June 11th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

In today's strip, Elly is baffled and traumatized upon learning that Lizzie is a gullible four-year old.

(Strip Number 4434, Original Publication Date, 13 June 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Farley yelping in pain because Lizzie bit him on the nose.

Panel 2: Elly pulls Farley away before he can bite back and tells Lizzie something she already knew.

Panel 3: Elly then asks her why she bit Farley on the nose.

Panel 4: When Lizzie says that Michael tol'her it was made of licorice, Elly is gobsmacked.

Summary: Leaving aside the obvious problem of having to make sure that pets don't present a danger to small children and the even more obvious problem of having wise-ass kids telling suggestible children stupid things, the obvious problem that presents itself is the fact that Elly clearly doesn't seem to understand what's going on around her. She doesn't realize that Mike tells Lizzie stupid things or that Lizzie is going to do them nor does she want to because that would mean having to be in the room with them.