Garfield the cat daydreams that he's an old-time private detective.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lorenzo Music ...
Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge ...
Jon / Thug (voice)
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Odie / Burt Fleebish (voice)
Desirée Goyette ...
Tanya (voice)
Julie Payne ...
Kitty (voice)
C. Lindsay Workman ...
Professor O'Felix (voice) (as Lindsay Workman)
Nino Tempo ...
Lt. Washington (voice)
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Garfield the cat daydreams that he's an old-time private detective.

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Despite the show's title (and some noticeable bullet holes in a brick wall in the background of one scene), there isn't a single bullet fired in the entire special. See more »

Quotes

Tanya: Are you spayed?
Garfield: [sighs] I never know how to answer that question.
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Followed by Garfield Gets Real (2007) See more »

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Garfield steals the show in a unique murder/mystery.
1 December 2002 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this Garfield special when I was all of nine years old, I have loved it ever since.

Garfield has been to Hollywood and rescued Odie from the dog pound...but now we get to see him a'la Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, PI, a wise-cracking feline investigator hot on the tail of a murderer.

The show itself is in the traditional black and white, except for a few brief moments in the beginning and end. Sam Spade has been hired by a beautiful human, Tonya O'Tabby (get the name?) to find the person responsible for the death of her 23 year-old husband. Spade questions several suspects- the husband's university boss, Professor O'Felix (another cat reference) and his own girl Friday, the lovely Kitty. Garfield, sporting the usual hat and trench coat, might just be able to solve this mystery if he can keep John at bay and Tonya O'Tabby in check. Who really is responsible for this outrageous "who dunnit"?

This is a unique Garfield show that I found a little scary when I was a kid since it was darker and less comedic, but I loved it anyway. The amazing Lorenzo Music reprises his role as Garfield. Highly recommended.


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