She instead proves that she stopped giving a rat's hat about consistency years ago by invoking the name of Pete Landry.
Panel 1: Since Elly and Connie are in winter coats that look amazingly like bathrobes and the children are in more conventionally-drawn winter gear, I'm going out on a limb and saying this is supposedly set in a cold snap. In any event, Elly's self-justifying rant about how Connie can't be telling her that she's never followed a soap in her life has probably kick-started the melting of the Ross Ice Shelf owing to her being full of hot air.
Panel 2: Surely, Elly asks, she's watched 'Love of Strife' or 'General Hospital'.
Panel 3: Elly, her eyes bugged out by the realization that maybe Connie doesn't like daytime drama, insists that when she was married to Pete "Keep'em in the kitchen" Landry and was a SAHM, she must have had a soap she followed.
Panel 4: Connie's curt response that life with Pete was a soap opera confuses and irritates Elly.
Summary: Pete has just been willed back into existence because Lynn doesn't care about continuity. If it had been me sending this clinker out to be judged, I'd have replaced the name 'Pete' with 'Pablo' but then I care about making sense.