Unpleasantly Extreme Home Makeover

“Well, the builders have packed up, the decorators have put on the finishing touches, and it’s time for our lucky homeowner to see the bright new results for the very first time.  So let’s cut to our live camera for her spontaneous reaction…”


Got any more bright ideas, Yvonne G.?



  1. skippymom says:

    Oh man! This absolutely has to be one of the all-time funniest posts!
    I vote Cute Or Sad?

  2. 260Oakley says:

    I am Furious (Yellow)

  3. Katiedid says:

    Its like the Brown Lady… expect its Yellow Hamster!!!!
    Do you think she’s ganna yell at her neighbors for their color choice???
    “Damn you Mr. Jingles! We argeed, NO YELLOW!”

  4. Courtney S. says:

    “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well, ere he was entombed in the yellow tube.”

    This hamster, he is…an ACTOR.

  5. AH I totally just squeeeeeed here in my empty classroom 😀

  6. Oh, and inflatable furniture, so—well saying so yesterday would condone its existence and I just can’t do that.

    Pink pawsies, pink earsies, golden brown numminess!

  7. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    Not what ye olde hamstere had in mind when he said he wanted a sunroom, eh?

  8. Dreamspinner Cheryl says:

    Do ya’ll remember when that one flaky designer did the bathroom entirely in fake flowers? Glued to the walls, ceillings, EVERYTHING?? This pic brings that fiasco painfully to mind…..pooooor hammy….

  9. skippymom says:

    260Oakley, we all wish we’d thought of that!
    Except I think this is the “denial” stage (if I can’t see it, it hasn’t happened). Anger will come next.

  10. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    @260Oakley: You win an Internet! (bows humbly)

  11. And they call me Mellow Yellow……….

  12. Lillith says:


    You made me guffaw. Loudly.

  13. You expect me to talk?
    No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.

  14. Kristabelle says:

    My eyes! My eyes!!!

  15. Katrina says:

    98,99,100. Can I open my eyes now?

  16. “Zee orange lights. They hurt the eyes! Squeeek!”

  17. zeldapie says:

    Ohhh 260Oakley!! ha!!

    (mooseb, that song has been going through my head for DAYS! Talk about an earworm…)

  18. That crazy Hilde she did it again…

  19. Play him out, keyboard cat.

  20. Those splayed toes are killing me. I didn’t know hamsters came in marmie flavorings. Yummy!

  21. Patito.. you know that just had to be said. LOL

  22. that’s an awesome pic

  23. “If I cover my eyes this might all go away by the time I open them!”

  24. Ay CO
    Are we gonna go
    Five 4 Friday-o?

  25. I might do a late-breaking flashback. Got a fiction reading & then dinner to attend first, tho.

  26. dawgpup says:

    i isn’t crying i gots something in my eye…

  27. I, too, celebrate 260Oakley’s wit. Wonder what that means about the ages of we who so enjoyed I am Furious (Yellow).

  28. chetchez says:

    This was on the Cute Overload Page-A-Day calendar for Wednesday Feb. 18th. I have it pinned up in my cubicle along with a bunch of other hams!

  29. Von Zeppelin says:

    I agree. This is horrible! Fortunately, Mrs. Hamster, you don’t HAVE to accept this. Rodents sue their contractors all the time. We at the firm of Arthur Sporkweasel and Associates LLC have a long record of recovering damages for small furry creatures like yourself. Give me a call. We’ll talk. (presses business card into little pink paw of dismayed hamster)

  30. AuntieMame says:

    Oh dear. Is this a Hildi house? Or was it Doug? Eek!

  31. chanpon says:

    This is like that poor housewife on Trading Spaces who had to step off-camera and cry when she got a look at her newly designed room her neighbors did for her.

  32. Kar: Oh they don’t come in marmie…this poor ham is actually white and it’s radiating the yellow off his fur, LOL.

  33. Marianne says:

    when hamsters do that ever-so-cute clean behind the ears thing…it’s my absolute favorite. great timing to have gotten this pic!!

  34. Lillith says:

    Well elyod, I wasn’t even born when the inspiration for that quip was released (but not too far off) so I think it just means those of us who enjoyed the jokes are cinephiles and cutephiles as well!

  35. VonZep: Probably never before in the history of the Internets, and perhaps never in the history of the *language* has anyone uttered the sentence “Rodents sue their contractors all the time.”

  36. i feel your pain. *squints*

  37. Late breaking flashback, a la Theo mode…
    Ooo kay, but like Leno sez, 10pm is da new 11:30 … hee

  38. mom2twinzz says:

    I have to say at least this is one of the more cheerful redos I have seen. It will grow on you unlike when Doug had found a couple of toilets and designed a lovely bench because you were a cop. Million dollar home with NO resale value. It wasn’t too far from my neck of the woods and I hear it was repainted before TLC could get outta town.
    Although the other ones they did even closer STILL do not speak to this day because they dared to paint the candlesticks from her wedding. That woman scared me. Especially when they are told to write down everything that they do not want touched before the home is ever selected and she failed to mention the wedding decorations from several years ago stached in her basement. Like she thought she would use them.

  39. Oh my, click the link in Theo’s comment!

    But words are things, and a small drop of ink, …

  40. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    No, no, the solution is simple. Take off the damned yellow filter!!

  41. kayouko says:


    Look at the top of your browser:


  42. puddlepeppers says:

    Move back the bus!

  43. binky-mama says:

    Oh jeez lookit the little pinkie fingar!!!

  44. “Ohh that’s bright- now where did I put my sunnies?”!

  45. kibblenibble says:

    I wanna kees heem between the earses and rub his little tum. I’ve never had a hammie…would he let me do that?

  46. Reading was good, but then dinner took a long, looooooong time…
    I tireds.

  47. freetomato says:

    I thought of the gay man, who loves color, who got a pure white room as half of a monochrome theme, and broke into heartwrenching sobs at seeing the bland reveal. Doug is almost as bad as Hildie…..

    I still want to peeench, softly, Hammie’s bellypowsch!

  48. freetomato says:

    Oh…and by the way…..big thanks. I’ve been mostly offline for the past month. Had to go home to say goodbye to my dying mother. I just got a month’s slice of cuteness and ended up here. Big thanks, Meg and the Posters (band name…….?) for a much needed awwwwwfest.

  49. kibblenibble says:

    ((((freetomato)))) That’s rough. I’m sorry.

  50. Martha in Washington says:

    “My future’s so bright I gotta wear shades!”
    Well, his room is bright anyway.

  51. Subhangi says:

    Awww, poor Hammypoo wants to kill the makeover guy!

  52. Deborah says:

    My favorite Cute Overload pic of ALL TIME!

    I think he looks like he’s terribly embarrassed. . .like he just cut the cheese or something.

  53. “I Am Furious Yellow”
    Very clever indeed.

  54. @Karen:Syrian hamsters (also known as ‘Golden hamsters’ in many languages) are often marmie in colour,although other colours exist as well.As a kid,I had a hamster just like this lil’ cutie.<3 This picture broke my heart in so many ways….

  55. krranky says:

    Ah! My eyes! The goggles, they do nothing!

  56. When my hamster cleaned himself in his wheel like this, and he picked up a foot to clean, sometimes he would lose balance and tip over.

  57. What happened to sending the occupants on a trip?! *scoff*

  58. Freetomato…(((hugs))) I went through a similar situation over a year ago actually it was a yearlong process Plus… ((Hugs)) again because you need them.

    PS the gay uy had just cleaned all the paint off the woodwork and it was repainted White WTF?? HEheheh Poor Poor Man!

  59. @Theo… Give a Hurrah to Jaye and I hope the reading went extra well.

  60. Freetomato…(((hugs))) from me as well. Did the same for both my parents… tough times… hope knowing others care and have been through similar things gives some comfort.

  61. Hon Glad says:

    The futures a blight the future is orange.

  62. AlbertaGirl says:

    LOL @ krranky. “Up and atom!” “Up and at them!”

  63. This is adorable. It reminds me a little of my last hamster cage. It was mainly pink, because that was my favorite color when i was younger, and my hamster, Corky, had to be thinking the same thing – especially cause he was a guy hamster.

    Props to this, definitely one of my favorites 🙂

  64. Katrina says:

    Freetomato, I send my warm wishes to you and your family. One day at a time, and welcome back.

  65. Black Ice says:

    Think he’ll be able to sleep in that room?

  66. Looks like a shy Syrian to me!

    “You’re cute!”
    *Place paws on face* *blush*


  67. One of the best CO pics ever! Awwwwww…!

  68. Deirdre says:

    This is the same picture from the 2009 cute overload calender. It is the same picture for the 18th of Feb, except this picture is tinted yellow. But it is still cute!

  69. awwwwwwwwwww