Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.


Jim Davis




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Series cast summary:
Lorenzo Music ...  Garfield / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Thom Huge Thom Huge ...  Jon Arbuckle / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Gregg Berger ...  Odie / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Howard Morris ...  Wade Duck / ... 121 episodes, 1988-1994
Frank Welker ...  Bo / ... 118 episodes, 1988-1994
Julie Payne Julie Payne ...  Lanolin / ... 84 episodes, 1988-1994


The star of the series was Garfield, a lazy feline whose only desires in life were lasagna, catnaps and kicking his hapless canine companion, Odie, off the table. The show also starred Garfield's hopelessly-single owner, Jon Arbuckle. Each Garfield adventure featured Garfield's adventures and run-ins with the cast of semi-regulars (including Neurmal, an irksome kitty; Binky the Clown and the mice which inhabited Jon's house); most were satires on American life and pop culture. Each show also featured "U.S. Acres," another of Davis' strips; this strip was set in a barnyard and featured the adventures of such characters as Orson Pig, Wade Duck, Roy Rooster, Bo and Lanolin the sheep, Booker the chick and Sheldon, an unhatched egg. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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The Garfield "Quickies" were usually adapted directly from the comic strips. See more »


Orson: [singing] Does your nose look like a banana?/Are your toes shaped like Indiana?/Do your ears seem bigger than Montana?/Dry your tears, we understand you/
Orson: Hey everyone has something strange about them, that's what makes us special/Wouldn't it be great if you could look in the mirror and say/
Orson: Yo banana nose! Now you know how my sailboat goes/Here's Montana ears, I have ears so my sister can steer/Hey hey hey Indiana toes, getting me across those winter snows/Whatever the name, I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

Garfield speaks something different at the end of the opening credits, which varies from episode to episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

In cable and syndicated reruns the show is subjected to some changes:
  • The original theme used during the first two seasons is replaced by the more familiar Latin-styled theme (originally used from 1990 to 1994).
  • The "quickies" are rearranged or sometimes eliminated entirely.
  • Episodes from past 1992 are never shown.
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Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and Richard's Mom (1996) See more »


Friends Are There
Performed by Thom Huge and Desiree Goyette
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User Reviews

Good show
27 August 2008 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

I used to watch this show when I was a growing up. When I think about it, I remember it pretty well. If you ask me, it was a good show. However, the opening sequence and theme song are two things I remember very well. In addition to that, everyone was ideally cast. Also, the writing was very strong. The performances were top-grade, too. I hope some network brings it back so I can see every episode. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever, even though I don't think I've seen every episode. Now, in conclusion, if some network ever brings it back, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.

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Release Date:

17 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garfield and Friends See more »

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Technical Specs


(1988-1989) | (1989-1995)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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