October 29th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Halloween 2019

The one in which Lynn makes a super-obvious joke that is somehow meant to make Dawn and Elizabeth look stupid.

(Original Publication Date, 31 October 1990)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Liz and Dawn going trick-or-treating. I find myself flashing back to all the strips that have Lynn be an annoying turd about how her children speak that have it as tricker-treatin' when Liz (who's dressed as Little Bo Peep) tells Dawn "I love Hallowe'en, don't you, Dawn?" because my spell-checker hates the apostrophe Lynn insists on like fire. Dawn says "Yeah....." because we're about to be beaten over the head with a stoopid moral.

Panel 2: We zoom out to see kids in all kinds of costumes wandering about (and also an adult who's outgrown that foolishness) so that Dawn can say "It's a night you can just go out and be yourself."

Summary: This is meant to make Dawn look dumb because the children are in disguise. It makes Lynn look dumb because she doesn't realize that what a child chooses to wear on Halloween reveals a lot about the kid.