Return Of The Television

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Discussion (132) ¬

  1. Ryufire

    Aww, I miss the play! >.<

    • Ezhno Pallaton

      To be Critical, I liked the Macbeth better, Since Shakespeare has a lot you can do with it Humor wise. I didn’t like Guys and Dolls when I saw it, but that’s just me.

    • Liandrii

      Alt text: “Sharktoberfest In July is better than regular Sharktoberfest cause you only get stupid Shark programming for one day, instead of all month”

  2. Zaitsev

    Nice lighting in this strip.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It casts Grape’s sleepy skepticism into sharp relief.

    • caldayton

      Yeah! I wonder how much time it added to the finished comic o.o

    • AthiosDvK

      I very much enjoy this. Rick, you should work a bit more on lighting in every comic! :D

    • Gabe23

      it certainly adds a realistic touch

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Seriously. Second Panel Grape would make an awfully good cynical avatar.

  3. IceKitsune

    Drooling Peanut XD

    • Lilaeris

      A lethal combination of cute and ew!

    • Verp

      He has dog lips. Even humans drool when they lay down at an awkward angle. I often leak around my six inch fangs when I lay down wrong.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        He has dog lips except when he has to do something that requires monkey lips. Like talking.

        • GarrisonSkunk

          Talk of dog lips reminds me of the scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” when Snoopy kisses Lucy, she freaks out about dog germs and he goes “Bleeah”.

      • Perfesser_Bear

        I think the word you were looking for is flews.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          That sounds like one of those obscure terms only used by gamekeepers in the southwest of England… and even then they check to see if anyone’s listening before they use them.

        • Verp

          I usually call dog lips jowls.

  4. Lindseycrew

    That is alot of information for something that could be described as a “very strong cup!”

    • tahrey

      I think it could be more accurately described as a “fairly normal tippee-cup”. Maybe slightly reinforced and maybe with a weighted base, but otherwise just a regular toddler’s drinking vessel.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      If it doesn’t dissolve when you put coffee in it, it’d make a great travel mug. Except it’s probably impossible to drink out of because of the powerful gyroscopes in the base.

    • valerio

      you’re not much into the world of advertisement, aren’t you?

  5. Shoan

    I don’t have any money…… :) I don’t need to buy it

    • valerio

      but you WANT it.
      You want it….now…

  6. xhunterko

    And to check if it’s still good, open the lid to see if it makes a raspberry noise! Let me check one! *thbbbbt* Ah, still good!

    • Darkewulf

      You, sir, have made my day.

    • bhPixelFire

      I just saw a scene from the beginning of Aladin in this…

  7. bene

    Love peanuts’s face and grapes half attempt to look at the telly

  8. Lunyk Stormdragon

    You have made me feel inferior about my cup-wielding skills.

  9. Erikuto

    I hate having spilled liquids all over my table so I need a cup like that!

    Now i just need a table that won’t spill on my cup….*nigahiga reference in advance*

    • Erikuto

      Meant to say something else there…Oh well it still kinda works out…kinda

    • tahrey

      I googled nigahiga and am now dumber as a result. Thanks a bunch.

      • Erikuto

        He’s a famous youtuber…actual i think the #1 most subscribed on youtube lol

  10. thefirstonethere

    Cup? who needs a cup when i can have my very own tum….bler…..ber… blur…. whaaat?

  11. GarrisonSkunk

    Ask your Doctor if Tum-Bul-Cup is for you!

  12. GarrisonSkunk

    Wonder what Peanut’s dreaming about in the third panel as his tail’s a-wagging.

    • bene

      Heh grape lol

  13. Profesor Rod

    Drooling sleeping dog = cute + gross XD

    Also, that cup product thingy sound actually AWESOME!

  14. Xane

    Do not taunt Tum-Bul-Cup.

  15. Ding

    Aaa Cute!
    Grape’s “I’m still asleep but for some reason I am moving and doing this thing” is dead-on!

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Fifth panel – Announcer “And now for a limited time only….Pridelands Tum-Bul-Cups!” Grape immediatly snaps awake and calls out “Mooooooooooooooom!”, ironicly waking Peanut for a change.

  16. Gabe23

    Must … buy … ridiculous product …. that … I … certainly … dont … need …
    Wait ! I dont have to do everything that TV tells me to do … YAY

    • GarrisonSkunk

      But if you act now we’ll double the offer and send you TWO Tum-Bul-Cups!

      • Keldor

        Just pay seperate shipping and handling!

    • Ryufire

      Yes..Yes….BUY IT…..IT’S YOUR DESTINY!!!! @_@

      • Gabe23

        mmmm …. (thinking deeply)

        You know what … GIVE ME 20 !!!!

        you win this time Tv …

      • bug

        OMG!!! The jedi mind trick actualy worked!!!!!…..@_@ must buy-NO!-NO!!-NOOOO!!!-snap out of it!*slap* Ryufire!!! you almost got me! >:(

      • bug

        My god I have just realised how BEHIND THE POUERCURVE I realy am.!.
        Really!Two DAYS behind!

  17. Legendario13

    They must be waiting for cartoons or just want background sound. Personally i hate those things
    and is too early to ask for Alt Text?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      “Sharktoberfest in July is better than regular Sharktoberfest ’cause you only get stupid shark programming for one day, instead of all month.”

      • Legendario13

        Cool thanks!

    • tahrey

      Or possibly Peanut was watching something and fell asleep, and Grape is herself far too out of it to turn the set off?

      The smart money these days is on TVs that turn themselves off on an internal timer. I have mine set for 2.30am. Either I’ve already turned it off anyway, or I’ve fell asleep (so saves the electricity), or it acts as a sign that it would be a very good idea to stop watching / playing games / etc now…

      • Legendario13

        I thought all the TVs had that system (I cant really tell cause I had never used that thing)
        Usually i never stay up that late to watch TV because theres nothing to see anyways, soo thats not a problem for me.
        Perhaps they dont know\care about the electricity bill

    • Argent Stonecutter

      My favorite TV channel is “off”.

      • Legendario13

        So you dont really watch a lot of TV huh?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          There are distressingly few shows targeting the ferret demographic. Apart from American Pickers, and there’s only so much of that you can watch.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Rock Milton will come up with plenty of ideas for ferret programming. Has Miles invented television yet?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Rock’s version of American Pickers would have Rock buying the whole store. Every time. For whatever price they want.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’d be like Pawn Stars except everyone was replaced by Chumley.

  18. Cristian100n

    Oh my god i love peanut’s face there

    • i like your hat

      slobbering on the couch :3

      • Cristian100n

        I’m pretty sure most people slobber on the couch
        I know I do

  19. Ryufire

    Brick Tamland: I….Love….Cup 0.0

  20. Joey0207

    It’s amazing what they invent to make money.

  21. Valerio

    DAWWW!! Peanut wagged in sleep after Grape walked by. :D

    • IceKitsune

      Noticed that too. :D

    • Gabe23

      Oh Yeah …. He truly love her

    • bhPixelFire


  22. Tezarro

    That sounds like a great cup, to bad no one’s awake to know about it. :<

  23. wolf long fellow

    funny thing is im watching one of these infomertials right now ^_^

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Oddly enough I was watching the tail end of a marathon when the comic came online (All be it “McHale’s Navy” and not Shark related programming).

  24. i like your hat

    whats grape holding in the last panel? looks like a pastry or a cup but i’m not sure…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      She got up to get a cup of water. Which she is competent to carry without spilling even when asleep.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        The girl’s got skills. After all she doesn’t want to spill any on herself…the whole cat + water thing.

  25. tahrey

    Soooo… no-one else appreciates the apparent art upgrade in this strip? :)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Dramatic Lighting was Endorsed in the Second Comment.

    • dibs

      honestly, i appreciate it an recognize that it is well done, but it isn’t my preference… unless the tone of the strip overall is going to change, i don’t think it works as well.

      again, no disrespect intended, Rick can do what he wants, but that was just my opinion/reaction

  26. pb98

    awww peanut is cute when he is sleeping
    also i also like your hat

    • Legendario13

      You mean you are i like your hat, or you also like i like your hat, or ???

      • Valerio

        it doesn’t matter! I like your hat!

  27. Valerio

    heh, grape’s tail has all fluffed up in panel 4.
    some commercials can make one nervous

    • Legendario13

      Wow is true
      Is way more fluffy

  28. Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

    The lighting feels like a new level of Housepets! art. I like it. *smiles and gives thumbs up*

  29. Thalateya

    That shading seems to looks better, it might just be me, but isn’t it usually softer.

  30. WingedwolfGirl

    Hey Mom! we want a Tum-Bul-Cup!

  31. FerreTrip

    Ah, one of those cases where the post text is arguably as good as if not better than the actual comic itself.

  32. Greigh

    In case of death, discontinue use! :D

  33. Aerion Snowpaw

    Am I the only one who thinks the art is different?
    I approve of it, of course, but it seems all of ya’re too busy discussing the cups to commend on the ‘deeper’ art.

    THen again, maybe it’s just shaded to make it look dark, and it ‘accidentally’ makes it look more real?

  34. Draven

    Peanut sleeps the same way i do.

    • valerio

      …but he’s CUTER!

      • Draven

        I beg to dif- yea, you’re right.

  35. Salenstormwing

    Now if only I could get one of those cups and combine it with Slushee-Magic, so I could make a slushee drink without the chance of making a mess with it! While wearing my Cuddleuppit! While I use Flex-Seal to fix my leaky gutters and/or roof.

  36. DanTwelve3

    Pretty shadows in this one.
    The warranty terms make me second guess buying this product, but tiny knives sound dangerous. I give in!

  37. The Maverick Man

    But he’s not done, order know and they double your offer absolutely free, just pay separate shipping and handling for a spare that you’ll probably never use

  38. Perfesser_Bear

    Love the position of Grape’s ears in the second frame — eyes closed and apparently running on autopilot, but her ears are still alert and turned in the direction if the… drivel.

  39. Maxwell

    I WANT ONE!!!!

  40. bhPixelFire

    Peanut is just so freaking adorable here!

    But I don’t think they will sell many cups.

  41. Frank

    The disclaimer! OMG! My day is now complete!

  42. fastbreak333

    A shame Billy Mays is no longer with us. Without his loud, suave voice, warehouses will forever be loaded with cups only idiots need.

  43. Z24

    Well, it’s said one absorbs more information when it’s asleep, so what does that make Peanut?

  44. holmebrian

    i just came to say I’ve got nothing to say just cause i like to say it other than another shot of them asleep on the couch lol

  45. i like your hat

    do YOU have trouble operating a CUP!!! i know i do x3

    • Frank

      “I have a job for you that doesn’t involve walking and carrying hot liquids at the same time!”
      “Yers. Thats hurd.”

  46. blitzfolfy

    infomercials in a nutshell :P
    “what you already own is useless/dangerous! buy this instead!”

  47. 1boredcanadian

    And yes, it will blend! Warning: do not attempt to blend.

  48. microbuss

    finite? did you mean “infinte”?
    Peanut drool! yuck XD

  49. p0lo

    Allow four to six weeks for delivery.

  50. Verp

    I remember back before cable there was only ABC, CBS, NBC and a bunch of public channels run by universities. Then about the time of the first moon landing, a bunch of hippies got together and invented Sesame Street and PBS. Then things took off and got really weird.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Don’t forget the Banana Splits.

      • Verp

        They never did figure out where those fursuits came from. They found them in storage with no records associated with them. That almost makes me want to believe in anthropomorphic animal elves.

  51. opsfox

    is it me or does grapes snout look off in the fourth panel, she doesnt look like a cat more like a fox or dog. wow my first post on the comments ever and its me pointing out a mistake i feel bad.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      I think she’s supposed to be scrunching up her face in annoyance of the lateness of the hour. Reminds me a little of the vanity plate they used to run at the end of the show “Taxi” — A chipper young woman passes her boss in the hall with a happy “Good night, Mr Walters!”, and he just grumbles in response.

  52. GuyFace101

    Is it sad that I can identify all the items you parody in the television comics? … I’m not sure.

  53. FluroFur

    Just spent last night and all of today getting up to date with this web comic, one of the best I have read so far and I have read quite a few

  54. bhPixelFire

    “We are not reliable for any injuries caused by projectile TUM-BUL-CUPs.”

  55. Peanut

    this comic is genuis i havent commented in a long time tho but seriously whathappened to the user thedietpoisoin he dissappeared

    • Foxstar

      We don’t keep track of users.

  56. Z24

    That TV deserves an Emmy

  57. LordWorpeltinger

    Is it me or is Peanut looking very fluff lately?
    Might be me.. but the art’s making him look very fluff lately
    Perhaps it’s Rick’s way of taunting the “X looks buff today” people.

  58. Grip the Wolf

    Grape can hold a cup propenly with PAWS. That doesn’t bod well for the Tum-Bul-Cups.