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Here Comes Garfield (1982)

The first TV special starring the rotund comic strip staple Garfield the Cat. Here, he and his dull-witted canine cohort Odie end up at the pound.

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Jon Arbuckle (voice)
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Hubert (voice)
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Reba / Skinny (voice)
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Fast Eddy / Fluffy (voice)
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Odie / Salesman (voice)
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Little Girl (voice) (as Angela Lee)
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The first TV special starring the rotund comic strip staple Garfield the Cat. Here, he and his dull-witted canine cohort Odie end up at the pound.

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Trivia

Numerous lines from this TV special are actual jokes from Garfield books published before it aired. See more »

Quotes

Fast Eddy: [yawns] Well, it's time to hit the sack.
Fluffy: Sack?
[looks around hurriedly yet excitedly]
Fluffy: What sack?
Fast Eddy: [pointing to the floor] *That* sack.
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Referenced in Garfield (2004) See more »

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Here Comes Garfield
Performed by Lou Rawls
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Cute and sad
24 June 2004 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

As you may know, Garfield movies are animated frame-by-frame adaptations of the Garfield mini-books (the story specials, not the numbered books), with a few songs thrown in. Here Comes Garfield was the first movie, with nine more to follow.

OK, maybe it's just a cheesy 25-minute cartoon translation of a comic book, but I found it to be done remarkably well. I was embarrassingly moved by the tear-jerking "Goodbye My Friend" song that played around the time of Odie's impending execution. That was at age 7. Well, now that this just came out on the new "Garfield As Himself" DVD (which also contains the 2nd and 10th movies), I watched it last night at freaking 23, and damnit, I STILL almost cried. Then I felt like cheering when the "Together Again" reunion song got me all roused up during the big city pound breakout.

If you're a Garfield fan, prone to being moved by music, and have any problem admitting what a sensitive wuss you are, don't see this.


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