History WesternAnimation / TheGarfieldShow

20th Sep '16 11:03:47 AM PhantomDusclops92
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** Most definitely highlighted in "A Gripping Tale" where Odie causes Garfield to lose all of his precious donuts and Garfield still ventures into the sewer to save him from the giant squid.
-->'''Garfield''': ''[peering into the sewer]'' Don't worry Odie! I'll get you out of there! I won't abandon you! ''[runs off then comes back]'' And while you're down there, keep an eye out for my donuts!
** Also Garfield towards Jon. Despite Garfield's mischievous antics he does look out for Jon whenever he can.
** To a lesser extent Nermal. While Garfield makes it clear he hates Nermal, from time to time will actually help him out.
-->'''Garfield''': Nermal, you know how I'm always telling you to leave? Well this time it's for your own good!


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** Most definitely highlighted in "A Gripping Tale" where Odie causes Garfield to lose all of his precious donuts and Garfield still ventures into the sewer to save him from the giant squid.
-->'''Garfield''': ''[peering into the sewer]'' Don't worry Odie! I'll get you out of there! I won't abandon you! ''[runs off then comes back]'' And while you're down there, keep an eye out for my donuts!
** Also Garfield towards Jon. Despite Garfield's mischievous antics he does look out for Jon whenever he can.
** To a lesser extent Nermal. While Garfield makes it clear he hates Nermal, from time to time will actually help him out.
-->'''Garfield''': Nermal, you know how I'm always telling you to leave? Well this time it's for your own good!
17th Sep '16 6:55:00 PM TimG5
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* DogsHateSquirrels:
** In the episode, "Up a Tree", we see that Garfield's favorite past time is watching Odie be thwarted nonstop as he chases the squirrels in their backyard. Eventually though he actually catches one of the squirrels who runs into a tree. This makes him actually take pity on the little guy and he eventually makes friends with him and the other squirrels. When Garfield later comes and scolds them for making peace and ruining his pastime, the squirrels give ''him'' a HumiliationConga.
** In a later episode, "Where's Odie", Odie ends up running off while chasing a squirrel. By the time Garfield finds him, he's in a cabin with an old man who thinks he's his [[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity lost dog Spot]].
9th Sep '16 3:18:27 PM snichols1973
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* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite Garfield bullying Odie for the most part, he does care for him deep down and is even willing to put himself in harm's way to rescue him.


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* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite Garfield bullying Odie for the most part, he does care for him deep down and is even willing to put himself in harm's way to rescue him.
9th Sep '16 2:45:09 PM snichols1973
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** Don't refer to Jon's brother as "Doc Boy".
21st Aug '16 1:06:12 PM schoi30
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* AnthropomorphicZigZag: Odie can spend whole episodes walking and acting like a normal dog, and in others be almost as apt as Garfield, walking and gesturing like a human with opposable thumbs all of a sudden.

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Odie can spend whole episodes walking and acting like a normal dog, and in others be almost as apt as Garfield, walking and gesturing like a human with opposable thumbs all of a sudden.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the 2nd season, Garfield [[NoFourthWall completely tosses out the 4th wall]], completely aware that the show is in its 2nd season and that everyone is part of a TV show.

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In the 2nd season, Garfield [[NoFourthWall completely tosses out the 4th wall]], completely aware that the show is in its 2nd season and that everyone is part of a TV show.



* ButtMonkey: The mailman, Herman Post.

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The mailman, Herman Post.



* ConMan: Dr. Whipple, a recurring villain who tries to convince people to buy his products. Which normally involve serious animal abuse.

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Dr. Whipple, a recurring villain who tries to convince people to buy his products. Which normally involve serious animal abuse.



* CuteKitten: Nermal. And he never lets you forget it.

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Nermal. And he never lets you forget it.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Dr. Whipple, Harry, Bruno, Nermal and many others range from being a supporting character to an antagonist depending on the episode.

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Dr. Whipple, Harry, Bruno, Nermal and many others range from being a supporting character to an antagonist depending on the episode.



* DownerEnding: "King Nermal", which ends with Garfield and Odie injured,and Nermal getting to stay even longer.

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"King Nermal", which ends with Garfield and Odie injured,and Nermal getting to stay even longer.



* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: The Kiss Me Girl from Virtualodean.

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The Kiss Me Girl from Virtualodean.



* EngineeredPublicConfession: Dr. Whipple's first downfall occurs when Garfield tricks him into admitting that his pet training business is a huge con and how he thinks the public is stupid...while the live television audience and viewers are listening to his every word.

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Dr. Whipple's first downfall occurs when Garfield tricks him into admitting that his pet training business is a huge con and how he thinks the public is stupid...while the live television audience and viewers are listening to his every word.



* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: The cats usually assume an upright stance but the dogs usually don't.

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The cats usually assume an upright stance but the dogs usually don't.



* HypnoFool: One episode has Jon suffering from insomnia, so he goes to a hypnotist so he can get some rest. While Jon was supposed to hear a bell in order to get some shut-eye, an accident causes the trigger to be Odie's barking instead. This may not seem bad at first, but then Jon starts ''sleepwalking''...

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* HypnoFool: HypnoFool:
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One episode has Jon suffering from insomnia, so he goes to a hypnotist so he can get some rest. While Jon was supposed to hear a bell in order to get some shut-eye, an accident causes the trigger to be Odie's barking instead. This may not seem bad at first, but then Jon starts ''sleepwalking''...



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall / OpeningShoutOut: In the first half of "Unfair Weather" Jon's ringtone is the show's main theme. Garfield even says it sounds familiar.

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In the first half of "Unfair Weather" Jon's ringtone is the show's main theme. Garfield even says it sounds familiar.



* MythologyGag: In the 2nd season, Jon asks Garfield if he'd like to watch [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Binky the Clown]] on TV. Garfield responds by saying that Binky is [[BreakingTheFourthWall contractually obligated to never show up in this series.]]

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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In the 2nd season, Jon asks Garfield if he'd like to watch [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Binky the Clown]] on TV. Garfield responds by saying that Binky is [[BreakingTheFourthWall contractually obligated to never show up in this series.]]



* PetTheDog: Garfield has his occasional kind moments, usually with Odie such as rescuing Odie in "Underwater World"

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Garfield has his occasional kind moments, usually with Odie such as rescuing Odie in "Underwater World"



* ScrewySquirrel: Garfield, while usually more mellow than his comic incarnation, maintains a self proclaimed sadistic contempt for mailmen.

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Garfield, while usually more mellow than his comic incarnation, maintains a self proclaimed sadistic contempt for mailmen.



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Several episodes, mostly involving Garfield having to rectify his mistakes earlier (especially if food is at stake).

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Several episodes, mostly involving Garfield having to rectify his mistakes earlier (especially if food is at stake).



* StockAudioClip: And how! The show LOVES this trope to the point where you could make a drinking game for each time you hear a recurring laugh or cry.

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And how! The show LOVES this trope to the point where you could make a drinking game for each time you hear a recurring laugh or cry.



* StupidEvil: After reclaiming his elephant (which Garfield had been hiding due to the abuse it suffers), Dr Whipple immediately begins tearing into it, threatening to starve it and otherwise make its life hell, ''right in front of a group of police'' (who naturally arrest him on the spot).

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* StupidEvil: StupidEvil:
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After reclaiming his elephant (which Garfield had been hiding due to the abuse it suffers), Dr Whipple immediately begins tearing into it, threatening to starve it and otherwise make its life hell, ''right in front of a group of police'' (who naturally arrest him on the spot).



* TookALevelInJerkass: Unlike earlier incarnations, this Nermal has a far more [[SmallNameBigEgo insufferable ego]] and annoys Garfield intentionally.

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Unlike earlier incarnations, this Nermal has a far more [[SmallNameBigEgo insufferable ego]] and annoys Garfield intentionally.



* TookALevelInKindness: Garfield in comparison is slightly more benevolent than in the comics, while still a gluttoness snarker, he goes out of his way to help people more and bullies Jon and Odie a lot less. Most of the individuals Garfield does victimize are far more provocative than in the comics (see above).

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* TookALevelInKindness: TookALevelInKindness:
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Garfield in comparison is slightly more benevolent than in the comics, while still a gluttoness snarker, he goes out of his way to help people more and bullies Jon and Odie a lot less. Most of the individuals Garfield does victimize are far more provocative than in the comics (see above).



* UngratefulBastard: In "Rodent Rebellion" Nermal helps save the day and Garfield thanks him by mailing him to Abu Dhabi again.

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In "Rodent Rebellion" Nermal helps save the day and Garfield thanks him by mailing him to Abu Dhabi again.
21st Aug '16 1:00:24 PM schoi30
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* KarmaHoudini: Played straight by Nermal in "King Nermal" ([[ButtMonkey if only one]]). Garfield isn't as lucky in this series, however, partly due to Jon being quick to suspect him -- and he's often right.
** though in Nermal's case it could be a justified example of WhosLaughingNow for all the crap he's taken from Garfield in the past.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Played straight by Nermal in "King Nermal" ([[ButtMonkey if only one]]). one]]), though in this case it could be a justified example of WhosLaughingNow for all the crap he's taken from Garfield in the past.
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Garfield isn't as lucky in this series, however, partly due to Jon being quick to suspect him -- and he's often right.
** though in Nermal's case it could be a justified example of WhosLaughingNow for all the crap he's taken from Garfield in the past.
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24th Jul '16 11:30:58 PM sparkles38
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In "Caroling Capers", Garfield tells Nermal he'll give Nermal singing lessons for ten percent of the food. In the acting business, ten percent of the actor's earnings go to their agent.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In "Caroling Capers", Garfield tells Nermal and Odie he'll give Nermal them singing lessons for ten percent of the food. In the acting business, ten percent of the actor's earnings go to their agent.
24th Jul '16 11:14:26 PM sparkles38
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In "Caroling Capers", Garfield tells Nermal he'll give Nermal singing lessons for ten percent of the food. In the acting business, ten percent of the actor's earnings go to their agent.
9th Jul '16 11:39:45 PM TitoMosquito
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* TheBusCameBack: Lyman (from the comic strips, he was originally Odie's owner before vanishing in the 80s) ''finally'' returns in the 4 part episode "Long Lost Lyman", where his long absence is fully explained.

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* TheBusCameBack: Lyman (from the comic strips, he was originally Odie's owner before vanishing in the 80s) ''finally'' returns in the 4 part 4-part episode "Long Lost Lyman", where his long absence is fully explained.



* CargoShip: In-Universe, in "Odie in Love" Odie falls in love with a brush.

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* CargoShip: In-Universe, in "Odie in Love" Odie falls in love with a brush. Something that bothers Garfield.



** Also mice are one of the few things that Garfield ''won't'' eat (along with "most healthy foods, anchovies on pizza, Jon's meatloaf, chicken salad sandwiches and raisins"). According to Lucky, it's "because they're his friends and they don't taste like lasagna". While other cats have no problem with eating mice, in a Wile.E.Coyote fashion we never see them catch any.

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** Also mice are one of the few things that Garfield ''won't'' eat (along with "most healthy foods, anchovies on pizza, Jon's meatloaf, chicken salad sandwiches and raisins"). According to Lucky, it's "because they're his friends and they don't taste like lasagna". While other cats have no problem with eating mice, in a Wile.E.Wile E. Coyote fashion we never see them catch any.



** In ''Curse of the Weredog'', Jon refuses to believe Garfield when Odie goes all Hulk and wrecks the house, and takes away Garfield's lasagna. Only when Jon hears Professor Bonkers' diagnosis on the news (and when he takes a closer look at the damage Odie did on the furniture) does he apologize to Garfield and they go to the Professor for a solution.

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** In ''Curse "Curse of the Weredog'', Weredog", Jon refuses to believe Garfield when Odie goes all Hulk and wrecks the house, and takes away Garfield's lasagna. Only when Jon hears Professor Bonkers' diagnosis on the news (and when he takes a closer look at the damage Odie did on the furniture) does he apologize to Garfield and they go to the Professor for a solution.



* "EarnYourHappyEnding: In "Stealing Home" Garfield and Odie have their home forcefully stolen by an envious stray cat called Bruno while Jon's out. They trick Bruno into taking his old trashcan home back by convincing him that it's much BiggerOnTheInside, which gets him whisked away by trash collectors. Unfortunately Jon comes back early and blames the mess Bruno made, on Garfield and Odie which means they have to go live in another trashcan again. Which turns out leads to a secret luxury lounge where all their friends are throwing a party.

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* "EarnYourHappyEnding: EarnYourHappyEnding: In "Stealing Home" Garfield and Odie have their home forcefully stolen by an envious stray cat called Bruno while Jon's out. They trick Bruno into taking his old trashcan home back by convincing him that it's much BiggerOnTheInside, which gets him whisked away by trash collectors. Unfortunately Jon comes back early and blames the mess Bruno made, on Garfield and Odie which means they have to go live in another trashcan again. Which turns out leads to a secret luxury lounge where all their friends are throwing a party.



* HateSink: The abrasive Aunt Ivy, who treats everyone around her like a servant.

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* HateSink: The abrasive Aunt Ivy, who treats everyone (except for the twin nieces) around her like a servant.



* KarmaHoudini: Played straight by Nermal in "King Nermal."([[ButtMonkey if only one]]). Garfield isn't as lucky in this series, however, partly due to Jon being quick to suspect him -- and he's often right.

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* KarmaHoudini: Played straight by Nermal in "King Nermal."([[ButtMonkey Nermal" ([[ButtMonkey if only one]]). Garfield isn't as lucky in this series, however, partly due to Jon being quick to suspect him -- and he's often right.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The episodes involving witches. The main characters (except Lucky) end up getting their memories erased by the witches after learning they're real.



* MultiPartEpisode: This series has a few.



** When Garfield takes control of the pet talent show, and is making Nermal do insanely impossible tasks within the space of a few seconds, one of the tasks is [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends finding the Klopman Diamond]]

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** When Garfield takes control of the pet talent show, and is making Nermal do insanely impossible tasks within the space of a few seconds, one of the tasks is [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends finding the Klopman Diamond]] Diamond]].



* NeverSayDie: Unlike WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends, this show is a lot more tame in comparison - therefore this trope is always played straight.

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* NeverSayDie: Unlike WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends, ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', this show is a lot more tame in comparison - therefore this trope is always played straight.
8th Jul '16 2:39:02 PM schoi30
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* PandaingToTheAudience: Garfield, Odie, and Nermal befriend a pair of pandas (with Australian accents, ironically) in the 4-part episode "Little Trouble in Big China". They not only help out in transportation but also rescue them from 2 antagonistic Siamese cats (but not by [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda doing kung fu]] because that would be ridiculous for pandas).

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* PandaingToTheAudience: Garfield, Odie, and Nermal befriend a pair of pandas (with [[MisplacedAccent Australian accents, ironically) accents]]) in the 4-part episode "Little Trouble in Big China". They not only help out in transportation but also rescue them from 2 antagonistic Siamese cats (but not by [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda doing kung fu]] because that would be ridiculous for pandas).



** The mounted dinosaur skeletons from "Bone Diggers" are surprisingly detailed and realistic, for a cartoony show.

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** The mounted dinosaur skeletons from "Bone Diggers" are surprisingly detailed accurate and realistic, for a cartoony show.
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