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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Well, it looks as if the Connie and Phil show is back in town. The strange thing is that Lynn seems to be subverting the original intent of that sequence. Back in the eighties, Elly was simply a perplexed bystander to Connie's humiliation; now, she's become a Saboteur Friend sending her victim off on a doomed quest so she can rub Connie's nose in her failure.

Check that; she's pretty much acting under duress here.

Panel 1: She's on the phone talking to Phil asking how things are.

Panel 2: As she asks him how his show is doing, Connie tells her "Ask him about me" in a whisper that he can probably hear.

Panel 3: She does the same thing a bit more aggressively as Elly talks to him about the kids. On the other end of the line, Phil's knees have slammed shut in anticipation of her arrival.

Panel 4: Her desperate need to find a MAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYunnnnn causes her to get even more forceful to get Elly to ask him about her. By now, of course, Phil is asking her if that friend of hers is ever going to stop leaving crazy-ass messages on his answering machine.

Panel 5: As Connie looks ready to commit violence because the conversation hasn't turned to why he's not doing the right thing and marrying her because they had sex, Elly asks him if he's heard from the Poirier lunaticwoman.

Summary: This strip is meant to tell us that Elly wanted to let things fizzle out all along but was kept from doing so because she didn't want to get beaten up by a fake feminist.

ETA: The new day beings us yet another banner.
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