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Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)

Jon falls for Garfield's veterinarian--who puts Garfield on a diet--and invites her to Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors:

Phil Roman, Gerard Baldwin (co-director) | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Jim Davis (created by), Jim Davis | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge Thom Huge ... Jon Arbuckle (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Odie (voice)
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Dr. Liz Wilson (voice)
Pat Carroll ... Grandma (voice)
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Jon falls for Garfield's veterinarian--who puts Garfield on a diet--and invites her to Thanksgiving dinner.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garfield's Thanksgiving See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Goofs

When Liz says "What's that?" when she hears the chainsaw from the kitchen, she says it in Grandma's voice. See more »

Quotes

Garfield: Hello, what's this?
[reads calendar page]
Garfield: Take Garfield to vet's today. Oh no! Not - THE VET! Jon can't take me to the vet, that's inhumane! The vet thinks she knows what's good for me, good for *her*, but that's bad for me, because what's bad is good for me, but if I go to the vet, she'll prescribe what's good for me and, that's *not* good! But maybe... if today disappeared, Jon'll forget all about his little note.
[detaches the calendar page]
Garfield: Here Odie! Wednesdays are good and good for ya!
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Garfield Gets Real (2007) See more »

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It's a Quiet Celebration
Performed by Desiree Goyette
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One of the weaker Garfield specials but still worth seeing!
6 November 2009 | by TalesfromTheCryptfanSee all my reviews

It's the day before Turkey Day, Jon takes Garfield to the vet for an appointment and he has a crush on Dr. Liz Wilson. The cat is recommended to go on a diet for once as it becomes kind of a nightmare for our hero as Jon invites Liz over for Thanksgiving dinner as he try to impress her as fast as possible to make her his girl.

Not as strong as some of the other specials especially my favorite ones being "Christmas" and "Halloween" but still a worthy part of the on-going Garfield specials of the 80's. The story is not too bad but does have a touching moment where everyone is at dinner enjoying their meal with a quality song, Pat Carrol does co-star as a guest as Grandma from the Christmas Special as she returns here.


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