As we know, we’re about to enter the period in which John and Elly soil thmeselves in terror when confronted with the amazingly easy to control not-really-a-menace-as-such teenagers that they’re completely fucking up raising. The evidence of my eyes suggests that aside from changing his opinion about girls, Mike is still the same goofball who makes his own rules because his parents never bothered setting them but John is all about the bad attitude the kid has. Years ago, I mde an asinine comment about how April’s becoming one of “THEM!!” meant that she too pointed at the Pattermanse and made the PU gesture when contemplating the stupidity that went on therein. It would seem that I was closer that i know to the truth.
This is because when John growls about bad attitudes and Elly panicks about dangerous body language and information, what we’re looking at is a pair of whimpering,weak-as-water simpletons who regard the simple and harmless fact that they are not going to be the only influences on their kids as a personal attack. Watching that nincompoop Elly cry bitter tears about how Lizzie was totally rejecting her poor mother when she seeks out someone else’s advice gave the game away. Oh, Elly and John can dress it up all they want but they’re just two dimbrained boomers who wanna be the bride at every funeral and the corpse at every wedding.