Panel 2: WTF? Connie has never dropped a French phrase before that I can recall, and my recollections are usually pretty accurate. Did a Lynnion read the new bio of Connie and think, "Whoa, she's French-Canadian? I should show that more!" when in fact, it's never been a significant feature of Connie's character. Anyway, who makes a mission out of saying "Happy New Year"?
Panel 3: Yeah, yeah, Lynn. Fifty-five means one foot in the grave. Except Jim is about a third more than that, and he still hangs on. And there's Elly in pajamas, which I swear I have never seen. It's funny, though: even though she's not especially attractive in that panel, she looks better than she normally does. She's standing firm instead of slouching, her hair is down, which is always an improvement, and basically, she looks younger and healthier. While she implicitly gripes about being old, of course.
Panel 4: Not really, El. Your nose is huge as usual, but apart from that, you look like a woman, not the Church Lady. Sad that your voluntary grooming habits make you look worse than when nature just takes its course.
Panel 5: Again, that looks a bit like the old Elly, and it's not that bad. Connie, on the other hand, has been seriously hagged. She used to be hot, back when she was SuperSingleMom. And back in the '90s, she got plastic surgery. Is this a matter of the Lynnions not knowing that, or has Lynn retconned it? Or, does plastic surgery sometimes make things worse in the long run? You know, Michael Jackson's lip collapsed last week.