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.
Yush, Grape and Peanut were destined to be bff’s! =^. .^=
At first Peanut is like Aww…
Then he was like Yeah!
And then he was all huh…
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….
Your brother was in the pound? XP
Clearly he took that fursuiting thing way too far. <.<
he’d get along just fine with joey
It’s that whole “can’t resist” impulse that brings it out. We’ve all had those moments.
Oh you sillies!
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?
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.
“Grape nuts”? This really goes faaaar back!
Been to the Discount Ninja Barn lately??
Now I remember why I love this Comic so much, I have my own Peanut and Grape lmao
Where all da sable Jills at?
No wonder she threw him out!
lol Earl is like ”*puts palm of hand to face*Jillllll” XD
OMG Why did you do that Joke? XD XD
Because it entered my brain and refused to leave
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?
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.
Har de har har, but I don’t understand the joke, I’m littler than you’d think
Wait, no I get the housing jokes but not Jill
Whats the joke? I dont get it
im pretty stupid rick, so your gonna have to explain the joke in this one
Just got to ask ya Rick when do we get to meet Rueben?
Rick is full of surprises!
Because it’s awesome. Even if it is silly.
And don’t blame Rick ~ Blame Earl!
When Earl met Jill. You know half the Sandwich family’s search for love is in clever name jokes
I don’t get it…
Never mind, I found the link.
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.
Ah HAH. Nevermind… I should have read further down the thread before asking. Thanks anyway.
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. -_-’
wait, what joke?
“Jill Sandwich” is the joke.
it has to do with the very first resident evil game.
Google the phrase.
Wow Mrs. Sandwhich’s name is Jill! Also I want to hold Peanut!
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!
WHAT ABOUT STEVE!?!? I wanna bring steve home I feel bad for the guy ;,(
your to late. i adopted him already. tell you what. just wait till x-mas okay. :]
why till x-mas? I don’t want to wait that long lol
Which made me realize that Grape didn’t tell him name to begin with and completely dodged the question.
And for the not-geeky-enough… can someone please explain why it’s funny?
Play Resident Evil 1.
A second late, you would’ve fit nicely into a sandwich!
Does sound better than the original 1996 version but its still a famous meme classic
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.
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.
Thanks for the link Rick! I would never have gotten the joke otherwise.
OK, you finally made a joke that’s actually too geeky.
I don’t know, I think the Linux command joke in Scaredy Cats was much geekier then this one.
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.
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.
Traceroute is right “up there” with pinging. Which is probably as well-known as (….hmm… I thought this analogy would e easier…) okapis?
That is some amazing voice acting right there. xD
Complimented by an even more masterful use of body language and expression.
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.
………….. oh i get it XD i think… hmmm
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”
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.)
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.
I don’t get the joke.
Care to explain, anyone?
I would have never known that was the joke/reference without an explanation.
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.
geeky rick is geeky
One of us. One of us. One of us.
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.
So it is safe to assume Mr. Sandwich plays Resident Evil?
I have a feeling the Mr. Sandwiches first name is Jack lol
Wait…i didn’t want to comment here!! ><
His name is actually Earl.
Idk why i said that. My brain is not functioning properly. I should be asleep right now ><
Wait, is that an Earl of Sandwich joke or a coincidence?
It’s an Earl of Sandwich joke by intent, apParently.
His name’s Earl, actually.
EDIT: D’oh, someone beat me to it!
No, it’s Joe
Stop Messing With Mah Brains!!!!! X3
Nope I thought it was Jimmy or maybe John lol ( bad attempt at sandwhich humor)
*Sandwich lol oops
Would that mean he’s kinda sloppy then?
Peanut looks confused in the last panel lol
He obviously doesn’t get the joke about Jill.
I don’t either, even after watching that video! X3
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.
*facepalm* no, just no.
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!
More than likely it will be both :p
Earl does look like Barry Burton! o.o
That might just make it even more funny.
I wonder if we will get the reference to “Princess Perinwingkle” in this arc.
I don’t think it’s likely. Peanut didn’t find out until the went to the vet years later.
Earl probably will learn it though.
AND THUS THE GENESIS I DON’T KNOW HOW TO END THIS SENTENCE.
Should it make me sad that I didn’t get the reference?
Given I was sad that I DID get it, I’d say no.
It had to be done.
It was necessary.
Wait for it….wait for it…. -waiting for it-
D’ AWWWWWWW <3
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?
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.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say the new drawing style was the aging
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.
I think they’d already reached their full growth when the strip started.
Awww, no one called Grape by her old name, Princess Periwinkle!
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.
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’.”.
“But, Grape, it’s such a nice shade of–”
Mr. Sandwich looks like chuck norris
That proves how awesome Grape & Peanut are as pets.
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
Thank you for the alt txt I was getting ready to ask but figured I would read through first
Lol i get it even this is the ferst time hering it
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
“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.
I think he means Peanut in the arms of Jill. If you picture him stretching back out, he’s nearly adult size.
Naw Jill’s just got short arm…
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.
and so it began
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)
So, that’s how they got grape!
All because Peanut made a frownie face.wo makes you wonder who is the favorite…
What a Phail joke.
HA! can’t believe you got a resi reference in there!
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
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…”
Grape: Go away! …You’re leaving?
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…
Wow a Resident Evil joke, pretty subtle too.
“No. Jill. Don’t open. THAT door!”
“What is it!?”
Not as subtle as you think if you you watch that one Canadian guy on ChannelAwesome.
In panel four, Peanut’s thoughtful face is hilariously cute.
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…
Yeah well mine thinks he’s a lap dog lol
Now all I can see is sadness when I look at panel 4. Thanks for that.
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
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?
More than likely not just a great inside joke lmao
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
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
outside: Go AWAY!
Inside: Don’t Leave!
Jibl Sandwich… I laughed my head off. XP
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
For Peanut it was love at first smell!
Oh, wait he said yell, not smell. Huh. That’s weird. I read it as smell at first. Fail.
nope not quite a fail cuz member b4 he said “I’m goin to sniff everyone” ;p
I do believe that is the absolute closest we got to seeing one of the parents Eyes…And, jill?
Here you go check this strip out
You hate your friends the most right before they leave and then you don’t want them to.
And now I can’t help but imagine Earl’s voice as being Barry Burton’s.
I know its a little geeky, but hey, at least it wasn’t a sudo joke.
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 ^^
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.
Princess Periwinkle is so cute
I am going to assume Peanut doesn’t really do horror games, at least not at this point(probably not later either).
Awwwww poor grape. She sad that penut. Leaving bye the way they are so cute!!!!
You do realize you just ruined Valerio’s fan fiction, right? ;3
In the 4th panel, It’s like Peanut wants to tell his parents/owners that they should adopt Grape.
she just played the hard one.
am I the only one who remembered this comment from the archives?
Nice one. Looks like VGmaster is clairvoyant.
Thank you Rick for finally fill us inon her name
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”
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)
i love how ms sandwich sort of babies peanut, the way she picks him up and holds him and how cute it is
Aside from Tiger and the Mr. Bigglesworths, what do other pets think of each other’s names?
Dang why did my comment get deleted?
Cuz I asked what the Housepets universe version of RE would look like? O_o”
Yeah a bunch of mine got El’ Deleto also
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.
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* :,[
Well we don’t want a Fry Sandwich now, now do we lol
At first, I didn’t get the joke until I saw the videos. I never played Resident Evil before
awww grapeeeee!!!!!! why did you have to play hard to get!!! XP
Obscure game references make me smile.
This is search no. 3… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_kZh46upFs
all together now 1…2…3…d’awwwwwwwwwww
who else wants plushie poppie/kittens of the whole cast really badly now.
Puppies is spelled with a “u”!
like this?-> popieus
No! The second letter!
Not according to Sasha in this Strip
oh like this! pouppieueis
Grape, your depth of character never ceases to amaze me.
Lol at the Resident Evil 1 joke xD
Poor Grape, now she has no one to shout at. Except for Delusional Steve.
Okay, this comic finally just MADE me comment. Barry would be so proud.
So wait does Earl have a brother? And if so would his name be Rueben?
In this arc starting here. http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/06/08/no-excuses/
I don’t think the concept of jill sandwhich was around back then.
to this day I don’t get why it’s funny.
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.
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…
dear artist of the comic you ooze epicnes
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…
Then you sir, have obviously not experienced life yet, but dont owrry your getting there.. ; )
The sandwich is a lie!
Hmm. Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, now does it…
i wonder why grape was in the pound in the first place>
She’s likely stray, seized, or surrendered.
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.
Previously, Peanut escaped from his collar. When the Sandwiches found him, they put his collar back on.
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.
*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
so here’s a question: the sandwich family does theme naming. I get Jill Sandwich. But what’s an Earl Sandwich?
The joke is that the man that made the sandwich as we know it, was know as Earl of Sandwich (a noble title at the time). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Montagu,_4th_Earl_of_Sandwich
He also temporarily had Hawaii named after him.
Who here really wants to see peanut play in mud
Plz tell me I’m not the only one
oh silly jill
Aww. Poor Princess Periwinkle!
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