Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Fifth Circle


Lockhorns' Sunday begins with Leroy and Loretta dining out in style in Panel One, except there's no catch of the day because the chef was too proud of his most recent catch. Panel Two shows us the most depressed bowling alley manager on earth, and it's no wonder since fashion maven Loretta is putting him through the wringer, as Leroy points out to his unimpressed acquaintance. In Center Panel, Leroy had promised Loretta a wonderful hour of watching reality TV together, only to disappoint her by putting on the Mets game, which Loretta finds not amusing at all. Panel Four is classic, as we see Loretta stymie Leroy with one of her famous hints. After years of marriage, Leroy is cognizant of the meaning behind every silent silent act of spite on Loretta's part. Clearly, he prefers this to having to listen to her nagging. Panel Five brings us to the Levittown cocktail party scene with all the familiar settings. We have Leroy assuming his pedantic pose as he speaks his mind, and Loretta, as usual, balances two olives on a plate. True to form, each Lockhorn has by now bored their respective interlocutors to tears.

2 comments:

Wings said...

Wow - I had to pick the toilet seat/kitchen chair scene. Nothing like passive agressive Lockhorn behaviour!

Mr. Beautiful said...

Wings: Good choice! I had neglected to mention it, but that one gets my vote too. A classic.