February 26th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 27 February 1983

In today's strip, we find out what Lizzie was doing in Phil's fish tank; she was taking one home to show Daddy!!

(Strip Number 378, Original Publication Date, 28 February 1983)

Panel 1: We find John taking off Lizzie's coat as he reminds her that she and Elly went to see Uncle Phil that day.

Panel 2: Nizzie tell Daddy him gots fishes inna tank! Real fishes, Daddy!

Panel 3: She reaches into the pocket of her overalls, produces one and smiles as she says "See!!" John, who's horrified by the fact that she's carrying a dead fish in her pocket, screams her name.

Panel 4: Since she's two and doesn't understand that she killed the fish, says it okay, Daddy, because she give him back. John, who's probably wondering how to explain this to Phil, has his head buried in his hands.

Summary: Oh, dear. What we have is a child who made an honest mistake and has no concept of death dealing with parents who can't admit to the existence of good-faith screw-ups. Making silly blunders like this is always the result of a plot against them. Also, since Nizzie is made to be a stupidhead, Lynnsight defaming one of the little strangers in three, two.....