March 13th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

We begin a two-week long arc about Lizzie and her loose tooth with Elly moaning to herself because her child doesn't know a table manner Mommy is too bloody stupid to teach her.

(Strip Number 1263, Original Publication Date, 14 March 1988)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at dinner watching Lizzie telling Mommy to lookit her loose toof 'cause she almost gots it out.

Panel 2: She then shows a visibly creeped out Elly that she can push it under her tongue.

Panel 3: She proceeds to play around with her loose tooth at the dinner table.

Panel 4: Since Elly never seems to have realized that it was on her to head this sort of thing off at the pass, she rolls her eyes in disgust and wonders why they always do this sort of thing at the dinner table.

Summary: We spend the better part of the back half of March watching Elly think that Lizzie willed her tooth to fall out to bust her Mommy's ass so we can consider this Lynn hitting the ground running. It doesn't matter that a normal person would have said "Not at the table" when Panel 2 rolled around and ended things there, it's the kids' fault dumb stuff happens.