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Just for laughs, let's come up with groan-inducing Housepets story ideas that, if it were a show, would be a clear indication that it had gone on a few too many seasons.

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• An "evil twin" arc with an inevitable "But which one's the real pet?" scene

• A clip show where the characters all stand around in one room and remember stuff like it was yesterday.

• King and Bailey's kids grow up and move out, and their adopted pup, the new focus of the entire strip, is like Scrappy Doo. (Or maybe it just is Scrappy Doo.)

• For some inexplicable reason, one of the Celestials turns them all into adorable pups and kittens and they have to find a way to reverse it, but how can they do it when everyone's busy going "D'awwww" and not taking them seriously?


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Heaven is evil all along.

Parents that own pets are the real deal.

Hell is secretly what Heaven is suppose to be if they wern't a bunch of TRY HARDS! >:(

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The entire comic is about King now. Also King has magical powers.

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Post Re: Jump the Shark
the apocalypse happens but the pets manage to somehow stop it, either with time travel to prevent it or by defeating whatever demon causes it. that seems to be where a lot of things jump the shark.

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One of the celestials pulls the 'time to wake up' line on Sabrina, and she wakes up in the galifrax dimension because Babylon Gardens was a dream the whole time. the rest of the comic becomes about finding a way back to the dream world.

jonas Wrote:
• An "evil twin" arc with an inevitable "But which one's the real pet?" scene
only to have a twist ending that the alternate version is actually the nice one, the local one was the evil one all along.

*cough* futurama *cough*

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• A clip show where the characters all stand around in one room and remember stuff like it was yesterday.
which becomes such a frequent phenomenon that it feels weird not to have one per season/arc.


*cough* power rangers *cough*

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The entire comic is about King now. Also King has magical powers.


King is Homer and Bailey is Marge. The pups are Lisa, Bart and Maggie.

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The arc ends abruptly, with the last panel being Res and Peanut drawn in the style from years ago, looking over the first three panels which are on a piece of paper infront of Peanut, and going:

"Wait... No... that idea wont work."
"Well what if we... hmmm... Yeah..."
(From off screen) "Its your own faults for writing out your two biggest plot drivers a dozen arcs ago!"

thereby implying that EVERYTHING since Res' first visit was just him and peanut messing around.

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Buster Wrote:
One of the celestials pulls the 'time to wake up' line on Sabrina, and she wakes up in the galifrax dimension because Babylon Gardens was a dream the whole time. the rest of the comic becomes about finding a way back to the dream world.

That actually sounds like a really interesting idea for a spin-off series.
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The arc ends abruptly, with the last panel being Res and Peanut drawn in the style from years ago, looking over the first three panels which are on a piece of paper infront of Peanut, and going:

"Wait... No... that idea wont work."
"Well what if we... hmmm... Yeah..."
(From off screen) "Its your own faults for writing out your two biggest plot drivers a dozen arcs ago!"

thereby implying that EVERYTHING since Res' first visit was just him and peanut messing around.

Certainly a funny idea.

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Retconning everything since Grape's dream arc

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And because of that, Grape becomes an avatar, Peanut becomes her student, Tarot and Sabrina take a more antagonistic role, Joel takes the role of Thomas and Cecilia Milton, Bailey never leaves the farm, The Game goes on for much longer.

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rickgriffin Wrote:
Retconning everything since Grape's dream arc


Peanut is Grape's boyfriend.

There, i said it.

Now if you excuse me.

*goes to scream into a cat while he's sleeping*

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*goes to scream into a cat while he's sleeping*

You don't appreciate your face, do you?

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Not A Furry Wrote:
GameCobra Wrote:
*goes to scream into a cat while he's sleeping*

You don't appreciate your face, do you?


Cats don't mind it.

Unless i'm being loud.

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Post Re: Jump the Shark
Reveal a fan favorite character is dead and have him return as a ghost at the same time.

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Don't be mean

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It's a joke, sorry.

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The destruction of the world itself is revolved on one little mystery:

Who bit Maxwell's ear?

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GameCobra Wrote:
The destruction of the world itself is revolved on one little mystery:

Who bit Maxwell's ear?

Grape, of course ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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forgot about this one:

All the male characters get buff.

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Post Re: Jump the Shark
Sleet Wrote:
The entire comic is about King now. Also King has magical powers.

I am fairly certain that actually happened

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Post Re: Jump the Shark
An arc where Rock makes a reality show and gets some of the neighbourhood pets to go on it.

An arc where alternate reality versions of the characters come to the main reality of the comic

An arc where a ghost possesses one of the pets and now they need to get the ghost out of their friend.



Fun Fact: Those are all real fanfiction ideas I've had. Oh boy

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Post Re: Jump the Shark
Not to sound like a jerk, but nothing good will come out of this thread.
It's only discarding potentially good ideas as "beating a dead horse", and to be honest, it's just depressing to think about Housepets coming to an end and might give Rick the impression that we think he's running out of ideas (I believe I speak for the vast majority of people when I say we DO NOT. It's been consistently funny, original and unexpected since the start, even getting progressively better with the years)

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I'm sure none of us mean any malicious intent. This is one of the many things we do to just mess around.

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Maxwell dies in an "accident" off screen and Res becomes Grape's new boyfriend, and then there will be a mega arc about finding who killed Max.


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RacingCheetahz Wrote:
Maxwell dies in an "accident" off screen and Res becomes Grape's new boyfriend, and then there will be a mega arc about finding who killed Max.

Then at the end of the arc it turns out all events of the past year or so where just Grape's nightmare :P

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The fans miss a perfectly good opportunity for an 80s transformers reference. :(

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The fans miss a perfectly good opportunity for an 80s transformers reference. :(


80's transformers reference, Buster? This is bad comedy.

Sorry, i just had to. :3

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As part of Keene's animal equality initiative, all pets are required to attend high school.


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