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Classic lines from a classic film:
Mrs. Baines: Why don’t you have dinner with us, Marty? SAM! Stop fooling with that thing and sit down with us!
Mr. Baines rolls TV set into dining room
Mr. Baines: Ha ha, I did it! Jackie Gleason is on. Now, we can watch, while we eat!
Marty: Hey, I have seen this one. This is the Honeymooners episode where Ralph Kramden dressed up as the man from space. It is a classic! I saw this rerun.
Milton: What are you talking about, this is brand new! What is a rerun?
Marty: You will find out soon enough.
Toby: Does your family own a television?
Marty: Yes we do, two of them.
Milton: Two TV sets?? Whoa, you must be rich!
Mrs. Baines: He is only joking, sweetheart. Nobody owns two television sets.
Now we know that Sluggo is Scottish.
Oh, you will get acquainted with that bottle soon enough, Michael, especially if you grow up to be a writer. Alcoholism is as common to journalists as steroid use is to Navy SEALs and Canadian sprinters.
Why don’t you change his diaper while you are at it, Elly?
“I always feel like somebody’s watching me”
Michael might be going to a hoedown.
Right, if he stinks up the house due to not wearing deodorant, soon people will say “There goes Elly and her son, Smelly”.
That is where the term “Elly-copter parent” comes from.
With all these social issues presented, this strip is quite the advertisement for homeschooling.
Story spoiler from Wikipedia: Allyson married a US Marine who was part of an exchange program in Canada, then her Marine husband sponsored her for American citizenship. Ultimately, red-blooded men get the girl. Chicks dig a man in uniform.