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The Top Ten Characters Lynn Doesn't Realize Are Underdogs - Number 3

The next person on my great big list of people who Lynn does not see as being underdogs is, of course, Becky McGuire. Her problem is the same one Betty Cooper used to have back in the sixties: her best friend hates her.

The rot starts early because like a Patterson, April gets pissy when she doesn't get what she wants:

and because Mr B bonded with Becky too damned easily:

and because Becky had Liz and Candace's bad habit of trading on her looks:

and above all, she didn't want to humiliate herself to make a Patterson indulge in a power trip:

This last thing caused April to waste the rest of the strip being pointlessly angry at Becky because she refuses to admit to being filled with envy:

but instead blames natural feelings on the person who inspires them:

because the binary insanity that drives Lynn.

Also, one must remember that she's a Candace-like dumping ground for Lynn's free-floating hatred of the popular girls:



and lack of empathy towards children who don't do their job of being the goo that sticks man and wife together:


because it's a damned sight easier to make pious noise about family politics than it is to give a shit about someone who just bugs you.
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  • Saturday, 8 May 2021

    The one that's an example of Liz Just Not Getting It that becomes tragically ironic in hindsight. Panel 1: We see an exterior shot of the house…

  • Friday, 7 May 2021

    The one where Lynn's need to wail about being a poor orphan girl leaches into the plot. Panel 1: Phil and Elly agree that they're stupid for…

  • Thursday, 6 May 2021

    The one where Liz comments on how Mom and Uncle Phil argue over nothing that makes sense to her. Panel 1: When Elly says that it's no fair that…