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Title: Garfield & Friends
Start - end: 1988 - 1994
Studio: Film Roman
Official site:  Garfield & Friends official site

Garfield & Friends show information

Based on the highly popular comic strip by Jim Davis, Garfield and Friends was considered the best long-running cartoon on CBS. This Saturday morning series featured the adventures of that lovable, hungry fat cat Garfield, his yellow dog friend Odie, and their cartoonist bachelor master Jon Arbuckle. Garfield cartoons shared the spot with a new cartoon series created for this series called U.S. Acres (also based on a comic strip by Jim Davis). U.S. Acres was a cartoon about a group of barnyard animals who run a farm. The leader was Orson Pig, the bookish and perceptive pig. His friends had many different qualities: Wade Duck was the scaredy-cat duck who runs away from everything, no kidding; Booker was a crafty little chick whose main goal was to chase a worm, and his brother Sheldon was nothing more than an egg with two legs sticking out; Roy Rooster was the practical joking rooster who puts everyone in trouble with his jokes; and two sheep, Bo and Lanolin, were always bickering with each other about nearly everything. Bo being a nice guy and Lanolin a cruel girl. Each episode, they had to protect the farm from Orson's big bad brothers and a crafty weasel. Before this series, Garfield cartoons were shown as yearly specials on CBS, and the specials were so great that CBS decided to turn Garfield into a cartoon series. In the first season, each 30-minute episode was packed with three 8-minute shorts, two Garfield shorts and one U.S. Acres short. In the second season, Garfield and Friends expanded to an hour, consisting of four Garfield cartoons and two U.S. Acres cartoons. It remained at this format until the show ended in 1994.

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Garfield & Friends cartoon characters

Regular characters

Jon Arbuckle.Garfield: A fat, lazy tabby cat (once described in the comic strip by his owner Jon as "an orange meatball with stripes") who wants nothing more out of life than to eat and sleep. Enjoys tormenting Odie and likes trying to mail Nermal to Abu Dhabi. He made a small handful of appearances on U.S. Acres (once wearing nothing but a black mask over his eyes as his "disguise"), but was more often seen in the form of various Garfield merchandise the characters appeared to own. Deep down, Garfield loves Jon and Odie, and is jealous of Odie and Nermal because he doesn't like to share Jon with anybody else. Garfield hates going to the vet.

Odie: A beagle who used to belong to Jon's former roommate Lyman (who never appeared on the show, but was a character who appeared in the earliest comic strips). Is often kicked off the kitchen table by Garfield. Looks incredibly stupid and gullible, but is actually much more cunning and smart than he lets on. Odie is the only animal character who doesn't communicate with any form of dialogue, solely communicating with body language and his enthusiastic barking and other dog sound effects.

Jon Arbuckle: Garfield's owner, a bachelor cartoonist who has poor luck with women and a somewhat nerdy demeanor. He is often annoyed by some of Garfield's antics, and also has an unrequited love for Dr. Liz. Whenever Garfield gets in trouble, Jon will punish him by taking him to the vet. Jon also has a mission set before him: get Garfield to do the right thing. Jon occasionally forces Garfield to hunt and catch mice, which is always unsuccessful due to Garfield's general liking of the mice in the house. Jon constantly forces Garfield to go on a diet. It is possible that Jon loves Odie more than Garfield.

Pooky: Garfield's teddy bear and sleeping companion. Found in a drawer, he has been Garfield's only toy. Garfield adopted his alter ego "The Caped Avenger" after temporarily losing Pooky.

Garfield & Friends episode guide

39 I Like Having You Around
38 Sales Resistance
37 Forget Me Not
36 Shy Fly Guy
35 Green Thumbs Down
34 Caped Avenger
33 National Tapioca Pudding Day
32 All About Odie
31 Best of Breed
30 Short Story
29 Monday Misery
28 Magic Mutt
27 Keeping Cool
26 Don't Move!
25 The Binky Show
24 Return of Power
23 Fair Exchange
22 Cabin Fever
21 The Worm Turns
20 Good Cat, Bad Cat
19 Weighty Problem
18 The Bad Sport
17 Up a Tree
16 Identity Crisis
15 Wade: You're Afraid
14 Good Mousekeeping
13 Garfield's Moving Experience
12 Shell Shocked Sheldon
11 Nothing to Sneeze At
10 Fraidy Cat
9 Banana Nose
8 Ode to Odie
7 Nighty Nightmare
6 Unidentified Flying Orson
5 School Daze
4 Box O'Fun
3 Wanted: Wade
2 Garfield Goes Hawaiian
1 Peace & Quiet

Garfield & Friends lyrics

TV Theme Lyrics! (from Seasons 1-2):

Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends
Friends Are There
To Help You Get Started, To Give You A Push On Your Way
Friends Are There
To Turn You Around, Get Your Feet On The Ground For A Brand New Day
They'll Pick You Up When You're Down
Help You Swallow Your Pride When Something Inside's Got To Break On Through To The Other Side
Friends Are Someone You Can Open Up To
When You Feel Like You're Ready To Flip
When You Got The World On Your Shoulders
Friends Are There To Give You A Tip
Friends Are There When You Need Them
Their Even There When You Don't
For A Walk In The Park, For A Shot In The Dark
Friends Are There
(garfield) I Don't Care
But Friends Will Care For You-u-u-u-u-u-u!
(different dialogue for each show)

TV Theme Lyrics! (effective from Season 3-7):

Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends
We're (We're) ready (ready) to (to) party! (let's go!) We're ready to party, we're ready! I hope you bring lot's of spaghetti! (don't forget)
Come on in , come to the place where fun never ends! Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and friends! Dancing , Fiesta! , Romancing, Siesta! , Samba , La Bamba, Eye Carumba! Disguises (Disguises) Surprises (Surprises) and pies of,(and pies of) All sizes! Come on in, come to the place where fun never ends. Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and Friends! Garfield and friends!

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