Play On, Macduff

If you watch my Twitter, no this is not BECAUSE I watched the movie; I watched the movie to make sure I got the reference right.

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Discussion (164) ¬

  1. Daggy

    hahahah, I don’t even…

    • rtlstien

      And now Peanut will receive all the knowledge and power of Max.

      • Frank

        Paper-bag Max!

        • Tynach

          The paper bag. It GRANTS MAGICAL POWERS.

          • Griff the wolf

            The paper bag! It does nothing!!!

          • Frank

            Why, of course! All the magic got used up the first time!

        • silverfang16

          I do like how it’s smiling. XD

          • silverfang16

            Umm, scratch that.

          • Mettlebird

            It’s smiling if you look upside down :3

          • silverfang16

            True, but then the eyes are on the wrong side. 0_0

      • Fuzzypaws

        I’m not sure that’s such an impressive prize!

  2. Dissension


    Also, I like Macbeth’s head.

    • Hera Ledro

      It’s reveling in its cadaverousness =D I mean look at that smile!

    • silverfang16

      I just realized it isn’t smiling. That’s a nose… 0_0

  3. 1boredcanadian

    i have the power!!

  4. VOLK

    Housepets, macbeth, highlander… ok… what else can you cram into a single strip?

    • The Moon Howler

      probably many more things, as long as there can be made links between them :) also, depends on how big the strip is

      • Mettlebird


  5. IceKitsune

    lol you where being silly Rick no one will lynch you over this, for it is awesome. Best ending to MacBeth ever!

  6. Frank

    There can only be one!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Until the second one comes out!

      • Smallfoot

        There was no second one.



        la la la…can’t hear youuuu….

        • Darsen

          There can be only one, unless otherwise stipulated by contractual agreements and net profits!

      • Robin Bobcat

        There Should Have Been Only One!

        . . . So anyway, I keep hearing about ‘The Matrix Trilogy’… when are they gonna make the other two movies?

        • Kamron

          Yeah, I’m not really sure why they haven’t done that yet– the original was so successful that I would’ve thought Hollywood would’ve sequeled the crap out of it by now.

          On a similar note, why do they call it Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut when it was the only cut? I never got that.

          • Tommyrazor

            I think they just add Director’s cut so that it will seem sepcial, so that they can earn more money….. I am probably wrong but hey, thought I’d take a stab at it.

          • Dena

            Director’s Cuts means you see scenes that were filmed, but never made it to theater due to the Director’s cutting.

            (And those scenes were usually taken out for a good reason…)

          • Tommyrazor

            I know…. but why bother to just make one version of a film :P

        • xhunterko

          Those that are in denial…

    • Sansash

      The wonderful thing about Tiggers…

      • tigger

        …is I’m the only one!

        • VOLK


  7. IceKitsune

    I now have the huge urge to listen to Queen, excuse me. *Puts on Princes of the Universe*

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      “Here we are, born to be kings. We’re the Princes of the Universe”

      • Profesor Rod

        “I have inside me blood of kings (Yeah, yeah!)”

        • Akai

          I have no rival! No man can be my equal. Take me to the future of new earth!

    • roguebfl

      Freddie died too young

  8. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    wait, who was it that commented a few strips back that Macbeth was like Highlander?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Well, he was either a highlander or a lowlander!

      • Robin Bobcat

        And Peanut’ll get to Scotland afore ye?

    • Indagare

      That’s still a backwards reference considering Macbeth came first.

  9. AuvaAkita

    Death by a broom stick, now there’s something you don’t see everyday! XD

    • anon_omis


  10. LoneTiger

    What? No Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Sean Connery)? :D

  11. Elwood Blutarsky

    This is AWESOME!

  12. Spirit Studios 2010

    Continuation of Alt Text:
    “I’ll pass the test FIRST TIME! YEAHHA YEAH!”

  13. Draegwolf

    okay this is all kinds of awesome! XD

  14. Vladimir Zharkov


    • Griff the Wolf

      *pulls out handcuffs* INCARCERATIOOOOOOOONNNNNNN!!!!

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        *pulls out a board game* OPERATIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!!!!

        • Griff the Wolf

          *pulls out a bottle of beer* INEBRIATIOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!!!

          • rallyjr

            also known as drunkenness or…. INTOXICATIOOOOOOONNN!!!!!

          • Grip the wolf

            I think that my sanity needs another EXAMINATIOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!!!

    • Griff the Wolf

      Removing somebodies head is a form of MUTILATIOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNN!!!! Although, it certainly is an efficient method of zombie ELIMINATIOOOOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!

      • Vladimir Zharkov

        A large rip in the skin,

        • Griff the Wolf

          Oh no! The victim of your attack is a zombie due to the process of REANIMATIOOOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!!!

          • AuvaAkita

            I think this could become a very serious CONDITIOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!!!!

          • rallyjr

            i hate having to fight zombies, they spread and multiply like an epidemic and trying to kill them is just an IRRITATIOOOOOOOONNNN!!!!

          • rallyjr

            it also leads to frustration, but we’re getting off track

          • AuvaAkita

            WAY off track lol

          • Frank

            We had a track?

          • Dissension

            I daresay we’ve reached the end of the line. Moderation. ;3

  15. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme

    Strip is win, but needs more Sean Connery

  16. darkgloomie


    Peanut uses Element of Treachery!
    Max is ko!

    • Draven

      It’s super effective.

  17. TheCrimsonFox

    how did you get a max-head paper bag? i’ve been looking everywhere for those!

    • Robin Bobcat

      Target had them on clearance a few weeks ago.

  18. Draven


  19. Salenstormwing

    Well, that was also an unexpected end to the comic.

  20. Griff the wolf


  21. Aenbr

    That’s an awesome sword.

    • Grip the wolf

      Too bad I can’t join them. :( I have a replica Templar dagger (the edges and tip are blunted for safety reasons) that I got in Germany over the summer, and I think that it would make the play a lot more realistic. Also, I have two practice foils and two sets of protective gear since my dad and I both take fencing lessons. Now that, combined with Tarot’s powers would be awesome.

      • Tommyrazor

        I agree… If only people could join them. Looks like loads of fun, especially with Tarot’s power. Heh, Good thing I am not going against you in a sword fight then. XP

        • silverfang16

          It makes you wonder if she was using them or not, I mean if they were actually seeing the story.

        • Griff the Wolf

          Actually, if you were fighting against me in either Eppe or Sabre, you might win, since I only take lessons in Foil. And also, NERD ALERT NERD ALERT!!!

          • Tommyrazor

            Random question that is totally off topic.
            Are you going to go to the rock concert next summer?

          • Griff the Wolf

            Which one?

  22. Tech

    haha Highlander joke nice job

  23. WingedWolfGirl

    I watched 3 versions of Macbeth so I could get this and I have no idea what’s going on.
    Panel 4 is quite epic though.

    • Tommyrazor

      I agree. I just didn’t watch any version of Macbeth :P

    • Frank

      The last two panels are a reference to Highlander the immortal

      • Tommyrazor

        Cool… now I have to go watch that.. after I finish watching the documentary known as Metal, a head banger’s journey.

  24. SilverZeo

    ANd now Peanut is doomed to be in bad sequel by bad sequel and bad sequel till it all end ina TV movie that screws up and entire franchise and spits the face of the first movie, as well as Queen….

    Who would be Duncan? Joey or Bino?

  25. Aenbr

    Now, what I dont understand, is why are they pretending this game. Why not use Tarot’s awesome-cool spirt mind power thing and make this reaL?

    • Aenbr

      Correction, ‘why are they pretending this play?”

      • Oren Otter

        Do you really want Spot (Superdog) to show up in MacBeth?

        • Griff the Wolf

          And do you really want Max and Grape to be killed?

          • Frank

            I think it was stated that what happened during Tarot’s mental projection wasn’t real, it just felt real for the duration of the mental projection

        • Grip the wolf

          Yes, I DO want Spot (Superdog) to show up in MacBeth. Everybody knows that superheroes make everything better than the original!

          • Draven

            True, if Batman were in Lord of the Rings, one COULD simply walk into Mordor.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but he’d rather take the batmobile.

          • Griff the Wolf

            I am Batman, I am justice, I am the night. I simply walk into Mordor!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I am… Darkwing Duck!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I am… the walrus.

          • Griff the Wolf

            I am… totally and completely insane!

      • silverfang16

        Maybe she is using them and we just can’t see.

    • gaboris

      Didn’t you learn ANYTHING from that arc? :D
      It was cool, but it wasn’t the “real thing” cuz it was real… wait… O_o”

      • Aenbr

        You have a good point there.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I think Tarot’s mind power cut in in the last panel.

  26. xhunterko

    No, your doing it wrong! Sword held the other way with your fist in the air!

    • gaboris

      Meh continuity errors are everywhere ya know. :D

  27. gaboris

    HAH! Haperbag head is funny. :D

    BTW I don’ get the ref… I mean in the last panel not in the third one I’m not THAT slow. :p

    • zero_armada

      Whenever a highlander decapitates another, as per the plot of the movie, they gain all the knowledge that highlander knew in a surge of power known as The Quickening.

    • Aenbr

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one….

      • Sansash

        The wonderful thing about Tiggers is that I’m the only one!

        • Frank

          Nonsense! There’s momsey tiggers! And popsey tiggers! And tiggers I never know!

          • rallyjr

            nope they made a movie about it; there is only 1 tigger

  28. Aubri

    Haha! Best ending for Macbeth ever!

  29. Whitekitsune

    I just realized it! That’s not a smile, it’s a wrinkle in the bag! The actual mouth is drawn a bit farther down, heheheh. I don’t get the ref in the 4th panel either though.

    • Dena

      Never saw the Highlander movies?

    • Aenbr

      Idiot me, I posted this comment below.

      Actually, that’s the nose!

      • silverfang16

        I had to realize that too.

  30. Argent Stonecutter

    So, anyway, I’m glad Tarot couldn’t help letting her imagination get away from her… :)

    • Aenbr

      you know, I didn’t notice that…

  31. Aenbr

    actually, that’s the nose!

  32. Draven

    Me: “So Peanut, what did you learn from killing max?”
    Peanut: “How to irritate the living daylights out of everyone.”
    Me: “Anything else?”
    Peanut: “Not really.”
    Me: “Fair enough.”

  33. Mastergodai

    The Paper Bag Floors Me !

  34. Tensa Zangetsu


    • Tensa Zangetsu

      im only half kidding :/

  35. camx90

    This reminds me of Team Fortress 2 including the great water ballon fight.

  36. The Diet Poison

    *gasp* D:
    Oh, no! A DECAPITATION!!!
    I thing I’m gonna faint.
    *thump* XP

    • Griff the Wolf

      Oh no! An unconscious Kitsune! I know what to do in this situation! *dyes Poison’s fur neon purple* Oh, wait, I should probably help him. *gets defibrillator* I have always wanted to use one of these things! *shocks Diet Poison back to consciousness* Yay, he’s not dead!

      • Draven

        The Diet Poison is now more purple than Grape. Congratulations?

    • Kitch



  37. Rayne

    Final Fantasy 12 flashbacks. Fires of war, shatterheart,pyroclasm MIST CHARGE!

  38. Matthew

    I dont get it somebody explain?

  39. Fennec

    Feel the Stag McCloud !!

  40. Kitch

    Tarot adding special effects again. xP

  41. Trent

    yay highlander reference

  42. Fawkes

    Ah highlander, there can be only one, where as another movie not mentioned here Starship Troopers, there should never have been one to begin with.

    • 1boredcanadian

      the first thing i thought when i saw troopers was super troopers man i need to do something better with my life like write a novel or solve world hunger or maybe go watch highlander for the first time

      • Fawkes

        The movie is an insult to the book and the people responsible should be brought before the Hague for crimes against humanity.

  43. 1boredcanadian

    rick is it okay if I’m using a similar universe to yours as the base of a story?

  44. Sonic Brasil

    LOL ! Peanut wins ! rofl

  45. Sonix Brasil

    peanut brightness O.o

  46. Indagare

    So if he shatters from the energy, does that make him peanut brittle?

  47. Griff the Wolf

    *gives you an Internet*

  48. Griff the Wolf

    *gets bowl of popcorn and prepares to read entire Housepets! archive*

  49. that person yea that person

    how did they make that effect in a play

    • Dissension

      This is where Tarot’s psychic ability comes into play.

      • IceKitsune

        Are we even sure that last effect is actually happening and its not just Rick wanting to have that cool effect in the comic?

  50. Nia

    My gawds! The geek meeter is going of the scale!

    • Griff the Wolf

      Oops, sorry, that’s me. *takes a few steps back, and the geek meter ceases to go off* I haz fixed ur problem! I can haz rawhide bonez nao?

      • Nia

        *watches the geek meeter explode* Well, back to the drawing board…

        • Griff the Wolf

          Well, I guess my geekiness is too massive to be contained… that means that you can put that lead box back where you found it… and fill in that hole that seems big enough to fit said lead box inside of. :P

  51. Draven

    Alt text: “With my sword and head held high!”

    Does that mean his head or MacBeths head held high?