January 17, 2018
And still the purgatory for Tiff continues. Does Greg have some sort of love-hate relationship with Tiff to torture her so? Does he feel that her “sins” of the past have been so egregious to torture her for so long. Especially if the only point is to bring about some “life change?” I don’t think his most long-suffering character, Brad, “suffered” so long and as deeply with his pining for and pursuit of Toni Daytona! In fact, I can think of no other of his characters to have been punished so. (No! Frank and Nancy do not count!) Maybe somebody can help me out here? Perhaps @Mordy and @others can make a case for Gunther. But at least Gunther had a long-term support systems; Irma, Luann and Rosa for a while
Luann’s break up with Quinn didn’t take this long. Her little life lessons are pretty quick. Clumsy, “dumb jocks” are dangerous to date. Don’t jump seats at the Monster Truck Show. Don’t go to wild parties without a trusted escort. Jack went from aimless mediocre jock to career oriented winner in one dog park episode – even his looks improved and he’s not so clumsy anymore. Bernice still pines for Zack and Piro but apparently not as deeply, plus we don’t get our noses rubbed in it. Les got over Pru in less than four panels and he’s settled with his witch mother in a couple of weeks (although he’ll carry her around in his head for life). TJ seems to have a deck full of get out of jail free cards. Tara (the thief) gets a slap on the wrist and then be buds with the main character, Luann. Even Shannon gets instant parents.
So G&K, enough! Move Tiffany where you are going with her and stop the unreasonable harassment. Maybe it’s time for another Biology lesson from Gunther. (Please!)