YMMV / Garfield Specials

  • Awesome Music: "Camping Is My Life" from Garfield in the Rough. Who knew Jon had such a good singing voice?
    • Pretty much the entire soundtrack for Here Comes Garfield, but especially "Long About Midnight".
    • "Well he's a fat cat, a cool cat, nobodies fool cat but look out cuz here comes Garfield..."
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In Garfield on the Town, when Jon calls Liz out of concern for Garfield being missing and potentially getting injured somehow, Liz's only response is to say in an annoyed tone "Well, in that case, you don't need a pet hospital. You want a tow truck!" and hang up on Jon. Even if Jon does annoy her with his flirting (which he doesn't do once in this scene, by the way), you'd think a veterinarian would be more concerned about an animal being missing and possibly hurt.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This comment about the panther in Garfield in the Rough:
    Its menacing eyes stare into your soul!
  • Memetic Mutation: Jon's disco dance from Garfield Gets A Life has recently become quite popular thanks to the recognizable character, silly dance and surprisingly fluid animation.
  • Mondegreen: On two separate occasions in the Halloween Special, Garfield sound like he's shouting "Run! Fuck it!" He was probably actually screaming either "Rust bucket" or "Run! Book it!"
  • Most Annoying Sound: In Garfield in The Rough, Garfield and Odie are running through the forest. You can hear someone repeatedly saying "I'm afraid", and as times goes on, the voice says this on and on and on and on.....
    '''Run, run... Run, run... Run, run... (I'm afraid) Run, run... (I'm afraid) Run, run.... (I'm afraid) Run, run... (I'm afraid) RUNRUNI'MAFRAIDRUNRUNI'MAFRAIDRUNRUNI'MAFRAIDRUNRUNI'MAFRAID!!!!
  • Narm: The look on Garfield's face after Odie is dragged away. It doesn't look like a facial expression you'd have after your best friend is taken away to be killed. It looks more like an expression you'd make during a staring contest. Still doesn't help the song that comes after it, however.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Binky the Clown's debut in Garfield's Halloween Adventure. It only lasts a minute, but it's the funniest minute in the entire special.
  • Painful Rhyme: Garfield Goes Hollywood egregiously rhymed "Hills" and "Girls".
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: The aforementioned incident in Garfield on the Town sees Liz as this.