dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 18 March 2011

In today's strip, we get treated to a morning sickness joke. At least it beats Elly ranting about being made to look a fool.

(Strip Number 232, Original Publication Date, 19 March 1982)

Panel 1: Now that the evil sewing machine has been taken care of, Elly compliments Anne because she doesn't look pregnant; given that when Elly was carrying April, she looked like she gained a young adult, I think she means that she doesn't look obese.

Panel 2: We confirm that suspicion by having Anne gush that she's lost weight.

Panel 3: Elly smiles manically and asks "Diet?"; Anne frowns and says "Nope."

Panel 4: Her reply of "Nausea" confuses and alarms Elly.

Summary: What it should do is inspire a sympathetic frown; it does in me and I'm a man. I can imagine damned well that a lot of the ladies reading this would feel for Annie instead of suffering input failure like Elly does.

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