Taking Cover
That's Entertainment
The tragic life of a singer with a squeaky voice.
Comic: "That's Entertainment" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 3
Dates Published July 30th - August 3rd 2012
Featured Character(s)
Alan, Rock
Previous Arc
Testing Grounds
Following Arc

Taking Cover is the 58th arc in Housepets!.


  • Alan and the Ground Squirrels
    • Alan (parody of Alvin)
    • Simeon (parody of Simon)
    • Teddy D. (parody of Theodore)
  • Rock Milton
  • Duke Milton
  • Producer
  • TV Host


Popular children's entertainment band Alan and the Ground Squirrels are offering a proposal to Rock in order to 'upgrade' their image. Rock tells them straight: nobody but small children (and Duke) like their act, and they're only seen as family entertainment. Alan proposes that they need an original single, not wanting his legacy to be restricted to a 'novelty cover band.' Rock tells Alan to give him anything to prove that he takes his music seriously.

Alan is then seen with a recording producer, creating his first single. Rock notes that he can't pull off a ballad with his voice, and that the only wonder he can invoke his how a little body can have such strong pipes. The producer asks if its a no-go, but Rock replies that at least the Glee version will be superior, and that it'll earn them double platinum.

Later on Entertainment Tonight, Alan is being interviewed for his new number-one single "Beyond the Stars," which is shattering all his previous sales records. During the interview, Alan curses out everyone for laughing at him when he's pouring his soul onto the stage. The host then starts laughing at his squeaky voice.


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  • "Alan and the Ground Squirrels" is an obvious parody of "Alvin and the Chipmunks"
  • Alan swearing marks the fourth time a character has been censored in the comic, however this is the first time someone other than King has swore.

Story Arcs
Imaginate! | The Game | Cat Tail | The Raccoons | The Adventures of Spot | Fido's Return
| Mouse Mouse Revolution | Thematic Arc of Questionable Quality | The Zoo | The Grove |
Housepets Christmas | The Yarn Ball |
The Further Adventures of Spot | The Vet | A Mouse Named Spo | Zap! | Fall of the Pridelands |
The Continuing Adventures of Spot | A Sinister Shadow | Roadtrip Woo | Down At The Farm |
Money Sharks | n-ple Date | The Uncanny Adventures of Spot | The Visitor | Oops I Arced |
It's A Wonderful Dog's Life (All the King's Men) |
Ocean's Two | Imaginate, Too! | The Present | Spot McCloud Presents Comics |
Dog Days of Summer | Theme Park World | The Adventures of Stripe | Movie Night |
Scaredy Cats | Noob Tube | Hope of the Pridelands |
We're Snowed In! | The Preeminent Adventures of Spot | The Arc Specifically About Being Naked |
Not All Dogs | The Great Water Balloon War | Let's Imaginate Macbeth! | The Interview |
The Case of the Aztec Gold | A Respite In The Country | Spots and Stripes | A Holiday at the Zoo |
Housepets Babies! | Show Business | What Money Buys | The Mall |
The Critical Review of Spot | The Trial in Heaven | Let's Imaginate Guys and Dolls! |
Testing Grounds | Taking Cover | PsyCon | Getting Physical | PsyCon2: PsyConner |
The Retroactively Continuous Adventures of Spot | Temple Crashers |
All Hallow's Ween | The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Dog |
One Cat's Treasure | Love And War | Jack of One Trade | The King And I |
Jungle Fever | Yes, Jessica, There Is An Opener Of Ways |
Let's Imaginate And Then There Were None! | What's The Story? |
Tiger's Very Own Super Special Television Show! |
Heaven's Not Enough, Part 1 | The Interlude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 2 |
The Ineptitude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 3 | I Need A Vacation
All Hallow's Ween: Resurrection | Rabbit's Foot | Pageantate! |
Maternal Instinct | Wolf's Clothing | Ea(s)ter | The Future of Tomorrow, Today! |
All's Fair, Part 1 | The Plot Against Spot | All's Fair, Part 2 |
Housepets 5000 BC, Part 1 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 2 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 3 |
Special Delivery |
The Spot-tacular Spot | Flip That Den! | Fort Pillow |
The 4 Animals You Meet In Heaven |
Puppy Power | Real Stories of the K9PD | Snow Joke |
Save the Date, Part 1 | Save the Date, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 1 | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: 2 Temple 2 Crashers (Part 3) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crasherser (Part 4) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crash (Part 5) | Temple Crashers 2: First Blood Part 6 |
Temple Crashers 2: Oops (Part 7) | Temple Crashers 2: Final Crashers (Part 8) |
Temple Crashers 2: Epilogue Crashers (Part 9) | Call o' th' Wild |
Directed To Video | The Hot Springs Episode | Hot Springs Encore |
The Maxwell Thing |