Fabuland Housewives is a Lego photo webcomic hosted on BrickZone.net. Unlike most LEGO webcomics, the characters aren't standard minifigs, but Funny Animal characters from Fabuland, a relatively obscure Lego theme from the 1980s.
As far as plot is concerned, Fabuland Housewives, is a spoof on the TV series Desperate Housewives, which means basically people (or animals for that matter) with lots of dark secrets living in a Stepford Suburbia.
It can be read here.
Due to the website domain being taken down, only archives remain.
This webcomic contains examples of:
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Some shortcomings of Lego-webcomics are acknowledged and played for laughs within the comic. (No knee joints for example.)
- Cast Full of Gay: A large chunk of the male cast is gay in the comic.
- Cat Scare: Played for laughs: The cat is anthropomorphic.
- Coming-Out Story: Boris, early on. Though when word gets out through the gossip rags about his homosexuality, the town as a whole is completely accepting, and have no qualms with having a gay chief of police.
- Chromatic Arrangement: The four sisters Bianca, Lily, Lila and Lacey Lamb wear green, yellow, blue and red respectively. (Necessary due to Only Six Faces.)
- Darker and Edgier: Acting out "Desperate Housewives"-style plots with children's toys - so yeah...
- Fantastic Racism: Alluded to, although no characters are really openly racist. Evan Elephant's violent reaction towards mice seems to be more instinctual behavior instead of based on prejudices.
- Flashback: Often used to give characters, who have already been killed off, some more screen time. Episode 15 even is a Whole Episode Flashback.
- Furry Confusion: Often played with.
- In one strip, Gavin Gorilla encounters a non-anthropomorphic Lego monkey.
- A character is suffering from amnesia and is thus called John Doe. He complains that he is no doe, he is a rabbit.
- Hilarious in Hindsight because rabbits also have "bucks" and "does" like deers do.
- Disgruntled with Governor Cora undermining his authority, Mayor Langston calls her a cow. Guess what species Governor Cora is...
- Happily Married: Gavin and Gregor are one of the very few happy committed couples in the series, while they aren't officially married, Gavin does refer to Gregor as his husband.
- Interspecies Romance: Most relationships are interspecies, to the point where Betsy Bunny and Randy Rabbit are, in fact, THE EXCEPTION!
- Left Hanging: Most if not all the mysteries and cliffhangers in season one get wrapped up by the end. But the first episode of season two opens up a whole can of new mysteries. None of which get answered because a second episode has never been made.
- The Mockbuster: The whole comic is a spoof on Desperate Housewives, which leads to...
- Pun-Based Title: "Welcome to Histeria Lane!"
- Palette Swap: Due to a limited number of head-moulds, characters can often be only told apart by their differently coloured bodies/clothes. It doesn't help much when there are at least 4 lambs, three of which have L names, and they all have a tendency to get involved in affairs.
- Really Gets Around: Lily Lamb."Don't have sex with Horace!" Lily: "I'll try, but no promises."
- Straight Gay: All of the gay men in the story seem to be this. The most flamboyant thing about any of them seems to be that Payton carries a wine glass around a lot.
- Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: The baby Bianca finds in season one is a teenager in season two, although in-universe the time gap between the two seasons is only one year. Lampshaded by the explanation that animals grow up much faster than humans.
- The Reveal: Doctor Dalton is gay! ... also the killer too, but whatever.
- Time Skip: Season two starts with the episode 365 Days Later.
- Took a Level in Badass: Would you have guessed that out of all people, meek confidence-less Butt-Monkey (Butt Mouse??) Marcus Mouse would be the new mayor in season two?
- Will They or Won't They?: Through out season one Payton and Boris are constantly skirting around their feelings for each other.