dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

John versus Ted: a closer look.

As we're about to see, the Pattersons present something of a united front when it comes to talking about what a shmuck Ted is for breaking things off with Connie. They, of course, do so for wildly different reasons. As we know, Elly hates Ted because he never has nor never will take her as seriously as she herself does nor does he put much stock in the things she thinks she values. Also, she doesn't have it in her to see that there is more to him than meets the eye owing to her being a spoiled brat who should probably re-enroll in middle school and stay there. John, on the other hand, is a more interesting character; his dislike of Ted comes from his lack of patience with the man's indecision. His initial angry comment about Ted's breaking a promise tells us that he has a virtue that Elly does not acknowledge despite it benefiting her; if Lynn could write dialogue for men, we'd have seen John tell his sidekick to man up and not welch on a promise, no matter how much it hurts. He did and his life is pretty good; he's got a nice house, he eats fairly well and he has a lot of his thinking done for him so for Ted to waver out of fear makes him look puny and insignificant.
Tags: john - grinning weirdo, ted: playah dood

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