(Strip Number 4277, Original Publication Date, 15 January 1983)
Panel 1: We find John and Elly in bed; as he tries to get some sleep after a hard day's work, he has to listen to Elly talk about how there's something about a New Year that makes you want a change.
Panel 2: She then asks him "Wouldn't you like to wake up one morning, John...and find that your world was suddenly different....more exciting?"
Panel 3: His reply? "Sure. Are you planning on moving out?" She, to put it mildly, is pissed.
Panel 4: We next see him after Elly smacks in on the head with a pillow and storms out of the room; he thought-bubbles that a true comedian must be prepared to suffer for his art.
Summary: It's not just comedians that must suffer; heedless idiots like John who never get it through their thick heads that their wives can't laugh at their own follies suffer also. His coping device for dealing with a woman who expects him to know what she's thinkng but doesn't care to know what's on his mind is somewhat.......defective.