The Happiest Place On Earth, On Earth
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  1. Kamron

    pshoooooo

    SERIOUS AIR

    • Kamron

      Also, I hope that Theme Park World is an actual planet that the ferrets created instead of just a theme park. It’s like a giant ball of roller coaster tracks.

      • Lucent Lupe

        If that’s the case, then I bet they called upon the King of the Cosmos and the Prince to help.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          yes.

          Yes.

          YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Lucent Lupe

            Did I break him?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES…

            and we go ON and ON and ON and ON…

          • Lucent Lupe

            I hope Rick actually makes a Katamari reference in one of his arcs, this is the only webcomic I follow that, so far, hasn’t made a ROYAL RAINBOW joke.

          • Val Kilmer Batman
          • HonorèDerazey

            IMMA CHARGIN’ MAH- *Taco shoots into mouth*

            *Shoots ROYAL RAINBOW!!!!!!!*

            Oops, I swallowed mah lazor…

      • Howls Like Wolf

        Uuuuhhhhhmmmmm … did the ferrets actually create or rebuild Theme Park World? or just invite some special friends to attend the re-opening? I think there would have been more bragging if they actually did own it.

        On the other hand, they are excessively rich. I guess it’s possible.

      • suspense

        no i think they only have money for a moon not a planet

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Hey, check out that small moon.

          That’s no small moon, IT’S THEME PARK WORLD!

          YAY THEMEPARKWORLDTHEMEPARKWORLDTHEMEPARKWORLD!!!

    • Dr. Prower

      SERIOUS AIR

  2. HunkRlz

    Happiest place on Earth? I would like to go to this theme park ^-^

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      it fun O_O

    • Dr. Prower

      It’s the happiest place on Earth, on Earth! Of course you wanna go there ^^

  3. Darcin

    I think it’s time Simon got an intervention for his drinking problem…

    …preferably one involving pneumatic tubes.

    • the game

      amen

    • Howls Like Wolf

      LOL! Pneumatic tube-rat!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Simon, everytime you come home drunk, we’re going to make you go through te entire house in a tube. And then clean it up in the morning. While playing a combination of jazz and funk music at high to ear shattering volume levels.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh. We’ll set the music to the EXACT volume where you can sort of hear the music but no matter what you do, no matter how close you get, no matter HO W HAR YOU TRY, you can never make out the words. Ever.

          EVER.

          • littlebeast

            No, that’s just cruel. Keep it at the earshattering.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Simon: Aww, you guys, *sniff*, I love you guys… *urp*

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            OHMAIGOSHTHATAVVIEISSOCUTE!!!!!!!! XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I know!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            *head explodes from kuteness* O_o

          • yarrofox

            I’m with “sonic id furreh!!!” sooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! love it Argent Stonecutter!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          wow sonic… that had… almost no spelling errors…

          *sniff*
          “Our little [gender] is all grown up!”
          *sniff*

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            DARN! WRONG REPLY BUTTON!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            I’m a girl -_-;;

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            HA! I WAS RIGHT!

            I guessed off of the avatar choices…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wait, OUR? WUT THE HECK U TALKIN BOUT BOY!?

  4. IceKitsune

    lol it looks like they get to go to a Theme Park and Mrs. Sandwich has got an arm on her.. Yay this should be fun

  5. 7ance

    YEA you updated already? when you said it was coming late I thought you meant HOURS later. XD

    • IceKitsune

      Even when delayed Rick is never that late (well to my knowledge anyway)

      • Lupus

        Sign of the Apocalypse #87: Rick Griffin updates Housepets! more than a few hours late. Rick Griffin is NEVER late.

        EVER.

    • 7ance

      PS. Peanuts mouth in panel 2 is quite wide open. =P

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Why yes. Yes it is. And I want that face. But I don’t have my computer with me. :(

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I took panel 3 though. because I don’t like having speech bubbles in my avatar and the tail would have driven me nuts.

      • Lupus

        Wolfy Link = <3

  6. Gaboris

    Why do I like Mrs. Sandwich so much? She’s rarely on but she’s just interesting to me. X3

  7. ReCeate

    hahaha xD serious air lol

  8. CzenaTheFox

    lol very nice i also would like to see this “happiest place on earth” lol

  9. Thoth

    Well, not all that much to analyze in the initial setup strip here – although it makes me wonder if it was something the Ferrets did to Theme Park World that now requires that it be re-opened.

    Personally, I do get a distinct “teen-ager” feeling about Grape and Peanut now, as opposed to the “precocious little kid” impression I got in the early days of the strip. Anybody else getting that impression?

    As a minor note, “Excising” a ferret brings up interesting images. Was he hanging onto a wall or carpet so strongly that a chunk had to be cut out to eject him?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Yeah, I’m getting the teenager vibe too, and I can only hope that, at some point, Rick sees fit to gift us with a strip featuring flying ferrets at some point.

      • SamBlob

        I’m getting a vision from Fresh Prince of Bel Air of seeing Jazz thrown out of the house. Yep.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I have your flying ferrets right here!

        http://xkcd.com/20/

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I see your flying ferrets and raise you… raise you…

          ummm…

          let’s see, how can I top that…

          A HAMSTERBALL!

          http://www.xkcd.com/152/

    • WyldKAT

      Knowing the ferrets… probably.

      • WyldKAT

        Also I completely agree with the teenager thing. It’s especially noticeable with Peanut. He’s a lot less childish and now he seems like a quirky teen. This is a good thing for his character. :)

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I think it started with the whole “Pridelands” thing too.

          At least, most smaller children don’t keep “eye candy” posters in their rooms.

          I think.

          • WyldKAT

            Well I thought it was normal for Grape. She seems way more mature and definitely acts older (though she isn’t). Grape has always been the “big sister”, and that’s why I said it’s more noticeable with Peanut. I’m quite fond of his character development actually.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            That’s true. And yeah, peanut does seem to be growing up, though he still treats Grape as an older sister. Although, I will stick to my theory by saying that teenager maturity would be required to appreciate pridelands, as well as have any kind of actual “boyfriend-girlfriend” relationship, and that’s when it all really started.

            Actually that stuff kind of started at the farm but DONT CHANGE THE SUBJECT!

            Except that that was actually still on topic but YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT!

            Well actually, yeah…

            I once knew a guy who ended every sentence with “and, yeah…”, it was really annoying.

            What were we talking about again?

          • Thoth

            Well, given that they are cats and dogs, I’d have expected boyfriend-girlfriend interactions to start well before mental maturity – unless they’re simply born mentally adult. Even given the Housepets universe slower aging curve, I’d expect mental maturity to require seven or eight years, while physical maturity should only take three to four.

            Besides, recalling my childhood, it wasn’t uncommon for a pre-adolescent to like “eye candy”. If anything, to judge by an admittedly-limited sample and possibly-faulty recollection, among ten-year-olds girls were more inclined to put up that kind of poster than boys were.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Oh, I’m not denying that they could have relationships before they’re ready, only saying that they seem to be in serious relationships, and that that would suggest to me that they are now closer to teenagers than small children, at least in mental and emotional maturity levels.

            And I will admit that I have no experience with the thought processes of ten-year old girls.

          • Thoth

            Oh, I just mean that their ages probably don’t directly correlate to a single human equivalent. Their equivalent physical age seems to run well ahead of their equivalent mental age (as impressive as that is for their “real” ages).

          • yarrofox

            @Thoth, I can tell you from very recent experience that us teens and pre-teens do have eye-candy. Most of it’s that Twilight stuff though.

          • Thoth

            Always nice to have a second set of observations that agrees there.

        • Lupus

          I can haz slow-motion pillow fight? :D

          • Thoth

            Yes. And hopefully without brain lock.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            AI WANNA BE IN AH SLOW-MO PILLOW FIGHT :D

  10. Darastrixen

    Good comic. At the end of the third panel’s “I trust those six about as far as I can throw them,” I was actually thinking to myself “They’re kind of small, I bet you could throw them pretty far actually.” Obviously Peanut had the same thought =p

    • Aeonera

      and (by looking at their body size and guesstimating) their weight would be perfect for throwing.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        yah if u just skrunch den up and rap dem so they no undon :3

  11. WyldKAT

    Peanut, panel 4. My avatar predictions haven’t been wrong yet, lets keep that record going.

    • Thallis

      Definitely going to happen.

    • 7ance

      I can totally see it happening. who’s going to be the lucky one that gets it?

      • WyldKAT

        I would take it but I’ve only had avatars of my own art so far.

        • Inu225

          On a side-note are you planning to see the movie version of your avatar?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Mod Edit-We have fourms for a reason.

          • Argent Stonecutter
          • Argent Stonecutter

            I mean, really, dude. You coulda googled me. I’m on Facebook, even.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Okay im sorry,but I’m still a bit unsure. I’m wrong? It’s the face, I don’t KNOW why! I’m SORRY!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            well I COULD have googled you, but I don’t actually think things through. That would require common sense.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            but now I see it, since I visited the link and stuff

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            actually, now it’s obvious.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            also, what is that from?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            wait, i found it. Second Life?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Yep, I’m the notorious scripter and avatar addict Argent Stonecutter in Second Life.

          • Chip Uni

            On my gender:

            *grin*

            I’m rather fond of being a “Mr. Bigglesworth”. Yaaaay!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            And it’s not that hard to check the eyelashes. :D

          • WyldKAT

            I already saw it as an advanced screening. It’s all kinds of fantastic.

  12. Challenger01

    A giant pool of jello?! lucky….

    • Lupus

      Perfect avatar for that sentence.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Better if he said “Hmm…” or “Interesting…”.

        Though that last would require enunciation, and I’m not sure how you do that over the internet.

        It’s like saying “laboratory” instead of “labratory” or “lab”.

        Quotation marks. Quotation marks everywhere.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          ai had a jiant pool of jello once but there wuz an explosion and a few birds wer envolved… :Þ

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Peanut talking to peanut talking to peanut…

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I see what we did there…

          • Challenger01

            What you have to realize of course is that each one of us is representing an aspect of Peanut’s personality. I am his intelligence, Lupus is Peanut’s snarky side, and Val Kilmer is his excitement.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            WOO! I’M PART OF PEANUT’S PERSONALITY!!!!

  13. Val Kilmer Batman

    I would like either panel 2 or panel 3 peanut, if you could fond it in your hearts to stay your mouse from gravatar for a couple of days.

    Also, ferretone?

    Also, if Simon DOES become the Batferret, I’m sure that Mrs. Sandwich will be happy to help him “fly” to the rescue.

    • Chip Uni

      Ferretone is a ferret vitamin, that ferrets love to lick.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Thanks, I don’t actually know that much about animals, I have an allergy. I tried to keep a cat once but I couldn’t do it. Sad.

        • Garreth

          Ferretone has this pleasant chocolaty smell to it. I cant describe it, its very delicious smelling, and if it wasnt for the picture of the happy ferret on the bottle, id gladly drink some. Its also very oily and hard to get out of carpets when they gnaw a hole in the bottle.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            If King can eat dog food…

            I’m kidding. No human should ingest something with a happy ferret on the label. I keep seeing Simon with a little brown bottle and a massive grin winking and giving me a thumbs up on a pink label now… And THAT would be truly frightening.

          • Howls Like Wolf

            I just had to look it up. Ferretone is real! I wouldn’t say it’s a happy ferret on the label; it’s a photo of a ferret. (And the label is white, not pink — you’re safe.)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            No human should ingest something with a happy ferret on the label.

            How about otters?

            http://30.media.tumblr.com/fd1M41NO1p6r1ccdvqCfg5Qdo1_500.jpg

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Much loved by animal photographers everywhere as the only thing that will make ferrets stay still and apparently interested in a subject long enough to take a staged photo.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Hey! I GOT THE FACE! IT’S MINE NOW! MUAHAHHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHHAAHAH!!

  14. Loki Impisi

    Sable jills? *sigh* I hate it when I can’t get the joke. I can guess fairly accurately on what he is reffering but its not as funny as knowing it yourself. Agggh it’s to late! I’m da*rn*ned not to find this strip funny except for the alt text!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      What’s it say? WHAT’S IT SAY?!

      • Chip Uni

        Next up on News At Ten, raw footage of what appears to be one of the Milton ferrets firing live squirrels into a giant pool of Jello.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I see.

          Nothing wrong with that; it’s not like the squirrels will be TOO traumatized, and at least they’re still alive. Zombie squirrels would be something else.

          • Lucent Lupe

            It all depends on what the squirrels are fired from. If it’s a cannon, then they might require some therapy, if it’s an industrial sized slingshot… then the ferrets might require some therapy.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Given how wacky real squirrels are, I can see them lining up for a ride like that in the HP world.

            And if the launch process involves pneumatic tubes, the ferrets would have been SURE to test it themselves!

          • SamBlob

            And if the launch process involves pneumatic tubes, the ferrets would have been SURE to test it themselves!

            …but ferrets weigh more than squirrels, so if the ferrets fall in the prepared jelly, the squirrels will probably miss and become red jelly themselves… O_O;

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            1 taime ai was in a cannon and it fired and ai wuz all laike “AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!”
            but it wuz fun ;P

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Just adjust the air pressure. Then you could have settings for everyone from Spo to Miles. And install it in Theme Park World.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            kewl O_o

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Wait, so there wasn’t a “ding” as you vanished offscreen in team rocket fashion?

            razzle frazzle grumbugleing monkeys always mucking up my panterra dingmaker device…

    • Howls Like Wolf

      Sables are related to ferrets, martins, minks, and (vaguely) weasels. They have soft, golden brown fur which is used in high end artist paint brushes.

      The color sable is a very dark brown, and refers to the male sable antelope, which is nearly black when old.

      • Chip Uni

        …and ’sable’ also refers to a black-furred ferret.

      • Xuncu

        *hits up the Wiki* The entry on ferrets says “Jills” are what female ferrets are called.

        Huh.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Sable is a ferret fur pattern. It’s the classic ferret pattern with the mask over the eyes.

  15. Chip Uni

    Where all the sable jills at?

    Hee! Blazing Saddles for the win!

    Once you go sable, you’ll never be able… errr… to watch basic cable?

    No, that doesn’t work…

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I forgot what color “sable” is, so I looked it up on wikipedia and got a brown marten from Russia.

      Then I hit the disambiguation and it said it was “Archaic or literary English for black”. Which wasn’t what I thought, so I’m glad I looked it up.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Sable is used for “black” in heraldry.

        Argent is used for “white”. :)

        • Kamron

          Really? I was just assuming argent meant silver. Guess I need to brush up on heraldic terminology.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            OK, technically argent is a “tincture of silver” like or is “tincture of gold”, but it gets kind of expensive to actually put silver and gold cloth on an easily stolen tabard or on a shield you’re carrying into a battle… so in practice argent is white and or is yellow. You might find actual gold and silver leaf on documents or court arms, but it was pretty rare.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      If Simon was actually looking for a Russian Sable (Kolonok) he’d probably end up with more than he could handle, as demonstrated in this video.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_D4xwdEky4

      Sables are a little smaller than ferrets, but way more acrobatic and energetic. The sable totally owns the ferret in this video. And to add to the name confusion, it’s a sable ferret.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Oh, there’s more than one ferret. The second looks like champagne.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          man, u just no everythin bout ferrets don’tcha

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Not everything. I mean, I couldn’t build one from parts.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            U NO WUT AI MEAN >_<!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I do? I do! Do I?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Don’t worry about it if you can’t understand [pronoun], I mean, it’s not like [pronoun]’s a ferret! we can’t expect you to know pretty much everything about ferrets AND understand what sonic means…

            AAHH! DON’T HURT ME! It was a JOKE!

            NO! NOT THE BUTTONS! NOT MY GUMDROP BUTTONS!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You’re going to spend a lifetime in the lake of salsa if you keep that up. :p

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            heh, shreck id funny (ai think ai spelt that rite, did ai?)

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            HEY ARRGEENNTT, y u keep uzin different avvies?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Because I can.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            PS: look at polevv’s other videos. His sables are amazing little critters.

      • Chip Uni

        *blink*

        *blink*

        Sables are ferrets squared.

        Sables now SCARE me…

  16. Fuzzypaws

    Peanut has cute faces! But ferretfaces are cuter and I can’t wait to see lots of them in this arc :D

  17. Michael

    Peanut’s faces in panel three and four are so cute. <3

  18. falcon01

    wait….A theme park controlled by…ferrets?!? it boggles the mind….but in a GOOD way! :)

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Then perhaps your mind is evil…

      because, if a good mind boggles in a bad way then an evil mind would boggle in a good way…

      I think…

      or maybe I don’t.

      Wait, if I am because I think, then by not thinking, I am not!

      Now I am, now I’m not!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        But if I am not, then how can I think?

        Hmm… I set this paradoxical quandry of philosophy before you, the wisest minds of this era that I can both think of and access at any given time.

        • Howls Like Wolf

          “Of course you are, my bright little star! I’ve miles and miles of files, pretty files of your fore fathers’ fruit

          And now to suit our grand computer …

          You’re magnetic ink.”
          - Moody Blues

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Your response fuels the processes of my ponderance, though I know not what witchery you speak of.

          • Howls Like Wolf

            In the mid-1970’s, the Moody Blues were best know for “Knights in White Satin,” but they had several albums. Considered alternative rock, they explored the human psyche with a positive spin.

            I think that bit I quoted preceded a song called “On the Threshold of a Dream.” (Not positive about that , though.)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I wonder why I wonder why. I wonder why I wonder.
        I wonder why I wonder why I wonder why I wonder.

        – Richard Feynman.

    • Thoth

      Well, to be fair, they might just have rented it – but with eighty billion to play with, they might well own a few examples of almost any kind of business.

  19. Lupus

    4th Panel = Cutest. Face. Ever.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      ai dunno argents ferret avvie is pwetty awesome ;)

  20. Thegamist

    I have the feeling that A LOT of attractions will have slight minor errors
    “stares at rollercoster”
    O.o NO I’M NOT GOING IN THAT THING!!!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Don’t think oF them as errors, think of them as… a unique new take on the balance of safety versus fun. And by safety I mean not dying. And by fun I mean carefully hidden drops and places were there are no tracks and jumps from one roller coaster to another and the exhilarating thrill of not actually dying.

      • Thegamist

        Still
        … I’M NOT GOING IN THERE!!!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Hey, I’m afraid of loops, you’re afraid of roller coasters that make safety inspectors wet themselves and run away screaming and tearing out their hair. Everybody’s afraid of something.

          • Lupus

            I’m afraid of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. :(

            And The Jonas Brothers.

            Oh god, The Jonas Brothers…

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            OH GOD THE JONAS BROTHERS.

            And, speaking of God, I have a question. Why is it that I sometimes hear people say “Jesus H. Christ”?

            Was Jesus’s middle name “Harold” or something? I don’t get it.

          • Howls Like Wolf

            I’m guessing here, but it might be “Jesus Holy Christ.”

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s his middle name. He got it from his dad. You know. “Our Father, who art in Heaven, Harold be thy name.”

            … waits for applause … not a sausage …

            Well it was hilarious when I was a kid going to a Church of England high school!

          • SamBlob

            It’s his middle name. He got it from his dad. You know. “Our Father, who art in Heaven, Harold be thy name.”

            I thought his middle name was Andy, from the hymn “In The Garden:

            “Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me,
            Andy tells me I am his own…”

            *does not wait for applause; runs from brickbats and tomatoes instead*

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The beauty of a pun is in the “oy!” of the beholder.

          • Thegamist

            WHAT!? GOD & JESUS?
            AAAAAAAAAAH!!! (runs away screaming)
            (atheist)

  21. King

    jello,squirrels,and cannon do not mix, and makes a big mess!, and ooo peanut tisk tisk

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Psst! Hey!

      http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/138/

      its a welsh corgi!

      • Lupus

        It has a similar personality to King as well. What is it about Welsh Corgis that make them so angry? D:

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          It’s probably just a little man complex. Or a little dog complex. Or whatever.

          My Aunt and Uncle have a tiny dog (rat terrier I think) that used to attack large LARGE dogs. And won.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Please don’t make me think of King and Harlan Ellison in the same context again.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @ VAL KILMER
            ai got a rat terrier
            and ah Chinese crested mixed w/ a chiwawa
            & ai used to have *sniff* a corgi mixed w/ a chiwawa *sniff* but… but .. HE’S GONE NOW WAAAAAAAA!!! DX

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It’s okay, sonic, we’re here for you.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            thanku <:(

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Also, I just realized that the only dog characters whose breed I know are King (Welsh Corgi) and Tarot (Pomeranian). And I’m not sure if King counts. And I’m not due if I’m right about Tarot.

          • HonorèDerazey

            Fox is probably a husky
            Rex is most likely a Bull Dog
            Sergent Ralph is a German Shepherd
            Kevin is a Doberman Pinscher
            Rufus is an Australian Shepherd

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            now, we just need Peanut and my mind will be put at ease.

          • Thoth

            I’d hope that most of them are mutts.

      • Xuncu

        We Megaman fans just call it “20XX” :D

        • CalaverX11

          We Stinkoman fans just call it “20X6.”

      • King

        that was amusing and confusing haha

  22. Shade

    I now really want to see Rick draw one of the ferrets launching squirrels into pools of green jello.

  23. HonorèDerazey

    In the real world:
    Dad- Kids! We’re going to DISNEY LAND!!!
    Children- DISNEY LAND! OMGOMG!!! DISNEY DISNEY DISNEY LAND!!

    In Housepets world:
    Dad- Kids! We’re going to THEME PARK WORLD!!!
    Children- THEM PARK WORLD! OMGOMG!!! THEME THEMEY THEME PARK LAND!!

    • HonorèDerazey

      Theme Park WORLD even.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I just realised that WHAT IF the Milton Ferrets Purchased the deed to the moon, and then built a theme park on the moon, and then there was a THEME PARK… on the MOON.

        • Mordark

          you would most likely attend however turn back as they expect you to bring your own million $ space suit, the helmets have gold lining in the lens so the sun will reflect and not burn your eyes. No less how hot would it get up there?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            But it would be on the MOON! HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?!

            And do you realise that it would be the first theme park that could boast 1)being in SPACE and (more impressively) 2) THE LINES WOULD BE SHORT ALL DAY!

        • Chip Uni

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60BjkUtqxPE

          (“Whalers on the Moon” from Futurama.)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Theme Park World! Generic expression of happiness! Catchphrase!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          laughlaughlaughlaughlaughlaugh

          the movie won’t be entirely a drama because we laughed there!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Deprecatory comment wryly establishing my role in the movie.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I’m the Actor desperately trying for an Academy Award.

    • SamBlob

      I think I’d rather go to Magical Land from Azumanga Daioh. :D

  24. Ace

    Shhhhoooot, you gotta give Peanut some cred there, he TOTALLY used logic to win that confrontation…yo.

  25. Chaos Lightspeed

    expressions like that don’t work nearly as well when the subject in question is so small. =/

    • SamBlob

      I remember saying about someone: “I used to trust him about as far as I could throw him, but I’m bigger and stronger now…”

  26. Tendo

    I find Peanut’s “:P” face here hilarious, especially since he is making a sarcastic remark at his owner XD

  27. Argent Stonecutter

    Oh wow, Rick all the ferret in-jokes bundled into this strip!

    *does the war dance*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      PS: you know the ferrets musta tried the jello cannon themselves. They wouldn’t waste a ride like that on squirrels.

      • CalaverX11

        I see you’re prepared for some SERIOUS AIR.

  28. Radio Viewer

    Ooh! Theme park! I want to ride every thrill rides they have. :D

  29. Kitch

    This requires a gratuitous tunnel of love. xD

    • Valerio

      totally THIS.
      Also, 4th panel, Peanut FTW

      • Dr. Prower

        lol he looks cute with his tongue out

    • Kamron

      Especially if somebody rides solo and acts awkward.

      Heck, if the tunnel is long enough (let’s say two hours, m’kay?) it could make just about any group of people feel awkward.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Grape and Max go on the Tunnel of Love.

      It’s like 15 minutes long.

      *awkward silence*
      Grape: So…
      *silence*
      Grape:Wanna talk about Pridelands?
      Max&Grape: *Incomprehensible babbling about Pridelands for the remaining 10 minutes

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I think you nailed it. There’s always time for Pridelands. Like there’s always room for jello.

    • Radio Viewer

      What is this… “tunnel of love”?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        What is love? Baby don’t hurt me! Don’t hurt me! No More!

        da da da daada da da da daada da da da daada na na na naana!

        • Kamron

          Gotta admit, hearing creams of “Baby don’t hurt me! Don’t hurt me! No more!” in a tunnel of love is a one-of-a-kind experience.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            People look funny at the two guys who go in with their boombox until they see the pictures of them headbanging to “What is Love”

          • Jeff

            Still pictures of the Roxbury headbob don’t have the same effect as video.

  30. Inu225

    …really? The Milton Ferrets owning a theme park?…
    Ok. I can dig that. I just have one question.
    What’s the Mascot going to be for this “Theme Park World”?
    Wally Weasel? Finey Ferret? Or Something?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Simon.

      • Dr. Prower

        lol

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Can we have Simon wear a ferret suit?

        “But I AM a ferret!”
        “Sorry, Union rules say ya gotta wear the suit.”
        “But I OWN this place!”
        “Yeah? Well you don’t own ME!”
        “WHAT?! I DON’T?!”
        *Union guy walks away*
        “WAIT! PLEASE! THERE’S GOT TO BE A LOOPHOLE SOMEWHEEEEEERE!!!!!!!”

        • Argent Stonecutter

          King: Psst, Simon… pretend you’re BatBat!
          Simon: (!) (suits up)
          Keene: Nice work, want a job?
          King: (?)
          Keene: Simon-handler.
          King: …
          Keene: Just a thought.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            King: “Simon, just pretend you’re the the Batferret!”
            Simon: “I AM the Batferret!”
            King: “See? That wasn’t too hard now, was it?”
            Simon: “No, you don’t understand; I AM THE BATFERRET.”
            King: “Hey, whatever gets you through the day, that’s cool.”
            Simon: “Well, at least my cover isn’t blown…”
            Sable Jill: “I believe you, Mr. Milton. Will you sign this picture of you that I totally didn’t take while hiding in a shrub?”
            Simon: “You know, I could get used to this. Or more used to it, at least…”

  31. HunkRlz

    By the god’s they’re better not be a ferret clown or any clowns in Theme Park World!! I HATE CLOWNS!!! >.<

    • Inu225

      Ferret = Aww… :)
      Clown = Ahh!!! :(

      Ferret Clown = Aww… Ahh!!! Aww… Ahh!!! Aawhwh.!.!.! XP

  32. e

    IT’S SHOWTIME!

  33. 8feet

    Drunken ferrets Lolz;D! This means Vodka!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      no dis means orange soda ;Þ

  34. Dr. Prower

    Drunk Ferret Time?

    • HunkRlz

      Now I want some ice cold orange soda in a snow covered glass bottle!! :-)

  35. Metaecho

    Waterslides overflowing with ferretone will be the primary attraction at theme park land :D

  36. Tom Flapwell

    There was a Theme Park World in “Kevin & Kell” long ago. Can’t be the same one, tho.

  37. Mika

    I could picture a drunk Simon flying through the air screaming
    “WHERES ALL DA SABLE JILLS AT???”

    *sticks tongue out*

  38. i am

    Anyone up for some Hot-Shot Baseball? You get 6 balls(ferrets) to hit the farthest Home Run and the distance is measured in ferrets. The person w/ the farthest distance winz!! Now get around that Ferret Abuse and Cruelty lawsuit…>_> XD

  39. Val Kilmer Batman

    Okay, I managed to get my neew avatar up, but I can’t seem to work the cropper box in Gravatar, so I had to go in and crop with Paint and then upload from my hard drive rather than the internet.

    Anybodyy else having this problem?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      AHH! I CAN’T RECOGNIZE ME!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Please help! Lost in House of Mirrors with Strange Dog! Even the Batman cannot escape! And this dog is enjoying my fear!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          The powers of the Mirrors are… overwhelming… Sense of self… fading…

          I AM THE DOG THAT IS LAUGHING AT THE BATMAN THAT IS I!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s easier to crop in Gimp or Photoshop anyway, so you can trim off dangling talk bubbles and extraneous characters.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        well yes, but it won’t let me select the whole picture, so I end up with a cropped version of my cropped version.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You have to make the picture square, and it’ll select the whole thing automatically with no further cropping.

  40. Val Kilmer Batman

    Yeah, Mrs. Sandwich, don’t worry about it. My mom STILL does that thing where she has to cover her mouth to stop laughing and try to win the argument. It doesn’t work for her either.

  41. lightwolf21

    Looks like it’ll be a romantic date at the generic theme park … like in the animes. The male lead will use this “chansu” to confess to the female lead. Oh wait … he already did.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      So from your avatar I see you support the Grape-Peanut match…

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Unless of course you just thought it was funny…

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I can’t stop posting in elipses…

        • lightwolf21

          A little of column A, a little of column B.

  42. Val Kilmer Batman

    Hey Rick, I think the search function is broken.

    I was searching “tiger’ because Peanut in panel three reminded me of one of his faces, but I couldn’t find the strip I was looking for.

    Then I searched “marvin” (since he’s in the same strip) and the only comic I got was this one:

    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/03/27/therin-lies-madness/

    Just wanted to let you know, because before I was just thinking it might be my iPhone, but now I’m trying on a computer and it’s still weird.

    • umean123

      i think if you went to google and wrote ‘housepets tiger” or marvin then i think it would show up with a search with everything there.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        BUT THAT’S THE FACE! RIGHT THERE!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          The face is the same except for the eyes

    • Argent Stonecutter
      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I thought that the search function searched tags!

        What does the search function search for?

        • lightwolf21

          Good question, it doesn’t seem to have a consistent item it searches for.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Quickly! Get to the RickSignal!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Wascally weplicants.

          • Kamron

            I fought that’s what widdle Deckawd was supposed to do.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Hawwison Fudd – Bwade Wunner.

          • Jeff

            Www, this diwecta is stawting to wub me the wong way.

          • Kamron

            Aww, Widwey Scott’s a widdle sweetheawt. At weast he twies.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “Nyah, what’s up doc?”
            “You awe in a desert, you see a tuwtle…”
            “A toitle?”
            “Yes, a toit… a tuwtle. You turn it over…”

            “Descwibe good things about your mother.”
            “My mudder?”
            “Yes.”
            “Let me tell you about my mudder, doc!”
            FX: gunshot

    • Rick Griffin

      Search function only looks for body text, not tags.

  43. Val Kilmer Batman

    This is how I feel about the next strip:

    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/06/08/no-excuses/

  44. Foldo

    Shame on me. At first, I read “Thorpe Park Wolrd” and not “Theme Park World”. ><"

    And if I understand well, it may have some squirrels! \o/

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Very tasty cute looking squirrel there.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        psst… argent i’m ready to pounce wen u r

    • Buckdida

      Hey! Don’t eat our French language comic translator for Housepets! We need him!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Heaven forbid! The thought never entered my mind!

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          oh! uummm……. yyah me niether *slowly walk away*

  45. iHavezMyBirdo

    Serious air?

  46. FerreTrip

    Actually, having (IN PLAY AND WHEN YOUNGER) tossed ferrets onto pillows myself, I know you CAN get some distance with them.

  47. Rendak

    Wait, wouldnt Mrs.Sandwich be able to throw the ferrets pretty far? They arent exactly heavy.

  48. Zeekthelion

    Peanuts face in the last panel is so cute! <3

    • e

      peanut used tongue
      super effect!

  49. wingedwolfgirl

    …I luv how the characters stick out their tongues from time to time (like in panel 4). :P

  50. wingedwolfgirl

    *Reads Altext*
    Well, now we know what Argents’ been up to.

  51. Rendak

    Gah, how do the avatars work?

  52. Rendak

    Oh nevermind

  53. e

    as the famous BUGS BUNNY would say “oh mur-DER”

  54. namelessone

    hehe, *facepalm*

  55. Argent Stonecutter
    • sonic id furreh!!!

      WOO SIMON WUT AH um… FERRET

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Simon’s little half-mask and dark legs are unusual. That’s one of the few pictures I’ve found of a ferret with that fur pattern.

  56. Skykitsune

    Alt text is funny as hell! That sounds like a hell of a lot of fun! Being fired into a pool of jell-o…

  57. Vv45689

    Lol