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Recap / Garfield And Friends S 3 E 02

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While watching a television broadcast of a spaceship that is about to land on the moon, Odie notices that the first space cat looks like Garfield, which leads Garfield to tell him of his great-uncle Buchanan, the first cat in space. However, while claims he was a heroic cat, it turns out that Buchanan is a coward who refuses to get on the spaceship. During launch time, Buchanan escapes but accidentally ends up inside the space shuttle while pressing the launch button (wrongly assuming it is the 'lunch' button), sending the cat into space. Odie doesn't believe Garfield until they see the moon landing, where a group of astronauts are greeted by Buchanan and an alien waiting for their pizza.

Cock-A-Doodle Duel

When a rooster named Plato moves to the farm, Roy is astonished, because all of the chickens are now in love with Plato. Roy decides to move away. Orson is sure that Plato will do a fine job, but when the weasel comes to steal some chickens, Plato doesn't protect them.

Cinderella Cat

After a failed attempt on stealing food from a lasagna vendor, Garfield discovers a lost copy of "Cinderella" in the park. Once he finishes stealing ice-cream, Garfield encounters a Fairy Godfather and is given three wishes. His first wish is to have lasagna but unfortunately, before he can take a bite, the vendor snatches it calling Garfield a thief. Anger, Garfield yells at the Godfather for stealing it, but soon Garfield asks for money and the Godfather gives him a sack of money as Garfield's second wish. But once Garfield decides to put the money in the bank, the police arrest him for stealing the same amount of money from the bank he just tried to deposit.

Luckily he's set free since he returned the money. Furious, Garfield tells the Godfather to go away but is threatened into making his last wish. Just then Garfield has an idea and whispers his wish to him; shocking the Godfather. Reluctantly he brings out the Fairy Godmother or his wife. His wife isn't too happy and drags him away while Garfield decides to return the book to it's rightful owner since it has an address on it. The owner's mom thanks Garfield for returning it and rewards him with lasagna. Garfield comment is "What do you know? A Happy Ending indeed!"


Astrocat contains examples of:

  • Brick Joke: After he is launched into space, Buchanan sends a message askng for a pizza. When astronauts arrive on the moon at the end of the episode, he asks them where the pizza is.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Buchanan sure looks a lot like Garfield

Cock-A-Doodle Duel contains examples of:

  • Ascended Extra: Plato had a minor cameo in the prior US Acres cartoon ("The Bunny Rabbits Is Coming"). He's the main antagonist in this cartoon.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Roy's pathetic attempts at one-upping Plato before The Weasel appears.
  • Brutal Honesty: Wade says he wants Plato to stay because he likes having someone who is more cowardly than him.
  • Dirty Coward: What Plato is revealed to be after the weasel steals the chickens.
  • Elvis Impersonator: Roy in his "King Of The Barnyard" song.
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  • Fall From Grace: Plato goes from being a total chick magnet to a public disgrace, after failing to take care of The Weasel.
  • Smug Snake: Plato. He rudely dismisses Roy and immediately woos the ladies with his charming and sophisticated persona. He gets his come-uppance at the end.
  • Stealth Insult: Wade delivers a pretty devastating one to Plato after Roy gains favor with the chickens for scaring away The Weasel:
    Plato (now rejected by the chickens): Well, I guess I'm not needed here.
    Wade: Wait! I need you!
    Plato (hopeful): Ah, you need my suave, classy style?
    Plato looks at the camera with a mix of confusion and humiliation.


Cinderella Cat contains examples of:

  • And Your Reward Is Edible: Garfield gets a lasagna for returning the book to the girl's mother.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Garfield, then the Fairy Godfather suffer this:
    • Garfield wished for lasagna, and the Fairy Godfather gave him stolen lasagna. Then Garfield wishes for money without thinking the Fairy Godfather might just steal it again, so this time the Godfather gives him a stolen bag from the bank containing $43,511.37. Garfield gets a short time in jail.
    • The Fairy Godfather pestered Garfield into making one third, final wish even though at this point Garfield angrily tried ignoring or shooing him away for making horrible, backfiring wishes. As the Fairy Godfather still wouldn't leave, Garfield wished for the Godfather's overbearing demanding wife to appear and make him disappear.
  • Given Name Reveal: At the end it's revealed the Fairy Godfather's real name is Herbert. And his wife's name is Abigail.
  • Henpecked Husband: The Fairy Godfather turns out to be this to the Godmother, as she bosses him around into doing laborious chores around the house. This is essentially how Garfield gets rid of his good-for-nothing godfather.
  • Jackass Genie: The Fairy Godfather.
  • Shout-Out: The Fairy Godfather is a visible re-drawing of Marlon Brando's character from The Godfather as a cat complete with the nasal voice. At one point he tells Garfield, "I'm going to make you an offer you can't refuse."


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