January 15th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 16 January 2014

We end the arc with Lizzie wondering if she'll end up in the kid pound.

(Strip Number 786, Original Publication Date, 17 January 1985)

Panel 1: Now that she's home, Elly tells John that it simply never occurred to her to buy Farley a license.

Panel 2: Mike then comes in and tells Lizzie that Farley got picked up by the dogcatcher because he didn't have a license.

Panel 3: This causes Lizzie to ask Mommy a question.

Panel 4: Since Elly never understood how kids think, Lizzie's perfectly predictable wondering if Mommy's got a license for her leaves poor Mommy gobsmacked because her AWFUL child asked her poor mother a question that no one ever anywhere could possibly have anticipated.

Summary: This tendency of characters to act as if they've had a small, burning cactus shoved up their rectums is Lynn's way of dealing with the inability to put canned laughter in the strip when a child says something 'stupid'; the problem with this is that Lynn seems to think that everything a child might say is stupid........