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Strip For 062180
ID: 3844
Publication Date: 1980-06-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: While out for a drink at a bar, Ted McCauley encourages John to dance with some girls and see how the single man lives. John knows how the single man lives which is why he got married.
Caption: I know how the single man lives, Ted... Why do you think I got married?
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Strip For 053181
ID: 6649
Publication Date: 1981-05-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: More Than a Month of Sundays
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John and Elly go to the Ballet. Ballet Canada. John is amazed at the music, the dance, the costumes... Elly was impressed by the men. John thinks it's women's liberation that makes her talk like that. Women have always looked at men, now they admit it!
Caption: ... but now we're admitting it!
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Strip For 040383
ID: 6104
Publication Date: 1983-04-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael and Elizabeth get up early on Easter morning to watch the sun dance in the sky. They are disappointed and Elly tells them it's just an old folk tale. Elizabeth assures Michael that at least the Easter Bunny is real!!!
Caption: Don't worry, Michael... a least the Easter Bunny is real!!!
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Strip For 102685
ID: 967
Publication Date: 1985-10-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael shows off his 3 Mad Scientists' Amazing Talking Head costume. Elly asks how he is going to eat, or drink, or dance, or even fit through the doorway. Michael considers these insignificant details. Elizabeth, Farley, John.
Caption: I don't even think you can fit through the doorways. Details! Details!
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Strip For 102885
ID: 968
Publication Date: 1985-10-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At the school Halloween party the boys are impressed by their first real dance. Gordon asks Michael where his Mom is since he thought Elly was going to chaperone. Elly appears in a crazy clown costume embarrassing Michael. Darryl, Brian. Hallowe'en
Caption: I thought your Mom was gonna chaperone, Mike Isn't she here? Well.. Uh... Hi, Boys! Having fun?
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Strip For 103185
ID: 971
Publication Date: 1985-10-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: School Halloween party. Deanna and Michael's costumes tie for first place. The Phys. Ed. Teacher suggests they start the next dance. Deanna says they're not speaking to each other. The teacher says the music is so loud, it doesn't matter. Hallowe'en.
Caption: What does that matter with this music, you can't hear anything anyways!
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Strip For 110185
ID: 4526
Publication Date: 1985-11-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Returning home from the school dance Michael is met with questions. John asks questions about how the party was. Michael gives noncommittal answers and agrees there's nothing to tell. But in his thoughts he's focused on his dance with Deanna.
Caption: She danced with me! Deanna Sobinski DANCED with me!!
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Strip For 053186
ID: 4623
Publication Date: 1986-05-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is appalled that the city plans to demolish the Old Town Hall. They have dance classes, music, art exhibits. She thought they had a grant, but it went to building a new sports arena. Susan says it's the struggle of the jocks versus the smocks.
Caption: It's the old classic struggle, El. ... It's the jocks versus the smocks.
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Strip For 033187
ID: 1129
Publication Date: 1987-03-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At the clinic Jean tells John about the wonderful present she got for her birthday. Her husband signed them up for ballroom dance lessons. John desperately begs her not to tell his wife, otherwise he might have to do the same.
Caption: Do me a favor Jean. Sure! Don't tell my wife!!
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Strip For 040187
ID: 4789
Publication Date: 1987-04-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At the Dental Clinic, Jean gives John two passes to her ballroom dancing class. She points out it's John's anniversary this month and it would be romantic for him to take the class with his wife. John would rather die than dance.
Caption: Isn't your anniversary this month? Wouldn't it be romantic if you an Elly could I'd DIE first!!!
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Strip For 040387
ID: 1131
Publication Date: 1987-04-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly and John are going out. John signed them up for or ballroom dancing lessons, dance lessons. Michael asks why. John says he wanted to test the marriage.
Caption: ... I wanted to test our marriage.
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Strip For 040487
ID: 4790
Publication Date: 1987-04-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Ballroom Dancing Dance Lessons. The instructor claims the object is to have fun. The wives are all happy to be there, but the husbands all look doomed. Sad husbands. John, Elly, Jean, Jean's Husband.
Caption: Good evening, class. I'm your dancing instructor and the object of this course is to have fun!!
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Strip For 040687
ID: 4791
Publication Date: 1987-04-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly and John are taking Ballroom Dancing lessons. They try to learn the two-step, but John and Elly keep stepping on each other's feet. John wants to know how you do the two-step with four feet. Dance Instructor.
Caption: How do you do the two-step with four feet?!!
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Strip For 040787
ID: 4792
Publication Date: 1987-04-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Taking ballroom dancing lessons, the dance instructor tells John that when you want your partner to change direction to indicate with gentle push on her back or hip. John thinks he's getting the hang of things. It's like driving standard. Surprise. Elly
Caption: I think I'm getting the hang of this, El. ...it's like driving standard!
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Strip For 040987
ID: 1132
Publication Date: 1987-04-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: The ballroom dancing lessons get a break. Over a Coke, John and Jean's Husband discuss the classes. Something a man hasta do for the sake of his wife. John chokes when dance lessons are compared to having a vasectomy. Elly, Jean.
Caption: ... not unlike a vasectomy.
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Strip For 041087
ID: 1133
Publication Date: 1987-04-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Ballroom While trying to learn a waltz, Elly keeps saying Yum, Pum-Pum out loud. John asks her to stop because it's driving him crazy. She's annoyed when he replaces her Yum, Pum-Pums with Yah, ta-ta, Yah, ta-tas. Jean, Jean's Husband, Dance Instructor
Caption: Elly would you lay off the Yum, Pum-Pums. You're driving me crazy!! Yah, ta-ta, Yah, ta-ta, Yah, ta-ta...
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Strip For 051187
ID: 6044
Publication Date: 1987-05-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael asks why Elly and John are taking dance lessons. Elly says it develops self-confidence and poise. When Elizabeth asks John what's poise, he responds with a pun, saying it's what a New Yorker calls a handbag.
Caption: ...it's what a New Yorker calls a handbag.
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Strip For 051287
ID: 1151
Publication Date: 1987-05-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly says they don't want to be late for their dance lessons. John isn't convinced. She thinks he looks forward to the dance lessons. He agrees, but silently looks forward to them the way one looks forward to major surgery.
Caption: ...the way one looks forward to major surgery.
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Strip For 051387
ID: 1152
Publication Date: 1987-05-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John and Elly Dance Lessons. They're going to learn the Jive. Elly enthusiastically remembers Highschool Prom, sock hops, first dates, but John thinks that after 20 years he should be allowed to forget. Jean, Jean's Husband.
Caption: After 20 years, I'd hoped I'd be allowed to forget.
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Strip For 051487
ID: 1153
Publication Date: 1987-05-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At dance lessons John and Elly are learning the Jive. The song is about loss, loneliness, and pain. Del Shannon's "Runaway."John is unresponsive. When Elly asks what's the matter, John weeps over being dumped in the 10th grade my Patsy O'Conner.
Caption: Why did Patsy O'Connor dump me in 10th grade?!! 10th Grade?!!
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Strip For 051587
ID: 1154
Publication Date: 1987-05-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: During a break from dance lessons, Elly thinks it's fun, but for John and Jean's Husband it is just a painful reminder of how horrible Highschool was for them. In High School it was the guys who had to die from embarrassment and risk rejection.
Caption: Right! We were the ones who had to die from embarrassment! Care to dance?
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Strip For 051687
ID: 1155
Publication Date: 1987-05-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: After dance classes John and Elly are walking back to the car. They talk about John's highschool insecurities. Elly confesses she loves him and they decide to go for a root beer float... as long as Elly is home by twelve. Reliving, new memories.
Caption: Wanna go out for a root beer float? As long as I'm home by twelve.
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Strip For 062287
ID: 4821
Publication Date: 1987-06-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Connie, Lawrence, Molly, and Gayle arrive at the house in Milborough. Elly is introduced to the girls who make it very clear they are there against their will. Connie is frustrated. Michael and Lawrence dance while Farley and Elizabeth look on.
Caption: We want you to know that we're here against our will.
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Strip For 042189
ID: 1446
Publication Date: 1989-04-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Boy-girl party, getting up the courage to dance with Martha, Michael sees that Lawrence is already dancing with her.
Caption: OK. OK. I'm Ready. I'm Gonna Do It. I'll Just Take Her By The Hand, Put My Arm Around Her, And ... No caption.
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Strip For 020190
ID: 5281
Publication Date: 1990-02-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Waiting at the Girl's locker room, asking Allyson Creemore to go to the Valentine's Day dance with Gordon, Michael
Caption: You Are!
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Strip For 021090
ID: 5289
Publication Date: 1990-02-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mandatory attendance at Valentine's Dance, learning experience, Gordon, Michael
Caption: ... How To Handle Humiliation
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Strip For 021290
ID: 1520
Publication Date: 1990-02-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Preparing for a dance, Michael, Elly
Caption: Why Didn't I Tell Her I Was Going Bowling?!!
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Strip For 021390
ID: 1521
Publication Date: 1990-02-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Going to a dance, getting a ride with his mother, arriving early, Michael, Gordon, Elly
Caption: Have A Good Time, Boys!!
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Strip For 021490
ID: 5290
Publication Date: 1990-02-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Following Allyson Creemore and Peter Kent behind the bleachers at the Valentine's Dance, Michael, Gordon
Caption: - It's Valentine's Day, Isn't It?!!
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Strip For 021590
ID: 5291
Publication Date: 1990-02-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Valentine's Day dance, watching Allyson Creemore and Peter Kent drinking behind the bleachers, Michael, Gordon
Caption: I Don't Know ... But It Ain't Cream Soda!
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Strip For 021690
ID: 5292
Publication Date: 1990-02-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Watching Allyson Creemore and Peter Kent drinking behind the bleachers during the Valentine's Day Dance, Michael, Gordon
Caption: It's Good For You. - Drink Up
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