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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

In today's single-panel wonder, John inflicts well-meaning incompetent Lizzie and shaggy, lumbering idiot Farley on Elly out of sheer frustration with the results of her ham-fisted desire to help Daddy.

(Strip Number 134, Original Publication Date, 12 May 1981)

Panel 1: Going from left to right, we see the following:
  1. Elly, who has a gardening trowel in her right hand and was kneeling down to plant some flowers, looking to her right with her eyes bugged out in despair.
  2. Lizzie crawling towards her as she smilingly digs up the plants with a toy shovel.
  3. Farley digging up whatever Lizzie missed.


The punchline is that Lizzie happily declares "Daddy say we leave him alone and go help Mommy."

Summary: Since we're in straight reprints, Lizzie's age isn't going to vary as much now; we're only in for a three-month variance. Also, we have more of the Pattersons getting all pissy because their children make honest mistakes. I know the future so I know the results of their doing so; they're programming them to not do jack to help. I mean, why bother if all they ever get is yelled at for doing it wrong?

ETA: We have yet another new banner to contend with as Elly invites us over to listen about how loose Connie and how smug Annie are.
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