September 3rd, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 4 September 2016

For some reason, Lynn's latest attempt to bully Rod into staying away from dentistry takes the form of reminding him that his patients will all want to take advantage of him while expecting him to not expect anything in return.

(Strip Number 7246, Original Publication Date, 6 September 1987)

Panel 1: As John pays for lunch at the Burger Bar, he's flagged down by a man with enormous mutant teeth and his daughter (also with messed-up teeth).

Panel 2: The Milborough Mutant tells John he's just the fellah he wants to see.

Panel 3: The reason is that he wants John to do him a solid and look at his kid's choppers.

Panel 4: The reason he wants a free consult is that he wants to know if she needs braces as badly as he obviously does.

Panel 5: He comments on the advice John is giving.

Panel 6: He then thanks John for the advice.

Panel 7: We find out that his first name is Chris when John has a legal issue and wants a lawyer's expert advice.

Panel 8: Chris says that he's free to contact him at any time.

Panel 9: When any time turns out to be office hours, John is less than impressed.

Summary: We get a lawyer joke and a subtle-as-a-mallet reminder that people will expect free advice without reciprocating if Rod insists on his evil, anti-marriage plan to go back into harem-keep....dentistry. It's two annoying things in one.