Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

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 Garfield / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
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 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)
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 Lanolin / ... (84 episodes, 1988-1994)
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The star of the series was Garfield, a lazy feline whose only desires in life were lasagna, 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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Creator Jim Davis named Garfield's owner after John Arbuckle, who along with his brother Charles, founded Arbuckle's Coffee. Mr Davis says the name came to him from a coffee commercial he once saw. See more »

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Garfield: [commercial bumper] Here are some commercials and then, more of me.
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Garfield speaks something different at the end of the opening credits, which varies from episode to episode. See more »

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Referenced in Shrek 2 (2004) See more »

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Friends Are There
Performed by Thom Huge and Desiree Goyette
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The Best Cartoon of the Time from Jim Davis
23 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I definitely remember this cartoon as one of the bests out there along with the Pink Panther. I mean, who could forget those episodes? There was one where Garfield, Jon, and Odie go out to get a car from the high-bargaining, high-convincing salesman Mr. Swindler (It's getting tougher and tougher to make an honest dollar). There was also the one where Garfield wakes up on the wrong cartoon with a He-man/Transformers atmosphere (See them to find out what Gafield does). Otherwise, Garfield is just another world's laziest cat.

There's also the U.S. Acres (Orson's Farm) segments, based on another strip by Jim Davis preferably for young children (which explains why it aims toward a younger audience). They were great as well, and I liked all the characters (especially Bo and Roy). It was yet another masterpiece in there. And to conclude, there would be a Garfield Quickie based on the comic strips Jim Davis made. I also heard of hidden, or unsyndicated, episodes that never seemed to air on television (but they might appear on the videos/DVDs) All in all, this is most definitely the best cartoon show ever made! Unlike all that violent and vulgar cartoons they're crowding up with nowadays, especially anime, or Japanese animation shows

Still this is my favorite one of cartoons shows in all!!! See if you can find it!


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