We're getting there; we just need to be reminded that Ted is a pathetic degenerate first.
Panel 1: We kick that off by watching the two of them exit the Swig and Swine; Ted's mangling the crap outta "Home on the Range" as John points him to their car.
Panel 2: Ted berates John for being a stick-in-the-mud 'cause he only had one beer; John, failing to realize the both law enforcement and MADD say that he shouldn't be behind the wheel of a car, says that somebody has to drive home.
Panel 3: The pathetic sot (perhaps an argyle sot) Ted then treats us to a boozy rendition of Black Velvet Band as John reminds him he's at Ted's mother's place.
Panel 4: Having spent the ride doing a slow burn because the loser he forces himself to endure is staggeringly drunk, John asks Ted if he needs help getting out. Ted says he doesn't.
Panel 5: He does, however, need help getting up.
Summary: Tomorrow's strip should feature a chastened John wondering why he made his children endure the company of a stranger just so he could remind himself how awful being a bachelor is.