July 7th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 9 July 2018

When Elly gets all starry-eyed about how sweet-natured Liz was as a toddler, Mike thinks it's because they had him to practice on because he doesn't admit that he was a pain in the arse to raise.

(Strip Number 6053, Original Publication Date, 10 July 1989)

Panel 1: As we see a visual of a smiling Elly putting a younger Baby Lizzie than last Saturday's to bed, Elizabeth askes modern-day Elly if she was a good baby. Elly says "Sure!!"

Panel 2: Elly loses herself in nostalgia for a time period wherein raising a baby seemed as easy it does on television when she says that she eat well, slept well and didn't fuss and that in comparison with another experience, everything seemed so easy.

Panel 3: Liz sets up the punchline by asking her why.

Panel 4: When Mike puffs himself up and says that it's because they had him first to practice on, Elly gives him a dirty look because she'll always resent having to deal with his weak-ass bullshit. Also, Mike is a doorknob so he doesn't realize that he's just confessed to being a screaming irritant whose very presence erodes away people's good will and decency.

Summary: We're about to bear witness to two days of his being a terrible influence on Lizzie as he uses her as a pawn in his scheme to drive Elly loco for daring to discipline his stupid ass.