June 4th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 5 June 2010

We end the week with a reminder that even back then, Lynn had no idea how men talked to one another. Either we get an unwanted subtext or an expression of her belief that every random male she encountered was a carbon copy of Frank "That sandwich isn't getting itself" Barone preprogrammed with the need to keep'em in the kitchen. Today's example thereof is Ted whining because John does something nice for Elly just because. The funny-eeeeuurggggh-and-not-haha thiing is that he'll have something to make up for next week; that's because he stupidly invites Unfrozen Caveman General Practitioner over for dinner because he cannot seem to remember that Elly hates Ted almost as much as he does.

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the lobby of John and Ted's medical building; Everyone's Favorite Mother's Boy notices John carrying flowers and says "AH HAH!! Flowers for the wee wifey!!"

Panel 2: Ted goes into full-on nudge-nudge-wink-wink-SAY-NO-MORE!! mode as he alludes slyly to John's motives; he does so by asking if he came home drunk or later than expected.

Panel 3: John responds to his sidekick's channeling Eric Idle by saying "No...I just thought I'd do something nice."

Panel 4: It's his turn to yell like Lucy Van Pelt as he hollers that happily-married types are no fun.

Summary: It's sort of ironic that this idiot is the direct source of most of the "fun" we'll be seeing next year. Not only do we have Connie bending herself into yet another awkward shape to grab this loser, his 'generous' offer of a cabin in the woods leads to a worse argument than his idiotic habit of triggering Elly's rage does. That being said, I wonder how many of Rod's friends she's maligning by having Ted race around acting dumb. Odds are that his pals didn't appreciate her storming around town acting like Lady Muck and told her so; she put the haters in a blender and came up with Drunken Scotsman, MD.