And We’re Hopping, We’re Hopping

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  1. Ryufire

    Ohh a tour i want in ^^

    • dalonewolf25

      Alt-text: You’re lucky; I was about to make another comic about an obscure topic nobody’s heard of, but then I thought, ‘I want to draw kangaroos’

    • Japantuner93

      Hey, Rick. I am a big fan of your comic, and the characters really bring it to life. In my spare time I came up with several new characters. Would you be interested in them?

      • Buckdida

        There are a lot of characters already! And a ton of others have made their own fancharacters as well.

        Since they’ve got little chance of appearing in the comic, even in a cameo, a lot of us put ‘em to use in Roleplaying or Fanfics in the forums.

        • japantuner93

          Oh, okay. Thanks for telling me that. I do have some ideas for stories involving my characters. The only thing is that I’m not really sure how to get a story in the forums. Do I write a story first then upload it to the site, or something like that?

          • Firewolf

            Or….You could start your own hit comic and have fans ask YOU these questions! =D

    • robert
  2. xhunterko

    quick! before someone calls animal control!

    • xhunterko

      On a side note, lovely fall colors. I wish we got that. But instead, we got a good amount of brown leaves, it rained today, and there’s a slight chance of snow in the forecast. Love this weather.


        At least you GET weather! We just get sunshine, scorpians, and horrible drivers! =/

        • dalonewolf25

          Not to mention thirst 24/7

        • xhunterko

          (too much grammar nazi?)

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          were do u liv exactleh :? ?

          • xhunterko

            central midwest, illinois

          • amberbydreams

            Heh, good luck with the long winter midwest buddy.

            I live in Minnesota, a US state that borders Canada (right above Illinois)

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai’m in NH the seasons are friggin’ crazy here /-_-\

      • HonorèDerazey

        I hate it in Houston:

        Day 1: Hot and humid
        Day 2: Hot and humid
        Day 3: Hot and humid
        Day 4: Hot and humid
        Day 5: Hot and humid
        Day 6: ???
        Day 7: PROFIT

        • Ronald McDonald

          Sounds like somebody needs a slip n’ slide!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Houston just got through a month of drought and now it’s cold and wet. Happy?

      • BeatReaktor

        I’m loving it here! :D perfect weather for rollin in the STI windows down blastin excision

      • Frank

        I’ll take infinite rain over drought, heat, or sun any day
        (in fact, I’ve just been through a downpour that seemed infinte, but that’s another story for another day)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      They’re legal, they have tags on.

  3. Alex M.

    Long time no see this guys.

    • xhunterko


      • Frank

        Or “guy”. Number agreements can be solved either way.

        • Dzamie

          …But not both: “Long time no see these guy.”
          Although a comma can fix that: “Long time no see these, guy.” ..fix-ish.

    • Alex M.

      Long time no see these guys :P

  4. PrivateElliot

    We first saw them when the world was still in black and white. I see they changed as well.

    • Alex M.

      Especially with eye colors.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        yah befor it wuz just white 0_o

        • Alex M.

          Even better, now i can identify them :)


      You know what, I just noticed that. Wow, I feel smart…….

      I bet they like the color. =D

  5. Dissension

    Kangaroos are always welcome.

  6. Challenger01

    Hoppity Hoppity hop hop hop :D

    • Silent Kitsune

      Hop hop hop hoppity hoppity ;3

  7. 2MK

    You gotta write an arc about kangaroos! Please!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Or marsupials in general.

      • Frank

        You want an arc about opposums?

        • Max Wolfe

          Y’know, adding more species would be interesting towards the HP! series…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            well depending on de species………………. nvr mind it would be awesome either way X3

          • Frank

            Oh, yes. First ferrets, now the world!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Bilbies, yapoks, wombats, numbats, wallabies, wallaroos, tree kangaroos, koalas, kinkajous, tasmanian devils.

            OK, kinkajous aren’t marsupials, but they have a funny name.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Why aren’t there any opossums among the Woodland Critters?

          I was also thinking a cameo of a wombat with a pickaxe would be nifty.

          • RecklessPrudence

            Just imagine the pets’ reactions to a platypus…

            Or a hedgehog or porcupine’s reaction to an echidna (that could make a nice soap opera moment)

            *gasp* “You’re an echidna?”
            “I thought you knew?”
            “But that means you’re a mammal that lays eggs!

          • RecklessPrudence

            Gah, messed up my tags.

  8. lightwolf21

    Kangaroos are awesome… X3
    Glad we get to see them again…I just wonder how.

  9. AmericanOtter


    That is….

    Nice to see the zoo animals are getting vacations as well…. and great to see the Kanagroos again.

    • xhunterko


    • howlslikewolf

      Have to wonder… did the elephants and tigers come, too?

      • xhunterko

        Or whatever fits in a bus.

        • Frank

          Who says it’s a literal bus?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It’s gotta be at least a 64 bit bus.

          • BeatReaktor

            64 bit as in PCI?

          • xhunterko

            More like cpu


    Dude. That’s really funny. But the part that’s disappointing is that the government changed it to GDP, not GNP. GNP was better though.

    • SamBlob
      • Frank

        So, GDP is how much we collectively buy, and GNP is how much we sell?

        • Rick Griffin

          No, GNP is how much is produced by your country (including expatriates), and GDP is how much is produced within the borders of your country.

          • Frank

            I guess the “GDP = purchases” definition only works if “Domestic” refers to the entire world… which would be a bit oxymoronic

            (Yeah, I know this avatar would fit better with “So that’s why I failed economics”, but I don’t like lieing just to make jokes)

  11. TheBrigeedaRocks

    If you can’t be self-indulgent in your own webcomic, what’s the point?

    Kangaroos rock.

    • Frank

      If Kangaroos had a rock, that would definitely be it.

  12. GameCobra

    Now i wanna play a videogame based on Kangaroos.

    • dalonewolf25

      Play Kangaroo Jack.

      • Ryufire

        Love the jacket, Charlie!

      • Alex M.

        Remeber watching the movie when i was a kid x3

  13. Elwood Blutarsky

    Capitialism: It works even better when more than one species knows how to make and spend money.

  14. IceKitsune

    That was funny and now we know a bit more about Milton and the town.

  15. Inu225

    Imagine being at the zoo that day.
    “Where’s the animals?”
    “Their on vacation.”
    “… oookkkaaayyy.”

    • SamBlob

      I suppose the zoo would close while they’re on vacation…

      • Final Silence

        I guess certain animals get certain vacations. This would still leave the zoo open to the public.

        • Frank

          That explains why the animals wouldn’t come out when I went! They were on vacation!

  16. Pokeblue

    Lol, nice. Really cool to see that kangaroos again.

    • Pokeblue


  17. Erkhyan

    Kangaroos: causing typos in comments since 2010.

  18. thewhitedragon

    what? no paid breakfast or lunch? no shrimp in the barbie?

    • Frank
      • Leinad

        that was probably the joke, Frank.

        • Frank

          A little reference never hurt any one

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            depending on the reference XP

      • RecklessPrudence

        Plus, y’know, we don’t call them shrimp. That’s you guys. We call ‘em prawns. Some American made that up. Although, yes, prawns on the barbie sometimes happens. It’s an acquired taste, one that I never quite picked up.

        Although I’ve heard croc steaks are quite nice…

        • Argent Stonecutter

          If an actual Australian says “shrimp on the barbie”, he’s probably coming the raw prawn on you.

  19. Pseudo Faux

    Kangaroos are awesome, Rick.

  20. Normal Cat

    I wonder if other zoo animals take vacation too. Like… Tiger?

  21. Fuzzypaws

    Their adorable smiley faces <3

    • derp

      Thank god. Thought for a second you didn’t post a response to a RG comic.

  22. silverfang16

    I guess even zoo animals get stressed sometimes.

    • Final Silence

      Wouldn’t you? Imagine heving to speak in the Australian (right?) accent all day that ,clearly, you know is inncorrect. I think I’ld be ready to flip out.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Crikey, mate, you’d go stark raving bonkers.

      • silverfang16

        Not to mention being expected to entertain all the people, especially the little kids.

  23. namelessone

    Always something new

  24. victorzorro

    cool Kangaroos their adorable

    • Frank

      Their adorable what?

      • victorzorro

        Smile. sorry

  25. Corodan

    All I can say is, I’m glad you did kangaroos.

    Beats obscure references any day. Unless you reference Warriors of Virtue. Best of both worlds!

    Too bad the movie stunk.

    • Rick Griffin

      I could reference Tank Girl but that would be worse I think

      • Corodan

        Don’t remember if you have any feminine British characters in the comic, so I think you’re safe.

  26. bluebeat

    Is that a doghouse behind Grape?

  27. Argent Stonecutter

    These guys sound really eroodite.

    • HonorèDerazey

      The face the Kangaroo makes in the 4th panel is very stuck up. I thinks that’s very rood.

      Did I fail?

      • BeatReaktor

        no you did good… you did good :,)

  28. Kamron

    So much for getting a kangaroo for one of those Iron Artist drawings, eh?

    Honestly, though, if you’re going to visit any neighborhood for a kitschy vacation, why not visit one with megamillionaire ferrets and a healthy population of psychics?

    • SamBlob

      …especially if the Milton ferrets are running the tour, which is likely.

      • Final Silence

        They got the same voice on the tour as “Ferris Wheels Through The Ages”

        *shivers* scary

  29. Firewolf

    We need more Kangaroos! I love those guys! =D

  30. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    LOL! Ah nevvah knew tha! X3
    Oh well, Ah learn new thingz every day, nya! ~^w^~

    And Ah hope they aren’t planning a BBQ on their vacashun… =.=

    • Naylorfan90

      Ooh, but what if they invited everyone, mya?
      Then it’d be a big parteh! =D

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Lol! X3 True 2 tha, nya! ~^w^~
        Only prob iz, tha either teh roo’s or teh guests will do tha lame shrimp on teh barbie bit… -_-”

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          au dun laike shrimp :(

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Ah do, nya! O.o *Starts to drool*
            They’re bettur rhen deep-fried grazzhopperz, nya! O.O *Wiggles bum and purrs*

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            altho ai dun laike shrimp ai do laike scorpion :3 but wuteveh ppl say it does NOT taste laike chicken ;)

  31. Final Silence

    Wait, the second panel says “many” families have pets… there are people in Babylon Gardens who actually don’t have pets!? That’s a very big surprise, especially since everyone mentioned has, at least, one pet.

    • SamBlob

      The tour guide was speaking of middle-class humans in general, not residents of Babylon Gardens in particular.

      • Final Silence

        Okay, little scared for a moment… wonder how that would work though…
        *DING* Idea for next arc!

  32. Tachyon

    I once won a crate of beer from a German friend of mine I was visiting who said I couldn’t even make up anything interesting to say about his suburb. I spent the better part of an hour leading him about on a tour of his own street just letting off a string of complete, yet plausable, BS about ever single thing.

    • Final Silence

      nice. very, very nice.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “And this wall is built along the path of the Roman-era roller coaster “Nullus Gravitas” that originally served as the border between the legionaries barracks and the grounds of the temple of Bozeidon, the god of pratfalls…”

        • Tachyon

          I did mention Roman ruins come to think of it ;p

  33. Rocket Knight boy

    Aaaand if you would come with me please…oh…mind your heads when going under that 4th wall NOW! if you would look directly down you can see various comments made by numerous HP fans on how awsome you guys are

    • Frank

      “Just follow me, out the window, round the dumbells, you lift up the back wall and we’re gone”?

      • Rocket Knight boy

        i’m sure i’ve heard that before from somewhere? hmm…

        • jerico

          it’s from the movie “Hercules”, I loved that scene

  34. ThomasHogg

    I’ve often wondered when something of this nature was going to turn up, and I’m glad its not what I was thinking. amusing to boot.
    on another point, when does everyone think Grape Peanut and Tarot are going to get into a battle of words with King? or at least something Battle Royale? :)

    • silverfang16

      I honestly don’t think he has even met Peanut really. Grape and Tarot probably scare him too, Unless he has back-up I don’t see it happening.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Grape scares me.

        • silverfang16

          Awww, she’s a sweetheart……as long as you don’t get on her bad side.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s her pointy side I’m concerned about. Don’t forget, five out of six ends of a cat are pointy, and they turn around very quickly.

          • Final Silence

            All I could reply to that comment is thinking of “Get Fuzzy” and Bucky Katt being “pointy-side up” lol poor Satchel

  35. Kadziet

    i think there is a joke in this somehow o.o but i keep imagining the ‘roos sounding alot like Steve Erwin XD

  36. Naylorfan90

    Hehe, this is awesome. Strange thing, my bro was born in 1987. =O

  37. Salenstormwing

    Drawing Kangaroos is always an acceptable reason to do a 1-shot comic!

  38. Frank

    I’d been hoping to see the zoo animals again. Make more!

    (yeah, easy for me to say. Especially when it took me seven months to get around to doing 1)

  39. W

    Thank god. Thought for a second you didn’t post a response to a RG comic.

    • Frank

      Well, sometimes I’m a little busy

    • Final Silence

      What does RG mean? Is it a Typo or what?

      • dalonewolf25

        *cough* could be author’s initials *cough*

        • Final Silence

          But I thought this is the only comic he has? If there are others can you post a link? Lately, webcomics have been a big thing for me.

      • Frank

        Really Good?
        Ridiculously Great?
        Richly Gracious?

        Or, taking it to the other extreme,
        Rhotistically Gullible? Rumpusly Grotesque? Rottingly… I’m out of words.

  40. Dabber

    Every time I read this comic it gets more awesome. Why can’t I live in the Housepets Universe instead of this boring old one? =)

    • Frank

      Because then you’d be reading a comic of animals that don’t talk, and saying how awesome that is

      • Rick Griffin

        I don’t think it works in reverse

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’m sure there’s a rule of funny to cover that.

          You’d likely still get strips like Kevin and Kell in the HP universe. And Kevin and Kell has its alternate universe where animals don’t talk at all. Or maybe you’d have a universe where the housepets were actually small humans…

        • Frank

          Cats Don’t Dance says otherwise :)

      • silverfang16


  41. Rocketsicle

    You said on dA that you need to draw kangaroos XD

    • ReCreate


  42. Z24

    Now we’re going to be kept ignorant on that dark mysterious subject… Oh look, roos!

  43. the dark ferret

    Y’know, it disturbs me a little bit to think that ALL animals can talk in the Houspets! world, not just the actual pets. It reminds me of that scene in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy where the cattle comes up to the table in the Restaurant at the End of the Universe and recommends cuts from its own body for dinner. Seriously, if cows could talk, I’d be vegetarian!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Oh yeh, thinking about the HP universe too deeply provides a solid dose of Nightmare Fuel. Or maybe

      • RecklessPrudence

        Hmm… I wonder how the feral cat problem is handled in HP!Oz… They’re quite a problem here, killing native wildlife – heck, I’m pretty sure they’ve driven a species or two to extinction.

        For that matter… what about the rabbits? Are they a huge problem in HP!Oz, or can we reason with them? Were Myxo or RHD released, and if so, what does the rest of the world think of us?

        Although cane toads will always be a pest and something to squash with a car.

        • silverfang16

          No creature deserves to be squashed with a car, pest or not.

    • WingedWolfGirl

      That’s one of the few scenes I can remember from the book.
      Probably cuz it was so weird.

  44. WingedWolfGirl

    …now I can’t stop imagining a kangaroo walking down the sidewalk.
    we both stop and stare at each other for moment, then it holds up a camera… *click*
    Ow! My eyes!!!

    • Final Silence

      That would be both wierd and awesome! Quick, someone help me break some roos out of the zoo! They shall walk the streets! A rhino has done it a few times already! The Kangaroos should have a turn!

      • RecklessPrudence

        Did you know there’s a wild community of ‘roos in Germany? They escaped out of a zoo …I think during the second world war, when it got bombed? And now their descendants live in a forest.

        Just imagine the roo kids being told by their grandparents of Australia, where you could hop as long as you wanted, and only had to worry about dingoes or the odd car when you crossed a road.

        • Frank

          Do they have anything to do with the wild racoons?

          • Final Silence

            ‘Coons? Where?

  45. Latrone

    This reminds me of a sci-fi short story I read once. Guy brought aliens to Earth, had them in a clear sided ship where everyone could Ooo and Ahhh over them. Then he took him back home.

    One of the aliens looks to the other and says, “Awesome sight seeing cruise! Those hoomans sure looked wierd, just like the flyer said!”

  46. Kiwaku

    Way too cute. The title makes me think of the Progressive Insurance commercial which is awesome. I can just picture Flo being the tour director. ^_^

    • silverfang16

      Yea, except talking animals might fry her tiny brain.

  47. iHavezMyBirdo

    I’m not sure why I was seeing a taller King..

    • Rendak

      The Fur patterns perhaps?

      • 2MK

        and a pouch perhaps?

        • silverfang16

          Pouch? I mean, that would be a good place for his wallet but still….

  48. FunkyChicken

    Um. Wow. Congratulations to the Zoo animals?

  49. EmoPeanut

    Heheh. I love those kangaroos…. isn’t this their second strip ever?

  50. Lance

    ahhh rick. you were just talking on FA that you wanted to draw Kangaroos. X3

    • Lance


  51. Pew446

    I wonder why people hate furrys so much :c

    I really like this strip :P

  52. Squival

    hehe nice idea, intelligent anthropomorphic zoo animals would need some off time. Probs some animal rights law broken if then didnt ;P

  53. Misharu

    Ah, I see. I see what you did thar with the post title. The reference. Yes.

  54. CalaverX11

    Because drawing kangaroos beats anything any day.

  55. CalaverX11


    I remember from the zoo arc that the roos don’t like speaking fake Aussie slang, but does that mean they speak with a Western accent and dialect as well, or do they still have an Austrialian-British accent, and just speak with American (or other Western) slang?

  56. Kadziet

    Man, I still need to draw a kangaroo. QUESTION!!! Know any good ‘roo jokes???

    • Final Silence

      How do you tell when there’s a Kangaroo under your bed?
      You can’t even start a dream without it jumping to a conclusion.
      ok, maybe not.

    • Final Silence

      oh, or try this:
      you have to scroll down a little.

      • Kadziet

        wow, that’s pretty awesome o_o

        • Final Silence

          Glad I could help.

  57. J.J.

    Toss’m a Foster’s and invite them to lunch, Grape!

  58. Argent Stonecutter

    I’m surprised nobody’s done an avatar of suspicious grape.

  59. EmoPeanut

    they haven’t because thier lazy

  60. EmoPeanut

    and how DO I PUT A PICUTRE ON MY AVATAR! i mean, i want to comment with a picture!

  61. FerreTrip

    Heh…Not every day you look at the human race as if it were another zoo animal.

    The Milton Ferrets are RIDICULOUSLY rich…O_O;

    • Final Silence

      And don’t know what to do with 95% of their money besides stupid events, carnivals for other pets, helping wolves, and missle silos filled with vanilla pudding.

  62. Hoheh

    That’s a very good point. If that wolf was any indication, zoo animals don’t get many breaks.

  63. Gaboris

    WOW I just missed this strip… O_o” But I’m back. XD
    This reminded me of an old DSL internet comercial where the guide showd a “man who still uses a dial up internet” to a huge bunch of asian tourists. It was so funny back then, thx for reminding me Rick. X3

  64. Otookee

    To the old “Temperance Union” song, bouncing up and down where all caps:

    Hooray, hooray for KANG-a-roos, for kang-A-roos, for kang-a-ROOS,
    Hooray, hooray for KANG-a-ROOS, that’s the song of marsupial fandom!