History Headscratchers / Garfield

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.
1st Dec '15 4:04:26 PM nombretomado
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* 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 [[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 ''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 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 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 [[GarfieldAndFriends [[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 ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''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 GarfieldAndFriends ''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.



** He found [[GarfieldAndFriends Penelope]]? Less likely to sass him and more likely to give him a large Italian dinner? The choice is obvious.

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** He found [[GarfieldAndFriends [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Penelope]]? Less likely to sass him and more likely to give him a large Italian dinner? The choice is obvious.



*** Yes, there was one episode of GarfieldAndFriends that actually showed Monday coming alive and attacking him or something.

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*** Yes, there was one episode of GarfieldAndFriends ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' that actually showed Monday coming alive and attacking him or something.



* This isn't about the strip itself, but why do the {{DVD}}s of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' use the international prints of the show, where ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' is known as ''Orson's Farm''?

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* This isn't about the strip itself, but why do the {{DVD}}s of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' use the international prints of the show, where ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' is known as ''Orson's Farm''?
28th Nov '15 12:15:21 PM YasminPerry
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* Is the song [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1985/ga850630.gif featured in this strip]] a real song, or was it just made up?
19th Nov '15 2:42:21 PM EthanLac
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** [[http://battle-cats.wikia.com/wiki/Catburger_(Special_Cat) This is what a Catburger looks like.]]
19th Sep '15 1:09:30 PM TheSnowSquirrel
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* What exactly is a [[http://www.listen-project.de/garfield/index.php?date=24.06.1978&x=4&y=7 catburger?]] Is it a hamburger specifically meant for cats? Or, is Platypus Comix's theory correct, [[FatteningTheVictim meaning Jon may be fattening up Garfield all these years to make a hearty meal on the grill?]]
19th Sep '15 1:30:59 AM Green_lantern40
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** Dunno about you, but I like the new format. It's a lot simpler and easier to navigate through.
3rd Jul '15 11:52:53 PM getreadytoparty1991
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* Am I the only one who wondered where the stripes on Garfield's legs go when he stands up?
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