dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Let's see what cute, harmless gag strip she spoils for everyone today. It's amazing how she can't see that the linkage between the cartoonish past and dramatic present darkens our view of the older material.

Panel 1: Michael is trying to out-shout the lawn-mower as he asks John what time lunch is and if they can go somewhere.

Panel 2: He plainitively asks why she went off on her own. In his mind, she's supposed to be around 24/7.

Panel 3: John explains that every so often she gets some sort of inexplicable-to-him urge to get away from her demanding, selfish, thick-headed and obnoxious husband and children.

Paanel 4: This sets up the first ever example of bad wordplay as Mike mangles both that pronuncation and concept of Women's Lib to his father's approving smirk.

Hypothesis: In the cartoony First Times, this was the harmless slice of suburban life Lynn meant for it to still be. Colored by what we know about these people now and how Elly is using it to justify her demands for eternal fealty as a means for revenging herself for years of mistreatment, the whimsy just got sucked right out of it.

ETA: The FBorFW home page ran the "I want a dishwasher that works" strip for some reason until they changed it to this.
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    Panel 1: No, Liz, Francie is not fascinated by the audioanimatronic snowman. Nor is your description helpful. This is because you are talking as if…

  • Saturday October 6th

    sorry for the delay all...had to do some drinking to get thru this strip... And here we go... Panel 1: OF COURSE SHE JUST HAD TO CALL ANTHONY!! She…

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