February 17th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The one where Elly makes bad wordplay about how gross and fat and ugly she is again.

(Original Publication date, 20 February 1991)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in the rec room watching John watching Elly watch a video. When he asks her what it is, she explains that it's an exercise video for expectant mothers.

Panel 2: John says "Good idea. The instructor looks as fit as a fiddle." This is so we can once again deal with Lynn's take on Chekhov's Gun: "If a character mentions a violin, a string bass must be referenced so as to make a self-pitying comment."

Panel 3: We see this in motion when John asks her why she isn't joining in. He should pay attention to the fact that her bangs are over her eyes because that means that Life has defeated her with yet another Thing Unfair.

Panel 4: She looks at him like he's a big idiot and says "Because I feel like a string bass."

Summary: Hey, John? Remember telling her how attractive she is? Did it take? Does it ever? Did you know that doing so is futile because the lunatic you're sitting next to decides it means that she isn't allowed to feel what she feels? Didn't think so. At least when Gordon and Mike think something stupid, we're meant to call them irrational. With Elly, we're meant to cheer on the insane troll logic.