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Webcomic / Fabuland Housewives

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Fabuland Housewives is a Lego photo webcomic hosted on 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.