dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 10 December 2010

In today's strip, Mrs Hardacre reminds us she's hard on Michael because she cares enough about him to want him to not be a Foob.

(Strip Number 4103, Original Publication Date, 11 December 1981)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the school as Mrs Hardacre tells John and Elly that Michael would rather entertain the class than get the work done.

Panel 2: Instead of acknowledging that there are issues at home that force him to seek out attention, Elly simpers that Mike feels as if he's being picked on.

Panel 3: Mrs Hardacre says that of course, she's 'picking on him.'

Panel 4: She wouldn't bother if she didn't think that he had potential.

Summary: Since she's strict with all her students, that means that she wants them all to be the best they can be; since she's talking to Patterswine, she's being interpreted as saying that "Mike is special and is being singled out because he's special."

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