History ComicStrip / Garfield

19th Apr '18 4:51:45 PM luiz4200
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-->'''Garfield:'''Some call this laziness. I call it... whatever another word for laziness is.

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-->'''Garfield:'''Some -->'''Garfield:''' Some call this laziness. I call it... whatever another word for laziness is.is.
** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2018/04/18 Garfield says]] "Cats don't scurry. Cats stroll.".
17th Apr '18 8:11:37 AM NESBoy
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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/1991/01/02 One strip]] had Garfield celebrate Creator/IsaacAsimov's birthday for the sake of having something to celebrate after the holiday season.
16th Apr '18 6:28:25 PM luiz4200
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** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1998/07/31 When Jon is about to tell what he's going to do to impress his date]], Garfield makes a point to finish his soda first so it won't [[InvokedTrope squirt out of his nose]].
14th Apr '18 4:50:01 PM luiz4200
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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2018/04/13 When Liz asks if Jon likes her new shoes]], Garfield mentally tells Jon to "lie and say yes". After Jon's hesitation, Liz says he's "supposed to lie and say yes".
-->'''Garfield:''' Play by the rules, dummy!
14th Apr '18 3:38:01 PM FRBBUHUBHUUBUBBUH
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Odie was once able to climb a tree because he didn't know he couldn't.
** Another time, Odie hung in a upside-down hammock. Garfield said he's successfully doing that because Odie's too stupid to understand gravity.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: AchievementsInIgnorance:
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Odie was once able to climb a tree because he didn't know he couldn't.
** Another time, Odie once hung in a upside-down hammock. Garfield said he's successfully doing that because Odie's too stupid to understand gravity.



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The 10-24-1999 strip saw Garfield [[https://garfield.com/comic/1999/10/24 destroying daisies, maiming marigolds and mauling mums]].

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
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The 10-24-1999 strip saw Garfield [[https://garfield.com/comic/1999/10/24 destroying daisies, maiming marigolds and mauling mums]].



* AndADietCoke: Occurs in [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2007/11/04 this]] strip.

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* AndADietCoke: AndADietCoke:
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Occurs in [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2007/11/04 this]] strip.



* AndThenWhat: In one strip, Garfield is being chased by a dog and wonders what the dog would actually do if it catches him. So he turns around and surrenders to the dog, asking it what it's going to do now. The dog then starts a ''waltz'' with Garfield, with an irritated Garfield demanding that he gets to lead next time.

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* AndThenWhat: AndThenWhat:
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In one strip, Garfield is being chased by a dog and wonders what the dog would actually do if it catches him. So he turns around and surrenders to the dog, asking it what it's going to do now. The dog then starts a ''waltz'' with Garfield, with an irritated Garfield demanding that he gets to lead next time.



* AssShove: Implied in one strip where Jon says, "Ellen, I have a cold. I thought you might like to feed me some soupů that's not what spoons are for, Ellen."

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* AssShove: AssShove:
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Implied in one strip where Jon says, "Ellen, I have a cold. I thought you might like to feed me some soupů that's not what spoons are for, Ellen."



* BeachBury: Garfield once [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1980/ga800814.gif buried Odie]] "up to his knees" (i.e., only his legs were sticking out of the sand).
** Happens in another strip when Jon lets some kids bury Garfield. He actually finds it relaxing... at first.

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* BeachBury: BeachBury:
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Garfield once [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1980/ga800814.gif buried Odie]] "up to his knees" (i.e., only his legs were sticking out of the sand).
** Happens in another strip when Jon lets some kids bury Garfield. He actually finds it relaxing... at first.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: One strip has Garfield [[CatUpATree stranded up a tree]]. Garfield says to it "Stupid tree...May all your stupid branches fall off!" Needless to say, all the trees branches broke off and fell to the ground. Including the one he was on.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
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One strip has Garfield [[CatUpATree stranded up a tree]]. Garfield says to it "Stupid tree...May all your stupid branches fall off!" Needless to say, all the trees branches broke off and fell to the ground. Including the one he was on.



* CashLure: [[http://www.garfield.com/comic/1979/01/07 This]] strip from 1979 featured Jon pulling this trick on Garfield. Jon used a blueberry muffin instead of money. Garfield retaliated by knocking down the table Jon was on.

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* CashLure: CashLure:
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[[http://www.garfield.com/comic/1979/01/07 This]] strip from 1979 featured Jon pulling this trick on Garfield. Jon used a blueberry muffin instead of money. Garfield retaliated by knocking down the table Jon was on.



** Almost all of the supporting cast (particularly Arlene, Nermal and Jon's family) hardly appear in the 2010s.



* ClutchingHandTrap: Happened to Garfield with a cookie jar in a 2002 strip, but he subverts it by breaking the cookie jar on Jon's head, instead of just simply letting go of the cookie that he wanted.
** Not a cookie jar, but Jon got both of his hands stuck in pickle jars (as did his date) in another strip.

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* ClutchingHandTrap: ClutchingHandTrap:
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Happened to Garfield with a cookie jar in a 2002 strip, but he subverts it by breaking the cookie jar on Jon's head, instead of just simply letting go of the cookie that he wanted.
** Not a cookie jar, but Jon got both of his hands stuck in pickle jars (as did his date) in another strip.



* DemotedToExtra: Almost all of the supporting cast (particularly Arlene, Nermal and Jon's family) hardly appear in the 2010s.



* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: [[http://www.garfield.com/comic/1989/04/27 When Garfield and Jon are absent]], Odie watches a documentary about Mozart, reads Literature/WarAndPeace and dresses like the dog from the trope page, pipe included.

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* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: DistinguishedGentlemansPipe:
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[[http://www.garfield.com/comic/1989/04/27 When Garfield and Jon are absent]], Odie watches a documentary about Mozart, reads Literature/WarAndPeace and dresses like the dog from the trope page, pipe included.



** Also, see the April 27, 1989 strip.



* ADogAteMyHomework: In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2009/ga090818.gif this strip]] Garfield passes by a dog, who holds a sign saying: "Will eat homework for food".

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* ADogAteMyHomework: ADogAteMyHomework:
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In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2009/ga090818.gif this strip]] Garfield passes by a dog, who holds a sign saying: "Will eat homework for food".



* DoomItYourself: This occurred in one strip when Jon and Doc tried setting up some Christmas lights when Jon visited the family farm for the holidays. They ended up both getting entangled in the lights:

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* DoomItYourself: DoomItYourself:
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This occurred in one strip when Jon and Doc tried setting up some Christmas lights when Jon visited the family farm for the holidays. They ended up both getting entangled in the lights:



** And in another strip, Jon walks in, a bruised and disheveled mess:

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** And in another strip, Jon walks in, a bruised and disheveled mess:



* ExactWords: "We'll be back after a word from our sponsor." "Sasquatch." "And we're back."

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* ExactWords: ExactWords:
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"We'll be back after a word from our sponsor." "Sasquatch." "And we're back."



* ExposedAnimalBellybutton: Played straight with Garfield on more than one occasion, but subverted in one strip. Garfield notices a black spot on his belly in the mirror and remarks "I didn't know I had a belly button". Said spot turns out to be a bug, which promptly flies away.

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* ExposedAnimalBellybutton: ExposedAnimalBellybutton:
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Played straight with Garfield on more than one occasion, but subverted in one strip. Garfield notices a black spot on his belly in the mirror and remarks "I didn't know I had a belly button". Said spot turns out to be a bug, which promptly flies away.



* FaceFault: [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2000/ga000421.gif "Hey, Garfield, I lost a button...Garfield?"]]
** Garfield does it again in [[http://www.garfield.com/comic/2006/12/19 this strip]] when Jon fools him into thinking that the gas bill is a letter from Santa chastizing him for trying to convince Santa that he's been good.

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* FaceFault: FaceFault:
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[[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2000/ga000421.gif "Hey, Garfield, I lost a button...Garfield?"]]
** Garfield does it again this in [[http://www.garfield.com/comic/2006/12/19 this strip]] when Jon fools him into thinking that the gas bill is a letter from Santa chastizing him for trying to convince Santa that he's been good.



** Also happened a few times before that.



* ForceFeeding: Shows up in [[http://garfield.com/comic/1985/03/03 this]] ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} strip, using scrambled eggs.
** In another strip Garfield forces Jon to eat a smart phone.

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* ForceFeeding: ForceFeeding:
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Shows up in [[http://garfield.com/comic/1985/03/03 this]] ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} strip, using scrambled eggs.
** In another one strip Garfield forces Jon to eat a smart phone.



* FourthWallMailSlot: [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga780708.gif A]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga781216.gif few]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810702.gif early]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1982/ga820225.gif strips]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830425.gif had]] Garfield answering letters.

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* FourthWallMailSlot: FourthWallMailSlot:
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[[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga780708.gif A]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga781216.gif few]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810702.gif early]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1982/ga820225.gif strips]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830425.gif had]] Garfield answering letters.



* GoneHorriblyRight: [[http://www.garfield.com/comic/1982/10/31 Wanting to approach birds without being noticed by them]], Garfield glued some feathers on him and put on some swim fins. He ended up being chased by other cats.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: GoneHorriblyRight:
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[[http://www.garfield.com/comic/1982/10/31 Wanting to approach birds without being noticed by them]], Garfield glued some feathers on him and put on some swim fins. He ended up being chased by other cats.



* AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching: Occasionally used to show how boring a life Jon's family has on the countryside, since the most mundane things excite them (watching the washing machine instead of the TV ("Here comes the red sock again!"), counting every brick in the wall of the house, taking a trip to see the new water tower, going to the airport to watch the planes take off etc.)

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* AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching: AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching:
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Occasionally used to show how boring a life Jon's family has on the countryside, since the most mundane things excite them (watching the washing machine instead of the TV ("Here comes the red sock again!"), counting every brick in the wall of the house, taking a trip to see the new water tower, going to the airport to watch the planes take off etc.)



** Also [[http://www.garfield.com/comic/2000/03/19 this comic strip]], in which Jon unwisely angers a gypsy fortune teller and she makes his head shrink as a punishment.

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** Also [[http://www.garfield.com/comic/2000/03/19 this This comic strip]], in which Jon unwisely angers a gypsy fortune teller and she makes his head shrink as a punishment.



* HonestJohnsDealership: Invoked in a 1987 StoryArc where Jon buys a new car:

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* HonestJohnsDealership: HonestJohnsDealership:
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Invoked in a 1987 StoryArc where Jon buys a new car:



** Also appears in an early 1990s strip where Jon buys a Christmas tree from "Honest Frosty's."

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** Also appears Appears in an early 1990s strip where Jon buys a Christmas tree from "Honest Frosty's."



* HypocriticalHumor: In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1979/ga790125.gif this strip]], Garfield smacks Jon upside the head for turning on a violent TV show, then says, "I don't like violence."

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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In [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1979/ga790125.gif this strip]], Garfield smacks Jon upside the head for turning on a violent TV show, then says, "I don't like violence."



* IsNothingSacred: In a strip:

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* IsNothingSacred: IsNothingSacred:
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In a strip:[[https://garfield.com/comic/1986/10/03a this strip]]:



* IWasQuiteALooker: Jon's aunt Gussie. Also Garfield's grandmother, who had a "body that wouldn't quit." Until it did.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: IWasQuiteALooker:
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Jon's aunt Gussie. Also Gussie.
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Garfield's grandmother, who had a "body that wouldn't quit." Until it did.



* JumpingOutOfACake: Garfield [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga020619.gif is not amused]] to find a mouse jumping out of his birthday cake.

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* JumpingOutOfACake: JumpingOutOfACake:
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Garfield [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga020619.gif is not amused]] to find a mouse jumping out of his birthday cake.



* KentBrockmanNews: [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2000/ga001019.gif "The weatherman is losing it."]]

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* KentBrockmanNews: KentBrockmanNews:
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[[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2000/ga001019.gif "The weatherman is losing it."]]



* KlatchianCoffee: Garfield's favorite kind. Gafield's coffee is so strong, [[http://garfield.com/comic/1997/06/11 it can even eat a donut]]... or [[AteTheSpoon the spoon(s)]] [[http://garfield.com/comic/1987/12/01 he uses to stir it.]]

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* KlatchianCoffee: Garfield's favorite kind.
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Gafield's coffee is so strong, [[http://garfield.com/comic/1997/06/11 it can even eat a donut]]... or [[AteTheSpoon the spoon(s)]] [[http://garfield.com/comic/1987/12/01 he uses to stir it.]]
2nd Apr '18 3:31:34 PM luiz4200
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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2018/04/01 Liz is looking at several pictures of Garfield kicking Odie off the table]] until she finds one of Odie doing it to Garfield.
-->'''Liz:''' What happened there?
-->'''Garfield:''' (glaring at a smiling Odie) We don't discuss that one.
1st Apr '18 3:22:48 PM Mdumas43073
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** Garfield finds a gray hair, panics, and tries to dye it. [[http://sluha.pri.ee/stuff/garfield.php?day=11&month=06&year=1991&otsi=Gray+hair It doesn't go well]].
** Jon finds (presumably) his first gray hair -- or, rather, Garfield finds it ''for'' him -- in [[http://garfield.com/comic/1998-06-17 this strip]] shown two days before Garfield's 20th birthday in 1998.

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** Garfield finds a gray hair, panics, and tries to dye it. [[http://sluha.pri.ee/stuff/garfield.php?day=11&month=06&year=1991&otsi=Gray+hair [[http://garfield.com/comic/1991/06/13 It doesn't go well]].
** Jon finds (presumably) his first gray hair -- or, rather, Garfield finds it ''for'' him -- in [[http://garfield.com/comic/1998-06-17 com/comic/1998/06/17 this strip]] shown two days before Garfield's 20th birthday in 1998.
1st Apr '18 3:18:42 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Jon''': Hey good lookin', I got the blues. Wanna cheer me up.

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-->'''Jon''': Hey good lookin', I got the blues. Wanna cheer me up. up?
29th Mar '18 10:29:57 AM luiz4200
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* BlatantLies: [[http://garfield.com/comic/2013-11-01 When Liz asked Jon if he believed in ghosts]], he reacted in fear but then tried to recompose himself and said he didn't. Garfield told her to ask him about his ''23'' night-lights.

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* BlatantLies: BlatantLies:
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[[http://garfield.com/comic/2013-11-01 When Liz asked Jon if he believed in ghosts]], he reacted in fear but then tried to recompose himself and said he didn't. Garfield told her to ask him about his ''23'' night-lights.night-lights.
** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2018/03/28 When Odie denies rooting through the garbage all the time]], Garfield says it'd be more believeable if he didn't have a banana peel on his head.
21st Mar '18 11:31:18 PM Twentington
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** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1998/01/08 Jon wants to be an artist and decides to start with painting]]. Garfield suggests he should start by [[Creator/VincentVanGogh cutting off an ear]].
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