dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 18 October 2010

In today's strip, we find Lawrence, Gordon and Mike trying to decide what they want to be for Halloween.

(Strip Number 185, Original Publication Date, 19 October 1981)

Panel 1: We start off the micro-arc with Lawrence, Gordon and Mike sitting in the middle of a chromatic void; Lawrence kicks things off by saying "What are you gonna be on Hallowe'en, Gordon?" Gordo's reply is "I dunno; what're you gonna be?"

Panel 2: Lawrence dunno either and asks Mike how about him.

Panel 3: Mike gets all snotty and says that he isn't gonna tell them 'cause they're gonna wanna be the same thing.

Panel 4: Mike's smug smile is replaced by a bug-eyed frown after Lawrence correctly interprets his snotty remark to mean that he doesn't know what he's gonna be either.

Summary: I'll tell you what Michael's going to be; a child who rejects all the suggestions Elly gives him and reacts negatively to being told to use his own imagination. Some delicate genius, eh? Lynn's notes, of course, will talk about the Halloweens of her past and how she can't admit that the apostrophe is as obsolete as her mother's habit of spelling today with a hyphen in it.

(I wonder if she'll acknowledge that when she wrote this, she caused Paddy Chayefsky to turn over in his grave.)

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