Fridge / Garfield and Friends

Fridge Logic
  • In "Hamelot" the farm gang were wearing swimsuits to take a shower. It would've been understandable if they were wearing swimsuits just for show and to go swimming. But wearing swimsuits to take a shower, when you need your clothes off anyway?
    • Maybe it hasn't occurred to them that they're all naked anyway.
  • Since when did Jon had a niece (from "Suburban Jungle")? He has one sibling and he's not married. Maybe Doc Boy adopted her?
    • He was also once going to mail a stuffed cat to his cousin. Perhaps it's one generation back - either his mom or dad had siblings and thats where these relatives are coming from.
    • Have any of you considered that Shannon's mom dumped Doc Boy?
  • Roy's the only rooster on the farm and makes a point of driving off anyone who tries to take his job. Does that mean Booker and Sheldon are his children...?
  • How can the Buddy Bears talk with humans (meaning with their mouths), while Garfield and the other animals can't? Furthermore, how can they communicate with humans and animals (like Garfield in "Binky Gets Cancelled... AGAIN!")

Fridge Horror
  • In "An Egg-Citing Story", they shown a flashback of Sheldon saving Booker and three other chicks from the weasel. This was the only time we ever saw other chicks besides Booker and Sheldon living in the same farm and we never see them again....What happened?!....Did the weasel (or the fox) successfully catch and eat the three chicks?!
    • Maybe they live with Roy's niece?
  • Played for laughs in-universe an episode of Orson's Farm titled "The Secrets Of The Animated Cartoon," in which Orson explains different cartoon tropes. The example given for the "extreme delayed reaction take" is Booker telling Bo that Earth is being invaded by aliens disguised as bottles of dishwashing liquid. No reaction. Months pass. Then, one snowy day the following winter, Bo suddenly stops dead and says, "Dishwashing liquid?! Aw no, man!" and flees in terror.
  • In "Fair Exchange", after Jon and Garfield have an argument they both go to bed and dream about switching places. Most of the cartoon is Garfield learning how hard Jon has it and Jon (as Garfield) goofing off, but towards the end after Garfield wakes up, Jon is shows pleading not to be taken to the vet, promising to be a "good cat", at first it seems like nothing, then you realize Jon was talking about being taken to the vet to be put down. Yeowch! That's some dark humor for a cartoon aimed mostly at kids.
  • A LITERAL version of this trope in one of Garfield's Tales Of Scary Stuff involves one of Jon's recipes coming to life. At the end baking soda defeats the monster. A mostly silly episodes, but what happened to the little girl at the end that didn't have baking soda? Most characters in Garfield's universe aren't as equipped to fight monsters as Garfield, Odie, and Jon are.
  • In one episode, Garfield uses a wishing well (that turns out to be a reality-warping alien) to eliminate Mondays from existence. The wish comes true, and Mondays are erased—but the implications, as hinted at in the episode, are truly terrifying. The U.S. education system grinds to a halt—since children start the school week on Mondays, their parents can't send them back to learn; any location that has trash pick-up on Monday can no longer have it, leading to massive piles of garbage spilling into the streets (which is a breeding ground for germs and disease); and whole types of businesses, such as gyms that offer "seven-day reducing plans" or movie theatres that change films on Mondays, have to close. Thankfully, Garfield undoes it—but not before the wishing well does even more damage to reality by eradicating "Thursdays, the state of Wisconsin, the entire month of August, chocolate candy, and everyone on the planet named Bob." It's all Played for Laughs, of course, but imagine what would happen if this really occurred...
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