July 28th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 29 July 2012

In today's strip, Elly goes into full-on bellowing idiot mode because she thinks that Lizzie is serving her party guests kibble as an act of malice. 

(Strip Number 6683, Original Publication Date, 31 July 1983)

Panel 1: We find Mike and Lizzie in their jammies watching Elly throw another one of her parties. He tells her that he doesn't quite see what's supposed to be so good about grown-up parties.

Panel 2: That's because all they seem to do is stand there talking.

Panel 3: We start the strip that most people will see with a smiling Elly playing hostess to her friends and relations as they engage in light conversation.

Panel 4: As she hovers around the room, she attracts the attention of a confused Lizzie.

Panel 5: A few minutes later, Lizzie is there with a bowl of her own filled with something that looks like the things Mommy is feeding the other grown ups. Phil thanks her for the whatever-it-is.

Panel 6: We next see that both Elly and Lizzie are handing out 'hors-d'oeuvres' to the guests.

Panel 7: Elly finally notices what Lizzie is doing when two of her guests gag on whatever it is that Lizzie is giving them.

Panel 8: Connie tells her that this is interesting stuff before asking what it is.

Panel 9: We find Lizzie filling her bowl with Farley's kibble; as she does so, Pissed-Off Elly yells her name.

Summary: This is because making Elly see that Lizzie is simply imitating her would actually BE a freaking miracle. As it stands, Flapandhonk has it in her empty head that Lizzie did this to make her look bad because children hate to see their parents happy because they want to spread CHAOS!!!!! wherever they go.