September 23rd, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 24 September 2016

John and Elly baffle the horrible children who hate the idea of their parents displaying affection because children are cruel and selfish by going on a date.

(Strip Number , Original Publication Date, 26 September 1987)

Panel 1: As John and Elly get ready to go out for the evening, she tells him that when she first met him all those years ago, she thought he was a fairly nice fellow.

Panel 2: He says that he thought of her as someone he'd like to get to know better.

Panel 3: As Gayle comes in to sit for the evening, Mike asks John if he and Mom are hitting the town. John says that they're going one better.

Panel 4: When he tells him that they're going on a date, the seeming absurdity of two people who are already married doing that baffles Mike and Lizzie.

Summary: We get to see this again when Lizzie is certain that since her parents are married, they don't need to and thus shouldn't get all affectionate with one another.