June 25th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

We come to a strip that drives aprilp_katje up the wall when Carrie swoops in and takes over feeding Lizzie to 'save' her from Elly's 'foolishness'; this leads to Elly feeling stooooopid and useless.

(Strip Number 1471, Original Publication Date, 28 June 1989)

Panel 1: It would appear that Carrie has had quite enough of her daughter-in-law forgetting what century she lives in and makes passive-aggressive noise about how since Elly is exhausted, perhaps it's time to try Lizzie on formula like everyone else.

Panel 2: Since Elly never manages to stand up for herself when it really matters, she gets all passive and wishy-washy about how she doesn't think she'll take a bottle and she might try.

Panel 3: When Lizzie glomps onto it and suckles down with gay abandon, Elly looks on in shock at the betrayal.

Panel 4: Later, John is telling Elly not to be silly because no one is trying to replace her. (He's wrong, of course but he has a blind spot that still thinks of him as her little Johnny Jump-up.)

Summary: Carrie seems to have it in her head that she has to swoop down and save the foolish girl Johnny married from her own foolishness and modern thinking. We see this in an earlier thing when they return from vacation and she's organized the Pattermanse into a copy of her old house in Flin Flon and Elly again says that she can be replaced.