dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Saturday, April 5, 2008

If things run true to form, today's strip should be the last flashback in this sequence and it should have a premise that differs from the ones preceeding it. The only commonality is Elly's strong desire to deny she had any part in her own downfall.

Panel 1: In today's strip, we see overworked Elly upset because John is sitting on his rump watching the kettle boil away instead of unplugging it. That's a common complaint in Canadian households where that appliance is most popular.

Panel 2: Mike calls John out on being lazy.

Panel 3: Incensed at his lack of (unearned) respect for his elders, she tells him it's not his place to criticize his father.

Panel 4: John stage-whispers how it's not right for him to horn in on her job. Her reaction? Gobsmacked, of course!

Sidebar: The reason the kettle had to be unplugged instead of taken off the stove is that in Canada they sell kettles you plug into household current.

ETA: This is probably the first strip on far too many wherein hateful control freak John is depicted as actively campaigning to undermine Elly's credibility as a parent as a means of setting himself up as sole authority in his house. Anthony will do much the same but will not resort to cruel humor.
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