April 4th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Easter Sunday, 2015

Today's Easter Strip has Lizzie "destroy the magic" by letting Jim know that he didn't really fool her all that well. Also, there should probably be notes that indicate that in the original version, Lizzie's face and clothes were covered in blue dye.

(Strip Number 6156, Original Publication Date, 30 March 1986)

Panel 1: We start things off with Lizzie asking John to look at the Easter eggs she and Mike colored.

Panel 2: Since in the original version, her face and clothes are covered in blue stains, her asking him to guess who did the blue eggs is meant to be amusing somehow.

Panel 3: The strip proper begins with Elly on the phone telling Lizzie to come quickly.

Panel 4: This is because the Easter Bunny is on the phone.

Panel 5: She giggles as she tells him that she gots a brother and a dog.

Panel 6: As she hands the phone back to Elly, Mommy asks her if she's going to say goodbye.

Panel 7: She pauses for a second.

Panel 8: She then ducks around the corner.

Panel 9: This is so she can whisper "Goodbye, Grandpa" as a way of saying thanks to him for helping out the real Easter Bunny.

Summary: The intent, of course, is to serve as a sort of follow-on to the strip about Lizzie knowing more than John so that we can join Lynn and Elly in wailing idiotically about children growing up too fast and kicking the dirt into our graves and so on and so forth. Me, I assume that Lizzie thinks of Jim as being like a mall Santa: someone who helps out the real deal because she's five.