Garfield and Friends (1988–1995)

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Stories about either Garfield and Odie and the trouble they get into, or Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

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Lorenzo Music ...
 Garfield / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Thom Huge ...
 Roy Rooster / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
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 Odie / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
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 Wade Duck / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
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 Bo / ... (118 episodes, 1988-1994)
Julie Payne ...
 Lanolin / ... (84 episodes, 1988-1994)
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Cartoon series based on Jim Davis' popular comic strip. The star of the series was Garfield, a lazy feline whose only desires in life were lasanga, catnaps and kicking his hapless canine companion, Odie, off the table. The show also starred Garfield's hopelessly-single owner, Jon Arbuckle. Each Garfield adventure featured Garfield's adventures and run-ins with the cast of semi-regulars (including Neurmal, an irksome kitty; Binky the Clown and the mice which inhabited Jon's house); most were satires on American life and pop culture. Each show also featured "U.S. Acres," another of Davis' strips; this strip was set in a barnyard and featured the adventures of such characters as Orson Pig, Wade Duck, Roy Rooster, Bo and Lanolin the sheep, Booker the chick and Sheldon, an unhatched egg. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Even though ratings were still respectable, the seventh season (1994-1995) was the last one because CBS wanted to cut the budget. The production company nixed this proposal, so they mutually agreed to cease production. See more »

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Garfield: [commercial bumper] Here are some commercials and then, more of me.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Drug Cartoon Special (2007) See more »

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U.S. Acres Song
By Thom Huge, Jon Barnard
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Out of the blue...
12 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Out of the blue this week I found an old tape of Garfield episodes I recorded back when the show played on Nickelodeon. I remembered how much I loved the show back in my childhood (I stopped watching around 12 or 13 due to school), and I watched it all the way through one night. Not only was I not disappointed after all these years, but in some episodes I laughed more than I did when I was a kid. Like The Simpsons and Ren and Stimpy, Garfield and Friends was a cartoon that could appeal to older kids and (some) adults due to its brand of cynicism and sarcasm, and still contained a wholesome, like-able quality for children of all ages. While I wasn't so much a fan of the US Acres shorts (though a few characters, like Sheldon and the duck with the inflatable tube, were always dependable), nearly every one of the old shorts I viewed on the tape were surprisingly good. I'm not too sure if the upcoming film adaptation will do justice to this or to the smart, original comics by Jim Davis, however this series proves that Garfield- brought to life by the recognizable voice of Lorenzo Music- was one of the more accessible cartoons of the late 80's and early to mid 90's. Grade: A


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