Sing For Your Supper
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  1. Ryu

    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!” :P

    • Keldor

      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.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        “Father of the Pridelands” with John Goodman?

        • Erikuto

          *pride

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Pridelands knockoff with rodents?

      • Frank

        What would they call that? Mousehole-lands?

        • darkgloomie

          Ratpackland

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Watergate Warren.

          • Keldor

            Little Warren in the Prairie.

            Obviously, it would be about a family of prairie dogs living out in the country…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            With a ferret for a producer that can only end well.

          • Keldor

            Given that black-footed ferrets prey primarily on prairie dogs, I question your definition of “end well”.

            Duke might like it though.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It would end tastily!

          • Frank

            Keldor, did you really just ask a ferret how giving prey to a ferret would end well?

  2. Dissension

    Alan shouldn’t grab the mic like that…

  3. Draven

    Nah, just find someone with a rediculously deep voice to harmonize and you’ll be fine.

    • Ryu

      Barry White! :3

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Or Betty White. Bet you could talk her into singing with a squirrel

        • Adryan

          That would make my day. xD

        • Ryu

          Betty White is the most trusted person in the world! Of course she can do anything awesome! :3 Rock please hire her! >.<

        • Keldor

          Just make sure to play back their voice recording at half speed, the opposite of what they did for Alvin.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “My backup vocals are a bullfrog?”

      • Keldor

        Bud….

        Bud…

        Bud…
        Wise…
        Bud…

        Er…

        Bud…
        Wise….
        Er…

    • Keldor

      They just need to find a humpbacked whale to help out!

  4. bene

    “It will at least get double platinum”
    what that’s it? Lol

    • darkgloomie

      “Platinum records” are awards given to records that sell a certain number of records, platinum being the highest or second-highest ranking.

      • Dissension

        I’m pretty sure bene was incredulous that the song would not do better than double-platinum, not asking what the term meant.

    • holmebrian

      i think gold is 1 million and platinum is 1 billion. so there saying they will sell 2 billion albums

      • Dissension

        The criteria for various RIAA certifications have changed over the years, but currently, the awards are as follows:

        Albums

        Gold = 500,000
        Platinum = 1,000,000
        Diamond = 10,000,000

        Singles

        Gold = 500,000
        Platinum = 1,000,000
        Multi-Platinum = 2,000,000+

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Billion? Dark Side of the Moon only got 50 million!

        • Frank

          He’s going to get… one sixth of earth’s population… to buy it

  5. *White fang*

    I don’t think alan’s really crying, he just has a paw full of onions in his left XD

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Yea, Alan’s about as convincing at crying as Pete was.

  6. Draven

    Alt text “After this we’ll get all Barbra Ann in here and that’ll be another hit without having to try”

    • GarrisonSkunk

      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?

      • Frank

        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!

  7. Gabe23

    The Glee cover will be superior … wow thats … thats serious

  8. IceKitsune

    That would be hilarious to hear I bet.

  9. GarrisonSkunk

    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.

    • Draven

      It looks like he’s on his back mostly, so there would be no pressure directly on the tail. He’s a smart sitter.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I’m sure the ferrets can afford ferret-friendly chairs.

  10. Mr D

    Oh Snap its Leo Chingkwake with blonde hair XD

  11. 1boredcanadian

    More ripping on terrible music? I love this arc!
    P.S. I loathe Glee….

  12. xhunterko

    Actually it’s dinner. But what do I know.

    • xhunterko

      So. Alan and the Hipmunks?

  13. Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

    Rock is so chill, sitting there.

    • RJ

      well, rocks don’t really produce a lot of heat.

    • Gabe23

      Yeah …. It looks like he certainly knows what he is doing … like a Pro

  14. GarrisonSkunk

    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?

    • Celicam

      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.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        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.

        • Keldor

          The point has always been that you couldn’t see their eyes, and with those glasses, you certainly can’t.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      No, it’s not been a big deal for a while. This isn’t Peanuts.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Well, except for Sasha’s tiny piano.

        • Raska

          that apparently she’s quite skilled at playing

  15. GarrisonSkunk

    We haven’t met her yet, but I already feel bad for Cindy.

  16. Profesor Rod

    I LOVE THIS ARC! XD

    And the arc before!

    It’s just amazing what can you do, even with secondary characters.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      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.

  17. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme

    I love today’s strip only because it takes a shot at Glee, a very loathsome show.

    • Raska

      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.

      • Maxmice

        I feel the same way. For example, my mother had never heard of Beck until Glee did a cover, which I find just disappointing.

  18. Argent Stonecutter

    If Axel Rose can pull it off…

    • Asuterisuku

      Axl* It’s important not to have the extra E; otherwise, the anagram the man intended doesn’t work.

  19. Ding

    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 :D

  20. John willow

    Just get someone to rap during the third verse, should get you an international tour

    • Z24

      Get a pitbull

  21. Frank

    Is he… crying?

    • Erikuto

      nah he’s just sweating :3

  22. FerreTrip

    Aw, too bad–that’s actually not a bad set of lyrics. It’s just he’s got a chipmunk voice.

  23. D-Rock

    Just wondering, how high exactly are their voices? Of course, writing about it wouldn’t exactly help.

  24. Z24

    Are those stunt tears?

  25. Foxtrack

    I love the last panel. good slam on Glee. hehehehe

  26. Ben Naimo

    I love this comic I think it should be made into a show

  27. MusicLoverInTheSky

    The majority of Glee covers are superior.

  28. Jinxed

    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’.

  29. ghastmaskzombie

    I honestly like Allan more than the original Alvin. Why? Because I can’t hear him.

    • Keldor

      Ouch!

  30. Cristian100n

    Please tell me I’m not the only one that knew that Alan’s tears were fake

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Nope, it was mentioned a few times.

    • Keldor

      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…

  31. illeatyourself

    Those are some good lyrics actually!

  32. BlueNight

    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.