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YMMV: The Garfield Show
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The show's theme.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The episode "Ice Man" basically tells us that ugly people can only find love with other ugly people.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Hercules is a mean Chihuahua with a spiked collar who is one of the bully dogs in the neighborhood. Turns out he's just lonely and wants a friend, which is why he stole Pookie in one episode.
  • Replacement Scrappy: The show itself is this to Garfield and Friends to the fans of said show.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: In "Parrot Blues", Nermal breaks down in tears because Paxton called out on him for his conceit and told him that he was a sickening sight to those around him.
  • Tear Jerker: "Desperately Seeking Pookie". The scene where Hercules breaks down in tears when he has to part with Garfield's teddy bear. Even though he stole it, the scene is enough to qualify poor Hercules as a Jerkass Woobie and makes the viewer want to hug him. Luckily Garfield decides to Throw the Dog a Bone, and donates his numerous failed replacements for Pookie.
    • "Long Lost Lyman: Part Four", where Odie had to part ways with Jon and Garfield after reuniting with Lyman. The part where a downhearted Garfield reminisces the times he had with Odie really sells it. Thankfully, Lyman decides that Odie should live with Jon.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Compared to the older shows in the franchise, take your pick. Garfield moving his lips when he talks. Jon's Relationship Upgrade with Liz. The shift from traditional animation to 3D.
  • Uncanny Valley: Believe it or not, Garfield moving his lips when he talks is this for some fans, especially those who grew up watching Garfield and Friends. It's so unbelievably jarring.
  • What The Hell Casting Agency: This may take you by surprise, but Frank Welker performing Garfield didn't sit well with some fans. To quote The Rowdy Reviewer:
    The Rowdy Reviewer: "...no one can replace the late, great Lorezno Music. He was Garfield. But legendary voice talent Frank Welker? I must say that....I'm less than impressed. With him, it's all lethargy and no sarcasm, while Music always had the best mix of both."

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