History ComicStrip / Garfield

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830403 In this sunday story]], a dog was approaching Garfield, giving the impression he'd maul the cat but then the dog instead invites Garfield for lunch. Garfield commented that "Things aren't always as they seem".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830403 com/comic/1983/04/03 In this sunday story]], a dog was approaching Garfield, giving the impression he'd maul the cat but then the dog instead invites Garfield for lunch. Garfield commented that "Things aren't always as they seem".



* {{Balloonacy}}: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=870503 Jon has "the world's largest balloon" delivered.]] Results in AllBalloonsHaveHelium when it floats the house away.

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* {{Balloonacy}}: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=870503 com/comic/1987/05/03 Jon has "the world's largest balloon" delivered.]] Results in AllBalloonsHaveHelium when it floats the house away.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1992&addr=920315 Garfield wished]] for a pizza and then he got it. He then [[RetroactiveWish wished for some music]] and a piano fell on him.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1992&addr=920315 com/comic/1992/03/15 Garfield wished]] for a pizza and then he got it. He then [[RetroactiveWish wished for some music]] and a piano fell on him.



* BeyondTheImpossible: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050401 Garfield ate a pizza]] ''before'' it arrived. He has "friends high up in the delivery business".

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* BeyondTheImpossible: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050401 com/comic/2005/04/01 Garfield ate a pizza]] ''before'' it arrived. He has "friends high up in the delivery business".



*** "[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=781215 I ate a Milk Dud and kissed a cat]]" became "I hate spoiled milk and kissing cats".

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*** "[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=781215 com/comic/1978/12/15 I ate a Milk Dud and kissed a cat]]" became "I hate spoiled milk and kissing cats".



*** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831214 this strip]], Garfield's dialogue was translated to something like "But at least I haven't broken a limb" even though he's clearly pointing to a branch — i.e., the "sturdy limb".
*** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831211 This one]] oddly changed "They say the pet alligators that are flushed into the sewers grow to huge proportions" to "They say there are huge ''crocodiles''…" with no explanation as to how they would get down there.

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*** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831214 com/comic/1983/12/14 this strip]], Garfield's dialogue was translated to something like "But at least I haven't broken a limb" even though he's clearly pointing to a branch — i.e., the "sturdy limb".
*** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831211 com/comic/1983/12/11 This one]] oddly changed "They say the pet alligators that are flushed into the sewers grow to huge proportions" to "They say there are huge ''crocodiles''…" with no explanation as to how they would get down there.



*** "[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010724 Somewhere between Floyd the whistling snake and crabgrass]]" [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2001/07/24 became]] "En algún lugar entre la serpiente y un cangrejo." ("Somewhere between a snake and a crab.")
*** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2007&addr=070123 This one]] had the translators failing to realize that "chili dog" is a food, [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2007/01/23 and thus translated it as]] "chihuahua".
*** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080113 This one]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2008/01/13 got translated literally]] into Spanish ("Philomena Scott-Aphat-Ramsbottom" is rendered as "Filomena Escotia Afat de Ramsbottom"), but to be fair, it was a very rare exception to Jim Davis' "no wordplay" rule.
*** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080430 this strip]] and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120123 this strip]], "'Sup?" (i.e. "What's up?") [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2008/04/30 became]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2012/01/23 "¿Cena?"]] (as in "[Do you want to have] supper?")
*** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090506 this strip]], "You sound like you're breaking up" [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2009/05/06 was translated incorrectly]] as "Parece que estás rompiendo conmigo"; instead of poor cell phone reception, it was translated as if the two spiders are breaking up with each other, which makes no sense in the context of the joke. ([[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/05/17 They got it right]] in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100517 this strip]] just over a year later.)
*** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100421 These]] [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100423 two]] strips accidentally [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/04/21 ended up with]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/04/23 each other's dialogue]] in the Spanish translation.
*** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/11/27 the Spanish version]] of [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=101127 this strip]], they forgot to invert the words for "beef stew", thus killing the joke. Considering how well most of the other strips are translated, this one really stands out as a glaring error.
** A couple of Hungarian bloopers: In [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080207 this strip]], the spider's line became "I can tell when I'm being fooled!". Which doesn't make the slightest of sense. In another strip, "my place" was translated litarally, as "én helyem" ("my spot"), when "nálam" ("at my place") would have been correct. Similarly, the expressions "Well, what do you know!" and "Okay, I'll bite" have also seen word-for-word translations ("Just what do you know!" and "Okay, I'll bite you"). Also, in one instance, the word "Egad" was left untranslated.

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*** "[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010724 com/comic/2001/07/24 Somewhere between Floyd the whistling snake and crabgrass]]" [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2001/07/24 became]] "En algún lugar entre la serpiente y un cangrejo." ("Somewhere between a snake and a crab.")
*** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2007&addr=070123 com/comic/2007/01/23 This one]] had the translators failing to realize that "chili dog" is a food, [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2007/01/23 and thus translated it as]] "chihuahua".
*** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080113 com/comic/2008/01/13 This one]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2008/01/13 got translated literally]] into Spanish ("Philomena Scott-Aphat-Ramsbottom" is rendered as "Filomena Escotia Afat de Ramsbottom"), but to be fair, it was a very rare exception to Jim Davis' "no wordplay" rule.
*** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080430 com/comic/2008/04/30 this strip]] and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120123 com/comic/2012/01/23 this strip]], "'Sup?" (i.e. "What's up?") [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2008/04/30 became]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2012/01/23 "¿Cena?"]] (as in "[Do you want to have] supper?")
*** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090506 com/comic/2009/05/06 this strip]], "You sound like you're breaking up" [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2009/05/06 was translated incorrectly]] as "Parece que estás rompiendo conmigo"; instead of poor cell phone reception, it was translated as if the two spiders are breaking up with each other, which makes no sense in the context of the joke. ([[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/05/17 They got it right]] in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100517 com/comic/2010/05/17 this strip]] just over a year later.)
*** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100421 com/comic/2010/04/21 These]] [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100423 com/comic/2010/04/23 two]] strips accidentally [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/04/21 ended up with]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/04/23 each other's dialogue]] in the Spanish translation.
*** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/espanol/garfieldespanol/2010/11/27 the Spanish version]] of [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=101127 com/comic/2010/11/27 this strip]], they forgot to invert the words for "beef stew", thus killing the joke. Considering how well most of the other strips are translated, this one really stands out as a glaring error.
** A couple of Hungarian bloopers: In [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080207 com/comic/2008/02/07 this strip]], the spider's line became "I can tell when I'm being fooled!". Which doesn't make the slightest of sense. In another strip, "my place" was translated litarally, as "én helyem" ("my spot"), when "nálam" ("at my place") would have been correct. Similarly, the expressions "Well, what do you know!" and "Okay, I'll bite" have also seen word-for-word translations ("Just what do you know!" and "Okay, I'll bite you"). Also, in one instance, the word "Egad" was left untranslated.



** "[[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010514 Drivel, Nonsense, Nonsensical Drivel]]."

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** "[[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010514 com/comic/2001/05/14 Drivel, Nonsense, Nonsensical Drivel]]."



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040204 This strip]] also has one:

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040204 com/comic/2004/02/04 This strip]] also has one:



* CashLure: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790107 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.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1996&addr=960223 Garfield pulled it on Jon with the last cookie]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990606 A mouse did it to Jon]], this time with actual money. ''More than once''.

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* CashLure: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790107 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.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1996&addr=960223 com/comic/1996/02/23 Garfield pulled it on Jon with the last cookie]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990606 com/comic/1999/06/06 A mouse did it to Jon]], this time with actual money. ''More than once''.



* ChalkOutline: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980912 Jon did it to Garfield for laughs]].

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* ChalkOutline: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980912 com/comic/1998/09/12 Jon did it to Garfield for laughs]].



* ClarkKenting: Parodied. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=021113 As an excuse not to chase a mouse]], Garfield claimed he "didn't recognize him in those glasses".

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* ClarkKenting: Parodied. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=021113 com/comic/2002/11/13 As an excuse not to chase a mouse]], Garfield claimed he "didn't recognize him in those glasses".



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831103 Wondering about what pets did when they didn't know their owners were watching]], Jon snuck aroung and saw Garfield and Odie playing cards.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831103 com/comic/1983/11/03 Wondering about what pets did when they didn't know their owners were watching]], Jon snuck aroung and saw Garfield and Odie playing cards.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130216 Liz wondered what the future held for them and Jon suggested they might have ice cream.]]
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=930219 Jon once commented that]], according to a chart, Garfield should be eleven feet tall considering his weight. Garfield asked if Jon was calling him short.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130517 Liz, with a dirty appearance]], asked Jon if he noticed someone cleaned his kitchen. He then came to the conclusion "Elves do exist!!"
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090422 Jon was expecting Liz to arrive at his home when he realized his watch had stopped. He then thought she'd never arrive.]]

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130216 com/comic/2013/02/16 Liz wondered what the future held for them and Jon suggested they might have ice cream.]]
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=930219 com/comic/1993/02/19 Jon once commented that]], according to a chart, Garfield should be eleven feet tall considering his weight. Garfield asked if Jon was calling him short.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130517 com/comic/2013/05/17 Liz, with a dirty appearance]], asked Jon if he noticed someone cleaned his kitchen. He then came to the conclusion "Elves do exist!!"
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090422 com/comic/2009/04/22 Jon was expecting Liz to arrive at his home when he realized his watch had stopped. He then thought she'd never arrive.]]



* {{Crossover}}: ''ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}}'' appeared at the beginning of a [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1991&addr=910331 sunday]] Garfield strip. As Garfield realized the fence he was painting his name on was Marmaduke's, he apologized stating [[BreakingTheFourthWall "wrong strip"]].

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* {{Crossover}}: ''ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}}'' appeared at the beginning of a [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1991&addr=910331 com/comic/1991/03/31 sunday]] Garfield strip. As Garfield realized the fence he was painting his name on was Marmaduke's, he apologized stating [[BreakingTheFourthWall "wrong strip"]].



* CryingWolf: While camping, Jon told Garfield to look out for wild animals. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810524 Garfield started playing tricks on him]]. When Jon refused to believe him, a bear caught Garfield.
** Also, [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860330 this]] strip.
** And [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100404 this one]], similar to the above.

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* CryingWolf: While camping, Jon told Garfield to look out for wild animals. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810524 com/comic/1981/05/24 Garfield started playing tricks on him]]. When Jon refused to believe him, a bear caught Garfield.
** Also, [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860330 com/comic/1986/03/30 this]] strip.
** And [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100404 com/comic/2010/04/04 this one]], similar to the above.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100704 Jon made a drawing of a pig.]] Garfield made a better drawing, although his had wings. When Jon complained that pigs didn't have wings, Garfield said they would before Jon outdrew him. Also counts as a ShoutOut as that strip ended with Garfield calling Jon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso "Pablo"]].

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100704 com/comic/2010/07/04 Jon made a drawing of a pig.]] Garfield made a better drawing, although his had wings. When Jon complained that pigs didn't have wings, Garfield said they would before Jon outdrew him. Also counts as a ShoutOut as that strip ended with Garfield calling Jon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso "Pablo"]].



* DeepFriedWhatever: "[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790923 If it ain't deep-fried, it ain't worth eating.]]"

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* DeepFriedWhatever: "[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790923 com/comic/1979/09/23 If it ain't deep-fried, it ain't worth eating.]]"



* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1989&addr=890427 When Garfield and Jon are absent]], Odie watches a documentary about Mozart, reads WarAndPeace and dresses like the dog from the trope page, pipe included.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1991&addr=911206 Jon got a huge pipe]] and asked Garfield if that made him "look more sophisticated". It was a bubble pipe and Garfield replied, "Sadly enough, I have to agree".

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* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1989&addr=890427 com/comic/1989/04/27 When Garfield and Jon are absent]], Odie watches a documentary about Mozart, reads WarAndPeace and dresses like the dog from the trope page, pipe included.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1991&addr=911206 com/comic/1991/12/06 Jon got a huge pipe]] and asked Garfield if that made him "look more sophisticated". It was a bubble pipe and Garfield replied, "Sadly enough, I have to agree".



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980812 Garfield while displaying a spider trophy.]]

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980812 com/comic/1998/08/12 Garfield while displaying a spider trophy.]]



* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030202 During an Arbuckle Family Reunion]], a woman asked if her pants made her hips look big and somebody answered "it's not the pants".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080316 Jon made a phone call and was told to hold. When he told Garfield his call was "very important to them"]], Garfield said "and the check is in the mail, and this won't hurt a bit, and no, those pants don't make you look fat at all".

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* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030202 com/comic/2003/02/02 During an Arbuckle Family Reunion]], a woman asked if her pants made her hips look big and somebody answered "it's not the pants".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080316 com/comic/2008/03/16 Jon made a phone call and was told to hold. When he told Garfield his call was "very important to them"]], Garfield said "and the check is in the mail, and this won't hurt a bit, and no, those pants don't make you look fat at all".



** Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120202 also finds out]] that this is actually a very lucrative business for dogs.

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** Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120202 com/comic/2012/02/02 also finds out]] that this is actually a very lucrative business for dogs.



* DontExplainTheJoke: In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120426 April 26,2012]], a spider about to be swatted said it was okay as long as Garfield didn't sit on it and then explained he said it because Garfield was fat.
* DontTellMama: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900702 Jon was at Irma's Diner and she pointed out he didn't eat the vegetables]]. He sarcastically asked if she'd tell his mother. When she said hat she would, he quickly started eating them. Garfield told Irma to tell Jon's mother he ate the dessert first.

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* DontExplainTheJoke: In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120426 com/comic/2012/04/26 April 26,2012]], a spider about to be swatted said it was okay as long as Garfield didn't sit on it and then explained he said it because Garfield was fat.
* DontTellMama: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900702 com/comic/1990/07/02 Jon was at Irma's Diner and she pointed out he didn't eat the vegetables]]. He sarcastically asked if she'd tell his mother. When she said hat she would, he quickly started eating them. Garfield told Irma to tell Jon's mother he ate the dessert first.



* DrosteImage: Done in the logo box of [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1992&addr=920105 this]] strip.

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* DrosteImage: Done in the logo box of [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1992&addr=920105 com/comic/1992/01/05 this]] strip.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790118 Garfield jumped on Jon]] in this one.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040909 Garfield did it in consideration for the mouse's birthday.]]
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090824 Jon yelled "Eeeeeeek!"]] then he said "Um... I mean, get the mouse." Garfield said it'd go into his blog.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790118 com/comic/1979/01/18 Garfield jumped on Jon]] in this one.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040909 com/comic/2004/09/09 Garfield did it in consideration for the mouse's birthday.]]
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090824 com/comic/2009/08/24 Jon yelled "Eeeeeeek!"]] then he said "Um... I mean, get the mouse." Garfield said it'd go into his blog.



* EnemyMine: After being driven crazy by a fly for a few days, Garfield is desperate enough to ally with [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980326 a spider]] to get rid of it.

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* EnemyMine: After being driven crazy by a fly for a few days, Garfield is desperate enough to ally with [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980326 com/comic/1998/03/26 a spider]] to get rid of it.



* EveryoneHasStandards: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080224 Jon spent all morning writing a love sonnet and then the computer crashed.]] Actually, it didn't. "Even the Internet has its standards".
* EvilLawyerJoke: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040226 A spider showed up with a lawyer and a restraining order against]] Garfield, who was smiling because he'd "never squished a lawyer".
* EvilTwin: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111204 When Jon tells]] Garfield SantaClaus has been watching him, he wrote a letter suggesting Santa might have seen his evil twin.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080224 com/comic/2008/02/24 Jon spent all morning writing a love sonnet and then the computer crashed.]] Actually, it didn't. "Even the Internet has its standards".
* EvilLawyerJoke: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040226 com/comic/2004/02/26 A spider showed up with a lawyer and a restraining order against]] Garfield, who was smiling because he'd "never squished a lawyer".
* EvilTwin: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111204 com/comic/2011/12/04 When Jon tells]] Garfield SantaClaus has been watching him, he wrote a letter suggesting Santa might have seen his evil twin.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790902 Jon once wanted to take Garfield for a trip but Garfield didn't want to get inside the kitty carrier]]. Jon was quite clear: "Before we go on this trip, one of us is going to have to get into this kitty carrier". Garfield then stuffed Jon inside.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=800523 Last helping]]. Jon took the last helping of lasagna and allowed Garfield to do whatever he wished with the pan. Garfield hit Jon with it.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1994&addr=940426 Jon told Garfield not to kick Odie off the table]]. Garfield kicked him ''to'' it.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950503 Jon told Garfield not to take the lid off a cookie jar.]] Garfield then turned the jar upside down and "took the jar off the lid".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000326 Jon told Garfield not to set foot on Mrs. Feeny's property again]]. He later had to tell him to get his ''toes'' out.
** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900529 Jon asked Liz out for a date and she said she'd think about it after wheeling Garfield to X-Ray]]. Then she thought and answered "no".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040106 Jon told Garfield not to hit him "in the face with that pie".]] Result: "pie down the pants".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120108 Garfield was drinking coffee when Odie made a "yip" sound at him.]] Garfield told Odie not to do that and then Odie barked.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790902 com/comic/1979/09/02 Jon once wanted to take Garfield for a trip but Garfield didn't want to get inside the kitty carrier]]. Jon was quite clear: "Before we go on this trip, one of us is going to have to get into this kitty carrier". Garfield then stuffed Jon inside.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=800523 com/comic/1980/05/23 Last helping]]. Jon took the last helping of lasagna and allowed Garfield to do whatever he wished with the pan. Garfield hit Jon with it.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1994&addr=940426 com/comic/1994/04/26 Jon told Garfield not to kick Odie off the table]]. Garfield kicked him ''to'' it.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950503 com/comic/1995/05/03 Jon told Garfield not to take the lid off a cookie jar.]] Garfield then turned the jar upside down and "took the jar off the lid".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000326 com/comic/2000/03/26 Jon told Garfield not to set foot on Mrs. Feeny's property again]]. He later had to tell him to get his ''toes'' out.
** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900529 com/comic/1990/05/29 Jon asked Liz out for a date and she said she'd think about it after wheeling Garfield to X-Ray]]. Then she thought and answered "no".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040106 com/comic/2004/01/06 Jon told Garfield not to hit him "in the face with that pie".]] Result: "pie down the pants".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120108 com/comic/2012/01/08 Garfield was drinking coffee when Odie made a "yip" sound at him.]] Garfield told Odie not to do that and then Odie barked.



** Garfield does it again in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=061219 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.
* FailedASpotCheck: Happens to Jon [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830831 here]]. He's so wrapped up BreakingTheFourthWall, that he doesn't notice Garfield taking off with the refrigerator.

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** Garfield does it again in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=061219 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.
* FailedASpotCheck: Happens to Jon [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830831 com/comic/1983/08/31 here]]. He's so wrapped up BreakingTheFourthWall, that he doesn't notice Garfield taking off with the refrigerator.



* FakingTheDead: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=051230 When Jon asked Lisa if she already had plans for New Year's Eve]] she screamed and fell down. Jon told her she had faked her death "last year".
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040705 It was a monday]] and the screws on the chandelier above Garfield needed tightening.

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* FakingTheDead: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=051230 com/comic/2005/12/30 When Jon asked Lisa if she already had plans for New Year's Eve]] she screamed and fell down. Jon told her she had faked her death "last year".
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040705 com/comic/2004/07/05 It was a monday]] and the screws on the chandelier above Garfield needed tightening.



* FinaglesLaw: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=020607 Jon had a date that night]]. That made him sure he'd "get a huge pimple" that day. Garfield considers it "a time-honored tradition".

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* FinaglesLaw: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=020607 com/comic/2002/06/07 Jon had a date that night]]. That made him sure he'd "get a huge pimple" that day. Garfield considers it "a time-honored tradition".



* FirstWorldProblems: Jon sings about "having the blues", and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1989&addr=891126 hits on a woman passing by his house:]]

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* FirstWorldProblems: Jon sings about "having the blues", and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1989&addr=891126 com/comic/1989/11/26 hits on a woman passing by his house:]]



* FiveFiveFive: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980123 This strip]].

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* FiveFiveFive: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980123 com/comic/1998/01/23 This strip]].



* FluffyTheTerrible: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790808 This]] strip featured Fluffy the Fierce. Sure, he was not much taller than any cat that'd fit the name Fluffy but he was described as a legendary ratter. Until he met Matt-the-Rat, that is.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790808 com/comic/1979/08/08 This]] strip featured Fluffy the Fierce. Sure, he was not much taller than any cat that'd fit the name Fluffy but he was described as a legendary ratter. Until he met Matt-the-Rat, that is.



* FoodAndAnimalAttraction: Used in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790210 this]] strip.
* ForceFeeding: Shows up in [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1985&addr=850303 this]] {{Garfield}} strip, using scrambled eggs.

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* FoodAndAnimalAttraction: Used in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790210 com/comic/1979/02/10 this]] strip.
* ForceFeeding: Shows up in [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1985&addr=850303 com/comic/1985/03/03 this]] {{Garfield}} strip, using scrambled eggs.



* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840110 This strip]] during a week involving Garfield's conscience.
* FormerlyFat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030112 One of Jon's female acquaintances, Bertha, lost 200 pounds.]] Garfield was disappointed.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840110 com/comic/1984/01/10 This strip]] during a week involving Garfield's conscience.
* FormerlyFat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030112 com/comic/2003/01/12 One of Jon's female acquaintances, Bertha, lost 200 pounds.]] Garfield was disappointed.



** A [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080427 2008 strip]] had Liz listening to Jon's answering machine message, commenting on it being 'funny'. Jon was being pounded by Garfield while he recorded the message.

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** A [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080427 com/comic/2008/04/27 2008 strip]] had Liz listening to Jon's answering machine message, commenting on it being 'funny'. Jon was being pounded by Garfield while he recorded the message.



* FurIsClothing: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810212 ripped his "cat suit"]] when he tried to pick up a chocolate covered peanut. He then said he needed a bigger one.

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* FurIsClothing: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810212 com/comic/1981/02/12 ripped his "cat suit"]] when he tried to pick up a chocolate covered peanut. He then said he needed a bigger one.



* GoneHorriblyRight: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=821031 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: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=821031 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.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130125 Back when he was in school]], Jon annoyed a gypsy woman who cursed him, saying he'd never get a date to the prom. Garfield considered it "a waste of a perfectly good curse".
** Also [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000319 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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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130125 com/comic/2013/01/25 Back when he was in school]], Jon annoyed a gypsy woman who cursed him, saying he'd never get a date to the prom. Garfield considered it "a waste of a perfectly good curse".
** Also [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000319 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.



* HawaiianShirtedTourist: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080307 Garfield was lying down when he decided it was "Vacation time"]]. He remained lying down but with a Hawaiian shirt.

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* HawaiianShirtedTourist: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080307 com/comic/2008/03/07 Garfield was lying down when he decided it was "Vacation time"]]. He remained lying down but with a Hawaiian shirt.



* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040302 Jon told]] Garfield "Stop whatever you're doing" and later admitted he "just always wanted to say that".

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* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2004&addr=040302 com/comic/2004/03/02 Jon told]] Garfield "Stop whatever you're doing" and later admitted he "just always wanted to say that".



** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790129 January 29th, 1979]], Garfield literally claimed to be big boned. Jon called Garfield "disgustingly, slovenly, sloppy fat" and Garfield said Jon obviously had "disgustingly, slovenly, sloppy fat" confused with "big boned".
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790921 September 21st, 1979]], Garfield stated people under 6'4" aren't overweight. They're "undertall".
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=021116 November 16th, 2002]], a mouse used that excuse to have a hole the size of the dinning table.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080119 As Garfield said about the scale in January 19th, 2008]], "he can dish it out, but he sure can't take it".
* IAteWhat: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950402 This strip]], and before that there was, [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900530/ this one]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000407 Garfield didn't realize he ate the fishbowl's castle instead of the fish until Jon showed him the fish]].

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** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790129 com/comic/1979/01/29 January 29th, 1979]], Garfield literally claimed to be big boned. Jon called Garfield "disgustingly, slovenly, sloppy fat" and Garfield said Jon obviously had "disgustingly, slovenly, sloppy fat" confused with "big boned".
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790921 com/comic/1979/09/21 September 21st, 1979]], Garfield stated people under 6'4" aren't overweight. They're "undertall".
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=021116 com/comic/2002/11/16 November 16th, 2002]], a mouse used that excuse to have a hole the size of the dinning table.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080119 com/comic/2008/01/19 As Garfield said about the scale in January 19th, 2008]], "he can dish it out, but he sure can't take it".
* IAteWhat: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950402 com/comic/1995/04/02 This strip]], and before that there was, [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1990&addr=900530/ com/comic/1990/05/30/ this one]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000407 com/comic/2000/04/07 Garfield didn't realize he ate the fishbowl's castle instead of the fish until Jon showed him the fish]].



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010216 Garfield enjoyed his dinner until]] Jon told him it was "Back-of-the-fridge-bottom-shelf-behind-the-baking-soda stew" and he could "only make it about once every five ''years''".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=081024 Jon liked eating escargots before learning they're snails.]]

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010216 com/comic/2001/02/16 Garfield enjoyed his dinner until]] Jon told him it was "Back-of-the-fridge-bottom-shelf-behind-the-baking-soda stew" and he could "only make it about once every five ''years''".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=081024 com/comic/2008/10/24 Jon liked eating escargots before learning they're snails.]]



* IfIHadANickel: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=931014 Jon said he'd be rich if he had a dollar for every cat hair on his rug]]. Garfield said he was doing his part.

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* IfIHadANickel: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=931014 com/comic/1993/10/14 Jon said he'd be rich if he had a dollar for every cat hair on his rug]]. Garfield said he was doing his part.



* IHaveToGoIronMyDog: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120530 After Jon heard some noise]], Garfield claimed Odie tripped and then he presented a piece of paper with some animal paw prints he claimed to be a sworn testimony claiming he was in Bolivia at the time.

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* IHaveToGoIronMyDog: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120530 com/comic/2012/05/30 After Jon heard some noise]], Garfield claimed Odie tripped and then he presented a piece of paper with some animal paw prints he claimed to be a sworn testimony claiming he was in Bolivia at the time.



* InflationaryDialogue: Garfield didn't believe when [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=801121 his grandfather stated]] "You kids have it good these days. I remember when I had to walk six miles every day just to chase rats." When Garfield said he didn't buy that, his grandfather asked "Would you believe across the street to spook a chicken?"
* InsistentTerminology: Garfield never forgets. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860730 He just has]] "convenient lapses of memory".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090415 Garfield is not lazy, he's "sedentary". "Which is classy lazy".]]

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* InflationaryDialogue: Garfield didn't believe when [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=801121 com/comic/1980/11/21 his grandfather stated]] "You kids have it good these days. I remember when I had to walk six miles every day just to chase rats." When Garfield said he didn't buy that, his grandfather asked "Would you believe across the street to spook a chicken?"
* InsistentTerminology: Garfield never forgets. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860730 com/comic/1986/07/30 He just has]] "convenient lapses of memory".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090415 com/comic/2009/04/15 Garfield is not lazy, he's "sedentary". "Which is classy lazy".]]



* InTheStyleOf: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=011014 This strip]]'s logo box, as confirmed in a compilation, was done in the style of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roth Big Daddy Roth]].
* IntimidatingRevenueService: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1991&addr=910412 Once read about a movie titled "The Mummy's Curse"]] on his TV guide. The synopsis: "Mummy rises only to be hit with five thousand years of back taxes."

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* InTheStyleOf: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=011014 com/comic/2001/10/14 This strip]]'s logo box, as confirmed in a compilation, was done in the style of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roth Big Daddy Roth]].
* IntimidatingRevenueService: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1991&addr=910412 com/comic/1991/04/12 Once read about a movie titled "The Mummy's Curse"]] on his TV guide. The synopsis: "Mummy rises only to be hit with five thousand years of back taxes."



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990710 Jon described Garfield]] as "a fat, worthless cat". Garfield said "that fat part was uncalled for".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990710 com/comic/1999/07/10 Jon described Garfield]] as "a fat, worthless cat". Garfield said "that fat part was uncalled for".



* IWantGrandkids: Now that Liz is offically his girlfriend, Jon's mother has been [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111021/ expressing this desire]].

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* IWantGrandkids: Now that Liz is offically his girlfriend, Jon's mother has been [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111021/ com/comic/2011/10/21/ expressing this desire]].



* KlatchianCoffee: Garfield's favorite kind. Gafield's coffee is so strong, [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=970611 it can even eat a donut]]... or [[AteTheSpoon the spoon(s)]] [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=871201 he uses to stir it.]]
** He also likes coffee so thick that after a few seconds of pouring, [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840529 you can let go of the coffeepot and it won't fall]].
** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=871020 In one strip]]:

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* KlatchianCoffee: Garfield's favorite kind. Gafield's coffee is so strong, [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=970611 com/comic/1997/06/11 it can even eat a donut]]... or [[AteTheSpoon the spoon(s)]] [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=871201 com/comic/1987/12/01 he uses to stir it.]]
** He also likes coffee so thick that after a few seconds of pouring, [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840529 com/comic/1984/05/29 you can let go of the coffeepot and it won't fall]].
** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=871020 com/comic/1987/10/20 In one strip]]:



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120506 Jon, Garfield and Liz were watching TV when the remote control's batteries ran out of power]] so Jon and Garfield went out to buy new batteries. Liz then pointed out the set was five ''feet'' away. Garfield thought "Girls".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120506 com/comic/2012/05/06 Jon, Garfield and Liz were watching TV when the remote control's batteries ran out of power]] so Jon and Garfield went out to buy new batteries. Liz then pointed out the set was five ''feet'' away. Garfield thought "Girls".



* LegionOfLostSouls: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090426 ate a fish and tried to hide it by leaving a note at the fishbowl claiming the fish joined the French Foreign Legion.]]

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* LegionOfLostSouls: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090426 com/comic/2009/04/26 ate a fish and tried to hide it by leaving a note at the fishbowl claiming the fish joined the French Foreign Legion.]]



* LiteralMinded: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130611 Believing that "You can't know someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes", Jon's Uncle Forrest had three hundred pairs when they caught him.]] Garfield said "That's about a seven on the creepy scale".

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* LiteralMinded: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130611 com/comic/2013/06/11 Believing that "You can't know someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes", Jon's Uncle Forrest had three hundred pairs when they caught him.]] Garfield said "That's about a seven on the creepy scale".



* LosingYourHead: A [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=081026 headless swamp monster]] doesn't scare Garfield more than his dish bowl being empty.

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* LosingYourHead: A [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=081026 com/comic/2008/10/26 headless swamp monster]] doesn't scare Garfield more than his dish bowl being empty.



* LyingFingerCross: Garfield crossed his ''toes'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1996&addr=961218 while making a promise]].
* MagicMirror: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130822 This strip]]:

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* LyingFingerCross: Garfield crossed his ''toes'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1996&addr=961218 com/comic/1996/12/18 while making a promise]].
* MagicMirror: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130822 com/comic/2013/08/22 This strip]]:



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130908 hired a dog to get rid of Nermal and use the trope.]] However, the dog found Nermal too cute to be harmed.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130908 com/comic/2013/09/08 hired a dog to get rid of Nermal and use the trope.]] However, the dog found Nermal too cute to be harmed.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=101006 When Jon and Garfield are at Irma's Diner]]:

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=101006 com/comic/2010/10/06 When Jon and Garfield are at Irma's Diner]]:



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100316 Jon believes every name has a meaning.]] Looking his up, he found out it meant "he who gets beat up for his lunch money".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100316 com/comic/2010/03/16 Jon believes every name has a meaning.]] Looking his up, he found out it meant "he who gets beat up for his lunch money".



** Garfield said [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120625 "The world is filled with many wonders... and Jon".]]

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** Garfield said [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120625 com/comic/2012/06/25 "The world is filled with many wonders... and Jon".]]



* MyGrandmaCanDoBetterThanYou: A ShowWithinAShow featured a [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111027 character mocking a monster's slowness by claiming]] "My Grandmother could outrun that mon-" "[=EEEK=]!" "Um... [[SubvertedTrope check that]]".

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* MyGrandmaCanDoBetterThanYou: A ShowWithinAShow featured a [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111027 com/comic/2011/10/27 character mocking a monster's slowness by claiming]] "My Grandmother could outrun that mon-" "[=EEEK=]!" "Um... [[SubvertedTrope check that]]".



* NewYearsResolution: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=930101 decided not to sleep]] more than [[ExactWords eight hours a day]]. Upon calculation, he told Jon to wake him up on May, 3rd.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=931228 Garfield promised not to do this prank anymore but he's not sure he'll keep the promise]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130101 Jon promised to brush his teeth everyday.]] Even if he's not going anywhere.

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* NewYearsResolution: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=930101 com/comic/1993/01/01 decided not to sleep]] more than [[ExactWords eight hours a day]]. Upon calculation, he told Jon to wake him up on May, 3rd.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1993&addr=931228 com/comic/1993/12/28 Garfield promised not to do this prank anymore but he's not sure he'll keep the promise]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130101 com/comic/2013/01/01 Jon promised to brush his teeth everyday.]] Even if he's not going anywhere.



* NoodleImplements: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100525 For some reason]], Jon was running inside the house without his pants telling Garfield he needed a belt, a fishbowl and a fire extinguisher.

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* NoodleImplements: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100525 com/comic/2010/05/25 For some reason]], Jon was running inside the house without his pants telling Garfield he needed a belt, a fishbowl and a fire extinguisher.



* NonsenseClassification: Garfield states the four basic food groups are [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831006 meat, vegetable, dairy and catsup.]]

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* NonsenseClassification: Garfield states the four basic food groups are [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831006 com/comic/1983/10/06 meat, vegetable, dairy and catsup.]]



* NotMeThisTime: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990202 Somebody threw away all of Jon's shirts]] except one that reads "I (heart sign) cats". Believing Garfield to be responsible, Jon threw him outside, where Odie, wearing a shirt, has a malicious smile.

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* NotMeThisTime: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990202 com/comic/1999/02/02 Somebody threw away all of Jon's shirts]] except one that reads "I (heart sign) cats". Believing Garfield to be responsible, Jon threw him outside, where Odie, wearing a shirt, has a malicious smile.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=981007 Garfield chasing an invisible mouse]].

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=981007 com/comic/1998/10/07 Garfield chasing an invisible mouse]].



** And in this [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060423 April 2006 strip]], Jon's entire face was rather off model.

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** And in this [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060423 com/comic/2006/04/23 April 2006 strip]], Jon's entire face was rather off model.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Garfield likes to stomp spiders and hates when [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1994&addr=940419 Jon beats him to it]]. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080203 However, when Liz did it]], he told Jon to marry her.
* OrWasItADream: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050710 In this strip]], Garfield has a dream in which he's about to kick Odie off the table, only for Odie to snap at him [[TheDogBitesBack "Don't even think about it!"]]. Then Garfield wakes up, sees Odie and goes to kick him for real...only for Odie to turn around and glare at him.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Garfield likes to stomp spiders and hates when [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1994&addr=940419 com/comic/1994/04/19 Jon beats him to it]]. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080203 com/comic/2008/02/03 However, when Liz did it]], he told Jon to marry her.
* OrWasItADream: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050710 com/comic/2005/07/10 In this strip]], Garfield has a dream in which he's about to kick Odie off the table, only for Odie to snap at him [[TheDogBitesBack "Don't even think about it!"]]. Then Garfield wakes up, sees Odie and goes to kick him for real...only for Odie to turn around and glare at him.



* PantsFree: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830731 Jon]].

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* PantsFree: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830731 com/comic/1983/07/31 Jon]].



* ProphecyTwist: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830205 This strip]]: Garfield read this from a fortune cookie fortune: "Today you will be whisked away to a large white building where all you have to do is lie in bed all day as lots of people pay attention to you and bring you food". As Garfield said it sounded "too good to be true", he failed to notice he was about to fall from the table.

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* ProphecyTwist: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830205 com/comic/1983/02/05 This strip]]: Garfield read this from a fortune cookie fortune: "Today you will be whisked away to a large white building where all you have to do is lie in bed all day as lots of people pay attention to you and bring you food". As Garfield said it sounded "too good to be true", he failed to notice he was about to fall from the table.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130721 Jon's cousin Earl after being accidentally left at a rest stop.]] He went missing for years and eventually sent a postcard claiming to "have acquired a taste for small game".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130721 com/comic/2013/07/21 Jon's cousin Earl after being accidentally left at a rest stop.]] He went missing for years and eventually sent a postcard claiming to "have acquired a taste for small game".



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=101107 "It just wouldn't be autumn without our little traditions".]]

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=101107 com/comic/2010/11/07 "It just wouldn't be autumn without our little traditions".]]



** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060728 Their kiss]] on the night they finally got together may be quite a shock for readers until you realize ''they've kissed before,'' '''''[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=811219 around 24 years ago]]'''''.

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** [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060728 com/comic/2006/07/28 Their kiss]] on the night they finally got together may be quite a shock for readers until you realize ''they've kissed before,'' '''''[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=811219 com/comic/1981/12/19 around 24 years ago]]'''''.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=981104 Garfield was sick of his hiccups]] and wished they'd just disappear. After they did, Garfield claimed to be sick of Odie.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=981104 com/comic/1998/11/04 Garfield was sick of his hiccups]] and wished they'd just disappear. After they did, Garfield claimed to be sick of Odie.



* ReversePsychology: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950804 When Jon told Garfield to go away, Garfield dared Jon to make him do it]]. Jon then told Garfield to stay and Garfield left.

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* ReversePsychology: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950804 com/comic/1995/08/04 When Jon told Garfield to go away, Garfield dared Jon to make him do it]]. Jon then told Garfield to stay and Garfield left.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060510 Jon told Ellen she'd have to beg if she wanted him to go out with her and she laughed.]] "So much for reverse psychology".

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060510 com/comic/2006/05/10 Jon told Ellen she'd have to beg if she wanted him to go out with her and she laughed.]] "So much for reverse psychology".



* RiddleForTheAges: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010729 When Jon got stuck on a wall and asked for Garfield's help]], he told Garfield not to ask how it happened.

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* RiddleForTheAges: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010729 com/comic/2001/07/29 When Jon got stuck on a wall and asked for Garfield's help]], he told Garfield not to ask how it happened.



* RidiculouslyLoudCommercial: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100718 This strip]], which includes a Snuggie reference.

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* RidiculouslyLoudCommercial: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100718 com/comic/2010/07/18 This strip]], which includes a Snuggie reference.



* SantaClaus: He [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga781224.gif occasionally]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga831223.gif appears]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga951223.gif during]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga011207.gif Christmas]]. He [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=121212 can be bribed]].

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* SantaClaus: He [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga781224.gif occasionally]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga831223.gif appears]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga951223.gif during]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga011207.gif Christmas]]. He [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=121212 com/comic/2012/12/12 can be bribed]].



** After laying dominant for twenty-four years, Jon's cartoonist job was used to deliver one, with [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100502 a strip]] where both of Liz's parents hyperventilate in a paper bag after Liz tells them about it.

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** After laying dominant for twenty-four years, Jon's cartoonist job was used to deliver one, with [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100502 com/comic/2010/05/02 a strip]] where both of Liz's parents hyperventilate in a paper bag after Liz tells them about it.



* ShapedLikeItself: "[[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2007&addr=070421 The more you learn…]] the more you, um… learn."

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* ShapedLikeItself: "[[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2007&addr=070421 com/comic/2007/04/21 The more you learn…]] the more you, um… learn."



** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=110202 February 2, 2011]], Garfield said Odie needed to look more menancing. Odie then put on [[Franchise/FridayThe13th a hockey mask]].
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120513 May 13, 2012]]'s logo box, Garfield was chasing one of the VideoGame/AngryBirds.
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810912 September 12, 1981]], Jon woke up to Garfield wearing his (Jon's) reading glasses. Garfield explained it was [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood "all the better to scare you with, my dear"]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1992&addr=920123 Jon said "last night's date]] was like a [[ExactWords fairy tale"]]. She ran away from the restaurant [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve at midnight]] and left a steel-toed work boot. Garfield suggested going to the foundry to [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} find who it fitted]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980108 Jon was in an "artistic mood"]] and wanted to start painting. When he asked where to start, Garfield suggested him to [[Creator/VincentVanGogh "cut off an ear"]].

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** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=110202 com/comic/2011/02/02 February 2, 2011]], Garfield said Odie needed to look more menancing. Odie then put on [[Franchise/FridayThe13th a hockey mask]].
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120513 com/comic/2012/05/13 May 13, 2012]]'s logo box, Garfield was chasing one of the VideoGame/AngryBirds.
** In [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810912 com/comic/1981/09/12 September 12, 1981]], Jon woke up to Garfield wearing his (Jon's) reading glasses. Garfield explained it was [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood "all the better to scare you with, my dear"]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1992&addr=920123 com/comic/1992/01/23 Jon said "last night's date]] was like a [[ExactWords fairy tale"]]. She ran away from the restaurant [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve at midnight]] and left a steel-toed work boot. Garfield suggested going to the foundry to [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} find who it fitted]].
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1998&addr=980108 com/comic/1998/01/08 Jon was in an "artistic mood"]] and wanted to start painting. When he asked where to start, Garfield suggested him to [[Creator/VincentVanGogh "cut off an ear"]].



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030217 The ghost of]] [[Literature/AChristmasCarol hamburgers past]] showed up to show Garfield the error of his ways. Garfield ate it and said it "needed more of the ghost of ketchup past".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120526 Odie's inner tube looks like]] [[ComicStrip/USAcres Wade's]] without the duck face.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030217 com/comic/2003/02/17 The ghost of]] [[Literature/AChristmasCarol hamburgers past]] showed up to show Garfield the error of his ways. Garfield ate it and said it "needed more of the ghost of ketchup past".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120526 com/comic/2012/05/26 Odie's inner tube looks like]] [[ComicStrip/USAcres Wade's]] without the duck face.



* SirVerbALot: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100224 Jon and Garfield play a medieval themed vídeo game where Jon likes to play as a character named "Sir Whines-a-Lot"]]. Needless to say, he starts whining when he doesn't get to be him.

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* SirVerbALot: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100224 com/comic/2010/02/24 Jon and Garfield play a medieval themed vídeo game where Jon likes to play as a character named "Sir Whines-a-Lot"]]. Needless to say, he starts whining when he doesn't get to be him.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=861016 Jon was buying a cake when three midgets wearing gorilla costumes burned the place and ran off with the cash register]]. The detail Garfield wanted to know about: the flavor of the frosting.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=861016 com/comic/1986/10/16 Jon was buying a cake when three midgets wearing gorilla costumes burned the place and ran off with the cash register]]. The detail Garfield wanted to know about: the flavor of the frosting.



* SoreLoser: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010816 Jon reading this letter from his brother]]: "Maddie Ferguson's pie took first place at the fair so Mom burned her barn down".

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* SoreLoser: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010816 com/comic/2001/08/16 Jon reading this letter from his brother]]: "Maddie Ferguson's pie took first place at the fair so Mom burned her barn down".



* StartMyOwn: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090221 A cat hair left]] Garfield to start his own cat. Upon getting caught by Jon's vacuum cleaner, he said they didn't tell about that in business school.
* StealthPun: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080323 This strip's]] splash panel has Garfield sleeping on a music staff. In a measure that has a ''rest'' in it.

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* StartMyOwn: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090221 com/comic/2009/02/21 A cat hair left]] Garfield to start his own cat. Upon getting caught by Jon's vacuum cleaner, he said they didn't tell about that in business school.
* StealthPun: [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080323 com/comic/2008/03/23 This strip's]] splash panel has Garfield sleeping on a music staff. In a measure that has a ''rest'' in it.



* StockShoutOut: [[{{Superman}} Super]] [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1989&addr=891009 Pooky]].
** Also, [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030709 Ellen reminds Jon of a comic book hero: Clown Boy.]] Garfield commented: "Who, disguised as mild-mannered geek, Jon Arbuckle..."

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* StockShoutOut: [[{{Superman}} Super]] [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1989&addr=891009 com/comic/1989/10/09 Pooky]].
** Also, [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2003&addr=030709 com/comic/2003/07/09 Ellen reminds Jon of a comic book hero: Clown Boy.]] Garfield commented: "Who, disguised as mild-mannered geek, Jon Arbuckle..."



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990115 Garfield likes pizza with anchovies. Jon and Odie don't]].

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990115 com/comic/1999/01/15 Garfield likes pizza with anchovies. Jon and Odie don't]].



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050804 When Jon told Ellen his life was meaningless without her]], Garfield said it's meaningless anyway. Then we learned Ellen thought the same. Garfield said "Great minds think alike".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111011 Liz invited Jon to watch a figure skating competition on TV.]] Jon's reaction from his side of the phone line made Garfield correctly guess it.

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050804 com/comic/2005/08/04 When Jon told Ellen his life was meaningless without her]], Garfield said it's meaningless anyway. Then we learned Ellen thought the same. Garfield said "Great minds think alike".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111011 com/comic/2011/10/11 Liz invited Jon to watch a figure skating competition on TV.]] Jon's reaction from his side of the phone line made Garfield correctly guess it.



* StrongAnts: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away]]. One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].

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* StrongAnts: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 com/comic/2012/08/18 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away]]. One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].



* StuffedIntoALocker: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090416 Wally Sneedhocker used to stuff Jon in the school locker.]] He became an undertaker.

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* StuffedIntoALocker: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090416 com/comic/2009/04/16 Wally Sneedhocker used to stuff Jon in the school locker.]] He became an undertaker.



* SureLetsGoWithThat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=970822 A woman at a park called Jon "Disgusting"]]. Jon and Garfield each claimed she was talking about the other. When Jon suggested she was talking about herself, Garfield said "Let's go with that".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000519 Friday night and the phone didn't ring.]] Jon believed the ringer to be busted and Garfield said "Right, sure, yeah, we'll run with that".

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* SureLetsGoWithThat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=970822 com/comic/1997/08/22 A woman at a park called Jon "Disgusting"]]. Jon and Garfield each claimed she was talking about the other. When Jon suggested she was talking about herself, Garfield said "Let's go with that".
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000519 com/comic/2000/05/19 Friday night and the phone didn't ring.]] Jon believed the ringer to be busted and Garfield said "Right, sure, yeah, we'll run with that".



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=970524 In this one]], Garfield didn't eat "one of those birds that looks kind of like a sparrow, but isn't". He forgot what they're called.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=970524 com/comic/1997/05/24 In this one]], Garfield didn't eat "one of those birds that looks kind of like a sparrow, but isn't". He forgot what they're called.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840116 This is what happens]] when Garfield's lips get stuck to popsicle.

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840116 com/comic/1984/01/16 This is what happens]] when Garfield's lips get stuck to popsicle.



* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130511 Liz left Jon a message at his cell phone confirming their date and asking him to leave the accordion at home.]] In fact, he was with the accordion while listening to the message.

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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130511 com/comic/2013/05/11 Liz left Jon a message at his cell phone confirming their date and asking him to leave the accordion at home.]] In fact, he was with the accordion while listening to the message.



* TemptingFate: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000409 At the beach, Jon tried to get the attention of a girl by screaming "Shark!"]]. He was trampled by everyone who ran away out of fear, was slapped by the girl and, when he said things couldn't get worse, a shark appeared.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060722 Jon was in a date with Ellen]] and she couldn't even remember who he was. When he said it couldn't get worse, Garfield showed Liz dating somebody else.

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* TemptingFate: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2000&addr=000409 com/comic/2000/04/09 At the beach, Jon tried to get the attention of a girl by screaming "Shark!"]]. He was trampled by everyone who ran away out of fear, was slapped by the girl and, when he said things couldn't get worse, a shark appeared.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2006&addr=060722 com/comic/2006/07/22 Jon was in a date with Ellen]] and she couldn't even remember who he was. When he said it couldn't get worse, Garfield showed Liz dating somebody else.



* ThereWasADoor: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840325 Tired of the mess]] Garfield and Odie were making, Jon opened the door and told them to go outside. They jumped through the window. Berating his pets, Jon told them to use the door next time. Unfortunately, since it was closed then, they broke it while reentering.

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* ThereWasADoor: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840325 com/comic/1984/03/25 Tired of the mess]] Garfield and Odie were making, Jon opened the door and told them to go outside. They jumped through the window. Berating his pets, Jon told them to use the door next time. Unfortunately, since it was closed then, they broke it while reentering.



* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120725 This comic strip]]. Jon Arbuckle was desperate about his age because he found a gray hair. Garfield told him not to panic. When Jon said it was in his ear, Garfield replied "Okay, panic".

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* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120725 com/comic/2012/07/25 This comic strip]]. Jon Arbuckle was desperate about his age because he found a gray hair. Garfield told him not to panic. When Jon said it was in his ear, Garfield replied "Okay, panic".



* TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820522 In this comic strip]], Garfield tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make trees like they used to."
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830710 In this one]], he broke a ming vase and said "Ming, schming. They don't make'm like they used to."

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* TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820522 com/comic/1982/05/22 In this comic strip]], Garfield tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make trees like they used to."
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830710 com/comic/1983/07/10 In this one]], he broke a ming vase and said "Ming, schming. They don't make'm like they used to."



* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Occurs in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100207 this]] strip for "Honko's Chain Mail Body Sock".

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* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: Occurs in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100207 com/comic/2010/02/07 this]] strip for "Honko's Chain Mail Body Sock".



* TremorTrampoline: In a couple of strips, Garfield is able to bend the panel with his weight, and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1994&addr=940214 another has him bouncing on a hardwood floor]]. In an early one, Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=821213 even manages to flip Jon's chair over just by jumping]]!

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* TremorTrampoline: In a couple of strips, Garfield is able to bend the panel with his weight, and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1994&addr=940214 com/comic/1994/02/14 another has him bouncing on a hardwood floor]]. In an early one, Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=821213 com/comic/1982/12/13 even manages to flip Jon's chair over just by jumping]]!



* UncleSamWantsYou: A Garfield strip [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860915 featured A sign with Binky saying "I want you. Join the circus"]] and making an Uncle Sam pose.

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* UncleSamWantsYou: A Garfield strip [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860915 com/comic/1986/09/15 featured A sign with Binky saying "I want you. Join the circus"]] and making an Uncle Sam pose.



* VerbThis: Jon had to [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790413 free-float this]] and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=800729 forget that]].
* VisualPun: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=800123 This]] strip featured Frank, a friend of Jon's, meeting Garfield for the first time and rubbing him. Garfield reacted violently and stated "Some people rub me the wrong way".

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* VerbThis: Jon had to [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790413 com/comic/1979/04/13 free-float this]] and [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=800729 com/comic/1980/07/29 forget that]].
* VisualPun: [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=800123 com/comic/1980/01/23 This]] strip featured Frank, a friend of Jon's, meeting Garfield for the first time and rubbing him. Garfield reacted violently and stated "Some people rub me the wrong way".



* WireDilemma: Parodied [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050721 here]]:

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* WireDilemma: Parodied [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2005&addr=050721 com/comic/2005/07/21 here]]:



* WorthIt: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090707 asked an alarm-o-clock what time it was and it said it couldn't know because it wasn't wearing a watch. Garfield broke it and it said "It was worth it".]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Garfield once, [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831012 knocked Arlene out by throwing Odie at her.]]
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=791118 That's what happens when a cat girl tries to eat Garfield's food]].

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* WorthIt: Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090707 com/comic/2009/07/07 asked an alarm-o-clock what time it was and it said it couldn't know because it wasn't wearing a watch. Garfield broke it and it said "It was worth it".]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Garfield once, [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=831012 com/comic/1983/10/12 knocked Arlene out by throwing Odie at her.]]
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=791118 com/comic/1979/11/18 That's what happens when a cat girl tries to eat Garfield's food]].
19th Sep '16 8:18:22 AM Twentington
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* FollowTheLeader: Jim Davis developed a book format for the first ''Garfield'' compilation, which featured very wide pages to accommodate the three-panel strip horizontally as it appeared in the paper, as opposed to being vertically stacked like most comic strip trade books of the day. This wide-page format came to be known as the "Garfield format". Many other comic strips soon followed suit with their own books, including ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' and ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. {{Iron|y}}ically, since 2001, ''Garfield'' itself no longer uses the Garfield format for its compilations, and the earlier "Garfield format" compilations have been republished in a more standard style.
17th Sep '16 11:24:56 AM luiz4200
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* FalseReassurance: [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/11/06 A mouse tries to get Jon's cheese but Garfield beats him to it.]] "No mouse will ever get your cheese while I'm around." Garfield tells Jon and then eats the cheese.
16th Sep '16 7:50:22 PM luiz4200
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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2016/09/16 When Liz tells Jon he and Garfield need at least one vegetable on their shopping list, Jon writes "onion rings".]]
-->'''Jon:''' Techinically a vegetable
-->'''Garfield:''' All right, loophole boy!
14th Sep '16 5:35:00 PM luiz4200
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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/06/06 Jon tells Garfield to do something about a mouse hole.]] Garfield says "Hey, I'm a cat, not a carpenter!"

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder:
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[[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/06/06 Jon tells Garfield to do something about a mouse hole.]] Garfield says "Hey, I'm a cat, not a carpenter!"carpenter!"
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/10/08 When Jon asks Liz to do gout with him]], she says "I'm single, not desperate". Later, when Liz tells Garfield to talk to Jon, Garfield says "I'm a cat, not a psychiatrist".
11th Sep '16 3:00:12 PM isrflo62
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Garfield's speech is completely internal, even in his animated version. Although it made animation [[NoMouth much easier]], fans wondered exactly how much Jon understood Garfield considering they couldn't actually hold a conversation. With that in mind, they started the trend of [[http://www.truthandbeautybombs.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4997&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 removing Garfield's dialogue]]-- [[Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield or even Garfield altogether]]-- from the comics. What results is a surreal trip into the mind of a very disturbed and lonely man, which is often considered funnier than the original strip, ''even by Jim Davis himself''. And going one step even further, Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield proves that TrueArtIsIncomprehensible — and hilarious. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGbhJjXl9Rk It's also spawned]][[MemeticMutation Garfielf]], an intentionally SoBadItsGood fanmade video.

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Garfield's speech is completely internal, even in his animated version. Although it made animation [[NoMouth much easier]], fans wondered exactly how much Jon understood Garfield considering they couldn't actually hold a conversation. With that in mind, they started the trend of [[http://www.truthandbeautybombs.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4997&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 removing Garfield's dialogue]]-- [[Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield or even Garfield altogether]]-- from the comics. What results is a surreal trip into the mind of a very disturbed and lonely man, which is often considered funnier than the original strip, ''even by Jim Davis himself''. And going one step even further, Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield proves that TrueArtIsIncomprehensible — and hilarious. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGbhJjXl9Rk It's also spawned]][[MemeticMutation Garfielf]], spawned]]WebVideo/{{Garfielf}}, an intentionally SoBadItsGood fanmade video.
8th Sep '16 6:19:27 PM luiz4200
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* ReadingsBlewUpTheScale: [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/06/27 Jon's calculator blew up trying to keep count of the calories Garfield takes in.]]
8th Sep '16 6:01:10 PM luiz4200
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** Garfield is looking in the mirror when he says: "Oh no, a wrinkle! Oh no, a gray hair! OH NO, A WRINKLED GRAY HAIR!!!"

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** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/06/11 Garfield is looking in the mirror mirror]] when he says: "Oh no, a wrinkle! Oh no, a gray hair! OH NO, A WRINKLED GRAY HAIR!!!"
8th Sep '16 5:55:33 PM luiz4200
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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1991/06/06 Jon tells Garfield to do something about a mouse hole.]] Garfield says "Hey, I'm a cat, not a carpenter!"
4th Sep '16 8:51:54 PM StarSword
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* SprayingDrinkFromNose: Garfield once made Jon [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1993/ga930320.gif squirt soda out of his nose]]. Given a CallBack in a later strip: his description of this puts Garfield off his food, which is [[BigEater quite an achievement]], as Garfield lampshades.
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