June 7th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

In today's mess, Doctor Ted makes a patronizing remark that Elly takes as a sign that he thinks women were put on this earth to serve men; John has the sense to panic because he knows that saying sort of crap will get him killed. This sets up Wednesday's lecture, Thursday's confusion about the changing times and Friday's lecture about how John is wrong again. Oh, yes; Saturday's strip seems to rotate around John having not learned thing frakking one.

(Strip Number 4017, Original Publication Date, 9 June 1981)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in the dining room after the Pot Luck of Doom; as Elly cleans up, Ted tells John he's gotta a fine little cook there. This, as one might expect angers Elly; not only is it witlessly (albeit unintentionally) demeaning, Ted's remark touches a raw nerve.

Panel 2: As Ted opines that yessir, a man needs pampering once in a while, we get to cross off an entry on trumanf's list as Elly narrows her eyes in rage.

Panel 3: Since Ted is an idiot, he doesn't pick on the look of alarm on John's face after he says that there's nothing like a woman to give him said pampering.

Panel 4: We cross off another entry as Elly thought-bubbles that she's about to give it to him.

Summary: What she gives him is a lecture about how she wasn't put on this Earth to cater to male whims; since Ted's a boob who doesn't realize that Elly confuses chivalry with slavery, he calls Elly "one of those" before wondering when it became a crime to be a gentleman.