November 10th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 11 November 2011

In today's strip, Phil turns Elly's chiding Mike for being an annoying snooper into a reminder that sticking one's nose in where it doesn't belong is her thing.

(Strip Number 4249, Original Publication Date, 12 November 1982)

Panel 1: As Georgia sits down to eat actual food, she tells Elly that they shouldn't have gone to the trouble of serving her something this wonderful-looking.

Panel 2: Since Mike is a seven-year old boy with no real idea of what an appropriate question is, he asks Georgia if she's going to be Phil's girlfriend.

Panel 3: Elly tells him not to ask personal questions like that.

Panel 4: Phil chimes in by telling him to leave that to his mother.

Summary: This is another reason why Phil eventually had to be written out of the strip; simply put, he shares Jim's evil, unfair and inconvenient habit of being able to call Elly out on her weak-ass bullshit and having the calling-out stick.