Referenced By: Garfield
(This page counts for both the comic and the cartoons)
- De Kiekeboes:
- In Black-Out a plastic surgeon is such a comic book fan that the molds the faces of his clients into comic book characters, such as Garfield.
- One of the Take That variety occured in the The Simpsons comic book "Clown Therapy", where Krusty states he hangs up Garfield cartoons on his cubicle because he's not allowed to laugh in his workplace.
- In an issue of the IDW My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic, Celestia has an "I Hate Mondays" coffee mug.
- Bloom County had several references, some lighthearted, others not so much. The most notable one is the entire character of Bill the cat, who was introduced by Milo as their way of cashing in on Garfield.
- Dogbert showed Dilbert Garfield after the latter was accused of "petimony" for petting the neighbor's cat.
- This exchange:
Paige: I hate mondays.
Peter: That's Garfield's line.
Jason: Paige often confuses herself with other fat, hairy animals.
- Peter also had to dress up as Garfield at his movie theater for a week to promote the then-recent movie.
- This exchange:
- Several references in Mother Goose and Grimm:
- Including several confusions with James A. Garfield and a doctor turning into Garfield after giving Grimm a knock-out medicine.
- Possibly the best one of all, though, is a November 2013 arc where the characters have cosmetic surgery to become the Garfield characters and get a massive boost in popularity.
- Pearls Before Swine:
- At least one of the two authors running the Calvinverse love the series, and indeed it shows.
- In Can You Imagine That?, Tracer Bullet asks, among other things, "What do you know about the Klopman Diamond?" and "IS PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING FIXED?" (the latter being a reference to "All About Odie").
- Attack Of The Teacher Creature is inspired by a little known chapter book.
- Calvin's father runs over a cow during Calvin and Hobbes Get XTREME!, similar to Jon here◊.
- Calvin and Hobbes: The Series has several references:
- The opening references that of Garfield and Friends at the beginning, featuring Calvin tap dancing to a CD player (replacing the original's record player) and starting it.
- "The Black Turning Funnel, part 1" has a scene with dialogue taken exactly from this strip◊, just between Calvin and his mother.
- In "A Calvin and Hobbes Christmas", the line "FIVE BILLION PRESENTS!" (from Calvin's parody of "the 12 Days of Christmas") is from a 12 Days of Christmas feature that appears on the website during Christmas. Also, "Christmas is Here" from A Garfield Christmas is sung near the end.
- "So Long, Old Friend" and "Together Again", both from Here Comes Garfield play on the radio in "Tonsil Terror".
- The line "Oh no, a wrinkle! Oh no, a gray hair! OH NO, A WRINKLED GRAY HAIR!", from this strip◊, is used in "Gasping for Air".
- Socrates recites the cast of the comic, among other things, during his sleep talking in "It Will Build Character".
- Jack asks "I wonder if Charlie Brown could use a robot?" in "The Alien Huntress", referencing this strip◊.
- The titular duo watch Garfield and Friends on Cartoon Network in the beginning of "Dad".
- Pinkie Pie reads the comic in Rainbow in the Dark.
Films — Live-Action
- Most likely unintentional, but Fat Bastard's lament "I eat because I'm unhappy. I'm unhappy because I eat. it's a vicious cycle" in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is eerily similar to a late eighties Garfield in which he states the same thing, only there it was followed by "That took years to perfect!"
- Puss in Boots gives a dry "I hate mondays" after falling in his milk dish in Shrek II.
- In Smiley Face, Jane stares at a piece of corn in a frame and decides she'd frame a picture of lasagna because she loves it, and then decides to frame Garfield and eventually James A. Garfield as a subtle way of saying she loves lasagna.
- Ted features a scene where the titular character draws on a girl's naked chest to prove Garfield's eyes look like a pair of tits.
- In Wrongfully Accused, Laughra has a Garfield suction cup doll.
- According to Zombieland, Garfield is Bill Murray's only regret.
- The Big Bang Theory:
- In the episode "The Wheaton Reoccurrence", Sheldon gives Amy ice cream for being upset due to studying Cathy. He then states "If you were a cat, I would have bought you a lasagna."
- In "The Raiders Minimization", Sheldon is looking for flaws in Amy's favorite newspaper comics to get back at her for pointing out one in Raiders of the Lost Ark. He attempts to find one in Garfield, but finds the comic too funny and gives up. Near the end, he finally finds one: Garfield has no reason to hate Mondays, since he is a cat and has no job.
- In the pilot of Crash and Bernstien Crash attempts to send Amanda away in a crate marked "Dubai", a la Garfield attempting to send Nermal to Abu Duabi.
- In Married... with Children, Kelly is a fan of Garfield.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000:
- Caroline in the City:
- The pilot has Del lamenting eating Cap'n Crunch and watching Garfield on Saturday mornings.
- Another episode mentions having a Saturday morning show like Garfield.
- One Saturday Night Live episode mentioned the (thankfully) fake "Garfield 3" in an Access Hollywood spoof.
- A 2009 episode of The Daily Show has Jon Stewart comment on the small controversy caused by an Obama speech preempting A Charlie Brown Christmas, with some politicians saying he did it on purpose because he's Muslim. saying that soon, Obama would push for networks to air A Garfield Ramadan
- In the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode "Full Boyle", Jake describes Canada as being "the Odie to America's Garfield".
- A Dummied Out scene from Portal 2 involves GLaDOS reading the comic (although it isn't mentioned by name), which she hates and rewrites.
- Kingdom of Loathing has a few referenced:
"Oh, man. If somebody ever finally broke down and strangled Garfield, and he somehow made it to Heaven, this is what he'd find there waiting for him. Well, this and maybe a suit made of Odie's skin."
- The fishy fish lasagna is given the following description:
This potion is made from the squeezings (best not to inquire further) of the mythical field gar. Field gar are recognizable in the wild by their sluggish, obese, orange bodies, and their ravenous appetite for lasagna (a strange evolutionary quirk, since lasagna doesn't naturally occur in their habitat).
- The steel lasagna item (don't ask), upon consumption, mentions that the player character feels "somewhat like robo-Garfield".
- Likewise, eating a skewered cat appendix gives you a craving for lasagna.
- The funny paper hat describes several classic comic strips, one of which being a "schizophrenic loner who can hear his cat's thoughts". (This might be an allusion to Garfield Minus Garfield as well.)
- One choice adventure has the Cheshire Cat mentioning his love of lasagna and hatred of Mondays, despite not having a job.
- The potion of the field gar. Need I say more?
Biologists who have intensely studied the field gar claim they can hear the gar speaking to them telepathically, but that's probably flashbacks from their wild toad-licking days.
- Brawl in the Family features a parody in which Dedede as Jon complains that Kirby as Garfield ate Odie.
- NSFW Comix had a "Guest Strip" by Jim Davis in which Cuthwald as Garfield masturbates and ejaculates on Jon's lasagna.
- xkcd has this infamous strip:
Garfield: The world is burning. Run.
- Yet another Take That (as you might have guessed by now, it's quite a popular comic for potshots), courtesy of Two Lumps.
- Obviously, Square Root of Minus Garfield is an entire comic full of Garfield references. They've also referenced Garfield and Friends three times:
- #860 takes screenshots from the quickie of Garfield replacing the phone with a banana from the episode "The Mail Animal/Peanut-Brained Rooster/Mummy Dearest", and recaptions them with the original text as a Recursive Adaptation In the Style of... photonovels.
- #1241 edits a strip about ants to have them sing the ant song from "The Picnic Panic".
- #1473, an otherwise unrelated strip, is entitled "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 Creature That Lived in the Refrigerator, Behind the Mayonaise, Next to the Ketchup, and to the Left of the Coleslaw".
- In the Homestar Runner Halloween Special "Homestarloween Party", The Cheat dresses up as Garfield and holds Pooky.
- Sherlock, the blue cross between a helicopter and cow of "Sweet Cuppin Cakes", trying to catch a worm all the time could be referring to the U.S. Acres bits on Garfield and Friends, specifically the pursuit between Booker and the worms.
- In The Nostalgia Critic's review of Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, which featured Garfield, he uses a clip from A Garfield Christmas of Garfield stating "Bizzare."
- He also called the monster in My Pet Monster "a radioactive Garfield".
- Upon getting fed up with the lazy song lyrics in The Thief and the Cobbler, he declares "It's like Homer Simpson, Al Bundy, Snoopy, and Garfield procrastinated and came up with these lyrics!"
- In the episode about The Disney Afternoon, while discussing Adventures of the Gummi Bears, he lampshades that Tummi Gummi was voiced by Lorenzo Music by saying it sounds like he ate Garfield.
- In SWAG.MOV, Spike responds to the tidal wave of Discord's blood with a dry "I hate mondays.".
- A plush Garfield is a recurring character (part of the "Ninja Cats") in TV Trash.
- When Todd in the Shadows and Pushing Up Roses teamed up to let's play Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise Todd reacts to a living dish on the fridge with "a creature living in the refrigerator, behind the mayonnaise, next to the ketchup, and to the left of the cole slaw".
- Robot Chicken referenced it four times. The first has Heathcliff taking him to "Cat Court" for debuting five years later than him, the second features Brecklin Meyer complaining and ending it with "I was in Garfield...", the third (which has Brecklin Meyer as Jon) has Liz announcing Garfield has type two diabetes from too much lasagna which he promptly dies from, causing Jon to get a second one who prefers normal cat food over spaghetti and meatballs and the fourth has Garfield as a contestant on The Fattest Fat Loser.
- The Golf Jam sketch has Tiger Woods mistaking Heathcliff for Garfield.
- MAD also references it, most notably in the skit "Garfield of Dreams" where he gets Seth Mac Farlane to reintroduce newspaper comic characters (which has Frank Welker voicing him.)
- The opening of the first Treehouse of Horror in The Simpsons has a tombstone of Garfield.
Luigi: You eat it all up just like the cat in the-a funny papers...who's not so-a funny.
- In "Old Yeller-Belly", Luigi makes Snowball II lasagna as a reward for a daring escape.
- In "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and her Homer", Millhouse offers Fat Tony a Garfield binder or one of Love Is.... He picks the former, as "He hates Mondays. We can all relate."
- In "Homerland", Lisa gets caught spying on Homer and pretends to be a cat. Homer then tests if she's a cat by asking her if she hates Mondays (like Garfield) and likes lasagna (like him).
- In "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming", an officer says they'll find Sideshow Bob as fast as Garfield finds lasagna.
- In the South Park episode "Eek, a Penis!" Cartman goes to teach at Jim Davis High School, paralleling Garfield High School from Stand and Deliver, which the episode is a Whole Plot Reference to.
- The Mr. Bogus episode "Hipster Tripster" has a scene involving the titular character rolling down a cliff similar to one in Garfield in the Rough
- Stewie reads Garfield at Large, the first collection, to Chris and Meg in the Family Guy episode "North by North Quahog", and mentions Nermal (although he didn't debut until Bigger Than Life).
- In the American Dad! episode "The American Dad After School Special", Hayley says that fat people stimulate the economy with their purchases of Garfield books and Haagen-Dazs.
- In "100 A.D.", Roger hallucinates while on Turkish amphetamines and sees Klaus as Garfield.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Test Stress", a brief shot of a parody named Garfunkel is seen.
- In the Futurama episode "The Tip of the Zoidberg", Fry is infected with "Garfield syndrome", causing his skin to turn orange with black stripes.
- In "Leela's Homeworld", a balloon head of Jon is seen in the giant balloon float formation.
- The Rick and Morty episode "Rixty Minutes" has Rick and Morty watching an alternate-reality version of Garfield called Gazorpazorpfield. They then comment that Lorenzo Music is still alive in that reality.