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  • Adaptation Displacement: The U.S. Acres shorts on Garfield and Friends are far more well-known than the strip itself.
  • Broken Base: Some fans like the comic strip's dumb Bo more because they thought he was funnier while others love the cartoon's "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.
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  • Designated Monkey: 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 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 discolored 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."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Several moments in the strips have been made this due to various episodes of Garfield and Friends.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Roy may be a mean and sadistic prankster but with all the abuse he goes through even when he doesn't deserve it, you can feel sorry for him.
  • Starboarding: Sheldon was hinted to like Blue, but she was removed from the comic before any sort of developments could occur.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Before you got to see all the strips of the comic, if you're more familiar with the cartoon version and seen this strip, (partially if you first saw it in platypuscomix page) you would've thought they made an arc about Roy and Wade's friendship, and developing a closer relationship (it would've been much more interesting, then running gag signs). But no, nada. Nothing becomes of it beyond that strip. At least they didn't waste it in the cartoon.
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  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Roy is usually a jerk and always gets what he deserves but sometimes his "karma" goes too far or not having even done anything in the first place and you can feel sympathy for him.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Lanolin, we're supposed to root for her whenever Roy bothers her intentionally and he usually does, but sometimes goes too far with her retribution and even instigates the conflicts between her and Roy in the first place.
    • And this doesn't mean that she isn't a bully to her brother Bo and the other farm animals as well.
  • 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. This was to represent that Orson was a piglet, like how Nermal has eyelashes to look like a kitten.
    • Bo is mistaken for female by GoComics readers, even though it's obvious he looks like a guy, especially compared to his sister.

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