July 15th, 2021

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 17 July 2021

The one where Jim cheerfully reveals that he never liked the pump organ in the first place.

Panel 1: We start with Jim reminding us all that he and Marian are packing for the move and giving what they cannot keep to them. Since Jim is as unaware of the situation about the pump organ as Marian is, he ascribes the angry scowl on his children's faces to jet lag.

Panel 2: He also isn't a mind reader so doesn't know that Phil claims the pump organ while Elly threatens to spread wreckage and confusion if he's allowed to be the boss of her yet again.

Panel 3: He sets up the stupid punchline by guessing that they've decided what they want.

Panel 4: This is because he's decided that what they don't want is to try to wrestle that bulky and fragile old pump organ into their houses so he gave it away to the church a while back. Since his eyes want testing, he either doesn't see the look of shock on their faces or misinterprets it to mean that they're shocked by how cleverly he'd saved them from lugging the heavy thing into their homes. (Or maybe he's an asshole who likes to see his kids squirm in order to get payback against them for making him spend his money on them.)

Summary: We never do follow up on this which is a damned shame. The whole matter ends up not mattering because they don't say that yeah, they both wanted the damned thing and also that Elly needed to have it to make up for having to be the Junior Mom to a spoiled and ungrateful brat.