dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 25 February 2011

Today's strip depicts Elly on the verge of doing a spit take when Annie tells her that she's expecting. Why this is is as mysterious as the question "What business is it of Elly's how many children Anne has? It's not like one more Nichols is going to change her life much."

(Strip Number 4134, Original Publication Date, 26 February 1982)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Annie and Elly having a coffee klatsch; Elly sighs and whines that there are a dozen reasons that she's gained weight; since she regards not looking like Kate Moss as a sign that she's worthless and weak, she wishes that she had a valid excuse for being the after picture on a Jenny Craig ad.

Panel 2: Annie tells her to try using the one she gave Steve last night.

Panel 3: Her calm-sounding declaration that she's pregnant makes Elly's eyes bulge out in shock and almost make her spit out her coffee.

Summary: Why this is any concern of Elly's is a mystery; why it's a shock will be demonstrated Monday. Simply put, she took Annie's vague mutterings about maybe only wanting one child as an iron-clad thing.

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