March 30th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 31 March 2013

In today's strip, Elly is confused when Lizzie gets upset because she does poorly at an event that she's pretty much going to suck at anyway.

(Strip Number 6131, Original Publication Date, 22 April 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Lizzie in the back seat of the hoverwagon imagining the Easter Bunny painting eggs.

Panel 2: She then tells Mike that the Easter Bunny has hid said eggs.

Panel 3: The strip most of Lynn's fan-base will read starts with with the Pattersons joining other people in waiting for the Eldon Park Easter Egg Hunt to begin.

Panel 4: The starter yells GO!! and everyone except Lizzie takes off running.

Panel 5: Lizzie stands there looking sad as Mike gets on his hands and knees and grabs onto an egg.

Panel 6: She continues to stand there looking sad as he picks one off of a stump.

Panel 7: She then piteously yells for MOMMY!!!

Panel 8: As we zoom out to see that the park is still full of eggs for her to hunt, Lizzie wails to Elly that she cannot find any.

Summary: The reason, I think, is that Lizzie isn't designed to do well in an event like this. After all, it involves crawling around in the dirt, reaching into things and a whole lot of other stuff she'd usually get in trouble for doing. That being said, I should tend to think that Mike will be "prevailed upon" to share with Lizzie in the name of fairness.