dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 22 April 2010

In today's strip, Annie calls Elly out on handing out advice on something she knows nothing about. Since this is a novel situation, Elly is rendered speechless.

(Strip Number 3993, Original Publication Date, 23 April 1981)

Panel 1: We start off with Elly, Annie and the kids walking by the window of a clothing store; Anne gives the display a reproving frown and says "Great! Here we go again with the bathing suits."

Panel 2: Because she's carrying Lizzie, Elly can only make half of that stupid palms-out gesture to accompany her lecturing Anne; her bleating "Anne, if you lost weight, you'd really enjoy Summer; now I have a diet book that I'll give..." doesn't go over well.

Panel 3: It goes so poorly that Anne is the one channeling Lucy Van Pelt today when she yells STOP.

Panel 4: Her saying that she hates getting "fat" advice from thin friends is an attempt to put Elly in her place.

Summary: The problem, of course, is that Elly is a know-nothing know-it-all and will not be deflected by reality; sooner or later, she's going to go back to hammering away at things she doesn't know anything about. Things like cooking, cleaning, child-rearing.....

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