>King: Knock The Phone Over
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  1. Majin-Wolf

    Owiee!! 0.0

    • J.J.

      King: “Hey Mister. Whatzzzyourname? How come I feel so fuzzy?”

      Fox: “OMGOMGOMG… (dials) 911! 911? Get me Bino! Get me Grape! Get me Peanut Butter! GET ME A VET!!!”

      Operator: “5 Cent’s please!”

      • Dr. Prower

        “And the operator said “40 cents more”
        for the next…3…minutes…please”

        Big props to anyone who gets what song this is. I have a good feeling no one will.

        • Rick Griffin

          Please Mrs Avery, I just gotta talk to her/I’ll only keep her a while/Please Mrs Avery, I just wanna tell ‘er goodbye

          • Dr. Prower

            And Rick for the win!

  2. psychoJoker36

    Why yes I would

    • rWolf1991

      But you go there every night

      • Dr. Prower


        • psychoJoker36

          To gumdrop lake of course

  3. lolparty


    • Cuckoo


      The phone ruse was… A DISTACTION

    • Shinmera

      I told you about them.

      • MenachemSchmuel


        • Shinmera

          Have you seen my socks
          around anywear?

          • FuRrY321

            That was bad, yo diggity.

          • JRSpaniel

            the sock ruse was a…


  4. Yokashima

    OMG! He did it all for nothing!! :O

    Oh well, can’t win’em all, huh King?

    • thewhitedragon

      why for nothing?
      he suceeded in getting out of the cage.. and meet Fox again.. altethrought a bit…. hurt.

      • Yokashima

        He tried to get the phone only to not only get out of the cage but have Fox show up at the same time. It is largely ironic. XP

        • mlawky

          Fox, his knight in shining armor. ;)

          • Yokashima

            Shining white (or silver…not too sure) armor that is. ;)

          • PyreCanine

            Silver ;)

          • AdriGummi

            Yeah, maybe he came when King was free, but the intention it’s the important thing. Well done, Fox!

          • FuRrY321

            Okaay, you can stop right there, thanks.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Do a barrel roll!

          • Gaboris

            Again with the King and Fox thing? I already asked on your comment on the last strips, but again, ye’re not a guy right? XD

          • mlawky

            Its not like I’m hurting anyone by speaking my mind. XP

          • Gaboris

            Sorry if my joke didn’ get through it’s my fault, it sounded better in ma head ya know. :s

    • Drey Sabriel

      An exercise in futility, then :P

      • Yokashima

        Quite so. (Blows bubbles from pipe)

  5. KzT

    Fox! You have to ask how many fingers you’re holding up.

    Its basic procedure.

    • rWolf1991


      • subakuryu


        • Argent Stonecutter


          • Rambuctorium


        • Sansash


          • Dr. Prower

            Is this a reference to Lost, the most confusing show ever?

          • Sansash

            Yes, and so were the numbers posted by subakuryu

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I understand 23 and 42, but I don’t know how they could have left out 17.

          • Gaboris

            Stoped watchin Lost right at the point when they showed that black mist monster thing, but what I realy don’ get is what’s the point with the numbers? Is there ANY logic in that series of numbers that I just don’ get. XP

          • Argent Stonecutter

            23 is the magic number of the Discordians.
            42 is from the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
            17 is the Most Random Number from MIT fandom.

          • Gaboris

            Wow… random, but funny. XD

        • Shinmera
    • Snowmon


      • Psidra


    • Argent Stonecutter

      “All of them”.

    • Mika



      • HonorèDerazey

        You sunk mah battleship! D8<

        • FuRrY321

          *gasp* he’s going vertically then horizontally? He’s breaking the rules!

      • Score


    • Noir The Sable


    • MenachemSchmuel

      I can count

      to potato!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      One banana, two banana, three banana, four
      Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
      Over hill and highway the banana buggies go

      Na na na… nana na na…

    • FerreTrip


    • Zekermeme

      61! (I need scissors!)

    • HonorèDerazey

      IT OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. PyreCanine

    homg gonna make an ava out of the 7th panel. :p

  7. yoyodude

    ha I knew that would happen

    • Snowmon

      I think everyone “knew” that it would.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I didn’t expect him to try and knock the phone off the table.

      But not thinking things through, yes, and the strategically placed stairs, yes.

  8. Snowmon

    King knock the phone over?
    Looks more like the phone knocked him over.

    Now there’s pink elephants everywhere!

    • HonorèDerazey

      Lol, that’s odd because I JUST finished watch the LSD induced scene of Dumbo with the pink elephants. =D

      • Snowmon

        I’m willing to bet that nasty bump might have more side-effects than Dumbo’s hangover too. Like personality wise.

        Now I’m worried. What if he becomes more like Sasha, or Peanut(brain) or even BINO (insert girlish scream (of fear not enjoyment) here).

  9. HonorèDerazey

    I just thought about something… where did Pete go. =/

    • Mukavich

      Where does pete ever go?

    • Rick Griffin

      To do the thing he was going to do which we don’t know what it was

      • ReCreate


        • HonorèDerazey

          This. =3

          • Lupus


          • Gaboris

            Allweneedtoknow! (I’m such a party pooper.) X3

      • Snowmon

        Oh yes. Of course! It all makes sense now.
        He’s not here, he’s there! Which would be here if we happened to be there, Of which we are not. Doing things we know that we don’t know about.

        • WingedWolfGirl

          You go there you’re gone forever, I go there I lose my way,We stay here we’re not together,
          Anywhere is.

  10. ReCreate

    LOL, king swore again. XD haha

    • Yokashima

      He tends to do that a lot, huh? X3

      • DarkSniper

        He seems to be the only one to do that If I recall correctly xD

        • mlawky

          hes edgy like that :P

          • Yokashima

            Or human… :O

          • FuRrY321

            Edgy? You mean…


            like this?

          • Lupus

            I’m scared now :(

          • mlawky

            Edgy = 1. Having a sharp or biting edge. 2. Daring, provocative, or trend-setting. 3. Nervous or irritable.

  11. Phaux The Fox

    hahaha totally saw that coming X3

  12. Thoth

    Well, it wasn’t as intended, but he’s actually succeeded at something. I suppose we could count keeping Sasha warm and building her a house as successes – but those plans didn’t really have an outright failure as an option.

    • FuRrY321

      He could have made it awkward by telling Sasha he likes her, or when he built the house, which I could only assume he used nails and a hammer, he could have hit his thumb(s).
      But that’s not quite outright failure, is it?

      • Thoth

        I wouldn’t think so. Besides, EVERYBODY likes Sasha! It’s one of the rules!

  13. namelessone

    well he’s out of the cage…

  14. Elwood Blutarsky

    And just because we could see it coming does not mean it hurt any less. Mean Pete’s going to be ticked about the broken pet carrier. But no gravy stains on King or the rug so obvivously he did eat it and solve that problem.

    And good grief, Fox actually did so up randomly for no apparent reason?!

    • Thoth

      To be fair, King has expressed nervousness and reservations about going. Showing up to make sure that your reclusive friend does, indeed, attend a social event is entirely reasonable – especially when you’ve promised that he’ll have a good time there.

      I doubt that Pete will care about the pet carrier though; his powers seem to extend to transforming inanimate matter. For the most part, he seems to find Joel/Kings efforts at defiance amusing – not an especially pleasant personality trait.

    • Dr. Prower

      Hey wait, yeah! Where’s the gravy? Where’s the water! WHAT’S GOING ON!?


      • Elwood Blutarsky

        He eat it before he banged the carrier around, he’s a dog and I’ve never known one to leave food sitting around. And if not well, MST3k Manta time.

  15. Rambuctorium

    he went to the phone to get fox so he could let him out of the cage,
    but he got out of the cage and got foxs attention all in one painfully cunning move!
    king for the win! XD

  16. Buckdida

    Apparently, Pete locks the pet carrier, but not the door! XD

  17. Draange

    Ouch. All that work only for Fox to show up right there. I can’t wait to see King explaining the circumstances that lead to this. Also can’t wait to see how it ends up being dealt with.

    • SamBlob

      I don’t think King needs to explain any circumstances. The broken pet carrier is right there at the bottom of the stairs, and I don’t think he fell that far from it…

  18. Elwood Blutarsky

    Doesn’t anyone in Babylon Gardens lock their doors anymore? What if Fox had been a burgler or a petnapping member of an animal wrongs group. Pete’s antique phone could have been stolen. Although given one of the residents is cop (and a bike one no else) and another a K9 cop you could see why they’d likely feel safe.

    • Mukavich

      Actually, I think it would be poetic justice if King were kidnapped by PETA. Ah… the irony.

      • Lupus

        Im guessing this will happen in a future arc. It’s too juicy to ignore ;3

      • Inu225


    • Buckdida

      Something tells me that the omnipotent blue griffin doesn’t actually need to lock his door. Steal at your own risk. XD

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        The last week implied Pete’s isn’t limitless. But as stated, ticking him off is likely not a good idea unless the idea of spending then rest of your life as lap dog sounds appealing.

        • HonorèDerazey

          Actually, I think the more ‘furrier’ people might not mind that. (NO offense to anyone who is a furry)

          • Cathalhare

            *grins* how about a lap-buny? I VOLUNTEER to be a lap-bunny… *looks all hopeful*


          • HonorèDerazey

            I WOULD make a little ascii bunneh but I don’t think it’s allowed.

    • Snowmon
    • Thoth

      Why bother? Pete could apparently replace anything that went missing with a snap of his fingers.

      After all, a door lock won’t keep out anyone who’s really determined to get in; it simply makes the process of getting in more conspicuous, thus increasing the likelihood of their being a witness and of someone notifying the authorities.

      In the Housepets universe there really isn’t much chance of a stranger going into a house passing unnoticed. There’s been a mention of Fido stopping burglaries, but I’d suspect that every bird, mouse, and pet knows that reporting a break-in or intrusion by a stranger is probably worth a months supply of treats or toys.

      That might be the reason for the use of the “stealth outfit” during our one on-screen burglary; it would probably ensure that the description wouldn’t be of much use later on – but it makes it just as obvious as breaking a lock or window that this IS a burglary. It’s a possible drawback on employing wolves as security too; small animals may be understandably reluctant to approach wolves to tell them that something is going on.

  19. Jit


    • Nuclear_Fusion

      I am seriously wondering how it took this long for somebody to say that.

      • Gaboris

        ? Say wut?
        I don’ get it. XD

      • Shinmera

        I was just late and couldn’t read the comic :<

        • Argent Stonecutter

          BTW: that’s a cool avatar, but what is it?

          • Shinmera

            It’s a cat with the ears folded back, drawn in a style I usually never draw in. So yeah.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You draw good.

          • Shinmera

            My pessimism doesn’t approve. :<

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Are you at the point where you’re getting good enough that sometimes people go “oh wow” at something you did, but you know enough that it all looks like [censored] to you? I got stuck there, and wish I’d powered through it.

          • Shinmera

            Power through it?
            I don’t think that’s possible. Unless you start to like your pieces. Which is not a good idea since you’ll miss the errors and faults and you won’t advance anymore…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Stop channeling me 20 years ago. It doesn’t work.

          • Gaboris

            You artist guys do this alot ay? :3
            … Maybe if I start drawing I’ll be missin the “can’t like my own work” attitude. XD

    • Darcin

      where doing it man

      where MAKING THIS HAPEN.

  20. Celysus

    Ah awesome, a fan of MSPA as well, you deserver a bro hug bump. Okay… how do we do this…

    • FuRrY321

      They deserver a what!?

      • Dr. Prower

        I’ve heard of chest bumps before, but not that.

    • Manachu Boy

      where doing it man where MAKING THIS HAPEN.

      Seriously the alt text made my day. =)

  21. Inu225

    This moment reminds me of Bino’s fall in the Money Sharks arc.
    The only difference is someone actually cares.
    Like FML I have to beg the question:
    Did King totally deserve it or agree that his life sucks.

    • Gaboris

      This just sucks, King would have earned it by now to have a “normal” life. :)

      • Inu225

        True. He has endured a lot:
        From a bad childhood to being changed into a dog.
        Being tormented by Pete, getting locked up in a cage.
        And now tumbling down the stairs.
        Truly a “Tragic Hero”.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Down the stairs make him a “tragic hero?” Not really I mean dive on a grenade and you’re a tragic hero, fall down some stairs and you’re just funny.

          Which is nice, King hasn’t been all that funny a character before this arc. He just kind of tried to go about his day and have funny stuff happen to him but now he’s starting to do some of it himself.

          • Gaboris

            … Ya may have some point there, not a tragic hero, but his life still sucks too much and he should have at least SOME joy in… it I’d say at least. :3

        • Thallis

          It seems people don’t understand what a tragic hero is. A tragic hero is one for whom tragedy strikes because of a “Tragic flaw.” King seems to unlucky, as opposed to having any.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            King’s tragic flaw is acting without thinking things through.

            You know, that little voice that tells you that skateboarding towards a plate-glass window on a polished marble floor is a bad idea… BEFORE you go through the glass?

            King doesn’t have one of them.

          • Thoth

            Now that is definitely a tragic (as well as comedic) flaw, and fits so very well. One +5 insight bonus for you!

          • Mukavich

            Or he does and he just doesn’t listen. I know I don’t listen to mine half the time.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Are you a hero?

          • Mukavich

            No. I’m just a very foolish person.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Sorry, we need a hero.

            Or at least a montage.

        • Inu225

          Ok ok.
          I probably overstated the “tragic hero” but the point I was trying to make was how much this character always has to endure the unexpected.
          Nothing seems to go right with King. Even when the situation seems to go into his favor one way or another he gets knocked down. Like when he gets invited to the Good Ol’ Dogs Club; it seems he was going make the transition of trusting others but it backfires on him because of Bino. Fox invites him to a BBQ then gets shot down by Pete. I just feel bad for the little guy. Even before he got changed into a dog things didn’t seem to go right for him; He gets punched in the face, the van won’t start when trying to escape, when he decides to turn himself in he gets knocked down. It’s tragic man!!! Jeez! He hardly catches a break. I hope sometime in the future something will go in his favor because it’s just sad.
          We can argue whether or not King is a tragic hero but I do want to point out that his life can be tragic.
          Sorry about my long rant but I had to clear things up.

          • Dr. Prower

            Well, I suppose someone has to be the unlucky person in this comic. I just kinda feel bad for King…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s a contest between Bino and King, yesno?

          • Thoth

            Well, both Bino and Joel/King tend to make their own bad luck – but Bino usually does it out of malice and jealousy. Presuming that karma plays a role, I’d say that King wins. If not, Bino wins, since King has yet to put himself in the hospital – unless this does it.

  22. falcon01

    yelp! hope Fox manages to help him…did fox just B&E tho?!?

  23. Shinmera

    Is this an MSPA now? If so, awesome! :P
    On a side note:
    I told you about stairs bro, I TOLD YOU dog!!!!

    • Gaboris

      Oh COME ON!
      Must I hear this line all around the net? XD
      (I think I say “Oh come on” too much nowadays on HP. XD)
      PS.: Cool down bro, no need for more qutes kay? XP

      • Shinmera


        • Gaboris

          I told you man
          I TOLD you about stairs!

          Here have yer lil fun. XD

          • Dr. Prower

            Them stairs just keep happening, man!

  24. IceKitsune

    I was going to make that joke if this happened but oh well at least it was made (in the Alt-Text no less) Also I bet you its to the Vet for King.

  25. rWolf1991

    Wow king fails!!!

    • Mukavich

      Even in success, he fails! It’s awesome!

      • rWolf1991

        That reminds me of some one but who?!

        • Erkhyan

          “Wedge Antilles was so good, he couldn’t fail even when he tried to.”

          I guess King is another kind though. Like… Scrooge McDuck, in that one story featuring his sisters and a teddy bear.

        • rWolf1991

          i was thinking of somebody who on here!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Even when he fails, he succeeds?

  26. fastbreak333


  27. kupo86

    Hahahaha! Aww, man, poor King! i’m glad fox is with him now. King is really funny. I love that little guy.
    Great comic, really funny. Just caught up with it over the weekend. Last time I read it it was still in b&w. BTW, it looks awesome in color!

  28. Gaboris

    Aaaaand YES! MI musick that goes into a comedy theme song, great work again King. XD
    King sure never saw Zombiland right since “Rule 17: Don’t Be a Hero”. If ya would have stayed put ya would’ve been saved without gettin into an LSD like hallucination. X3

  29. Mystery Ezekude

    “Stop swearing, you foul-mouth!”

  30. 2MK

    Is the next comic where King is in (or on) bed being bandaged and coned?

    • Dr. Prower


  31. FredMSloniker

    What, I’m the first one to comment on the MS Paint Adventures reference?

  32. Manic

    Anyone else notice that for someone called King, he sure get’s pwned a lot?

    • Erkhyan

      Ow. That hurt! XD

    • Inu225

      Perhaps his “castle stand upon pillars of sand pillars of sand”.
      Sorry. I had to say that.
      Blame Coldplay.

      • SamBlob

        “And so, castles made of sand
        Fall in the sea
        - I wonder if anyone out there knows what this is from?

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        And then it sank into the swamp…

    • FerreTrip

      *slow facepalm to hearty thumbsup*

    • Dr. Prower

      Manic wins.

  33. iHavezMyBirdo

    I’ve fallen down the stairs too many times.. Dx

    • Dr. Prower

      I fell down stairs before. It was kinda fun until I hit my head on the wall at the bottom lol.

  34. Valerio

    FOX TO THE RESCUE! Poor King :(

  35. Duez

    Ouchies, well at least gumdrop lane is worth it, yeah? XD

    • Argent Stonecutter


    • Dr. Prower

      lol I thought it was Lane at first too. Man, I’d love to be a dog, swimming in gumdrops…

  36. AdriGummi

    Poor King, that hurts, for sure! But at least he’s free now.

    I really love the gesture of friendship that Fox has showed going to King’s house to assure that all were ok there. Maybe he arrived a minute later, but he did!

  37. RockstarRaccoon

    Nice work on that second to last panel, I like.

    • Quiran

      yeah, but it looks like he is missing his right ear O_o

  38. Firewing

    Two words;
    Karma stairs.

  39. BillyMT

    Implying Fox is fat meebe? XD

  40. Argent Stonecutter

    At least now he’s protected from the terrible secret of space.

  41. Dr. Prower

    Noticed the phone never even moved lol

  42. e

    pete returns to see a empty, busted cage on the carpet.

  43. TallenMF


    I think I fell on the floor from laughing at that.

    • Dr. Prower

      Dirty mouth? Clean it up with Orbit’s!

  44. Kamron

    The dog man…. HASS the phone.


    • Shinmera

      You have to flip the cage TURN-WAYS!

  45. Salenstormwing

    Jailbreaks are supposed to be quiet. Falling down the stairs in a big plastic box isn’t really quiet, and can probably be hazardous to your health.

  46. Mystery Penguin

    Dangit! Now I feel bad that I didn’t read MSPA all the way. I don’t get the reference :(

  47. FerreTrip

    Well, at least you’re out of the kennel, King! ^_^; Nice bump, by the way.

  48. kira

    OOO Shi-

  49. thegamist

    that sure sounded like “OW F*(K” crash!!!

  50. Mika

    Has anybody considered what the others are going to think of Pete locking him in a cage to make sure he doesnt go to the party? Something tells me they wont be to impressed…

    • Tom

      My parents did that kinda stuff to me, like stealing my truck……

    • Gaboris

      Yeah that may be true, but who knows perhaps even in this universe it’s normal if an owner locks his dog in a cage for some reason, but we’ll know know how it is by tomorrow. X3
      BTW don’ forget to check on yer last strip comments. ;)

  51. Lucent Lupe

    I wonder if that bump on his head the only injury?

    • mlawky

      its a cartoon… so it may just disappear in the next comic strip too… or just suddenly have bandaged over it. :P

  52. Sansash

    Missed opportunity in panel 6: King’s face in terror (or pain or anger or something).

  53. Zekermeme

    What do you think King likes on a hot god?

    • Mukavich

      I would say whatever Alanis Morissette was wearing in Dogma.


      Did you mean hot dog? Then I would say ketchup, mustard, and relish. Maybe a little cheese and onions, too. Truely a king’s hot dog.

    • Dr. Prower


  54. Loki-Impisi

    One trip to the hospital coming right up!… After all, falling down the stairs in a cage where you as small as a toddler can NOT be good for you health. ^.^

    • Thoth

      Well, the square-cube law helps – and better to hit the flat, and somewhat resilient, inside of the plastic cage than the edges of the steps.

    • Lycanthromancer

      You mean hospetal?

      • FuRrY321

        Not sure if I got that or not.

        Hos Petal?

        Hose Petal?

        House Petal?

    • Mukavich

      Nah. Dogs are wicked durable, especially the small ones. I’ve seen my schnauzer jump off of tables to the ground. Besides, we’re not taking into account King’s “superior” human intellect. If he were to brace himself in the cage, he would have only sustained a few bumps on the head. The cage wasn’t all that big.

  55. Jeff

    Guess King should be lucky Fox thought of checking in.

    Though I would think if Pete is as powerful as claimed, he knows what’s going on.

  56. Ace

    Oooh…well, he’s out >>

    • J.J.

      1…., 2…., 3…., 4….., 5678910URRRRRRROUT!

      • Dr. Prower

        Hey no fair! That’s cheating!

  57. WingedWolfGirl

    Shinmera, Noir The Sable I Blame U 2 4 Theas.

  58. Auzzo

    At the Alt Text: NO, I told him. Not you.

  59. J.J.

    King’s been CROWNED!!!

  60. Phonti

    I’m a bit confused, is it the 4′th of July already?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Yes, in the Housepets Universe it is.

      • Phonti

        So then how long has king been in that little cage? Since you know, Pete said, “I have plans on THAT date” (the future). Oh well I’m still confused.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          We don’t know how many days went between the frames in the strip where he got put in the cage.

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            I’m pretty sure he was only in there a couple minutes, there was a time skip from when he was eating ice cream to the Fourth.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That works too!

          • Darcin

            Obviously, Pete used his Timey Wimey Ball.

  61. ilikepie

    OK, I probably look like an idiot, but I don’t get the reference in King’s last line nor in the hovertext. Can someone please explain?

    • JakJak

      King is loopy and confused now. You have to read http://www.mspaintadventures.com/ to get it

      • FuRrY321

        I got about 50 comics (?) through before I stopped. I was starting to get bored, but luckily I Auto Saved, just in case.
        Now I just have to remember not to delete any of my personal data for the next 6 months or so :P

        • Shinmera

          You should read Problem Sleuth before Homestuck though because Homestuck has a lot of references you won’t get and it starts very slowly.

  62. Zaffa

    MSPA references? Rick, you sly griffin, you.
    …really though I wasn’t expecting that.

  63. Yojimaru

    From this moment forward, King shall forever be known as “Tumbles the Stair Corgi!” No, but seriously, at this rate I’m expecting King to break out into “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen ” any day now…

    • FuRrY321

      How about “The Trouble I’ve Been In”?

      (Don’t know if that’s a song or not but-hey! Why’re you reading mah thought bubblez?!)

  64. Shinmera

    Why didn’t King just flip the cage door turn-ways?

  65. The Wolf Next Door

    YAAAAAY! NO gir that’s BAD! YAAAAAAY

  66. Hopper200456

    Looks like king slips again…
    Can’t swear in front of these pets.
    Other animals might think it okay to do so….
    What would happen if Peanut swore.. :S

  67. Score

    >King: Knock The Phone Over
    You have been eaten by a grue.

  68. Darcin

    Seems Fox wasn’t fast enough to make a SWEET CATCH.

  69. Karina


  70. Arianna


  71. Wolfspawn

    Awww but he’s loose :P

  72. e

    king: hello friend what your name?
    fox: king, i think you have aminese.
    king: that a funny name.