Garfield in the Rough (1984 TV Short)
[describing the panther]
Dicky Beaver: What it did to a friend of mine is too ghastly to repeat.
Garfield: What do you hear about the panther who
[Billy and Dicky dive into a hiding place]
Garfield: who's, loose in the area, did I say something to offend you guys?
Billy Rabbit: [they pop up] No my friend, but quite frankly, the panther is terrorizing all of us.
Garfield: What's so scary about a panther?
Dicky Beaver: It's 10 times our size, it's as black as midnight, and it's evil yellow eyes stare right into your soul. I was in the lake last night, and I saw it on the shore, what it did to a friend of mine is too ghastly to repeat. And then, it pulled itself up to its full height, and stared right at me, looked right through me, with those eyes, those eyes, as if I were next.
Billy Rabbit: Don't worry old timer, soon the panther will be gone and we'll be back to business as usual.
Dicky Beaver: I hope you're right, Billy, I hope you're right.
Garfield: Have you seen it too, Billy?
Billy Rabbit: No I haven't, Dicky is the only one who's seen it and lived to tell about it.
Garfield: Hey, it could still be around here somewhere!
[afraid of wild animals]
Garfield: They're gonna come here, and they're gonna eat me, and I'm gonna die, and that could really hurt my bowling average.
Garfield: If we don't get out of here, we're gonna be dead. And if that happens, heaven forbid, I'm never gonna speak to you again.
[Garfield's neighborhood is all in black and white. A caption at the bottom of the screen reads, "Please do not adjust your set. All the color has temporarily gone out of Garfield's life." Later, Garfield wakes up somberly in his box-like bed; first lines]
Garfield: Ho hum. Double ho... hum. Heck with it. Let's shoot the works, TRIPLE ho hum.
[Garfield stands up]
Garfield: Here I am waking up in the same old bed... facing the same old morning routine...
[Garfield yawns, then stretches. His bones crack causing him to freeze]
Garfield: Stuck in the same old stretch.
[Garfield tiptoes out of his bed and towards his food dish. He stretches again making him able to move. He looks at his dish]
Garfield: Ho hum. The same old food.
[Garfield looks at us]
Garfield: Have you ever had a day when you feel like you've slept and eaten it all? All the color has gone out of my life.
[Garfield walks away from his dish and into the kitchen. On a counter, he finds his owner, who frowns as he rests his elbow on the counter and holds his hand over his cheek]
Garfield: Good morning, Jon.
[Garfield pats Jon on the shoulder. Jon's face falls flat on the counter]
Jon Arbuckle: [muffled] Good morning, Garfield. Garfield?
Garfield: Yes, Jon?
Jon Arbuckle: [muffled] All the color has gone out of our lives.
Garfield: So I've noticed.
Jon Arbuckle: [muffled] Let's take a vacation.
Garfield: [gasps with excitement] Vacation?
[Garfield rushes to a window shade]
Garfield: Rest and relaxation.
[Garfield rolls up the shade and the screen fades from black and white to color. A title appears, "Garfield in the Rough"]
Jon Arbuckle: Where's the bacon I packed?
Garfield: I ate it.
Jon Arbuckle: Where're the biscuits?
Garfield: I ate them.
Jon Arbuckle: Where're the eggs?
Garfield: Don't look at me, Charlie, that egg sucking dog of yours got to them first.
Jon Arbuckle: Where's our food?
Garfield: It was declared a midnight snack.
Garfield: I'd love to go camping with you, but I have to stay home and pluck my nose hairs.
Garfield: [Garfield finds out Odie's going camping] Odie's going? Forget it, I'd rather be declawed than go camping.
Jon Arbuckle: [singing] We're going camping, oh boy, oh boy, we're going camping, sleep in a tent, not pay no rent, oh boy, oh boy...
Garfield: [deadpan] We're going camping, whoop-de-doo, ha ha, whee, clap, pause, glow with glee. I'm so excited I could just barf.