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

Quotes

Garfield: [playing with the food] No sweat, 'Sarge, I'll take that machine gun nest out with my trusty bazooka here!
[switch]
Garfield: So this is what it feels like to be potato salad, yuck!
[switch]
Garfield: Rhett, Rhett, whatever shall I do? Wherever shall I go?
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Garfield: Take me to your leader, earthling, or I'll atomize your face, heh heh!
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Followed by Garfield and Friends (1988) See more »

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Foolin' Around
Performed by Desirée Goyette and Lou Rawls
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Great story about friendship.
6 July 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Most feature-length movies achieve only half of what Here Comes Garfield does. Even though it's only 24 minutes long. Garfield and Odie may have a love/hate relationship but deep down they need each other.

The feline and the canine torment an old neighbor, who promptly calls the animal pound, who takes Odie away. Garfield bids good riddance but later at night the guilt and dread of a missing Odie overpowers him and he sets about rescuing him from the pound.

Garfield may have come from a simple comic strip but there are some touching moments in this TV Special that prove why he has been so consistently popular for the past 25 years.

The animation mimics Jim Davis' early incarnation of Garfield (this was made in 1982) and although it's not as refined as the modern Garfield he's still the same great, fat cat. The late Lorenzo Music is his voice (or thoughts), though Thom Huge is not the voice of John, he would appear in the further TV Specials and the later TV Series.

A genuine classic.


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