July 5th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 6 July 2015

We resume the lead-up to the camping trip arc when Steve aggressively pleads with John to take him with them to avoid having to deal with the whole post-partum scene.

(Strip Number 4646, Original Publication Date, 7 July 1986)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching John have a rare conversation with Steve today as he talks about today being the day that Anne brings Leah-of-the-six-fingers-that-define-her home; he goes on to say that the kids are really excited about this.

Panel 2: He then says that Anne's mother is coming over to help for the next while so it's gonna be wild before asking John about his plans.

Panel 3: John tells him that he and his brother-in-law Phil are going on a fishing trip in a week or so.

Panel 4: Steve alarms John by grabbing onto his shirt collar and aggressively pleading to be allowed to come with them.

Summary: This, of course, is in service to the premise that mother-in-laws who aren't Elly or don't defer to her ruin everything. We don't know anything about Anne's mom aside from the fact that Steve fears being called a shiftless layabout almost as much as any conversation that implies that Anne could have done a lot better for herself.