To The Tune Of The Irish Washerwoman (Or Whatever)

No fancy colors tonight

Irish Washerwoman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CewyTGQR9Pw

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  1. Challenger01

    Been waiting to see Fiddler and Keys for a while! Glad they’re back!

    Also, I enjoyed the colors, they really brought a new perspective to the table!

    • Skykitsune

      So have I! Can’t wait for the next one!

  2. Valerio

    THEY ARE ADORABLE!
    Fiddler and Keys FTW! Rock on!

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Sy tha again, minya! X3 Ah like their happy wittle duette, nya! X3

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ai du 2 but… wuts ah dullard ^.^

        • Hypergenesis

          Either boring or dumb people.

          • PrivateElliot

            Both Aerix And Sonic id furreh talk weird. at least Aerix as a grasp for the english, as he/she (most possible is she) spelled happy, like, and their right. Sonic on the other hand… only spell about one word right. EVER.

          • Flammie

            I’m sure Sonic id furreh spells some words correctly. Mainly those that are difficult to shorten/spell differently. I do find it strange that Aerix uses that cat suffix so much, though.

          • Hypergenesis

            I beg to differ:
            http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/08/23/it-was-either-this-or-a-mario-kart-joke/#comment-42146

            Anyways, this is no place to criticize others’ grammar. It’s hard to understand but never force ideals (because they are I-D-E-A-(L)-S not reality) to another, just makes bad relations and so.

            (The hardest part in saying this is when I get a reply of “Practice what you preach”, so. . .
            I’M JUST SAYING.)

          • Flammie

            Yeah… I’m sorry.

          • Hypergenesis

            @Flammie (So no more misdirected lectures)
            It was directed at PrivateElliot though as I haven’t read your post when I posted that. I think Aerix uses that suffix to emphasize the role she’s playing. (Hint hint: It’s the avatar. though you knew that. . .) It’s freedom of expression (was it? Not very familiar with those) as there are no bindings that says otherwise.

          • Flammie

            I’m aware of why Aerix does it, and I don’t really have a problem with it, but it is a little distracting when every sentence ends with it. Sort of like a Moogle’s kupo.

          • Zekermeme

            I assume here is also a reason for Sif’s misspellings. It looks like he’s typing in lolspeak. Not very well, but it’s an explanation anyway.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            I could easily talk in normal english like i am now BUT… itz much mor fun 2 talk laike dis ^_^

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Yup yup, that’s why Ah do tha 2, nya! X3

          • SoE

            I swear, Aerix and sonic, ever since i started reading the comments on housepets. I have taken to enjoying both of your adorable attitudes and mannerisms, and would therefore like to extend a thank you to making my day a little more fun. on a side note: fiddler and keys look adorable in that last panel.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            NAW~<3 That's vewwy nice of U ta say SoE, nya! ~^w^~

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            thnx SoE and ai agree w/ aerix that iz vewwy sweet uv u ^.^

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          @Hypergenesis – Who U call dumb, nya?! >:3
          @Flammie – Sowwy, Flams but Ah just like ta use “nya” as a catsy Japaneme thingy just fur poops’n giggles, nya! =3
          @Zekermeme – Lolz, yer right, nya! X3 Ahm talkin’ in a Lol-catish accent, minya! ~^w^~

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            @PrivateElliot – Wait… Wut! O.o
            U think Ahma grrrl, nya? O.O Ahm a boy, minya! “O.O
            Ahm metro-segzual yes, but not a grrrl siwwy, nya! “^w^

          • Hypergenesis

            What? I didn’t call anyone dumb.

            If you are talking about the “boring or dumb people” I was referring to the meaning of dullard.

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Uhu, nya! ;p Ahm just messin’ wif ya, nya! “^.^ Sowwy if Ah gave ya a scare, nya! ÓwÒ *Pats on head*

          • Kurastwolf

            ~Rubs temples.~

            Not much a complaint because I find it amusingly adorable, but I -just- started reading through comments and I already have to take a break to get my mind centered again.

            You make this fox confused after such an overload.

            …. nya.

          • amberbydreams

            I have to say, you two’s adorable antics have actually amused me and made me d’aww quite a bit <3
            Thanks for managing to make the usually annoying chatspeak into adorableness ^w^ <33

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ur welcom :3

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          And a dullard is… is… Wait, just a sec, nya! “^.^
          GOOGLE-FU! >:3
          They mean ta say in old English (old fashioned) that they R sodz or foolz, nya! =3

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            rally ai din no that o.o

    • ReCreate

      THIS! :D

  3. Val Kilmer Batman

    YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES

    And, miracle of miracles, they’re not bickering for once!

    • Challenger01

      And luckily for Fiddler, Peanut’s isn’t standing on his/her tail!

      • Valerio

        HER tail

        • Max Wolfe

          I demand proof D:!

          • Flammie

            The cast page says one is a guy and one is a girl, and I’m sure we’ve already had plenty of confirmation that Fiddler is the female.

          • Zekermeme

            Er, I believe Fiddler is female, but I don’t know what confirmation you’re talking about. Clarification?

          • Flammie

            Hm, I can’t remember if it was speculation or confirmation, actually … but most of what I’ve seen leaned towards Fiddler being the female, anyways…

      • Pokeblue

        When did that happen?

        • Flammie

          I believe it was this strip:

          http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/03/18/hey-its-that-cat-again/

          Peanut isn’t the most spatially aware.

        • Challenger01

          If my theory is correct, most of the cats at the Pridelands book release we’re female, with the exception of Max. That would suggest that Fiddler is in fact, female, which leaves Keys to be the male of the group.

          • Rick Griffin

            Except that Marvin was there, as was Mr. Bigglesworth (50/50 there)

          • Flammie

            Can you confirm if Fiddler is female, or do you wish to leave it up in the air? Sorry if you’ve already said it, though…

          • Challenger01

            Darn, if only I caught Marvin’s presence there along with Mr. Biggleswoth. I totally forgot about that one, good catch there Rick! That would (theoretically) throw my theory out the window.

          • James

            But it is weird that if Keys is male that his face in the first panel looks like a feminine expression. I’m going to check the cast sheet again.

  4. Lance

    My my those two are having a good time.

  5. lolparty

    sweeeeet

  6. Silverpaws

    hehe love how he looks as if he was howling in panel 3

  7. Fuzzypaws

    These look like two good characters to recur once in a while if they will be musical guests when they show up!

  8. Nia

    Karaoke! It brings people together! Well that an alcahol.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      What karaoke? Looks like they’re playing real instruments!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I would play rock band with them.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        They’d kick your persian ass so hard it’d achaemenid.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          you’re right.. I can’t even play guitar on medium without messing up a couple of times. I do better on the bass.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            NOO! MY GRAVATAR!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            hav ah slipup der val?

      • Hypergenesis

        Is that because they wouldn’t mind singing?

        Though I wonder if they’ll allow themselves to play some of the baboon songs (if there’s any)

  9. lolparty

    If you go to youtube and play the song while you read the comic it reads better.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Or start off with something easier that fits the tune, like the Chemist’s Drinking Song:

      Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde
      Sodium Citrate, Ammonium Iodide
      Slosh it around and impregnate your brain,
      With dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane.

      [Followed by a moment's silence in memory of Isaac Asimov]

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wait ders ah song uv dis on youtube O_o?!?!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        There’s a link in Ricks note…

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          wut ralliez wai did ai not see dat !?!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It’s okay, I missed it too until somebody pointed it out.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh ok so ai am not de onleh 1

      • Charlie

        Aye, and one of my favorite tunes, to boot.

  10. xhunterkoh

    I protest sir! We are most not babboons!
    (wrote two tracks last week, i would have you know!)

    • Hypergenesis

      I think the satire’s meant for those who force their songs into the tunes the majority swings to (I can’t name the songs itself since it would be a biased decision and would probably get me into more trouble than I already am but I’ll just say. . .) especially those that just focus on the words deemed “cool and in”.

      (If this was an I am Weasel reference I truly understand who these baboons are)
      [For those of you on mobiles without alt texts, go find a personal computer (laptops are personal computers) and take a peek at it.]

  11. IceKitsune

    Yay Fiddler and Keys! That’s all I have to say tonight.

  12. FunkyChicken

    I laughed so hard.

    Seriously, we should see Fiddler and Keys more often. They make a cute pair of musical housepets!

    AND I WANT THE AWESOME COLOR BACK!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!

    • Hypergenesis

      It sure looks like they’re indoors so the indoor lighting (which is similar to the normal lighting if we take into account CFL or White LED bulbs) fits the scene perfectly.

      • Corodan

        Well, aren’t you a wet towel.

        • Hypergenesis

          So I finally found a way to say it non-violently. .

          Sorry for being a spoilsport but I was just saying my views. . .
          I know you like the colors but it was already mentioned it was just a test run. Followed by a quoting of: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/09/01/to-the-tune-of-the-irish-washerwoman-or-whatever/comment-page-1/#comment-43706
          If I have offended you by being myself then I truly apologize, though I would like to inform you that it was not targeted at you nor was I expecting your reaction to it as so.

          Also, (i hope this does not offend you any further) with current information about the scenery the scenery would have had a shade of blue. Now I’m not saying it would have been worse if there was the lighting but it would either have been a very light blue (as the lighting of the gazebo would have counteracted its effects) or it would have been a moonlit scene where everything would have been covered in a somewhat dark blue.

          Lastly, sorry to everyone else I posted this wall of text.

          • Corodan

            Chillax, man. Everyone here is so high strung.

            No need to apologize for anything.

          • SamBlob

            :sing: “I wanna thank U falettin me be Mice Elf agin!” *amid funky bass and horns*

  13. Hypergenesis

    Awwww, they look so happy.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      arn’t de alwayz laike dat O.o

  14. MrMutt

    And it rhymes. Nice.

  15. Hypergenesis
    • Flammie

      Hooray.

      But, yeah, it is nice to see the two together, though I wonder where they are. It’s quite adorable, anyways.

      • Hypergenesis

        If that’s a gazebo, then it’s night time.
        If that’s a dance floor, where can I buy wallpaper like that?

        • Flammie

          It is a very nice background, though I don’t think it’s quite night-time, yet.

          It seems a lot like they’re entertaining an audience, anyways. Don’t know if it’s a dancing/standing audience, or sitting.

          • Hypergenesis

            Probably ROFL and Jawdropped audiences.

          • Flammie

            We don’t actually know how good they sound. Though, the dancing cats at the Yarn Ball may suggest that it’s not bad.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It’s a dance floor with lattice behind the stage! It’s a floor wax AND a dessert topping!

      • Hypergenesis

        So it was answered in the forums ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87998#p87998 ) that they are playing at a performance gazebo.

        • Flammie

          Oh, right.

          If it is night-time, isn’t the Theme Park trip about to draw to a close?

          • Hypergenesis

            Unless some weird revelation would say that they crossed multiple time zones and it’s actually just noon in Babylon Gardens.

          • Flammie

            Trust the ferrets to choose such a location for the Theme Park.

  16. Argent Stonecutter

    There was an old man of Iran
    Whose limericks never would scan
    Oh, he got the lines
    Mostly to rhyme,
    But then he crammed as many words in the last line as he possibly can.

    • Hypergenesis

      aabca? Wasn’t limmerick aabba?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “lines” and “rhyme” mostly rhyme, don’t they?

        • Hypergenesis

          In that case carry on. . .
          “Time” in place of lines would have been suitable too.
          Right?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      NITPICKER TIME!

      Iran is actually pronounce “EE-ron”.

      And my dad is Iranian (“ee-RON-ian”), so I should know. It just bugs me that everybody says it like “eye-ran” because the newspeople couldn’t bother to ask someone how it’s pronounced.

      Sorry.

      • Chip Uni

        Or it’s pronounced “Purr-sian”.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I have actually never come across somebody who mispronounces that, but I fear that when I do, people a couple streets over will be covering their ears.

      • Hypergenesis

        Oh, I though that was due to their accent (I feel so much like a racist. . . ).

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          No, it’s understandable. But, really, it would be OUR accent changing the name. If Iranians pronounce it one way, and we pronounce it another, it’s not THEIR accent that’s wrong, is it? *raises left eyebrow*

          It’s just a pet peeve of mine. I have a similar one with the whole “EYE-rack” instead of “EE-rock” thing.

          • Hypergenesis

            Well thanks to endonym/exonyms one can never be too sure. Do note as well that the mere fact it is spelled “Iran” and not in their local alphabet implies that the word could very well be of English/American coinage.

            Well these mistakes are highly common as no one would mind, much less appreciate, these subtle differences if they weren’t related to the mistaken party (or taking language majors).

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Well, I’m pretty sure that IF I knew how to write in farsi (Iranian language) (pronounced “far-see”), and IF I had keyboard that supported it, and IF I typed it in farsi, nobody would know what it was.

            And I could type some farsi in “english” letters ( ithink we use the roman alphabet, but I’m probably mistaken, I know that we use arabic numerals), BUT you would all still be in the dark as to what I am saying.

            But to get to the point you were making, “Iran” is the actual name of the country, as referred to by it’s citizens and those who come from or descend from those who come from there.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            MY GRAVATAAAAAAAAAR!

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Now, you could say Japan, and then it would rhyme.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Truth in Limericks? Who ever heard of limericks giving quarter to truth? Or even an eighth? If I could think up a rhyme for Persia I’d use that too!

        There was a young Persian (or Mede)
        Who was upset and put off his feed…
        Because when Iran
        Fought Macedon
        It fell to Alexander the Three’d.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          And now look what happened, I spent so long coming up with that horrible doggerel they slipped a whole thread in under me!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I’d have thought the big gripe would be all the people who think Iranians are Arabs.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          With them I merely have to throw up my hands and walk away.

  17. namelessone

    That violin has no strings, has…has it always been like that?

    • Hypergenesis

      Yes it has.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        It’s magic.

        • SamBlob

          Never believe it’s not so…

          • Reynard Gearhead

            I LOVE that song! :-)

  18. ctcmjh

    So who else played this song on Youtube and started singing along?

    • FrostDemn

      Not out loud, but I can visualize someone’s gonna take the words and the link and put them together in a weird pseudo-karaoke to post online with screens of Fiddler and Keys.

      Not it. >.>

      • Hypergenesis

        If anyone has those voice synthesizer programs they could do one with voice as well.

    • Pokeblue

      Not out loud either. I did do it but it took me a bit to find a good one to follow with. Like, I found one on a banjo and I couldn’t keep up with that one.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I sang out loud. But I kept tripping over my words.

  19. Argent Stonecutter

    I think it would be the SGA that would be going after you, not the RIAA. Or maybe ASCAP? Or NMPA, BMA, SESAC, A2IM, and AFTRA, … who the heck can keep them straight?

    • Corodan

      …the IRA.

      Ohmanwe’redoomed.

  20. Mr.Zero

    Housepets THE MUSICAL!

    I’d see it!

  21. Xuncu

    MAMUSHKA!

  22. Corodan

    Blimey, I couldn’t help but throw on my not-so-perfect Irish accent and sang along.

    I’m mainly Irish, this is a disgrace.

    And doggone (or catgone?) it, that last panel is great. This is some great rhyming.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Ever read Lackadaisy? Ever heard the radio play? I can now imagine Rocky singing along to this…

      • Corodan

        Yes, and yes.

        Lackadaisy is one of my favorite comics. Zib could sing along if he was drunk enough.

  23. BlueAnubis

    Aww, they’re such a cute couple.
    :3

    Okay, I am somewhat sure that Fiddler is the girl and Keys is the boy, based on some of their mannerisms now and in some privious strips.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wait don’t dey live togeder ?

  24. HunkRlz

    Why do I picture SpongeBob in the background?! -_-

    • falcon01

      THAT was an image I did not want…evil!

  25. Inu225

    Though I know how that song goes it really hard for me to read this comic while keeping that melody.
    In some cases I make up my own song rhythm.
    Fiddler and Keys are now rappers in my head. :D

  26. Firewolf

    Okay, I think I have a new favorite strip. Just because this is awesome. =)

  27. falcon01

    oh my…EVERY…PANEL….LOADED…WITH…CUTENESS!!!

    • HunkRlz

      OH YES!!! And Fiddler and Keys needs to have their very own dance video like this one!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-d88cmF4IE

      • Hypergenesis

        Hm, modified meme? Wasn’t the dance originally from caramelldansen. . ?

        • HunkRlz

          Yup!! Back in 2000 or something I think!

          • Kamron

            2000? Caramelldansen was still pretty active in 2005-06, back when I was using my old account on Deviantart. Heck, Wikipedia says the clip that set the whole thing off didn’t come out until 2003.

            The only reason I even care is because it’s my favorite. :3

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            r u guys talkin bout dah sped up Japanese version or de original Swedish version

          • littlebeast

            …I’m pretty sure they were both in Swedish.

            Also, the sped up version, of course! Who ever even thinks about the original? NOT EVEN CARAMELL.

  28. Hypergenesis

    I do wonder what happened to Fiddler’s tail on panel 3, did it move across the speakers(blaring at 130dB)?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      maybe he’s swaying it, and it’s in the process of moving down, with the tip lagging behind.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        MY FACE!!

      • Hypergenesis

        I was referring more to the part after it was hidden by the keyboard, just on how it looks unusually large.

        Or it could just be me. . . (Fussy as I am, no offense to the comic though, I still think it’s well made.)

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          OH! You meant panel 4!

          • Hypergenesis

            No no, I am referring to panel 3.

            Following from the base of Fiddler’s tail, the tail line flows smoothly until it reaches the keyboard where the next part we can see looks like it got magnified.

            In silly analogy

            Fiddler)—[keyboard]====

            Ah, yeah that was completely silly. . .

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I sort of think I see what you might be talking about. Maybe.

          • Firewolf

            I see it, and that’s exactly what I was thinking when I first read it. His (or her, I dunno) tail is real poofy.

          • Flammie

            I see it, I think. It does look quite large, even at the base, when I look at it in panel 1.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            mabeh rick just drew it larger w/out noticing it ^.^

  29. RockstarRaccoon

    Luv teh cats! But I gotta comment: you need work on that one angle in the second panel, the one from the back, because their jaw looks like its hanging off the back of the head or something… kinda weird looking when taken with the rest of the style….

  30. othorlimmis

    huh, thats weird, in my head they played this to “throw me a penny”s couplet

  31. Gaboris

    Hehe I love this tune, thx for showing it. :3 For some reason I realy like these musics, Maybe cuz of the bagpipe. But is this Irish or Scottish music now? (Scottish music about an Irish woman right? :p)
    No prob sir yo’re the artist after all, so just keep it up. No matter in what style. :)

  32. Mitchrock0

    PSH, Like I would complain about the colors. The lighting effects were amazing in the last couple comics, but it seems to me that using such effects wouldn’t be conducive to a comic that is updated three times a week. And it’s not like anyone was complaining about the old style =3 Excellent work as always. It’s nice to see these two again; I dare say I almost forgot about them 0_o And there’s no way I’d ever want that. I love keys’ collar, by the way XD

  33. Mcdsnte

    Oh how I love the comic ^_^

  34. Fenrari

    ;) Keys and Fiddler + awesome rhyming.

  35. 2MK

    Hey diddle diddle……… oh forget it.

  36. MagnusWolfie

    Great lyrics!

  37. Argent Stonecutter

    “I wish my brother George was here”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      First panel gives me a real Liberace vibe.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcqmvGVH9c0

      • Hypergenesis

        Is it just about Keys’ expression? Otherwise his (right?) brother (eh sister?) George(well fine, Fiddler) was there.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Expression, posture, fingerwork, …

          That line shows up several times in WB cartoons (eg, “The Three Little Bops”) but I couldn’t find a snip of Liberace himself saying it.

  38. TallenMF

    I gotta say, I love these two. But I’m biased that I used to play the piano.

    • Hypergenesis

      Used to? So you’re not playing it anymore?

      Well then, welcome to the club.

  39. sonic id furreh!!!

    ai just noticed ther playin instruments

  40. Hypergenesis

    Is Keys playing the keyboard without using his thumbs?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      he/she only usin three fingies O.o dat RALLY hard

  41. Valerio

    You know, folks: it’s also the 1st time we see them actually SMILING. Dawww!!

  42. Thegamist

    Those 2 seem to be having fun
    they’re so cute together

    • Thegamist

      Now actualy I’d love to hear that singing spirit
      just look at them dancing around
      what an enthusiasm
      I could never do that…

  43. Argent Stonecutter

    If it wasn’t “The Irish Washerwoman”, you know, it would be “Greensleeves”.

    • Hypergenesis

      With matching black formals and low key actions?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It’s a tradition in SF fandom that you can sing ANYTHING to the tune of Greensleeves.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          IT’S TRUE! I JUST DID THE FIRST VERSE OUT LOUD! IT WORKS!

          (And it’s easier to keep up with than The Irish Washerwoman is, too)

          :^P

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Friend of mine once blew my mind by extemporaneously singing “Gilligans Island” to the tune of “Greensleeves”.

  44. Flammie

    There’s not an awful amount of similarity… but looking at it, I’m reminded of this strip:

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

    • Hypergenesis

      It’s the duet bubbles!

      • Flammie

        Hm… I thought it was the gleeful dancing, but that could be it.

  45. sketcherofstuff

    Yeah, fiddler and keys are back! We haven’t seen them for… what, six months?

    • Hypergenesis

      Fiddler: About 6.5 months.
      Keys: Some 12.5 months.

      • Flammie

        If you’re talking about the Valentine’s card, Keys was the one featured, so it’s the other way around…

        But, yeah, that’s an awfully large amount of time. I only started reading halfway through the Theme Park arc, so I wasn’t actually aware that it’s been so long since the last time either was shown…

        • Hypergenesis

          Well that’s an embarrassing mistake. . . (50% and it did.)

          Hm, so does this mean you have yet to complete the story until “the story so far. . .”. . . Er. . . Have you tried reading it from the start?

          • Flammie

            Yeah, I just found it whilst randomly browsing, and I tried just going backwards, but then I realised this comic is in arcs so that made absolutely no sense, so I just hit “First” and started from there.

            I’m up to date, anyways, if you’re wondering.

  46. sketcherofstuff

    Also, the background pattern is very nice.

  47. PrivateElliot

    This is full of teh win. i listened to the song while viewing the comments, and now i have it stuck in my head. Great as Always :D

  48. Kitch

    This is a crowning moment of awesome

  49. Lenn

    AMEN!!!!!!

  50. Captain Ob

    Every time I think I’ve seen the pinnacle of your skill in observation, writing, or wit, you throw something like this out. Well done.

    Also, look! Kitties!

  51. Pokeblue

    Cute. Took me a while to follow along with the tune, but nice pick nonetheless. Been a while since we saw these two, it’s nice to see them again.

  52. Eli

    I actually like that you set this to the tune of an irish song since it would be awesome to see Fiddler playing an Irish tune and keys tryign to keep up.

  53. Hopper2004

    “I can’t see me loving nobody but you,With all my heart!!!!
    And,Awesome,and,I like this lighting better. :/
    Sorry,I can’t help loving nice clean colorful pictures….
    Ahh…I love the smell of angry fans sharping pichtforchs…

  54. T-Squared

    I like your regular colors, Rick. :D Just use Cel Shading.

  55. Kalvin

    O: …. awesome. In every way.

  56. False

    I clicked the link to the song and then sang this song along to the youtube link. Hee =3

  57. Corodan

    Practically every Scottish and Irish folk song sounds the same. Not that it’s a bad thing, it just feels that way.

    Didn’t a pet play a tuba, or something?

  58. Steve

    I couldn’t help but sing a bit of this to myself, or at least read out the lyrics with the tune. Fiddler and Keys Rock!

  59. Lycanthrope

    Hey diddle-diddle, that cat rocks the fiddle!

    • Greek Geek

      ^ Like! Oh so witty of you. XD

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Hey Ah wus almost thinkin’ of teh same thing, nya! X3

    • xhunterkoh

      Even though this won’t be read in about 15 minutes, I have to say this.That particular rhyme abusage has been going through my head since I read it. It has caused me torture at work with inaptitude and the inability to pay attention at certain points. Mostly because I’ve been mentally tyrying to come up with something that completes it in a sensible way. I hope your happy.

  60. xhunterkoh

    At first I thought fiddler was the female, with the tail swaying. But keys facial* features in panels 1-3 suggest otherwise. Speaking of keys, perfect avatars in panels 1 and 3 respectively.
    *check the jaw lines especially, and the shoulders

  61. The Wolf Next Door

    Wanna hear the song!!

  62. Greek Geek

    You know…This web comic would be one of the best Cartoons of all time. I’d watch it everyday.

  63. anon

    so are fiddler and keys a boy and a girl or what?

  64. the Art Wolf

    A song about singing and rhyme.
    Could that cause a rift, in space and time? D:

    • NexusWulf

      Ye Olde Scottish Music Cats n Dawgs lets Dance at the Barn.

      what did i just said ? i got some baaad headache @__@*

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        That’s what moit happen when yoo drink tu much Scottish ale guvna. =)

        Cor! Ah mean, nya! It’s gotten 2 meh 2, nya! @.@

        • dalonewolf25

          or…you can just simply divide by 0 and get the same result, no?

  65. sonic id furreh!!!

    ai just red dat w/ da song an it wuz so funny X3

  66. PuDdY15

    it seems dat dere forgettin somthin……. its dat u should neva bring baboons inta somthin unless u like gettin jumped on. also neva bring baboons inta rhymes unless u like wat dey do to ya afterward…… trust meh on dis….. meh friend has had some weird experiences with baboons.

  67. iHavezMyBirdo

    Okay, so, the words in the parenthesis count in the song, that’s so cool. :3

  68. shyannethefox

    hehe it seems to me that in panel 3 Keys looks ah…nevermind XD Awesome work as always Rick! Do we get to see a group shot of them on a roller coaster next? That would make an awesome wallpaper! ^^

  69. Beancakes

    … How do they do that without breathing anywhere in there?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Special Scottish ninja training, involving bagpipes.

      • MagnusWolfie

        yes,true.
        and….they’re animals.
        different than humans.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          But wouldn’t they have a smaller lung capacity, making this MORE impressive?

  70. Kytan

    And they made that up on the spot…

  71. WingedWolfGirl

    I can’t tell.
    Is this, in lieu of or making fun of, modern artist and songwriters?

  72. thewhitedragon

    is fiddler asiatic or something? he has the stereotypical closed eyes on almost all the panels, also he looks really cute all happy like that :>

  73. FerreTrip

    Cleeeeverrrr…(What makes this better is the fact I’m a Music major.)

  74. Vv45689

    I love these two.

  75. Gamerkitty

    hehe very clever and cute. Nice work.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      were ur avie from or did u draw it ^w^?

      • Gamerkitty

        it was drawn for me, commission like.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          rally frum who? ;3

  76. gman

    lawwwwwl

    =]

  77. Sui Generis

    The Dargason, the original song that never ends.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You mean like this?

      My name is Yon Yonson, I live in Wisconsin,
      I work in a lumbermill there.
      When I walk down the street, all the people I meat,
      They ask what’s my name, and I say…
      “My name is Yon Yonson, I live in Wisconsin…

  78. microbuss

    hehe now you’re being silly! ;-) oh wait! This whole comic IS silly :-D

  79. James

    Who votes Housepets should be on TV?

    • King

      i think we can only dream eh haha

      • James

        Yeah, but it’s a lot better than SOME of the cartoons on TV now. <|(

        Ugh, like when they're allowing the word "crotch" in them. DX

  80. anthroguy101

    Yes, I agree that the current state of our recording industry is very bad. First they wrecked cartoons, and now they wreck music. What’s next?

  81. Tendo

    I have to admit, until this strip I didn’t even realize that these two were characters, just went back and read all the strips with Fiddler and Keys in them, I always thought they were random extras.

  82. CLairvoyant Legacy

    These two are adorable.