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Edit 5: Video is finally back again!


Edit 4: Well, the comic I linked to in edit3 has been removed...
But this one is pretty cool:

It apparently is related to an episode of MLP, so enjoy, all you MLP fans!


Edit 3: Hey everyone, check out this cool MLP version of my comic! So awesome!


Edit 2: I made it to the front page of reddit? Never would have guessed.

Anyway, this is more to address a few things I see popping up time and again.
-Yes, this was supposed to be a parody of St. Elsewhere. I never claimed it to be an original concept.
-The dialogue after the shift in the comic is not something I conceived. It was an alteration to the original script of the scene I am parodying.
-This is not the actual ending to the series.

I do not mean this in any way to be offensive. I just had the idea one day, and I never would have guessed it would affect so many of you in the ways it has. From death threats to messages of gratitude, this comic and its viewers have given me far more than I ever put into it.
Thank you so very much.


Edit: Apparently this has been popping up on 4chan on a semi-regular basis. I'm not sure if I'm honored or scared. Thanks, I guess.


Sorry for the big file size.
Lots of ugly here, but I had fun. I wish I'd had time to draw wilt, coco, and eduardo also, but at least I got mac and bloo in there. Frankie is the hardest for me to draw and she showed up the most. D :
This is a parody comic of the shows Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and St. Elsewhere. If you don't know what St. Elsewhere is, then perhaps you should check out these two links.…
video of it:
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RenwaldoHoek Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why!? - Jontron Chat Icon Jontron STOP Jontron (Oh Noooo) Plz Pbg rage 
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My childhood, man....
TheGuiltyBystander Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
First Read: What?
Second Read: Oh my god.
Third Read: It ALL MAKES SENSE!!!
mariic1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Cue the angry fans in 3, 2, 1...
Halle-Foss Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my... that is heart breaking.
rawe13 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
You made me feel man
LiveLongButLOL Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
It has also been on 9GAG, don't know the post where it was from.
I always wanted to know who made this so that I could thank her/him for mind fucked with me xD
Khoshekh123 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
It's okay... I didn't need my heart anyway.
gunnarj Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
very cool
iamthejam Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
The MLP comic is gone. Anyone know who did it?
Creaturelovergirl19 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Artist
Owww all my feels T^T
E-guardias Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In this world, you can have your own waifu.
AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist
This twist works so much better than it did in St. Elsewhere, that it is not even funny.  There are two reasons why this is the case.

1. Appropriateness - A good twist ending leaves you shocked initially, but upon seeing the story again, you realize the whole thing was building up to that twist.  In St. Elsewhere, this ending had nothing to do with the rest of the series.  As for Foster's, this seems like the ultimate realization of the show's central concept.
2. Plausibility - I have heard in at least one place that the plots of St. Elsewhere were too dark and complex for most (if not all) little boys to come up with.  Foster's is simpler in its plots and Frankie is older than Tommy was, so perhaps she is an aspiring writer of children's books.
Jesterkin458 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
...this makes me feel like, my eyes are chest feels like someone took a hammer to head feels like a brick landed on it...

the kinda feel ya get when a loved tv show ends... is like a hole just opens up and a thought flows with the sound of multiple voices and whispers,

what do we do now?...the kinda feel ya don wanna feel, is the sadness the feeling of being lost and emotional overdose.

this takes that feel and combines  it with the feeling of  loss...
YeOdeWanderinSammich Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OCPegasusLORD Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014 actually kind of sad T_T... but a cold ending ot a good begining usually fits strangely but it wouldn't be autism. anywho excelent comic but yeah it gave me feels the over all message in it is.... strong.
Demhouser Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Owwwww! My feels! It burns!
Themaverickman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
That makes YAAAAAAAY too much since 
www-arturq Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
ilovemy3cats Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
right in the childhood
xXShadow-BlizzardXx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'M CRYING Cry emote 
ChameleonCove Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have autism. I refuse to believe everything was a dream or acid trip or whatever! In my own little mind, sometimes I go deep to discover the origins and complexity of common characters, such as Team Umizoomi, but still WTH made you think it was all dreamed up by a child?
Empty-Smile Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
There is a large amount of text in the image information segment located directly beneath my artwork that can help clear the air around my thought process.
ChameleonCove Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I understand. Thanks.
Fairy-Pitta Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
right in the feels
Ejobes19 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i like it and it does make me sad. what helps is that i understand this more than most people might. i have autism and sometimes its easier to just create my own world in my head then trying to interact with the real world. easier and safer..... easier and safer
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
even though i have read this strip before, it still makes me sad to the core.
Grrtomboyrd Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just... Wow. I didn't understand it all at first so I sat there staring at it for 20 minutes before I understood... Wow just wow. I can't even comprehend this. I mean the FEELS man.
NightmareTheShadow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh my God, right in the childhood ;~;
raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is too depressing but makes too much sense, like that rugrats theory.... there goes my childhood :P
doctorwhy88 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Between this and the MLP versions (found two so far), this has tears in my eyes. Right in the feels!
myndband Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
always makes me cry.
Angel-of-the-doctor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely touching. I don't know if I should feel sorry for Frankie's lack of ability to interact in her own world--or happy to know that she's made her own world where she is happy and has many friends.
Sorry if that somehow sounds rude to anyone; I have PDD-NOS (a reason why this comic touches me) and I'm not the best with words. Nevertheless this is very thought-provoking and a very interesting crossover.
Empty-Smile Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I don't think your comments are rude at all. In fact, I find your two interpretations to be rather insightful.

This has become one of my favorite pieces I have ever made, due to the fact that I read so many things from all sorts of people because of it. I have never really heard of PDD-NOS, but thank you for exposing me to it. I'm glad you decided to comment on my comic. : )
Avroshiro Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Damn, this is really sad and yet really awesome.
Tercera113 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
where can I find the other episodes? :)
Danifox Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
this is wonderful in so many levels
Crazy-Leen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How sad D:
But very deep aswell
Nikopollumero Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Stop doing this with cartoons :'O

But ok, this is pretty epic
RedFramed Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is epic yet so sad....I saw you on 9gag so I can say...many tears was shed....:iconawwtearsplz:
just a hug for poor little her :tighthug:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow nice!
tornadow61 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if found it sad but would have made a great ending to the show with the show pritty much been based on the part of people minds
anyway epic pic
ElectricNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, some people sent you DEATH THREATS because of this?! The show is awesome alright (at least in MY opinion), but in the end it's just a show.
Empty-Smile Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Nothing serious, just the standard, angry interneter stuff of, "WHY DID YOU DO THIS I HATE YOU I'M GONNA KILL YOU" type of thing.
Perhaps it was meant more in jest, but whatever. : P
KitsuneLenali Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Well, that's a downer.
RioluGir Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;-; Childhood=Ruined in a melancholy fashion.
Kakity Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this one makes me think a lot
Aquarior Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am surprised this does not have thousands of favorites. It is still one of the saddest pictures in Bawww threads to me, even after having it seen countless times :crying:
Necromagenvion Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Now that I think about it, I've been rewatching several cartoons recently and, holy canolli! I've found several kind of hidden messages I didn't realize they were there up until now.

With Foster, I've not only have found philosphic and psychological plots (and that kind of super heavy argumental strong stuff) but this hypothetical ending makes me think it could've been true at some point.

Speaking of which, I remember a variation of this based on the My Little Pony universe with Pinkamena instead of Frankie. I like when they come up with these kind of endings.
ScotchNvl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Foster's Home for Imaginception?

Wow that's like a mind exploder. The entire show was just an imagining.
coopers-art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if you want a mind blowner , search the rugrats theory on internet .. if you watched the show ofcours
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