It’s a 9/11 reference, obviously: but what exactly is Arlo saying at the end?
And just for the heck of it…
Based on the VCR, he’s been complaining about this for quite a while.
But… why shouldn’t he be paying to see it (for a second time? that’s not really clear, but really irrelevant)?
I’m pretty sure I asked the same rhetorical question the last time she made a similar complaint (though it’s possible this strip is a repeat and my mind is going).
Either way, if the state if her underwear is bothering her so much, there’s a startlingly simple solution…
B.A.: He’s never seen her without make-up before?
She looks different?
He hates how she looks without make-up?
B.A.: But what’s the joke? And didn’t they discuss this same blouse a few years ago? Janis blushes and says “Oh, I’m too old to wear that sort of thing”, and Arlo says “Good, because I want to use it to strain paint”, and Janis is upset.