December 12th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 13 December 2013

John gets even more Schadenfreude in his stocking when Elly cautions Michael to work his need to laugh at Daddy out of his system before they get to the hospital.

(Strip Number 764, 14 December 1984)

Panel 1: As Elly rehearses her 'you love your tools more than you love me' speech, a panicked Michael tells her that the person on the other end of the phone says that Daddy is in hospital.

Panel 2: She talks to John to find out what exactly happened.

Panel 3: As Elly grabs her coat and purse, she tells Michael that John has broken his foot by dropping a 25 lb turkey on it.

Panel 4: As they leave, she tells him to get the laughing done before they get there.

Summary: While I don't ordinarily condone laughing at something like this, I like the hypocrisy even less. After all, Elly isn't mad at Mike for laughing. She's mad at him because he's not old enough to laugh at an adult.