January 2nd, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Today's strip has Elly react strongly in the negative to the exercise gear that she's forced to wear.

(Strip Number 4397, Original Publication Date, 4 January 1984)

Panel 1: As our story continues, we find Connie and Elly at the mall buying aerobics gear; Connie tells a dubious-looking Elly to try on a green leotard because everyone is wearing them.

Panel 2: As anxious-looking Elly puts on her outfit, Connie is in the next change-room over talking about how bright colours are in and telling her to try on some leg-warmers.

Panel 3: She then says that if they're going to go into aerobics, they have to take it seriously.

Panel 4: An incredulous Elly points to the ridiculous get-up she's wearing and asks "This is SERIOUS???"

Summary: The interesting thing is that Lynn would go on to create many more strips that has a Patterson be horrified with what people barely wear these days. This, I should think, is the result of a marriage even more perfect than Liz and Anthony's; I'm of course talking about the blessed union between prudery and self-hatred.