Poetry In The Raw

Sorry  for the geek joke.  And I probably drew peanut a little too big.  Quite frankly I’m flabbergasted this comic came together as well as it did.

Discussion (216) ¬

  1. Ryufire

    Yush, Grape and Peanut were destined to be bff’s! =^. .^=

    • rtlstien

      At first Peanut is like Aww…

      Then he was like Yeah!

      And then he was all huh…

    • LupisLight

      Aw, that’s cute…for all her yelling at Peanut to go away she is still sad when he actually does have to go. No matter how much he drives Grape nuts, she’d still be sitting lonely in that cage without him. And that clearly hasn’t changed one bit in all these years. Just like my brother and I, now I think about it….

      • Fawkes

        Your brother was in the pound? XP

        • Keldor

          Clearly he took that fursuiting thing way too far. <.<

          • pet_panda

            he’d get along just fine with joey

          • River_Dragon

            It’s that whole “can’t resist” impulse that brings it out. We’ve all had those moments.

        • LupisLight

          Oh you sillies! :P

          I mean my little brother and I, we drive each other crazy a lot of the time, yet I still don’t know what I’d do without him. I guess it’s a sibling thing, huh?

          • Keldor

            Ah, I see, you merely fantasied from time to time about him being caught by someone with a net on a long pole and being dragged off to the pound. We understand. XD

            I think the driving crazy part is specific to brothers, though, and not all siblings. Sisters, in contrast, merely get into convoluted patches of emo drama with their friends, whereby the complex web of interconnected relationships confound any attempt to offer up a logical, straightforward solution.

      • Frank

        “Grape nuts”? This really goes faaaar back!

        • Maengun1256

          Been to the Discount Ninja Barn lately??

    • Maengun1256

      Now I remember why I love this Comic so much, I have my own Peanut and Grape lmao

  2. Dissension

    Where all da sable Jills at?

    • Keldor

      No wonder she threw him out!

      • the fry pwnr

        lol Earl is like ”*puts palm of hand to face*Jillllll” XD

  3. IceKitsune

    OMG Why did you do that Joke? XD XD

    • Rick Griffin

      Because it entered my brain and refused to leave

      • senorpie7

        You know, you could have just monopolized all hotels and condo’s located in your short term memory, while simultaneously raising rent to the point the idea is forced to leave you head. Done! Profit?

        • Zukio

          But then the long term memory prices would plummet making sure that, not only it would never leave, but own a good size of permanent memory.

        • The face

          Har de har har, but I don’t understand the joke, I’m littler than you’d think

          • The face

            Wait, no I get the housing jokes but not Jill

      • Matthew

        Whats the joke? I dont get it

      • phosphorus

        im pretty stupid rick, so your gonna have to explain the joke in this one

      • Maengun1256

        Just got to ask ya Rick when do we get to meet Rueben?

        • Avan

          Already did. ;)

    • Ryufire

      Rick is full of surprises! :P

    • GameCobra

      Because it’s awesome. Even if it is silly.

      And don’t blame Rick ~ Blame Earl!

      • Rancidrabbit

        When Earl met Jill. You know half the Sandwich family’s search for love is in clever name jokes

    • Opteisen

      I don’t get it…

      • Opteisen

        Never mind, I found the link.

        • Duke of URL

          Opteisen, how about being nice enough to share whatever the link is you found. So far, I haven’t been able to figure out what is supposed to be funny about the name Jill.

        • Duke of URL

          Ah HAH. Nevermind… I should have read further down the thread before asking. Thanks anyway.

    • silverfang16

      Everyone makes that horrible joke. That….of all the things they say in that series….THAT is the phrase that Resident Evil is known for. -_-’

    • ReCeate

      wait, what joke?

      • Leinad

        “Jill Sandwich” is the joke.
        it has to do with the very first resident evil game.
        Google the phrase.

  4. Zukio

    Wow Mrs. Sandwhich’s name is Jill! Also I want to hold Peanut!

    • the fry pwnr

      we all do Zukio…. we all do….. and don’t forget about grape! i want to hold grape!! now WHOSE WITH ME!!!!!! 3 CHEERS OF PUPPIE PEANUT AND KITTY GRAPE!

      • Draven


        • the fry pwnr


          • Maengun1256


      • Maengun1256

        WHAT ABOUT STEVE!?!? I wanna bring steve home I feel bad for the guy ;,(

        • the fry pwnr

          your to late. i adopted him already. tell you what. just wait till x-mas okay. :]

          • Maengun1256

            why till x-mas? I don’t want to wait that long lol :)

  5. xhunterko

    Which made me realize that Grape didn’t tell him name to begin with and completely dodged the question.

  6. Kate

    And for the not-geeky-enough… can someone please explain why it’s funny?

    • Anonguy

      Play Resident Evil 1.

      • Ryufire

        A second late, you would’ve fit nicely into a sandwich!

        • Ryufire

          Does sound better than the original 1996 version but its still a famous meme classic :D

    • IceKitsune

      In the first Resident Evil game one of the characters you can play is named Jill, and there is a part where she almost gets smashed by a lowering ceiling, and Barry the one who saves her says that she was almost a Jill Sandwich.

    • JediMB

      It’s a reference to Resident Evil. Jill Valentine narrowly escapes being crushed, and there’s a cheesy (and now iconic) line about her almost becoming a Jill sandwich.

    • Rick Griffin
      • Zukio

        Thanks for the link Rick! I would never have gotten the joke otherwise.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        OK, you finally made a joke that’s actually too geeky.

        • IceKitsune

          I don’t know, I think the Linux command joke in Scaredy Cats was much geekier then this one.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Dude, they even have Traceroute in Windows. I think they already had Traceroute in Windows before there WAS a Linux. That’s not nearly hipster enough to be geekier than this.

          • Keldor

            The Linux joke falls into the catagory of “high geek”, since it involves computer knowledge that is only used by programmers and network administrators. The Resident Evil joke can only be considered “low geek”, since video games have a broad base of appeal.

            However, in terms of absolute geekyness, Jill is more geeky than traceroute, due to its greater obscurity.

          • Frank

            Traceroute is right “up there” with pinging. Which is probably as well-known as (….hmm… I thought this analogy would e easier…) okapis?

      • Tara

        That is some amazing voice acting right there. xD

        • Keldor

          Complimented by an even more masterful use of body language and expression.

      • SamBlob

        Thanks for telling me (and thanks to the others for telling me too, because I can’t get YouTube from here….). Having never really played video games, i wouldn’t have known.

      • thefirstonethere

        ………….. oh i get it XD i think… hmmm

    • Kate

      Thanks, guys. :)

    • Xenocalypse

      He says “You were almost a Jill sandwich!” In a laughing tone.
      Always cracked me up because I always felt that making a joke like that after almost being crushed was the epitome of “too soon”

    • River_Dragon

      I didn’t get it either–and after the explanation, wish I STILL hadn’t gotten it….BAD pun! BAD! BAD!

      (That said, it’s good to know that we aren’t the only ones who didn’t get it. She doesn’t, either.)

  7. Crackles

    Awww, what a sweet sudden mood change for Grape in panel 2 & 3. Somehow I get the feeling not many pets/owners come to talk to her.

  8. Valerio

    I don’t get the joke.
    Care to explain, anyone?

    • Rick Griffin
      • RootsofOrigin

        I would have never known that was the joke/reference without an explanation.

        • Rick Griffin

          Which is why I apologized in the comic.

          I occasionally make very geeky jokes, but not often ones that require intimate knowledge of meme culture.

          • Valerio

            geeky rick is geeky :D

          • Barker

            One of us. One of us. One of us.

            Oh wait…

          • 1boredcanadian

            The meme generator is buried so far back in my brain that I thought this joke was funny but I couldn’t remember why until I checked the link.

        • RootsofOrigin

          So it is safe to assume Mr. Sandwich plays Resident Evil?

    • AuvaAkita

      I have a feeling the Mr. Sandwiches first name is Jack lol

      • AuvaAkita

        Wait…i didn’t want to comment here!! ><
        DELETE, DELETE!!!!!

        • RootsofOrigin

          His name is actually Earl.

          • AuvaAkita

            Idk why i said that. My brain is not functioning properly. I should be asleep right now ><

          • hirple

            Wait, is that an Earl of Sandwich joke or a coincidence?

          • Barker

            It’s an Earl of Sandwich joke by intent, apParently.

      • Erkhyan

        His name’s Earl, actually.

        • Erkhyan

          EDIT: D’oh, someone beat me to it!

          • RootsofOrigin


      • Valerio

        No, it’s Joe

        • AuvaAkita

          Stop Messing With Mah Brains!!!!! X3

        • Maengun1256

          Nope I thought it was Jimmy or maybe John lol ( bad attempt at sandwhich humor)

          • Maengun1256

            *Sandwich lol oops

        • Keldor

          Would that mean he’s kinda sloppy then?

  9. AuvaAkita

    Peanut looks confused in the last panel lol

    • Zukio

      He obviously doesn’t get the joke about Jill.

      • AuvaAkita

        I don’t either, even after watching that video! X3

      • Xane

        Heh, since Peanut’s a gaming dog I wonder if he knows in the present day, I’m sure his dad has given him all sorts of retro games to play.

  10. filmperson

    *facepalm* no, just no.

  11. Rider098

    Oh lordy, the Jill Sandwich joke. I can only imagine the face Mr. Sandwich must have made when she decided to keep that name!

    This arc has been just adorable. I am really looking forward to how this ends, whether it be in humor or adorableness. Or both!

    • Maengun1256

      More than likely it will be both :p

  12. Ryufire

    Earl does look like Barry Burton! o.o

    • Zukio

      That might just make it even more funny.

  13. cesarinthewhitedragon

    I wonder if we will get the reference to “Princess Perinwingkle” in this arc.

    • Zukio

      I don’t think it’s likely. Peanut didn’t find out until the went to the vet years later.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Earl probably will learn it though.

  14. Ozuan


    Should it make me sad that I didn’t get the reference?

    • Barker

      Given I was sad that I DID get it, I’d say no.

  15. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme

    It had to be done.

    It was necessary.

  16. Jinxed

    Wait for it….wait for it…. -waiting for it-

    D’ AWWWWWWW <3

  17. Cerveny

    Wonderfur X3

  18. Zaitsev

    You know, it hadn’t crossed my mind till this comic for some reason but, now that we’ve seen them young, have they been aging as the comic has progressed or is it like a lot of shows where they can go on for 10 years and stay the same age?

    • Indagare

      In real life animals don’t undergo puberty the way humans do, they simply get bigger and reach their adult size within a certain amount of time. I imagine the same applies here, where neither Grape nor Peanut is going to show signs of aging for a while – they ‘grew up’ before the comic started.

    • Frank

      I’m going to go out on a limb and say the new drawing style was the aging

      • Zaitsev

        And I suppose we might not notice it, as when they met Rufus they were the same height, and he’s supposed to be rather old so it probably wouldn’t be the most visible of changes.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I think they’d already reached their full growth when the strip started.

  19. Oovid

    Awww, no one called Grape by her old name, Princess Periwinkle! :-)

    • Valerio

      at the moment, they didn’t know it. They still had to check on that, since the decision to adopt her came out of the blue.

      • coyoteBR

        Plus, if Peanut only learned about her name in the vet, probably one of the first things Grape said to her new owners was “just never mention the word ‘Periwinkle’.”.

        • darkgloomie

          “But, Grape, it’s such a nice shade of–”


  20. Lahi

    Mr. Sandwich looks like chuck norris

    • WingedwolfGirl

      That proves how awesome Grape & Peanut are as pets.

      • Lahi


  21. Zukio

    Well I just got the Alt Text:”You are the master of unlocking my heart”
    Another Resident Evil joke, look it up or check this YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XyghKl72R0

    • Maengun1256

      Thank you for the alt txt I was getting ready to ask but figured I would read through first :)

  22. black fox

    Lol i get it even this is the ferst time hering it

  23. olsh

    Fun fact theres a Jill sandwich shop in the mall in the first dead rising
    “One taste of Jill’s Original BIG Sandwich, and you’ll know why they call her the master of sandwichmaking!” —Willamette Parkview Mall Map

    So even Capcom thinks its a joke that will never end

  24. Ephesus

    “And I probably drew peanut a little too big”
    Well, I remember reading somewhere that he WAS older than Grape. Even though she’s more mature and protective towards Peanut.

    • Keldor

      I think he means Peanut in the arms of Jill. If you picture him stretching back out, he’s nearly adult size.

      • Haru Totetsu

        Naw Jill’s just got short arm…

  25. RootsofOrigin

    I guess Earl Sandwich looks like this Barry Burton character, but in my opinion he also looks like Raz Karcy (aka Wienerless Steve). I would like to see someone get this reference. :p
    Also, excuse me if that is a bit too vulgar.

  26. reaperofuria

    and so it began

  27. Camtheman16

    I really hope next comic shows them coming back for Grape, and her surprised look :3 It will be priceless. And most likely my next avatar(Considering that’s what actually happens)

  28. Lindseycrew

    So, that’s how they got grape!

    • SilverZeo

      All because Peanut made a frownie face.wo makes you wonder who is the favorite…

  29. SilverZeo

    What a Phail joke.

  30. Rocket Knight boy

    HA! can’t believe you got a resi reference in there!

  31. Salenstormwing

    Oh lord, why did I not see that joke coming? I’ve been reading this comic for such a long time, you would have thought I’d have learned bad jokes like that were coming? XD

  32. Xenocalypse

    I think this may be the best comic yet for that last panel alone, I was hit with sooo much nostalgia. I also couldn’t help but remember how someone “got to the ROOT of the problem…”

  33. WingedwolfGirl

    Grape: Go away! …You’re leaving?

    • Xane

      Hee… she’s not very good at pretending to be antisocial in order not to get hurt again, but she is still a kitten. The “see you later” line is so sad, since if they hadn’t picked her they probably would have never seen each other again…

  34. Carwyn

    Wow a Resident Evil joke, pretty subtle too. :)

    “No. Jill. Don’t open. THAT door!”
    “What is it!?”

    • SilverZeo

      Not as subtle as you think if you you watch that one Canadian guy on ChannelAwesome.

  35. Grip the Wolf

    In panel four, Peanut’s thoughtful face is hilariously cute.

    • Xane

      I think panel 4 is more sad than cute… panel 7 is the cutest one to me! The entire bottom row is adorable though, I remember when my last dog was small enough to hold in my arms like that…

      • Maengun1256

        Yeah well mine thinks he’s a lap dog lol

      • Grip the Wolf

        Now all I can see is sadness when I look at panel 4. Thanks for that.

  36. Jesse James

    2nd, 3rd and 4th panel made me sad. =(

    I also feel nerdy now that so many people don’t get the Jill Sandwich thing. lol

    • LupisLight

      Those panels made me sad too.

      And don’t feel bad about the Jill Sandwich joke; clearly, Jill doesn’t get it either. I wonder if Earl ever got around to explaining that one?

      • Maengun1256

        More than likely not just a great inside joke lmao

  37. Dontlookmenaked

    I hate waiting for the next comic It’s just biting at my ear wondering what happens next.
    Also I’m celebrating my birthday today but it really is on the 16th :)

  38. Dontlookmenaked

    I hate waiting for the next comic It’s just biting at my ear wondering what happens next.
    P.s. My birthday party is today

    • rallyjr

      Happy Birthday

  39. rallyjr

    outside: Go AWAY!
    Inside: Don’t Leave!

  40. Kamike

    Jibl Sandwich… I laughed my head off. XP

  41. PunkJax

    I was reading this quite normally until I reached the last panel where I died laughing.

    and now i’m dead look at what you did


  42. Sansash

    For Peanut it was love at first smell! :P

    • Sansash

      Oh, wait he said yell, not smell. Huh. That’s weird. I read it as smell at first. Fail.

      • Maengun1256

        nope not quite a fail cuz member b4 he said “I’m goin to sniff everyone” ;p

  43. Firewolf

    I do believe that is the absolute closest we got to seeing one of the parents Eyes…And, jill?

  44. 1boredcanadian

    You hate your friends the most right before they leave and then you don’t want them to.

  45. Darsen

    And now I can’t help but imagine Earl’s voice as being Barry Burton’s.

  46. Tendo

    I know its a little geeky, but hey, at least it wasn’t a sudo joke.

    • spiritkitsune


  47. FerreTrip

    I had to look that one up–then I noticed Rick had posted a link. |D; Anyway, noice. And d’awwwww at Grape and Peanut’s friendship from the start ^^

  48. GameCobra

    And thus, in some universe across the stars: Jill Valentine is jumping for joy as the birth of Jill Sandwich is established for all to see. As she directs the link to this comic to Barry Burton at the S.T.A.R.S office, he can only look on in both horror and amusement as he suddenly turns his attention to the father figure of the family: Earl Sandwich.

    “He looks like he could be a good friend of mine” He says to himself, as he books the next ticket to Babylon Garden.

  49. Exulen

    Princess Periwinkle is so cute

  50. silverfang16

    I am going to assume Peanut doesn’t really do horror games, at least not at this point(probably not later either).

  51. 1337

    Awwwww poor grape. She sad that penut. Leaving bye the way they are so cute!!!!

  52. Kitch

    You do realize you just ruined Valerio’s fan fiction, right? ;3

  53. Phantom Tails

    In the 4th panel, It’s like Peanut wants to tell his parents/owners that they should adopt Grape.

  54. spiritkitsune

    Poor Grape,
    she just played the hard one.

  55. Felix2648

    am I the only one who remembered this comment from the archives?


    • MrPickleman

      Nice one. Looks like VGmaster is clairvoyant.

  56. Maengun1256

    Thank you Rick for finally fill us inon her name :)

  57. Maengun1256

    Grapes reaction in the second panel is so cute in almost a sad sort of way it more like an Awwwwww moment instead of the D’Awwwww she seems so suprised that peanut actually has “parents”

  58. thefirstonethere

    okay the last panel looks strangely like mrs. sandwich is zipping up her pants XD
    AND OH YEAH i was thinking about housepets all day today and i came up with Bolo Knee sandwich lol (bologna)

  59. phosphorus

    i love how ms sandwich sort of babies peanut, the way she picks him up and holds him and how cute it is

  60. SilverZeo

    Aside from Tiger and the Mr. Bigglesworths, what do other pets think of each other’s names?

  61. gaboris

    Dang why did my comment get deleted? :(

    Cuz I asked what the Housepets universe version of RE would look like? O_o”

    • Maengun1256

      Yeah a bunch of mine got El’ Deleto also :(

  62. the fry pwnr

    someone hold me. i just finished playing resident evil. its was destend for me to get the referance……………. kinda like its ment to happen to me in rl …………………… someone hold me.

  63. the fry pwnr

    someone help me. i just finished resident evil………….it’s like it was ment to happen to me in rl……….. someone hold me.*curls up in a ball* :,[

    • Maengun1256

      Well we don’t want a Fry Sandwich now, now do we lol

  64. Daniel

    At first, I didn’t get the joke until I saw the videos. I never played Resident Evil before

  65. Chazmeister242

    awww grapeeeee!!!!!! why did you have to play hard to get!!! XP

  66. Draven

    Obscure game references make me smile. :)

  67. ShepherdWolf
  68. avorin

    all together now 1…2…3…d’awwwwwwwwwww
    who else wants plushie poppie/kittens of the whole cast really badly now.

  69. camtheman16

    Grape, your depth of character never ceases to amaze me.

  70. Greyfox

    Lol at the Resident Evil 1 joke xD

  71. efhosci

    Poor Grape, now she has no one to shout at. Except for Delusional Steve.

  72. JSkunk

    Okay, this comic finally just MADE me comment. Barry would be so proud.

  73. Maengun1256

    So wait does Earl have a brother? And if so would his name be Rueben?

  74. realwarpet

    I don’t think the concept of jill sandwhich was around back then.

    to this day I don’t get why it’s funny.

    • Indagare

      Anyone can be ’sandwiched’ between two objects, so it’s funny because anyone can be made into a sandwich. Here it’s a reference to a game, so it’s made funnier for anyone that played the game and remembered the line.

      • Keldor

        I think he means that they likely got married before Resident Evil was released, which is quite possible. On the other hand, RE was more than a decade ago now, so if Peanut is say 5 now, that gave them another 5 years before adopting him to get married. That would mean that the meme was fresh at the time of their marrage…

  75. Wolfenstein

    dear artist of the comic you ooze epicnes

  76. Bob

    If he’d have made a Portal reference I’d have gotten it… Though in this situation it’d be pretty hard to reference a non-existant cake that someone continues to rant about or explosive lemons… But I tend to stay away from the Resident Evil series, or any zombie games for that matter…

    • Camtheman16

      Then you sir, have obviously not experienced life yet, but dont owrry your getting there.. ; )

    • Keldor

      The sandwich is a lie!

      Hmm. Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, now does it…

  77. storm

    i wonder why grape was in the pound in the first place>

    • Indagare

      She’s likely stray, seized, or surrendered.

  78. thropian

    panel 1/2 no collar. Rest of the panels, collar. Not sure if that was intentional.

    Over all this comic made me laugh (and google search Jill Sandwich).

    Hope to see Grape’s reaction to being adopted.

    • Dissension

      Previously, Peanut escaped from his collar. When the Sandwiches found him, they put his collar back on.

    • Keldor

      Peanut slipped out of his collar and ran off, which is how he got into the cat section of the pound in the first place. Once Jill caught up, she put the collar back on and carried Peanut off.

      • Keldor

        *Looks at Dissension’s reply above*. I guess this will teach me to hit refresh after coming out of sleep mode, especially before commenting. e.e

  79. Pogiforce

    so here’s a question: the sandwich family does theme naming. I get Jill Sandwich. But what’s an Earl Sandwich?

  80. phosphorus

    Who here really wants to see peanut play in mud
    Plz tell me I’m not the only one


    oh silly jill


      and earl

  82. Maxitsfunny(dontwhattosay)



  83. TheHedgehog

    Aww. Poor Princess Periwinkle!