dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

T.J: the Grin That Walks Like A Man.

There's an annoyance that's plagued the strip a lot longer than Frank and Nancy's inability to see the threat that Dirk the Jerk represents: their inability to figure out who their children's friends are. It's not bad enough that they can't seem to see that Bernice lives to berate Luann or that Delta is trying to stiff-arm Death; what really irritates is their lack of curiosity about Brad's friend T.J. In a normal family where the parents are not imbeciles, Mom and Dad tend to like to know for certain who their kids hang out with; the DeGroots, on the other hand, are content to believe the contradictory stories that TJ tells them. Is he a male model? A con man cowering behind dimwit suburbanites? A rich jerk getting his rocks off manipulating a family of pasty-faced clods? I don't know for sure but I'd like to; that makes me a smarter person than anyone named DeGroot.
Tags: i can't believe it's not tiffany.

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