April 24th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

We herald in six years of John and Elly pissing themselves because Mike is allegedly out of control with Mike having his twelfth birthday party and making a very big wish.

(Strip Number 1283, Original Publication Date, 25 April 1988)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in at Mike's twelfth birthday party as Elly brings in the cake and gets herself into legal trouble with Warner/Chappell music. (Also, Darryl is there so THIS is the last arc with him in it!)

Panel 2: We set up the punchline by having Elly tell him to blow out the candles and make a wish.

Panel 3: Lynn's attempt to show Mike concentrating really hard on what he'd like to wish for looks a lot like intestinal distress.

Panel 4: Elly makes a wry observation to Connie about how big the wish is depends on the size of the kid wishing.

Summary: Given the rest of the arc, I should think that he's wishing that Elly wouldn't be her usual belligerent idiot self about the sleep-over he'd like to have just once in his life.