Yush more Spo! ^^
I must admit I’m interested in meeting his sibblings, such as Spp.
Also, for me, the alt text is what made the comic X3
How very ironic that alt text is lol. I think ironic is the proper word choice here
I meant the comic not the alt text oops. I’m sick, leave me alone rar. I was commenting on the ten years thing when thinking how old that mouse has to be. Although that alt text is funny rofl
Yay more Spo and up close again too.
Lesson kids: read a book… cartoons these days are horrid at best
don’t watch cartoon, read more housepts!
90’s cartoons were the best hands down!
i feel this way too! They were quality animation!
The best were the classic Looney Tunes from the 40s and 50s. Back when they were still figuring the medium out.
Speaking of 40’s animation… well, I only need one word: Fantasia.
Correct. Disney at his finest. What he wanted to do with that film was so far ahead of his time. 3D, surround sound, environmental effects (water spray, wind, etc), but it would be too costly on the theaters. He then took it to his shows in the Disney parks.
Too bad they never did it for Fantasia.
Seriously, brilliant cartoon.
the really cool/sad thing about fantasia, was that it was supposed to be a series, they would release a new movie every year or so with new music/animation, and keep a few of the old classics. sadly with the first one not selling well, and fantasia 2000 even worse then idea fell through.
Y’okay… Just remember that the earlier Warner Brothers cartoons were not made for kids. They were used as filler for adult and serial cartoons.
Another reason they were the best.
give me ’80’s animes ANYTIME!
They were pretty cool but I much prefer 80s cartoons.
Cartoons from 90’s or older are the best!That’s it!
Darkwing Duck was pretty awesome.
No, don’t read a book… if you read a book these days, it might be Twilight. Then what would you do?
‘Smile’ or ‘Teenboat’ anyone?
Arrrgh! Twilight is meant to be used as emergency toilet paper, and I’m just making fun of that book because everyone else does.
“The room was familiar; it had been belonged to me since I was born.” -Page 9
Any book from the Twilight series used as T.P. is an insult to T.P. …
For me cartoons from the mid 80’s to late 90’s were the best, they were of such higher quality than the trash that is on TV now.
As for the comic, it’s as good as ever, keep it up Rick.
The T.P. will forgive as long as the book suffers…. >:D
Any kind of cartoon up to the ‘00 era was great, especially Pokemon, Dexter’s Lab, and Lonney Toons.
I was the kid who say in the corner, her face jammed into a book. As far as I was concerned, Harry Potter was my only friend
you better watch it. i can think of atleast one cartoon people might watch religiously
That’s… that’s a horrid oversimplification that does not give justice to the rare yet enjoyable cartoon that actually airs these days.
Um have you seen today’s cartoons? Likr Avatasr the Last Airbender or My Little Pony : Freindship is Magic? the cream of the crop is better than ever.
I haven’t seen avatar, but I hear it’s a good show.
Also my little pony: friendship is magic is absolutely awesome.
I thought someone would say something about MLP. It is better than most cartoons right now.
But I’d have to say I grew up loving Looney Tunes, Ed Edd N’ Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy, and Invader Zim; those were good cartoons.
There are still some decent shows on. Adventure Time and Regular Show anyone?
Oohhhhhhh! Regular Show is awesome! x3
Worst of the worst anyone?
Or anime… Lol I read a fair bit of stories online too so that counts ._.
I am definitely a book reader, though if I am watching anything it’s anime.
I agree that more books should be read. Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings for the win. Also most cartoons ’90s and before win and only MLP and avatar are good now. When discussing non-American shows then anime is still awesome
Well then. Spo certainly has issues with cartoons. Has he considered 60’sspiderman?
does the TV really have to be listed? ;l
it doesnt have a line
Yes. I’m pretty sure that every strip that a TV has been in, it’s been listed.
Yep, TV has appeared in 14 comics.
Huh. Who’d a thunk it?
Digimon/Pokemon and plenty of other TV shows in a nutshell.
I thought of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Also Captain Planet.
yup! Captain Planet, most definitely
Agreed, and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest!
You remember that too? One word: Toonami.
*remembers the end*
CN, What have you wrought!?
“They haven’t been on this planet for any more than ten years…”
Avatar: Toph, the youngest is Twelve.
Captain Planet: All teens.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the TV show version.
Alt: if you like it then you shoulda hung a lampshade on it
And I am not always condescending when I’m right!
No more Beyonce refs Rick please
I can see how there might be a lampshade hang here, but I have never noticed any of these animals show any prowess in hacking or engineering (well, except maybe the Tanuki)
Hint: It’s about the stuff besides superpowers
Yeah, I got that.
Is it sad that my longest thread was only because I posted the alt first? I’m going with yes and by going with yes, I shall now weep in a corner.
Why does Spo complain so much?
Because he likes complaining
Complaining is fun, it allows one to see the bad parts of life and think of how to fix them only to never bother fixing them until one remembers said complaints many years later.
He has a very tiny complex.
Quite a large very tiny complex, in fact.
Complain complain is all he did.
I finally had to close the lid.
Why not complain so much, hmm?
because he’s the one with some brains
complaining about complainers makes you a hippo. dont be a hippo
Bino looks quite thin,and I think his arm has shrunked… I need more sleep
Nya needs a lot more sleep!
I second Gary’s comment, that is Fido, but I also agree with Nya, in the sense that Fiso’s arm does seem skinny in this strip.
Well, he can’t very well look very buff, especially in every strip, now can he?
Boy, Spo sure is looking closer today, even moreso than usual!
So why does Spo keep watching it? Probably because he can’t reach the remote, but still.
…aaand that’s why Fido is reading a book
And the only books that Bino reads are strategy guides!
Strategy Guides fall to Joey, Bino is just the mean one, no more, no less
No, that’s Joey.
Bino reads the Mein Kampf
Very definitely. I wonder if Bino would also like something along the lines of Atlas Shrugged? Probably too many pages for him.
I wonder if it’s exhausting for Spo to generate a speech bubble ten times the size of his own body
he’s had lots of practice, he built up high endurance
lol. WHY THERE ISN’T A LIKE BUTTON HERE?!
Spo has always had an amazingly loud voice, given the size of his lungs.
Thats why i like spo he speaks his own opinion and no ones elsecan change that
Spo should have a talk with Lester…
[Comment] acknowledging [Trope name]. [General agreement].
Huh, so pets get to watch economic tube TV sets
Cats have been lobbying against flatscreens because they’re impossible to sleep on top of.
I beg to differ. I’ve seen cats defy the laws of physics, even to the point of sleeping on top of a flatscreen TV. It was rather silly to see.
I’m fairly sure cats could sleep on walls like Velcro
I have a feeling he is talking about Ben 10, but then he didn’t mention anything about the terrible dialogue.
He’s talking through his lampshade.
FIdo looks different…..AH! HIS SUNGLASSES!!! =O
He’s not wearing his regular glasses either. Contacts? Spo would be helpful in finding dropped ones! “Spo! I dropped it aga…” “NO!” “If you don’t help I’m feeding you Velveeta tonight!” “…grr.”
This is shockingly similar to how I approach most cartoons….
If funny to see whenever Spo talks he’s takes up an entire panel because he talks so much.
I think Fido would tell Spo to be quiet, but that would lead to Spo ranting about why he doesn’t need to shut up. Anyone?
I didn’t ever say a word that time! I know when to shut up! I’m not the one to keep blabbing when someone tells me to shut up, Some people dont know when to stop, but when I’m told to shut up I shut up. I dont keep on talking like some people! I know what shut up means!
That was rather confusing…
What makes me sad is the all-but-death of traditional cel animation for TV animation. Granted, a lot of it was terrible (you could tell which studio did particular episodes of Talespin depending on how deformed Don Karnage was) but a lot of Flash cartoons produced by an entire crew of professionals look worse than a lot of solo projects on the Internet (of course there’s a lot of horrible animation on the internet too). Flash itself isn’t bad, I’ve seen Flash animation that you couldn’t tell wasn’t cel, but so many cartoons these days look incredibly lazily animated. Also they’re still doing that “edgy” character design thing that started in the ’90s, unless you do it very well you end up with monstrosities like that ugly dog from Johnny Test.
As far as the actual content, just remember you’re probably remembering your nostalgia with rose-tinted shades. It’s marketed to kids, it’s almost never going to sound intelligent or funny once you’re older, aside from the rare gems like Animaniacs, which requires a very creative writing staff. A lot of shows try for this and fail, a lot of others don’t bother and just go for entertaining the kids.
Plus “limited edition cels” made specifically for collectors are not in any way the same as actual cels from the actual cartoon.
Don’t. Diss. On. Dukey.
Hah, I knew one of the puppies around here would chime in on some part of that. I actually like Dukey as a character but his design is hideous, and I think it may have been partly intentional (they upgraded his brain because he was so gross).
Whoever watch TV for cartoons these days? Kids watch Pocoyo (sp?) on Youtube and then be done with it XD At least so acts all the kiddies here in the neighborhood
Firstly, could anyone show me the alt text?
Secondly, I don’t think any of the housepets are older than ten……
I’d like to congratulate you on being the first person to catch the meta-joke
At least the first person to post a spoiler.
Well sure, but that helps affirm ME in my endeavor to make subtle jabs at myself
This does bring up some interesting thoughts, not the least of which is that the pets must be smarter than the humans if they mature quickly enough to act at least like much older teenagers/20-somethings (and how old was Rufus anyway?) at an average age of 4.
OK, well, I saw it, I thought it was cool, and figured that pointing to the TVTropes page on Lampshade Hanging was was a sufficiently subtle response.
Oh so there WAS a joke there? I saw it but simply didn’t mention it in case it was unintentional.
I’m honored. Now please, anyone, show me the alt text…
I have this problem not with cartoons, but with the live-action tv shows Nickelodeon and Disney Channel used to replace good shows.
Wow, Spo. I never thought about that. *makes sure to avoid doing such bad characterization and such in his stories*
And yeah, seriously, cartoons these days…don’t get me started.
Ten year old kids who know how to hack? Mother of God…
Yeah, its true. Most cartoons now can’t compare to the good old fashioned ones. The Chuck Jones and Hannah Barbara cartoons were awesome. Spo had a nice little rant there though. Bravo, SPO, bravo.
Don’t forget J Ward Enterprises!
I enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of Spo, he always makes things interesting. The world through the eyes of Spo. Hmm, that sounds like a comic in itself.
I read your comment but all I understand (thanks to Spo) is “I like cheese.”
Lately there have been so little good stuff in cartoons. The only thing I’m following is My Little Pony. That thing is surprisingly well written!
Is really as good as everybody says. Would you recomend it ?
It is generally better written than what you would expect, given that a tv exec for Hasbro okay’d it. A lot of the episodes are very well done. This does not mean that every episode is great, or that you will necessarily enjoy it in general. I will say that I do enjoy more than half of the episodes, and that the general lack of an idiot ball (except maybe the one Hasbro occasionally carries) is nicely refreshing.
I’ll see if a can find some episodes on youtube
Is Spo more grumpy every time or is just the fact that he’s really anoyed?
do not blame Spo, blame the Mice’s Republic for making him that way.
Oh no, nononnonononono, i dont blame them, i would rather thank them!
I like how Spo thinks, i was just saying hes a little more grumpy this time.
replace “kid” with “animal”.
You win a lampshade!
Nobody has mentioned Sonic the Hedgehog (SATAM) yet?
What’s wrong with you lot?!
Seriously. I haven’t even watched the whole series, and I can tell you, that was one of the best cartoons ever made (that had a story with it, anyway). While it could be considered a kid’s show, it had some mature themes. Kind of like Spongebob, but that’s an insulting comparison. (While great for kids, I honestly can’t stand its cheesiness and silliness. Mind you, I’m lactose intolerant. )
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was made for kids, and, while I haven’t watched it yet, it was the origin of the “Pingas” meme, so it must be awesome.
Anybody who wants to write a tv show, game, etc. It’s easy, just make tropes and let them bounce off each other…At least that is the easy (but uncreative and sometimes boring) way…And morals, what are those?
Hmmm….anything about 80’s cartoons spark your memory rick?
“How can you be right if you’re not condescending?!”
I see Spo has been watching a little too much Bill Maher… e.e
Out of the ordinary information. Credit on behalf of the info!
Fido,. you have a girlfriend… Why are you hanging out with a mouse…?
On the subject of cartoons, there have always been those that are awesome, those that absolutely suck, and those that are somewhere in between… The 80s and 90s spurned their own suckfests, such as just about everything that was based off a movie… Just about every popular movie spurned a cartoon series that seemed like it was screen-written by drunk and retarded monkeys… At the same time in this age, we have absolutely awesome cartoons such as Adventure Time, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, the 2011 reboot of ThunderCats, and Regular Show…
90’s and older cartoons are the ones I prefer to watch over today’s cartoons which are nothing but GARBAGE!!!
I grew up with 90’s cartoons and TV shows as a kid and really miss them.
Also great comic I really enjoy the characters, the crazy adventures they find themselves in and I once had a dog named PB as a kid. Sadly she had to be put down after biting someone.
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