dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

In today's strip, we remind ourselves that Connie tends to re-invent herself to suit whatever man she's dating.

(Strip Number 4063, Original Publication Date, 9 September 1981)

Panel 1: As Connie dries a wineglass, Elly reminds her that she had a long list of things she wanted in a man.

Panel 2: It thus amazes her that she and Ted hit it off so well; what should really amaze her is that Connie's fingers are twelve inches long and getting longer.

Panel 3: Since it doesn't, she simply asks if Ted really matches up to Connie's requirements.

Panel 4: Connie's response, which baffles Elly, is to say that she changed the list.

Summary: It really shouldn't throw Elly that Connie does this. She became a red-headed homebody to keep Patriarchy Peter, a groupie to attract beatnik Phil and a judgmental disciplinarian for feckless dullard Greg so reinventing herself as a mother surrogate for Ted's sake isn't going to be much of a stretch. Let's not forget that Liz ends up being similarly malleable.

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