It Was Either This Or A Mario Kart Joke

Discussion (326) ¬

  1. Filiocht

    It’s Luigi!

    • 7ance

      “that’s MAMA LUIGI to you!” XD

      • PrivateElliot

        “THATS PRIVATE Elliot to you, 7Ance!”

        • 7ance

          It’s Lance. X( can’t you tell? Lance was taken. maybe I can change it.

          • PrivateElliot

            Seven Ance. err, doesnt look like Lance to me. OH YOU MEAN LIKE ITS A UPSIDEDOWN L….

          • FrostDemn

            Upside down L? So he’s Walance, then?
            (I’d have posted to PrivateElliot’s, but the “reply” was removed somehow.)

          • Hypergenesis

            Wouldn’t it be Tance with 7ance?
            Lance = 1ance

            Just saying. . .

          • Argent Stonecutter

            How about “Fur-de-Lance”? :D

    • Kitch

      Worse. It’s Weegee.

      • FuRrY321

        Not Waluigi?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Why does nobody pay attention to Lu-WEEGEE?

  2. sonic id furreh!!!

    MR. BIGGLESWORTH YAAAAYYYY XD

    • HunkRlz

      With a metal bucket on his furry head lol XD

      • Skykitsune

        Why must I laugh so very hard at that?

    • NexusWulf

      Dont worry i laughed to Death too XD

    • Lanagor

      Wow thanks for ruining the surprise. i was neck deep in conspiracy theories leading me to the possibility of it either being Weegee, Mr Bigglesworth or Mecha-Hitler!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        The announcer was a Mr. Bigglesworth, so your conspiracy theories are safe.

      • pet_panda

        but which bigglesworth is it?

  3. EchoFireant

    Ghahahaha

  4. psychoJoker36

    Rex racer

    • Elwood Blutarky

      No that’s Racer X, who is secretly Speed’s older brother who ran away several years ago secretly.

      And as a diehard NASCAR fan I love this strip.

      • psychoJoker36

        I should do something to you for correcting me, but I am a kind and gentle Carmine.

        • Elwood Blutarky

          It was a joke. If you want actual corrections go back to the last strip’s comments where I called Bino “Fido.”

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            STILL we chastise you for your errors!

          • psychoJoker36

            Allow the chastisation to begin!!!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Oh, the shame! The SHAME! Wail! Moan! Lament!

          • psychoJoker36

            Yes!!! ALL THE SHAME!!!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            In this corner, weighing in at a mere ONE-hundred and twenty POUNDS we have Elwood Blutarky.

            And IN THE OTHER CORNER we have the MASTER of DISASTER, HE who BRINGS the PAIN, UNRELENTIIIIIIIIIIING… SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!

            LET’S GET READY TO RUUUUUMBLEEEEEEE!!!!!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            oops, that should be “SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!”

            In honor of my new announcer avatar, and whatnot.

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            *KOs shame with one mighty punch*

            I get paid to watch sports, I have no shame.

          • psychoJoker36

            But what’s this? Joker out of nowhere with the STEEL CHAIR!!!

  5. Hypergenesis

    Go Karts! Think Joey’s there?

    • PrivateElliot

      I’m there. does that count?

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        well that depends r u joey or sumhow related?

        • PrivateElliot

          points to Gravatar

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            hmmm… touche

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            NATANI!!!

            I’m sensing a cyclic nature to your avatars…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            and just wut dus dis cycle sugest

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Well, you had that one avatar before this one, then Natani, then another one, then another one, then back to the first, now back to Natani, so I’m guessing that you move from one avatar to the next in a predetermined order.

            Possibly.

  6. PrivateElliot

    OHSNAP THEIR BACK. HOLY CRAP I AM BACK

  7. RojoNinja

    Haha thats win… much much win

  8. Kytan

    who is that mysterious racer?

    • PrivateElliot

      I don’t know. Lets Ask him Mr. Bigglesworth, err i mean MYSTERIOUS RACER SIR,

      • Kytan

        lol i bet his full name is Ray Sir Bee

        ha haha haha…
        just let that sink in… i’ll be over there…

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I… wait… wha… OH! I see what you did there!

          *grin of childish glee*

        • FuRrY321

          Took me a moment… a moment I am ashamed of…

        • Kytan

          either only a few people got this… or it’s to stupid for most to reply to…

        • Werecatdawn

          Or it took them this long to look at it.

          You are very punny sir I3

    • Elwood Blutarky

      Some say he can hock a hairball faster than a Dodge Viper goes 0-60 and that the sand in his litterbox is of course taken from the gravel trap at the Nurburgring. All we know is he’s called Racer B.

  9. HunkRlz

    Pet Racer!!!

    • 2MK

      What’s that about?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Speed racer! GO SPEED RACER!

        • Hypergenesis

          Accurate even to the car number.

  10. Thoth

    Now, which is more fun – being the announcer or being one of the drivers?

    • Rick Griffin

      Driving is more fun as long as it’s not a shut-out.

      • PrivateElliot

        The Rick has spoken. I would rather announce, since i would crash a bunch,

        • Filiocht

          Not a Bumper Cars fan I take it?

          • PrivateElliot

            Nah, i wub bumper cars, but only if they have turbo boosters with two 50cal machine guns on them. What only me?

          • Filiocht

            I just dream big a hoist a rocket launcher onto the roof

          • Hypergenesis

            I stopped riding bumper cars after I lifted one of the ground from a high-speed collision. The face of the *ehem* arrogant kid on the lifted car was priceless though.

          • FuRrY321

            If you don’t mind me asking:

            How does one go “high speed” with bumper cars? Unless you were going in a beeline straight for the kid, one end to the other?

          • Hypergenesis

            Take to the open space where people are not runninng on, get an accomplice who would bump boost you with a bumper car spin and take advantage of any natural incline of the track.

          • Mavros

            @ PrivateEliiot: That would be the coolest game ever, as log as the machine gun was full of paint balls

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Same here

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          but crashin iz fun as long as u don’t die or get huwrt :)

          • PrivateElliot

            STOP STALKING WEIRD. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. We need a Sonic Id Furreh translator.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            translation: But crashing is fun as long as you don’t die or get hurt.
            THERE HAPPY?! >:(

          • PrivateElliot

            yes i am happy. Thank you for caring :D

          • Manix

            i probly can translate what sonic says since i can speak bad grammer and 1337 ;D

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            OK soooo manix will now be mai new translator fer does uv u who aren’t smart enough to figure out wut ai said :3

          • FuRrY321

            You realize you just offended pretty much every non-gamer, non-texting, and non-1337 person out there, right?

            WHICH isn’t actually THAT many people…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Ahem.

            One must be wiling to accept the possibility that some members of this literary community are not enamored with the fashionable use of deliberate misspelling and strategic replacement of letters with numbers that has become traditional (if such a new practice can be dignified with the term ‘tradition’) among those young ladies and gentlemen in question.

          • Foxstar

            Speaking english is preferred in the comments.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            yes but speakin english iz no fun :)

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I know two and a half languages! It’s always fun to talk at people with words they can’t understand.

            : P

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I’m fluent in English and Rubbish, and I can make myself incomprehended in Gibberish when necessary. Ewe jest after reed de tart lawed, Ann eats play NASA no son yerf ace!

      • Hypergenesis

        and as long as you don’t get the turtle kart.

    • psychoJoker36

      I would have to say announcing that would be more fun. Chug of orange soda everytime you have to say Bigglesworth

      • Thoth

        You are too late… The AUTHOR HAS SPOKEN!

        Now, if it is more fun to drive, we are left with why this Mr Bigglesworth is not doing so! Do glasses disqualifty him, or is this Mr Bigglesworth the only one with glasses because none of the rest of them want to admit that they need them, and thus they are not qualified to be the announcer?

        • Rick Griffin

          They only have so many karts on the track

          • Thoth

            Ah, derailing rampant speculation with cold talking-animal comic-strip reality.

          • Hypergenesis

            My apologies for driving off with one of the so many karts.

          • FuRrY321

            I took number 38 :P

  11. IceKitsune

    Lol the Bigglesworths how unexpected

    • HunkRlz

      Yup That’s HP for ya expect the unexpected! ” Thanks Rick ;-)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        When you expect the unexpected the only unexpected thing is… the expected!

        • Hypergenesis

          Which is the unexpected, thus making you still unable to expect the unexpected due to not expecting the expected that should have been expected.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Are you making a new email address for every reply?

          • Hypergenesis

            Now that you mention it, no. Just one for every ten or so replies. . . No. . I think each time I liked an avie. . probably. . No. . Fine, *sigh* Yes.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            At least that avie fits your grumbling.

          • Hypergenesis

            Aye aye, sorry for grumbling. Had to program 4 programs, prepare a presentation, write 3 final papers and I’m currently finishing a pseudo-contract to which I say “FEH!”.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Feh is good. I enjoy saying “feh”. Scott Adams, however, encourages one to exercise ones scruples in cases like these, simply because “scruples” is so much fun to say. Go ahead, try it. “Scruples”. What fun!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Where’s THIS avatar from? I’m curious.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Umm, Hypergenesis’s, that is.

          • Expletive deleted

            But if you accepted the expected unexpected as being expected, then the accepted expecting of the unexpected expected would be unexpecting the accepted expection of the unexpected expection. Thus causeing your entire point to contrdict itself.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Unless, of course, you simply say that anything could happen.

          • Hypergenesis

            Fall of the Pridelands – Yeah I Only Read It Ironically, {05/01/09} Panel 3

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The C language standard explicitly states that in certain cases anything can happen. For example:

            “In short, you can’t use sizeof() on a structure whose elements haven’t been defined, and if you do, demons may fly out of your nose.” – John F Woods in comp.std.c

  12. SamBlob

    Go, B-Racer! GO!

  13. Mukavich

    But you could’ve gotten daisy in again!

    • TheBrigeedaRocks

      But don’t you see? The mysterious Racer B is…in reality…DAISY!

      DUN DUN DUUUUNNN!

      LE GASP.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        butz musterious racer b isn’t smailing or haz black fur

        • TheBrigeedaRocks

          Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand you killed the joke.

        • Mukavich

          Oh, I dunno. She could have a really, really, really good catsuit. Then she could be lumped in with joey’s creepy friends!

          • FuRrY321

            Daisy has a face-morphing catsuit?? D:

  14. KzT

    And when you got multiples of them, you can honestly pull that off.

  15. Firewolf

    Go speed go! =D

  16. lightwolf21

    lol, at the Speed Racer nod.

  17. sonic id furreh!!!

    OHH! AHH! Mysterious racer B who do you think that is HMMMM?

  18. SamBlob

    Do my eyes deceive me, or does Racer B have a helmet on while his helmet is under his arm?

    • Firewolf

      0.o I believe u r correct! =O

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        mabeh der gluvs :3

        • FuRrY321

          Day r gluvz. Nu dout-bout it.

    • psychoJoker36

      That’s a feat only achievable by Master Cheif!

      • PrivateElliot

        But Mr. PYschojoker, Biggles pulled it off. He is, The Master Chief.

        • psychoJoker36

          What was the point of mispelling psycho? My tag isn’t mispelled. And if he is Cheif, where’s Arbiter?

          • Manix

            he took out all the other carts for chief!

          • psychoJoker36

            That makes complete logical sense

      • FuRrY321

        That’s Master Chief PETTY OFFICER to you, psycho!

    • TheBrigeedaRocks

      Er, that’s a mask dude.

      • PrivateElliot

        your face is a mask. Okay sorry about the awesome fail insult. But you might be right.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Oh yeah? Well my mask is a FACE! So THERE!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            So under your mask is… another mask?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “Peter Sellers: The Mask Behind the Mask”

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            And under that mask is ANOTHER mask, which is painted to look like my face.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            And under that is fake mustache.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          If your face is a mask, that means you’re a ferret. Or a raccoon.

          • Hypergenesis

            or a kamen.

          • Hypergenesis

            or in Western terms a power ranger or a masked rider.

            Heck, superheroes even fit that bill. . .
            except superman, his real identity is a mask. . .

            Clark Kent! Clark Kent! Can’t supervillans who can find the rarest of all rare materials/weapons not see through glasses!?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Kamen just means “mask”.

          • Hypergenesis

            Exactly!

            (The other one never did come out. =( Moderated)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Wait, your face is a mask because you’re a mask?

            Put your analyst on danger money, baby.

          • Hypergenesis

            Well if that’s what you look like, and that’s the only way you can appear. Then that must be your face, if seen from the front.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            But then, how do you reach the pedals?

          • Hypergenesis

            The earstraps! Flexible yet durable.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Your string of avatars is perfect for carrying on a conversation!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            And you pop in like a reporter carrying out a man-in-the-street interview, just to add spice to the mix!

            [Would you believe a ferret-in-the-street interview?]

          • Hypergenesis

            If I can believe those plastic people with prewritten scripts in the Great Plastic Screen, formerly Great Plastic Tube, then I guess believing a ferret-in-the-street would be a very big improvement.

            Besides, ferret or cat or man aside, there’s the glasses factor. Glasses people are smart. I think. . .

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Hello, we’re doing a sentient-organism-on-the-street interview!

            Where do YOU stand on the giant crossbow versus catapult as a method of transportation issue?

            Also: cargo, jeans, or laderhosen?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Stay tuned, folks, because at some point in the near future, we may have a surprise interview with someone in this very room! We also may NOT have that interview! You’ll just have to lurk and find out!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Yo dawg kat, I herd u liek helmets…

      • psychoJoker36

        … so we gave you a helmet to put over your helmet so you can protect you head’s protection

        • FuRrY321

          But what about that helmet?? D:

          • psychoJoker36

            No one cares, dawg

  19. Exranio

    go pet racer, go pet racer, go pet racer GOOO

    • PrivateElliot

      GO GO BIGGLES GO GO BIGGLES.
      Ah, References.

  20. sonic id furreh!!!

    YELLOW CAR! (it’s a game)

  21. metaecho

    and the croud goes wild..

  22. BlueAnubis

    Okay, so I must wonder two things.
    1. Is that Mr. Bigglesworth actually a Mr.? And
    2. What is the name of the Go-Cart track?

    Did anyone else notice that this is the third time the Go-Carts have been mentioned in the strips? Perhaps Rick is trying to tell us what he wants for Christmas, hmm?

    • PrivateElliot

      All of them are named with the prefix Mr. Even the Females. What do you expect? They are owned by a crazy cat lady.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      well his b-day iz actually closer

      • PrivateElliot

        ENGLISH.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          well, his birth-day is actually closer

          • PrivateElliot

            above was a joke. But who is this HIS. whose birthday are you talking about.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            weeeeelll abuv anubis said “Did anyone else notice that this is the third time the Go-Carts have been mentioned in the strips? Perhaps Rick is trying to tell us what he wants for Christmas, hmm?”
            then ai said “well, his b-day iz closer”

          • PrivateElliot

            Ah, okay. Makes Sense.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            good :)

        • FuRrY321

          ENGRISH is better. Iz like a code, no? +, u can cre8 cer10 wurdz ^ that dun even ex!s7.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Engrish. Can you speak it?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The name of the go-cart track is “Sushi Bar”.

      • Hypergenesis

        That would make the green stuff that looks like grass wasabi.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Watch out for the tako musubi, it’s slippery.

          • Hypergenesis

            So you think that’s actually egg roll #9?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Actual sushi themed cars, that would be awesome.

            Dibs on the tekka-maki!

          • Hypergenesis

            Toro sushi for me.

          • FuRrY321

            I’ll just take the California roll….

          • Argent Stonecutter

            (sings) ♩♬ “I wish they all could be… California rolls!” ♪♬

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Welcome, to the Hotel California…

  23. PrivateElliot

    Mysterious Racer B is in the tags. Will he/she/it show up more then once? ONLY TIEM WILL TELL

    • Elwood Blutarky

      That’s probably just part of the gag. This is a clever one, it’s one of the Mr. Bigglesworths but Rick deliberately shows it’s not the recognizable one with glasses. We know what the secret identity looks like, we know who is he/she is but we have absolutely no idea which one it actually is which only increases the humor.

  24. namelessone

    Awesome

  25. humanpersonguy

    Great Kitsune. I have no doubt in my mind that Mysterious Racer B is Great Kitsune.

    • PrivateElliot

      wut.

      • ReCreate

        Yes.

        • PrivateElliot

          This.

          • HunkRlz

            Is..

          • dalonewolf25

            Sparta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Manix

            No.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            This! Is! MADNESS! I am LOST!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      THIS! IS! MADNESS! YOU! CANNOT RACE IN THIS RACE!

      MADNESS? NO! THIS! IS! NASCAR!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Wow, reply malfunction.

        • NexusWulf

          .noitcnuflam ylper ,woW

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Watch out for racer P!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        It appears that Mysterious Racer P is trying to run Mysterious Racer K off the road! But wait! Mysterious Racer T Is coming to the rescue! Mysterious Racers T, G, K and B have boxed in Mysterious Racer P!

        The Mysterious Racer Race looks to be all buy over folks! Oh, would you look at that! Mysterious Racer M has taken Mysterious Racer G’s place in the box, leaving Mysterious Racer G free to take the lead, AND THE FINISH LINE!

        WHAT an AMAZING finish, people! The Final Round of the Mysterious Racer Grand Prix has ended with Racer G in first, followed by Racer T in second, and, out of nowhere, MYSTERIOUS RACER S HAS ROCKETED IN FRONT OF RACER P AND TAKEN THIRD PLACE!!

        UNBELIEVABLE! YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP, FOLKS!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          But of course, you did!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I love how announcers in cartoons will always, without fail, at some point say something along the line of, ” You can’t MAKE this stuff up!”

  26. 7ance

    haha. this one was great. my question is: who is the announcer?

    • Hypergenesis

      No, ask why he’s alone.

      • 7ance

        or why he/she is wearing glasses.

      • PrivateElliot

        No, Ask Hypergenesis which comic he got his Hoey Avatar from.

        • Hypergenesis

          Fall of the Pridelands – “and Now, You Can Never Unsee It” {3/25/09}

          Panel 1

          • PrivateElliot

            aah, okay. Thanks.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Haha, I just went to the strip and noticed that his “coffee” cup says “I can’t believe it’s not chocolate”.

            I have to admit, I lol’d.

  27. CalaverX11

    Rick,

    Thank you.

    I love Mario Kart, but seriously. Thank you.

    • PrivateElliot

      why the thanking?

      • Manix

        why not to thank?

      • CalaverX11

        For sparing us (me) of the Mario Kart joke.

  28. WyldKAT

    If only this comic were animated, you could make the mouth movements awful to drive home the speed racer joke.

    • PrivateElliot

      IF i had a tablet… i do have flash… Ehhh

      • FuRrY321

        I have a tablet, but I don’t know how to use Flash (I’ve tried, and it just gets me all confuzzled).

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I’m sensing the beginning of a beautiful Internet-friendship…

          • PrivateElliot

            Hey, you stole ilovehousepets line. He said that to MEEE FIRST

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I know he did. I’m sensing the beginning of somebody ELSE’S beautiful Internet-friendship, though.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I thought Rick had animated the occasional strip.

  29. rtlstien

    Unbeknownst to Bigglesworth, racer B is actually his/her older brother/sister, Bigglesworth, who ran away from home many years ago after he/she had a falling out with Pops because he/she crashed the Mach 1, the first racing car Pops ever built.

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh O_O

  30. falcon01

    OMG! I laughed so hard I had to go outside!

    • dalonewolf25

      In the middle of the night?

      • falcon01

        Yep! I work the graveyard shift, my co-workers are often treated to hidious cackling laughter comming from my office at first break due to this comic strip…they all think i’m bonkers or something lol!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You sure they’re not right?

          • Hypergenesis

            Trigger Catch-22!

          • falcon01

            Actually they ARE right, they just don’t know it yet :P

  31. sonic id furreh!!!

    ai’m 2 tired ai’m goin to bed good night mai peeps -_-

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      *sigh* no1 ever say good naight 2 meh anymor :(

    • Foxstar

      Hey, comment thread is for the comic, not idle chatter and such.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Yeh, we don’t worship idles here!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Inquiring minds want to know, why are you such a responsible moderator?

        But before you answer that one, this reporter has a personal question: Pronouns. Where do you stand on them?

  32. thegamist

    HOW MYSTERIOUS!!!
    WHO IS HE(/she)?

    • Elwood Blutarky

      Scenario 1: It’s Mr. Bigglesworth disguised as Racer B in an attempt to stop some sort of crazy conspiracy taking place within the world of auto racing.

      Scenario 2: It’s Fox disguised as Mr. Bigglesworth disguised as Racer B in an attempt to stop some sort of crazy conspiracy taking place within the world of auto racing.

      Scenario 3: Coop went to Disney World.

      • xhunterko

        Nah. Fox is pretty much anti-cat things. Also remember the pridelands story arc when peanut tries to explain his preference to bino and the group.

        More likely, it’s one of the bigglesworth’s tired of being called bigglesworth and is going rebellious individual. The owner is more likely going to probably have to get different name tags at some point or other.

      • dalonewolf25

        Scenario 3: *Theme Park World!!! The happiest place on Earth, on Earth!!! Unless you’re Coop accompanied by mr.kat.

  33. Phonti

    FALCON PAWNCH!

    • dalonewolf25

      weren’t you trapped in a ferris wheel or something?

      • NexusWulf

        well you know there are ways to escape o_O

        • Krzeszny
          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Wow, there were only five comments on that strip. I guess Housepets has gathered a lot more readers over time.

          • Hypergenesis

            It surely did, but I wonder what % of the comments are made by the six most talkative commentators.

          • Hypergenesis

            My oh my, gravatar / email fail.

            Btw, I see you’ve gotten yourself a second gravatar as well.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            A third as well! But yeah, a lot of the comments nowadays are made by just a few people.

        • thegamist

          please press the big red shiny button to launch the ejective seat

          so THAT`S why I went in this tour *bleeb wooooooosh* WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • the Art Wolf

      that could be a Mario Kart joke in some, vague way…
      (hint: unlockable in Mario Kart Wii)

  34. Severedevil

    It’s probably Joey in his newest catsuit.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      but no1 can replicate ah Mr.Bigglesworth D:

  35. Fuzzypaws

    Victoly is his!

  36. Val Kilmer Batman

    Mr. Bigglesworth, panel 3.

    This arc is a veritable goldmine of large-mouthed avatar material.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Y’know, I may not be able to tell if it’s a boy or a girl, but what the heck. NEW AVATAR YAY!

  37. Val Kilmer Batman

    I remember seeing like 3 episodes of the original speed racer when I was little. There was one with a guy who only rode a horse because his son died in a car crash, and he had his henchmen cut everybody’s brake lines, and then they cut his daughter’s car’s brake lines, and speed racer saved her.

    And there was one that involvel him getting stuck in a swamp.

    • Hypergenesis

      I watched probably half of the whole thing when I was little, can’t remember anything except for the super traction tire armor, the jumping car, the monkey with matching boy, and the grand prix that always came to me as round three.

      I liked wacky races batter. . .

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I think you’re my new best friend on the Internet.

  38. CannonFodder

    You could have done both rick, by making racer B win by using a blue shell :V

    • Hypergenesis

      Or a Bullet Bi(gg)l(esworth)

      • Hypergenesis

        or Bullet B. . .

        ahhh anti-climactic reply joke

  39. Inu225

    Oh man this definitely brings me back. I remember watching that show 15 yrs ago when I was just a kid. Looking at this reference makes me smile just thinking about it. Thanks Rick for that brief walk down memory line.

  40. Argent Stonecutter

    But where is King?

    There, in the background, next to Waldo!

    • Hypergenesis

      You’re going to get Ilove(insert) here started again :P

      • Argent Stonecutter

        That would be a great bumper sticker for our DBA.

        I LOVE INSERT;

        The semicolon is important.

    • WingedWolfGirl

      He iz Racer B of course!

  41. e

    who is Racer B secret id?

    • thespoonybard

      unbeknown to Mr. Bigglesworth, racer B is actually Mr. Bigglesworth, Mr. Bigglesworth’s long lost older brother who Mr. Bigglesworth believes died in a freak racing accident.

  42. The Wolf Next Door

    Guess who it is… GHOST NAPPA!

    • Kitch

      DBZA FTW

  43. Hypergenesis

    I just reviewed the map (see: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/08/09/you-are-here-but-not-all-there/) and I noticed that the Go Kart Track (Sushi Bar?) was not there!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Upper right, in blue.

      • Hypergenesis

        Isn’t that the Resto-Coaster?

        It passes against the path so it must be a rail attraction, or are the carts actually free to roam around the park?

        Oh, wait they are. Silly me, I was riding one all along.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      It tries to include the end-parenthesis in the URL, dunno why.

      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/08/09/you-are-here-but-not-all-there/

      • Hypergenesis

        It’s because a drunk ferret was typing on the keyboard. He forgot the ” ” before the “)” and since close parenthesis are allowed in urls, the page now thinks the drunk wanted to put it there as well. I guess the ferret got programming hangover that he forgot not everything had parenthesis set recognition.

  44. Indagare

    You know, with the Bigglesworths, that’s actually a legitimate question. Sure, we all know it’s *one* of them, but which one?

  45. RockstarRaccoon

    RACER B!
    Lawl.

  46. Hypergenesis

    A moment ago I was washing my face when I realized I looked like Racer B (without the pose).

    Just got out of the bathroom and still laughing ridiculously to myself.

  47. Kitch

    Hilarious and ironic.

  48. KennyT

    Is it sad that I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw that?

  49. Kytan

    Guys it’s not mr.bigglesworth. its actually max i a mr.bigglesworth costume!

    • Kitch

      No, I think MRB is a girl Mr. Bigglesworth. The only girl Mr. Bigglesworth. =P

      • Kytan

        hmmm posible… very possible…

      • Kytan

        it could also be joey and his amazing Siamese fur suit!!!

  50. Argent Stonecutter

    After my comment on reaching the pedals… I wondered… are these special small cars sized for cats?

    • Hypergenesis

      Why worry about cats when you can worry about us ferrets? *hic*

      • Argent Stonecutter

        1. There’s no ferret in this strip.

        2. If I was going to waste time worrying about ferrets I’d never have time for anything but worrying.

        • Hypergenesis

          1. Good Point

          2. Be sure to stock up on orange soda.
          A pint of prevention is better than a pound of cure, but what better way to cure than a gallon of orange soda?

          • Hypergenesis

            Emperor Bozhou should really guest star in HP. Hee hee hee. . .

  51. thewhitedragon

    geeky bigglesworth is cute! :D

  52. FlareKitsune

    But wait! Someone has just knocked out Racer B with a Red Shell!

    • Hypergenesis

      But unknown to Red Shell chucker, Racer B has already crossed the finish line and is now hogging the screen of infinite confetti. Driving leisurely as the other racers raced around the track hoping for their place-rank to change.

      • Kytan

        besides racer B was holding a banana peel behind him so the red shell crisis was avarted!!!

  53. WingedWolfGirl

    Will Racer B’s true identity ever be revealed?!?
    Stay Tuned!!!

  54. Eric

    I love this comic. I truly do. Is there anything more to be said?

  55. AceyWinters

    Personally, I believe this is my new favorite strip out of this comic. It’s hysterical to those that understand the references x3

  56. I Am...

    “It Was Either This Or A Mario Kart Joke”

    Either way, the joke pwns. Such confusion, such epicness, such mystery!! XD

  57. gaboris

    Ummm well never played Mario kart, but also never saw… What’s this from again? That Speed racer thing right? Never saw that one as well and I say both are equally funny as hell. I just love these “Too obvious to tell others who it is without feeling ashamed for being so obvious.” moments. X3

  58. PuDdY15

    well ifts not bigglesworth than how bout Joey… er i mean de cat dat looks like joey……?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Oh, that one cat with the spot over its eye?

      • PuDdY15

        yeah…. it is joey after all way back when somebody introduced joey only his cat self with the spot over his eye to Grape…….

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I forgot the little, um, whatever you put at the end of a comment that isn’t really sarcastic but which is kind of… I don’t know the right word.

          ‘Twas but a jest, m’dear.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            temherte slaq

          • PuDdY15

            dont know wat to call it either…… hmmm guess sarcasim fits….?

          • Flammie

            Something like “(?)”, do you mean? Hm, it’s not quite sarcastic… sort of humouring the person with a question that doesn’t need an answer… Rhetorical?

            But yeah, maybe it is Jo-I mean, that other cat with a spot over his eye. (Wasn’t he… could have sworn he was orange last time I saw him… must be my bad memory…)

  59. Argent Stonecutter

    I just noticed, he’s wearing my glasses!

  60. Me

    Wow speed racer references ftw
    impressive work :)

  61. friendly fur

    Okay, I’m going to take a wild guess and say it’s Bigglesworth

  62. Gryrozx

    It’s mr.bigglesworth who is racer B.

  63. Lupus

    Honestly… What do you say to this comic? O_O

  64. lost wolf

    I like this webcomic and plain on comeing back every update. …. it is AWESOME……

  65. Exulen

    well, its not a human…

    • wingedowolfgirl

      …are you suurrre?

      • Exulen

        yep, it looks more like blarbbal the undescribably purple blob of purple-ness

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Ha! But you HAVE described it with the word “Purple”, thus making it only mostly-undescribable!

          • Exulen

            obivously, Rick did draw a picture of him xP

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            ???

    • Exulen

      nope, definitely not

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        Clearly it’s The Stig who’s…well actually we’re not sure if he’s human either.

  66. Gaka Ookami

    I’d call for a F-Zero joke, but “Bigglesworth Punch” Sounds choppy… DARN YOU OLD WOMAN WHO OWNS THEM!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I was chasing a train of thought, and got to Tiger Punch, which led to Tiger Uppercut, and there would have been more but the train tracks ended at a cliff.

  67. tommy

    its Mr. Biglesworth

  68. WolfeMasters

    Weird.

    I found this to be incredibly amusing.

    But, why…?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      “Do not try to bend the comic for that is impossible. Instead, simply try to realize the truth.”
      “What truth?”
      “Is funny, you laugh!”

      • e

        yes it is

  69. Nia

    Toon in next time, for another exciting episode of Speed Racer! Next time Speed must try and beat the treacherous Oil Slick!

  70. PuDdY15

    if u think bout it Bigglesworth is actually a really popular name…….. de people dat are named dat…. well they aren’t related in any way, sides de name…. see their all cats and um they all look de same….? guess they are VERY simular.

  71. anthroguy101

    Did he just change the alt-text? “It was either this or a joke about mario kart.”

  72. emt training

    What a great resource!

  73. Sansash

    There are actually three different announcers commentating on the race.
    Maybe even four.