dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Saturday, 27 December 2008

It seems very likely in that today's strip, we again have Elly on the phone. As aprilp_katje reminded us, she's talking to Connie this time to tell her that Phil and Mike are walking down to her place so Michael and Lawrence can compare notes about what they got from Santa. The punchline is that Elly tells Connie not to greet her unsuitable-for-her-because-they're-far-too-different (translation: "doesn't want kids") kid brother with the sentence "I'm single."

Hmmmm...... It's a new-run that has RevElly make bad wordplay about shoving two incompatible people together.

Panel 1: That's because RevElly is still talking to AnneAchronism. Super Mom is holding on to the Tintin/Henry look-alike she calls a child as she asks if RevElly has introduced RePhil to RetConnie yet. Flapandhonk says that she's been over for coffee but there's no real connection yet.

Panel 2: AnneAchronism asks the question "She's dying to talk with him one-on-one, isn't she?" as a declarative statement. RevElly, who somwhow found the time to put her hair up in a ponytail, confirms that by saying that she needs to find an excuse to get the two of them together. This means that the strip I described will appear Monday.

Panel 3: AnneAchronism asks RevElly "Isn't directing a vulnerable woman at a man who's totally wrong for her because he doesn't want kids fun?" REvElly says that it could get her into trouble.

Panel 4: She then makes a bad pun about playing with matches.

Summary: This totally subverts the meaning of the original. In the real past, Elly didn't really want Connie to get her hopes up; now, she wants to make an honest (that is to say "man with a nine-to-five job he hates and children he wants little to do with") man out of RePhil and thinks that RetConnie is the perfect tool for the job. Either way, she's a creep.
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