“You’re weird, sir!”
“You’re inordinately weird, Marcie.”
P. Pat and Marcie were pretty odd. They both crushed mega on Charlie Brown, if that’s any indication right there. And their friendship was also a ponder, sort of a Niles and Bloomguard for the kiddy set (albeit with much less post-traumatic stress disorder). Marcie clearly idolized her intellectual inferior, while Patty seemed to enjoy having a hanger-on who would never threaten her status as the local “girl who intimidates the boys.”
I picked this strip because it’s just a funny mini-story. I can see them right now, can hear Peppermint Patty’s laughter in the face of Marcie’s minor misfortune. Schulz was sparing with illustrating open-mouthed laughs full-on, but it worked great here.