History Headscratchers / Garfield

30th Mar '17 12:54:09 PM abscake
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** I think it's probably made up. I can't find anything on it except this comic when I tried to search for the lyrics. Besides, using a real song would force the Davis and Co. to pay its artist for use.

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** I think it's probably Probably made up. I can't A quick lyric search doesn't find anything on it relevant except this comic when I tried to search for the lyrics. itself. Besides, using a real song would force the Davis and Co. to pay its artist for use.


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**Can it really be considered food at that point? As for how it got there, maybe Lyman left it behind.
24th Mar '17 2:16:41 AM abscake
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* Garfield is shown killing spiders because they annoy him, or simply for fun. The spiders are portrayed just as intelligent and human-like as him. This basically makes him a sadistic mass murderer. Now dark humour is[[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860824.gif nothing new]], however the comic also portrays Garfield as an essentially nice person, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold if you will. How are these two aspects reconcilable?
** You seem to be unaware of the nature of your average housecat. Domesticated cats are among the only animals that kill simply because they get BORED. Housecats kill for fun. I can say this because I OWN a cat. Every other cat owner I know agrees. The 'Killer Rabbit' page even confirms this (last I checked...). To me, Garfield's actions in this regard are a touch of realism.

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* Garfield is shown killing spiders because they annoy him, or simply for fun. The spiders are portrayed just as intelligent and human-like as him. This basically makes him a sadistic mass murderer. Now dark humour is[[http://images.is [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860824.gif nothing new]], however the comic also portrays Garfield as an essentially nice person, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold if you will. How are these two aspects reconcilable?
** You seem to be unaware of Remember the nature of your average housecat. Domesticated cats are among the only animals that kill simply because they get BORED. bored. Housecats kill for fun. I can say this because I OWN a cat. Every other fun, ask any cat owner I know agrees. owner. The 'Killer Rabbit' page even confirms this (last I checked...). To me, this. Garfield's actions in this regard are a touch of realism.



** True, spiders often survive being squished, but sometimes they unquestionably die. Like in the strip I cited originally, or [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1999/02/07/ this one]] (not the spider who appears in the strip of course, but his ancestors).
** Probably the same reason that you would swat a fly or mosquito, or hell, a spider if you saw one whether it was bugging you or not while you (hopefully) wouldn't kill most animals or human beings even if they were annoying the hell out of you, because they are pests and it's socially acceptable to do it.

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** True, spiders often survive being squished, but sometimes they unquestionably die. Like in the above strip I cited originally, or [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1999/02/07/ the long dead spiders mentioned in [[https://garfield.com/comic/1999/02/07 this one]] (not the spider who appears in the strip of course, but his ancestors).
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** Probably the same reason that you would swat a fly or fly, mosquito, or hell, a spider if you saw one whether it was bugging you or not not; while you (hopefully) wouldn't kill most animals or human beings even if they were annoying the hell out of you, because they are pests and it's you. It's socially acceptable to do it.kill pests.
24th Mar '17 2:05:09 AM abscake
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*** Thank God for separate continuity. But there used to be an indication that underneath Garfield and Arlene's jerk/tsundre BelligerentSexualTension [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they really did care]] ([[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1984/04/08/ yes, even Garfield]]).

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*** Thank God for separate continuity. But there used to be an indication that underneath Garfield and Arlene's jerk/tsundre BelligerentSexualTension they really [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they really did care]] ([[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1984/04/08/ yes, even Garfield]]).



** Great examples of Arlene and Garfield as a couple are seen in Garfield Gets Real, Garfield's Funfest, and Garfield's Pet Force. Jim Davis is finally admitting that they work together as a couple, with their scenes together being the highlight of these movies for shippers. The first one especially centered around how much Arlene cares for Garfield, and that and the latter two show how much Garfield is willing to actually sacrifice for Arlene. Garfield's Judgement Day, where Garfield heroically faces down a tornado for Arlene's sake, is another older example.

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** Great examples of Arlene and Garfield as a couple are seen in Garfield Gets Real, Garfield's Funfest, and Garfield's Pet Force. Jim Davis is finally admitting that they work together as a couple, with their scenes together being the highlight of these movies for shippers. The first one especially centered around how much Arlene cares for Garfield, and that and the latter two show how much Garfield is willing to actually sacrifice for Arlene. Garfield's Judgement Day, where Garfield heroically faces down a tornado for Arlene's sake, is another older example.classic.



** He really should only walk on two legs when it's absolutely necessary especially as jokes can work whether he's on four legs or two legs. His bipedal behavior can be justified when he's Caped Avenger because he's pretending, though thats less and less common. Hopefully we get to see a quadrupedal Garfield in the comics soon!

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** He really should only walk on two legs when it's absolutely necessary especially as jokes can work whether he's on four legs or two legs. His bipedal behavior can be justified when he's Caped Avenger because he's pretending, fantasizing, though thats it's less and less common.common to see the Caped Avenger. Hopefully we get to see a quadrupedal Garfield in the comics soon!



* Garfield is shown killing spiders because they annoy him, or simply for fun. The spiders are portrayed just as intelligent and human-like as him. This basically makes him a sadistic mass murderer. Now, I don't have a problem with dark humor; for example, I find [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860824.gif this]] strip funny. However, the comic also portrays Garfield as an essentially nice person, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold if you will. I find these two aspects irreconcilable, so spider-killing jokes annoy me.

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* Garfield is shown killing spiders because they annoy him, or simply for fun. The spiders are portrayed just as intelligent and human-like as him. This basically makes him a sadistic mass murderer. Now, I don't have a problem with Now dark humor; for example, I find [[http://images.humour is[[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860824.gif this]] strip funny. However, nothing new]], however the comic also portrays Garfield as an essentially nice person, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold if you will. I find How are these two aspects irreconcilable, so spider-killing jokes annoy me.reconcilable?
24th Mar '17 12:27:10 AM abscake
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** There was at least one strip (can't find it right now) where Garfield thought something, and in the same panel Jon shouted from outside the frame "I heard that!" Quite spooky. While that is by far one of the best examples of their communication, that's not the only time Jon's said things that would have only made sense if he could see what Garfield was thinking - during the whole of the 1980s and the early 1990s especially, he and Garfield would have loads of interactions that implied that Jon can hear Garfield.

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** There was at least one strip (can't find it right now) where Garfield thought something, and in the same panel Jon shouted from outside the frame "I heard that!" Quite spooky. While that is by far one of the best examples of their communication, that's not the only time Jon's said things that would have only made sense if he could see what Garfield was thinking - during the whole of the 1980s and the early 1990s especially, he and Garfield would have loads of interactions that implied that Jon can hear Garfield.



* What happened to the older, funny Garfield? This isn't the "NostalgiaFilter" talking here. Garfield, the character and the strip itself, were really different in prior years. Nowadays, Jon is sometimes described as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} but before, ''Garfield'' was the Cloudcuckoolander, ''Jon'' was the StraightMan. At first Garfield was just doing those crazy things cats do, but later on he got more of an imagination. He would take on alter egos such as The Caped Avenger, Banana Man, Amoeba Man, etc. He would dress up in fruit or pretend to be a sumo wrestler. And there were so many more sight gags back then than there are now. Sometime after [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends the animated version]] ended, it started becoming what it is today: a bland comic about a cat insulting his pathetic owner and nothing more. The reason ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield'' and other variations on the theme work is because Jon became the entertaining one. So why and how did this happen? Did Jim Davis think that after ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' ended that kids wouldn't be interested in the title character anymore, so he stopped making him interesting? Or did he just run out of ideas? Sure, it's a strip that was just made to make money... but it '''was''' much, much more clever once.

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* What happened to the older, funny Garfield? This isn't the "NostalgiaFilter" talking here. aside, Garfield, the character and the strip itself, itself: were really different in prior years. Nowadays, Jon is sometimes described as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} but before, ''Garfield'' was the Cloudcuckoolander, ''Jon'' was the StraightMan. At first Garfield was just doing those crazy things cats do, but later on he got more of an imagination. He would take on alter egos such as The Caped Avenger, Banana Man, Amoeba Man, etc. He would dress up in fruit or pretend to be a sumo wrestler. And there were so many more sight gags back then than there are now. Sometime after [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends the animated version]] ended, it started becoming what it is today: a bland comic about a cat insulting his pathetic owner and nothing more. The reason ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield'' and other variations on the theme work is because Jon became the entertaining one. So why and how did this happen? Did Jim Davis think that after ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' ended that kids wouldn't be interested in the title character anymore, so he stopped making him interesting? Or did he just run out of ideas? Sure, it's a strip that was just made to make money... but it '''was''' much, much more clever once.



** Well, Jim Davis got much much older. He was 33 when he began the strip but now is 65.
* What's been up with Garfield and Arlene lately? They seemed to be something of BelligerentSexualTension when Arlene was a regular, but after [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1999/03/14/ this strip]], she didn't appear for ''nine years'', and now that she finally returned, Garfield actually seems to be denying she's his girlfriend! The sad thing is, before she was (inadvertently?) written out, they [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1993/02/27/ actually]] [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1995/05/07/ seemed]] [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1997/01/12/ like]] an OfficialCouple! Again, I must ask: What the heck, Jim Davis? Garfield and Arlene should be the OfficialCouple, not Jon and Liz!

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** Well, Additionally, Jim Davis got much much older. He was 33 when he began the strip but now is 65.
* What's been up with Garfield and Arlene lately? They seemed to be something of BelligerentSexualTension when Arlene was a regular, but after [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1999/03/14/ this strip]], she didn't appear for ''nine years'', and now that when she finally returned, Garfield actually seems to be denying deny that she's his girlfriend! The sad thing is, before she was (inadvertently?) written out, they [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1993/02/27/ actually]] [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1995/05/07/ seemed]] [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1997/01/12/ like]] an OfficialCouple! Again, I must ask: What the heck, Jim Davis? Garfield and Arlene should be the OfficialCouple, not Jon and Liz!



*** God, I hope not. I hope Penelope stays in that separate continuity. She always annoyed the hell out of me as a kid and still does. I like Garfield and Arlene's jerk/tsundre BelligerentSexualTension, but at least there used to be an indication [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther that they really did care underneath it all]] ([[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1984/04/08/ yes, even Garfield]]).

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*** God, I hope not. I hope Penelope stays in that Thank God for separate continuity. She always annoyed the hell out of me as a kid and still does. I like But there used to be an indication that underneath Garfield and Arlene's jerk/tsundre BelligerentSexualTension, but at least there used to be an indication BelligerentSexualTension [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther that they really did care underneath it all]] care]] ([[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1984/04/08/ yes, even Garfield]]).



** If ever you cared about Arlene and Garfield as a couple then I suggest you get Garfield Gets Real, Garfield's Funfest, and Garfield's Pet Force. Jim Davis is finally admitting that they work together as a couple, with their scenes together being the highlight of these new movies for me. The first one especially centered around how much Arlene cares for Garfield, and that and the latter two show how much Garfield is willing to actually sacrifice for Arlene. Only Garfield's Judgement Day, where Garfield heroically faces down a tornado for Arlene's sake, did more for this troper than these movies are doing now. I can only hope the trend continues.
* I can't believe I'm the first person to mention this but ''What happened to Lyman?!'' The only hint we've gotten from Davis is "Don't look in Jon's basement". Great, even the author suspects foul play...
** According to a game on the Garfield Website, he's in chains in the dungeon of some castle.

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** If ever you cared about Great examples of Arlene and Garfield as a couple then I suggest you get are seen in Garfield Gets Real, Garfield's Funfest, and Garfield's Pet Force. Jim Davis is finally admitting that they work together as a couple, with their scenes together being the highlight of these new movies for me.shippers. The first one especially centered around how much Arlene cares for Garfield, and that and the latter two show how much Garfield is willing to actually sacrifice for Arlene. Only Garfield's Judgement Day, where Garfield heroically faces down a tornado for Arlene's sake, did more for this troper than these movies are doing now. I can only hope the trend continues.
* I can't believe I'm the first person to mention this but ''What
is another older example.
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happened to Lyman?!'' The only hint we've gotten from Davis is "Don't look in Jon's basement". Great, even the author suspects foul play...
** According to a game on the Garfield Website, he's in chains in the dungeon basement of some castle.a haunted house.



** So perhaps Lyman got written off simply because Davis ran out of ideas involving him... I'm just guessing.
** I always told myself that Lyman moved away, couldn't take Odie with him, and so Odie stayed with Jon. As for the meta reason, having Lyman around as a roommate meant that most of Jon's interactions would've been with him, and Garfield's role as the title character would've been overshadowed. Though in the TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot department, I could see a storyline where the focus is on Jon and Lyman's lives as post-college roommates in TheEighties, and Garfield's just a secondary character, making a great ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''-style webcomic.

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** So perhaps Lyman got written off simply because Davis ran out of ideas involving him... I'm just guessing.
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** I always told myself There's a theory that Lyman moved away, away and couldn't take Odie with him, and so Odie stayed with Jon. As for the meta reason, having Lyman around as a roommate meant that most of Jon's interactions would've been with him, and Garfield's role as the title character would've been overshadowed. Though in the TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot department, I could see a storyline where the focus is on Jon and Lyman's lives as post-college roommates in TheEighties, and Garfield's just a secondary character, making character could make a great ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''-style webcomic.



*** Shouldn't Jon die too, then? We can only hope...

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*** Shouldn't Jon die too, then? We One can only hope...



*** Yes, there was one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' that actually showed Monday coming alive and attacking him or something.
*** Another strange thing: you can see [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=monday here]] that Garfield was firmly anti-Monday before suddenly doing a 180 and liking Mondays one week, and then finally doing another 180 and hating them for the rest of his life.
*** I have a theory (see WMG) that he [[TemptingFate tempted fate]] with his declaration, so now the day specifically targets him.

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*** Yes, there There was one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' that actually showed Monday coming alive and attacking him or something.
*** Another strange thing: you can see thing, seen here: [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=monday here]] that Garfield was firmly anti-Monday before suddenly doing a 180 and liking Mondays one week, and then finally doing another 180 and hating them for the rest of his life.
*** I have There's a theory (see WMG) that he [[TemptingFate tempted fate]] with his declaration, so now the day specifically targets him.



* Am I the only one who wondered where the stripes on Garfield's legs go when he stands up?

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* Am I the only one who wondered where Where do the stripes on Garfield's legs go when he stands up?



** Don't worry, buddy. I'm annoyed too. Just today I phoned Paws, Inc. and told the receptionist about how he should only walk on two legs when it's absolutely necessary, and how jokes can work whether he's on four legs or two legs. I also asked for the return of the Caped Avenger, because I miss him. Also, his bipedal behavior can be justified there because he's pretending, you know, LIKE HE USED TO DO ALL THE TIME. The lady said she'd get that to the creator, and I hope we get to see a quadrupedal Garfield in the comics soon! Cheers!

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** Don't worry, buddy. I'm annoyed too. Just today I phoned Paws, Inc. and told the receptionist about how he He really should only walk on two legs when it's absolutely necessary, and how necessary especially as jokes can work whether he's on four legs or two legs. I also asked for the return of the Caped Avenger, because I miss him. Also, his His bipedal behavior can be justified there when he's Caped Avenger because he's pretending, you know, LIKE HE USED TO DO ALL THE TIME. The lady said she'd get that to the creator, though thats less and I hope less common. Hopefully we get to see a quadrupedal Garfield in the comics soon! Cheers!soon!



** Garfield on two legs has been going on so long, it doesn't bother me. The more recent instance of ''Odie''! on two legs is disturbing, largely because he still has a quadrupedal body shape.

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** Garfield on two legs has been going on so long, it doesn't bother me.it's stopped being bothersome for many fans. The more recent instance of ''Odie''! on two legs is disturbing, largely because he still has a quadrupedal body shape.



*** I think you've hit ''almost'' at the heart of it. Liz is a veterinarian. Before Jon and Liz started going steady (as opposed to the occasional disastrous dates he would have with any woman), Garfield was his ticket to seeing her on a regular basis and his opportunity to hit on her as well as ask her out. Get rid of Garfield before then, and he gets rid of his ticket. Why he keeps Garfield ''now'', though...

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*** I think you've hit ''almost'' at the heart of it. Liz is a veterinarian. Before Jon and Liz started going steady (as opposed to the occasional disastrous dates he would have with any woman), Garfield was his ticket to seeing her on a regular basis and his opportunity to hit on her as well as ask her out. Get rid of Garfield before then, and he gets rid of his ticket. Why he keeps Garfield ''now'', though...
23rd Mar '17 11:47:12 PM abscake
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** I've figured for some time that Davis occasionally writes strips without realizing that they only make sense if Garfield was actually speaking his thoughts. Any time he counters with a strip specifically stating that Garfield doesn't talk, he's reminding himself more than us.

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** I've figured for some time that Perhaps Davis occasionally writes strips without realizing that they only make sense if Garfield was actually speaking his thoughts. Any time he counters with a strip specifically stating that Garfield doesn't talk, he's reminding himself more than us.



** I think the implication is just that Jon knows his cat well enough to know exactly what he's thinking. An early strip had Jon respond to Garfield's thought-bubble quip with "I get the distinct feeling I've just been zinged", and it's just grown from there, to the point that Jon seems like he can "hear" Garfield's thoughts when he's really just making very good guesses. Sort of like a real-time version of TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat.

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** I think the The implication is just that Jon knows his cat well enough to know exactly what he's thinking. An early strip had Jon respond to Garfield's thought-bubble quip with "I get the distinct feeling I've just been zinged", and it's just grown from there, to the point that Jon seems like he can "hear" Garfield's thoughts when he's really just making very good guesses. Sort of like a real-time version of TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat.



** Hold up, maybe the OP was on to something. What if Jon can actually see Garfield's thought bubbles? Considering how [[MediumAwareness self aware]] they are (or used to be), it's not unlikely that in the world of newspaper comics, people can see thought bubbles. Except sometimes Jon gets lazy and can't be bothered to read it, which is why he can't always hear Garfield.

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** Hold up, maybe the OP was on to something. What if Jon can actually see Garfield's thought bubbles? Considering how [[MediumAwareness self aware]] they are (or used to be), it's not unlikely that in the world of newspaper comics, people can see thought bubbles. Except sometimes Jon gets lazy and can't be bothered to read it, which is why he can't always hear Garfield.



* What happened to the funny Garfield of my childhood? This isn't the "NostalgiaFilter" talking here (I hate that term anyway), Garfield, the character and the strip itself, were really different before and during my childhood. I cringe whenever I see Jon described as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} because when I was growing up, ''Garfield'' was the Cloudcuckoolander, ''Jon'' was the StraightMan. At first Garfield was just doing those crazy things cats do, but later on he got more of an imagination. He would take on alter egos such as The Caped Avenger, Banana Man, Amoeba Man, etc. He would dress up in fruit or pretend to be a sumo wrestler. And there were so many more sight gags back then than there are now. Sometime after [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends the animated version]] ended, it started becoming what it is today: a bland comic about a cat insulting his pathetic owner (Garfield has always insulted Jon, but like I said, there used to be more to the strip than that). The reason ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield'' and other variations on the theme work is because Jon became the entertaining one. My question is: Why and how did this happen? Did Jim Davis think that after ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' ended that kids wouldn't be interested in the title character anymore, so he stopped making him interesting? Or did he just run out of ideas? I know I'm asking a lot about a strip that was just made to make money... but it '''was''' much, much more clever once.
** I agree, and here's my theory on the subject: It's because Jim Davis can get away with it. At first, he had to really work to make money off Garfield, meaning he actually had to put great jokes in. After ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' was made, he realised that he had a CashCowFranchise that won't die, so he can chuck in whatever crap he likes. Jim Davis was in it for the money, and he got it.

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* What happened to the older, funny Garfield of my childhood? Garfield? This isn't the "NostalgiaFilter" talking here (I hate that term anyway), here. Garfield, the character and the strip itself, were really different before and during my childhood. I cringe whenever I see in prior years. Nowadays, Jon is sometimes described as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} because when I was growing up, but before, ''Garfield'' was the Cloudcuckoolander, ''Jon'' was the StraightMan. At first Garfield was just doing those crazy things cats do, but later on he got more of an imagination. He would take on alter egos such as The Caped Avenger, Banana Man, Amoeba Man, etc. He would dress up in fruit or pretend to be a sumo wrestler. And there were so many more sight gags back then than there are now. Sometime after [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends the animated version]] ended, it started becoming what it is today: a bland comic about a cat insulting his pathetic owner (Garfield has always insulted Jon, but like I said, there used to be more to the strip than that).and nothing more. The reason ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield'' and other variations on the theme work is because Jon became the entertaining one. My question is: Why So why and how did this happen? Did Jim Davis think that after ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' ended that kids wouldn't be interested in the title character anymore, so he stopped making him interesting? Or did he just run out of ideas? I know I'm asking a lot about Sure, it's a strip that was just made to make money... but it '''was''' much, much more clever once.
** I agree, and here's my theory on the subject: It's because Jim Davis can get away with it. At first, he had to really work to make money off of Garfield, meaning he actually had to put great jokes in. After ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' was made, he realised that he had a CashCowFranchise that won't die, so he can chuck in whatever crap he likes. Jim Davis was in it for the money, and he got it.



** This Troper's theory is that there Davis began to run out of ideas after awhile and fell into a rut. But she agrees, the earlier comics were ''much'' funnier and the newer ones almost seem downright cruel at times.
*** Seconded. When I archive binged Garfield in 8th grade, things got worse around the turn of the century, and I always put it to this.
** For the past ten years I have thought Garfield had started to suck when Jim Davis died and somebody else took over writing it! I only just found our right now when I looked up Jim Davis on Wikipedia to check the dates that it's not true!

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** This Troper's theory is that there Perhaps Davis began to run out of ideas after awhile and fell into a rut. But she agrees, Again, the earlier comics were ''much'' funnier and the newer ones almost seem downright cruel at times.
*** Seconded. When I archive binged Garfield in 8th grade, things It definitely got worse around the turn of the century, and I always put it to this.
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** For the past ten years I Some fans have incorrectly thought Garfield had started to suck when that Jim Davis died and somebody else took over writing it! I only just found our right now when I looked up Jim Davis on Wikipedia to check Admittedly, he retired from drawing the dates that it's not true!strip around the 90's and handed it over to assistants at PAWS inc, but he's still currently alive.



*** I tip my hat to you, sir or madam. Genius.



** Jim retired from drawing the strip around the 90's and handed it over to assistants at PAWS inc. About then was when the strip stopped being funny.
23rd Mar '17 11:27:47 PM abscake
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** I had heard that, when Lyman was in the strip, some people interpreted Jon and Lyman as a gay couple.

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** I had heard that, when When Lyman was in the strip, some people interpreted Jon and Lyman as a gay couple.



*** shouldn't Jon die too, then? We can only hope...
*** I always assumed that Lyman and Jon simply broke up, and Lyman stood in the doorway, a dejected broken man, and growled to Jon "Keep the dog, slut." and stormed out of that home for the last time.
*** Not surprising; people will interpret anyone as being gay. Even when the evidence is vastly against it.

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*** shouldn't Shouldn't Jon die too, then? We can only hope...
*** I always assumed that Maybe Lyman and Jon simply broke up, and Lyman stood in the doorway, a dejected broken man, and growled to Jon "Keep the dog, slut." and stormed out of that home for the last time.
*** Not surprising; people will interpret anyone as being gay. Even when the evidence is vastly against it.



** I'm basing myself on a Cracked article I read, but apparently the last strip Lyman appeared in, he was being drafted by the army. It was kind of implicit he died at the war. At least for the author of the article.

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** I'm basing myself on This is based off of a Cracked article I read, article, but apparently the last strip Lyman appeared in, he was being drafted by the army. It was kind of implicit he died at the war. At least for the author of the article.
27th Dec '16 10:54:07 AM dotheroar
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*** Spiders don't understand English or any foreign language, though. Important difference.

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*** Spiders Insects don't understand English or any foreign language, though. Important difference.
27th Dec '16 10:53:20 AM dotheroar
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*** Most people don't have conversations with mosquitoes before killing them, though. Important difference.

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*** Most people Spiders don't have conversations with mosquitoes before killing them, understand English or any foreign language, though. Important difference.
11th Dec '16 12:24:32 PM Nyperold
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*** Sometimes he doesn't even gesture, though. He's just lying, standing, or sitting there.


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** There are even cases where Jon prompts Garfield for his thoughts, which only makes sense if Jon knows what he's thinking.


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*** Not surprising; people will interpret anyone as being gay. Even when the evidence is vastly against it.


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*** I have a theory (see WMG) that he [[TemptingFate tempted fate]] with his declaration, so now the day specifically targets him.


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*** I think you've hit ''almost'' at the heart of it. Liz is a veterinarian. Before Jon and Liz started going steady (as opposed to the occasional disastrous dates he would have with any woman), Garfield was his ticket to seeing her on a regular basis and his opportunity to hit on her as well as ask her out. Get rid of Garfield before then, and he gets rid of his ticket. Why he keeps Garfield ''now'', though...


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* Cat who eats anything, with few exceptions, and in exaggeratedly great quantities. Refrigerator that commonly has leftovers dating back to before the invention of the icebox, occasionally having evolved the ability to move and possibly vocalize. These occupy the same house... how?
28th Feb '16 1:57:02 AM TheSnowSquirrel
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** I think it's probably made up. I can't find anything on it except this comic when I tried to search for the lyrics. Besides, using a real song would force the Davis and Co. to pay its artist for use.
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