Okay, I know the implication we’re supposed to take from this is that Blondie is cheating on Dullard. But there are two things wrong with this scenario.
Firstly, Tom Batiuk seems to want to pull this “innocent happening taken as indecent” stunt again, after we’d just had the “Marianne Winters kills herself over kiss photo.” We know it’s going to turn out to be a big nothingburger. “Blondie has an affair” is not going to be on the menu. It’s a tease and everyone knows it’s a tease.
Secondly, this is Funky Winkerbean. Exciting (or even interesting) things are not allowed in this strip.
What I find most baffling about this episode is the architecture. Yesterday, Dullard opened the door right behind Blondie. Today, she goes wandering through the house, blithely unaware that Dullard is sneaking around behind her. Just how stupid and unaware is she supposed to be? Isn’t she supposed to be looking after a toddler, or has Skyler already wandered off to play in traffic? (Who wants to bet Skyler won’t make an appearance this week? Didn’t think so.)
Well, she’s a female character in Funky Winkerbean. I guess that answers that. Stupid and unaware are two of the major traits of the women in this strip. Throw in “fat” and Blondie’s future in this strip is set in cement.