dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 15 April 2011

Today is actually the day when Evil, Conflict-causing John cruelly and unfairly reminds Elly to cut the crap and admit to telling Connie that Phil's back in town.

(Strip Number 252, Original Publication Date, 23 April 1982)

Panel 1: We begin things with Elly taking plates out of the dishwasher so she can set the dinner table; as she does so, John asks her when Phil is coming. She says that it's next week.

Panel 2: As she takes the plates to the table, John asks her if Connie knows that her old flame will be back in town; this, of course, is owing to John's need to protect what I think his first choice for Mrs Dr P was coming into play.

Panel 3: Elly says that Connie knows because she heard it through the grapevine.

Panel 4: John's not-so-witty remark about how he's talking to the head grape leaves Elly looking as if she'd been hit on the head with a two-by-four.

Summary: That's because she thinks that John is making a sexist remark about her not having anything better to do with her time but gossip; granted, he is a little but he's also trying to remind her that it's not a good thing to stir up chaos just because she's bored.

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