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YMMV: U.S. Acres
  • Adaptation Displacement: The U.S. Acres shorts on Garfield and Friends are far more well-known than the strip itself.
  • Base Breaker: Some fans like Comic Strip Dumb Bo more, cause they thought he was more funnier while others love the Cartoon 'Surfer' Bo more, because he had more depth and was more of a Genius Ditz than dumb.
  • Can't Un Hear It: In later strips, it seems Bo was written with the surfer accent he had on the show.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Comic strip version Wade Duck only existing as a senseless Chew Toy and getting hurt the most out of anybody "for the lulz". (he wasn't such a pointless Chew Toy in most of Garfield and Friends). It's much more funnier when Wade just gets scared.
  • Fanon: Many fans believe that U.S. Acres takes place in the same universe as Garfield, and that the farm is that of the Arbuckle family. This Garfield strip is particularly convincing evidence (Booker, Roy and Orson are present).
    • Plus two characters who look exactly like a miscolored Cody and Blue.
    • A book of some Garfield Christmas stories actually proved that U.S. Acres and Garfield do indeed live in the same world, though the farm on which Orson and the gang live is actually next door to the Arbuckle family's.
    • Also contributing to this is that the first part was canon in Garfield and Friends.
    • Plus Garfield had a cameo in the episode "Mystery Guest."
  • Genius Bonus: According to research from Yale University, people who have love-hate relationships is due to their poor self-esteem. Wade has poor self-esteem and he has a love-hate relationship with Roy! There are moments when Roy shows the esteem issue as well,( "Banana Nose" for example), it's just not as upfront or often as Wade.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Several moments in the strips have been made this due to various episodes of Garfield and Friends.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Orson had long, feminine eyelashes in the first half of the strip's run and Booker called him "Mom", due to the fact that he sat on Booker and Sheldon's eggs before they hatched.
  • The Woobie: It's hard not to feel sorry for Wade. It's like the universe is out to get him. In one strip, he is overjoyed when Bo offers to be his friend without the pranks, considering all the times he's been picked on.
    • The pranks aren't so bad in the cartoon version. At least Roy doesn't usually physically hurt Wade in the cartoon version. Lots of stuff in the comic book version are always out to hurt poor Wade! Roy's pranks at least in the cartoon version are nothing.

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