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[[caption-width-right:300:[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1197 The many forms of Garfield, including the square root of his inverse.]] ]]

A subset of the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}}''. Essentially, it's ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield'' turned UpToEleven: a collection of humorous ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' edits made by viewers. These edits often change the dialogue, or combine artwork from multiple ''Garfield'' strips. Some of the contributors read Wiki/TVTropes and use the tropes in their strips.

View it [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/ here]].
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!!This webcomic is the trope namer for:
* JustOneSecondOutOfSync: The author of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=310 this strip]] made the trope after giving a ShoutOut to TV Tropes lamenting that there was no trope for the situation.
!!And provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyBrightLight: Jon's smile in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1430 Zadie Smithfield]], complete with a ShoutOut to ''Literature/WhiteTeeth''.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=840 Of Mice and Garfield]] when Garfield squeezes his pet chicken to death. It was only a rubber chicken.
* AntiHumor:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1367 Garfield Minus Humour]]. This edit is identical to the original ''Garfield'' strip, because [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke the original had no humour]]]].
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1007 Invisible Jon]]. Garfield is no longer joking, because Jon really is invisible.
* ArtEvolution:
** The art evolution of the ''Garfield'' strip is lampooned in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=613 Constantly Changing]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1215 Constantly Changing V2.0]], wherein the first two panels use the 1978 and 1979 designs, and the last one is the 2000s design.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1818 Jon's Evolution in Reverse (including Garfield)]] sees Jon's design regress from how he is currently drawn to his original character model, with each panel approximately sized to compare the size of his eyes.
* AscendedMeme: Dan Walsh, creator of ''Garfield Minus Garfield'', submitted the strip [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=435 Jon Plus Cohen]]. Also counts as a ThrowTheDogABone, because Jon is no longer lonely, as he had been in ''Garfield Minus Garfield''.
* AssShove: The last panel is censored, but it's certainly obvious that that's what happened [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1949 here]].
* BeatPanel:
** There's one in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=10 Garfield Plus Penultimate Beat Panel]]. This strip now has four panels instead of three. The author's note links to TV Tropes.
** There are ''27 beat panels'' in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1253 We Got the Beat(s)]].
** Then there's [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=462 Garfield Plus Beats in the Beat Panel]], where a video game-related strip is edited to put [[VideoGame/MegaMan three]] [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou different]] [[VideoGame/EternalSonata Beats]] in the beat panel.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1905 This comic]] has ''twenty-two'' beat panels.
* BeigeProse:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=109 April of No Sundays Collection]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=610 Random No Sundays]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1028 Seven More No Sundays]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1466 April of No Sundays: 2006]], and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1560 May of No Sundays 2013]] condense several 7-panel Sunday strips into 3-panel weekday strips while preserving the original gags.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=227 Less Humor, More Story!]] condensed 15 panels into 10, removing some gags but preserving the story.
*** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=754 This follow-up]] does it the other way around, leaving just the gags.
* BlackComedy: In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=650 Odie's Secret to Happiness]], the secret is a guillotine.
--> '''Garfield:''' You may prefer to remain unhappy
* BlahBlahBlah: Turned UpToEleven on [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1501 Blah]], where the entire text, ''even the title, copyright date, and signature'' of the comic are turned into the word.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Parodied in strips with an intentionally bad translation from English to English.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=567 Garfield Happily Lost in Translation (Japanese)]]: "Did you say happy or stupid?" became "You say or, happy hippopotamus kana?"
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=733 Badly Translated Garfield]]: "I wonder if there's a place to go buy a life" became "If you know you live forever to get".
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=27 Garfield Meets Zeus]] changed a sign from "Beware of Dog" to "Beware of God". Then the god zapped Garfield.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1452 #1452 "Names"]].
--> '''Jon:''' ''{reading from book}'' Jon Arbuckle: idiot, moron, idiotic moron[...]
* BrickJoke:
** The apteryx from [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=250 2010-01-22]] reappears in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=871 2011-10-07]].
** Parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=514 Brickfield]], when Garfield kicks Odie into 1984 from 1983.
** Both parodied and played straight in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1076 Brickfield 2]] from 2012-04-29. Brickfield 2 edits [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1978/ga780619.gif Garfield 1978-06-19]] to reference [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1 SRoMG 2008-11-05]]; these are the very first strips of ''Garfield'' and ''Square Root of Minus Garfield''.
** In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=625 Garfield Skynet Garfield: Judgement Day]], published 2011-02-03, Film/TheTerminator says that the "Garfield [something that sounds like "minus"] Garfield" meme will become self-aware "three years from now, on August 29th". 2014-08-29 rolled around, and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1928 this happened]].
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=389 One strip]] creates a coherent horror story out of several such panels.
* CallBack: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1574 Memorable Record]] edits a strip with a bland age joke into a call back to a strip featuring a [[RepetitiveAudioGlitch skipping record]].
* CallForward: A panel from [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1419 Grafield & Maynard]] appeared in the earlier strip, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1397 Spot the Difference]].
* CartoonBomb: Blows up a pool in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=265 "Garfield Shrink & Re-enlarge, Part 4"]]. Appears in the aptly titled [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=298 "A Bomb"]]. Blows up Garfield in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=818 "Jumpy Cat"]].
* CensorDecoy: How [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=875 Arugulafield]] got past the self-imposed radar, according to the annotation. The author had also submitted an [[http://i.imgur.com/4MA5S.png even more outrageous]] comic, so the former was published and the latter was a forum exclusive.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=828 Invisifield and the Pudding Cup]]
* ChristmasEpisode: Two so far:
** 2010: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=585 It's the Thought That Counts]], which takes the infamous "Googly-eyed Garfield" edit and makes it so Garfield has a present for the head and makes Jon the same, instead of them having googly eyes.
** 2011: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=950 Christmasfield]] which pasted one panel from every December 25th at the time together.
* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: Parodied by [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1328 Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Good Reasons]]. In the second panel, Jim Davis orders ''[=SRoMG=]'' to stop using the ''Garfield'' characters. The third panel has no characters.
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* CrowdedCastShot: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1689 #1689: I Want Everyone In It!]]
* CulturalTranslation: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1416 This strip]] mirrors the original horizontally to make more sense to people who live in countries who drive on the left side of the road (the author is Australian).
* DadaComics
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=51 Dark Side of the Lasagne]].
** And [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=178 Darkfield]].
* {{Deconstruction}}: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=926 Of the blender]] RunningGag.
* {{Dedication}}: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1896 Jim Davis as Jon (Happy Birthday, Jim Davis)]], which came out on Jim Davis' 69th birthday.
* DialogueTree: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=284 Cats of the Old Republic]] replaces Garfield's original line with five options, in a ShoutOut to the video game ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.
* DinnerDeformation: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=966 Pan of Lasagna]] shows the pan stuck in Garfield's stomach.
* DoubleEntendre: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1582 Pulled off by]] ''a flower'', of all things.
-->'''Flower''': Hey bee, come get some sweet nectar! Let me rub my pollen all over you!
* DreamWithinADream: Exaggerated in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=493 Recursive Nightmare]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1188 Y Combinator Garfield]], which enter an infinite loop. Whenever Garfield wakes from his dream, he has the same dream again, then wakes again.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=385 There]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=672 are]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=726 several]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=934 strip]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1405 edits]] where Garfield kills himself or threatens to kill himself.
* EditedForSyndication [[invoked]]: Parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1275 SRoMG #1275]], a rerun of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=2 SRoMG #2]] that is missing one panel. It also changed the title to ''Square Root of Minus The Arbuckle Family''.
* EitherOrTitle: In a ShoutOut to ''Film/DrStrangelove'', we get [[Film/{{Inception}} "Donutception]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1442 Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Donut (Wars)"]].
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[invoked]] Parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1436 SRoMG 2013-04-24]], an edit of [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga030726.gif Garfield 2003-07-26]]. In the original ''Garfield'' strip, Garfield decides that a picture of a cow, with the word "cow" and an arrow, is a "clever use of symbolism". In the edit, the strip itself has arrows with the words "Jon", "Garfield", "Table", and so on, so the strip is also a clever use of symbolism.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped:
** Every strip has a transcript of the events of the strip. The transcript for [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=521 Nightmare Fuel Garfield]] simply said "Dear lord, I don't know how to describe this.", although this was eventually removed and replaced with an actual transcript.
** The transcript for [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=856 Tragedy]] states "Jon has [[Music/TheBeeGees Barry Gibb, or perhaps Robin Gibb, or maybe even Maurice Gibb]], glued to his face.".
** The transcript for [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1010 Lyman Minus Lyman]] states that in the third panel, Jon is "looking at nobody, or possibly at Jim Davis' signature".
** [[http://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1895 "Manyhills: ?"]]
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The aptly named "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1773 Is Everything Better With Monkeys?]]"
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many strips. We'll only list a few that play with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
** Downplayed in "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1421 Two Often Used Square Root Of Minus Garfield Memes Combined To Make a Strip of Square Root of Minus Garfield]]". Self-explanatory enough, but it's a Donut Wars strip with "Stephano" being the donut-eater.
** Zig-zagged in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1711 The Product of Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes over Happy Days]]. It is a crossover with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', but has nothing to do with ''Series/HappyDays''. The reason it's called that is because the comic of both used involve a character talking about days of the week.
* FacePalm: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=525 SRoMG #525]] is a collection of face smacks from ''Garfield'' strips.
* FanDumb: {{Invoked}}, like so many other tropes, in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1546 Fan Dumbfield]] where Garfield discovers the comic and goes into an [[WallOfText extremely long rant]] about it.
* FauxHorrific: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1371 The Most Horrific Theatre of All]]. [[spoiler:They stopped making frozen pudding pops.]]
* {{Feghoot}}: The annotation of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=141 this strip]] goes on a horribly long overanalyzation about whether or not you should be bothered by the author's [[RaceLift changing of Garfield from orange to grey]] just to lead up to the punchline [[spoiler:"But eventually we'll all just have to come to terms with the fact that there is more than one way to skin a cat."]]
* FlowerPotDrop: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1092 How Do You Like Them Petunias?]]
* FootnoteFever: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1436 Here]], where every object in the strip has one explaining what it is, and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1565 here]], which has one in the last panel explaining the joke.
* ForcedMeme:
** Done in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=724 Kill Liz]], where the author's notes reads: "I hope this makes a new ''Square Root'' meme." This forced meme was parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=772 Garfield = Mass Times Acceleration]], which changed Garfield's victim from Liz to a "forced meme".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1440 #1440]] declares it's now a meme in the title. It was the fourth strip in a RunningGag.
* ForScience: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=361 Used as a title]].
* ForWantOfANail: "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=672 Dismal February]]" is [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1989/ga890211.gif the February 11th, 1989 strip]][[note]]where Garfield attempts suicide with the recliner[[/note]] but with Garfield managing to [[DrivenToSuicide go through with it]].
-->In February of 1989, Garfield attempted suicide. Fortunately Jon was there to stop him. [[ForWantOfANail But what if Jon had been one panel too late?]]
* FranchiseZombie: The "Garfield in 2053" series, in which the comic is still continuing long after Jim Davis is dead, but the current editor refuses to put any effort into it, letting it devolve into a CutAndPasteComic in which recycled strips are reinterpreted with a single image of Garfield.
* FunWithAcronyms: The official page for ''Garfield'' on [=GoComics.com=] shows links to the series' Website, Website/{{Facebook}}, and Website/{{Twitter}}. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1427 This strip]] reverse the latter two's order to reveal an interesting message...
* FunWithSubtitles:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=998 Horror Theatre: Blender Pudding Pops!]] has a transcript that gives the strip, which appears to just be a nonsensical mash up of three memes, a coherent story. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1208 Horror Theatre: Jon, the Blender Prophet, episode 2]] has a standard transcript, but it also has an alternate one similar to the other strip's transcript.
** The transcript of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1357 Garfieldseed]] deviates from the tradtional format and is written poetically.
** Both the transcript and authors notes of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1940 Garfield Plus an Even Spicier Pepper]] are written in a narrative format.
* FutureImperfect: The premise of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=17 The Garfield Code]] is that [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] belonged to the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Boston Red Sox]], and that Einstein and [[RonaldReagan Reagan]] memorized ''Garfield'' strips. ''The Garfield Code'' is future fiction from 2529, and will ignore real history as much as ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' does today.
* GenderFlip: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1226 Lioness Garfield]]
* GenreSavvy: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1003 Genre Savvy Garfield]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=350 Referenced here]], and mentioned by name [[http://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1147 here]].
** Also played straight a few times. Even thought the comic has no actual radar, it still keeps a PG rating most of the time. However, they have slipped a few times, resulting in references to [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=150 furries having sex]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=189 guns]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=875 that's what]][[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1395 she said]] (the annotation of the former even talks about whether or not it was suitable), [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1098 hitmen]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1222 racial segregation]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1242 sex]][[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1531 ting]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1310 bestiality]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1571 gimp suits]], and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1582 double entendre]], as well as a few [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=894 literal]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1122 examples]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=543 drug]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1131 references]].
** Perhaps the grandest example of all, though, is [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1775 this comic]], in which ''Jon is implied to have cut off his own penis''.
* GISSyndrome: Sometimes viewers Google an image and add it to the strip.
* GotMeDoingIt: "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1087 Know Your Rights]]" alters the end of the 2010-04-08 strip so that Garfield ends up mixing up the words "right" and "wrong" himself.
* GratuitousSpanish: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=532 ¡Garfield Mexicano!]] Due to the original's BlindIdiotTranslation, it was improved by a bilingual fan in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=641 ¡Garfield Mexicano, La Versión Mejorada!]] ("The improved version").
* GroinAttack: Implied [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1775 here]].
* HalloweenEpisode: Two for 2013: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1625 Donut Wars Made Even More Disturbing]], which has the sign say "Jon ate Garfield" and recolors Jon to be a zombie with a square root written in blood, and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1626 Garfield Meets the Thin Man]], a crossover with Franchise/{{The Slender Man|Mythos}}.
* HereWeGoAgain: Just as it seemed the pudding pops meme was finally over, the blender meme had to purge the strip buffer.
* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: [[http://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=993 This strip]], in which Garfield kills Hitler and finds out that they've stopped making frozen pudding pops.
* {{Homage}}: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1896 Jim Davis as Jon (Happy Birthday, Jim Davis)]]
* HurricaneOfPuns: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=268 Garfield Linus Garfield]] and the RunningGag it spawned.
* InMemoriam: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1942 This Is Garfield Calling Orson]] to Creator/RobinWilliams.
* {{Invisibility}}: Jon [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1007 here.]]
* InTheStyleOf: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1817 1988 to 1979]] redraws the 1988-11-20 strip into the style of the 1979 strips.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: Utilized in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1397 Spot the Difference]]. Of these weird panels, some are from real ''Garfield'' strips, and some are edits. The real ones seem weird here, but they make sense in their original strips. [[spoiler:All panels but one are real, and the one that isn't (the fifth one) has a relatively minor change.]]
* KeepItForeign: In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1455 Frenchfield]], the original strip is rewritten in French. In the original, Jon thinks that the menu for a restaurant is in French. It's changed from French to English here.
* LampshadeWearing: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1342 Lampshadefield]] changes the reason that Garfield wears a lampshade. In the original ''Garfield'', "What broken lamp?" In this strip, "What party?"
* LemonyNarrator: A few strips have transcripts written like this:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1633 De-Wrech]]:
-->''{Garfield is performing on the fence again. Why does he do it? It normally results in him getting hit with things.}''
-->''...''
-->'''Garfield''': Okay... Who faxed the wrench?
-->''{This proves Garfield did not slip off the fence, but instead was hit by a somehow-sent-through-the-fax wrench}''
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1703 Galloping Alien]]:
-->''{Garfield cranes his neck around in a alarming fashion whilst holding a container of an unknown substance that is entirely unrelated to this plot.}''
-->'''Garfield''': It's a space alien!
-->''{Jon looks on amazed as Garfield has resigned calmly to the facts of the situation}''
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1777 Calvin Makes an SRoMG Strip]]:
-->''{ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes are making a strip using scissors and glue instead of on a computer}''
-->''...''
-->'''Hobbes''': {he hasn't been able to get any sleep, so he's pretty annoyed} It had sure better.
-->''...''
-->'''Mom''', most likely {off-screen}: Nope.
-->''...''
-->''{[[LopsidedDichotomy Calvin has either run off to check his e-mail or spontaneously combusted from the sudden excitement]]}''
-->''...''
-->''{Calvin checks from a mailbox maladroitly edited to look like a desktop computer}''
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1849 Sour Milk-Chan]]:
-->''{Jon then comes in the room with his tongue and hair sticking out, almost looking like [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]] without make-up}''
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1895 "Garfield is surprised]], as indicated by the clearly visible surprise on his face - annotated here with the words "SURPRISED EXPRESSION" for the benefit of the viewer."
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1949 {Fancy two-panels-wide Garfield title banner. Won’t be described here as it’s irrelevant to the joke}]]
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=35 This]] gold embossed version of the very first strip of ''Garfield'', and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1202 this]] strip (containing a DVD exclusive) is basically named so.
* LongTitle: Several:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=152 Garfield Minus Garfield Minus Jon Minus Odie Minus Nermal Minus Arlene Minus Lyman Minus Liz Minus Pookie]] [sic], which is a SeriesMinusSeriesCore parody removing every single recurring character leaving just the dog.
** Those "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=855 Transplanted Sight Gag Garfield]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=892 Plus Penultimate Beat Panel" strips]].
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1175 This]] Spanish translation of the very first ''Garfield'' strip, titled "Una traducción al español de la primera tira de Garfield cómic, que data del 19 de junio 1978".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1420 "Garfield Plus Updated Palaeontology Minus Dinosaurs Plus Corrected Biogeography"]]
** "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1421 Two Often Used Square Root Of Minus Garfield Memes Combined To Make a Strip of Square Root of Minus Garfield]]", a "Donut Wars" strip where "Stephano" from the "Jon's Chat Screen" strip ate the donut. This is lampshaded in the author's notes.
** Grand prize goes to "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1473 The Webcomic That Lived on the Internet, Behind a Pop-Up, Next to the Scroll Bar, and to the Left of a Long Title]]", referencing the ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' toon "The Creature That Lived in the Refrigerator, Behind the Mayonnaise, Next to the Ketchup, and to the Left of the Coleslaw".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1823 Their Name Starts With C-A-T And Contains 'Leopard', So It's Only Natural, Really]]
* MadeOfExplodium: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1864 Volatile Odie Minus Everyone Else]] has Odie explode after falling off a table.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1330 Choose Your Own Garfield #2]], where choosing to not taking a break leads to ''everything exploding.''
* MayanDoomsday: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=581 End of the Worldfield]] is inspired by the author's attmept to view a ''WebComic/{{Mezzacotta}}'' strip taking place on the day after the alleged apocalypse. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1687 2012-12-21]], meanwhile, edits the actual ''Garfield'' strip that fell on the "apocalypse" to have Jon say, "Besides, the world is ending today."
* MeaningfulReleaseDate[[invoked]]:
** A few strips with {{Shout Out}}s have the release dates of the original strips be relevant to the thing being referenced:
*** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=511 Garfield Plus 88 MPH]], in which Garfield throws [[Film/BackToTheFuture the DeLorean]] on Nermal, is made from the 10/25/1985 strip, the date it was successfully tested in the first movie.
*** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1860 I know that was then but it could be againfield]] contains one panel from every Garfield corresponding to a date the England men's national football team was eliminated from a major tournament since the strips debut captioned with the lyrics to "Three Lions" by Baddiel, Skinner & the Lightning Seeds, a song about still having faith in the team despite their constant failure.
** On the other hand, certain strips utilize publishing dates of Garfield strips in interesting ways:
*** A currently running series of strips is each based on a birthday strip, tying into the publishing order of the ''[=SRoMG=]'' strips. For example, the '''[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1978 1978]]'''[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1978 th]] ''[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1978 SRoMG]]'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1978 strip]], published on October 18, 2014, is based on Garfield's first birthday strip, originally published on June 19, '''1978''', while the '''2014'''th ''[=SRoMG=]'' strip, which will be published on November 23, 2014, is based on Garfield's latest birthday strip, originally published on June 19, '''2014'''. These strips are the fruits of [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/draakslair/viewtopic.php?t=7592 a collaborative project]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/draakslair/viewtopic.php?t=7725 by the Comics Irregulars]].
*** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=470 No. 470: The Dead Future]] takes the [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2003/ga031125.gif 2003-11-25 strip]], in which Jon wonders what they would see five years from now, and replaces the last panel with the one for the [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2008/ga081125.gif 2008-11-25 strip]], published five years from that day.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** Played straight in the one thousandth comic, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1000 1000th Root of Minus Garfield]], which features '''every strip up untill that point''' pasted into one giant collage. Parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1001 Party Like It's #999]] (the comic immediately afterwards), in which Garfield dumps a bottle of ketchup on himself as celebration, only to realize it's not the 1000th strip.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1646 For the fifth anniversary]], we got a parody of [[ClipShow the 10th anniversary strip]], featuring Jon and Garfield looking at panels from various past strips. (However, due to a mistake in the buffer, it didn't appear untill five days after the actual anniversary)
* MindScrew:
** Weird art and total nonsense in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=440 GARFFITI]].
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1638 One Warped Wish]]. No summary can come close to doing it justice. All that can be said is that it ''literally'' involves the fabric of reality being destroyed.
* MustHaveCaffeine: An [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=712 occasional]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=739 theme]], just like in the real strip.
* MyBrainIsBig: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1911 Huge Ugly Heads]] gives Jon a simply enormous cranium, and even links to the page.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=689 this one]], Jon locked himself out of the house naked. Garfield walks away and tells him to use the pet door. Which is boarded in.
* NetworkDecay: Parodied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1640 The Garfield Channel]], featuring a hypothetical merger between HGTV and Creator/SyFy.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=210 Telepathic Pirate Garfield]].
* NoTitle: Strip [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1527 #1527]] is the only strip with no title, even though every other ''[=SRoMG=]'' strip has a title. (Original ''Garfield'' strips have no titles.) {{Lampshade| Hanging}}d.
--> '''Garfield:''' They didn't even title this strip
* NonIndicativeTitle: Among others, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1626 Garfield Meets the Thin Man]], actually a crossover with Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos. The strip was specifically named to avoid spoiling Slendy's presence.
* NonSequitur: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1584 Reverse Alphabetical Ordering]]:
-->'''Jon''': You know, Garfield... I've made a few mistakes in my life. I mean aardvark.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: {{Discussed|Trope}} in relation to Odie in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=114 this strip]].
* OrSoIHeard: In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1487 "Blubber Lumps! They're chewy!"]], Garfield says that certain types of lumps of blubber can go for a pretty penny on Ebay. Or so he heard...
* OverlyLongGag: Happens when someone [[CutAndPasteComic cuts and pastes]] the same thing again and again.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=139 A Strip. With. A Snail.]] Who does nothing for 13 panels.
** Invoked and defied in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=339 Déjà Vu All Over Again]], which repeats the joke only 5 times. It comes complete with a link back to us.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=164 Jon's Chat Screen]]: Too many users leave the chat room. "[=OverlyLongGag=] has left the chat room".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=302 Looky Looky]]: "Looky, looky, looky, looky..."
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=839 Overly Long Walk]]: "More trees... more ferns... more trees... more ferns..."
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=947 Dull and Repetitive]]: Jon repeatedly tells Garfield that they are dull and repetitive.
* OverusedRunningGag: The voluminous number of "Garfield (pun for Minus) Garfield" comics has now reached this, to the point of SeasonalRot for some. It's referenced in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=625 these]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1422 two]] strips.
* PaintingTheMedium:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=276 Small Talk]] (which prints the text [[ExactWords very small]]), [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=198 Variations on a Haircut #1]], and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=523 Melt]] (wherein the comic itself melts)
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1394 Unfini]] takes a comic about an unfinished show and does this to i
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=604 The Problem with Webcomic Buffers]] was posted on ''[[Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}} Lightning Made of Owls]]'', while the real ''LMoO'' strip, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1693 Web Affair]], ended up on ''[=SRoMG=]''.
* ParanoiaFuel: [[invoked]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=262 Jon, Paranoid]]
* PokemonSpeak: This trope is lampooned in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1023 Pokémon Speak]]:
-->'''Odie''': Dog dog.
-->'''Garfield''': Cat cat.
-->'''Jon''': Man man man man.
* RaceLift: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=141 Garfield Recoloured]], which leads up to a pun.
* RecycledINSPACE: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=110 Garfield IN SPACE!]] [[ShamelessSelfPromoter They even linked to us!]]
* RecycledScript [[invoked]]: ''[=SRoMG=]'' has [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=416 duly]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=793 noted]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=889 and]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=890 mocked]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=902 several]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=911 instances]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=959 of]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1392 recycled]] scripts in the original ''Garfield''. It's a RunningGag at this point! The standard technique is to take two similar ''Garfield'' strips and swap parts of them.
** Also parodied when four months after each other, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1193 a pair]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1314 of strips]] by the same author ran that both involved Garfield randomly attacking an empty table, causing Jon to comment "I ''liked'' that silence.". The author then commented "If Jim Davis can recycle gags, so can I".
* RecursiveReality: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=40 Recursive Thinking Garfield]] uses [[MatryoshkaObject nested thought bubbles]], and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=100 Recursive Garfield Redux]] depicts Garfield drawing a copy of the strip. There might be no true Garfield, if each Garfield is always a drawing made by the next outer Garfield.
* RecursiveTranslation: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=131 Garfield: Lost in Translation Minus Garfield]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=381 Lost In Translation Garfield]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=567 Garfield Happily Lost In Translation (Japanese)]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=733 Badly Translated Garfield]].
** Although not as mangled as any of the above, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1514 Reunion]] is a case of this as well, via Hungarian.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Many ''[=SRoMG=]'' strips insert references to other works. See [[ShoutOut/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield the list of Shouts Out]].
* RemixComic: One of many ''Garfield'' remixes.
* RepetitiveAudioGlitch: There are several edits of ''Garfield'' [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1985/ga850630.gif 1985-06-30]], which originally featured a record player stuck in a loop.
** Garfield upgrades to a CD player in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=159 urururururururur]], but the CD player is skipping.
** The record player returns in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1034 Jaggerfield]], just with a different song.
** Played with in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1247 Black Eyed Garfield]] by way of Music/TheBlackEyedPeas' "I Gotta Feeling". There's no glitch; the song really does repeat itself like a BrokenRecord. Which in turn spawned [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1691 this derivation]] using "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" by Music/TheBeatles.
* {{Retraux}}: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=6 Silent-Era Garfield]].
* RoundRobin: Several:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=98 Exquisite Garfield]], in which one contributor removed the dialogue from three strips of Garfield watching TV and and gave each panel for a different contributor to put dialogue in. Each contributer was only allowed to see their blank panel (and the one before it for every second and third). The results were Garfield viewing a documentary about mutant grass, an infomercial for a machine that lets you enjoy your favorite meal by putting your finger into it, and a cliched show about blowing up lasagna.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=199 Garfield Replacement]] where the first panel was deleted from a comic and given for one contributor to fill in. The edited version than had its second panel removed, and so on. This resulted into [[http://garfield.com/comic/2009-01-08 a strip where Garfield celebrates being elected into "The Bad Habits Hall of Fame"" by crumpling and tossing the certificate]] becoming Garfield revewing Jon's anti-littering tract.
** "Garfield Shrink & Re-enlarge", in which four participants work with reinterpretations of the same Sunday comic, first compressing it into a daily comic, then further compressing it into a single panel, and finally reversing the process for the last two comics. The catch? No one is allowed to view the original Sunday comic. This resulted in [[http://garfield.com/comic/1999-07-04 a strip where Garfield dives into a pool Jon is in]] being turned into [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=265 a commercial for the explosive "cat-onball"]].
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1229 Total Substitution Garfield]], where a strip with deleted dialogue was sent to one contributor, and the transcript to another. Each person than made something to fill in the missing part, and both of their creations were combined into one strip. The result wasn't as radically different as the others, it was [[http://garfield.com/comic/1997-02-13 a strip where Jon proves that everything you want, you can get in the city by buying a bad suit from a hitman]], into that same hitman disproving Jon's point about neighborhood walks being quiet and peaceful. Garfield is also more excited about being in the city in the new art.
* RunningGag:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=268 Garfield Linus Garfield]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=332 began]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=335 a]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=337 series]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=398 of]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=411 derivatives]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=486 featuring]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=487 Garfield]] replaced in the middle panel by [[{{Pun}} someone or something (usually) rhyming with "Minus"]].[[PlayingWithATrope This has since been]] inverted, subverted, parodied, deconstructed, averted, played for laughs, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=478 lampshaded]], defied, discussed, and exploited. Needless to say, it's seen ''very'' extensive use. It was finally killed with [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=625 #625]] in an impressive ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Terminator}} 2: Judgement Day''.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=755 But]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=836 however]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=783 it's]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=791 started]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=777 all]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=774 over]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=817 again]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=774 with]] [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2008/ga080426.gif "I glued a blender to my face."]] Which is itself crossing over with the "pudding pops" strip used for the "Garfield ___ Garfield" meme.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=975 Also]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=826 beginning]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=908 to]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=939 trend]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=867 is]] "Garfield's X Theater"
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=392 Another]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=404 recent]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=767 one]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=413 is]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=564 Change]][[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1036 field]], which resulted in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=820 this hilarious blend]].
** Several running gags were combined in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1049 Strip #1049]].
** Now the "[[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120402.gif Garfield smashes Jon's phone with a sledgehammer to shut up the ringtone]]" strip is [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1084 reaching]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1135 this]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1193 point]]. This has been lampshaded [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1285 more than]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1142 once]].
** Along with the "[[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1999/ga991203.gif Stephano has entered the chatroom]]" strip, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=164 as]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1272 seen]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1284 here]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1335 here]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1344 here]].
** "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1421 Two Often Used Square Root Of Minus Garfield Memes Combined To Make a Strip of Square Root of Minus Garfield]]" combines the Donut Wars and Stephano memes.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1074 Garfield Minus Panel Boundaries]], editing the [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120102.gif 2012-01-02]] comic, in which Garfield declares "I seek truth, but a cookie will do.", [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1121 has]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1348 started]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1440 "Uncomfortable Truths"]]. #1440 [[ForcedMeme even declares it's now a meme in the title]].
** Aversion: The title and author's notes of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=722 Found By: Zalgo]] implied the author was either going to or [[ForcedMeme trying to]] make a running gag editing a strip where Jon's father finds him and Garfield hiding in the closet so that various fictional characters found him instead. However, nothing else came out of it.
* RunningGagged: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=625 Garfield Skynet Garfield: Judgement Day]]. While the Pudding Pops gag still exists in other creative subversions and lampshades, this marked the official end of played straight examples.
* RussianReversal: Not one, not two, but ''three'' Donut Wars strips in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1490 "Donut Wars In Soviet Russia"]] alter the original strip to say "Jon's Donut/Ate Garfield".
* ScienceMarchesOn:[[invoked]] The "Garfield Plus Updated Palaeontology" series updates [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1996/ga960113.gif this Garfield strip]] to be more accurate.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=526 Garfield Leaves]] ''Garfield''
* ScunthorpeProblem: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=806 Here]], wherein "classics" becomes "clbuttics".
* SeasonalRot: Invoked by the author of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1527 #1527]], who linked to the trope page. {{In universe}}, Garfield complains, "this comic is going downhill", and lists the problems with the day's comic.
* SelfDeprecation: [[http://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1100 Attack of the Memes]].
* SerialEscalation: Some of the comics do this with the SeriesMinusSeriesCore trope. The pinnacle is (possibly) reached in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=152 strip #152]], [[OverlyLongTitle Garfield Minus Garfield Minus Jon Minus Odie Minus Nermal Minus Arlene Minus Lyman Minus Liz Minus Pookie]], which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin removes every recurring character]], leaving only the dog from one strip.
* SeriesMinusSeriesCore: Taken UpToEleven. There's been [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=48 Garfield Minus Jon]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=53 Garfield Minus Jon (again)]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=77 Garfield Minus Garfield Minus Jon]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=82 xkcd Minus Garfield]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=104 Garfield Minus Characters]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=124 Krazy minus Kat]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=189 Hark! a Vagarant minus Garfield!]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=296 Nermal Minus Garfield]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=357 Odie Minus Garfield]], [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=635 Garfield minus Liz]], and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1010 Lyman Minus Lyman]]. Even [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=152 Garfield minus every reoccurring character ever]].
* {{Shipping}}: [[invoked]] Joked about quite disturbingly [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=658 here]].
* TheUnsmile[=/=]SlasherSmile: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=272 These]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=662 are]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=764 rather]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=683 disturbingly]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=865 common]].
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield A whole page of them.]]
* SilenceIsGolden: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=28 Garfield Without Words]]
* SlowLoadingInternetImage: While there's no punchline, and it's a non-pornographic image, the spirit is certainly there in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=214 this]] strip.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: It was more common in the early days of the strip, but there are a few strips that, while still at least weakly related to Garfield, are not Garfield edits: Edits of other comics (''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=82 here]], ''KrazyKat'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=124 here]], ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=142 here]], and ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=189 here]].), unedited pages about Garfield from comic books or magazines ([[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=301 this]] from a ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' comic book, and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=824 this]] from a ''TheElectricCompany'' magazine), a [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=661 slightly altered verion of a]] Music/SimonAndGarfunkel album cover, and, on [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=102 one occasion]], a printing error a newspaper made when publishing a Garfield comic. Possibly lampshaded in the author's notes for the Krazy Kat strip, which said about the strip "This one may be too meta to fly.".
* SphereEyes: Lampshaded in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=873 2011-10-09]]: "Your eyes look like hard-boiled eggs."
* SplashOfColor: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1441 "Colour, coming through."]] Though ''Garfield'' is a color comic, many newspapers print it in black and white from Monday to Saturday. This edit just mixes the two formats.
** An earlier strip, [[http://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=129 "Frank Miller's Garfield"]], is a more usual example. The strip is grayscale, except for anything red or yellow.
* SpriteComic:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=36 Garfield: The Video Game]] uses [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=21 sprites]] from a Japan-only {{Famicom}} game, ''Garfield: A Week of Garfield''.
** The sprites also appear in two {{crossover}} strips: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=822 #822]] with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=933 #933]] with ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''.
* SubvertedTrope:
** Discussed in the authors notes to [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=233 #233]], as to why a strip beginning with "Your pointy elbows give me a headache" just doesn't work:
-->"The purpose of a joke like this, as used in many other strips, not to mention almost ubiquitously in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', is setting up an expectation and then humorously defying it. Jon's nonsensical statement about Garfield's "pointy elbows" sets up no expectations to defy in the third panel ([[FridgeLogic and, come to think of it, my cat doesn't even have elbows]])."
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=497 "Wait, why didn't Linus show up?"]]
** Also used as the title of #1011 [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1011 Subverted Trope]]. (Anyone know which trope got subverted?)
* SuddenlyVoiced: "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=151 Talking Garfield]]" replaces Garfield's ThoughtBubbleSpeech with actual speech in the name of improved execution of the punchline.
* SymbolSwearing: Grawlixes make the entire dialogue in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=548 Grawfield]]. This trope is also used [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1377 here.]]
** Averted in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1970 this one]], which keeps the "ass" uncensored while reprinting the lyrics of Chase Rice's "Ready Set Roll".
* TakeOurWordForIt: "[[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1971 You Know WHO ELSE Is Slow!?]]" claims to feature "a real-life Sonic with the shell of the original snail", but the SlowLoadingInternetImage breaks before we get to see even part of it.
* TakeThat: With so many {{Shout Out}}s, quite a few were bound to be negative:
** In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=57 No Time for the Dog!]] (a strip originally created for the now defunct webcomic ''Social Networking''), Jon says that they will need to go somewhere where they will appreciate their particular brand of repeated identical gags and two-dimensional characters. Garfield's response? "Of course! To ''Series/{{Friends}}''!".
** The aptly named [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=247 Oh Snap!]]
-->'''Jon''': I'm a computer programmer.
-->'''Woman''': How about a date?
-->'''Garfield''': Such unrealistic writing.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=738 Jon and Lyman #5: Scary TV Show]] shows Lyman screaming so loud at his tv that Jon is ejected through the ceiling. The description states "Maybe Lyman caught a glimpse of ''Film/{{Garfield}}: The Movie...''".
** The description to [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=743 Garfield Goes Green]] states "I'd make a joke about how this is as eco-friendly as Creator/{{NBC}}'s "Green Week", but nobody watches NBC even here in America so it wouldn't make much sense".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1037 "She Makes Me Wanna Garfield"]], on the BoyBand JLS, gives a TakeThat to them and another group: "Owners of ''Now That's What I Call Music! 80'' will be aware that [JLS's] output pales in comparison to that of Music/OneDirection, whose début single 'What Makes You Beautiful' would be perfect if not for the presence of One Direction on it."
** Two different contributers submitted two different takes on the "I ''liked'' that ringtone!" RunningGag showing the ringtone as being a particularly bad ringtone/song. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1084 Manyhills' take]] had it being the Crazy Frog making motorcycle noises ringtone, and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1085 Colin Foster's take]] had it be [[Music/KatyPerry "I Kissed a Girl"]]. As a bonus, David's notice pointing out the coincidence ends with "If only Music/JustinBieber would write a song about pudding pops...".
** In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1118 Jon's Twilight Saga]], when Jon hears over the phone Bella dumped him for Jacob, Garfield snarks "Still better than [[Film/{{Twilight}} the movies]].". Further hammered in by the description, which calls the whole franchise a "lingering nightmare".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1164 Barneyfield]], in which Garfield accidentally turns himself into [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney the Dinosaur]]. It appears to be a mere ShoutOut untill the annotation makes it quite clear: "I actually hate Barney like everyone else does in the world. Wanted to make that clear because this could be construed as a pro-Barney strip.".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1191 Bryan Adams-field]], which is an installment of the BrokenRecord gag with Music/{{Bryan Adams}}' "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?". Similar to the above example, it doesn't appear to be a negative reference untill the annotation states "Oh, how I despise that song".
** The description to [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1224 Awful Show]] jokes that the titular show Jon and Garfield are watching is ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' (the author is a brony).
** Also playing on the ringtone gag with Crazy Frog, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1308 Scat Talkin']], where Garfield smashes Jon's phone playing the Crazy Frog version of Axel F before the scatting, because the author personally hates the scatting but loves the music in the song. He flat out states this, ''[[NoFourthWall mentioning the author]]''.
** The aptly named [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1319 Take That]], where Garfield watches a Music/{{Nickelback}} concert consisting of nothing but fart noises.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1367 Garfield Minus Humour]]. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Nothing is changed from the original strip]].]]
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1428 Nick-ah-lo-dee-yun!]] contains a potshot to ''WesternAnimation/{{CatDog}}''. (Although it's then subverted in the description, which claims the show wasn't that bad and the theme tune rocked.)
** There's a "The world is constantly changing" edit that involves Jon talking about how the world is constantly ''crashing'', following by an error message box. The title of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1636 the strip?]] "[[VideoGame/SuperMeatBoy Super Meat Field]]".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1785 Fan FictionField]] is a Take That towards Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}. It shows [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] standing next to a cupcake while saying "cupcakes" in a freaky sort of way. Garfield then says "Sorry you had to see that."
** The 2013-12-22 comic, in which Garfield gets upset at hearing the same Christmas song over and over on the radio and smashes it to bits, much to Jon's annoyance, inevitably became another stock source for these. The first one, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1792 Insert Your Own Take That Here]], made it TropeName by inviting the viewer to put in the name of their least favorite pop artist, complete with a CallBack to the earlier Nickelback example. The second, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1798 Do Wah Diddy Diddy]], put in Manfred Mann's "There She Goes (Do Wah Diddy Diddy)" as the song.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1797 Down, Down]] is one to the official banning of strips generated by [[http://joshmillard.com/garkov/ the Garkov website]].
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1810 Reedfield]], in which Jon listens to Music/LouReed's infamous ''Metal Machine Music'' album. The author's description of the strip ends with "(fill in your own Justin Bieber joke here)" after mentioning that the album inspired other artists to make their own music in the same vein.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1838 Garfield in LA]], in which Garfield violently coughs at air polluted by smog. Although the author states "The air's not ''that'' bad in LA...usually" and explains the events of the strip as "a large wildfire".
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1859 Vegan Garfield]] shows Jon converting Garfield to veganism and bragging about it on Website/{{Tumblr}}. The author states he does not support "the (eventually) lethal practice of enforcing a vegan diet on obligate carnivores".
*** Then followed with [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1904 a sequel]] wherein Jon has a literal SockPuppet account on Tumblr. The annotation goes even further: "Keep your sock puppet accounts off Tumblr and check your thin privilege, Jon! Don't bring the Social Justice League into this!"
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1970 Ready Set Roll]] does it to CountryMusic singer Chase Rice (specifically his song "Ready Set Roll") and "bro-country" in general.
* TakeThatScrappy: [[invoked]] Referenced by name in the title of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1369 this strip]]. Note that the dog's name is changed to "[[TheScrappy Scrappy]]"
* TechnologyMarchesOn:[[invoked]] Noted in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1358 #1358]], which shows Garfield's mechanical scale from 1998 next to his digital scale from 2012.
* TemptingFate: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1499 Going with the Flow]]. "Come on, world! Whatever happens, happens!" Cue the house crashing on top of Garfield.
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1811 Also used as a title.]]
* ThatsWhatSheSaid: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=875 Rubbery Arugula]]. Comes with a [[http://i.imgur.com/4MA5S.png bonus strip]] that the editor deemed too risqué. It's done again here [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1395 here]].
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=595 These]] [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1386 two]] alter a strip when Garfield almost falls off a table trying to get some food so he actually gets the food. In the first, he launches it in the air by hitting the plate, climbs back up, and catches it in his mouth. The second is the same, except he gets back on the table using VideoGame/{{portal}}s.
* TimeBomb: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1414 Time Bomb]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1423 Blowing Out the Bomb]]. In both cases, we don't see the bomb, but the characters see the timer. In both cases, the bomb blows up!
* ToiletHumour: In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=894 Potty Humour]], the brown stuff in the toilet is a copy of Garfield's ''food'' from [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2004/ga040603.gif Garfield 2004-06-03]].
* TooDumbToLive: Well, at least Jon ''did'' learn [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1423 not to put out a bomb by blowing on it.]]
* TropeName: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=478 Garfield [something that sounds a bit like "minus"] Garfield]] does this to the meme; it features an "image related to [the] middle word of the title", and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=163 Meta-Garfield]] does it to Garfield as a whole, as does [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=713 Garfield Abridged]].
* UnsoundEffect: A strip which uses "Hammer" as an UnsoundEffect gets turned on its head in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=858 Garfield With Even More Inappropriate Sound Effect]].
* UrExample: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=179 Garfield Minas Garfield]] predates [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=268 Garfield Linus Garfield]] by about 4 months. The latter one definitely counts as the [[TropeMaker Meme Maker]] and the [[TropeMaker Meme Codifier]], though.
* VisualPun: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=679 Square Root of Minus Garfield]] is literally a square ''tree''-root of a color-inverted "minus" Garfield.
* WallOfText:
** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=484 Spoilerwarningfield]], where the TV recities Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s summary of ''Literature/MobyDick''.
** The comic and the annotation [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1546 here]] have one praising Garfield and [=SRoMG=], respectively.
* WaxingLyrical: Several strips engage in this. See the "Music" section of [[ShoutOut/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield this page]].
* WellExcuseMePrincess: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1038 Referenced.]]
* WereStillRelevantDammit[[invoked]]: Mentioned and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=346 iField]].
* YourHeadASplode: This happens to Garfield at the end of [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=739 Coffee!]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1469 NESField 3]], Garfield goes to a castle find frozen pudding pops only to find Jon has gotten there first.
* YourTelevisionHatesYou: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1099 This strip]], where Garfield watches TV and every show on is something that has been referenced at least once in an earlier [=SRoMG=] comic.
* YouTalkinToMe: [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=801 This strip]] [[ShownTheirWork accurately quotes the original film for once.]]
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