dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

The Top Ten Characters Lynn Doesn't Realize Are Underdogs - Number 6

While it is true that characters do stop being underdogs when they finally get away from the Pattersons, the time they do serve as foils for Elly or someone similarly awful is what I'm talking about when I call them that. Molly Thomas is more or less who I'm talking about when I use the word.

Consider the following about her:

  1. She was uprooted by her dad at the behest of Connie Poirier so she could have easier access to Elly Patterson.

  2. This was made easier by the fact that her boyfreind at the time scared the wuss she called a dad shitless.

  3. She was thought of as a WILD ANIMAL GOING INTO THE DARKNESS!!!!! because she didn't want to indulge the power fantasies and delusions of the one person who's a worse mother than Elly Patterson.

  4. She was ogled at by that weenus Mike.

  5. Connie feared and hated her homely boyfriend because a shallow dolt isn't going to get the meaning of the phrase "handsome is as handsome does."

Given that Lynn would recycle her appearance to create Teenage April, I should think that she's the first person to be victim of the "teens are horrible monsters because boomer nincompoops are fragile" trope. 

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