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Garfield Gets a Life (1991)

Garfield and his owner are in a rut. Jon cannot seem to get a date, until a school for the personality impaired opens a new window of opportunity for Jon, but is shut tight for Garfield.

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Odie / Stinky / Announcer (voice)
Julie Payne ...
Library Girl / Receptionist (voice)
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Lorenzo / Gunner (voice)
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Mona / Librarian (voice)
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Garfield and his owner, Jon Arbuckle, are in a rut. Life for them is a complete bore. They both need a life. Jon tries several unsuccessful times to get a date. Then he attends a class for the personality impaired where he meets a young woman and all seems to be great for Jon, but Garfield starts to feel neglected and left out. Written by D.S. <Robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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8 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The title is a bit of a misnomer, as this special is more about Jon getting a life, rather than Garfield. See more »

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Jon Arbuckle: Excuse me ma'ma, I couldn't help notice your frilly little pink... uh tutu thing there, are you a ballerina?
Woman at laundromat: Why yes I am.
[Garfield holds up Jon's boxers]
Woman at laundromat: And I couldn't help noticing your teddy bear boxers. Are you a dweeb?
Garfield: Why yes he is.
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Spun-off from Garfield and Friends (1988) See more »

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Who needs a life?
11 July 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

In this TV special Jon is the one who needs a life. The highlight of his day is counting the tiles on the ceiling and rearranging his sock drawer. Not content with this forever, Jon takes Garfield to a self help group in order to meet people. How many people will be interested in a loner 20-something who's best friend is a cat?

After several failed attempts at getting a girl, including one cringeworthy dance scene that rivals David Brents' fusion of Flashdance and MC Hammer in The Office (Disco's dead?, says Jon), he is more than shocked to find a cute girl who is as much as a jerk as himself.

Naturally, they get on but Garfield is worried that John will forget about him and prefer having kids to a cat. Fortunately Jon's new girlfriend is allergic to cats.

With slicker animation than past TV specials, this feels like a longer episode of Garfield and Friends.


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