(Strip Number 4157, Original Publication Date, 3 April 1982)
Panel 1: As our story continues, John tells Elly that she looks nice tonight; since this is Elly, she doesn't smile when complimented. She instead frowns a bug-eyed frown.
Panel 2: Where a normal person would smile a self-deprecating smile as she said was in her old jeans and her hair was a mess, Elly is scrambling for a reason to turn a good thing into something horrible. Given that her gluteus maximus has done a 180, normal isn't what I'd call her.
Panel 3: Since he's used to her physical and mental eccentricities, John tells her that he isn't looking at mom-jeans or hairstyles, he's looking at her.
Panel 4: As he hugs her and repeats that she looks nice tonight, she smiles because she's finally realized he's sincere.
Summary: It's sort of depressing that it takes so long for Elly to take a compliment, isn't it? About the only good thing is that John seems to be aware of this and can compensate.