After the commercial success of Pridelands 2, Rock should come up with something like ‘Pride TV’; “Every Saturday mornings at 9 only on The HP Channel!”
TV adaptations of movie adaptations of books *never* do well, and the royalties would be through the roof.
Besides, the only role Alen could hope to fill in a Pridelands flick is lion’s snack #2.
“Father of the Pridelands” with John Goodman?
Pridelands knockoff with rodents?
What would they call that? Mousehole-lands?
Little Warren in the Prairie.
Obviously, it would be about a family of prairie dogs living out in the country…
With a ferret for a producer that can only end well.
Given that black-footed ferrets prey primarily on prairie dogs, I question your definition of “end well”.
Duke might like it though.
It would end tastily!
Keldor, did you really just ask a ferret how giving prey to a ferret would end well?
Alan shouldn’t grab the mic like that…
might cause static
Nah, just find someone with a rediculously deep voice to harmonize and you’ll be fine.
Barry White! :3
Or Betty White. Bet you could talk her into singing with a squirrel
That would make my day. xD
Betty White is the most trusted person in the world! Of course she can do anything awesome! :3 Rock please hire her! >.<
Just make sure to play back their voice recording at half speed, the opposite of what they did for Alvin.
“My backup vocals are a bullfrog?”
They just need to find a humpbacked whale to help out!
“It will at least get double platinum”
what that’s it? Lol
“Platinum records” are awards given to records that sell a certain number of records, platinum being the highest or second-highest ranking.
I’m pretty sure bene was incredulous that the song would not do better than double-platinum, not asking what the term meant.
i think gold is 1 million and platinum is 1 billion. so there saying they will sell 2 billion albums
The criteria for various RIAA certifications have changed over the years, but currently, the awards are as follows:
Gold = 500,000
Platinum = 1,000,000
Diamond = 10,000,000
Gold = 500,000
Platinum = 1,000,000
Multi-Platinum = 2,000,000+
Billion? Dark Side of the Moon only got 50 million!
He’s going to get… one sixth of earth’s population… to buy it
I don’t think alan’s really crying, he just has a paw full of onions in his left XD
Yea, Alan’s about as convincing at crying as Pete was.
Alt text “After this we’ll get all Barbra Ann in here and that’ll be another hit without having to try”
Ok, I usually get the alt text references, but this time I’ve been handed the idiot ball — is this a reference to the Beach Boys song? Does it have a reputation for being a very easy song to sing?
I don’t think it has a reputation for anything, it just is easy to sing. I mean, the song is practically sung in monotone with no instrumental backup!
The Glee cover will be superior … wow thats … thats serious
That would be hilarious to hear I bet.
I wonder if Rock has an artificial tail. Looks like it should be awfly painful for him to sit on the tailbone like that. Maybe he belongs to the Tail Club for Ferrets. Unless that’s a special chair with a hole for his tail to fit through.
It looks like he’s on his back mostly, so there would be no pressure directly on the tail. He’s a smart sitter.
I’m sure the ferrets can afford ferret-friendly chairs.
Oh Snap its Leo Chingkwake with blonde hair XD
More ripping on terrible music? I love this arc!
P.S. I loathe Glee….
Oh I forgot to ask, PLEASE include Bieber Bashing!
Actually it’s dinner. But what do I know.
So. Alan and the Hipmunks?
Rock is so chill, sitting there.
well, rocks don’t really produce a lot of heat.
Yeah …. It looks like he certainly knows what he is doing … like a Pro
Its been a half hour without any comments on it, so I guess its officially no longer a big deal when a human is shown full face in the comic anymore. Or do the glasses and facial hair make it count as not full face?
Well, it counts, just that its not a particularly interesting, nor important human. Though its signifigance should be marked down I suppose, on some wiki or another.
I guess its just that its so front and center (plus the fact that it IS a non important human) that seemed odd to me. I’d have thought Rick would have covered part of it with Alan’s speech bubble or something.
The point has always been that you couldn’t see their eyes, and with those glasses, you certainly can’t.
Point taken, thanks.
No, it’s not been a big deal for a while. This isn’t Peanuts.
Well, except for Sasha’s tiny piano.
that apparently she’s quite skilled at playing
We haven’t met her yet, but I already feel bad for Cindy.
I LOVE THIS ARC! XD
And the arc before!
It’s just amazing what can you do, even with secondary characters.
Behold: The Power of Rick.
Of course the downside is he’ll eventually get offers from people (like Rock, actually) who will say “We love your strip and want to make a show of it! We just want to change this…and this…and this…. lose this….make this character more loveable, lose the Garfield parodies, and of course once a season Grape and Peanut have to have a ‘will they or wont they’ episode!”
Stay strong and true to your vision Rick. Beleve me, I know of what I speak.
I love today’s strip only because it takes a shot at Glee, a very loathsome show.
I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard their covers of various songs. A very blessed few do they cover well, the rest are, IMO, worse than the originals. Which, I think, is Rick’s point in taking a poke at them.
I feel the same way. For example, my mother had never heard of Beck until Glee did a cover, which I find just disappointing.
If Axel Rose can pull it off…
Axl* It’s important not to have the extra E; otherwise, the anagram the man intended doesn’t work.
Whatever. Now tell me a ground squirrel couldn’t sing “Poison”.
A ground squirrel couldn’t sing “Poison”.
The imixer – one big red button to blend 30 channels of audio. Also, Alan has it right – you really have to touch and bump that mic alot and make sure you’re breathing directly into it. He really knows his stuff
That’s the button to open the control room mic.
That way you know Alan can’t hear what they’re saying in panels 3 and 4.
Unless wacky sitcom antics are at play and Duke accidently disabled it somehow.
They would have noticed the feedback on the monitor if the mic was open when you weren’t holding the button.
Plus I don’t think wacky sitcom antics are Rick’s style
Where have you been?
In the shower. Did I get any messages?
Just get someone to rap during the third verse, should get you an international tour
Get a pitbull
Is he… crying?
nah he’s just sweating :3
Aw, too bad–that’s actually not a bad set of lyrics. It’s just he’s got a chipmunk voice.
Just wondering, how high exactly are their voices? Of course, writing about it wouldn’t exactly help.
I assume they sound just like Alvin and the Chipmunks.
I’ll go with that.
Just more squirrelly.
Are those stunt tears?
I love the last panel. good slam on Glee. hehehehe
I love this comic I think it should be made into a show
The majority of Glee covers are superior.
Actually the fact that you give Glee yet another song to sing overwhelms the fact that the Glee cover would be greater.
In other words, I’d just loathe the hypothetic song in mention here less than anything already covered by that terrible posse of ‘teenagers’.
I honestly like Allan more than the original Alvin. Why? Because I can’t hear him.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that knew that Alan’s tears were fake
Nope, it was mentioned a few times.
But if it’s an album, why does he need to bother with tears, fake or otherwise, given that it’s audio only?
Unless Alen wants to get on MTV or something…
Maybe Cindy slapped him just before the take when he was “reaching for the water bottle”.
Gotta get in character.
Those are some good lyrics actually!
You’ve discovered one of my secret loves: taking the Chipmunks seriously as artists. There’s a duet cover of Journey’s Faithfully that, when sped up, sounds exactly like Alvin and Brittany.
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