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I missed these guys and once again they are awesome!
You know what this reminds me a LOT of?
“Follow The Yellow Brick Road” or “We’re Off To See The Wizard” in “The Wizard of Oz.
I sounded it out and it works pretty well.
Thats interesting cause thats exactly how i sung it at first. I wonder why.
I did too.
It reminded me of “Moving right along” From the Muppet Movie.
i just made up a tune and fit it to the song, the meter is indeed very basic and just about anything can be manipulated to make it work
1st song I though of was an old pirate song, guess cuz of the whole sailing thing. =P
But after having a wizard and muppet version both go through my head…I forgot just which pirate song it was >_< XD
I was thinking it sounded like one of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth ditties.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
I sung it like the “Irish Drinking Song” from Whose Line is it Anyway. I think it fit pretty well, especially the second verse.
That’s exactly how i sang it
I LOVE Fiddler and Keys and their “crazy shenanigans”!
Yay! Fiddler and Keys! I love it when they show up
Well aren’t they cute. Your background looks pretty good!
Need more Fiddler and Keys!
I second this motion.
your opposition has been overruled
Housepets!: the Musical – feat. Fiddler and Keys
Yay I love these two! :3
Where they got the raft wasn’t the first question that came to mind.
Where they’re sailing it did.
I had both in mind.
the first thing that came to my mind was how far’s the ocean x3
First thing that came to my mind was “they’re going to ruin that violin!”
The first thing in my mind was “is that a tent or the sails?”
Second thing was “who puts a crows nest on a raft?”
Someone Awesome does, that’s who.
Someone who likes capsizing.
a hat maker?*rim shot*
Actually, in that raft you’d probably turtle.
No, crows! Don’t nest there! It’s a trap! It’s full of cats!
(“full” meaning “up to its capacity of 2″)
My second thought was, what happens when it crashes.
Simple answer would be: we find out if those 2 can swim.
The first thing I thought, “Is this supposed to have to do with Huckleberry Finn?”
Wow we did not see them in a while..
Could someone type in the alt please ?
alt text: “It’s just best not to ask where they got the raft.”
“Because somewhere in the neighborhood there’s a length of fence missing”!
–blackholeinajar ( http://comments.deviantart.com/1/212534484/2036865527 )
alt-text: It’s just best not to ask where they got the raft
….or where they’re headed… *waterfall*
Thanks. They would sail directly towards a waterfall. I can easily see why they cannot hear the crashing of the falls though.
Oh come ON why would we ask anything on how did they get that raft? XD
Because not all people a self-respecting citizens like us! (mugs someone)
away from the comic forever I mean waterfall
is this an actual song? (or is there a melody that this is supposed to be sung to?)
just curious, I’m a singer.
It sounds like a familiar tune that I have heard but I have no clue what the song is. Argh!
I’m basing it off Whose Line is it Anyway’s Irish Drinking Song tune. That’s what I have decided to call the tune.
Most of it is in common meter so you could probably sing it to several things
playing around a bit, I found it works pretty well with the “sailing, sailing, over the bounding main” song melody that I remember from a really old Disney sing-along video. definitely appropriate.
Which kind of explains “we don’t know when we’ll be back”, as “sailing, sailing, over the bouding main” ends with ” ‘ere Jack comes home again”
maybe tomorrow I’ll pull out my ukulele and record myself singing it
It certainly sang to the first thing I sang it too which I have no idea if it’s an actual folk tune or just similar to one.
And life is good.
We need a Fiddler and Keys arc, actually. An arc focusing entirely on the minor characters.
mhm,a Fiddler-Keys arc sounds nice.It could be about how they’re late for their consert and they’re going through countless obstacles to get to the stage.Actually it doesn’t sound bad.
I second your motion. Yours to netherwolf.
just look how much depth this last arc gave to King! An arc on Fiddler and Keys would give them a lot more depth because we’ve basically only ever seen them in one-offs like this. Either way, they’re still fun characters.
Nothin’ I like more than to here a Song ’bout Saillin’, The Ocean, or the Navy.
And from awesome Cats? Even Better!
nice rimes,they have to make an albume ;3
Fiddler and keys are the best!
Is this to the tune of an actual song, or do we need to make our own?
I have a tune for it in my head but I have no idea if it actually sounds and good
obviously needs sung and recorded for all housepets fans to have on their iPods
The lyrics are great so I’m betting the tune is just as good!
Will we be hearing a theme song too for Housepets any time soon? Wait, I think there’s already one shown in youtube. n__n
Maybe the tune goes a little something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jgrCKhxE1s
lol I love that song! This is definitely more of a cheery folk-tuneish type of song, though.
Hehe i know, that’s the joke. but for some reason i imagine the REAL tune would sound something akin to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDeUXm-_PxM
For some reason, the tune to Gilligan’s island came to mind.
You can sing that to Greensleeves as well!
I would like to see more about them one day :3
Wouldn’t you guys agree?
sure do ;3
Most definitely. Maybe Rick can note to make a story arc about them. I really want to know what kind of personality are they like beside being merry.
Well, we know Fidler has issues with picking from a menu (2009/08/17) and that he doesn’t like her (his?) tail stepped on (2009/05/18)
Keys, on the other hand, gets out quite a bit, seeing as he (she?) knew about Mr. Milton and didn’t think twice about talking to Fox (2009/07/22) and that he (she?) seems to enjoy “theme” music, just for the lulls (2008/12/31)
True. But we need more facts! For once I like to know which is a boy and which is a girl.
That question reminds me of Pratchett’s Koboldean Saga, and the romance of Bloodaxe and Ironhammer.
Think of which one looks more like Grape and I think you will find the answer.
OKAY, This comic strip is full of the following:
An Adorable Couple,
And Colors. B-E-A-UTIFUL colors.
Someone else thinks what I think!
es·tu·ar·y Noun: The tidal mouth of a river, where the tide meets the stream. I had to look that one up. I like the poem.
i had to look it up too. Also to figure out how to pronounce it
Lul, I actually sung this interpreted song… It kinda worked but in certain areas, I don’t know how it’d go.
Where is Grape i want Grape NOW OR ELSE!!!!!!
Rude much? Rick isn’t here to pander to your individual will! He’s expressing his own artistic desires and if the fans like it well great bonus. Unless you want to pay Rick to commission him to do Grape-only strips (which would make the comic boring and one sided as much as I like Grape) which I’m pretty sure he doesn’t take comissions, then I suggest you wait patiently like the rest of us and appreciate what you are given ¬_¬
Chill out, now, or else your commenting rights go away. After each arc, there are one-offs, which feature various members of the Housepets cast. Grape may not even -be- in the next arc.
Sit back and enjoy the comic, leave the entitled fan mindset at the door.
Wait a second, “or else”? Could you possibly be claiming responsibility for the site’s downtime, opening yourself to 400,000 lawsuits?
OK, I didn’t imagine that, it wasn’t just me.
no i have adhd and im stupid
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my reply was intended to stress that the “ADHD” and “stupid” were two seperate ideas, otherwise it could have possibly been taken to mean that people with ADHD were stupid, which is far from the case. though I apologize if it was taken as belittling.
There were other, less diplomatic, replies.
then I am glad I didn’t see them.
I gotta hand it to Rick he is really good at writing songs. Thanks for an awesome comic before I go on a trip for the weekend Rick
Something what Huckleberry & Tom would have song with exception replacing “cat’s” with “person’s”.
wow Fiddler and Keys again!
I love them!
These singing strips may not be my favorites, but they are still nice and I really like the settings. Nice job Rick.
These randomly appearing characters always seem to brighten my day
i want grape
Calm your tail, you’ll get Grape eventually. The comic’s not all about her.
Two times in less than 2½ hours? Dude, Google her or something
I agree with the lesser character arcs. They definitely need more depth for a full on experience of epicness. I hope soon that Spo gets an arc personally as well as Fiddler and Keys. I wonder what will happen next in the Housepets universe. Tune in next week to find out (lol)
I wonder, are they just friends, mates? lovers? or what?
they seem to appear always in pair.. and always when theres songs going on..
their relationship is the complicated relationship of a musician couple.
I always figured they were siblings, myself.
but in their character bio, it’s said that they’re a couple. if Rick says it, it’s true.
Ah, okay. I haven’t been paying too much attention to that section.
Okay yes, this is one of the more awesome one-offs.
And any chance we might see the end result of their little trip?
ai liked dat song :3
and ai made a tune tah go with it in mai head X3
Three cheers, it’s back!
I now want a Fiddler and Keys spin-off webcomic. WHO IS WITH ME?
No! Don’t go! Come back!
Okay. I’ll ask where they got the magnifying glass (or whatever it’s called). The raft is self explanatory. Ever seen/read Huckleberry Fin?
That’s easy: It came with the cereal cat food box!
Ah, I missed my poetic pair. I wonder, did Keys bring a mini-piano along? It would be well-protected by the tent =D
…Or maybe not.
Boy, Fido sure does look… Oh, man, even I am bored of that joke.
No offense but i don’t really like these kinds of strips not because they’re boring but because i can never figure out what music it is they’re singing to.
well the only other (non-guest) strip with them singing has a link to the music.
epic duo again, yay!
yay! Fiddler and Keys!!!! but you know who i miss? Res, Res was cool… and i want to know what happened after Peanut sent Grapes fanfic to him
that’s fot after Grape has stuffed her notebook into Peanut’s throat.
Yeah id like to see Grape’s face when she sees her fan fiction in Res’s new book.
Many authors refuse to read fanfics just in case this happens accidentally.
Others turn the fanfics into a paying series like the Grantville Gazette.
I’d like to see Res again too… he was sweet.
That’s a pretty nice tune you two, now give me a two minute, rapid singing, super duper visuals, and a baby sun while you’re at it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd-Ez9_9CpA
NOW BACK TO THE GOOD PART!
This is the tale…of Captain Jack Sparrow….
pirates so brave, named Fiddler and Keys.
off and away to sail on the seas
To a world never witnessed, past the river so narrow!
Awesome guys! ^^
Now we’re back in the club
This reminds me of the beginning of Kingdom Hearts.
And you’ll always know your neighbor, you’ll always know your pal
If you’ve ever navigated on the Erie Canal
OH MY GOSH!… (Maybe I shouldn’t have done that.)
This reminds me so much when I was younger. You know dressing up like pirates and going on an adventure to find a lost treasure cove or island or something like that… I have thoroughly enjoyed this one-off… Nice work Rick.
My mother and father once had these red chairs that you could put together to make a sofa…about five of them. My sister and I used to make “boats” out them and pretend we were sailors just like this!
I remember that my dad and a cousin of mine made a small boat out of cardboard boxes and stuff like that for me so I would stop bugging them. It worked extremely well.
Just got done listening to “Over the Hills and Far Away” by Nightwihs, and that tune fits this pretty well!
this reminds me of lord of the rings for some reason
Sooo… where did the raft come from?
I NEED TO KNOW!!!
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i always love their strange little songs
i move that we see more of those beautiful barn cats, remeber them
Fiddler and Keys traveling downstream to them? Interesting idea
it has nothing to do with Fiddler and Keys, i just wanna see more barn cats
My inner furson died a little when I read that comic, his heart stopped at the sight of those cats
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Haha I love these guys. As a fellow musician (saxaphonist in the marching band and learning the guitar), I just love how humerois they are without following steriotypes of the musician.
…not that I know what the steriotypes are :v they are just a pair I wouldn’t be suprised to see IRL.
And I …second? third? the Fiddler/Keys arc idea. I would like to see some character development in them, more than just them playing a song or being a cameo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNUDDaEOvuY LMAO this is all I could think about reading that
Musical kitty couple! YAY!
Like Paul Siamon and Art Catfunkel huh?
I read this in an Aristocats tune.
Now Link will never get across the ocean to the 5th Dungeon.
Thanks alot, Fiddler and Keys.
Oh,right. the two-sided entrance
I hope the last line doesn’t mean housepets won’t be updating for a while.
/Watch me jinx it for saying that
/watch me not jinx it for recognizing what I said
Goes very well with the irish drinking song.
What!! No updates for a while!?! Awwwwwww!
Just not from Fiddler and Keys. The comic will still go on.
Sing it with the Turkey and the Strew song IT WORKS PERFECT!!!
Not shown: That the raft is actually in a kiddie wading pool in someone’s back yard.
Then that is one heck of a back yard.
it is probably the Otters’ backyard.
It’s probably the Otters’ raft.
I think they’re getting mixed up with the ferrets.
I’ve found the “Nightwish: The islander” would fit almost perfectly for the lyrics, plus I can see fiddler and keys playing it.
If someone makes up sheet music for that i will play on he violin. I WILL PLAY LIKE FIDDLER
and then post link to me playing
Well, Viath suggested it could be sung to “Sailing, Sailing, over the bounding main,” Thomas to “We’re off to see the wizard,” and Magnalicous to “Bloody tears” so why not try those?
And you can sing ANYTHING to Greensleeves.
Gilligan’s Island turns into a mournful sea ballad when sung to it.
Jabberwocky works, but has an extra syllable you have to work around.
Love Shack is one of the more surprising ones.
Wow. You just blew my mind with your awesomness. Love shack is purrfect for it.
yeah, and I’m sure you could find some pretty cool violin arrangements for any of those songs.
House pets poem
Pirates so brave, named Fiddler and Keys
Off and away to sail on the seas.
To a world never witnessed, past the river so narrow
With cuddling and laughing and fun by the barrel.
With the wind at their backs and salt in the air
Where ever fate takes them, they don’t know where.
The adventure of friends, of boyfriend and girl
Who decided one day to just give it a whirl.
But alas they return, to the homes from which they stem
‘Cause this comic would be boring, if it were not for them.
Just something I thought of after a party, actualy a continuation of a sort of group poem from earlier in the comments. Reposted because of a c-c-c-combo breaker.
Where did Key stick the piano?
Maybe the tent is just like that camping trailer in “loaded weapon”
*BYW locker room reads this comic*
Finally, Fiddles and Keys are back!
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