May 25th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 26 May 2012

The end of the arc is yet another passing shot at the offsprings; that's because Georgia's admission that she wouldn't mind becoming part of Phil's family leads to her horrified realization that Phil's family includes EVIL children who love CHAOS!!!!! and hate to see adults enjoying themselves.

(Strip Number 4333, Original Publication Date, 28 May 1983)

Panel 1: As he and Georgia leave, Phil thanks Elly and Georgia says that it's been a nice evening.

Panel 2: Georgia tells Phil that she likes the Pattersons and he says that they aren't bad as far as relatives go.

Panel 3: She sets up the punchline by saying that she wouldn't mind becoming part of his family.

Panel 4: Their kiss is interrupted by Mike yelling "Hey, Uncle Phil! D'you get to breathe while yer kissing?" The realization that Phil's family includes Mike horrifies Georgia.

Summary: This, of course, is because Lynn and Elly see him as a destructive, life-satisfaction-consuming force of nature that cannot be controlled. A really objective observer sees him as a small boy who is hazy on what personal space is and comes equipped with a weak-as-water mother who never got around to teaching him because she feared turning into a babbling child if she hung around him too much.