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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

In today's strip, Elly reacts like an older, meaner, more forgetful version of Lucy Van Pelt because she rediscovered the fact that children make noise and aren't aware that others might not share that love.

(Strip Number 5951, Original Publication Date, 27 May 1981)


Panel 1: As our story begins, we see Mike, who has an action figure in his right hand and a toy plane in his left, happily blowing "WHEEEEE-eeeee-EEEEEEE" on a whistle.

Panel 2: As he continues, a not-unexpectedly de-aged Lizzie joins him by joyfully babbling "AAAAA-BLAAAAAAAAAA!!!" in response to his "EEEEEE-WHHEEEEEEEEE!!!"

Panel 3: A third character enters the chorus when Farley starts howling along to Mike's whistle blowing and Lizzie's happy noise.

Panel 4: We zoom out to see Elly, who was trying to read a magazine, with her fingers in her ears angrily yelling "AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHHHH!!!!!!"

Summary: Is it annoying to have to listen to something like that when you're trying to concentrate? Sure. I'm willing to spot Elly that much. Are they doing it because they hate the idea of her having peace and quiet? Not as such, no. (She, of course, believes otherwise.) Small children Mike's age are only just starting to learn about things like "inside voices" and "keeping hands to themselves" so Elly will just have to learn to ignore things better. Failing that, she can stop watching that ridiculous soap and use that segment of her day to follow up on newspapers and magazines and spend this time of day with her children who, God knows why, want her company.
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