March 1st, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Today's strip is a mildly-amusing piece of fluff in which Mike's coach resents being called a mother. Y'know, 'cause he's a manly man and being called a woman is a baaaaaaaaaaaaaad thing.

(Strip Number 4138, Original Publication Date, 3 March 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike's team getting ready for the big game; this means, of course, complaining to their coach. Lawrence leads things off by telling him that the boy to his right keeps calling him names, Mister Name-caller says that his chin strap is missing, a third boy wants him to tape up his stick and Mike wants him to tie his skates.

Panel 2: As they walk towards center ice, a fifth boy calls for Coach Philclone. He says "Okay, okay...."

Panel 3: He then looks the ref in the eye and asks who keeps calling him Mom.

Summary: The 'joke' is that he's running about attending to the needs of demanding children as if his maleness has been removed or something. A real man, you see, is supposed to put a woman in between himself and his children when they want his attention; that's why Lynn calls the Mike who yowls for Deanna to save him from his children is a great dad, the stupid moo.