August 17th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 18 August 2016

We revisit an old theme today when we contrast Marian's need to occupy her free time by baking goodies with Elly's need to unchain her poor oppressed mother from the stove and add in man-child John thinking mostly with his damned fat gut.

(Strip Number 1193, Original Publication Date, 20 August 1987)

Panel 1: We see a delighted John sniffing the air and thought-bubbling about how Marian is in the kitchen.

Panel 2: His face is fixed in an unsettling leer when he reminds himself that he looks forward to her incredible baking whenever she visits.

Panel 3: When he gets there, he comes upon Elly trying to get Marian to mix with the people and do something that isn't wasting her holiday in the kitchen.

Panel 4: Since John is a greedy shnook who loves treats, he blusters about how one cannot curb genius.

Summary: This is part of a two-parter that's pretty much the last bit of the Elly Patterson: Lethal Chef joke. After John buys her an up-to-date oven, her cooking becomes more palatable. Also, Lynn's mother must have tossed out an issue of Mad that would have put a new spin on things. In it, David Berg had someone in Marian's position muse that spending her time baking sure beat trying to make conversation.