Garfield and Friends

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  • TV-G
  • 1988
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.2  (13,157)

Garfield and Friends is an animated television series that aired on CBS from 1988 to 1995. Based on the popular comic strip by Jim Davis, the show featured the adventures of the lazy orange tabby cat Garfield, his owner Jon Arbuckle, and his dog pal Odie. The show was a mix of various segments, each with different characters and storylines.

The show's main segment, Garfield, was based on the comic strip and starred Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield. Garfield was a fat, lazy, and sarcastic cat who loved to eat lasagna and nap all day. His owner, Jon Arbuckle, was voiced by Thom Huge and was a nerdy and sometimes clueless human who worked as a cartoonist. Jon was a lovable character who was always trying to win over his crush, the veterinarian Dr. Liz Wilson.

Odie, the lovable dog, was voiced by Gregg Berger and was Garfield's loyal friend. Odie was portrayed as a lovable and simple-minded dog who was always eager to please. The dynamic between Garfield and Odie was one of the highlights of the show, with Garfield often teasing and playing pranks on Odie.

The show also featured various other segments, including U.S. Acres, a farm-based segment that starred a group of animals, including Orson Pig, Roy Rooster, Wade Duck, Sheldon and Booker. Orson was the main character of the segment, and his adventures often involved his attempts to keep the other animals in check on the farm.

The final segment was the "Garfield Quickies," which were short, one-minute animations that featured Garfield in various humorous situations.

One of the unique features of the show was how it blended humor for both kids and adults. While the show was marketed towards children, there were various adult humor and references throughout the show that would go over the heads of most kids. This helped make the show popular with audiences of all ages.

The show was also known for its memorable theme song, which was catchy and upbeat. The animation style was simple yet effective, and the characters were expressive and easy to relate to. The show also had a great sense of humor and was cleverly written, with plenty of references to pop culture and satire.

Although the show ended in 1995, it remains popular to this day, with reruns still airing on various channels. Garfield and Friends is considered a classic of children's television and remains beloved by fans of all ages. Its influence can be seen in various pop culture references and parodies, and the lovable characters continue to bring joy to audiences around the world.

Overall, Garfield and Friends was a fantastic show that blended humor, heart, and nostalgia to create a timeless classic that continues to entertain audiences to this day. Whether you watched it as a child or discovered it later in life, Garfield and Friends is a beloved classic that will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Garfield and Friends is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (263 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1988.

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Here Comes Garfield
10. Here Comes Garfield
January 1, 1994
He has been called by one critic "both thorny and funny, a rogue who somehow never crosses the line into villainy." The rotund and acerbic Garfield the cat lives up to that billing in the tuneful cartoon. As the story opens, Garfield and his pintsized - and dimwitted playmate, Odie the mutt, are about to play havoc with a nasty neighbor. Unfortunately, their friskiness lands Odie in the city pound. And that leaves it up to a rueful Garfield - turned even fatter and sassier by midnight snacking on his favorite food (lasagna) - to break into the dog pound and break Odie out.
Garfield's Thanksgiving
9. Garfield's Thanksgiving
January 1, 1994
On Thanksgiving, according to Garfield, people "celebrate food by eating as much of it as possible. It's a tradition, I love tradition." But that tradition is history following a checkup from veterinarian Liz Wilson, a sassy lady who's also the new heartthrob of Garfield's owner, Jon. The bad news for Garfield: he must go on a diet. The good news for Jon: Liz agrees to come to his house for Thanksgiving. Come the holiday, Jon is in high spirits, busily readying for his dinner guest. Garfield, however, is in the doldrums. He's facing a half of a leaf of lettuce for breakfast, contending with the goofy pooch Odie as his diet monitor and feuding with a talking scale that reads his weight and calls him Orson Welles. Co written by "Garfield" creator Jim Davis. Lou Rawls and Desiree Goyette sing the musical numbers.
Garfield's Halloween Adventure
8. Garfield's Halloween Adventure
January 1, 1994
"Garfield's Halloween Adventure" finds the feisty feline and his pal Odie dressed as pirates out to pillage a village and return with bagsful of candy. Instead, the two get shipwrecked, then discover a haunted house inhabited by treasure hunting pirates who've returned from the grave. Lou Rawls sings "This Is The Night" and "Scaredy Cat."
Garfield's Feline Fantasies
7. Garfield's Feline Fantasies
January 1, 1994
"The world is filled with excitement," Garfield tells Odie. "If you just use your imagination, you don't even have to go find it. It'll find you." And so it does, beginning with Garfield's dream that he's a submarine commander in combat, and continuing with reveries about a Wild West showdown and airborne heroics. But Garfield's most elaborate fantasy is a spoof that melds "The Maltese Falcon" with an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones. In this daydream, Garfield imagines that he's Lance Sterling, a droll soldier of fortune accompanied by his faithful associate Slobber Joe (Odie) on a Middle East mission. Their assignment: recover the stolen Banana of Bombay, the source of the old banana peel sight gag and therefore "the symbol of humor to nations around the world." Story by "Garfield" creator Jim Davis. Voices...Garfield: Lorenzo Music; Jon: Thom Huge; Fat Guy/Rameet: Frank Welker; Nadia: Julie Payne; Odie/Waiter: Gregg Berger. Music by David Benoit and Desiree Goyette.
Garfield On The Town
6. Garfield On The Town
January 1, 1994
In this animated show, Jim Davis' feisty feline is on his own after slipping out of the car on a trip to the vet. Forced to scrounge for food, Garfield has a run-in with the mean Ali Cat and his gang, and is later reunited with his long lost mother. Music performed by Lou Rawls and Desiree Goyette.
Garfield In The Rough
5. Garfield In The Rough
January 1, 1994
This animated show features a camping adventure in the forest primeval with the rotund and acerbic Garfield the cat. Packing for a vacation, Garfield is appalled to discover his destination: he's getting back to nature with his owner Jon and his playmate, Odie the mutt. Of course, Garfield isn't in for much fun - the forest rangers insult him; the tent doesn't fit him; Odie dunks him in the lake; and, to top it all, a vicious panther is on the loose - and may be stalking him.
Garfield In Paradise
4. Garfield In Paradise
January 1, 1994
"Garfield in Paradise" finds the cool cat, his owner Jon, and Odie the dog vacationing on a tropical island along with the High Rama Lama of rock and roll (voice of Wolfman Jack), a princess and her cat - and a rumbling volcano.
Garfield Goes Hollywood
3. Garfield Goes Hollywood
January 1, 1994
Garfield, Odie and Jon have stars in their eyes: they're auditioning for the TV talent show "Pet Search" as '50's rockers Johnny bop and the Two Steps and, if they win, they'll get $1000 and a shot at the national finals in Hollywood. Created and written by Jim Davis. Music by Ed Bogas and Desiree Goyette, performed by Lou Rawls, Lorenzo Music.
Garfield Gets A Life
2. Garfield Gets A Life
January 1, 1994
In this all new prime time special, Garfield, Odie and Jon realize that their lives lack excitement and they're determined to remedy the situation. Join them as they explore everything from discos and dating services to "makeover" clinics.
Garfield Babes And Bullets
1. Garfield Babes And Bullets
January 1, 1994
Garfield encounters crime, passion and suspense as he becomes embroiled in a murder mystery in this ½ hour special. A parody of film noir mysteries, "Garfield's Babes & Bullets" gives our feline the chance to play hero as he imagines himself as Sam Spayed, an ace detective who's been chosen by the mysterious Tanya to find her husband's murderer. Shown in black and white, the show is written by Jim Davis, based on a story by Ron Tuthill, and features the voice of Lorenzo Music (Garfield) and original music by Desiree Goyette and Ed Bogas.
Where to Watch Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Garfield and Friends on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1988
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (13,157)