October 30th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 31 October 2013

In today's strip, Lizzie's trick-or-treat experience is hampered by two things; the wussy-ass clown costume her gutless wonder imbecile mother made her wear to save her from being arrested as a dangerous offender by the Super-Crazy No-Way Police and said whiny idiot's tendency to let her own physical limitations kill her children's fun.

(Strip Number 737, Original Publication Date, 31 October 1984)

Panel 1: We switch focus from Mike's depressing trick-or-treat experience wherein he's indirectly denied happiness by idiot parents to Lizzie getting the fun directly sucked out. This is because we find her dressed as Lame-O the Clown telling a generic old lady Trickertreat because Lynn wants to nag her children about their English.

Panel 2: Having left the woman's house, Elly then tells Lizzie that that they are going home now that they've covered the neighborhood.

Panel 3: When Lizzie objects, POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR, Put-Upon Elly explains that she is tired and her feet hurt.

Panel 4: When Elizabeth tells Elly that she wants to go out with somebody younger next year, Elly gets gobsmacked.

Summary: Gee, A kid wanting to get free candy despite Mommy not having adequate arch support. What an inexplicable horror that could never have been anticipated. What's really interesting is that fifteen years later, Elly STILL didn't anticipate how far children would go for candy: photo fb991031_zpsc5529e03.jpg