July 19th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 20 July 2014

In today's strip, Mike and Lawrence pull the old "X's mom said it was okay" gag on Elly and Connie.

(Strip Number 6151, Original Publication Date, 21 July 1985)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike telling Lawrence that he's got his tackle box, extra hooks, worms, lines and rods. Lawrence tells him that they're all set.

Panel 2: That's because Lawrence has brought the (root) beer.

Panel 3: The strip most people will read begins with Mike asking Elly if he and Lawrence can go fishing at Harrison's Creek. Elly wants to know if Lawrence's mom says it's okay.

Panel 4: Mike assures her that Connie said it was.

Panel 5: She asks Lawrence the same thing and he too says that she did.

Panel 6: Elly then says that as long as Lawrence's mother is all right with it, she'll let them do this.

Panel 7: As they leave, Mike thanks Elly.

Panel 8: Lawrence asks Connie if they can go fishing at Harrison's Creek because Mike's mother said it was okay with her.

Summary: This is a rather old gag, isn't it? The only difference is that instead of double-teaming John and Elly, our merry pranksters rope Connie into things.