Stale Jokes For Stale Mallows
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  1. DarkHeartsAndSuch

    Haha, the “eating the pillow joke”

    • Frank

      It’s like the strip where Garfield dreams he’s sleeping on a huge lazagna, only the other way around!

      • Mr.Zero

        The huge lasagna is sleeping on him? The lasagna is dreaming about him?

        • Frank

          Oh, you’d have to have read it to get it.
          Garfield falls asleep, and dreams he is in “the land of giant food”, appearing within a lasagna. He turns around and eats the layers of lasagna on top of him, and licks his fingers clean.
          The following morning, he wakes up thinking “What a nice dream. Wait, where’s my blanket?”

      • Wanderer

        Funny, the way I remembered that one he was dreaming he was sleeping in a stack of pancakes, ate one, woke up, and his blanket was gone.

    • mc_hollis
    • mc_hollis

      I’m reminded of a certain song. :3

  2. psychoJoker36


    • rWolf1991

      yes, marshmallow

    • Frank

      What did you think those little birds in Easter baskets were made of?

      • HonorèDerazey

        I think he’s just confused… it’s looks more like flypaper.

  3. IceKitsune

    Oh Tiger you silly dog you! Also Yay its Zach we know what happened to him now

  4. rtlstien

    I didn’t know Marvin’s collar had an extension

    • Frank

      I’d say it’s a nightcap

      • rWolf1991

        yes it is

      • rtlstien

        Makes sense. I missed the “Later that night” text

        • Frank

          There’s a “later that night” box? Where? I just supposed it was nighttime because he’s talking about dreaming

          • rtlstien

            It doesn’t have to be night time to talk about dreams. It would have been the same if they were just waking up in the morning.

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Ach! X3
        Zats explains it ya, nya! ;p

      • Dr. Prower

        Oh. I thought it was a beret, like a french artist would wear or something.

  5. Kamron


    • Chip Uni


      They’re not JUST for breakfast any more!

      • Dr. Prower

        I didn’t know they were for breakfast in the first place…

  6. EchoFireant

    Tiger being awesome in his way again XD

  7. FTW

    *waits for someone to make an avatar from the last frame*
    also great comic, love the last panel.

    • Buckdida

      I got Marvin.

      In the forums, anyway.

  8. lol party

    omn nom nom nom

  9. Rubin

    Lol, Iv done that before!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Dreamed you were eating your pillow and when you woke up your marshmallow was missing?

      • Dissension

        Yes, that.

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Ah had a dream ones tha Ah was attacked by an anaconda, and that it was strangling meh… O.o
        Ah woke up chocking cuz mah sheet was wrapped around mah neck, mao! O.O

  10. JesusWasAGamer


    • FunkyChicken

      TIGER and Friends

      -badum, dum-

      Will be Riiiiiiight back!

  11. Rambuctorium

    It looks like a magazine

  12. falcon01

    oooo peeps! you can get the same “uncut peeps effect ” if you forget to take them outa the trunk of your car for a month…in July….errr…..nevermind

  13. Gaboris

    HOW could they let that out of the factory like that, don’ they have quality control over there? XD
    Sooooo kay:
    a) Why are ya explaining it like if it would mean anythin to poor Marvin?
    b) Ya ate the whole thing at once? That’s worse than eatin your own pillow… that didn’ make any sense what so ever, right? XP

    • Frank

      “I speak of dreams: children of an idle brain” –Shakespere

      They don’t have to make sense :D Also, looks like the sugar rush woke him up

    • Thoth

      Easy enough; the conveyor doesn’t shut down at quite the same time as the stamper, and one sheet goes through without being seen. Quality control only checks samples from each batch, it doesn’t watch them all.

      How it got neatly wrapped is more awkward to explain; the machine would be set up for boxes, not slabs of marshmellow.

      That presumes that they are die-cut of course, but that’s plausible enough.

      Stepping aside from my tendency to spin explanation-scanaries for everything, it works just as well as the pumpkin slices bending. Rule of Funny.

      • Gaboris

        Makes sense to me so it’s kay. :3
        Forgot aboot the bach sampes and automated productions. XD
        The rest… who know our author must know… yeah right. X3

      • Rambuctorium

        I like ur explainations; they’re practically the only education I get all Summer! :D

  14. rWolf1991

    haha Marvin has a little sleeping hat. :)

  15. Elwood Blutarsky

    The world is not ready for Tiger-peeps…actually I doubt we’d ever be ready…or that we’d ever really care.

    That dog cannot catch a break and we love him for it.

    • Frank

      Why would we not be ready for them? When you put them in your breakfast they’d eat it for you?

      • FuRrY321

        What, you don’t like breakfast? :?

    • Rambuctorium

      You know who else can’t catch a break? Bino. I mean, look at that face!
      *Looks at FuRrY321’s avatar*
      Do you see ANY happiness in that? I THOUGHT SO >:(

  16. IceKitsune

    Also lol at BIFF that’s pretty obscure/old internet joke there Rick you geeky man you.

    • IceKitsune

      Ok well I’m wrong very very wrong ignore this *Faceplam*

    • Argent Stonecutter


  17. Frank

    So… Tiger suffers from Sleep-eating.

    This is really one of those “why didn’t I think of it before?” situations for me. I mean, it makes so much sense, it’s hilarious!

  18. HonorèDerazey

    Lol, last panel is funny cause it’s a cliche.

    • HonorèDerazey

      BTW, what is Marvin doing in the last panel. I want to say Facepaw… But I see no paw. Also, what’s over his head?

      • IceKitsune

        The joke is he looks like this
        also its a Night Cap on his head

        • Valerio

          thank you for the reference, IK!
          Oh, Rick, you ubergeek!

          • IceKitsune

            I just realized that I made it look like I found out that reference I did not it was Esquire Fox on the forum I just copied the link from him. I’m sorry i didn’t mean to do that.

          • Frank

            Actually, he probably just clicks his own ads :P

        • WingedWolfGirl

          *face palms self cuz I had read the Biff comics B4*

      • WolvenPaw15

        Its an “I’m annoyed but just woke up” face Zzzzz

    • Frank

      No, it’s stale! :D

      • HonorèDerazey

        I don’t bother reading the comic titles. =/

        • Frank

          I was hoping for something more along the lines of a rimshot

  19. Residentfriendly

    The last time I ate something in my dream I woke up to see if I was chewing or sucking on my pillow

  20. Residentfriendly

    Oh and btw, I find the concept of “pets being able to save what little money they have just so they can buy something” really cute xD

    • Inu225

      I know. Isn’t that hilariously cute of them. >_<
      Speaking of which how much do you think Tiger spent on that bag of stale marshmallows?

      • FuRrY321

        Probably not a lot, but then again, with the amount of trouble Tiger gets in/causes, I bet he doesn’t get a very large allowance.

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Ahm not very good with equashuns, but Ah think ya have 2 take the price of a box of (or 2 boxes because of teh size) and then divided by 2 cuz it was in teh retail bin, nya! ^.^

  21. Valerio

    Gotta love Tiger’s iron cast stomach.
    He rocks!
    Oh, and HI, ZACK! Glad to see you’re back home and still in one piece!

    • Frank

      How can he be iron cast and also made of rocks?

  22. Valerio

    Hehe, Marvin just got the same look of Grape when Peanut wakes HER :D

  23. ReCreate

    Almost forgot to check the comic today. What a pleasant surprise. lol :P I lol’d

  24. rtlstien

    Hey Rick, I just found out Housepets won the Ursa Majors award Anthropomorphic Comic Strip! Congratulations!

    • Kamron

      O RLY?

      Congrats, Rick!

  25. RockstarRaccoon

    Oh nice, joke about the people who pay for ads on your site. >:|

    • RockstarRaccoon

      Oh, I just noticed: Zach is still alive.

  26. J.J.

    Stale Mallows… “Ooey Gooey Rich and Chewy”

  27. shdwfox

    “Tiger! Who ate all the pillows?”

    • Manix

      Oh that Tiger, That rascal!

  28. Inu225

    I don’t know what’s worse:
    The fact that Tiger went out of his way to buy stale marshmallows dating back to Easter Season.
    Or the idea that he was going to feed Malvin and Zack mold-crafted peeps of himself (that, I repeat, are still stale marshmallows!!!).

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Stale peeps are the best peeps.

      • FuRrY321

        But are Tiger peeps better stale?

        Also, just what are peeps? I call the little molded marshmallows, “marshmallows” :P

  29. Dissension

    Tiger: Hangin’ with his peeps.

    This strip made me think of deliciously awesome Mallo Cups.

    Also, I never tire of Tiger; I love him. *hugs the disturbedog*

  30. Dr. Prower

    so…no Tiger Peeps?

  31. Squival

    thats what marshamallow looks like before its cut? I want some

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Here in teh Netherlands we have big diamond shaped marshmallows with coated wif sugar, nya! OwO
      Ah ated them every time we visited teh carnival in Slagharen, nya! ~^w^~
      Iz good 2 be Dutch, nya! \\(^o^)//

      • FuRrY321

        I love how I’m German and we call our country “Deutschland”, which sounds so much like “Dutchland” XD

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Wel teh Netherlands whir made by teh Germains Ah believe… ^.^
          And for a long time we talked Diets fur a long time, and that was almost similar as Duetsch only wif a heavy dialect, but with the same kind of words and sentence make up, nya! =3

        • Dr. Prower

          Long live dutchland XD

  32. The Wolf Next Door

    That’s the coolest om nom nom i’ve ever seen!

  33. Naylorfan90

    Okay…I don’t get the BIFF thing. But yay, Zach’s back! :D

  34. Ada

    I wonder…I wonder if Zach ever eats the bunny Peeps. o_o

  35. Ada
  36. subakuryu

    LOL BIFF! You’re short two eyebrows!

    I haven’t seen a biff ad on this comic for a while? Strange luck perhaps?

    • FuRrY321

      …”for a while”….?

  37. Argent Stonecutter

    Zach looks like he’s lost weight.

  38. Argent Stonecutter

    PS: reading back through the “Zach” strips, “You guys are awesome, I hope you don’t get eaten” is now my favorite quote from Housepets.

  39. MelSkunk

    that’s our Tiger! *cue laugh track*

    • Auzzo

      “That’s our Tiger!” is in my Signature. D:

  40. e

    people do weird things in their sleep. so no one should look down on tiger.

  41. WingedWolfGirl

    …And it would have been so cool 2 C mini Tiger-shaped peeps.

    It iz good Zach’s safe at home though!!!

  42. johnny3000

    you know i had the same dream but i was eating my marshmllows but when i woke up my pillow was gone to this day i can not find that pillow…

  43. Drag

    daaw he ated them before i could has some X3

  44. Hopper200456

    I like how in the 2nd panel Zack and Marvin are leaving when he is still talking!

    • FuRrY321

      It’s just like promoting your product out in the street, people will walk right by without paying any sort of attention, or you may get lucky and have the one or two customers who fall for your trap >:3

  45. tymime

    There’s only one problem here… I’m almost certain Peeps aren’t cut out of sheets. That would mean excess marshmallow, for one thing.
    When it comes to the chick shape, you can tell just by looking at them that they’re poured like chocolate drops. The bunny and other shapes are probably poured into molds, because they certainly don’t have sharp corners like it would have if they were cut.

    • Rick Griffin

      It could be the off-brand version. Cheep Peeps

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I’m pretty sure dogs don’t have thumbs, either. :)

      • FuRrY321

        Then how do we turn door handles? After all, you ferrets and the cats have ‘em!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          What I mean is: if Housepets animals can have opposable thumbs, they can have marshmallows punched out of sheets too.

      • tymime

        My suspension of disbelief regarding the way the characters are drawn and behave is quite alright, thank you. It’s pointless to question that. If the script leaves me doubtful, then its another matter entirely.
        To use hyperbole, if a character squeezed lemonade from a rock and no one questioned it, I wouldn’t give the fact that the act is performed by a talking, bipedal animal with opposable thumbs a second thought- rather, I would wonder why it is that the strip delved into surrealism with the use of rock lemonade.
        I’m quite used to talking, bipedal animals with opposable thumbs simply because I watch a lot of cartoons.
        What you intend to achieve when you attempt to point out errors in my thinking is beyond my comprehension.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I don’t think marshmallows punched out of sheets is quite the same level of surrealism as squeezing lemonade out of a rock, particularly when there’s plenty of candies that ARE made that way. Heck, any good trekkie could retcon a backstory that explained how housepets with thumbs led to a slight difference in easter candy manufacturing.

          • tymime

            I said I was using hyperbole, remember?

            What I don’t understand is why you keep pestering me whenever I offer a little criticism and go “but u dont think cartoon aminals r weird lol”.
            Or the fact that you think that such things are worthy of a complex backstory.

            If Rick Griffin himself didn’t have a problem with it, why should you?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      “If you’re wondering how he eats and breaths and science facts (la la la), repeat to yourself “it’s just a show, I should really just relax”…for Mystery Science Theater 3000…”

  46. Steve and Joe Youtube Vid

    The last part was funny

  47. Fuzzypaws

    Marshmallow peeps are so bland though! The marshmallows (marbits?) in lucky charms are much better. *nods*

  48. fan

    I like the discount bin explanation!