird trying to figure out how to do an end run around Crazypants.