- Contest Winner Cameo: The contest instigated here◊, and the winning submission was "Max, the Skateboarding Bird". He only lasted one week, but he seemed to be intended as a recurring character◊.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Before the official Garfield website reran the comic, the majority of the strips were archived here, courtesy of Platypus Comix. Now it's only good for the original version◊ of the October 13, 1986 strip, the covers to the collections and the final few Sunday strips, which Paws has declined to republish.
- So My Kids Can Watch: According to this interview, Jim Davis created the comic for his son so that he could write a kid-friendly comic strip for him.
- What Could Have Been: There were two characters named Chuck the calf and Jodie the horse◊ that were marketed but dropped from the strip before it started. Nothing is known about their personalities or why they never appeared. Both Chuck and Jodie (albeit with the former character being recolored black) appeared in the banner of the Garfield August 7, 2016 strip.
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