May 18th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

In today's strip, Elly whines piteously that she's being unfairly persecuted because John wears ugly clothes that make him feel comfortable.

(Strip Number 4010, Original Publication Date, 20 May 1981)

Panel 1: I'm not sure if this takes place the day after John tried telling Elly that she can trust him to tell her where he is or a different day; all I do know is that it's fairly early so Elly is in her housecoat when she tells John to throw out those awful checkered pants.

Panel 2: John looks down at his ugly pants and says that they're comfortable.

Panel 3: John says "Besides, it's ME who's walking around in these clothes, not you."

Panel 4: As John leaves, Elly slumps over and says "But I'm the one who gets blamed."

Summary: Elly is, of course, trying to tell John that she and the other Real Housewives of Milborough are keeping score on how well they've domesticated their husbands; since John insists on not realizing that his clothes aren't interpreted as a reflection on her, he's doomed to more confrontations like this.