Jan 17, 2018
She’s good at selling, but bad at math.
I am SOOOOOO w/Leslie on this one.
I am SOOOO thinking this arc is not over.
I can’t believe they fell for it. And less is right, his “mom” is evil.
(edit) ann awful actually called him “son”.
So am I allowed to call Luann an idiot yet? Because she and her friends just did something monumentally stupid, and at this point it really is a pattern of behavior for Luann.
How can Luann afford anything?
It must be nice to be a college student with hundreds of dollars to spend frivorously.
So the one who doesn´t wear underwear bought some too?
Well……..Id say Les, from the look on his face and from his comment, may be having second thoughts.
Are we actually to believe that the 3 girls just shelled out at least $190, plus possible tax?
( “…5% off a purchase of $200 or more…” )
She could sell snow to an Eskimo.
It’s a steal for who… Or is it whom?
Hook, line, and sinker! Even Less is mad at Ann.
The sale begins when the customer says no/
Sales via confusion are still sales but customers remaining happy is in doubt.
I agree with the last part of Ann’s sales pitch.
Just as long as they left happy
She was right about one thing. Theft was involved. America, where you spend money to save money.
So, is the underwear counterfeit, stolen, or just excessively hyped?
People who are focusing on her classic three card monty, or figure out which cup the bean is con, are totally missing the con here. By distracting the gullible, even the skeptical, into believing they are getting a deal, they spend money they never had intended. This is exactly what has happened here; she appeals to the belief they are getting a deal to reach into their pockets to get probably 300 to 400 dollars from the three rubes. She is a con artist. Not to far from so many scams that make up capitalism. Skirts the edges of the law, but not quite illegal. Geez, and some of you are trying to figure out the math. Don’t go to an Ann Eiffel show in Luannverse, although at least it would only be comic money you would be losing (lol).
Let me explain this in shorthand; she is a classic grifter. Les is learning from his mom the skill involved in being a grifter. He is learning from a master. Will he become one? Well in the last frame he is complimenting her, and she is thanking him. Saturday, we now know that Ann is a grifter, and she is training her son to be one as well. Her uncle want to marry the widower, Berger. Gunther’s mom. Figure out the plot lines that might engender.
And, finally, the girls won’t be able to return their purchases when they wake up, as there is no “store”.
Tomorrow, they will wake up and that song will be playing,
♫ What kind of fool am I? ♪
Look at the bright side guys – you may all have been ripped off, but at least you did not leave with an STD…
Oh shoot. Ann hasn’t been busted. Even Tara got infected with gullibility from her new friend Luann. We need Bernie, stat! Before the Ann Infection gets to everyone in Luanniverse!
Some weeks back, Les was responding positively to friendship from Nancy, Pru, and the Fuse staff in general. He then looked pained at the thought of Ann doing lingerie shows there. He’s been having reservations about Ann ever since, and still does. His expression today is not approval. It’s considerable doubts.
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I like Ann’s line “Slash” 5% off sales of $200 or more. That’s “nick” not “Slash.”
A bit of an anti-climax! No provocative lingerie on show other than a rather ordinary looking white slip, and no underwear modelling.
On this topic I’ve been told that ‘sexy’ lingerie is designed and produced for the benefit of men, and that women aren’t really interested in it. Possibly some of the female contributors here would care to comment?
What did Ann figure out to sell to Tara? (who doesn’t wear lingerie). Tara looks hypnotized walking out. But lookit Luann – she actually thinks she scored! And the $1,000 drawing?? Hyuk hyuk…
Tara bought some? I don’t buy it. (More puns. Bear with me.)
I came late to “Luann” at the time Gunther was leaving Peru, so can someone tell me: What does Ann have to do with TJ? And I was wondering: Is TJ supposed to be part African-American (judging by his hair)?
Tune in next week when they see the exact same lingerie they just bought at Walmart for $20. Oops, “no returns or exchanges”.
I was so hoping for a backroom drug deal. LOL
I was hoping they would walk away without actually buying anything…but I guess we need this plot to move forward somehow
There’s one (or three) born every minute.
Saving money on something you don’t need in the first place is not a good economic plan.
I really thought at least Des would show some common sense.
While Ann was away, she was doing something productive. She managed got her degrees in both Soup and Sales from Herb Tarlek University. Broadcast over the air, at WKRP. “…In Cincinnatti….” (♪).
@Luann1212 So far we cannot conclude that Ann is a con artist or a grifter. Otherwise you can label any TV shopping host as a grifter, because what Ann did is exactly the same, no more no less. “Not $100, not $50, but $19.99 and if you call now, we add the ginsu knife!”.
She may very well be a con artist but it requires that the lingerie she sells is either stolen, or really awful quality, illegaly imported, not meeting quality safety and health requirements. Or that the lingerie they purchased, in the packages, is not the same one as the sample they checked. If it is a genuine brand, even cheap, she is just overmarking the price.
But seeing how Ann has been written in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised indeed if Souffle Lingerie didn’t exist at all or it is some other kind of scam that will blow back in her face. (Like finding out when they open the packages that it’s not the same quality as the one they touched).
Just to clear a few things up:
1. The… “free” …fragrance is worth $75, only because somebody into collecting antique vials of used rain water offered that much, one time. And because the government Bureau of the Census, Sub-Sub department of preventing abuses, located within the Sub Department of Rain Water (found under Water, of course) offered a Reward of $74.99 to anyone for information. Fortunately for Ann, the mysterious character offered a penny more.
2. The 5% off of $200+ (about $10) is basically just taking off the sales tax (she saved money/taxes by meeting the warehousing/supply/purchases/inventory, uh, representative at Mr. Gray’s old (?) spot in Vegas ( =a chance meeting, at the Plinko history museum), next to the Beef processing warehouse/Yahtzee Tournament stablishment complex, known as “Slice And Dice™”.
3. Who ever actually wins those $1,000 survey/sweepstakes promotions? Please tell me. I’d really like to know!…only so I can stop saving all those store receipts with the promotion “details” on them…
“Exclusive” branding excludes comparison shopping. Those will probably start falling apart after the first cleaning.
What did she put in those brownies, or did she use some type of hypnosis? And she pulled this all off without anyone modeling the lingerie for them to see what it looks like. She is good and bad.
“Money For Nothing” (♬)
“Self-Denial Is A River, In Which She Gyps You”
"A Text-ile Push Message"
“The Betrayal Wags The ‘Dogging’ "
“Willy-Nilly, For Fillies’ Frillies”
“The Roll Of The Merchandise”
“Child’s Play? ’S’toy Inven-tory!”
“You’ve Got To Know When To Hold Them, Know When To Fold Them, Know When To Walk Away… Know When To Run…” (♪)
“By The Receipt Of Your Under-pants!”
“Garter Snakes Are Harmless!… I Think…”
“An Offer They Couldn’t Refuse”
“The Hawk, The Shill-Mouse, And The Prey In The Weeds”
“Bilk Of Amnesia”
“Now Wouldn’tcha?….Barricuda?…” (♪)
“The Pri¢e I$ Wrong!”
Wait! Does Luann know nothing of Brad’s problem with Ann in the past? I thought she would’ve known by now.
It will be interesting to see if any of the girls really wear this stuff and how long it lasts after a few washings. Also can’t wait to hear Luann mention Ann’s name to Brad or TJ. If that ever happens. I’m amazed that interaction hasn’t happened already with TJ at the Fuze. The other shoe will drop at some point. And a drawing for $1000? Really?
Everybody RE-LAX. So Far Annie hasn’t done anything that’s not done at Used Car Dealerships all over the US of A. Yet, Nobody is gathering Tar and Feathers and going after “them.” And don’t forget, Old Smiley used to pull this kinda stuff all the time. Remember when He “Up Sold” to Ox at Weenie World? Yet HE is Considered a “Hero.” Where were the Howls of “Outrage” then?
But the thing that EVERYBODY is Missing IS, Ann had to Cover the Window over the Door, because the Very Sight of Ladies Lingerie would drive Her Worthless Punk of a Son, into Savage Lust-Filled, Groping Frenzy. The Woman SHOULD be Applauded for Protecting the Public!!!
She can’t sell hot dogs, but she CAN sell lingerie.
Not surprising. Happen to millions every day on TV.
After being married 51 years I can assure you that women like frilly things and shopping with other women. Frilly stuff isn’t always for men. Buying lingerie at a get together like Ann’s isn’t a criminal enterprise. They had fun and enjoyed the company. This stuff is a lot cheaper than tri-power manifolds with original carburetors or stepping up to a 5 or 6 speed tranny. Easy does it, life is short…
Those logos look an awful lot like dollar signs
College girls first lesson on sales resistance.
You do the math, lady; you just took the DAUGHTER OF THE OWNERS ( hel-lo! ) for heaven knows how much; you’ re not going to be there much longer.
They are looking a little dazed.
Ever go to a wine tasting? you spend three times as much for the same wine you could find at a discount house for a third of the price; but at least you leave happy, and later, well when reality sets in, you can drown your sorrows with the self same bottle of wine. Not sure how that works with lingerie though.
I thougth that at least two of those girls were too savvy to fall for this.
Why do so many think Ann’s behavior is evil? Just seems like standard American business practice, caveat emptor and all that.
Ann couldn’t sell weenies at Weenie World. How come she’s so good now?
hmmm….cute…but neither of these young ladies need sexy lingerie
I know keep saying it’s only a cartoon but this happens in real life to often
Am I the only one that wants to see Ann in Jail where she belongs?
My taste in shopping is so bad that my selection of clothes would make a mime scream. That is why my wife has final approval of anything I get.
Hey, look! Annie told the truth!
“It’s a steal,” all right.
She just didn’t elaborate on who was stealing from whom.
But at least we can see that Leslie Knox is back in (bad) character, standing side-by-side with his mother, Ann Eiffel, the Wicked Witch of Pitts….
not what I was thinking or hoping for; in hind sight I realize that the Evans’ are into character rehab, even for the sly and nasty ones like Ann. They were not going to have her called out (by Tara) as a scam artist. It would have been fun though. That said, I am glad that Luann was able to catch herself and exercise some self control.
What, no Party Panties???
Pru will be disappointed.
A steal? Well, somebody is definitely stealing from someone.
Just a matter of who is doing the stealing.
Just how much money do three first year college students have to waste on stuff like this?
So, what if one or two of these young women engenders a little sexual / dating self confidence (which they sorely lack) from stepping into the realm of ’big girl clothes / indulgences. Eg, lingerie. And so what if one decides to step into a more mature relationship w a guy (or girl,) because of that newfound baby step confidence. Are you folks going to cynically quantify the financial cost of their new, grown-up (-ish) relationship? Are you going to say they got into a good couple connection < despite > their frivolity & naïveté in buying fun lingerie instead of practical wool socks or whatever? Jeez Louise, show a little optimism, a little faith in youthful experimentation!!
Mar 2, 2018