History WesternAnimation / GarfieldAndFriends

1st Dec '16 8:17:09 AM mimitchi33
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* ShoutOut: [[TropeOverdosed LOTS.]]
** On one episode, after the opening sequence finished, Garfield said "[[Series/WheelOfFortune I'd like to buy a vowel, please.]]"
*** Another post-opening sequence line was "The Garfield Guarantee: No [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} giant robots]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs annoying little blue people]]."
*** Still another was "If you change the channel, you will never see your dog again.", referencing the famous "Buy this magazine or we'll kill this dog" January 1973 cover of ''National Lampoon''.
** In one episode, Garfield opens the door and says "Hello, this is Garfield, your doorman."
** Wade: "Oh ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' Oh '''Double Jeopardy!!''' Oh '''FINAL JEOPARDY!'''"
** Cactus Jake is a homage to pretty much every cowboy movie ever made. He's even voiced by Pat Buttram, who made a career out of playing these sorts of characters.
** Also doubling as a BrickJoke: in one episode, Garfield & Nermal contend with mutant guppies, who they defeat by chasing them back into the sewer. Said guppies then appear in the subsequent US Acres Quickie; after scaring Wade and Orson, one guppies turns to his fellows and says "Come on guys, let's go see if we can get a guest shot on the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', whaddaya say?" [[note]] ''Muppet Babies'' also aired on CBS at the time, in the slot immediately before ''Garfield''.[[/note]]
** In "Clash Of The Titans", Garfield asks if the characters can stop at ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' so they can get a pizza.[[note]] ''TMNT '87'' also aired on CBS at the time, in the slot immediately following ''Garfield''.[[/note]]
** "Invasion of The Big Robots" was a parody right from the start. So, take a moment, and see if you can figure out [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers what they're parodying]]. Also, the last scenes of the short end with Garfield ending up in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''!
** In Temp Trouble, Roy asks Mrs Pig [[KevinMeaney Aloysius]] [[InkSuitActor Pig's]] mom, "It's Saturday morning. Do you know where your children are?"
** In "Much Ado About Lanolin", the scene where Lanolina trips on her dress is quite similar to the scene in ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'' where Burgermeister Meisterburger trips on a duck in exactly the same way. Lanolina, however, did not get her foot in a cast, but yelled at how the stairs were defective.
** One rather silly episode has the entire episode purposely having animation errors. At the very end, Garfield leaves and Odie follows, except Odie is ''NewspaperComic/{{Marmaduke}}''
** In "Flat Tired", while deciding who to get for the cartoon when Garfield is too tired, the director initially says "Get me [[Franchise/{{TheMuppets}} Kermit The Frog]] on the phone," before choosing [[ADayInTheLimelight Odie]]. Also a bit of an in-joke, since WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies was also on CBS at the time.

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* ShoutOut: [[TropeOverdosed LOTS.]]
** On one episode, after the opening sequence finished, Garfield said "[[Series/WheelOfFortune I'd like to buy a vowel, please.]]"
*** Another post-opening sequence line was "The Garfield Guarantee: No [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} giant robots]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs annoying little blue people]]."
*** Still another was "If you change the channel, you will never see your dog again.", referencing the famous "Buy this magazine or we'll kill this dog" January 1973 cover of ''National Lampoon''.
** In one episode, Garfield opens the door and says "Hello, this is Garfield, your doorman."
** Wade: "Oh ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' Oh '''Double Jeopardy!!''' Oh '''FINAL JEOPARDY!'''"
** Cactus Jake is a homage to pretty much every cowboy movie ever made. He's even voiced by Pat Buttram, who made a career out of playing these sorts of characters.
** Also doubling as a BrickJoke: in one episode, Garfield & Nermal contend with mutant guppies, who they defeat by chasing them back into the sewer. Said guppies then appear in the subsequent US Acres Quickie; after scaring Wade and Orson, one guppies turns to his fellows and says "Come on guys, let's go see if we can get a guest shot on the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', whaddaya say?" [[note]] ''Muppet Babies'' also aired on CBS at the time, in the slot immediately before ''Garfield''.[[/note]]
** In "Clash Of The Titans", Garfield asks if the characters can stop at ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' so they can get a pizza.[[note]] ''TMNT '87'' also aired on CBS at the time, in the slot immediately following ''Garfield''.[[/note]]
** "Invasion of The Big Robots" was a parody right from the start. So, take a moment, and see if you can figure out [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers what they're parodying]]. Also, the last scenes of the short end with Garfield ending up in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''!
** In Temp Trouble, Roy asks Mrs Pig [[KevinMeaney Aloysius]] [[InkSuitActor Pig's]] mom, "It's Saturday morning. Do you know where your children are?"
** In "Much Ado About Lanolin", the scene where Lanolina trips on her dress is quite similar to the scene in ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'' where Burgermeister Meisterburger trips on a duck in exactly the same way. Lanolina, however, did not get her foot in a cast, but yelled at how the stairs were defective.
** One rather silly episode has the entire episode purposely having animation errors. At the very end, Garfield leaves and Odie follows, except Odie is ''NewspaperComic/{{Marmaduke}}''
** In "Flat Tired", while deciding who to get for the cartoon when Garfield is too tired, the director initially says "Get me [[Franchise/{{TheMuppets}} Kermit The Frog]] on the phone," before choosing [[ADayInTheLimelight Odie]]. Also a bit of an in-joke, since WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies was also on CBS at the time.
[[ShoutOut.GarfieldAndFriends Has it's own page]].
12th Nov '16 4:20:22 PM TheKoS
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* MusicalEpisode: "The Garfield Opera".
11th Nov '16 12:46:20 AM dotheroar
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* PoorCommunicationKills: In ''Here Comes Garfield'' Garfield refuses to tell the dog catcher that he and Odie belong to Jon, which almost results in Odie being put to sleep. He does, however, tell the dog catcher not to take Odie.
26th Oct '16 9:13:35 AM Drgonzo
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** Binky the Clown only appeared in a single week of strips in the mid-80's (and wasn't particularly wacky).

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** Binky the Clown only appeared in a single week of strips in the mid-80's (and (on-panel, at least; Garfield would regularly watch his show on television, with the reader only seeing his dialog. His on panel appearance wasn't particularly wacky).nearly as wacky as his cartoon counterpart).
16th Oct '16 11:57:07 AM SAMAS
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ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is a fat, lazy orange cat whose hobbies include sleeping, eating lasagna, sleeping, watching television, eating things other than lasagna, and sleeping. He lives with his human owner, Jon, and Jon's dog, Odie, who slobbers incessantly and lacks internal speech. Other recurring characters include Nermal, the world's cutest kitty-cat; a tribe of mice (Garfield refuses to hunt mice, since human food tastes better and is easier to catch); Liz the vet, on whom Jon has a crush; the relentlessly annoying TV show host Binky the Clown; and Penelope, a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of Arlene who appeared late in the series.

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ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is a fat, lazy orange cat whose hobbies include sleeping, eating lasagna, sleeping, watching television, eating things Italian foods other than lasagna, sleeping, eating foods other than Italian, and oh yeah, sleeping. He lives with his human owner, Jon, and Jon's dog, Odie, who slobbers incessantly and lacks internal speech. Other recurring characters include Nermal, the world's cutest kitty-cat; a tribe of mice (Garfield refuses to hunt mice, since human food tastes better and is easier to catch); Liz the vet, on whom Jon has a crush; the relentlessly annoying TV show host Binky the Clown; and Penelope, a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of Arlene who appeared late in the series.
15th Oct '16 12:28:06 PM Kahran042
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** One episode has Jon going on a game show which matches people up on dates. The host's name? Skip [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Yenta]].
15th Oct '16 12:25:04 PM Kahran042
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* BilingualBonus: In "Guaranteed Trouble," Madman Murray sells Jon a Takashimatta TV. In Japanese, "shimatta" is roughly equal to "oops," possibly foreshadowing the fact that [[spoiler:the TV is defective]].
12th Oct '16 2:24:50 PM Kahran042
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** Also in "Badtime Story" where Orson tells Booker and Sheldon the story of Chicken Little, Booker keeps suggesting Orson add ninjas to the story to make it more exciting, in the end the story turns into a cluttered mess and Booker and Sheldon have left and Booker says "Maybe he just should've stuck with ninjas."

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** Also in "Badtime Story" "The Name Game" where Orson tells Booker and Sheldon the story of Chicken Little, Rumplestiltskin, Booker keeps suggesting Orson add ninjas to the story to make it more exciting, in the end the story turns into a cluttered mess and Booker and Sheldon have left and Booker says "Maybe he just should've stuck with ninjas."
7th Oct '16 8:38:11 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar [[Radar.GarfieldAndFriends Has its own page.]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar.GarfieldAndFriends Has its own page.]]
7th Oct '16 8:36:17 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* ConMan: [[MeaningfulName A.J. Swindler (A.G. Swindler after season 3)]]. This guy with the long nose loves to target Jon Arbuckle for his nativity even going as far as to force him to sell him his house and cheat a carnival owner that leads to ruins. And he STILL doesn't learn his lesson.



* ConMan: [[MeaningfulName A.J. Swindler (A.G. Swindler after season 3)]]. This guy with the long nose loves to target Jon Arbuckle for his nativity even going as far as to force him to sell him his house and cheat a carnival owner that leads to ruins. And he STILL doesn't learn his lesson.
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