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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Series cast summary:
Lorenzo Music ...
 Garfield / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Thom Huge ...
 Roy Rooster / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Gregg Berger ...
 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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Trivia

In the episode "Best Of Breed", the paper Garfield holds up reveals that Jon, Garfield and Odie live in Muncie, Indiana. And in the episode "The Pizza Patrol", Jon's street address is revealed to be 357 Shady Grove Lane. Thus, Jon's full address is: 357 Shady Grove Lane Muncie, In 47305 (47305 is Muncie's actual Zip Code). "Garfield" creator Jim Davis is a native of Muncie, Indiana, which is also the headquarters of PAWS, Inc., the company that produces all "Garfield"-related animation and merchandise. See more »

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Garfield: [crash, Odie whines] Either Jon's home or someone's put a VCR down the garbage disposer.
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U.S. Acres Song
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A cartoon classic for everyone!
28 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Garfield and Friends" is a great show, based on a great comic strip. I just loved how funny, creative and original it was. If I had a disappointment though, and this has been mentioned by many other reviewers, I didn't think the "US Acres" (or "Orson's Farm") segments were as witty or as fun. But there were some fun characters, Wade the Duck was my favourite, and there have been some good moments. But everything else is first rate. The cartoon animation is wonderful, really nice to look at and very colourful. The theme tune is wonderful, and hummable even after a long time. And I love the characters, the lazy Garfield, adorable mischievous Oadie, narcissistic Nermal and goofy Binky The Clown. And the voice work was superb, Lorenzo Music(R.I.P) owned the character of Garfield and part of the reason why I love the show so much. The scripts are dry and witty, full of hilarious asides uttered by Garfield mostly, and the story lines are a lot of fun. In conclusion, this is a great cartoon classic, with something for everyone! 9/10 Bethany Cox


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