The Arc Specifically About Being Naked
The Arc Specifically About Being Naked
Bino is always being thwarted by something.
Comic: "Raiders Of The Lost Arc" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 7
Dates Published March 21st - April 18th 2011
Featured Character(s)
Bino, Rex

One-offs in Between

Guest Strips:
"Housepets Will Be Right Back" by Kurui
"Peanut Has Been Bad" by Kyderra
"Another Guest Comic" by Andrew Garrison
"Guest Comic by Tom"

Following Arc
Not All Dogs

The Arc Specifically About Being Naked is the 41st arc in Housepets!.

An arc plagued by computer issues, Rick's computer crashed after the first page, thwarting the original story. After two weeks of guest comics, the arc returned with a much different direction.

Characters Edit

Plot Edit

Rex looks around the forest for Bino, only to find him cowering in bushes because his collar got snagged on a branch and snapped off. Rex reminds him that they're always naked, but Bino calls being without his collar "advanced nakedness".

Eventually we see Bino with his collar back on, and glad to finally have a story arc of his own. However, Rex tells him nobody saw it due to computer issues. Bino grabs him, and tells him that they are going to re-enact what Bino went through, since it was consolation for "delicious fame," and calling it a "magic(k)al adventure of whimsy".

It is suggested that the ensuing story is heavily embellished. Bino claims he lost his collar after fighting off a grizzly bear with a sword. He tries to keep Rex on-script while the story is recorded. They make it look like night on the camera, and he tries to dramtically re-enact his journey home. He also uses a handheld censor bar to cover his neck, even though he's wearing his collar now. But as Rex keeps straying off-script, Bino grabs for his camcorder, deciding to do it Blair Witch-style. In the struggle, Bino falls off a cliff into a river, the first scene Rex remembers from the actual adventure.

He tries to get the members of the Good Ol' Dogs Club to act awestruck by his exposed neck on camera, but Fox, who has seen Bino naked, suggests Bino isn't that great in the neck department. Bino flippantly retorts that his neck is "comparable to the national average". At that moment, Peanut arrives without his collar on, further humiliating Bino.

In the end, Bino is even more humiliated than the original experience, but claims he still wins. Rock comes in from behind the camera and says he'll make sure his production department doesn't lose the tape this time as the credits roll.


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  • During production of the arc, Rick Griffin's computer crashed. He ended up out of commission for two weeks, thwarting the comic's original story. Between the first two strips of the arc, a total of four guest strips were re-run to provide content during the down time.
  • Bino references The Blair Witch Project, a 1999 "found footage" horror film.
  • This is one of the few times where the comic breaks the fourth wall, with Rex acknowledging that nobody saw Bino's adventure due to computer trouble.

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 |