History Trivia / Garfield

21st May '16 5:48:04 PM erforce
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* ActorAllusion: Creator/BillMurray, well known for playing Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', played Garfield in both movies. In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', Lorenzo Music was the first voice of Peter Venkman,[[note]]He was replaced by [[Series/FullHouse Dave Coullier]] beginning with the "Slimer! and..." era.[[/note]] and was also the official "voice" of Garfield throughout both the franchise, and Lorenzo's life.

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/BillMurray, well known for playing Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', the original ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' duology, played Garfield in both movies. In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', Lorenzo Music was the first voice of Peter Venkman,[[note]]He was replaced by [[Series/FullHouse Dave Coullier]] beginning with the "Slimer! and..." era.[[/note]] and was also the official "voice" of Garfield throughout both the franchise, and Lorenzo's life.
20th Apr '16 9:48:36 PM Twentington
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** [[http://garfield.com/comic/1981-07-20 July 20, 1978]] and [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-04-28 April 28, 1983]] are exactly the same.
6th Nov '15 7:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: Creator/BillMurray, well known for playing Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', played Garfield in both movies. In ''TheRealGhostbusters'', Lorenzo Music was the first voice of Peter Venkman,[[note]]He was replaced by [[Series/FullHouse Dave Coullier]] beginning with the "Slimer! and..." era.[[/note]] and was also the official "voice" of Garfield throughout both the franchise, and Lorenzo's life.

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/BillMurray, well known for playing Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', played Garfield in both movies. In ''TheRealGhostbusters'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', Lorenzo Music was the first voice of Peter Venkman,[[note]]He was replaced by [[Series/FullHouse Dave Coullier]] beginning with the "Slimer! and..." era.[[/note]] and was also the official "voice" of Garfield throughout both the franchise, and Lorenzo's life.
19th Sep '15 2:26:38 AM Green_lantern40
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** The [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2009/ga091205.gif December 5, 2009]] strip had a similar punchline to [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga031210.gif December 10, 2003]].
** For a less recent, but more exact example, [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga011203.gif December 3, 2001]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga021207.gif December 7, 2002]]. That's right, only ''a full year'' later.
** Both the strip for [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840418 April 18, 1984]] and the strip for [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950321 March 21, 1995]] have the punch line of Garfield "packing" the refrigerator for vacation.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1985/ga850816.gif August 16, 1985]] (a daily strip) was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1998/ga980719.gif July 19, 1998]] (a Sunday strip), with a secondary punchline added. It was also used as a ''ComicStrip/{{US Acres}}'' strip [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople2/hamsitup23.JPG here]].
** The [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga831130.gif November 30, 1983]] strip had a similar punchline to [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga811215.gif December 15, 1981]].
** Take [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1993/ga930623.gif June 23, 1993]], subtract the neighbor's mail, add Garfield looking into the wallet, and you'll get [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga010101.gif January 1, 2001]]. Happy New Year.
** Not as big as the above examples, but it seems rather odd that the strips published on [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1991/ga910607.gif June 7]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1991/ga910629.gif June 29]] of 1991 (barely three weeks apart) would both have the same basic gag.

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** The [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2009/ga091205.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2009-12-05 December 5, 2009]] strip had a similar punchline to [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga031210.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2003-12-10 December 10, 2003]].
** For a less recent, but more exact example, [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga011203.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2001-12-03 December 3, 2001]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga021207.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2002-12-07 December 7, 2002]]. That's right, only ''a full year'' later.
** Both the strip for [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840418 [[http://garfield.com/comic/1984-04-18 April 18, 1984]] and the strip for [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1995&addr=950321 [[http://garfield.com/comic/1995-03-21 March 21, 1995]] have the punch line of Garfield "packing" the refrigerator for vacation.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1985/ga850816.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1985-08-16 August 16, 1985]] (a daily strip) was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1998/ga980719.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1998-07-19 July 19, 1998]] (a Sunday strip), with a secondary punchline added. It was also used as a ''ComicStrip/{{US Acres}}'' strip [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople2/hamsitup23.JPG here]].
** The [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga831130.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-11-30 November 30, 1983]] strip had a similar punchline to [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga811215.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1981-12-15 December 15, 1981]].
** Take [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1993/ga930623.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1993-06-23 June 23, 1993]], subtract the neighbor's mail, add Garfield looking into the wallet, and you'll get [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga010101.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2001-01-01 January 1, 2001]]. Happy New Year.
** Not as big as the above examples, but it seems rather odd that the strips published on [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1991/ga910607.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1991-06-07 June 7]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1991/ga910629.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1991-06-29 June 29]] of 1991 (barely three weeks apart) would both have the same basic gag.



** A cross-media example: ''The Garfield Show'' episode "Fame Fatale" and ''Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties'' have the same basic plot of Garfield [[PrinceAndPauper switching lives with a British doppelganger]].
** The [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810519.gif May 19, 1981]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga960603.gif June 3, 1996]] strips have got pretty much the same punchline.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1987/ga870721.gif July 21, 1987]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga950311.gif March 11, 1995]] are almost exactly the same.
** What Garfield [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1979/ga790816.gif does]] to Odie's [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830221.gif nose]].
** The [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=081029 October 2008]] was similar to the GarfieldAndFriends episode ''Fair Exchange''.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2005/ga050331.gif March 31st, 2005]] has pretty much the same idea as [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1997/ga971010.gif October 10th, 1997]].
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2011/ga110725.gif July 25, 2011]] has the same gag as [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2009/ga091109.gif November 9, 2009]], right down to the dialogue.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830627.gif June 27, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830704.gif July 7, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830716.gif July 16, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830718.gif July 18, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830725.gif July 25, 1983]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830801.gif August 1, 1983]] all contain the exact same premise and first two panels.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1993/ga930507.gif May 7, 1993]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2010/ga100511.gif May 11, 2010]] have the same gag.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1988/ga880605.gif May 6, 1988]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga951126.gif November 26, 1995]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga960310.gif March 10, 1996]] all end with the same joke.

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** A cross-media example: ''The Garfield Show'' ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' episode "Fame Fatale" and ''Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties'' have the same basic plot of Garfield [[PrinceAndPauper switching lives with a British doppelganger]].
** The [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810519.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1981-05-19 May 19, 1981]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga960603.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1996-06-03 June 3, 1996]] strips have got pretty much the same punchline.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1987/ga870721.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1987-07-21 July 21, 1987]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga950311.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1995-03-11 March 11, 1995]] are almost exactly the same.
** What Garfield [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1979/ga790816.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1979-08-16 does]] to Odie's [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830221.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-02-21 nose]].
** The [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=081029 [[http://garfield.com/comic/2008-10-29 October 2008]] was similar to the GarfieldAndFriends ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode ''Fair Exchange''.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2005/ga050331.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2005-03-31 March 31st, 2005]] has pretty much the same idea as [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1997/ga971010.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1997-10-10 October 10th, 1997]].
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2011/ga110725.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2011-07-25 July 25, 2011]] has the same gag as [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2009/ga091109.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2009-11-09 November 9, 2009]], right down to the dialogue.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830627.gif Crossing over with RunningGag, [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-06-27 June 27, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830704.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-07-07 July 7, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830716.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-07-16 July 16, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830718.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-07-18 July 18, 1983]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830725.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-07-25 July 25, 1983]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830801.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-08-01 August 1, 1983]] all contain the exact same premise and first two panels.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1993/ga930507.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1993-05-07 May 7, 1993]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2010/ga100511.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2010-05-11 May 11, 2010]] have the same gag.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1988/ga880605.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1988-05-06 May 6, 1988]], [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1995/ga951126.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1995-11-26 November 26, 1995]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga960310.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1996-03-10 March 10, 1996]] all end with the same joke.



** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga780720.gif July 20, 1978]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830428.gif April 28, 1983]] are exactly the same.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga780814.gif August 14, 1978]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1980/ga800123.gif January 23, 1980.]]

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** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga780720.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1981-07-20 July 20, 1978]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1983/ga830428.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1983-04-28 April 28, 1983]] are exactly the same.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga780814.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1978-08-14 August 14, 1978]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1980/ga800123.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1980-01-23 January 23, 1980.]]



** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga011207.gif December 7, 2001]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga031221.gif December 21, 2003.]]
** An AnimatedAdaptation example: The ''GarfieldAndFriends'' episode ''The Legend Of The Lake'' has a throwaway gag where Garfield says "This is a statue honoring Buttons, who set the world record for horse swallowing when he swallowed one horse. Tied for second place is everybody else in the entire world." Decades later, in the ''TheGarfieldShow'' episode ''Up A Tree'', a KentBrockmanNews reporter makes the exact same joke, but with "hippopotamus biting" instead of "horse swallowing".
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga020618.gif June 18, 2002]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga030611.gif June 11, 2003.]]
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2011/ga110906.gif September 6, 2011]] was recycled (word-for word) into [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/comics/1120_1.png April 18, 2012]]. PAWS Inc. soon realized the recycling and issued a [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120418.gif replacement]] strip.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120703.gif July 3, 2012]] is similar to [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2007/ga070515.gif May 15, 2007]].
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1979/ga790625.gif June 25, 1979]] has the same pictures as [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810721.gif July 21, 1981]] but different dialogue.
** Take [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7833/91/1600/ga060820.gif August 20, 2006]], replace the box of packaging pellets with a pile of leaves, and you've got [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2010/ga101114.gif November 14, 2010]].
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga961128.gif November 28, 1996]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2011/ga110420.gif April 20, 2011.]]
** [[http://garfield.com/uploads/strips/2001-08-07.jpg August 7th, 2001]] was recycled into [[http://garfield.com/uploads/strips/2001-09-06.jpg September 6th 2001]] about a month later.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120207.gif February 7, 2012]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2013/ga131110.jpg November 10, 2013]] have the ''exact'' same punchline, only the latter is stretched out to a Sunday strip length and adds the two of them drinking pop.

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** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2001/ga011207.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2001-12-07 December 7, 2001]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga031221.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2003-12-21 December 21, 2003.]]
** An AnimatedAdaptation example: The ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''Garfield and Friends'' episode ''The Legend Of The Lake'' has a throwaway gag where Garfield says "This is a statue honoring Buttons, who set the world record for horse swallowing when he swallowed one horse. Tied for second place is everybody else in the entire world." Decades later, in the ''TheGarfieldShow'' ''The Garfield Show'' episode ''Up A Tree'', a KentBrockmanNews reporter makes the exact same joke, but with "hippopotamus biting" instead of "horse swallowing".
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga020618.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2002-06-18 June 18, 2002]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga030611.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2003-06-11 June 11, 2003.]]
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2011/ga110906.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2011-09-06 September 6, 2011]] was recycled (word-for word) into [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/comics/1120_1.png April 18, 2012]]. PAWS Inc. soon realized the recycling and issued a [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120418.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2012-04-18 replacement]] strip.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120703.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2012-07-03 July 3, 2012]] is similar to [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2007/ga070515.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2007-05-15 May 15, 2007]].
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1979/ga790625.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1979-06-25 June 25, 1979]] has the same pictures as [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga810721.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1981-07-21 July 21, 1981]] but different dialogue.
** Take [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7833/91/1600/ga060820.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2006-08-20 August 20, 2006]], replace the box of packaging pellets with a pile of leaves, and you've got [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2010/ga101114.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2010-11-14 November 14, 2010]].
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga961128.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/1996-11-28 November 28, 1996]] was recycled into [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2011/ga110420.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2011-04-20 April 20, 2011.]]
** [[http://garfield.com/uploads/strips/2001-08-07.jpg com/comic/2001-008-07 August 7th, 2001]] was recycled into [[http://garfield.com/uploads/strips/2001-09-06.jpg com/comic/2001-09-06 September 6th 2001]] about a month later.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120207.gif [[http://garfield.com/comic/2012-02-07 February 7, 2012]] and [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2013/ga131110.jpg [[http://garfield.com/comic/2013-11-10 November 10, 2013]] have the ''exact'' same punchline, only the latter is stretched out to a Sunday strip length and adds the two of them drinking pop.
27th Aug '15 12:16:03 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* OldShame: Creator/BillMurray said in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' that he regrets being in the first movie. He even admitted on Reddit that he only signed onto the film because he thought the director, Joel Cohen, [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers was another director with a very similar name.]]

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* OldShame: OldShame:
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Creator/BillMurray said in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' that he regrets being in the first movie. He even admitted on Reddit that he only signed onto the film because he thought the director, Joel Cohen, [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers was another director with a very similar name.]]




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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JimCarrey turned down the role of Jon.
** Thomas Lennon turned down the role of Happy Chapman because of scheduling conflicts with ''Reno 911''.
23rd Aug '15 1:45:07 PM NWolfman
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** Breckin Meyer's [[https://twitter.com/breckinmeyer Twitter bio]]: ''Um...sorry about that whole Garfield thing.''

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** Breckin Meyer's [[https://twitter.com/breckinmeyer Twitter bio]]: ''Um...sorry about that whole Garfield thing.''
'' He's also repeatedly taken shots at himself for it on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''.
23rd Aug '15 1:42:38 PM NWolfman
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* MoneyDearBoy: Jim Davis make no secret of the fact that he created the strip to make money. He chose a cat as the subject because he felt it was a widely relatable topic. These days, he works more with the ''Garfield'' merchandise while only writing and thumb nailing the comics.
8th Aug '15 3:24:57 AM MisterBeeg
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** In the very first animation, a nameless short film from 1980 that was just animated versions of the June 21, 1978, August 2, 1978, and July 2, 1979 strips, Garfield was voiced by Scott Beach. Starting with ''Here Comes Garfield'', Lorenzo Music was his voice actor for all the animated adaptations. After he died, Garfield has been voiced by several other voice actors, most notably Creator/BillMurray in TheMovie. Creator/FrankWelker is his most recent replacement.

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** In the very first animation, a nameless short film from 1980 animation that was just animated versions of the June 21, 1978, August 2, 1978, and July 2, 1979 aired on ''The Fantastic Funnies'' (1980), adapting five newspaper strips, Garfield was voiced by Scott Beach. Starting with ''Here Comes Garfield'', Lorenzo Music was his voice actor for all the animated adaptations. After he died, Garfield has been voiced by several other voice actors, most notably Creator/BillMurray in TheMovie. Creator/FrankWelker is his most recent replacement.
15th Jun '15 7:15:09 PM KoopaKid17
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A strip Jim Davis intended to replicate in ''Here Comes Garfield'' had to be changed because the network wouldn't allow Garfield to put his hands on Jon's neck. Davis had to change it to Garfield shaking and grabbing Jon's cheeks.
3rd May '15 10:00:15 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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** Breckin Meyer's [[https://twitter.com/breckinmeyer Twitter bio]]: ''Um...sorry about that whole Garfield thing.''
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