Grape and Peanut meet Pete.
Comic: "Sylvan Glen" (click for full size)
Number of Comics
November 17th - November 26th 2008
is the 10th arc in The Grove Housepets!.
This arc introduced
Pete the Gryphon to the comic, who would become an important character later in the series, albeit with a much more different personality.
Peanut awakens Grape to show her something he found in the forest. He takes Grape, as she puts it
until we were clear in Brigham county and we took a left turn at an old oak tree with gnarled branches and a shack with a crazy old man who only spoke limericks. Then we passed under a rock outcropping that was rock shaped like a fist until we found a hole that was barely big enough for either of us to squeeze into, wherein were etchings on them as though it were an old tomb, which Peanut translated, and read aloud, and, uh..."
This long and complicated path takes them to a beautiful secret forest grove, in which the two meet a griffin, whom Peanut names "Pete" as he cannot pronounce his name. Grape is amazed by the griffin and asks him all sorts of questions, before deciding to ride on him through the skies. While enjoying the flight Grape tells the Griffin that she wishes it would never end, but then the Griffin tells her that
"we all have to wake up eventually." and Grape wakes up back on the couch. She questions the validity of the dream and finds a giant feather with her on the couch.
First appearance of Pete the Griffin, who would become a central character in the later arcs (with a much more jerkish personality)
The first use of the "wake up" gag, which is mainly associated with celestials.
This arc is the first to mention the recurring character "The Crazy Old Man Who Only Speaks In Limericks."
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